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Entry Level Building and Grounds Maintenance

Company: Methodist Children's Home Society
Location: Redford
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:


The Entry Level Maintenance position works closely with senior maintenance staff to perform minor repairs and maintenance of buildings, equipment, and grounds. This position also provides custodial responsibilities and maintains the cleanliness of all buildings.


  • Perform light maintenance and repair to plumbing and sewer systems, as well as repairs to appliances.
  • Service and repair agency motorized vehicles.
  • Maintain maintenance records and prepares reports.
  • Perform carpentry tasks to repair and maintain buildings, including painting interior and exterior surfaces.
  • Operate and repair power driven, electro-mechanical and hand driven equipment to maintain buildings, grounds, and equipment.
  • Perform landscaping duties including mowing, trimming, edging, and removing trees.
  • Maintain the security of buildings, vehicles, and grounds.
  • Set up chairs and tables for meetings and other functions.
  • Repair, build and move furniture in offices and cottages.
  • Oversee the cleanliness of campus and buildings by picking up trash, emptying trash cans, dusting, sweeping, mopping, cleaning windows and bathrooms, etc.
  • Perform snow removal operations in order to ensure safe walkways and roads.
  • Assist co-workers on special tasks.
  • Demonstrate commitment to the social sector with a passion for MCHSs mission and vision.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


Education and Experience:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent required.
  • Maintain a valid drivers license and driving record that is acceptable and meets requirements of the agencys insurance carrier.
  • Must meet the States Moral Character standard.

Knowledge Requirements:

  • Basic vehicle maintenance including but not limited to checking fluids, filling tires, and fueling.
  • Basic knowledge of hand and power tools.

Skills and Abilities Needed:

  • Complete assigned tasks in an efficient and effective manner.
  • Desire to work as a team.
  • Desire to learn about the maintenance field.
  • Perform physically active work requiring frequent standing, reaching, walking, bending, shoveling, pulling, pushing, climbing and lifting in order to perform various cleaning and set-up tasks. 
  • Push/pull weight of up to 150 pounds and lift weight of up to 75 pounds.
  • Adhere to all applicable safety and health policies and procedures.
  • Work flexible hours, when needed, which may include some evenings and weekends.
  • Aptitude for mechanics and maintenance.


The work environment described here is representative of that which an employee will typically encounter during a normal shift.  Work may involve standing or walking for multiple hours during the work shift and will involve exposure to seasonal weather conditions. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

This position is responsible for overseeing duties and job functions as listed above for the following MCHS locations: MCHS Residential (Redford) and Durfee Center (Detroit). Travel between locations will be required by the employee.

V. Other Information

MCHS is an equal opportunity employer where employment is based upon personal capabilities and qualifications without discrimination because of race, ethnicity, religion, sex, age, marital status, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other protected characteristics as established by law. This policy extends to all policies and procedures related to the recruitment and hiring, compensation, benefits, termination, and all other terms and conditions of employment.

Furthermore, this description is a summary of the responsibilities, duties, skills, experience, abilities, and qualifications associated with this position.  It is not an exhaustive list and may be changed at any time at the discretion of the CEO. Employment is still considered at-will in which MCHS or the employee may with or without notice, with or without reason terminate employment. MCHS reserves the right to modify job duties or job descriptions at any time.

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Keywords: Methodist Children's Home Society, Redford , Entry Level Building and Grounds Maintenance, Other , Redford, Michigan

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