Best Friends Animal Society
  • 506- Maintenance
  • Kanab, UT, USA
  • Hourly
  • Temporary

Join Best Friends and turn your career into a labor of love. The benefits package is one of the best! Medical, Dental, Vision, Basic and Supplemental Life Insurance, Short and Long Term Disability, Child Care reimbursement, Pet Sitting reimbursement, Flexible Spending Account, Health Savings Account, PTO, Paid Holidays, Employee Assistance Program, 401K, Staff Discounts, Best Friends Wellness Center, and Flex Work Policy. Further, we also have some very unique perks, such as discounted veterinary care and the opportunity to bring pets to work. Our onsite cafeteria serves healthy vegetarian food.

Position Title:  General Labor Maintenance

Reports to: Maintenance Manager

Location: Kanab, Utah


Term: Full-Time, Term Limited ending 9/30/2018


Position Summary:  Performs varied physical labor and semi-skilled equipment operations to improve and maintain sanctuary grounds and facilities.  Performs general building maintenance and assists in remodeling projects that may include interior and exterior painting projects.  



  • Completes client generated work order tickets in an organized and timely manner
  • Performs a variety of maintenance work such as general building repairs and minor renovations
  • Performs recurrent preventative maintenance on various equipment, structures and landscaped areas including fencing; developed paths, diamond block retaining walls, and assists in site and building cleanup
  • Leads & trains less experienced employees
  • Works with a variety of construction materials including: wood, metal, concrete, RFP, drywall, gravel, etc..
  • Performs activities that include: hand sweeping, dumping, spreading, shoveling, raking, tamping, etc.
  • Operates, services, cleans, and cares for tools and equipment
  • Performs a variety of physical labor as assigned
  • Performs various drywall procedures and repairs. Including texture, tape and mud              
  • Erects small wooden structures including roofing work
  • Performs concrete pours and concrete finishing work
  • Follows safe work practices and observes safety precautions
  • Other duties as assigned


Skills and Experience:

  • Basic knowledge of methods, tools, equipment, materials, and practices used in construction and maintenance
  • Ability to obtain appropriate certificates or licenses required to operate and service equipment; to learn to operate a variety of hand and portable power tools, vehicles, and mobile construction and maintenance equipment skillfully and safely.
  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions; read and interpret maps, diagrams, and equipment operations manuals; maintain records; make basic arithmetical calculations
  • Work with a positive outlook, upbeat, energetic, and takie initiative attitude.
  • Ability to accommodate changes in work priorities and/or scheduling
  • Collaborative nature and willingness to work with various colleagues  
  • Willingness to learn on the job.


Physical Requirements:

  • Working outdoors, ability to perform physical work requiring coordination, agility, strength, and stamina.  Work includes heavy lifting (typically up to 80 pounds); prolonged periods of standing; stooping, reaching, crawling, and climbing; manual dexterity.
  • Valid driver's license, with 3 year clean driving record

Thank you for your interest in pursuing a career at Best Friends Animal Society.  Best Friends Animal Society is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, marital status, domestic partner status, or medical condition.

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