Maintenance Technician

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Company Overview

Youth Villages has been a national leader in the implementation of research-based treatment philosophies in the field of children's mental and behavioral health. Our commitment to helping troubled children and their families find success spans 30+ years and includes a comprehensive array of programs and services.


If you are looking for a positive career move where you are meeting the challenges of life and striving to make a positive difference, then Youth Villages is the place for you. We are looking for people with a strong sense of purpose and focus to continually build confidence in yourself and our organization.


Program Overview

Youth Villages’ Residential Treatment programs serve children with emotional and behavioral problems.  Our residential campuses provide the setting for an intensive treatment program that combines the unique balance of structure and freedom. This enables children and their families to identify, understand and cope with their individual needs and develop the skills necessary to succeed in less restrictive settings.  We have three different types of facilities—Intensive Residential Centers, Open Campuses, and Group Homes.


Position Overview


Installs, maintains, and repairs machinery, equipment, physical structures, and pipe and electrical systems in a commercial establishment by performing the following duties.
Essential duties and responsibilities include the following:

  • Other duties may be assigned.
  • Visually inspects and tests machinery and equipment.
  • Listens for unusual sounds from machines or equipment to detect malfunction and discusses machine operation variations with supervisors or other maintenance workers to diagnose problem or repair machine.
  • Reports immediately to supervisor any malfunctions or maintenance needs of buildings or equipment. Dismantles defective machines and equipment and installs new or repaired parts.
  • Cleans and lubricates shafts, bearings, gears, and other parts of machinery.
  • Repairs and maintains physical structure of establishment ensuring safety and an orderly condition.
  • Fabricates and repairs counters, benches, partitions, and other wooden structures.
  • Collects, prioritizes and completes maintenance tickets, providing a copy as required to the Director of Support Services, and notifies the Maintenance Supervisor in advance of any special maintenance needs.
  • Maintains a safe environment by ensuring that all equipment is operated in a safe and orderly manner.
  • Completes scheduled building checklists and forwards completed checklists to designated staff. Keeps grounds in good condition and free of litter and foreign objects on a daily basis.
  • Secures all tools, equipment and supplies in the designated shop areas.
  • Maintains company vehicles in good mechanical and safe operating condition.
  • Assists in setting up and dismantling special event equipment.
  • Serves as member of committees or Continuous Quality Improvement teams as requested. Completes periodic inventories of equipment, tools, supplies and maintenance materials.
  • Performs such duties that fall within the purview of the position as determined by the supervisor.




High School Diploma or GED required 
At least 2+ years experience in general maintenance.
Must be able to work on Out-of-Town projects when needed.
Prefer Electrical, HVAC, and Plumbing experience.
Must be able to perform On Call duties when needed (nights and weekends included).
Drivers license required
A mechanical aptitude and general skill knowledge in all areas of general structural and mechanical maintenance.




Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.




Ability to add and subtract two digit numbers and to multiply and divide with 10's and 100's. Ability to perform these operations using units of American money and weight measurement, volume, and distance.




Ability to apply commonsense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.




Ability to perform on-call duty as assigned by the supervisor. Ability to work overtime hours as requested by the Maintenance Supervisor.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee frequently is required to walk, climb or balance, and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to sit and smell.The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move more than 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
Experience growth and development through our continuous training, as well as tuition and licensure reimbursement, or pursue opportunities to advance both clinically and administratively with Youth Villages.


Additional Benefits


Medical, Dental, Prescription Drug Coverage and Vision
Retirement Savings Pension Plan
403 (b)
2 weeks paid vacation
12 paid sick days per year
10 paid holidays
Mileage & Cell Phone Reimbursement (when applicable)




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