Sault Tribe
  • - Juvenile Detention Center
  • MI, USA
  • $11.88/hr.
  • Hourly
  • Year Round - Full Time
  • Yes



The Maintenance Technician, under the direction of the Facility Administrator, is responsible for the maintenance of the administrative areas of the DetentionCenter including offices, restrooms, lobby, visitation rooms and classrooms and detention areas including dayrooms, circulation area, and exterior grounds areas.


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: (includes, but is not limited to, the following)


  • Maintains and care for carpets, tile floors, windows and walls.                                                              
  • Maintains and repairs building including painting, plumbing, carpentry, electrical, locksmithing and other maintenance services.
  • Maintains and cares for facility vehicles and maintains lawn care and ground keeping.                        
  • Ensures for the removal of snow and the safe conditions of driveways, parking lots and walkways.   
  • Maintains and cares for vehicle sally port and admission/booking area.                                                 
  • Supervises residents in assigned work detail.                                                                              
  • Maintains and services kitchen and laundry equipment.                                                                         
  • Maintains building and roof area, air conditioning and heating units.                                        
  • Receives deliveries of equipment and supplies for the facility and verifies the completeness of the orders.
  • Inventories supplies and equipment and maintains records.                                                                    
  • Inspects fire extinguishers annually and reports if recharging is necessary.
  • Maintains generator and facility emergency supplies and equipment.    


ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES: (includes, but is not limited to, the following)


  • Assists in fire drills and other safety drills as scheduled.
  • Ensures waste is properly disposed.        
  • Attends meetings and participates in training courses.                                        
  • Ensures control of pest and vermin.                                                                                
  • All other job related duties as assigned.




Immediate peers, peers in other departments, immediate supervisor/manager, executives, Board of Directors, customers and outside vendors/service providers.




Position medium with lifting of 50 pounds maximum and frequent lifting/carrying up to 25 pounds. Physical factors include frequent standing, walking, carrying/lifting, manual handling; occasional sitting, pushing/pulling, climbing, stooping, kneeling, crawling, reaching, use of hearing, smell, near/midrange/far vision, depth perception, color/field of vision, bending, and typing.  Working environment includes frequent exposure to weather and occasional exposure to extreme heat/cold, wet/humidity, noise and vibration and air quality. Potential hazards include frequent exposure to moving mechanical parts and equipment, occasional exposure to high exposed places, chemicals, insecticides/pesticides, client contact, infectious exposure and computer use. Employees are subject to physical and emotional behavior of youths. Personal protection equipment provided by employer includes items such as but not limited to, gloves, gowns, face shields, masks, eye protection, mouth pieces, resuscitation bags, pockets masks, ventilation devices and other equipment as needed. Immunizations including Hepatitis B vaccination series will be offered to team member at no cost. TB vaccinations required on yearly basis and provided to team member at no cost.




Education: High School diploma or equivalent required.


Experience: Minimum of 2 years of experience working in the maintenance field required.          


Certification/License: Will be required to undergo and successfully pass a background check. Must maintain a good moral character standing. Will be required to complete and pass pre-employment drug testing.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Knowledge of and ability to use tools, materials and equipment used in the repair and maintenance of mechanical equipment, building(s) and ground(s) required. Must have basic knowledge of operation and maintenance requirements of furnaces, ventilating systems and refrigeration equipment. Must have basic knowledge of or ability to learn health and fire safety practices and standards. Must be able to perform a variety of maintenance tasks involving carpentry, electrical, plumbing and mechanical. Must be able to work in high stress/hostile environment and handle difficult situations. Must be flexible and available to work various shifts, including nights, weekends and holidays. Native American preferred.


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