Maintenance Director FT

  • 594 Cherry Dr, Waconia, MN 55387, USA
  • Full-time

Company Description

Auburn Homes and Services is a not-for-profit senior services organization with Long-Term Care, Transitional Care, Assisted Living, Memory Care, and Hud Subsidized Independent Living Facilities located in Chaska and Waconia Minnesota.  "In the spirit of Christ's love, Auburn Homes and Services provides care with integrity and compassion."

Job Description

The primary purpose of your job position is to plan, organize, develop, and direct the overall operation of the Maintenance Department in accordance with current federal, state and local standards, guidelines, and regulations governing our facility, and as may be directed by the Administrator, to assure that our facility is maintained in a safe and comfortable manner.

Duties include;

  • Plan, develop, organize, implement, evaluate, and direct the Maintenance Department, its programs and activities.
  • Develop and maintain written maintenance policies and procedures.
  • Develop and maintain written job descriptions for each level of maintenance personnel in accordance with pertinent laws and regulations.
  • Assist the maintenance staff in the development and use of departmental policies, procedures, equipment, supplies, etc.
  • Review the department’s policies, procedure manuals, job descriptions, etc., at least annually for revisions and make recommendations to the Administrator.
  • Interpret the department’s policies and procedures to employees, residents, visitors, government agencies, etc.
  • Assume the administrative authority, responsibility, and accountability of directing the Maintenance Department.
  • Coordinate maintenance services and activities with other related departments (i.e., Dietary, Nursing, Activities, etc.).
  • Make written oral reports/recommendations to the Administrator as necessary/required concerning the operation of the Maintenance Department.
  • Assist in establishing a preventive maintenance program.
  • Submit accident/incident reports to the business office within twenty-four (24) hours after their occurrence.
  • Assist the Infection Control Coordinator in identifying, evaluating, and classifying routine and job related maintenance functions to ensure that tasks involving the potential exposure to blood/body fluids are properly identified and recorded.
  • Inspect storage rooms, workrooms, utility/janitorial closets, etc., for upkeep and supply control.
  • Participate in facility surveys (inspections) made by authorized government agencies as necessary or as may be directed.
  • Review and develop a plan of correction for maintenance deficiencies noted during survey inspections and provide a written copy of such to the Administrator.
  • Keep abreast of economic conditions/situations and recommend to the Administrator adjustments in maintenance services that assure the continued ability to provide a clean, safe and comfortable environment.
  • Perform administrative duties such as completing necessary forms, reports, evaluations, studies, etc., to assure control of equipment and supplies.
  • Ensure that services performed by outside vendors are properly completed/supervised in accordance with contracts/work orders.
  • Delegate a responsible staff member to act in your behalf when you are absent from the facility.
  • Agree not to disclose assigned user ID code and password for accessing resident/facility information and promptly report suspected or known violations of such disclosure to the Administrator.
  • Agree not to disclose resident’s protected health information and promptly report suspected or known violations of such disclosure to the Administrator.
  • Report any known or suspected unauthorized attempt to access facility’s information system.
  • Serve on various committees of the facility (i.e., Infection Control, Safety, QA, etc.) and provide written/oral reports of maintenance services and activities as required by the committee’s guidelines or direction.
  • Evaluate and implement recommendations from established committees (i.e., Infection Control, Safety, QA, etc.).
  • Meet with maintenance personnel, on a regularly scheduled basis, and solicit advice from inter-department supervisors concerning the operation of the maintenance department, assist in identifying and correcting problem areas, and/or the improvement of services.
  • Determine departmental staffing requirements necessary to meet the maintenance department’s needs.
  • Recommend to the Administrator and/or HR Director the number and level of maintenance personnel to be employed.
  • Assist in the recruitment, interviewing, and selection of maintenance personnel.
  • Ensure that appropriate identification documents are presented prior to employment and that such records are maintained in the employee’s personnel record.
  • Assign a sufficient number of maintenance personnel for each tour of duty.
  • Schedule department work hours (including vacation and holiday schedules), personnel, work assignments, etc., to expedite work.
  • Develop and participate in the planning, conducting, scheduling, etc., of in-service training classes, on-the-job training and orientation programs for maintenance personnel.
  • Supervise safety and fire protection and prevention programs by inspecting work areas and equipment at least weekly.
  • Forecast needs of the department.
  • Assist in preparing and planning the Maintenance Department’s budget for equipment, supplies, and labor and submit to the Administrator for review, recommendations, and approval.



  • Must possess, as a minimum, a high school diploma or its equivalent.


  • A minimum of three (3) years’ experience in a supervisory capacity, in a maintenance/plant related position preferred.
  • Must be knowledgeable of boilers, compressors, generators, etc., as well as various mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems.
  • Must have the ability to read and interpret blueprints.
  • Must be knowledgeable in building codes and safety regulations.

Specific Requirements

  • Must be licensed in accordance with current applicable standards, codes, labor laws, etc.
  • Possession of a 2nd Class C Engineer’s License is required.  Auburn Homes and Services will facilitate your obtaining licensure in the event that you are not in possession of one at the time of hire.
  • Must be able to read, write, speak, and understand the English language.
  • Must possess the ability to make independent decisions when circumstances warrant such action.
  • Must possess the ability to deal tactfully with personnel, residents, family members, visitors, government agencies/personnel, and the general public.
  • Must be knowledgeable of maintenance practices and procedures, as well as the laws, regulations and guidelines governing maintenance functions in nursing care facilities.
  • Must possess leadership ability and willingness to work harmoniously with and supervise other personnel.
  • Must have the ability to plan, organize, develop, implement, and interpret the programs, goals, objectives, policies, procedures, etc., of the Maintenance Department.
  • Must maintain the care and use of supplies, equipment, etc., and maintain the appearance of maintenance areas; must perform regular inspections of resident rooms/units for order, safety, and proper performance of equipment.
  • Must have patience, tact, a cheerful disposition, and enthusiasm, as well as be willing to handle residents based on whatever maturity level they are currently functioning.
  • Must possess the ability to seek out new methods and principles and be willing to incorporate them into existing maintenance practices.
  • Must possess the ability to plan and carry out programs in repair, new construction, and equipment installation.
  • Must be able to relate information concerning a resident’s condition.
  • Must not pose a direct threat to the health or safety of other individuals in the workplace.

Physical and Sensory Requirements

(With or Without the Aid of Mechanical Devices)

  • Must be able to move intermittently throughout the workday.
  • Must be able to speak and write the English language in an understandable manner.
  • Must be able to cope with the mental and emotional stress of the position.
  • Must possess sight/hearing senses or use prosthetics that will enable these senses to function adequately so that the requirements of this position can be fully met.
  • Must function independently and have flexibility, personal integrity, and the ability to work effectively with the residents, personnel, and support agencies.
  • Must meet the general health requirements set forth by the policies of this facility, which include a medical and physical examination.
  • Must be able to relate to and work with ill, disabled, elderly, emotionally upset, and, at times, hostile people within the facility.
  • Must be able to push, pull, move, and/or lift a minimum of 50 pounds.
  • May be necessary to assist in the evacuation of residents during emergency situations.

Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.  Auburn Homes & Services is an EEO/AAP employer