Maintenance Specialist - Rutland

"We value the many contributions of our staff, and we recognize that every person, every job, contributes to the well-being of the children, adults, and families we serve. I hope you will consider joining one of our many teams to make a difference in the lives of so many of our neighbors and community members."

-Bob Bick, Chief Executive Officer

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Maintenance Specialist - Rutland

We have an opening for an experienced Maintenance Specialist to provide both routine and complex maintenance support services to Howard Center sites in Rutland, VT. To be considered for this position you must have specialized skills required to perform specialty jobs. 


  • Provide routine and complex maintenance support services and accomplish tasks in the building trades 
  • Supervise and coordinate subcontractors and vendors
  • Addresses specialized projects and high priority and complex Job Order Requests
  • Participate in Risk Management; and identify, correct and monitor safety and health standards
  • Participates in the rotation of 24-hour emergency response
  • Coordinate and implement moves
  • Provide training and instruction regarding building operations
  • Administrative tasks such as Job Orders, Activity Logs, Purchase Orders


  • Three years in general maintenance
  • Two years in specialty area
  • Valid drivers license
  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Hand and power tool operation
  • Equipment operation
  • Demonstrated skills in specialty area


  • Full-time
  • Non-exempt
  • Starting at $22.01 an hour
  • We offer a competitive salary commensurate to experience


  • Generous time off starting at 36 days of combined time off per year for full-time employees (and increasing with years of service); pro-rated for positions 16 hours or more
  • Comprehensive BCBS Medical with 80% agency-paid premium support for individuals, couples, and families (pro-rated for part time). This Point of Service Plan features no deductible.
  • Two Dental options through Delta Dental
  • Vision Insurance
  • Employer 401(k) contributions 
  • Employer Paid Life, AD&D, Short Term and Long Term insurance
  • Medical & Childcare Flexible Spending Account
  • Childcare Stipend
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Employee referral program with financial payment
  • Discounted online undergraduate/graduate courses through Champlain College truED
  • Award-winning workplace wellness program including physical fitness groups for staff, financial wellness incentives, and ongoing workplace wellness advocacy and education
  • Voluntary benefits from local/international businesses: discounted gym memberships, mobile phone service, ski/snowboard passes, auto/home insurance, and more!
  • Employee referral and sign on bonus is subject to Howard Center policy

Our Values: Clients are at the heart of our decision making. We are committed to individual and collective well-being and success. We are responsible stewards of the resources entrusted to us. We are steadfast in our practice and pursuit of excellence. 

Howard Center is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.  The agency's culture and service delivery is strengthened by the diversity of its workforce.  Minorities, people of color, LGBTQIA and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.  EOE/TTY. Visit "About Us" to review Howard Center's EOE policy.