• Maintenance III - Katherine's Place

    Job Locations US-WA-Seattle
    Posted Date 3 months ago(10/28/2019 8:54 PM)
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    Katharine’s Place provides 25 units of low-income family housing in Seattle’s Rainier Valley, with some units set aside for families with special needs. Fifteen (15) units are subsidized by Seattle Housing Authority and are designated as permanent housing units for homeless families with children. 


    Maintenance Tech III is responsible for the properties exterior and interior facility upkeep including managing a preventative maintenance schedule specifically designed for each unique property and its own equipment.  This position is moving into a leadership role and is able to direct self and others to achieve positive property facilities functions.  Manage day-to-day tasks of unit turns, work orders, scheduling and overseeing vendor’s performances.  Coordinate closely with management staff to set schedules and priorities, manage supplies and inventory, and respond to after-hour emergencies. 


    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 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.


    Generous Benefits and Paid Time Off



    1. Receive and investigate requests for maintenance in apartment units, common areas or to the exterior of buildings.
    2. Work in conjunction with Property Manager to schedule and make vacant units ready for re-rent within 10 days.
    3. 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.
    4. Track maintenance work orders, vacancy and preventative maintenance on a computer spreadsheet.
    5. Take rapid action(s) to solve urgent problems, thereby preventing further damage or harm to building and/or tenant.
    6. Develop and implement preventive maintenance programs for equipment and systems, as appropriate and needed.
    7. 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.
    8. Perform routine grounds maintenance to ensure a pleasant curb appeal. This may consist of sweeping/blowing grounds, picking up garbage and removing graffiti.
    9. Respond to janitorial emergencies i.e., accidents in public areas, plugged toilets, etc.
    10. 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.
    11. Purchase/order supplies, equipment or services, to meet routine maintenance, janitorial or grounds needs and for special projects.
    12. Move furniture, changes light bulbs and assists with pest control.
    13. Assist with custodial duties in common areas of the building.
    14. As directed, perform interior and exterior repairs and painting.
    15. Alert Management to non-maintenance concerns, e.g. social service concerns from interactions with a resident.
    16. Respond quickly to building related emergencies after business hours and on weekends in conjunction with the Property Manager.
    17. As requested and according to availability, serve as back up for on-call maintenance emergencies at other locations within the portfolio.
    18. Attend trainings at multiple locations around Northwest Washington as required of employees and staff meetings as scheduled.


    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: (Qualifications applicants must possess for the position.)

    1. Three or more years of maintenance experience moving into a leadership role with ability to direct self and others.
    2. Working knowledge and experience with plumbing, electrical, and lock systems.
    3. Working knowledge and experience with repair of plaster, wall repairs, and painting.
    4. Willing and able to learn fire control, steam, and pumping systems.
    5. Ability to learn pest control techniques.
    6. Experience working independently, prioritizing work tasks, and following through with the completion of the tasks.
    7. Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
    8. Must be willing to travel to obtain supplies and occassionally work at other locations when necessary.
    9. Be willing and able to be on-call after hours/weekends for building emergencies.
    10.  Must have reliable transportation, valid Driver’s License, and automobile insurance, and have an acceptable driving record per agency driving policy.
    11. Experience with computers, including e-mail, word processing, and spreadsheets.
    12. Support and uphold the mission, beliefs and values of Catholic Community Services and Catholic Housing Services and a knowledge of and commitment to working within the Social Teaching of the Catholic Church.
    13. Support and contribute to a creative, collaborative and respectful environment that promotes teamwork.
    14. Demonstrates the necessary attitudes, knowledge and skills to deliver culturally competent services and work effectively in multi-cultural situations.
    15. Criminal History Background Checks are required prior to employment.



    SUBSTITUTE QUALIFICATIONS:  (Qualifications that may be substituted for the minimum qualifications.)

    May be substituted for one year of maintenance experience:

    1. Certificate of completion from a technical college in general building maintenance.
    2. Certificate of completion from a technical college in plumbing and electrical systems.


    1. Experience performing general maintenance tasks at multiple locations.
    2. Experience working with a diverse population in a residential environment.
    3. Experience with customer service.


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