• Maintenance Tech III

    Job Locations US-WA-Woodland
    Posted Date 4 months ago(1/29/2018 1:29 PM)
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    USD $18.36/Hr.
  • Overview


    Catholic Housing Services (CHS) is a private non-profit owner, manager, and developer of affordable housing. This position will oversee and be responsible for the maintenance support and all other duties at three sites, two in Woodland and one in Kelso with the assistance of one full-time maintenance person.


    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.

    This is a full-time benefited position with generous paid time off.  Starting pay is $18.36-20.42/hour DOQ.




    • Participate in the management staff team and coordinate all building services with the Program Director, Resident Services Coordinator, and the Management Offices.
    • Provide staff training and support
    • Coordinate all building maintenance services with the Program Director.
    • Learn and utilize computer-based maintenance management systems to include inventory, work order, inspection, preventative maintenance, etc. Track routine work on computer spreadsheets. Maintain all files to such a degree that if they were inspected by auditors, there would not be a concern.
    • Keep Program Directors current about issues of maintenance, cleanliness and building security. Troubleshoot problems. Propose solutions including preventative and long term maintenance plans. Get approval for all expenditures.
    • 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 maintenance including approving purchases, recommending vendors and managing vendor relationships with contractors.
    • 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.



    • Working with Program Director, coordinate, delegate and supervise maintenance and janitorial staff, some of whom may speak limited English. Plan and schedule the most effective use of available staff time.  
    • Set clear and specific expectations. Provide regular and constructive feedback to staff and conduct performance reviews. Mentor maintenance staff and provide staff skill development. Review employees’ job descriptions and hold them accountable to the description.
    • Organize daily activities in cooperation with property management staff.
    • Ensure timely and complete apartment turnovers including in-house transfers. Organize unit cleaning, painting, contracted work and routine maintenance in preparation for rental.
    • Work with Maintenance staff to acquire tools and supplies needed, giving fast maintenance response to residents.
    • Oversee ordering/purchasing of necessary maintenance supplies/materials, and scheduling of maintenance and renovation projects.  


    Major Duties and Responsiblities:

    Maintenance Functions:

    • Receive and investigate requests for maintenance in apartment units, common areas or to exterior.
    • 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.
    • Make needed repairs, refer to supervisor or contract with outside vender. Remedies may be in the form of plumbing, electrical, appliance, carpentry, and/or lock repairs and include, but are not limited to, the following:
    • Interior Painting
    • Sheet rock repairs/texturing
    • Minor electrical repairs: replace fixtures, switches, thermostats and heaters
    • Appliance repairs (range and hood fan, refrigerator) and water heater replacement
    • Plumbing: replace toilets (special type), repair/replace faucets and sinks, snake drains
    • Re-key locks, door adjustments, including closers
    • Vinyl floor replacements
    • Tub surround replacement, caulking, and tile sealing
    • Roof maintenance and minor repairs
    • Exterior power washing as needed
    • Work in conjunction with Program Director to make vacant units ready for occupancy within 10 days of vacancy.
    • Ability to maintain an organized maintenance room for easy accessibility to keys, lock cylinders, equipment, and inventory.
    • Purchase and order supplies online, equipment or services that enable maintenance projects to be completed. Run errands, pick up various supplies and/or make deliveries.
    • Carry cell phone and respond quickly to emergency calls. Take rapid action(s) to solve urgent problems, preventing further damage or harm to building and/or tenant.
    • Implement and maintain preventive maintenance program for equipment and systems, as appropriate and needed.

    Manage capital improvement projects:

    • Meet with contractors
    • Prepare scope of work
    • Obtain bids


    • Expert understanding the functions of the fire control, pull cord, water, irrigation and other building systems. Routinely observe these systems to determine that they are working properly. Assist in the education of other staff members in the function and maintenance of these systems.
    • Perform weekly, monthly and annual maintenance and unit inspections and complete all necessary repairs and documentation.
    • Perform routine grounds maintenance to ensure a pleasant curb appeal. This may consist of sweeping/blowing grounds, picking up garbage and removing graffiti.
    • 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.
    • Alert Management to non-maintenance areas of concern.
    • Willing and able to be on call after hours/weekends for emergency security/building related calls.
    • 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.



    • AT least five years experience in facility operations, construction lead, or management of maintenance staff in large building.
    • Minimum 2 years supervisory experience
    • Must have knowledge of carpentry, vinyl installation, carpet installation and repair, basic electrical skills, roofing and painting, drywall installation and repair.
    • Expert knowledge and experience with plumbing, electrical and lock systems.
    • Experience working independently, prioritizing work tasks, and following through with completion of tasks.
    • Ability to communicate effectively.
    • 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


    Sorry the Share function is not working properly at this moment. Please refresh the page and try again later.
    Share on your newsfeed