Maintenance Coordinator (temporary)

How many people get to say they love going to work?  Be one of the lucky ones and join us at Woods Humane Society to help care for the homeless cats and dogs!

JOB TITLE: Maintenance Coordinator (Temporary) approximately three to four months commencing last week of June

DEPARTMENT: Shelter Operations

REPORTS TO: Adoption Program Manager
The Woods Humane Society team provides all patrons with top-notch customer service, all animals with the best possible care our resources permit; approaches each and every animal and person with compassion and understanding; performs daily in an effective and efficient manner and fosters a pleasurable work environment rich in practical learning and team work.

The Maintenance Coordinator supports the Director of Operations and Facility Committee to ensure that the buildings, equipment and grounds owned and managed by Woods Humane Society are properly maintained.

SCHEDULE: (subject to change): Four days per week (24 hours) with additional hours as needed. One hour unpaid lunch.

Please list dates and times you are NOT available to work with a brief explanation (the facility is staffed 7 days per week)

Sunday__________ Monday__________ Tuesday__________

Wednesday__________ Thursday__________ Friday__________ Saturday__________


·        At least two years related experience

·        Basic knowledge and experience with tools used for building and maintenance

·        Basic knowledge and experience with landscaping maintenance

·        Basic knowledge and experience with janitorial maintenance

·        A valid California Driver's License



·        Basic use of tools needed to repair, maintain and build as needed

·        Prioritize, organize, and manage multiple tasks in an often busy working environment

·        Detail-oriented and resourceful

·        Effective verbal and written communication

·        Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, maintaining energy and enthusiasm through often-times repetitive tasks

·        Ability to work independently and stay self-motivated as well as work in a close group setting

·        Ability to maintain professionalism in all interactions with all people at all times

·        Demonstrate the mission and vision of the organization on and off the job

·        Basic working knowledge of computer systems including all Microsoft Office, Outlook, Internet, Communication technology (smartphone apps for alarm system, texting, etc.)

Continuous exposure to infectious organisms, animal waste, allergens, chemical materials requiring OSHA Material Safety Data Sheets, high noise, sharp objects, potential hostile persons and/or dangerous and fractious animals, including the risk of animal bites and scratches.


·        Work with a variety of chemicals, tools and machinery

·        Work in an environment with daily changes in climate

·        Regularly required to use hands, fingers, voice and hearing

·        Frequently required to stand, walk, sit, reach with hands and arms, stoop, kneel or crouch

·        Specific vision abilities required are close vision, distant vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to focus

·        The ability to lift and carry 75 pounds for 100 feet


·        Perform preventive maintenance of building and grounds as assigned

·        Perform basic janitorial duties around building and grounds as assigned

·        Maintain and repair mechanical equipment, buildings and company vehicles

·        Inspect and report any maintenance issues

·        Recognize when the project at hand is beyond basic repair and request professional support by a licensed contractor through the Operations Director

·        Assemble and set up equipment or furniture

·        Assist in projects as needed

·        Communicate and schedule needed use of company vehicles

·        Weekly grounds/facility walks

·        Daily checks of emails and maintenance logs to address needs promptly

·        Supervise volunteer groups to assist on maintenance/grounds work projects

·         Till Miossi play yards once a week

·        Assist in set up and break down for events

·        Help dispense deliveries including  pet food to the appropriate storage areas

·        Move donations from lobby to garage or appropriate area as needed

·        Refill and stock items as needed

·        Empty all large trash bins weekly including break room and recycling bins/cardboard

·        Maintain Woods University and the Zamboni floor cleaner as needed


·        To perform all tasks to the best of one's ability

·        To seek supervision when unsure about any situation or project or when a situation is beyond your level of training

·        To uphold an energetic and enthusiastic attitude in all public interactions

·        To arrive for scheduled shifts on time and prepared to work and work diligently throughout the entire shift

·        To contact the Adoption Manager if you will miss your assigned shift

·        To contribute to a positive atmosphere and working environment at WHS

·        Be able to work independently and with a team

·        To communicate in a timely and professional manor

·        To model proper interactions with co-workers, volunteers and customers at all times

·        Supervise and coordinate vendors as needed

·        To make good use of time and plan days efficiently

·        To get approval before purchases over $100

·        Able to handle and move animals as needed



·        Maintain a neat and well-groomed personal appearance

·        Attend quarterly all staff meetings, trainings and utilize training material

·        Attend meetings with the Director of Operations and Adoption Program Manager

·        Participate as a member of the Woods Facility Committee

·        Abide by all policies

·        Carry out other duties as assigned by the Director of Operations and Adoption Program Manager

·        Exhibit professional representation of the organization

·        Accurately field questions regarding the organizations services and programs

WHS is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications. WHS strives to comply with all applicable laws prohibiting discrimination in the workplace.  WHS policy prohibits unlawful discrimination, abridgement or harassment based on race, color, age (over 40), gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, national, social or ethnic  origin, ancestry, citizenship, religion (including, but not limited to, all aspects of religious beliefs, observance or practice, religious dress and grooming practices), marital status, registered domestic partner status, civil union, family or parental status, military and veteran status, sex (including, but not limited to, pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding and related conditions), non-disqualifying physical, mental or sensory disability, medical condition, genetic information, filing of a workers’ compensation claim, or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law.  It is our intention that all applicants be given equal opportunity and that selection decisions are based on job related factors. All such discrimination is unlawful and all persons involved in the operations of WHS are prohibited from engaging in this type of conduct.


Interested applicants – please complete the employment application on our website, submit a cover which needs to include:

  • Reason interested in the position
  • Please provide the hours and days you are available to work as scheduling is key to our needs.
  • Please send a phone number and email address as well when applying on indeed

This job description explains and outlines qualifications and requirements specific to this position. The job description may evolve over time including additions, deletions or further revisions as necessary. Your employment as an Temporary Maintenance Coordinator or in any other position at Woods Humane Society is at-will and is for no set term; either you or Woods Humane Society may terminate the employment relationship at any time. By applying for this position you indicate that you have a clear understanding of what is required, that you possess the necessary skills, that you have a commitment to follow through with the duties as outlined and that you are willing to accept changes to the job description as it evolves.


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