Lead General Maintenance Workr

Leads the work of crew workers and participates in various grounds-keeping and facilities maintenance task such as landscape maintenance snow removal trash collection and disposal furniture and equipment moving construction labor; including finish cement and support labor for other Facilities Management Department personnel. Responsible for the maintenance and repair of all vehicles and equipment assigned to department. Assists the Facilities Supervisor in the daily operations by planning evaluating coordinating and distributing tasks to the Crew Workers. Provides feedback to the Facilities Supervisor in regard to the hiring and performance evaluation process.


Receives work orders or oral instructions for all grounds maintenance and landscape projects. Sets priority and distributes work to individual Crew Workers and also performs groundskeeper tasks with assigned staff. Leads special projects as assigned which may include; painting projects demolition projects and other miscellaneous small projects. Establishes priorities and schedules within the framework of established goals and objectives. Reports to Facilities Supervisor regarding completion and progress of work.

Participates in selection of outside contractors and obtains competitive bids. Makes recommendations regarding bid selection for grounds projects and snow removal. Monitors and evaluates outside contractor activities and resolves operational problems with contractor as required. Maintains an inventory of spare parts supplies and equipment to assure timely availability. Assists in obtaining product information pricing and delivery. Prepares purchase orders for approval.


Conducts regular inspections of grounds including all parking lots and sidewalks in order to comply with all safety regulations. Utilizing maintenance management software maintains records such as time worked on projects and service and repair records.

Implements and monitors a preventative maintenance program to assure cost effective maintenance and a scheduled maintenance program for the grounds fleet and equipment according to manufacturer specifications. Maintains a complete inventory system through recording of all expenditures of each vehicle maintenance equipment fuel repair parts supplies etc.

Assists the Facilities Supervisor in the development of the Fleet Services budget to include a review of past year expenses and income; adjusts and administers all Fleet Service purchases including parts tools office supplies. Assists with the development of specifications for vehicles and equipment to be used; arranges for the purchase and delivery of vehicles and equipment; insures that all vehicles and equipment purchased are licensed and registered as required.

Welds replaces parts repairs parts repairs vehicle electrical systems diagnoses vehicles for minor body and fender work performs tune ups and engine overhauls and troubleshoots problems when needed. Examines vendor reports for accuracy on each vehicle and piece of equipment repaired; writes reports on vehicles and equipment repaired.

Checks all vendor repair work performed before placing vehicles and equipment back in service. This includes physical inspections and road tests. Brings to the attention of the supervisor frequently repaired equipment and recommended possible replacement.

Assists the Facilities Supervisor with the development of snow removal policy and procedures and schedules for plant personnel snow removal crews. Completes the maintenance of snow removal equipment. Schedules and supervises snow removal by outside contractor.

Assures work areas and equipment are maintained in a safe orderly manner and those safe practices are applied in all activities of employees assigned. Maintains quality assurance environmental and infection control in accordance with established hospital department policies procedures and objectives.

Regularly performs all duties of a crew worker in a safe and professional manner and in accordance with established Miriam Hospital Facilities Management Department Policy and the �Fleet Risk Control Policy and Procedures.

Must have a good driving record and meet and maintain the appropriate valid driver license in order to operate motor vehicles as required by Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations and in accordance with the Lifespan Fleet Risk Control Policy.

Participates in the department on-call system to provide around the clock coverage for the Hospital.

May assist in general department activities as needed including; construction and flood or fire emergencies.

Performs other duties as required.


Other information:

Lead person skills to effectively direct the work of others.

Analytical ability to plan schedule and coordinate work projects.

Basic computer skills with ability to navigate the Microsoft Office Suite of programs the internet and maintenance management software.


Must have or obtain an Excavation Equipment Operator and Certified Pesticide Applicator license within six (6) months of hire date. Must maintain license and certification throughout employment.

Knowledge of grounds equipment pesticide and herbicide applications auto and small engine repair code requirements underwriter�s laboratory listing requirements OSHA regulations and JCAHO standards.


High School diploma. Seven (7) years of related groundskeeper experience including small engine maintenance and repair. Three (3) years of related supervisory or lead person experience. Five (5) years of related hospital experience preferred.


Works in all areas of the hospital with some exposure to unpleasant odors dirt & dust. May be required to work outside and off-site locations. Working environment exposes incumbent to heat chemicals and a variety of light and heavy equipment. Overtime may be required. Prolonged standing required (over 75% of work time). Requires ability to lift and carry heavy objects climb ladders work in inclement weather.


Prolonged standing walking bending occasional pushing pulling and lifting. Ability to climb ladders. Respirator fitness test required for OSHA personnel protection standards. Any potential hazard is minimized by adherence to safety procedures and use of protective clothing and equipment.


Schedules distributes and leads the work of 2 Crew Workers.


Lifespan is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race color religion sex national origin age ethnicity sexual orientation ancestry genetics gender identity or expression disability protected veteran or marital status.   Lifespan is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.


Location: The Miriam Hospital USA:RI:Providence


Work Type: Full Time


Shift: 1


Union: Non-Union