Job Openings

Part-Time Maintenance Worker

Purpose:
The purpose of this position is to be responsible to perform routine work involving the repair and general maintenance of facilities, buildings, and equipment for First United Methodist Church. To apply for this role, please send your resume to Ruth LaMachia, Director of Business Administration, at rlamachia@umc-kzo.org.

Responsible to:
Director of Business Administration, who will offer support, guidance, and resources to equip in their ministry. They will meet on a regular basis for communication, coordination, and evaluation of their work.

Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following examples:

  • Basic maintenance items for small plumbing issues, electrical, painting, light repairs, and mechanical maintenance.
  • Keep the building clean, attractive, and well maintained.
  • Check and replace all burned out lights.
  • Assist other staff with loading/unloading of supplies and other heavy items as requested.
  • Advise Director of Business Administration for special maintenance that may be required.
  • Maintain cleared outdoor walkways during the winter if needed.
  • Works with the Buildings & Grounds chair and committee to work on projects.
  • Works with & direct Building Vendors for projects.
  • Performs other responsibilities as directed and negotiated within the limits of the position.

Specific Requirements:

  • Working knowledge of equipment, tools, and machinery used for maintenance and repairs.
  • Maintains care and use of supplies and equipment and make regular inspections of the building’s areas.
  • Working knowledge of language and terms used in maintenance work.
  • Perform basic maintenance repairs including replacing worn or defective parts such as switches, fuses, worn or damaged hoses, wiring, machine belts; repair vacuums, light fixtures, door hinges; change HVAC filters.
  • Perform basic electrical and plumbing repairs.
  • Perform interior and exterior painting.
  • Understand and follow safety guidelines.
  • Follow directions, be self-directed, and work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Must have two or more years’ experience in caring for a building.
  • Able to work when subject to frequent interruptions
  • Able to works beyond normal hours for planned functions of the church and emergencies if needed.
  • Able to communicate verbally & in writing with supervisor and other church staff, volunteers, members, and guests.
  • Must be able to manage time and multiple tasks and projects by organizing & prioritizing work to meet deadlines
  • Must be in good general health.
  • Physical ability to perform responsibilities
  • Ability to keep basic records
  • Ability to know and understand operations and observe safety rules
  • Ability to follow directions and take responsibility for tasks
  • Ability to adapt to change
  • Build and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, volunteers, vendors, and the public, using principles of good customer service

Physical Demands:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to:

  • Stand for extended periods of time
  • Walk throughout the facility
  • Use arms, hands and fingers to perform tasks.
  • Frequent climbing of step and extension ladders, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, and crawling are expected.
  • Use of the senses (sight, sound, smell) is necessary.
  • Regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally 100 pounds.
  • Vision requirement for this job include good or excellent close/distance perception, color perception, peripheral/depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
  • May be exposed to slippery conditions, odors, outside weather conditions, etc.

Working Environment:
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts; high precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; risk of electrical shock and vibrations. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate with occasional exposure to loud noises.

Part-time hours: 19 per week