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Mainstream Living, Inc
  • Full Time
  • Immediately
  • 12.00-20.00 Hour
  • Des Moines, IA
  • Travel
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Full-time Maintenance Technician

This is a full-time position based out of either Ames or Des Moines, but includes traveling to many sites in both metro areas. The hours are Monday to Friday between 8am and 5pm.

Mainstream Living, Inc. provides Residential and Vocational services and supports in community settings to persons with intellectual disabilities and mental illness. The Maintenance Tech job duties include maintaining company properties. Tasks include basic carpentry, plumbing, electrical, lawn care, landscaping, etc.



  • Orders supplies, materials, and equipment, within budgetary constraints

  • Records and submits time and expense by job

  • Supervises/assists contractors

  • Prepares cost estimates

  • Supervises and assigns work to Asst. PMT

  • Completes and turns in paperwork at regular intervals


  • Is responsible and accountable for vehicles, tools, and equipment

  • Keeps equipment clean and well-maintained


  • Provides maintenance and minor construction to facilities assigned

  • Paints facilities, provides lawn care and grounds keeping, provides snow removal as assigned

  • Performs preventive maintenance

  • Begins tasks as scheduled and completes within a timely manner

  • Observes and reports any unsafe conditions

  • Insures safety of consumers and staff while working

  • Responds to emergency calls

  • Works diligently to incorporate and spirit and intent of the organization’s mission into work

Other duties as assigned


Experience in home repairs, carpentry, plumbing, electrical work and landscaping required. Flexibility and willing to travel necessary. Valid driver’s license required.


Ability to safely use power tools, ladders, lawn equipment. Knowledge of proper safety procedures for exposure to electrical and construction environments. Excellent driving skills with the ability to drive large vans.

High school diploma or GED required; Completion of a buildings trade program preferred; or equivalent combination of education and experience.


These physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the described essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to lift a minimum of fifty pounds. The employee is often required to sit and use their hands and fingers, to handle or feel. The employee is required to stand, walk, reach with arms and hands, climb or balance, and to stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl, and lift. Vision abilities required by this job include close vision.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to normal exterior temperatures. The noise level in the work environment varies from quiet to extreme.

Classification 2 Job Listing

Work Orientation Exemption 1

Jobs in which required tasks do not routinely involve a potential for mucous membrane or skin contact with blood, body fluids, tissues or potential spills or splashes, but exposure or potential exposure may result from unplanned tasks or contact with unanticipated presence of infectious material that are required as a condition of employment. In addition to possible exposure to toxic or caustic chemicals.


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