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Maintenance Worker

Company: New Reach
Location: New Haven
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:

New Reach is undergoing an exciting transformation in order to bring the organization to its next level of success. Working to provide, shelter, housing, stabilization and support for children, families and individuals experiencing homelessness across CT since 1990, New Reach inspires independence for those affected by homelessness and poverty. Using the most innovative and progressive methods through a continuum of housing and support, New Reach has grown to be one of the most effective nonprofits of its kind in the United States.

Primary Purpose:

Under general supervision, performs a variety of work in the general maintenance and repair of buildings, facilities, and equipment. The Maintenance Worker is responsible to maintain a safe and clean environment for staff and residents of all owned and operated agency properties.

Essential Functions:

  • General maintenance and repair of buildings, facilities, equipment and grounds.
  • Perform basic rough and finish carpentry repair of structures such as partitions, walls, doors, window frames, office furniture, lock sets and handles, etc.
  • Perform basic electrical repair work for switches, outlets, plugs, cables, appliances and lighting systems including reporting any unsafe electrical conditions.
  • Identify and perform basic repairs of plumbing leaks or breaks, open clogged lines and drains, replace leaking seals, heating systems controls and other malfunctioning parts.
  • Prepare surfaces and apply paint as well as repairs to ceiling, wall and trim surfaces.
  • Maintain the grounds in a clean, safe and orderly manner including mowing, trimming, weeding, tree and shrub trimming and pest management. Clean debris from grounds, pathways and parking lots. Maintain grounds maintenance equipment.
  • Attend work unit staff meetings in order to obtain and disseminate information and participate in discussions regarding resolutions to facilities related issues.
  • Clean and inspect heating and cooling systems.
  • Advanced janitorial responsibilities as follows:
  • Scrubs, strips, sanitizes, waxes and buffs floors using powered floor maintenance equipment.
  • Shampoos carpets using powered floor maintenance equipment.

  • Maintains compliance with all federal, state, and local regulations.
  • Maintain an inventory of commonly used maintenance supplies at each facility location.
  • Ensure that the physical properties are clean, safe, inviting, well maintained and improve the communities in which they are located.
  • Maintain healthy relationships with neighboring property owners and tenants.
  • Maintain strict confidentiality concerning any client's personal information, living information, and/or HIV status.


  • Basic knowledge of the following trades: carpentry, plumbing, electrical, appliance repair, painting and grounds keeping.
  • Basic computer skills
  • Understanding of good practices and effective use of hand and power tools used in the maintenance and repair of building facilities.
  • Safety practices and procedures related to the building trades such as proper lifting techniques and basic math skills.
  • Perform a variety of physical labor including climbing ladders, bending, kneeling, reaching and standing for long periods of time, lift and carry boxes, tools, equipment, furnishings and materials.
  • Willingness to work outside during inclement weather conditions.
  • Follow oral and written instructions, communicate effectively in both oral and written form and maintain work logs and service requests.
  • Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with management, staff, tenants and clients.
  • Respond to on-call service and emergency requests via cell phone 24 hours a day and 7 days a week.
  • Possess a valid Connecticut driver's license.

Keywords: New Reach, New Haven , Maintenance Worker, Other , New Haven, Connecticut

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