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Facility Foreman

The Kent Center | Warwick, RI

The Kent Center
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Job Description

Thrive Behavioral Health, foremerlyThe Kent Center, is expanding its maintenance program and is looking for strong candidates to fill three vital maintenance positions as foreman and senior maintenance workers. Currently the agency owns and manages 24 properties including office buildings, residential group homes, multiple apartment buildings, single family and multifamily homes throughout the east and west bay areas of the state.

The facility foreman plans, coordinates and supervises the maintenance and snow removal efforts for Thrive Behavioral Health facilities and properties. The qualified individual also performs property maintenance work to maintain rental properties, residential facilities and office buildings. The individual will plan and oversee work requests and assignments in order to achieve high quality results and cost effective maintenance efforts. The goal is to achieve a strong preventative maintenance plan. This individual reports to the Director of Housing & Facilities.

Essential Responsibilities/Tasks:

  • Reviews maintenance requests with supervisor, schedules work, and ensures quality work is completed on time and on budget
  • Completes all preventive maintenance requirements and keep records including but not limited to replacement of air condition filters, emergency lighting and exit signs. Scheduled mechanical equipment includes inspecting belts, fluid levels, filters, greases bearings, seals, and repairs or replaces broken parts
  • Installs basic electrical wiring and equipment such as switches, GFIs and breakers as well as computer cable wiring
  • Responds to emergency situations such as power failure, blizzards, floods, mechanical failures, or vandalism
  • Establishes and assigns work schedules for maintenance workers to achieve the most efficient and economical methods in handling maintenance and repair requests
  • Confers with Director of Housing and Facilities on housing and facilities problems and make recommendations for needed changes in the maintenance program
  • Assists Director of Housing and Facilities to develop a proactive property management program
  • Conducts and performs quarterly building inspections and reports problems to Director of Housing and Facilities
  • Performs move out inspections of apartments in a timely fashion
  • Communicates to housing staff tenant behaviors that may negatively affect agency owned property
  • Assists in the oversight of on-site work performed by outside contractors
  • Conducts HQS inspections for HUD and RI Housing funded housing programs
  • Develops staff training and tenant training demonstrations to show staff and tenants how to address emergencies and explain best way to describe repairs
  • Orders, purchases, and pick up maintenance supplies and materials as needed
  • Obtains estimates for supplies, repair parts and places orders as needed


  • High School Diploma or GED
  • a minimum of five years of experience in general carpentry, building construction, or maintenance field required
  • Supervisory experience as a foreman strongly preferred
  • Basic computer literacy skills are necessary

Certifications, Licenses, Registrations:

  • Valid driver's license and automobile insurance which meets Rhode Island minimum standards required, or the ability to obtain necessary transportation in order to perform the responsibilities/tasks of the job required.


  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Coast to Coast Medical Plan
  • Delta Dental RI
  • Term Life Insurance paid for by the Center
  • Long Term Disability Insurance paid for by the Center
  • 401(k) - Traditional and Roth options available
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • 3 weeks' vacation
  • 10 sick days per year
  • 11 paid holidays per year
  • Flexible Spending
  • AFLAC and Whole Life Insurance available as supplemental plans

We are an equal opportunity employer.

Posted On: 2018-08-07 10:36:28
Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Telecommute: No
Categories: Facilities, Installation - Maintenance - Repair
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