Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians
  • 21-Jul-2021 to Until Filled (EST)
  • Department 4 Facilities Management
  • Suttons Bay, MI, USA
  • 12.78
  • Hourly
  • Full Time Temporary
  • Peshawbestown, MI


Service encompasses all aspects of the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indian's governmental operations. Every employee shares the responsibility to provide exemplary service, dignity, and respect to all Tribal Members, the Tribal Council, and staff members. To this end, all employees have an obligation to identify and report any service problems, issues, or concerns and through designated channels, initiate, recommend, and actively participate in solutions.


The Utility Worker will be able to perform all basic maintenance skills that do not require certification. He/She will also perform Housekeeping duties, all indoor and outdoor upkeep and general maintenance of all Tribal Buildings, grounds and parking areas.


  • To be punctual when reporting for duty as scheduled by your supervisor.
  • To follow all rules, regulations, and policies of the Grand Traverse Band.
  • Must adhere to the confidentiality of each department where maintenance service is being performed.
  • Inventory and order supplies or equipment to be used in the performance of duties.
  • Must be able to perform all duties required of Housekeepers, which will include dusting, mopping, vacuuming, and emptying of wastebaskets, for all offices, bathrooms and break room areas.
  • Shoveling of roofs of all Tribal Government buildings during the winter season.
  • Must be able to change light bulbs inside and outside.
  • Will clean or check light fixtures routinely.
  • Under required supervision must be willing to perform basic electrical duties such as changing outlets, switches and changing ballasts.
  • Under required supervision must be willing to perform basic plumbing such as toilet repair or replacement, running water or sewer lines.
  • Under required supervision must be willing to perform basic carpentry skills such as hanging a door, repairing or replacing roofing, repairing or replacing drywall, repairing or replacing soffit or fascia.
  • Under required supervision must be willing to learn basic HVAC such as replacing thermocouples or igniters in furnaces.
  • Basic maintenance skills such as installing door hardware, hanging blinds, assembling furniture.
  • Basic mechanical maintenance (both building mechanical systems and small engine) such as greasing gear, bushings and bearings, charging filters, switches and sparkplugs.
  • Will be assigned daily projects or special assignments to be performed according to priority, availability of staff and availability to equipment and supplies. All assignments or projects will have a timeline for completion.
  • Must be adept in the safe handling of all power tools.
  • Move and set up furniture.
  • Basic Lawn & Landscaping maintenance such as weed pulling, mowing lawns, planting flowers, week whacking, hedge trimming, etc.
  • Shoveling snow and operating snow blowers.
  • Raking leaves and operating riding lawn mowers and commercial lawn mowers.
  • Assist with maintaining supplies and organization of supply area.
  • Other duties as assigned by your supervisor that are appropriate for the position.


  • The Utility Worker must be willing to provide assistance to other maintenance staff as needed or requested.
  • Must be able to communicate clearly with co-workers and supervisor.
  • Must follow OSHA rules and regulations.
  • Must be able to work independently or as part of a team.
  • Must have good work habits, i.e. punctuality and low absenteeism.


  • High school diploma or G.E.D. preferred.
  • Experience in commercial building maintenance preferred.
  • Carpentry, plumbing and electrical repair experience preferred.
  • Knowledge of safety procedures and safety equipment recommended for use during the course of duty.


  • Valid, unrestricted driver's license is preferred.




  • Floor care products and floor care equipment.
  • Shop vacuums
  • Window cleaning equipment
  • Painting equipment
  • Shovels and gardening tools
  • Pruning tools
  • Lawn mowers and commercial lawn mowers
  • Weed whackers
  • Snow removal equipment
  • Pneumatic tools such as nailers, drills and grinders.
  • Kubota Tractor front bucket and backhoe
  • Forklift and brush hog
  • Various hand tools


  • Balance, dexterity and motor skills are essential to this position, climb ladders, etc. Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Shovel and remove show in winter weather, plant flowers, pruning and trimming trees and shrubbery in summer months.
  • Must be agile and flexible enough to work in a confined area or space


  • Must be able to perform routine or preventive maintenance duties in all seasons of the year indoors or outdoors.
  • Must be able to move from location to location as work assignments may be changed or prioritized by supervisor.
  • Must be willing to work with other Technician levels or Housekeepers as part of a team approach to accomplish all tasks in a timely and efficient manner.


Native American Preference will apply. Pass a criminal history background check with no felonies or serious misdemeanors and a drug and alcohol urinalysis as a condition of employment. Adherence to strict company policy in regard to confidentiality is a must.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified. Management retains the right to add or to change the duties of the position at any time through motion with Tribal Council approval. * Any qualifications to be considered as equivalents in lieu of stated minimums require prior approval of the Director of Human Resources.

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