Assigned to a Child and Youth Services facility provides assistance and support to the staff in maintaining and up keeping of the facility grounds and related equipment.
As a Maintenance Worker (MVO) you would perform a variety of tasks involving the maintenance and minor repairs of buildings, play ground equipment, toys and associated equipment. Prepare and submit work orders for repairs requiring additional expertise. Identifies materials and equipment for disposal and follows proper procedures for turn-in.
Performs minor grounds maintenance to include ensuring entrances and exits are free from debris, sidewalks are clear of ice/snow, and surfaces under playground structures are maintained according to safety requirements. Conducts and documents daily safety inspections of facility and grounds.
Drives government provided vehicles to pick up and deliver supplies and food from the original source to the facility. Drives government vans with a capacity of 15-24 passengers to transport children/youth on field trips or to and from school or accompanies walking children to/from school.
In absence of dedicated kitchen personnel, incumbent delivers, and serves light meals/snacks. Ensures risk management procedures (i.e. abuse prevention, identification, and reporting procedures: accident prevention, etc.) are followed.
Knowledge and skills to operate and maintain government assigned vehicles and to make judgments concerning loading and arranging cargo on these vehicles, routes to take, overhead and side clearances, turning radius, braking distance, ability to care for passengers and deal effectively with people in a hospitable manner, and follow maps when traveling to unfamiliar locations. Knowledge of the required regular preventive maintenance in maintaining these vehicles and the ability to detect developing maintenance problems is required. Skills in defensive driving and adjusting driving conditions to road conditions and the vehicle being driven.
Skills and knowledge in the use of standard tools manual and power, lawnmowers, weed eaters, vacuum cleaners, etc. Knowledge of sanitation standards and procedures to prevent cross contamination when working with food items. Knowledge of commonly used rules, procedures, and operations pertaining to the basic safety and security of the assigned area and the people, facility, and equipment within the area of responsibility.
Responsibility: Assignments are given orally or in writing. The incumbent receives general supervision and performs repetitive tasks with little supervision. A supervisor is available when questions arise or to clearly present new assignments. Work is spot checked in progress and upon completion to assure requirements are met and directions adhered to. Employee is responsible to notify the supervisor of obvious hazards, malfunctioning equipment, damaged materials, and other situations that may impact work operations.
Physical Effort: As a driver exerts physical effort in reaching, bending, turning, or moving hands, arms, feet, and legs to operate hand and foot controls. There is a requirement to lift and carry items up to 50 pounds frequently and items that are heavier with the assistance of other employees or lift equipment. Work assignments require walking on a variety of surfaces, climbing, kneeling, stooping, pulling, pushing, standing, twisting, and sitting. The incumbent must have the physical, mental, oral, visual, and audio ability at a level to assure the duties described are performed in a safe and satisfactory manner.
Working Conditions: Work is performed both indoors and outdoors. The outdoor work is performed in all kinds of weather and exposes the employee to wind, rain, dust, mud, hot, and cold conditions. Work inside is normally well lit, heated, and air conditioned.