The Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind and America’s VetDogs have an opportunity for a Maintenance Technician. The position is based at our Smithtown, NY (Long Island) campus. 

The Position:   Maintenance Technician 

The Maintenance Technician provides support in maintaining facility operations, systems, and grounds, as necessary.  This role supports the entire team in the fulfillment of the Organizations’ mission.  The Technician will work with both the Facility and Maintenance Manager to proactively manage and plan, preventive and corrective maintenance activities, major repairs and/or renovations. 

The position requires a team effort approach when working with staff, vendors, and business partners. 

The person working in this position will ensure compliance within operational safety standards and work with the Maintenance Manager to monitor the coordination and experience of on campus events.

Key Job Requirements: 
Associate degree in Business, Engineering, or equivalent Technical professional level experience.
2-4 years of experience in facilities maintenance or equivalent related functions.  Background in building services, engineering, office management or administration is preferred. 
Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software, especially with reference to a ticketing system and manufacturers’ websites.
Knowledge of OSHA and other environmental regulations
Knowledge of general maintenance methods, operating requirements, and safety precautions related to facilities management
Must be a well- organized, detail and customer (internal and external) oriented self-starter
Strong procurement and negotiation skills.

Physical Demands:
Ability to pick up and push or pull 50 to 80 lbs.
Employee is required to: stand, walk, push, pull, kneel, or reach overhead and bend to the floor.
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 ability to see and read mechanical instruction, parts on equipment, etc. 
Ability to react to environment, distractions, or to determine if danger exists with mechanical, electrical, or plumbing issues. 
Ability to read forms, documentation, and computer screen.

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

Working Conditions: 
The employee is subject to daily outside elements, traffic,
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 also 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