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Maintenance Manager at Organic Farm - 17508

Job Title: 
Maintenance Manager
Organic Farm
41601 Mountain View Road PO Box 244
95468 Point Arena , CA ,
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Job Description: 

Oz Farm is seeking a full time, residential or locally based Maintenance person. This position is for someone who either enjoys living communally on the land or who lives locally in close proximity to the farm.

Job Summary

The Maintenance person is responsible for general upkeep, infrastructure projects, groundskeeping and landscaping, and preventative maintenance on Oz infrastructure and machinery. This position reports to the Director of Operations.

Duties & Responsibilities: 

Primary Responsibilities of the Job

Assist other engineers as needed

Perform basic off-grid electrical, plumbing and carpentry repairs

Paint and refinish buildings and furniture

Monitor and perform basic repairs on buildings, hot tub, and Oz infrastructure

Lubricate and change machinery filters and fluids

Mow, weed whip, and chainsaw

Complete guest cabin preventative maintenance programs, including checking furniture and electrical system

Repair furniture, tools, small appliances and other items as needed

Respond to guest needs and emergencies in a timely manner

Maintain shop and maintenance equipment in a clean, neat, and orderly way

Perform repairs on gas fired and electrical appliances and equipment

Perform carpentry work, including but not limited to the repair of doors, decks, and furniture

Perform masonry work, such as plastering, cement, and natural building

Ability to interact with guests in a professional manner

Manage Maintenance Department budget

Coordinate with Retreat and Farm Managers

Participate in weekly Oz Farm staff meetings when appropriate

To be flexible with the tasks required for the business, depending on the needs of Oz Farm, which may include tasks other than those related strictly to Job Descriptioniption

Physical Requirements of the Job

1. Employee must be able to consistently perform physical tasks
2. Drive and operate farm vehicles and small machines
3. Ability to lift up to 60lbs
4. Handle use of tools and machinery safely and responsibly

Responsibility of Community Member

We are looking for someone who enjoys living communally, working closely and making decisions with others, and is a thoughtful communicator. The nature of living and working together is unique; a strong sense of self awareness, boundaries & needs, and the ability to communicate respectfully is important.

1.Participate in weekly staff meetings when necessary
2. Abide by all Oz Farm Policies & Protocol
3. Participate in cooking rotation if living on-site (2x/ month on average)
4. Respect & care for communal spaces
5. Maintain kindness, communication, and care for other community members


1. Compensation of this position is commensurate with experience
2. 3 days paid sick leave and up to one month vacation in the slow season.
3. Option for on- Site private cabin with compact kitchen
4. Oz provides bulk staple foods and produce from the farm
5. Staff can participate in Oz Farm courses and events free of charge and use the Oz farm facilities

Education & Experience: 

Experience, Qualifications, and Skills

3-5 years’ experience in maintenance engineering, landscaping or related fields

Under general supervision, ability to perform repairs and preventative maintenance on a wide variety of building and facility equipment, fixtures and systems

Ability to install, trouble-shoot, repair, and maintain a wide variety of plumbing, mechanical, and off-grid electrical systems

Conduct preventative maintenance inspections and perform required preventative maintenance actions such as lubrication, cleaning, filter changes etc.

Valid California driver’s license with clean CA DMV record

Ability to work in a neat and orderly way with good time management, prioritizing, and delegating

Ability to perform carpentry work

Ability to react and respond calmly and graciously in stressful and demanding situations

Strong communication skills, with an emphasis on listening, empathy and common sense

Ability to be self-motivated and self-managing and to work both independently and collaboratively

Excellent record-keeping skills and computer literacy where necessary

Passion for Oz Farm’s mission and work

Application Instructions: 

To Apply

Please refer to for background on Oz Farm and our programs.
We are accepting applications until position is filled.

Qualified applicants should email a cover letter, resume, and list of current references to with the subject “Maintenance Position.” Please tell us a bit about yourself and why you want to join the Oz Farm Community.

Women, non-binary, LGBT, BIPOC, couples and families encouraged to apply.

Please email with any questions regarding this position. Thank you.

Oz Farm does not discriminate against applicants because of race, color, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, veteran status or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal or state law.

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