Maintenance Director

Saint John, Indiana, United States Full-time

Providence Life Services offers a full range of services for families who need retirement living, assisted living, rehab, skilled nursing, and more.

Our “New Senior Living Community” located in St. John, Indiana is currently seeking a full-time Maintenance Direcrtor. This is an excellent career opportunity for individuals who are truly passionate about providing care for the elderly!

The primary purpose of your job position is to plan, organize, develop and direct the overall operation of the Environmental Services Department (Maintenance and Housekeeping) in accordance with current federal, state, and local standards, guidelines, and regulations governing our facility, and as may be directed by the Executive Director, to assure that our facility is clean, sanitary, safe, secure, and adequately supplied to assure that the highest degree of quality resident care can be maintained at all times.


Summary of essential job functions

  • Develop and maintain security objectives and standards.
  • Assist the EOC staff in the development and use of departmental policies, procedures, equipment, supplies, etc.
  • Review the department’s policies, procedure manuals, job descriptions, etc., at least annually for revisions, and make recommendations to the Executive Director. 
  • Interview sales representatives and select vendors/suppliers in accordance with established policies and procedures.
  • Ensure all telephone orders are confirmed with a written purchase order.
  • Maintain records that reflect the facility’s security projections, programs and expenditures including cost, inventory, etc.
  • Assist in developing methods for determining quality and quantity of supplies and equipment purchased.
  • Ensure correct/complete invoices are forwarded to business/accounting office for payment.
  • Organize/supervise storage, control and issue of supplies and equipment in accordance with established policies and procedure.
  • Ensure various departments are properly charged with supplies and equipment they have received for cost allocation purposes.
  • Assume the administrative authority, responsibility, and accountability of directing the EOC Department.
  • Coordinate EOC services and activities with other related departments (i.e., Dietary, Nursing, etc.).
  • Submit accident/incident reports to the Executive Director within twenty-four (24) hours after the occurrence as it pertains to the EOC.
  • Assist the Infection Control Coordinator in identifying, evaluating, and classifying routine and job related functions to ensure that laundry tasks involving potential exposure to blood/body fluids are properly identified and recorded.
  • Participate in facility surveys (inspections) made by authorized government agencies.
  • Review and develop a plan of correction for deficiencies noted during survey inspections and provide a written copy of such to the Executive Director.
  • Keep abreast of economic conditions/situations and recommend to the Executive Director adjustments in services that assure the continued ability to provide a clean, safe and comfortable environment.
  • Ensure that outside services are properly completed/supervised in accordance with contracts/work orders.
  • Make daily rounds to assure that personnel are performing required duties and to assure that appropriate procedures are being rendered to meet the needs of the facility.   
  • Review complaints and grievances made by personnel, residents, family members, or visitors and make oral/written reports to the Executive Director.
  • Must be able to push, pull, move and/or lift a minimum of 50 pounds to a minimum height of 3 feet.


Skills necessary

  • High School diploma required.
  • Must be mature and career minded.
  • Long-term skilled care experience is preferred.
  • Must be knowledgeable of boilers, compressors, generators, etc., as well as various mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems.·    
  • Must be knowledgeable in building codes and safety and security regulations.
  • Must be knowledgeable of maintenance practices and procedures as well as the laws, regulations, and guidelines governing maintenance functions in the long-term care facility.




All full time PLS employees are eligible for the following:

  • Major medical insurance with five options
  • Dental Insurance
  • Basic life insurance
  • Long term disability
  • Short term disability
  • Voluntary term life insurance
  • 403(b) retirement plans
  • Credit union
  • Employee assistance program
  • Flex spending account
  • Vacation pay, sick pay and holiday pay