Maintenance Mechanic



  • Responsible for performing a wide variety of skilled and routine maintenance duties on buildings, fixtures, furniture and equipment, in order to keep them up to date and functional.


  • Tours cottages, other buildings and grounds to check for problems; determines priorities; discusses problems with lead mechanic and/or manager.
  • Performs any or all of the following maintenance duties:
  1. Makes plumbing repairs including leaky or plugged faucets, repair or replacement of major/minor pipes, drains or waste lines.
  2. Repairs plaster, paints or refinishes building interiors and exteriors.
  3. Makes minor electrical repairs such as repairing fuses, replacing fixtures and installing electrical outlets where wiring already exists.
  4. Repairs and erects wall partitions, shelves, fences, sub-floors, flooring, doors and other related items; makes minor roofing repairs.
  5. Performs routine carpentry work; repairs furniture; builds shelves; installs wall paneling.
  6. Installs and repairs equipment such as kitchen appliances and other items.
  7. Installs windows and window screens; hangs drapery rods and blinds.
  8. Hangs doors and installs locks.
  9. Repairs and replaces floor coverings.
  10. Moves furniture, equipment, supplies.

  • Maintains tools and equipment in good working order; requests supplies as needed.
  • Maintains routine records.
  • Supports Agency philosophies, policies and practices; and maintains confidentiality regarding children and Agency operations.
  • Actively participates in Agency meetings as required.
  • Continues to develop and maintain maintenance mechanic skills by participating in educational programs, reading and meetings with suppliers and supervisors.


  • May perform routine gardening and grounds maintenance duties.
  • May pick up and deliver items.
  • May assist with the setup and service of special events.
  • Performs related duties as required.


  • The incumbent in this position works in the facilities of residential, school and office buildings. The incumbent may be exposed to noise levels that interfere with normal speech/hearing; temperature extremes working outside; or wetness, fumes, vibrations, dust, etc. sufficient to cause comparable discomfort. Also there may be exposure to hazardous substances such as cleaning agents and oils. The incumbent may be exposed to volatile and emotional students and clients.


  • Will spend substantial time performing physical labor.
  • May be required to travel via Agency-owned or personal vehicle to other Five Acres facilities, or community locations as needed.
  • May lift up to 60 lbs periodically.
  • Participates in physical interventions as necessary, in accordance with Agency polices and procedures.


  • High School diploma or equivalent and 2 years' minimum experience in a related field.
  • Working knowledge of general plumbing, electrical, air conditioning systems and maintenance.
  • Working knowledge of routine carpentry and repair of furniture and fixtures.
  • Effective troubleshooting skills to identify equipment and facilities problems.
  • Basic knowledge of and ability to comply with local and general fire codes.
  • Working knowledge of methods, tools and equipment used in the maintenance trades; and ability to care for tools and equipment.
  • Effective reading, writing and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to operate and maintain hand and power tools normally associated with facilities and equipment maintenance.
  • The ability to perform the physical labor associated with facilities and equipment maintenance including lifting up to 60 lbs independently.
  • Ability to tolerate different weather conditions.
  • Knowledge of and ability to comply with accepted health and safety procedures.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Ability to be flexible and work in a changing environment.
  • Current California driver's license and a driving record acceptable to the Agency's insurance carrier.
  • Knowledge of emergency procedures of the Agency.
  • Ability to model positive behaviors and Agency values.
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team.

  • Location: Altadena, CA

      Five Acres is an equal opportunity employer and a drug free workplace. Therefore, the Agency does not discriminate, and does not permit its employees to discriminate against other employees or applicants because of race, religion (including religious dress and grooming practices), creed, color, sex/gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or related legally protected medical conditions), sex stereotype, gender identity/gender expression/transgender (including whether or not you are transitioning or have transitioned) and sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, legally protected medical condition, genetic information/characteristics, marital status/registered domestic partner status, age (40 and over), sexual orientation, military or veteran status, any other basis protected by federal, state or local law or ordinance or regulation.