Maintenance Assistant - Bakersfield


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The Maintenance Assistant cleans and services clinical and residential building areas, moves furniture, equipment and supplies in and around clinic departments and residential apartments/homes and performs a variety of maintenance duties, to maintain the facilities in an orderly and sanitary condition.

Work is full time during the weekdays. Work is performed at the residential and clinic sites and includes outside work in ambient temperatures ranging from 30 - 100 degrees F +/- 2 degrees. The residential site may be a home and/or an apartment complex which may have two stories; if two stories, the top story is accessible by one flight of stairs.

Successful maintenance of this position require a high level of organizational skills as well as the ability to detect, identify, and repair the facilities.

The company offers a competitive salary and benefits, paid time off, extended sick leave, medical insurance, paid holidays, and 401(k). 

CNS helps people with brain injury find hope, independence and a meaningful life - and you can play a key role in that journey.  For over 35 years, Centre for Neuro Skills (CNS) has provided post-acute medical treatment, rehabilitation and disease management, and offers residential, inpatient, outpatient and assisted living programs. Locations include Bakersfield, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Dallas.

Our facilities have been honored many times by the prestigious Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF International) for excellence in therapeutic programs, staff education, patient treatment, and leadership. We also conduct research on brain injury and recovery, with a dedicated, in-house team of Ph.D. researchers who collaborate with major U.S. universities. Please see our moving corporate video, "The Story of Centre for Neuro Skills" at



1. After receiving instructions as to the area and specific work assignment, assembles necessary supplies for transporting to the designated area. At the end of shift, returns unused supplies to the utility room, leaves trash in designated areas and equipment. Assures compliance of State, CARF and, in CA, Cal-OSHA regulations. Requires ability to read, write and follow oral and written instructions.

2. Performs the following duties as required in each area: light maintenance, minor repairs, sweeps, mops, wet-washes and vacuums floors. Minor repairs could include the following:

A. Installation of kitchen & bath faucets, toilets, garbage disposals

B. Change out light fixtures, electrical plugs and recepticals

C. Repair tables, recliners, chairs, cabinet doors and drawers

D. Fix door locks and cabinet locks

E. Minor repair on stoves, dishwashers, washing machines, dryers

F. Minor repair to water lines, including cooper, PVC and galvanized

G. Minor framing and finish carpentry

3. Performs safety check of residential facilities and turns in monthly report to Residential Manager (Administrator).

A. Conducts a monthly safety check of residential facilities. Requires reaching, handling and fingering.

B. Ensures Fire Extinguishers are charged, tab, pin, mounting bracket and CPR mask are maintained in each residential setting,

C. Ensures refrigerators are maintained at max temp of 45 degrees F.

D. Checks smoke doors, smoke detectors and pull stations are in working order.

E. Hot water temperature is maintained between 105 -115 degrees F.

F. Checks air conditioning filters and replaces as necessary.

G. Security System, Intercom system, telephones are maintained and in working order.

H. Electrical breakers, plastic covers, and wiring are in good repair.

I. Exterior lighting, fencing/railings, gates, stairways, parking lot, dumpsters, pool and facility grounds are clear and clean of obstructions.

J. Follows infection control guidelines.

4. Conducts inspections of wet pipe sprinkler systems and turns in monthly report to the Residential Manager (Administrator).

5. Performs weekly vehicle checks.

A. Checks tires and vehicles fluids, such as: oil, transmission, window washer and replaces as required per the maintenance vehicle inspection sheet.

B. Reports safety concerns.

6. Performs daily residential grounds checks and ensures that alley ways, residential grounds are clear and free of debris.

7. Performs cleaning of facilities.

A. Shampoos carpets using a wet vacuum and/or dry cleaning system weighing up to 50 pounds.

B. Moves furniture to clean rooms and areas. Requests help in moving heavy furniture and appliances over (50 pounds) and in turning mattresses.

C. Gathers and disposes of trash, washes waste baskets on grounds and large refuse containers and relines with paper or plastic bags.

D. Changes lightbulbs.

E. Correctly uses substances which may be hazardous to self and/or others if not used according to directions. Requires ability to follow directions.

8. Assists with disinfecting areas by scrubbing or spraying as needed. Follows infection control guidelines. Requires fine motor coordination to manipulate spray bottles and other hand supplies.

9. Repairs any mechanical failures or negative conditions as observed for preparation of work order for maintenance repair.

10. Assists Maintenance/Housekeeping Supervisor as needed.

11. Receives special work assignments for maintenance and/or housekeeping. Makes repairs as needed. Uses special equipment as required for each task. May use and maintain such equipment, including but not limited to ladders, scaffolding, vacuum cleaners, floor polisher, hand tools, broom, cloths, sponges, dollies, and containers of cleaning solutions weighing up to 50 pounds.

12. Maintains professional and ethical relationships with staff, patients, patient families, and other visitors.

13. Comprehends and follow instructions:

A. Maintain attention and concentration for necessary periods.

B. Apply common sense understanding and carry out instructions (written, oral or diagrammatic).

C. Adapt to situations requiring the precise attainment of set limits, tolerances or standards

14. Performs simple and repetitive tasks:

A. Asks simple questions or request assistance when needed.

B. Perform routine, concrete, organized activities

C. Remember locations and work procedures

D. Makes decisions based on simple sensory data

15. Maintains work pace appropriate to given work load:

A. Perform activities on schedule, maintain regular attendance, and be punctual within specified tolerance

B. Complete normal workday and/or week, perform at a consistent pace without excessive rest periods

16. Performs complex or varied tasks:

A. Synthesize, coordinate and analyze data

B. Perform job requiring precise attainment of set limits, tolerances or standards

17. Relates to other people beyond giving and receiving instructions:

A. Can get along with co-workers or peers without exhibiting behavioral extremes

B. Maintain open door policy to encourage active, empathetic listening

C. Perform work activities requiring negotiating, instructing, supervising, persuading or speaking with others

 D. Respond appropriately to criticism from a supervisor and/or other staff member(s)

18. Effectively influences people on a consistent basis:

A. Convince or redirect others

B. Understand the meaning of words and use them effectively

C. Interact appropriately with people which includes the provision of appropriate internal and external customer service


1. Performs other duties as assigned.


1. High school graduation or G.E.D. required. Must be at least 18 years of age.

2. Experience is preferred