Maintenance Trainee

Description :

General Definition of Work
Performs work maintaining buildings and facilities and performing grounds maintenance, and related work as apparent or assigned.  Work is performed under the moderate supervision of the Maintenance Director.

Essential Functions

  • Receives and completes work orders.
  • Performs various grounds maintenance tasks, such as mowing and edging grass and landscaped areas, cutting brush/tree limbs, picking up and disposing of tree limbs, trimming, and pruning shrubs and hedges, planting flowers, applying and spreading mulch and other ground materials, spreading seed, raking and blowing leaves, picking up debris, etc.
  • Performs various custodial tasks, which may include vacuuming floors, sweeping and mopping floors, waxing and polishing floor surfaces, cleaning restroom facilities, restocking soap and paper supplies in restrooms.
  • Sets up, takes down and cleans up for special events and other activities.
  • Performs minor building maintenance tasks such as painting and minor carpentry, plumbing, masonry, and electrical work.
  • Services and performs minor repairs on equipment and vehicles.
  • Assists with snow removal and ice control.
  • May be required to work outside normal work hours in on-call and emergency situations.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
General knowledge of the methods, materials, tools and equipment used in groundskeeping and building maintenance and repair; general knowledge of hazards and safety precautions associated with type of work assigned; general knowledge of building cleaning practices, supplies, and equipment and ability to use them economically and efficiently; general knowledge of the use of common landscaping equipment such as lawn mowers, weed eaters, etc.; skill in the use of hand and power tools of the trade; ability to recognize and diagnose problems; ability to follow oral and written instructions; ability to read and write; ability to work independently; ability to perform heavy manual work; ability to make decisions within scope of responsibility; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates.

Education and Experience
High school diploma or GED and minimal experience in groundskeeping, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Physical Requirements
This work requires the regular exertion of up to 10 pounds of force and occasional exertion of up to 100 pounds of force; work regularly requires walking, speaking or hearing, using hands to finger, handle or feel and reaching with hands and arms, frequently requires standing, stooping, kneeling, crouching or crawling, pushing or pulling, lifting and repetitive motions and occasionally requires sitting, climbing or balancing and tasting or smelling; work requires close vision, distance vision, ability to adjust focus, depth perception, color perception, night vision and peripheral vision; vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word; hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels; work requires visual inspection involving small defects and/or small parts, using of measuring devices, assembly or fabrication of parts within arms length, operating machines, operating motor vehicles or equipment and observing general surroundings and activities; work frequently requires exposure to wet, humid conditions (non-weather), exposure to fumes or airborne particles, exposure to outdoor weather conditions, wearing a self contained breathing apparatus, exposure to bloodborne pathogens and may be required to wear specialized personal protective equipment and bodily fluids and occasionally requires working near moving mechanical parts, working in high, precarious places, exposure to toxic or caustic chemicals, exposure to extreme cold (non-weather), exposure to extreme heat (non-weather), exposure to the risk of electrical shock and exposure to vibration; work is generally in a loud noise location (e.g. grounds maintenance, heavy traffic).

Special Requirements
Valid driver's license in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Contact : Please complete the employment application located on our website.  Applications can also be obtained through the Human Resources Office at 605-1 Pine Street, Hillsville, VA.  

Deadline for Applying : Open until filled