Maintenance Trades Helper

Do you have maintenance skills in carpentry, electrical, plumbing, and painting? One year experience required. Now hiring!

Do you have maintenance skills such as carpentry, electrical, and plumbing? Now hiring at Fort Polk.

Position Summary:

Under close supervision, the Maintenance Trades Helper assists one or more workers in the skilled maintenance trades by performing specific or general duties of lesser skill. The kind of work the helper performs varies from trade to trade. Employees in this job class keep a worker supplied with materials and tools, and clean work areas, machines, and equipment. This is an entry-level position.


Fort Polk, Louisiana

Typical Duties:

  • Performs a variety of lesser skilled maintenance duties.

  • Assist journeyman by supplying, lifting, and holding materials or tools.

  • Performs unskilled tasks as directed by a journeyman.

  • May perform specialized machine operations.

  • Performs other duties and special projects as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 0 to 1 year of work experience, preferably in construction or maintenance
  • Ability to follow instructions on labels for proper and safe use of tools and equipment;
  • Ability to communicate effectively and respond to questions and requests from customers and others;
  • Human relations skills to build effective working relationships;
  • Basic mathematical ability, ability to read and use measurements;
  • Flexibility to adapt to changing work priorities, and fill in during absences to maintain quality of service;
  • Ability to manage and accurately track material resources and time, and adapt to changing work priorities;
  • Demonstrated organizational, problem-solving, and common sense skills.


The above information in this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees for this job. Employees are expected to follow their supervisor’s instructions and to perform the tasks requested by their supervisors.

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