Director of Maintenance

Somerset, NJ
The Bristal at Somerset NJ
Depends on Experience 
Full Time
Day Shift

At the present time we are seeking an experienced hands-on Director of Maintenance who will take a leadership role, coordinating and directing the Maintenance Department and Maintenance Staff. 

The Bristal Assisted Living provides seniors a living environment that is safe and nurturing, nestled in surroundings that are 5 star, luxurious and comfortable. 


  • Coordinate and assure performance of all preventative maintenance schedules.
  • Visually inspect all common areas on a daily basis to ascertain maintenance needs.
  • Prepare work schedules and follow up for maintenance personnel by managing and delegating the work orders and maintaining schedules.
  • Set up periodic inspections of the total property systems of checking such items as roof, building façade, parking lots, grounds, signs, etc
  • Initiate, supervise and maintain an up-to-date repair record on all equipment and maintain an up-to-date work list for the job and ensure all work is completed in a timely and effective manner with respect to assigned priorities.
  • Initiate a training program to insure training is implemented and completed by all maintenance personnel, inspects all fire fighting equipment according to time period and instruction required by law.
  • Operate and maintain all buildings and grounds, all security and transportation systems in accordance with Federal, State and local OSHA standards.
  • Inspect vacated apartments and complete the painting, repair and general refurbishment within the prescribed time frame.
  • Head up the Safety Committee
  • Respond to maintenance emergencies at any time needed.
  • Maintain grounds and outside areas of building, including and not limited to: sprinkler system, outside lights, driveway and parking lots, in a clean and working condition.
  • Continuing education regarding maintenance methods, chemicals and standards.


  • A minimum of five (5) years experience as a supervisor with documented evidence of varied skills and abilities.
  • Experience with HVAC, plumbing, carpentry and general maintenance
  • Maintenance for a large residential community, hotel, hospitality, Assisted Living or similar industry experience desired
  • Must demonstrate skills in all phases of building and equipment maintenance, cleanliness and repairs
  • Skilled in the selection of personnel and management of staff to meet the needs of the entire facility
  • Acceptable working knowledge of MS Office.
  • Experience working in a facility with a senior/ geriatric population a plus
  • A true customer service, friendly attitude and demeanor when dealing with staff, residents, management and families
  • High School diploma or equivalent.
  • Willingness to be on call during emergency situations as the building operates 24 hours, 7 days per week.
  • Schedule will be full time day shift covering one weekend day per week for either a Tuesday-Saturday or Sunday-Thursday schedule


  • Heavy lifting up to fifty (50) pounds 20%
  • Operation of machinery and electrical equipment 60%
  • Exposure to harsh chemicals 20%
  • Climb A Frame and Extension ladders of up to 32 feet both inside and outside 40%
  • Shovel snow from walkways, as needed
  • Endure unregulated weather: cold in the winter and hot in the summer
  • Walking 90%
  • Reaching 90%
  • Bending 40%
  • Driving 20% .