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The Salvation Army - Metro Division Full-Time ARC Maintenance Worker - Des Moines, IA in Des Moines, Iowa


Looking for a place where “Doing the Most Good” is a mission? The Salvation Army has a Full-Time Maintenance Worker position in Des Moines, IA available for the ideal candidate. We offer a competitive employee benefit program which includes a comprehensive medical, dental, vision, hearing and prescription drug plan, voluntary life insurance, paid holidays, and paid sick days. This position coordinates and performs maintenance and repair of physical structures and grounds by performing varied labor.

The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.


Essential functions and responsibilities:

  • Schedule and complete work repair orders from the Property Manager.

  • Work overtime in emergency situations as required, arrive early, or stay late in order to complete needed repairs with limited disruption of residence and operations.

  • Wear any and all PPE provided, including but not limited to gloves, masks, or back guard when doing substantial lifting.

  • Maintain a neat appearance, including clean clothing, clean shaven or neatly trimmed facial hair, neatly trimmed hair, shirt tucked in, and pants at the waist.

  • Must be available for a flexible schedule; to work early shifts, late shifts, and some weekends.

  • Other duties as assigned.

    This job description should not be interpreted as all-inclusive. It is intended to identify the essential functions and requirements of the position. Other job-related responsibilities and tasks may be assigned. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.


The requirements listed below are representative of the minimal education, experience, skills, and/or abilities required for this position.

Education & Experience :

No education required. General knowledge of maintenance and repair of industrial facilities. Practical and varied experience in improvising repair and/or trouble shooting.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations :

Must maintain a valid driver's licence and qualify to drive Salvation Army vehicles.

Skills/Abilities :

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions. Able to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak one-on-one and small groups of employees and clients respectfully. Good speaking, hearing and vision ability, and excellent manual dexterity.

Must be able to pass a pre-employment drug screening and background check.

Physical Requirements :

The physical requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the duties of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to stand; use hands, handle, or feel; and hear or talk. The employee is frequently required to walk and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance; and stoop, kneel or crouch.

The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and ability to adjust focus.

Travel :

Able and willing to travel to each of the center properties on a regular basis.

Working Conditions :

The work environment for this position is a backroom, store, office, or warehouse environment with a low to moderate noise level. The environment may be dusty and may experience temperature fluctuations based on weather.

Job LocationsUS-IA-Des Moines

Job ID 2021-20071

of Openings 1

Category Property Maintenance/Facilities

Type Regular Full-Time