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Property Maintenance Technician in Mankato, MN at Primrose Retirement Communities

Date Posted: 3/14/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description


Primary responsibilities include the hands on maintenance of the community including overall inspection, repair and general maintenance of all interior/exterior areas, as well as overseeing outside vendors.  Maintaining and repairing the physical structures and components of the property and buildings associated with them.  The maintenance person is responsible to identify preventative maintenance items and take a proactive approach in the routine maintenance of the property. 


  • Follow established reporting protocol:
  • Perform work as defined by the Executive Director.
    • Inform Executive Director of van/maintenance needs
    • Monitor the van; i.e. – Keeping the gas tank full, cleaning the van, watching the oil change schedule, etc.
    • Staying abreast of any community maintenance issues in common spaces and apartments
    • Following the weekly, quarterly, and yearly maintenance schedules in the mechanical rooms
  • Attend any in-service educational programs recommended by the Executive Director.
  • Provide a safe, clean and comfortable environment for the residents
  • Follow defined safety codes while performing all duties. 
  • Understand facility fire and disaster plans and follow established procedures during fire drills and actual emergencies.
  • Maintaining scheduled maintenance on:  HVAC, fire and sprinkler equipment, generators, landscape, kitchen equipment and emergency pull cord equipment
  • Perform any other duties or special assignments as directed by the Executive Director.
  • Repairing and maintaining vacated rooms which includes: painting, carpet cleaning, walls, doors, woodworking, plumbing and electrical work.
  • Responding to all maintenance requests.
  • Ability to respond to emergency calls when necessary. (24-hour availability by phone).

Job Requirements


  • Educations:  High School diploma preferred
  • Experience:  Previous maintenance experience preferred
  • Aptitude:  Ability to read, write and understand and follow written and oral instructions. Must be proficient in English.
  • Willingness to perform routine, repetitive tasks with frequent interruptions.
  • Motor coordination is required for various work routines such as driving the van and working with tools.
  • Demonstrate good judgment, problem solving, and decision making skills
  • Able and willing to work flexible hours
  • Must have a compassion for and desire to work with the elderly
  • Ability to communicate effectively with residents, families, staff and vendors

Physical Demands:  Must be able to reach, stoop, bend, carry and manipulate various items.  Lifting, pushing or pulling up to 50 lbs.  Using proper body mechanics or available equipment to help.  Physical activity required throughout the shift.


  • HVAC
  • Electrical
  • Plumbing
  • Carpentry
  • Painting
  • Familiar with fire and life safety prevention equipment
  • Ability to perform preventative maintenance on all building equipment


  • Adhere to and carry out all policies and procedures as noted in the maintenance/transportation department
  • Report on-the-job injuries to the Executive Director before the end of your shifts.
  • Establish and maintain constructive working relationships with co-workers, residents, families and visitors
  • Maintain confidentiality of verbal and written information pertaining to residents, co-workers and families in the facility (see Community Manager for the HIPPA Privacy Act)
  • Promote PRIMROSE RETIREMENT in a positive way
  • Promote Team work in providing direction and service to our residents
  • Employees will not work under the influence of mood-altering or illegal drugs or alcohol.  If you are required to take medication, we as that inform the Manager that you are taking  meds and for how long
  • Neat appearance and good personal hygiene is required at PRIMROSE


PRIMROSE RETIREMENT COMMUNITY is an equal opportunity employer.


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