Maintenance Associate

Looking for a meaningful, purpose-driven career? Friendship Community is a nonprofit cultivating the capabilities of Individuals with Intellectual Disability and Autism. Our faith-based disability services, including residential services, day programs, and life enrichment opportunities, help impact the World with Capabilities. Our Team Members provide exceptional care consistent with our values of Relationships, Integrity, Spirituality, and Excellence.

Definition and Basic Function: The Maintenance Associate is responsible as a member of the Facility Services Team to assist in maintenance of the organization’s physical sites and promote the safety and wellbeing of all Individuals and Team Members.

Accountability: The Maintenance Associate is directly accountable to the Associate Director of Facility Services and subsequently to the Director of Operations.


1. Demonstrates a respectful positive attitude that promotes service excellence to Individuals, fellow Team Members, families and / or the general public.
2. Remains familiar with all Friendship Community buildings and equipment, electrical, water, and sewage systems to manage routine maintenance and emergency operation protocols.
3. Assists Maintenance Team in long range planning of facilities, updating maintenance improvement programs, plans relating to projects, meeting with vendors, and ordering supplies for projects.
4. Performs building, vehicle, grounds and other necessary work projects as assigned to maintain Friendship Community properties.
5. Provides on-site supervision and coordination for building and remodeling projects. This includes working with subcontractors and volunteers.
6. Maintains security practices related to property access.
7. Maintains assigned work vehicle including stock of well-maintained tools as required for scope of required tasks.
8. Attends training sessions as assigned and maintains annual training requirements.
9. Adheres to organizational Policies and Procedures, as well as applicable regulatory guidelines.

Work Schedule: Unless otherwise specified, Maintenance Associates are full-time (40 hours per week), with hours generally 8:00am-4:30pm, Monday through Friday, with flexibility to respond to urgent needs as they arise outside of typical business hours. The Maintenance Associate role is an hourly position.

Education and Experience:

1. Basic carpentry, electrical, HVAC, or plumbing knowledge is preferred.
2. Specialized training and certification in a specific trade field.
3. Proficiency in building construction and mechanicals.
4. Demonstration of sound decision making and performance of tasks with limited direct supervision.
5. Promotion of efficiency and sustainable solutions.
6. Ability to effectively manage multiple priorities.
7. Ability to work cohesively with a team.
8. Demonstration of creativity with available resources.
9. Ability to lift up to 100 lbs.
10. Promotion of safety culture.
11. Basic computer skills that include using email, navigating the internet, creating spreadsheets, and updating Maintenance related software.

Tools/Vehicle: Tools and a work vehicle will be provided and must be maintained by a Maintenance Associate per the organization’s policies and required practices.

Physical Demands and Work Environment: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions. While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands or finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, and the ability to adjust focus. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

NOTE: This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee(s) incumbent in this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments. All duties and responsibilities are essential functions and requirements and are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbents will possess the skills, aptitudes, and abilities to perform each duty proficiently. Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health or safety of themselves or others. The requirements listed in this document are the minimum levels of knowledge, skills, or abilities. This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an “at will” relationship.

As a Full-Time Maintenance Associate, you will be eligible for the following benefits:

  • Medical Insurance: $40 bi-weekly medical benefits for individuals, $50 bi-weekly medical benefits for family. Eligible after 60-day waiting period.
  • Ancillary benefits (ex. dental, vision, etc.) provided through Lincoln Financial. Friendship Community provides a defined annual contribution that Full-Time Team Members can use towards ancillary benefits each year. The 2024 defined contribution is $150, which totals $5.77 per pay. Eligible after 60 day waiting period.
  • Paid Time Off: Accrues per pay period, can be used immediately.
  • Sick Time: Accrues per pay period, can be used immediately.
  • Retirement: Team member is able to contribute to 403(b) retirement plan after 30 days.
  • Holiday Pay (FT status): 7 paid holidays—New Year’s Day, Easter Sunday (or Good Friday for Team Members who do not normally work weekends), Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas.

Benefits Offered to all Team Members:

  • Wellness program
  • Everence Federal Credit Union
  • Everence Small Loan
  • Wellspan Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Modern Eyes Membership
  • Discount at our Heart Gallery
  • Meals/Activities while on shift for DSPs
  • Olivia Cunningham Education Fund
  • Free myStrength app access

Friendship Community is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, national or ethnic origin, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, citizenship or veterans' status.


Please contact Michelle Scerbo at or call (717) 656-2466 Ext. 1138 for more information.

Friendship Community is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, national or ethnic origin, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, citizenship or veterans status.

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