Maintenance Technician/Sexton

St. Barnabas Church (Omaha) - Omaha



Name of Facility: Saint Barnabas Catholic Church
129 N. 40th Street
Omaha, Nebraska

Submitted By

Name: Fr Stephen Hilgendorf


Department: Building & Grounds
Reports to: Pastor/Parochial Administrator

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

Identifies requirements and ensures appropriate action is taken to meet the maintenance needs of the buildings and facilities of the Parish through a prioritized plan of work, which proactively prevents disruptive emergencies and allows for quick response to critical needs.
Establishes and implements a program, schedule, and budget for regular maintenance of all structures and systems on Parish grounds.
Directly performs maintenance and repairs as able.
For maintenance and repairs that cannot be self-performed, solicits, reviews, negotiates, and manages maintenance and service contracts (landscape, IT, technology, rental, etc.)
Keeps inspections, repairs, and preventative maintenance up to date
Determines need for permitting by applicable governmental agencies. Coordinates permitting as needed.
Acts as day-to-day point-of-contact for all projects related to capital improvement
Available for campus maintenance or repair emergencies
Maintains and stores all information related to construction documents and records, records of repairs, and records of regular maintenance and inspections.
Accompanies all contractors while on Parish grounds.
On a weekly basis, walks all Parish facilities in order to identify any problems with plant infrastructure, and initiates proposals for its repair/improvement
Coordinates services or maintenance activities with office, events, and/or liturgical calendars as applicable
Provides data and recommendations to Pastor/Parochial Administrator, Finance Council, and Business Manager for planning and budgeting purposes.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Demonstrated knowledge of and aptitude for building construction, maintenance, and repairs is required.
Commitment to excellent service and teamwork.
Duties require the ability to stand, sit and walk; to lift, carry, push or pull moderate weights; to communicate effectively using speech, vision and hearing; to bend, squat, crawl, climb, reach, and use hands for simple grasping and fine manipulations.
Active, practicing Catholic in full communion with the Catholic Church, with a demonstrated commitment to the mission of the Church and full assent to all magisterial teaching.

Education and Experience
Must be Safe Environment Certified and background check completed through the Ordinariate of the Chair of Saint Peter.
Prior experience with maintenance of institutional building facilities (church, school, government) is preferred.
Experience with HVAC systems, elevators, and general maintenance is preferred.

Application Instructions

Please email your resume to Fr Hilgendorf at