Facilities Maintenance Technician

Facilities Maintenance Technicians are responsible for small repairs on customer or private property, resulting from the actions of Rumpke collection vehicles. This position performs trash enclosure repairs of wooden or masonry construction, improvements, and installation of equipment to mitigate future damage, basic landscape repairs, mailbox repairs/replacements and other repairs within the scope of their abilities. This position is also responsible for documenting pre-existing damage on new customer site-checks, proposes and performs repairs or improvements to enclosures and oversees 3rd party repairs, as needed, to ensure scope of work is appropriate.

  • Perform skilled construction, maintenance, and repair on customer or Company property, buildings, and equipment in a safe manner in compliance with all local, state, and federal regulations and company policies.
  • Perform basic landscaping to include but not limited to mowing and edging lawns, prune trees and shrubs, landscaping, planting, mulching, weeding, trimming, and watering plants, etc.
  • Perform preventive maintenance per schedule or as directed.
  • Assist in minor repairs of plumbing, electrical and HVAC as needed.
  • Operate various hand-held manual, electrical and gas-powered tools, and equipment.
  • Perform calculations (i.e., mixing proportions, measuring angles and distances, calculating square feet, etc.)
  • Maintain and ensure the safe operating condition of assigned equipment and tools according to company policy and OSHA.
  • Recognize and propose repairs on any detected deterioration which could lead to further damage to the customer’s property or Rumpke equipment or personnel.
  • Snow removal and salt application to driveways, walkways, and parking from Rumpke facilities.
  • Assist with the planning, estimating, and coordination of more complex tasks.
  • Assist in supporting the safety and physical integrity of property, structures, facilities, and equipment.
  • Professional interaction with internal and external customers.
  • Applies for and obtains permits for building projects as required.
  • Maintain accurate records (work orders, materials/supplies usage, cost estimates, labor time, maintenance logs, etc.).
  • Other duties as assigned.

  • Ability to perform physical requirements of the job (prolonged physical exertions, including standing, bending, lifting, pushing, pulling, squatting, bending, kneeling, reaching, stretching, climbing, and working in awkward positions and tight areas).
  • Knowledge of construction, masonry, plumbing and electrical maintenance and repair.
  • Must be able to lift and carry up to 50 pounds.
  • Minimum 1–2 years performing building repair and maintenance.
  • Experience working with various hand tools and equipment.
  • Knowledge and experience with grounds maintenance.
  • Ability to safely perform maintenance and repair.
  • Ability to work overtime, weekends and/or holidays.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to work in all weather conditions.
  • Must be able to read and speak the English language well enough to communicate, understand, and respond to questions, instructions, signs, signals, and safety training.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills to be able to communicate effectively and professionally with internal and external customers.

  • Exposure to noise, heat, dust, and fumes as found in a repair facility.
  • Exposure to extreme weather conditions.
  • Exposure to residential and commercial waste.

  • Must be able to complete pre-employment drug testing successfully.
  • Legally eligible to work in the United States.
  • Must be 18 years of age.
  • Must produce satisfactory pre-employment drug test and background check results.
  • Must be willing to work weekends, holidays, and night shifts if needed.

This job description is intended to describe the general nature, complexity, and level of work to be performed by employees assigned to this position and is not to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties and/or skills required. It does not prescribe or restrict the work that may be assigned. Furthermore, this does not establish a contract for employment and is subject to change at the discretion of the company.

Rumpke Waste and Recycling is committed to equality in all aspects of employment. It is Rumpke’s policy to provide equal opportunities to all employees and potential employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status or disability status.