Building Maintenance Program
Training provided by Cellarer
Facilities require a certain amount of upkeep to look their best, maintain a safe environment and serve their intended function. Volunteers will conduct regular inspections in their own assigned areas to determine any needs, report them to their assigned Lead person and after work is approved perform the necessary work or repairs.
Some of the work activities may include: painting, minor electrical, or other recognized crafts for the purpose of maintaining and repairing the building fixtures.
Volunteers for our buildings may do a variety of jobs which may be different on a day to day basis such as: painting, fixing a broken garbage disposal, replacing a faucet, or installing a new outlet in an office, etc.
Volunteers may handle repairs that require basic skills as an electrician, carpenter, plumber, mechanic, painter, HVAC technician and roofer. However, volunteers must always remain aware of their limitations when they lack of expertise or knowledge of local ordinances requirements. They will notify the proper person responsible in these cases.
Useful Qualifications and Skills:
The skills requirements are based on the area of work and expertise required by the job, and may include:
Knowledge of general building maintenance.
Principles of plumbing, painting, and electrical work.
Principles of heating, ventilation and cooling systems.
Following standard safety practices.
Ability to schedule preventative maintenance services.
Operate a variety of hand and power equipment in a safe and effective manner.
Ability to climb ladders.
Work independently in the absence of supervision.
Understand and follow oral and written instructions.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with others during the course of work.
Work Setting and Location: Any of the Abbey of New Clairvaux Buildings. Work may be inside or outside buildings and volunteers may be exposed to changing weather and potentially dusty environment. Work areas may be impacted by odors from the application of chemicals, weed killers and others products used during farming and landscaping operations.
Typical work hours: Anytime between 8:30 am – 5:00pm Monday-Friday. Some weekends may be available as per our special events.