DATE POSTED: Updated on May 24, 2023


STATUS: Permanent / Full-Time (1.0 FTE)

SALARY: $5,132 per month | BC09 | BU01

LOCATION: This position is located in the Plant Maintenance department at Samuel Mahelona Memorial Hospital (SMMH) of the Hawai’i Health Systems Corporation (HHSC) Kaua’i Region. SMMH, along with Kaua’i Veterans Memorial Hospital (KVMH) and The Kaua’i Region Clinics, which consists of The Clinic at Waimea, The Clinic at Port Allen, The Clinic at Kalāheo, The Specialty Clinic at Kalāheo, The Clinic/Urgent Care at Po’ipū, and The Clinic at Kapa’a, are all part of a public benefit corporation of the State of Hawai’i.

The Plant Maintenance department provides technical expertise for the design, planning, and construction aspects of building, remodeling, or renovating the physical plant and equipment to meet the needs of the facility; maintains the buildings and equipment of the facility; repairs or replaces parts of equipment; maintains electrical service; ensures other utilities of the facility are functioning properly; maintains grounds and landscaping; operates and maintains boilers; conducts fire inspection; and maintains the facility in a clean, sanitary and attractive condition.

JOB FUNCTIONS: The Building Maintenance Worker (BMW) I perform a variety of skilled maintenance and repair work in the upkeep of buildings, residences, and other structures and in the maintenance and repair of equipment and facilities housed in such structures, including services of light, heat, repair in order to create a pleasant and comfortable physical environment for patients, employees, medical staff, and the general public; and performs other related duties as assigned. This position is to perform the repair, maintenance, and minor construction/ renovation of the buildings and utilities at SMMH; including also repairs and maintenance of all equipment at SMMH. The BMW I reports to the BMW II, position number 58274, or its designee.


  • 13 paid holidays each year (14 during election years)
  • 21 paid vacation days per year
  • 21 paid sick days per year
  • Medical, dental, vision, and prescription plans
  • Retirement and Deferred Compensation plans


To qualify, you must meet all of the following requirements.  Please note that unless specifically indicated, the required education and experience are credited based on a 40-hour workweek. Also, please see below the additional requirements according to the specific department.

Education: None required. 

Select Certification: Valid motor vehicle operator’s license.

Experience and Training: Four (4) years of work experience in performing a variety of building maintenance repair work or an equivalent combination of experience and training.

Knowledge of: Basic practices and methods in the repair of buildings, including safety procedures, common tools, equipment, and materials used in carpentry, plumbing, painting, and electrical trades; electro-mechanical appliances used in homes and other buildings.

Ability to: Determine the need for repairs involving a variety of building trades; use hand tools utilized in a variety of building trades; read blueprints and sketches; estimate cost, time, and material needed to perform a job; make mechanical repairs to equipment and appliances that are part of a housing unit; understand and follow oral and written instructions.


Applicants must be physically able to perform, efficiently and effectively, the essential duties of the position which typically require the ability to read without strain printed material the size of typewritten characters, glasses permitted, and the ability to hear the conversational voice, with or without a hearing aid, or the ability to compensate satisfactorily.

Mental/Emotional Requirements: All applicants must possess emotional and mental stability appropriate to the job duties and responsibilities and working conditions.

Physical Demands

  • Heavy physical effort (lift/carry up to 50 lbs.)

  • Extremely heavy physical effort (lift/carry 50 lbs. or more)

  • Pushes/pulls or moves/lifts heavy equipment/supplies

  • Manual dexterity and mobility

Working Conditions

  • Exposure to hazards from electrical/mechanical/power equipment.


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