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Maintenance Technician/Grounds Keeper
Mandell JCC of Greater Hartford
335 Bloomfield Ave
West Hartford, CT 06117

Principal Responsibilities:

It is expected that this person manage and coordinate the upkeep, renovation, repairs and improvements to all the Jewish Community Center's grounds and equipment.


 Ability to operate and maintain landscape and snow removal equipment.
 Small engine/machinery repair
 Ability to manage priorities
 Ability to communicate with staff, colleagues, vendors
 Demonstrate aptitude for successful completion of assigned tasks
 Ability to consistently deliver quality customer service
 Ability to read, understand and follow basic operating instructions
 Must be able to handle emergency situations in a calm manner
 Must have the ability to enforce all facility rules and policies.
 Be available for on-call duty as necessary
 Snow removal equipment including a blower, spreader, plow and dump truck
 Tractor with back hoe and/or bucket
 Lawn equipment including blowers, mowers, trimmer, and sprayers
 Power tools
 Aerial Lift
 Ability to push/pull/lift up to 75 pounds
 Ability to sit, stand, bend, crawl, stoop, reach or walk for extended periods of time
 Must be comfortable working alone or with group/team
 Must be comfortable on ladder, roof, or at heights above ground
 Free from allergies that would interfere with job responsibilities

 Exposure to fumes, airborne particles, chemicals, moving mechanical parts, vibration
 Exposure to weather conditions
 Exposure to loud noises, specifically around machinery
 Recognize, maintain and fully utilize all personal protective equipment in order to perform all job duties.
Member Services
 Create a welcoming and safe environment for all members, guests, and staff
Equipment Management
 Manages a preventive maintenance program for all equipment.
 Make adjustments and minor repairs/replacements to equipment according to manufacturer's specifications
 Maintain repair log on all vehicles and equipment
 Maintain building security protocols
 Perform site safety inspections on a regular basis, making recommendations wherever appropriate; ensure insurance/risk management compliance and adherence to federal, state, OSHA and other regulations
 Remove snow from sidewalks, driveways and parking areas, using snowplows, snow blowers and snow shovels and spread snow melting chemicals
 Following specific opening/closing procedures for the building
 Thorough daily walk-through of grounds looking for areas of concern; appropriately reported to supervisor and actions taken to correct/secure facility
 Perform emergency repairs or cleaning services as needed

 Be familiar with programs and activities through Center
 Inventory supply controls for all grounds equipment
 Attend department and team meetings as required
 Attend conferences/seminars/workshops for ongoing continual license requirements
 Willingness to perform other job duties, functions, responsibilities as needed, required or assigned

Customer Service
 Strong customer focus, both internally and externally

Minimum Qualifications:

Education and/or Experience:

Trade Work or Accredited Training Program. Individuals with equivalent work experience and appropriate training may be considered.
Minimum 3 years' grounds & equipment maintenance experience
Valid driver's license - clean driving record
Certified Pool Operator's Certificate (C.P.O.)-A plus
Trade certifications a plus

Agency Information:

Our JCC is a community of people of all ages, stages and beliefs who share laughter, learning, listening, and leading. Members are part of a "neighborhood" where minds grow more active, bodies grow stronger, and friendships grow exponentially.

We are committed to inclusion and to enabling all individuals to participate in social, cultural and educational experiences. We are a Jewish community open to everyone regardless of faith, who value caring for and sharing with each other. It is a place that is warm and inclusive. It is a place to call your own.