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Transportation/Maintenance Assistant

Decatur, Illinois
20 Sep 2022

Day shift available!

Primrose Retirement Communities began over 30 years ago with a simple mission - to honor our seniors by offering a variety of healthy, happy lifestyle options.

By getting the right people on the team at all levels of the organization and by making work fun, we will create a culture where the best people will want to work, residents will want to live, and the core values of Accountability, Relentless Improvement, Embrace Change, Respect and Passion are embraced.

Are you one of the right people'?

Primrose Retirement is hiring for a Transportation/Maintenance Assistant. Primary responsibilities will be to transport residents to and from appointments. Assisting them on and off the bus or van when needed. Ensure the bus/van is properly maintained. Assisting the Property Maintenance Technician with building maintenance where needed. Duties may include painting, general cleaning, snow removal, mowing and carpentry.


  • Perform work as defined by the Executive Director.
  • Secure all passengers properly when using the handicapped lift.
  • Ensure all passengers are properly secured prior to putting the vehicle in motion.
  • Safely transport residents on Primrose bus/van.
  • Inform Executive Director of van/maintenance needs
  • Monitor the van; i.e. - Keeping the gas tank full, cleaning the van, watching the oil change schedule, etc.
  • Attend any in-service educational programs recommended by the Executive Director.
  • Provide a safe, clean and comfortable environment for the residents
  • Follow defined safety codes while performing all duties.
  • Understand facility fire and disaster plans and follow established procedures during fire drills and actual emergencies.
  • Perform any other duties or special assignments as directed by the Executive Director.
  • Assist in repairing and maintaining vacated rooms which includes: painting, carpet cleaning, walls, doors, woodworking, plumbing and electrical work.
  • Adhere to and carry out all policies and procedures as noted in the maintenance/transportation department
  • Report on-the-job injuries to the Executive Director before the end of your shifts.
  • Establish and maintain constructive working relationships with co-workers, residents, families and visitors
  • Maintain confidentiality of verbal and written information pertaining to residents, co-workers and families in the facility (see Community Manager for the HIPPA Privacy Act)

  • High School diploma preferred
  • Previous maintenance experience preferred
  • Ability to read, write and understand and follow written and oral instructions. Must be proficient in English.
  • Willingness to perform routine, repetitive tasks with frequent interruptions.
  • Motor coordination is required for various work routines such as driving the van and working with tools.
  • Demonstrate good judgment, problem solving, and decision making skills
  • Able and willing to work flexible hours
  • Must have a compassion for and desire to work with the elderly
  • Ability to communicate effectively with residents, families, staff and vendors

  • Valid Driver's License
  • General knowledge of building maintenance and common tools
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