POSITION: Maintenance AssistantREPORTS TO:Site ManagerPOSITION OVERVIEWOxbows Maintenance Lead splits time between supporting maintenance of mechanical farm equipment and general facility maintenance of a diverse operation. Time will be spent both directly supervised on technical projects and performing independent work such as rough/finish carpentry, diagnosing mechanical equipment and critical systems/ building maintenance. This is a great position for an individual looking to expand their already broad skillset in a wide variety of subjects including: electrical, carpentry, plumbing, mechanical, diesel/gas/small engine repair, irrigation, landscaping, land stewardship, etc.JOB RESPONSIBILITIESUnder the supervision of the Site Manager, assist with all aspects of equipment and property maintenance with a focus on preventative maintenance and best ecological practices. Key tasks include:Property and Facilities Maintenance, 45%Maintenance of barns, out buildings and plastic growing housesBuild/ modify structures as neededPerform light renovations of existing spacesInstall landscape features using machines and hand toolsSupervise other grounds keepers and volunteers as needed Assist/ lead maintenance crew during festivals and eventsEquipment Maintenance, 45%Repair and servicing farm vehicles, tractors and implementsDevelop and implement preventative maintenance protocolsSmall engine care/repairRepair/modify and service of specialized farm equipmentSafely operating large vehicles to move material, equipment and soil around Oxbow Build and maintain irrigation systemsCare for and maintenance of toolsGeneral, 10%Ensure Facilities and Maintenance teams objectives, strategies and messages are aligned with and supportive of Oxbows mission and strategic planWork cross-functionally with program teams to ensure efficient and effective communication and operationsRepresent Oxbow in a positive, professional manner, engaging with and educating visitors about Oxbows mission and programsPerform other duties as needed and assigned by the Facilities & Grounds ManagerQUALIFICATIONSStrong and demonstrated experience with all aspects of general carpentry, including familiarity with different mediums such as wood, metal, cementComfortable dealing with and supporting activities revolving around public engagementAble to work with a positive attitude: standing, sitting, bending over or kneeling, to lift heavy & awkward objects, up to 60 lbs., perform physical work such as digging or constructing, in inclement weatherComfortable with ladders and heightsWillingness and capacity to take initiativeAble to take direction, ask for help/clarity when necessary, and accept constructive feedback on work and techniqueClear, consistent communication Mechanical aptitudeTractor driving experience a plus, but not necessary Consistent attention to detailMust have valid drivers license and clean driving recordAble to work independently and within a teamWeekend event work is required multiple times throughout the year including on call service during flood and snow eventsAdditional desired qualities include: environmentally conscious, detail oriented, self-motivated, energetic, and professional.The Oxbow facilities team is part of a larger non-profit organization. A commitment to Oxbows overall mission and working as part of a team is critical.
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