Skookum Contract Services General Maintenance Worker I in Poolesville, Maryland

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General Maintenance Worker I

Where: Poolesville, MD (NIH)

Job ID: R0001622

Type: Full Time, Non-Exempt

Wage: DOE

Benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision, 401(k) and a robust wellness program

Work Schedule: Variable Shifts

Skookum’s mission is “Creating Opportunities for People with Disabilities”.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. *

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Skookum is seeking a dedicated General Maintenance Worker I. This individual is responsible for performing semi-skilled work in general maintenance and upkeep of buildings, plumbing, electrical, structural, grounds, and equipment.

Typical duties include but are not limited to:

  • Responsible for a variety of tasks, to include but not limited to painting, minor roof and siding repair, plumbing repair, minor road repair, minor electrical work, minor HVAC repairs, including; fan motor replacements, coil cleaning, filter changes, etc.

  • Cleans roof drains and gutters. Removes snow from roof tops, as needed.

  • Communicates and interacts directly with customers; informing the customer of unexpected or additional repairs and determining customer needs.

  • Ensures completed work meets quality control and safety standards.


  • Minimum 3-5 years of experience; Equivalent combination of experience and education is 1-2 years of experience in general maintenance/construction work, and/or training with aptitude to perform the work.

  • Ability to work independently and in a team

Physical Demands:

  • Must be able to lift, carry, push, and pull up to 70 lbs.

  • Must have good manual dexterity, eye-hand coordination, physical fitness, and a good sense of balance.

  • Must be able to reach, kneel, walk, stand and use repetitive motion for several hours at a time.


  • Valid Driver’s license required. Must be able to obtain and maintain approval to operate a vehicle by Skookum’s insurance carrier.

  • Must be able to obtain and maintain applicable security clearances and installation access.

Skookum was established in 1988 out of Port Townsend, WA, employing 18 individuals. Skookum to date operates in 11 states including Washington, D.C. and currently employs over 1,200 individuals nationwide providing critical facilities and logistics services to our government customers. One third of our employees are Veterans. Our home office is headquartered in Bremerton, WA.


We are dedicated to delivering superior, on-time products and services to our customers. We strive to build a diverse workforce throughout all of our worksites, along with a strong focus on hiring returning soldiers and persons with disabilities.


We promote exceptional results with extraordinary people through our diverse team of skilled and values-driven individuals.


We collaborate with each other so that everyone can contribute. We perform work that has a meaningful purpose with the mission to create social change.

Skookum has a reputation of excellence, open communications, transparent operations and an outstanding workforce!

Skookum is committed to providing equal employment opportunities and prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin or any other status protected under applicable federal, state, or local laws.

Skookum participates in E-Verify. In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity, eligibility to work in the United States and must complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.