The Position:   Maintenance Technician 

Status: Full Time
Location: Smithtown, NY
Salary: $22.00 per hour

Overall Summary:

The Maintenance Technician is responsible for providing support to the Facility Manager to ensure the cleanliness and overall maintenance of the facility. Under the direction of the Facility Manager, the Maintenance Technician will work to proactively manage and plan preventative and corrective maintenance activities by completing assigned maintenance and repair projects, ensuring cleanliness of facility, and maintaining equipment. This role supports the entire team in the fulfillment of the Organization’s mission.


  • Works with the Facility Manager to proactively manage and plan preventive and corrective maintenance activities, major repairs and or renovations.

  • Ready and able to assist with hands-on day-to-day maintenance tasks and projects, including but not limited to painting, minor electrical and plumbing repairs, carpentry, etc.

  • Ability to assist with janitorial tasks that outside contractors do not perform

  • Assures campus buildings have adequate supplies.

  • Performs vehicle maintenance checks and service coordination.

  • Works with the Facility Manager to schedule and supervise maintenance repair work and assists with preventative maintenance scheduling of HVAC and all building equipment and services, including elevator inspection, fire alarm & smoke detectors, backflow, etc.

  • Establishes relationships with outside vendors. In the absence of the Facility Manager, maintain records of worked performed and provide updates to the Facility Manager upon their return.

  • As directed by the Facility Manager, works with construction contractors for renovation or new build projects.

  • Ensures compliance with state and federal and insurance regulations with respect to building safety and maintenance.  Assists with energy (including clean energy) management projects.

  • Assist with storm preparedness, sand distribution and snow blowing and / or shoveling duties and other tasks associated with emergency storm conditions. Ensure safe access to and from the facilities and parking lots.

  • Performs other related duties as needed and assigned.

  • Aware of Foundation Safety rules and procedures, ensuring that the functions of this job are done in the safest possible manner and encouraging co-workers to do likewise.


  • High school diploma or equivalent required.

  • 2-4 years of experience in facilities maintenance or equivalent related functions.Knowledge of plumbing, electrical work, painting, carpentry, and wall and ceiling repairs.

  • Comfortable working with basic hand tools.

  • Ability to work independently and unsupervised while completing facility work orders.

  • Maintains a professional demeanor and appearance.

  • Familiar with Microsoft Office Suite or related software.

  • Knowledge of OSHA and other environmental regulations.

  • Knowledge of general maintenance methods, operating requirements, and safety precautions related to facilities operations.

  • Must be a well-organized, detail and customer (internal and external) oriented, self-starter

Physical Demands

  • Employee is required to: stand, walk, push, pull, kneel or reach overhead, bend to the floor, and climb ladders.

  • Ability to pick up and push or pull 50 to 80 lbs.

  • Must be able to remain in a standing or walking position for 80% of the day.

  • Exert 20 to 50 pounds of force occasionally and/or exert 1 to 20 pounds of force frequently.

Visual Acuity

  • Near acuity and accommodation are required for the ability to see and read mechanical instruction, parts on equipment etc.

  • Ability to react to the environment and distractions or to determine if danger exists with mechanical, electrical or boiler installations.

  • Ability to read forms, documentation, and computer screen.

Hearing Ability

  • Ability to interact with staff, contractors, and salespeople over the phone and in person.

Working Conditions:

  • The employee is subject to daily outside elements, traffic, etc.

  • Running machine noise levels as well as inside kennel noise.

  • Employee is exposed to cleaning and antibacterial solutions, oil, dust and hydraulic fluid.

  • Employee is exposed to animal dander and hair in confined areas such as vans and kennels.


How to Apply:

If you are interested in applying for this position, please email your resume to