Maintenance Assistant

Haven Nursing Center - Columbia, LA

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Position Description


The Maintenance Assistant performs various duties to maintain a clean and safe environment for residents, staff and visitors.

Maintenance services are provided in accordance with nursing home policies and procedures and in compliance with state and federal laws and regulations to enhance resident comfort and enhance the quality of life.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Conduct scheduled maintenance throughout physical plant and equipment.

Maintain and test the emergency power system to ensure availability of power to entrances, exits fire detection alarms and extinguishing equipment, and life support system in the event of an interruption of electrical supplies.

Maintain essential equipment (e.g., boiler room equipment, nursing unit medication room refrigerators, kitchen refrigerator/freezer, and laundry equipment) in operating condition.

Test facility hot water system on a regular basis to evaluate water temperatures in essential locations of facility.

Monitors for the acceptable range of temperatures and immediately starts repairs to eliminate hazards for facility residents, staff and others.

Inspect, test and maintain resent call system to ensure a functioning communication system from rooms, toilets and bathing facilities.

Other duties as assigned.

The Maintenance Assistant must have:

High school diploma or equivalent preferred

Minimum of one year of physical plant and equipment experience in an institutional environment.

Vocational training in skilled trade or other relevant training preferred.

Experience in electrical, plumbing, painting, carpentry and AC repairs etc.

Experience with general up keep of commercial building.

A valid driver license with a good driving record.

Type: Full-time