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Maintenance Specialist / Groundskeeper

Oviedo, Florida

Job Title: Maintenance Specialist / Groundskeeper

Location:Oviedo, Florida

Schedule:  Typical working schedule, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. with rotational on call

Job Summary:

In a career as a Maintenance Specialist your behind-the-scenes work is what leads to making the magic of our mission come true every day. Boys Town serves thousands of children and their families around the United States, which means that we need you to keep our operations running smoothly and efficiently. No matter your role at Boys Town, you contribute to helping us change the future of America's youth.


  • Responsible for maintaining for the inside and outside of 5-6 homes.
  • Performs preventative and corrective maintenance including cleaning gutters, caulking windows, repairing furniture, and replacing tiles. Installs plastic laminates, window trimmings, and door locks and closures.
  • Completes service order forms and records work performed, duration, and materials used.
  • Maintains grounds and landscaping as needed including mowing lawns, pulling weeds, trimming and planting trees and shrubbery, applying fertilizers and insecticides, maintaining and repairing irrigation system.
  • Repairs and fabricates structural woodwork and wood equipment; performs corrective and preventative maintenance work. Assists in planning and completing carpentry projects, communicates project needs to external contractors, estimates costs of jobs, and orders supplies.
  • Builds, repairs, and installs woodwork including counters, cabinets, benches, floors, doors, framework, and trim for organizational facilities ensuring completed work conforms to proper procedures, accreditation guidelines, and standards of quality and safety.
  • Maintains shop facilities and equipment required for maintenance repairs and safety.
  • Utilizes Boys Town vehicle to transport supplies and equipment to work locations.
  • Serves as a role model in carrying out the Father Flanagan's Boys' Home mission

Required Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or equivalent required. Vocational training is preferred.
  • 1 to 2 years of experience in all phases of carpentry or woodworking.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license with a good driving record and pass an annual Motor Vehicle Registration (MVR) check.
  • Knowledge of a broad range of construction and remodeling practices, techniques, tools, equipment, and safety procedures.
  • Mathematical skills to calculate specifications and costs and the ability to read blueprints and understand and interpret written and verbal instructions.
  • Skills in installation, repair, or restoration of wood and other construction materials.

About Boys Town Central Florida:

Join us in sunny Florida as a part of Boys Town Central Florida, where our programs and services touch the lives of 7,600 children and families each year. The largest campus area outside the Village of Boys Town, Nebraska, Boys Town Central Florida opened in 1986 in Oviedo.

The opportunity to shape the future of America’s youth is only one of the many perks here at Boys Town Central Florida. Looking ahead, we are continuing to expand our programs across the community and grow our 55-acre campus. Outside of work, the entertainment never ends in the middle of the Sunshine State. Like basketball? Our site is home to the Orlando Magic NBA team, and we get tickets! Want a taste of what college football rivalries mean in the state of Florida? Catch a game at the UCF, one of the fastest growing college football programs in the country. We also can’t forget about the local theme parks ranging from Walt Disney World Resort and their newest park, Star Wars Galaxy Edge, to Universal Studios, where you can relive all the movies of your past and present. 

About Boys Town:

Boys Town touches the lives of more than 2 million children and families nationwide each year. As one of the country’s largest nonprofit funded child-care organizations, Boys Town is nationally recognized for its research-proven child, health and family care programs. From our start in 1917, we’re poised to make even greater strides forward as we lead the way in changing how America cares for children, families and communities for the next 100 years.

Date Posted: October 3, 2019

Job ID: 14406

This advertisement describes the general nature of work to be performed and does not include an exhaustive list of all duties, skills, or abilities required. Boys Town is an equal employment opportunity employer and participates in the E-Verify program. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status. To request a disability-related accommodation in the application process, contact us at 1-877-639-6003.

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