Facilities Maintenance Technician

  • American Red Cross
  • St Louis, Missouri
  • Feb 14, 2024

Job Description

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By joining the American Red Cross  you will touch millions of lives every year and experience the greatness of the human spirit at its best.  Are you ready to be part of  the world's largest humanitarian network?

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Job Description:

As one of the nation’s premier humanitarian organizations, the American Red Cross is dedicated to helping people in need throughout the United States and, in association with other Red Cross networks, throughout the world. When you join our team, you have a direct impact on a meaningful mission, and you can help save lives every day. If you share our passion for helping people, join us in this excellent career opportunity. Work where your career is a force for good.

We are committed to the diversity of our workforce and to delivering our programs and services in a culturally competent manner reflecting the communities we serve.  Our work environment is collaborative, respectful, and inclusive with a focus on building allyship and a culture of belonging that empowers all team members. Come to learn, grow, and succeed while sharing your passion for making a difference. 

The Red Cross supports a variety of cultural and community resource groups for employees and volunteers. From the Ability Network, our Asian American & Pacific Islander Resource Group, the Latino Resource Group, and Red Cross PRIDE, to the Umoja African American Resource Group, our Veterans+ Resource Group, and the Women’s Resource Group, these networks provide connections, mentoring and help give voice to important concerns and opinions.

At the American Red Cross, your uniqueness can shine! 

The American Red Cross Chapter is currently hiring for a Fleet and Facilities Lead Specialist for the St. Louis Chapter. The schedule shift is Mon-Fri 6:30am to 2:30pm and/or 7am to 3pm, Weekends and Holidays off; Valid Driver License is required; Starting Salary is $54,080.


  • Under close supervision, perform repairs and maintenance in office facilities, or on machines and equipment.
  • Typically perform basic work in one or more of the maintenance trades: carpentry, plumbing, painting, machine and equipment repair.
  • Conduct routine, periodic, or special inspections to determine repair and maintenance work necessary to prevent breakdowns of facilities, machinery, and equipment.
  • Use hand and power tools to test, inspect, troubleshoot, and repair machines and equipment.
  • Manage vendors for certain projects.
  • Provide support, development and/or leadership guidance to all volunteers.

Perform all duties and responsibilities in compliance with standard operating procedures and other applicable Federal, State and local regulations.

WHERE YOUR CAREER IS A FORCE GOOD (Key Responsibilities): 

  • Maintain and repair organization's facilities and fleet involving routine tasks and responsibilities
  • Paint structures and equipment as needed
  • Install and correct minor electrical, plumbing, carpentry, and structural problems
  • Document installation and repairs as required by regulatory agencies
  • Repair appliances and equipment
  • May move and store furniture and equipment
  • Estimate time and material costs of various projects, requisition new supplies and equipment
  • Manage vendors
  • May perform basic landscaping and snow/ice removal. May keep drainage ditches and culverts free of obstructions. 
  • May drive vehicle to other locations.
  • Perform all work in accordance with established safety procedures
  • Enforce organization safety policies, regulations and procedures related to fleet and facilities management to ensure they are followed at all times
  • Responsible to be up-to-date on all relevant role specific training, in compliance with regulatory requirements
  • Carries out any additional assignments required to fulfill the Mission of the American Red Cross

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required of staff so classified.

Travel: May be required to travel.

Scope of Work:

Individual contributor that is fully proficient in applying subject matter knowledge.  Knowledge based acquired from several years of experience in particular area.  Work independently and may instruct, or coach other professionals.


  • Education: Bachelor's degree required.
  • Experience: Minimum 5 years of related experience or equivalent combination of education and related experience required.
  • Management Experience: N/A
  • Skills and Abilities: Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communications skills. Ability to develop project plans and budgets. Demonstrate in-depth knowledge of program or service. Maintain confidentiality to work ethically and with integrity. Demonstrated ability to create presentations and training modules. Applicable local licensure if required by state directives. A current valid driver's license and good driving record required. Ability to work on a team.

We take care of you, while you take care of others. As a mission-based organization, we believe our team needs great support to do great work. Our comprehensive benefits help you in balancing home and work. With our resources and perks, you have amazing possibilities at the American Red Cross to advance the learn.

•             Medical, Dental Vision plans

•             Health Spending Accounts & Flexible Spending Accounts

•             PTO + Holidays

•             401K with 5% match

•             Paid Family Leave

•             Employee Assistance

•             Disability and Insurance: Short + Long Term

•             Service Awards and recognition

* Combination of candidate’s education and general experience satisfies requirements so long as the total years equate to description’s minimum education and general experience years combined (Management experience cannot be substituted).


Physical Requirements

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to handle or feel; and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 15 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.  The work environment will consist of moderate noise (i.e. business office with computers, phones and printers, light traffic).  The employee must have the ability to work in a small cubicle and have the ability to sit at a computer terminal for an extended period of time.   

DISCLAIMER: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.

Apply now! Joining our team will provide you with the opportunity to make a difference every day.

The American Red Cross is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Interested in Volunteering?

Life’s emergencies don’t stop, and neither do American Red Cross volunteers, who represent more than 90 percent of our workforce to help prevent and alleviate human suffering. You can make a difference by volunteering in a position that appeals to you and allows you to use your unique skills and talents. The Red Cross relies on generous volunteers who give their time and talent to help fulfill our lifesaving mission.

Visit redcross.org/volunteertoday to learn more, including our most-needed volunteer positions.

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