Maintenance Assistant

SUMMARY: Under the general direction of the Maintenance Director, primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the overall maintenance/upkeep of the physical plant (building and grounds) including preventative maintenance, repairs and inspections.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: include the following.  Other duties may be assigned as needed.


  • Ensure the highest quality of customer service is available for our residents.
  • Engage in prospective resident visits
  • Makes sure all aspects of the building are in a good state of repair.
  • Responds to maintenance requests on a daily basis.
  • Proficiency with software applications/programs/tools used by American House for Maintenance position.
  • Monitors and maintains Building Inspection Schedule that includes preventative maintenance program and all required system inspections.
  • On call 24 hours a day for emergency maintenance needs as authorized by Executive Director.  If not available must arrange for back up coverage.
  • Performs routine janitorial duties in order to keep building and grounds clean and neat.
  • Snow removal and landscaping not performed by outside contractors.
  • Performs routine inspections of interior and exterior of building.
  • Perform mandatory annual unit inspections completing required documentation.
  • Responsible for timely turn over of vacant apartments.
  • Maintains dumpster area and monitor trash pickup.
  • Other duties as assigned by Executive Director.


QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Excellent communication skills and a compassion for older adults
  • Basic knowledge of plumbing, electrical, heating/cooling, and general repair skills.



Ability to read, analyze, and interpret facility forms, signs and product instructions.  Ability to speak clearly and interpret verbal communication.



Valid Drivers License



The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, talk, bend, stretch, pull or push and lift items.


Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

ion, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

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Job global location: 
Southeastern Michigan