Facilities Maintenance Assistant
Salem, OR Operations
Job Type

Starting Salary Range: $15.60 - $17.56 (hourly) - depending on experience

Part time - 20 hours per week - flexible schedule

12 paid holidays & earn paid vacation and sick leave

Open Until Filled - Applications will be reviewed as they are received.

Position Overview

Facilities Maintenance Assistant

Marion Polk Food Share is the regional food bank leading the fight to end hunger in Marion and Polk Counties. Support from our local community makes it possible for the Food Share to collect and distribute nutritious food for children, adults, and seniors through more than 100 partner programs, including food pantries, meal sites and home-delivered meals and to carry out programs to address the root causes of hunger.

Our Mission: “to bring people together to end hunger and its root causes.”

At the Food Share, our commitment is to:

  • Treat all people as our neighbor.
  • Encourage creativity and be willing to take risks.
  • Listen first and seek to understand.
  • Focus on shared goals.
  • Celebrate diversity and strive for inclusion.

Statement of Purpose:

 The purpose of this position is to support the Food Share by presenting a clean, safe facility for staff, volunteers and the public.

Summary of Role:

The Facilities Maintenance position performs a wide variety of tasks such as janitorial, minor facility repairs, ongoing maintenance, and special construction projects.

Areas of Responsibility, Evaluation and Essential Functions:

  •  Perform minor repairs, including basic carpentry, painting, plumbing, electrical and other odd jobs.
  • Assists the Facilities Manager daily facility maintenance, cleaning, and repairs.
  • Assists with daily maintenance of Food Share facilities, equipment, and fleet vehicles.
  • Directly informs Facilities Manager of any accidents or incidents occurring while on the job.
  • Assist with the setup of facilities for meetings, classrooms, conferences, and other events.
  • Moves office furniture, equipment, supplies and tools as needed.
  • Attends to urgent facility repairs when necessary.
  • Maintains a clean, organized, and safe work environment.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Job Conditions:
Work will be performed standing and kneeling for prolonged periods of time, in addition to heavy, vigorous physical activities. Will frequently and repetitively lift, move and carry objects in excess of 50 pounds. Will frequently pull or pull weights up to 300 pounds. Work is subject to varying indoor and outdoor temperatures and road and walkway surface in all seasons. May work or travel out of the local area and work outside normal working hours, such as evenings and weekends, on occasion. 

Equipment used will include hand tools, power equipment, floor scrubbers, high pressure washers, vacuums, brooms, mops and squeegees.

Remote work is NOT possible for this position.

The Food Share provides essential services to our neighbors in Marion and Polk counties. As a result, all Food Share employees may be asked to report to work during local public health, weather, or other environmental emergencies.


 Education and/or Experience; Certificates/Licenses/Registrations:

  • Prior experience with basic carpentry, plumbing and electrical repairs, as well as mechanical experience, preferred.
  • Able to read and write legibly and have basic math skills.
  • Forklift certified or the ability to obtain certification.
  • Must possess valid Oregon driver’s license and auto insurance and maintain insurability under the Food Share’s insurance provider.
  • Must pass pre-employment drug screen (THC excluded) and full background check, including driving record check.

Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to work well under pressure, with frequent interruptions and shifting priorities. 
  • Able to exercise sound judgement daily.
  • Ability to use and learn pallet jacks, forklift and other warehouse equipment. 
  • Ability to work in a safe, accurate, timely and efficient manner.
  • Ability to set timelines, meet deadlines and have attention to details.
  • Ability to work as a team as well as individually and able to take direction other Operations managers
  • Willingness to learn new things and problem solve creatively.
  • Able to come in to work on time for every scheduled shift. 


Salary Description
$15.60 - $17.56 (hourly rate)