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Maintenance Manager Posted Mar 04
Oz Farm & Retreat Center , Point Arena, CA (Mendocino County)
Oz Farm is seeking a full time, residential Maintenance person. This position is for someone who enjoys living communally on the land.

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

Experience, Qualifications, and Skills:

3-5 years’ experience in maintenance engineering 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

Primary Responsibilities of the Job

Assist other engineers as needed

Perform basic off-grid electrical and plumbing repairs

Paint and refinish buildings, equipment and machinery

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

Lubricate and change machinery filters

Replace light bulbs and clean fixtures

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 kitchen appliances and equipment

Perform carpentry work, including the repair of doors, decks, and furniture

Perform masonry work, such as plastering, new cement, and cob

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 Description

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
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 2 weeks vacation in the slow season.
3. 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

To Apply

Please refer to for background on Oz Farm and our programs.
We are accepting applications until position is filled. Estimated start date for the job is early January.

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.

Couples and families encouraged to apply.

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