Cedar Hill Health Care Corporation

Job Description
Director of Plant Maintenance and Life Safety


The Director of Plant Maintenance & life safety is responsible for staffing and managing the department to assure that the community buildings, equipment & grounds maintained in a safe, functional and attractive condition and in compliance with all applicable local, state and federal codes/regulations.
The Director is responsible for being knowledgeable of all applicable Federal OSHA and state regulations and for working with staff education coordinator in training staff in Life Safety and Emergency Preparedness.


Education: Completion of technical high school, GED, or its equivalent.
– Advanced technical education in building trades, life safety, or engineering preferred.
– Experience in building & equipment maintenance & repair or construction.
– Supervisory experience in managing building maintenance is preferred.
– Working knowledge of HVAC, plumbing, electrical, plumbing, and septic systems.
– Proficient in areas of IT, networking, teledata, computer maintenance and Microsoft Office products.

Possession of a valid drivers license in Vermont or NH cert.

Physical Requirements:  Position may be physically demanding. Employee must have physical strength and flexibility to perform manual labor, including snow removal. May be required to lift and move equipment weighing up to 50 lbs. Employee is required to follow rules of good body mechanics when lifting and moving equipment and to use carts and vehicles for moving heavy supplies & furniture.

Dress Code:

Must be neat in appearance wearing appropriate clothing and sturdy shoes for the work to be performed.

Responsible To:

Community Executive Director

General Hours of Work:

Full-time Salaried position (7:30am-4:00pm Monday-Friday) generally

  • On call on rotating basis alternating with other maintenance staff
  • Available as MOD (manager on duty) at least 4 weekends per year.
  • Hours of day and day of week may vary based on priority needs of the community and its residents

Position Expectations:

  • Work assessment; Regularly makes rounds of all buildings to determine the condition of the exterior and interior of all buildings, the operating condition of all equipment and to determine any immediate repair/replacement needs.
  • Maintains an inventory of all equipment with year of purchase and dates of service
  • Works with Human Resources Coordinator to staff the department with, experienced staff. Orients and trains staff in all aspects of required maintenance work.
  • Plans, organizes, schedules preventive maintenance & repairs of equipment and buildings
  • Assure the Preventive Maintenance work is documented on flow sheets specific to the task and maintained in an orderly manner easily retrievable
    Works with staff to assure that work is performed in a safe, competent, and timely manner
  • Organizes maintenance work areas, inventories tools and maintenance equipment and keeps work, storage, and office areas in a clean orderly manner.
  • Maintains adequate supplies and equipment to maintain buildings, equipment and grounds in good working condition
  • Maintains driveways and walkways in a clean, safe condition for all work shifts during winter months
  • Interviews and obtains credentials and price estimates from tradesman as required to perform work which is beyond the scope or ability of community staff.
  • Provides the Community Executive Director with information on potential tradesman in order to make a final decision for contractual work
  • Works closely with contractors to schedule equipment maintenance work in a timely manner, Maintains a schedule of contract work to be performed and works closely with contractor to assure that work is done timely and correctly.
  • Obtains bids on fuel and other major purchases – reviews with CED for final decision
  • Chairs the Emergency preparedness Committee
  • Works closely with the staff Education coordinator and human Resources Coordinator in staff life safety and Emergency preparedness training.
    * Works closely with local fire department to carry out fire drills and evacuation drills as required
    * Maintains records of same and coordinates with staff education coordinator to train staff in fire prevention and fire alarm responses
    * Schedules regular inspections of fire safety and power generator equipment. Performs regular testing and service as required
  • Works with Community Executive Director and Principal Owner to create annual operating and Capital spending budgets and stay within those budgets.
  • Communicates regularly with Community Executive Director, facility managers and other supervisory staff
  • Participates in mandatory and applicable staff education & training

Recommended Work Traits & Attitude

  • Understands & believes in community’s mission
  • Presents a positive, caring and respectful attitude & approach towards community residents, staff and visitors etc.
  • Considerable knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety precautions related to the mechanical, electrical and building trades and equipment
  • Follows safe practices in performing work
  • Knowledge of the practices and techniques of maintenance in construction trade including plumbing, carpentry, masonry, electrical and painting
  • Ability to read & understand schematic drawings
  • Ability to schedule and supervise the training and work of plant maintenance staff


Job Type: Full-time

Experience: Maintenance: 1 year (Preferred)

Education: High school or equivalent (Required)

License: NH or Vermont Drivers License (Required)

Benefits offered:
Paid time off
Health insurance
Other types of insurance
Retirement benefits or accounts
Education assistance or tuition reimbursement
Workplace perks such as food/coffee and flexible work schedules