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MarcFirst Maintenance Assistant in Normal, Illinois

Marcfirst's mission is to support people with developmental disabilities and families in McLean County with opportunities to reach their full potential through a lifetime of meaningful services. Marcfirst is seeking a Maintenance Assistant to assist with maintenance at Marcfirst's main administrative building. This position is full-time (approximately 30-40 hours per week) and requires successful completion of a background check.


  • Make electrical, plumbing, heating, and cooling repairs to Marcfirst properties

  • Renovate, construct, and reconstruct facilities to keep them in good repair

  • Assisting with painting, drywall, and other various projects as assigned

  • Informing Maintenance Supervisor of repairs and damages to be addressed

  • Completing interior cleaning projects not covered in purchased cleaning contracts

  • Perform seasonal duties as scheduled or assigned (snow removal; appling ice melt, leaf raking, trimming grass grass, etc.)

  • Use and follow proper security measures and safety procedures at all times, including, but not limited to: following universal/standard precautions, using personal protective equipment, using caution signs, operating equipment safely, etc


  • High school diploma or GED preferred

  • Must be at least 18 years of age

  • One year of prior experience and general knowledge of carpentry, electrical, dry wall repair, painting, and/or plumbing skills

  • Detail-oriented, confidential, and professional

  • Ability to read, write and speak English

  • Must be able to stand for long periods of time, reach, bend, pull, lift, and carry materials (up to 100 lbs at times)

  • In order to drive, must provide a valid IL Driver's License, with driving record in good standing in accordance with Marcfirst's insurance policy (not suspended within the past 3 years, less than 3 violations within the past 3 years -- Please contact HR with any questions)

  • Able to present current proof of auto insurance

  • Completion of 2 references before you can be contacted for employment. These must be employment/professional. References from family members will not be accepted unless they are related to employment in a family business. Name, phone number, and email address should be provided for all references when available

  • Under Illinois law, for certain positions we are mandated to do a criminal background check. Passing it will be required for those positions before a final job offer is made (Please contact HR with any questions)

  • Completion of a TB test and drug screen upon accepting job offer

Benefits and Perks

  • Professional development and training opportunities

  • Supportive and positive work environment with some flexible scheduling options

  • Options for medical, dental, vision, short term disability, and life insurance packages, base life and vision provided by Marcfirst

  • Options for AFLAC dental, cancer, and accident plans

  • 403b retirement plan

  • Flexible Spending Accounts

  • Proactive Health Management Plan

  • Personal and Vacation time

  • Starting pay rate of $12.53