- Job Label:
- Maintenance Specialist-2018
Starting Wage: $20.72 per hour
Closing Date: Noon, Tuesday, November 20, 2018
Looking for an opportunity to work for an organization that really makes a difference in the lives of others? Look no further. Come join our team as a Maintenance Specialist at the Everett Housing Authority. Your work will involve performing various skilled tasks in the repair and maintenance of equipment and buildings. Work also involves responsibility for proficiency in several trades, with working conditions and the degree of supervision exercised differing according to the location and nature of assignments. In addition, you will exercise your technical independence in determining work methods and procedures.
If you’re looking for a great benefits package we have that as well!
• Accrue up to 12 vacation days in your first year of employment;
• 13 paid sick leave days;
• 11 paid scheduled Holidays plus 1 additional floating holiday per year;
• Medical/Dental/Life Insurance/Long Term Disability Insurance;
• State Retirement Fund;
• Flexible work schedule;
• Employee Assistance Program;
• Wellness Program;
• Tuition reimbursement.
This position is the maintenance team leader that is responsible for the physical performance of maintenance, coordination of resources and reporting of work at the assigned building(s). Such physical tasks include maintaining the property’s/properties’ curb appeal, completing timely unit turns, completing and documenting building system certifications, custodial work, grounds keeping and pest control. Coordination of resources includes other team members, vendors, materials and supplies. The documentation/reporting includes building system certifications, property asset documentation and maintenance schedule updates.
This position is a team member performing skilled work at the Everett Housing Authority’s “journey level” category in several trades. Work involves performing various skilled tasks in the repair and maintenance of equipment and buildings. Work involves responsibility for proficiency in several trades, with working conditions and the degree of supervision exercised differing according to the location and nature of assignments. Work requires exercising technical independence in determining work methods and procedures.
The Everett Housing Authority deems the term “journey level” to mean the ability to demolish or replace, repair, rebuild and install systems that are contained within the physical assets of the Authority. This would exclude major systems such as building boilers, large commercial or industrial central HVA/C systems, cooling towers and major electrical work on electrical switch gear, complicated industrial panel systems or specialized proprietary systems such as storefronts and automatic entrance and security systems.
The Everett Housing Authority recognizes five specific areas of journey level disciplines: Plumbing, Electrical, Heating and Ventilation, Appliance Repair and Carpentry. In order to gain the position of Maintenance Specialist, EHA training and successful certification testing of one of the major disciplines is mandatory.
REQUIRED FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The following duties are illustrative only (i.e. not all inclusive)
Required Workplace Standards:
1. Works regular and reliable hours on site as required;
2. Attendance must be punctual and consistent;
3. Works an agreed-upon schedule and works additional hours as necessary to complete work;
4. Works effectively, cooperatively and respectfully with co-workers, clients and other contacts;
5. Follows all EHA Safety Policies and Procedures;
6. Follows all EHA Personnel Policies and Procedures;
7. Performs work with objectives based on preventative maintenance, efficiently utilizing resources (which includes but not limited to: time, standardization of materials, coordination of other staff members and vendors);
8. Ensures for all work orders are completed at the assigned properties;
9. Performs other duties as assigned.
1) Physical Maintenance:
a) Ensures and performs unit turns, inspections, preventive maintenance, repair or replacement (from individual components through to entire system) of the following:
Appliances, mechanical, electrical, carpentry (including all door hardware), all interior and exterior finishes, building envelope (siding, roofing and glazing), grounds (grounds keeping and masonry), custodial work, equipment and vehicles;
b) Performs chemical, mechanical and thermal pest control;
c) Assists and coordinates building systems annual certifications which includes but is not limited to fire alarm, fire sprinkler, backflow preventer, elevator and pull-cord alarm systems;
d) Assists with funder pre-inspections and ensures associated work-order completion for building systems, common areas and units;
e) Is on call for after-hour’s emergency duties when scheduled and assigned;
f) Follows all applicable safety procedures, including wearing respirators as necessary;
g) Drives to various sites;
h) Other physical duties as assigned.
2) Coordination of Resources:
a) Acts as team member in performing vacancy, annual and preventive maintenance inspections;
b) Estimates labor and material requirements for assigned tasks;
c) Assists in standardization of materials for assigned sites with EHA’s standard materials;
d) Prepares requisition for supplies and materials needed;
e) Reads blueprints, plans, wiring diagrams and schematic drawings proficiently;
f) Provides guidance and supervises the work of individuals assigned to assist in specific tasks;
g) Oversight of vendors;
h) Assists with budget adherence to property inventory supplies and materials.
3) Reporting and Communications:
a) Ensures updates on a quarterly basis of maintenance logs, Property binders, MSDS binders and building inspection and certification binder for assigned buildings;
b) Ensures consistent and real time updates of Yardi work-orders;
c) Ensures daily communications with supervisor.
a) Is on call for after-hour’s emergency dispatch duties when scheduled and assigned;
b) Is familiar with power, water and gas turnoffs, clean-out traps, fire extinguishers and fire hydrants of the portfolio;
c) Maintains a personal log of emergency telephone numbers (e.g., police, fire department and supervisor).
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS TO OBTAIN THIS POSITION
Ability to successfully pass EHA’s “journey level” test in one of the following building trades: electrical, plumbing, heating & ventilation, appliance repair and carpentry.
New hires must have four (4) years of proven, paid experience working in at least one of these trades in order to qualify to take the test.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE OF/SKILL IN:
Basic math skills;
Local building codes;
Electrical wire sizes and the loads they will allow;
Working with power supply line and buried cables.
REQUIRED ABILITY TO:
Estimate labor and materials for assigned projects;
Understand, follow and give oral and written instructions in English;
Make decisions without supervision;
Provide leadership to subordinate employees;
Troubleshoot and repair door bell and cable television wiring systems;
Isolate electrical shorts in wiring systems;
Convert or transition different types of plumbing pipe material;
Make pipe joints;
Computer skills that include use of a PC and an IOS or Windows Tablet.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS TO PERFORM ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
CONSTANT (67% - 100%)
Grasping (Left, Right, Both)
Reaching above shoulder (LRB)
Repetitive arm/hand movement (LRB)
Eye sight and hearing
Driving equipment and vehicles
Lifting and Carrying 25# (LRB)
Pushing and Pulling 25# (LRB)
Standing and walking
Lifting and Carrying 50# (LRB)
Pushing and Pulling 50# (LRB)
Climbing stairs and ladders
Working at heights
Operating foot controls (LRB)
Lifting and Carrying 75# (LRB)
Pulling and Pushing 75# (LRB)
Fine finger manipulation (LRB)
REQUIRED PROFICIENCY IN USE OF:
Backhoe Electrical meters Pipe Power tools
Boxes Hand tools Plywood Tractor
Brushes Hand truck Pressure washer Truck Lift Gate
Drain snake Key machine Pumps Van
Drill press Ladders Cellphone Wall washer
Drop cloth Lumber Respirator IOS/Windows Tablet
Drywall Masking tape Rollers PC
Dump truck Paint Roofing material
LICENSES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS:
Must be personally bondable for insurance purposes;
Valid Washington State Driver's license and good driving record;
Fair Housing Certification or ability to obtain one within six months.
This position is required to work indoors and outdoors in all weather conditions and is subject to heavy and strenuous work. Worker may encounter undesirable pests.
The top candidates will be invited to participate in a selection process which will consist of a written test, practical test and interview. The date and time are to be determined.
The Everett Housing Authority is a progressive agency pursuing its mission with great passion and a high level of professionalism and competence. EHA seeks passionate and optimistic individuals to join our team of highly engaged and satisfied employees committed to assisting those for whom stable and affordable housing is a challenge. EHA’s work has been recognized nationally with awards from NAHRO and Nan McKay. Most recently, EHA received NAHRO’s National Awards of Merit for a fully accessible community garden open to public housing residents and members of the surrounding community and for highly creative financing to convert 333 public housing units to project-based Housing Choice Vouchers and improve these properties with over $20 million in renovations. In addition, EHA received a NAHRO’s National Award of Excellence for a new 20-unit development serving survivors of domestic violence.
Members of our team are rewarded with meaningful work, competitive compensation, employee-friendly policies, a team environment, great benefits, and promotion and bonus opportunities. Please consider joining our team in pursuit of the exciting challenge of meeting the affordable housing needs of Everett and Snohomish County.
The Everett Housing Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer
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