Maintenance Technician

Location: Portland - Parry Center for Children
Program/Department: Facilities
Schedule: 40 Hours/Week - Monday thru Friday


Job Summary:  Responsible for skilled maintenance and repairs of the physical facilities of the TFS campuses. Position requires the willingness to respond to emergencies relating to plan operations.  Requires driving company vehicles and the use of electrical equipment.

Demonstrates Competency in the Following Areas:
Perform or assist minor renovation and repairs to buildings and plant systems, including preparing and painting interior surfaces, carpentry, dry wall, plumbing, electrical and glazing
Perform weekly/monthly inspections of the HVAC emergency generator, heating, ventilating and air conditioning systems, emergency utility shutoffs, fire alarm control box memory and functions and other areas requiring inspections on assigned campus and as directed by supervisor
Produce clear and accurate written and oral reports regarding inspections and completion of repairs, renovations and other duties performed
Drive agency vehicles on department business
If assigned by supervisor, carry pager or communication device at least one week per month during off-duty hours, responding to after hours calls for emergency assistance when requested by authorized staff, arranging technical assistance calls as needed
Conduct fire extinguisher checks and oversee fire drills for all buildings on campus
Assist and direct independent contractors in building repairs and projects as requested by supervisor
Utilizes the appropriate chemicals and supplies according to procedure for cleaning.
Uses and maintains cleaning equipment.
Follows all infection control practices including hand washing techniques, standard precautions and isolation precautions.
Assist in grounds maintenance, as needed
Assist in housekeeping, janitorial and sanitation services within various buildings as needed
Complete all training required for the position


Professional Requirements:  
Demonstrated skill and knowledge in fields required including carpentry, electrical, plumbing, glazing, heating system, painting and building repair
Demonstrated ability to use, maintain and provide minor repairs to a variety of hand and power tools and equipment
Demonstrated ability to keep work areas and materials in a safe and orderly manner, securing equipment, tools and supplies promptly after work completion
Demonstrated ability to complete the required records of work and inspections performed with clear and accurate written and oral reports and to comply with other paperwork processing requirements as directed by supervisor
Demonstrated ability to work in compliance with rules and standards required by State Fire Marshal, licensing and regulatory entities, agency guidelines and generally accepted criteria for safety, sanitation and building maintenance
Demonstrated  ability to assess and analyze facilities repair needs and projects and to discuss these situations with supervisor
Demonstrated ability to respond in a quick, calm and resourceful manner to emergency maintenance needs and to appropriately arrange for technical assistance calls as needed
Demonstrated ability to establish clear and appropriate boundaries in relationships with staff and clients, and the handling of confidential information
Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain clear and appropriate boundaries in relationships with clients
Demonstrated acceptance of a variety of lifestyles, behaviors and cultures
Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
Demonstrated ability to maintain client confidentiality.
Demonstrated teamwork skills and the ability to work collaboratively with others in the Facilities Department and throughout the organization
Demonstrated ability to use computer skills for documentation purposes, if required
Demonstrates a commitment to the following Organizational Priorities with regard to all persons:
A commitment to non-violence: Helping to build safety skills and a commitment to higher purpose.
A commitment to emotional intelligence: Helping to teach emotional management skills.
A commitment to social learning: Helping to build cognitive skills
A commitment to open communication: Helping to overcome barriers to healthy communication, learn conflict management, reduce acting out, enhance self protective and self correcting skills, teach health boundaries
A commitment to democracy: Helping to create civic skills of self control, self discipline and administration of healthy authority.
Commitments to social responsibility: Helping to rebuild social connection skills, establish health attachment relationships; establish sense of fair play and justice.
A commitment to growth and change: Helping to work through loss and prepare for the future.


  1. In the absence of the department assistant manager, manager/director, and in consultation with the CFO, handle urgent, contractual needs of the agency to maintain on-going operation, as required;
  2. Other duties may be assigned.


QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education:  Degree not required.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: Maintain a driving record acceptable by the agency and a current driver’s license for state of residence, when authorized to use own vehicle for agency business, employee must maintain personal insurance.

Experience:  1 year in the maintenance/building trades or in remodeling construction type work preferred. Training opportunities available.

Job Knowledge:   Operates from established and well-known procedures.  Routines may be interrupted frequently due to immediate needs regarding potentially unsafe conditions.  Work is routine with occasional new tasks.  Performs duties with direct supervision from Facilities Director, Assistant Manager or Maintenance Manager.

Skills: Must be able to read, interpret and follow verbal and written directions and have the ability to effectively communicate through verbal and written skills.

Physical Demands: For physical demands of position, including vision, hearing, repetitive motion and environment, please contact the HR department. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position without compromising client care.

Application Details:  Consideration of candidates will begin immediately, and position may close without notice.

If you need accommodation to review the information and/or complete the application process, please contact the Human Resources Department.

Trillium Family Services is a drug free workplace. All final applicants will be subject to a criminal record identification check pursuant to ORS 181.536.727.537 and agency policy. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and Service Provider and support a culturally linguistically diverse governance, leadership and workforce.