• Maintenance Tech III - King County

    Job Locations US-WA-Seattle
    Posted Date 1 year ago(6/14/2017 8:24 PM)
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  • Overview

    Catholic Housing Services is a private non-profit owner, manager, and developer of affordable housing. CHS currently has over 2,000 units of housing and 33 commercial units in 52 facilities across Western Washington. The Maintenance III position will have a lead role in insuring maintenance is conducted in consistent, high quality, efficient and cost conscious manner. For selected buildings within the greater Seattle area.

    The Maintenance III position is a highly skilled technician responsible for the apartment turn over preparation, cleanliness, routine & preventative maintenance and repair of multiple properties in the greater Seattle area. Duties involve maintenance plumbing; carpentry; drywall; repairing electrical or mechanical equipment; installing, aligning, and balancing new equipment; to keep all of CHS's facilities in good repair.
    Assists with maintaining building security systems, immediately reporting problems to management and entering units only as directed by the manager within CHS guidelines. Provides tenants with a safe, positive and sanitary living environment. Performs a variety of routine general building maintenance and repair tasks, occasional grounds maintenance and janitorial duties. Performs these tasks with minimum supervision, applying solid work experience in this area.


    • Performs servicing and maintenance to fixtures. Repairs wiring, electrical and electronic components, pipe systems, plumbing, and equipment.
    • Performs painting of walls, doors, rooms, buildings, and other surfaces. Prepares and finishes surfaces by scraping, sanding, and using commercial paint removers, fills cracks and holes.
    • Applies paint, varnish, and other finishes.
    • Constructs, fabricates, assembles, installs, repairs or replaces doors, walls, signs, desks, counters, shelves, shelf units, benches, frames, window frames, fences and stairways.
    • Assembles, adjusts, and repairs furniture. Moves furniture including those used for special events and activities. May assist in setting up multimedia systems for events.
    • Installs, repairs and maintains floor tile, acoustical tile, linoleum and carpet.
    • Changes filters. Greases and oils bearings, motors, and compressors.
    • Align and balance new equipment after installation.
    • Repair wiring, electrical and electronic components, pipe systems and plumbing, and equipment.
    • Clean and lubricate shafts, bearings, gears, and other parts of machinery.
    • Diagnose mechanical problems and determine how to correct them, checking blueprints, repair manuals, and parts catalogs as necessary.
    • Inspect, operate, and test machinery and equipment in order to diagnose equipment malfunctions.
    • Maintain and repair specialized equipment and machinery found in Commercial kitchens, laundries.
    • Performs light carpentry duties working with wood or metal.
    • Install drywall in maintenance applications.
    • Paint windows, doors, walls, woodwork, plaster, drywall, and other parts of building structures.
    • Perform routine preventive maintenance on equipment and utility systems.
    • Repair or replace defective equipment parts using hand tools and power tools, and reassemble equipment.
    • Inspect drives, motors, and belts, check fluid levels, replace filters, and perform other maintenance actions, following checklists.
    • Order parts, supplies, and equipment from catalogs and suppliers.
    • Willing and able to be on call after hours including weekends for building emergency facilities related calls.
    • Performs other duties as assigned that support the overall objective of the position.
    • Plays a key role in providing staff training and support by mentoring other staff assigned to their team
    • Support the overall mission and service attitude of Catholic Housing Services including a commitment to the zero-tolerance of discriminatory behavior based on race, gender, age, religion or way of life.
    • Coordinate in-house support for capital improvement projects, preparing scope of work, and overseeing projects in conjunction with the Program Director and CHS Director of Facilities.
    • Educate tenants as to the correct use of apartment amenities.  Communicate with tenants and staff for the purpose of understanding their concerns about the maintenance of their apartments and the building as a whole
    • Assist as needed with janitorial duties, particularly when janitor is on vacation or position is vacant.
    • Passive security while working at facility.
    • As requested and according to availability, serve as back-up for on-call maintenance urgencies in other CHS facilities.
    • Develop and maintain a work schedule to meet needs of properties, in conjunction with Housing Manager and Division Director, and allowing for flexibility to respond to emergency situations.


    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.


    The requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    1. Ability to understand custodial and maintenance manuals and apply the concepts.
    2. Ability to assess maintenance emergencies and make judgments about appropriate immediate and longer-term responses.
    3. Ability to observe safety rules.
    4. Ability to drive a vehicle up to 20 feet in length.
    5. Ability to climb ladders and work in high places.
    6. Ability to walk, kneel, climb, stand, crouch, stoop, reach, push, pull and other related activities associated with maintenance work.
    7. Ability to lift loads not normally exceeding 50 pounds.
    8. Ability to occasionally lift up to 100 pounds together with a team member.
    9. Ability to handwrite legibly.
    10. Ability to prioritize multiple tasks, and to plan, schedule and follow-through on projects.
    11. Ability to work independently and as a team member.
    12. Manual dexterity to handle tools, make small adjustments, etc.


    • At least five years experience in facility operations, construction lead, or management of maintenance staff in large building.
    • Must have demonstrated skill and knowledge of carpentry, vinyl installation, carpet installation and repair, roofing and painting, drywall installation and repair plumbing, electrical and lock systems.
    • Demonstrated experience with Experience working independently, prioritizing work tasks, and following through with completion of tasks.
    • Ability to communicate effectively.
    • Must have valid driver's license and current auto insurance.
    • Strong customer service style with excellent listening skills and can-do attitude.
    • Proficiency in computers and ability to learn management software.
    • Ability to work within the mission and goals of Catholic Community Services and Archdiocesan Housing Authority.
    • Experience working with diverse populations in residential setting.


    • May be substituted for one year of maintenance experience:
      • Certificate of completion from a technical college in plumbing and electrical systems.
      • Certificate of completion from a technical college in general building maintenance.


    • Ability to communicate in Spanish.


    Catholic Community Services and Catholic Housing Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer




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