Maintenance Intern | Ponca Tribe of Nebraska

Maintenance Intern

Maintenance Intern

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Position: Intern, Maintenance
Division: Tribal Affairs
Department: Maintenance
Reports To: Maintenance Coordinator
Location: Open
Exempt/Non-Exempt: Non-Exempt
Salary: Grade 1 ($8.00 – $12.69)
Classification: Part-time (1 year period – May be renewed)


Internship for Ponca member who is seeking experience to coincide with their area of interest while starting a post-secondary education program. Assists in the maintenance and repair of the Tribe’s buildings, properties (including rental units) and grounds.

Essential Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Assist with necessary repairs and maintenance to the Tribe’s property as needed and as requested on work orders.
  • Assist with the maintenance of landscaping, which includes: mowing, weed control, planting and trimming of shrubs and trees.
  • Clean internal areas of buildings which include: dusting, sweeping, mopping, vacuuming and window washing.
  • Empty trash cans and consolidate trash for weekly pickup.
  • Paint interior and exterior walls and trim.
  • Repair parking lots and sidewalks.
  • Remove snow and ice from parking lots and sidewalks.
  • Aid in the maintenance and repair of the buildings’ plumbing and electrical systems which do not require licensure, including replacing worn or defective parts such as switches and fuses.
  • Replace worn or damaged parts such as hoses, wiring and belts in machines and equipment such as truck and riding lawnmower.
  • Keep a log of all service, maintenance and repairs performed on all equipment.
  • Assist with regular inspections to monitor for repair and safety hazards and prepare a plan of action to address the inspection findings.
  • Assist other departments with moving furniture and unloading and storing supplies.
  • May open and close buildings and may provide onsite monitoring when activities are taking place outside of normal office hours.
  • Set up chairs, tables and equipment for meetings, activities and events.
  • Assist with the inventory maintenance for all equipment and tools used by the Maintenance staff and submit to Procurement Officer at least annually.
  • May be on-call after normal office hours for emergency or routine maintenance needs, including when business office is closed due to inclement weather.
  • Attend staff and other meetings as required.
  • Travel as needed to fulfill objectives of project.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Relationships and Authority:
This position has no supervisory duties.

Working Environment and Physical Demands:
This position is located in professional office environment.


  • Enrolled in post-secondary program and maintain passing grades in all class-work.
  • Ability to handle stress, meet deadlines and work independently and as part of a team.
  • Ability to work on and organize multiple projects.
  • Possess or develop computer proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint programs.
  • Make effort to develop written and oral communication skills.
  • Must successfully pass drug and alcohol testing, education, character, and criminal background checks.
  • Able and willing to travel.


  • Must have valid driver’s license and be insurable.

Tribal Council Approval: 06/04/2012 Rev. 09/12/2012 Rev. 06/20/2015 Rev 08/07/2015 Rev 09/17/16