• Physical Plant Assistant

    Job Locations US-PA-Wilkes-Barre
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    # of Openings
    Berkshire Hathaway GUARD Insurance Companies
  • Overview

    Berkshire Hathaway GUARD Insurance Companies, rated A+ (“Superior”) by the leading independent rating organization for the industry, is growing rapidly and has operations throughout the US. Corporate Headquarters located in Wilkes-Barre, PA, GUARD offers a variety of coverages backed by the unrivaled security of a Berkshire Hathaway Company! We are currently seeking a Physical Plant Assistant in our Home Office in Wilkes-Barre, PA. 



    Principal Responsibilities


    • Responsible for routine building, grounds, and equipment maintenance.
    • Receives, distributes, and warehouses supplies.
    • Performs daily rounds to the buildings to ensure smooth operating conditions.
    • Performs all phases of minor renovations and construction and is capable of handling assigned projects from initial design through completion with minimal supervision.
    • Responds to all facilities needs, as necessary.


    Property Upkeep


    • Responsible for snow removal, lawn upkeep, auto maintenance, fire and security checks, painting, electrical work, and HVAC servicing.
    • Maintains stock, replaces and repairs equipment and office outlets, removes garbage, and maintains the general appearance of the buildings.
    • Troubleshoots potential problem areas.
    • Handles all emergency repairs whenever possible to heating, air conditioning, and other equipment.
    • Handles all temporary repairs (as needed) until a more permanent solution can be accomplished.
    • Completes minor renovations and construction including:  layout, electrical, plumbing, carpentry, and finish work.
    • Performs preventative maintenance tasks as well as project maintenance.


    Transport and Receipt


    • Handles daily mail pickup.
    • Picks up and delivers documents and additional supplies as necessary.
    • Receives deliveries of ordered equipment and supplies, distributes items accordingly, warehouses extra supplies, and maintains inventory.
    • Assists in the moving of offices and equipment; sets up Conference Center for meetings and other functions as required.




    • Responds appropriately to building needs as they arise.  Handles such situations individually and as directed by the Physical Plant Supervisor.
    • Assists in the recycling process throughout the company.
    • Attempts to reduce wasted effort and eliminate unnecessary paperwork.
    • Performs all other duties as assigned.
    • Carries cell phone on a rotational basis with other Physical Plant members to receive and respond to all emergencies related to the GUARD campus.


    • Capable of handling/lifting items weighing up to 50 lbs.
    • Maintain a valid Pennsylvania driver’s license with a responsible driving record.
    • Possess formal vocational/trade training or commensurate work experience.
    • Have an in-depth knowledge of commercial facilities maintenance and general work experience in varied trades.
    • Possess organizational and communications skills as well as the ability to follow instructions and work with little or no supervision.
    • Able to direct the efforts of others.

    About Us:


    At Berkshire Hathaway GUARD Insurance Companies, we take great pride in bringing out the best in our employees guiding them along a career track of professional development and success!


    Backed by our ultimate parent, Berkshire Hathaway Inc, we are aggressively expanding and enhancing our commercial lines products offerings with the goal of being the premier name for business insurance which creates opportunities for our staff! 


    Some Highlights of our Benefits are:

    • Generous amount of vacation and sick time. Closed on all major holidays.
    • 401K with company match and profit sharing.
    • A competitive healthcare package.
    • Tuition reimbursement after 6 months of employment


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