The Maintenance Assistant is responsible for assisting the Maintenance Supervisor in keeping the facility in good repair, safe, and operational through utilization of a preventative maintenance and repair program. He/She must assist in coordinating maintenance and repair activities with the functions of other departments.


Listed below is an outline of the duties and responsibilities that you will be required to perform. As the MAINTENANCE ASSISTANT you are delegated the authority, responsibility, and accountability to carry out your assigned duties.

Even though your job description is broad, every effort has been made to make this outline as complete as possible. HOWEVER, we must emphasize that you may be required to perform other related duties and activities.

  • Assist in the implementations of departmental policies and procedures to assure that the maintenance of the premises, facility, and equipment is current at all times

Develop and maintain a good working rapport with inter-departmental personnel and other departments within the facility to assure that maintenance programs can be properly planned and maintained to meet the needs of the facility

Assist in assuring that the facility and equipment is properly maintained for resident comfort and convenience

Perform administrative requirements, such as completing necessary forms, reports, etc. and submitting such to the Maintenance Supervisor and/or Administrator as required

Assist in ensuring that the maintenance department’s administrative procedures are followed

Assist in inspecting, maintaining, and testing fire alarm and emergency systems in accordance with established policies & procedures. Assist in maintaining appropriate records of test results

Follow preventative maintenance program of cleaning, painting, maintaining facility equipment, etc. as necessary/approved

Follow the established priority system on unscheduled maintenance

Assist in maintaining the heating and cooling units/systems in proper working condition, as specified by the manufacturer. Prior to the onset of seasonal changes, assist in inspecting the system for loose wires, broken lines, leaks, etc. and pre-start unit/system to assure proper working order

Participate in programs designed for inservice education, on-the-job training, and orientation classes for newly assigned department personnel when necessary

Attend and participate in workshops, seminars, etc. to keep abreast of current changes in maintenance procedures

Assist in maintaining written records of department expenditures

Recommend to the Maintenance Supervisor the equipment and supplies needed of the department

Other related duties and activities as may become necessary or as directed by the Maintenance Supervisor and/or Administrator


  • Stooping, sitting, standing, bending, lifting, climbing, and moving intermittently during working hours

Works in all areas of the facility

Willingness to work beyond normal working hours and in other positions temporarily when necessary

Attend and participate in continuing educational programs

Subject to cuts, bruises, falls, burns from equipment, odors, etc

Communicates with nursing personnel and other department personnel

Required to work in adverse weather conditions

Required to be on-call for emergency situations

May be required to work in cramped spaces

This facility will make reasonable accommodations that will permit an employee to perform the essential functions of his or her position

Professional Services, Other
Experience: Not Specified


Tower Rehabilitation & Nursing Center provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Tower Rehabilitation & Nursing Center complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Tower Rehabilitation & Nursing Center expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Tower Rehabilitation & Nursing Center’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.