The Salvation Army - Central Territory

Returning Candidate?

Maintenance Specialist

Maintenance Specialist

Job ID 
# of Openings 
Job Locations 
US-MN-St Paul
Property Maintenance/Facilities
Regular Full-Time

More information about this job


The Maintenance Specialist is responsible for the proper maintenance and cleaning of Booth Brown House. This position is responsible for operating, maintaining and repairing HVAC system/equipment, plumbing, electrical, and mechanical equipment, or arranging for vendors to provide the service following Salvation Army policy. The Maintenance Specialist should service and repair building and its contents, assist in obtaining bids from outside contractors, and purchases supplies as needed. This position should support the Booth Brown house philosophy of care when working with youth ages 16-24. This is a full-time regular position with a workweek expectation of 40 hours per week. Some overtime may be required as requested by supervisor.


1. Operate and maintain boiler and heating system, including boiler checks, boiler log, water tests, water treatment, air handler checks, maintenance of belts, motors, etc.
2. Maintain air conditioning and ventilation equipment, including grease motor, bearings and pumps, adjust belt tension, check water levels, clean air vents, check/change filters, etc.
3. Control water usage/waste through repairing of leaking or dripping faucets, showers, toilets, etc., and maintaining the system in proper working condition.
4. Repair and maintain electrical system, including replacement of switches, outlets, light ballasts, and other existing equipment.
5. Make installations and repairs on above except as limited by building codes, licensing, or union contract restrictions.
6. Clean and maintain interior and exterior surfaces, patch, repair and paint walls and ceilings, repair and clean carpet, window and door frames, windows and screens, built in cabinets, closets or shelves, cleaning windows inside and out, sweeping of sidewalk and parking areas, and exterior painting.
7. Repair, stain, paint, clean furniture as necessary.
8. Check vehicles for maintenance purposes weekly. Oversee vehicle maintenance and vehicle service records.
9. Assist in janitorial duties as needed or as assigned by the direct supervisor.
10. Assist in seasonal outside work, salting sidewalks, shoveling, ice removal, snow blowing, lawn mowing, hedge trimming, weeding, watering, and general cleaning of property as needed or as assigned by the supervisor.
11. Perform repairs and maintenance on equipment (lawn mowers, snow blowers, weed trimmers, hedge trimmers, vacuums, floor, machines, refrigerators, dryers, washers, garbage disposal, ice machines, etc.) as needed or as assigned by the supervisor.
12. Respond to emergency calls from the on-call supervisor and be available to make emergency repairs before calling in outside services. This includes holidays, evenings, and weekends.
13. Schedule service of vendors including but not limited to fire suppression, health department, alarm system, and boilers.
14. Respond in a timely and respectful manner to client and staff maintenance requests.
15. Acquire bids for furniture and equipment needs for agency.
16. Maintain a “Schedule of Maintenance” file for all facilities, boilers, furnaces, etc.
17. Maintain maintenance and inspection records for all building systems, equipment and individual apartments.
18. Attend all service repair meetings with various vendors when needed with divisional and site staff as appropriate.
19. Maintain positive work atmosphere by behaving and communicating in a manner that fosters good relationships with co-workers. This would include, but is not limited to such actions: resolution of conflicts in a professional manner; courteous treatment of staff, visitors and clients; respect of others’ property and person and professional and appropriate communication to and about co-workers, and subordinates.
20. Support the mission of The Salvation Army by treating every client and colleague with individual respect and dignity, and without discrimination of any kind.
21. Act as liaison with all outside vendors by obtaining bids, scheduling repairs, and being present when vendors are on site.
22. And all other duties as assigned and consistent with the mission of The Salvation Army.


• Must have a High School Diploma or GED.
• Must have at least Class 2-C boiler license or greater, have knowledge of and at least two years’ experience with operating HVAC equipment, plumbing, electrical, carpentry and mechanics repair and have general physical plant repair skills.
• Must have knowledge and/or training in the proper handling and use of cleaning chemicals and equipment.
• Must be willing to work with housing programs that provide services for youth ages 16-24.
• Must possess a valid Minnesota Drivers’ License and qualify to drive under The Salvation Army Driver qualification policy.
• Must pass the background investigations.
• Must be willing to support the mission of The Salvation Army. It must be understood by the incumbent that the provisions of Safe From Harm will apply upon commencement of employment and also understood that the required Safe From Harm training be satisfactorily completed within the first thirty (30) days of employment.