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Maintenance Technician (Full-Time) $17.05/hour

The Dominican Sisters~Grand Rapids are seeking a full-time Maintenance Technician to provide routine and preventative maintenance and repairs to equipment, machinery, and facilities; install, lubricate, and repair equipment, machinery, and systems throughout the Marywood campus; and perform general carpentry, plumbing, and building/equipment repair duties.


  • Performs programmed maintenance, installs, lubricates, and repairs equipment, demonstrating good stewardship and safe use of materials and solutions.
  • Works from verbal and written communications, sketches, drawings, and manufacturer’s specifications.
  • Inspects and identifies equipment or machines in need of repair.
  • Troubleshoots issues to determine necessary repairs.
  • Performs general repairs that do not require a specialized technician. Examples may include repairing drywall, painting, and repairing doors and other building fixtures.
  • Constructs, alters, and makes repairs, throughout the Marywood campus using skills in plumbing, carpentry, masonry, basic refrigeration, and electricity. Maintains and operates various equipment, domestic utility systems, and related building equipment and machinery.
  • Operates snow and ice removal equipment.
  • Assists in maintenance of grounds and parking lots.
  • Uses necessary tools, machines, and equipment pertinent to the work performed.
  • Demonstrates safe work methods by remaining familiar with safety procedures and applicable codes and standards.
  • Carries Gatekeeper phone for emergency on-call availability, generally for a week once a month. Responds to calls in a timely manner.
  • Consistently maintains all work areas in a neat and orderly manner.
  • Demonstrates a positive, courteous, and helpful attitude towards Sisters, visitors, and co-workers within and outside the department.
  • Must be able to function independently as well as with a team and be willing to receive direction and learn.
  • Accesses, inputs, and retrieves information from various electronic devices.
  • Performs basic math calculations with accuracy.
  • Requires independent thinking and judgment to determine which alternatives to use.
  • Requires the ability to be understood and to understand a wide range of internal and external communications, including, but not limited to, Sister residents, co-workers, support services, and outside contractors.
  • Maintains a steady to fast-paced work pace, multi-tasking several times a day.


  • Above average manual dexterity and skills.
  • Ability to safely operate hand and power tools.
  • Related job experience.
  • Must possess a valid State of Michigan driver’s license.

Physical Requirements

  • Frequent physical exertion, i.e., frequent heavy lifting up to 60lbs, climbing, carrying supplies, walking throughout the buildings and grounds, occasionally working on ladders.
  • Must be physically able to climb ladders, bend, or crawl into awkward spaces.
  • Must be physically able to operate power equipment.
  • Must be able to work in a variety of temperature and weather conditions for prolonged periods of time.

Job Hazards

  • Works around potentially dangerous hazards such as, high voltage, mechanical equipment and heights.
  • Potential hazards include strains, electrocution, burns and cuts.

COVID-19 Considerations:
To keep staff and residents safe, we monitor temperatures and conduct screenings. Also, heightened cleaning protocol is in place along with the use of masks and other COVID protocol.


We are an equal opportunity employer and encourage persons of diverse faiths and backgrounds to apply for employment with Dominican Sisters~Grand Rapids


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