Nathan S. Kline Institute
  • 06-Jan-2021 to 20-Jan-2021 (EST)
  • Nathan Kline Institute
  • Orangeburg, NY, USA
  • $37,429.00
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Full benefits package


The Nathan S. Kline Institute for Psychiatric Research (NKI) is seeking to fill a vacancy in their Maintenance Department. The Maintenance Department at NKI is charged with supporting a complex research campus with unique maintenance requirements over and above normal, routine building services.

 The shift hours are approximately 11:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday through Friday with some evening and/or weekend work required to meet deadlines, during emergencies, and for snow removal as needed during inclement weather. Reliable and regular attendance is expected.

 Job primarily will require the operation of a 12-passenger van, picking up and dropping off NKI staff at regular intervals. This will include the maintenance of vehicles, including cleaning of vehicle.


Under the direction of the department supervisor, the maintenance assistant will perform a variety of semiskilled trades for the maintenance support of NKI's physical plant, utilities, shipping & receiving, equipment, and grounds. Specific duties to be performed may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Operation of a 12-passenger van, picking up and dropping off NKI staff at regular intervals. This will include the maintenance of vehicles, including cleaning of vehicle.
  • Load, unload, and otherwise physically handle equipment, furniture, supplies, etc.
  • Receive and take phone messages.
  • Perform a variety of minor maintenance related activities including assisting journeyman level staff in all aspects of facility maintenance.
  • Assist with general upkeep and grounds maintenance activities including weeding and planting; snow and ice removal during inclement weather, requiring the use of snowplows, snow blowers, snow shovels, and applying ice melt/salt. 


Minimum Requirements and Qualifications:

High school diploma or equivalent. Must possess and maintain a valid unrestricted Driver's License. Demonstrated knowledge and ability to accomplish minor building maintenance activities.

Other requirements include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Must possess the ability to communicate both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to use standard computer operating systems as required to complete daily assignments.
  • Working knowledge of safety standards and procedures.  
  • Must possess the ability to use the tools, machines, equipment and material of the trade or trades to which assigned. Must be able to use basic loading dock tools and equipment.
  • Ability and willingness to perform moderate to heavy manual labor. Must be willing and able to perform physical tasks which involve lifting and moving heavy objects, walking, stooping, standing, pushing, pulling, climbing ladders, and working at heights on scaffolds and platforms.
  • Ability to work well independently.
  • Must have the ability to assess and resolve maintenance issues.

Background Investigation/Justice Center Review Requirements:

Prospective appointees will be: 1) Checked against the Staff Exclusion List (SEL) maintained by the Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs. Prospective employees whose names appear on the SEL as having been found responsible for serious or repeated acts of abuse or neglect will be barred from appointment. 2) Screened against the Statewide Central Register of Child Abuse and Maltreatment (SCR).  Prospective employees whose names are indicated on the SCR may be barred from appointment.

*The Research Foundation is a private not-for-profit corporation and is not an agency or instrumentality of the State of New York.  Employees of the Research Foundation are not state employees, do not participate in any state retirement system, and do not receive state fringe benefits. Excellent Benefits Package. Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer/Minority/Women/Disabled/Veteran Employer. VEVRAA 41 CFR 60-300.5(a) compliant.

Applications will only be accepted through website at: - Click on Employment Opportunities. Applications will be accepted only during the posting dates as listed at the top of the job announcement.

Questions regarding this position please email:

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