Catholic Housing Services believes everyone deserves the right to a safe, affordable place to call home. Inspired by this vision, CHS develops, owns and manages affordable housing programs for low-income families and individuals; currently including 2,100 units of housing in 50 different buildings across Western Washington. We provide supportive services for people who have experienced homelessness, low-income seniors, farm worker families, and those who have special physical and mental needs.
This is a full-time position (40) forty hours a week. Perform a variety of routine general building maintenance tasks, limited grounds maintenance and janitorial duties. Assist with non-routine preparations on units for new tenants. Assist with maintaining building security systems, immediately reporting problems to the Property Manager and entering units only as directed by the property manager within CHS guidelines. Seek to provide tenants with a safe, positive and sanitary living environment. Perform these tasks with minimum supervision, applying solid work experience in this area.
Hourly rate: $19.02-$21.16, DOE with benefits and generous PTO
Receive and investigate requests for maintenance in apartment units, common areas or to the exterior of buildings.
Work in conjunction with Property Manager to make vacant units ready for re-rent within 10 days.
Make needed repairs, refer to supervisor, or contract with outside vendor. Remedies may be in the form of plumbing, electrical, appliance, carpentry, and/or lock repairs.
Complete maintenance request forms. As appropriate, return one copy to tenant. Return additional copies of completed form to the supervisor at the end of each working day.
Take rapid action(s) to solve urgent problems, thereby preventing further damage or harm to building and/or tenant.
Develop and implement preventive maintenance programs for equipment and systems, as appropriate and needed.
Understand the functions of fire control, water and other building systems. Routinely observe these systems to determine that they are working properly and educate other staff members as needed about the functioning of these systems.
Perform routine grounds maintenance to ensure a pleasant curb appeal. This may consist of sweeping/blowing grounds, picking up garbage and removing graffiti.
Perform interior and exterior janitorial duties. This may consist of cleaning windows, vacuuming, cleaning common areas, and sweeping stairways.
Respond to janitorial emergencies i.e., accidents in public areas, plugged toilets, etc.
Carry pager or cell phone and respond quickly to emergency calls. Take rapid action(s) to solve urgent problems and damage or harm to buildings and/or tenants.
Purchase/order supplies, equipment or services, to meet routine maintenance, janitorial or grounds needs and for special projects.
Move furniture, changes light bulbs and assists with pest control.
Assist housekeeping department in turning over vacant units.
Track maintenance work orders, vacancy and preventative maintenance on a computer spreadsheet.
Assist with custodial duties in common areas of the building.
As directed, perform interior and exterior repairs and painting.
Educate tenants about the correct use of apartment amenities. Respond to tenants and staff concerns about the maintenance of their apartments and the building as a whole.
Alert Management to non-maintenance concerns, e.g. social service concerns from interactions with a resident.
Respond quickly to building related emergencies after business hours and on weekends in conjunction with the Property Manager.
As requested and according to availability, serve as back up for on-call maintenance emergencies at other locations within the portfolio.
This position requires the employee to work in an environment where there may be exposure to blood, bodily fluids, and other potentially infectious material. Other exposures could include cleaning supplies, chemicals involved in pest control, paint and other materials used in building maintenance, building temperature fluctuations, dust, noise, and odors. Other working conditions may include interruptions, working alone, evening or weekend work responding to emergencies and working on-call.
One to two or more years of maintenance experience.
Working knowledge and experience with plumbing, electrical, and lock systems.
Working knowledge and experience with repair of plaster, wall repairs, and painting.
Willing and able to learn fire control, steam, and pumping systems.
Ability to learn pest control techniques.
Experience working independently, prioritizing work tasks, and following through with the completion of the tasks.
Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
Must be willing to travel to obtain supplies and occassionally work at other locations when necessary.
Be willing and able to be on-call after hours/weekends for building emergencys.
Must have reliable transportation, valid Driver's License, and automobile insurance, and have an acceptable driving record per agency driving policy.
SUBSTITUTE QUALIFICATIONS: (Qualifications may be substituted for the minimum qualifications.)
May be substituted for one year of maintenance experience:
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