Maintenance III - Matsusaka, Emmons, and Guadalupe Vista (full-time)

Job Locations US-WA-Tacoma
Posted Date 3 months ago(6/24/2020 7:28 PM)
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USD $25.00/Yr.


$25.00 per hour. This is a full-time position with excellent benefits and generous paid leave. 


Property Description

The Maintenance Tech III maintains the facilities for three properties that provides affordable housing for families in Tacoma, WA.  Matsusaka Townhomes has 33 units, Emmons Apartment has 26 units, and Guadalupe Vista has 50 units.


Position Description

The Maintenance 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. Assist the Property and Facility Directors to identify Capital and on-going needs.  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 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.



  • Receive and investigate requests for maintenance in apartment units, common areas or to the exterior of buildings.
  • Work in conjunction with Property Manager to schedule and 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. Types of repairs includes, but are not limited to, the following:
    • Perform interior painting and touch-up exterior painting, as needed.
    • Perform necessary sheet rock repairs/texturing.
    • Perform minor electrical repairs, such as replacing fixtures and switches.
    • Perform minor appliance repairs and/or recommend replacement.
    • Perform plumbing repairs, including replacing/repairing toilets and faucets, and auguring drains.
    • Re-key locks.
  • Complete maintenance request forms. 
  • Take rapid action(s) to solve urgent problems. Respond to tenants and staff concerns about the maintenance of their apartments and the building as a whole.
  • 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, including sweeping/blowing grounds, picking up garbage and removing graffiti.
  • Perform interior and exterior janitorial duties, including cleaning windows, vacuuming, cleaning common areas, and sweeping stairways.
  • Respond to janitorial emergencies, such as 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.
  • Schedule and ensure quality completion of vacant unit turnover.
  • Track maintenance work orders, vacancy and preventative maintenance on a computer spreadsheet.
  • Educate tenants about the correct use of apartment amenities. 
  • Alert Management to non-maintenance concerns, e.g. social service concerns from interactions with a resident.
  • Serve as back up for on-call maintenance emergencies at other locations within the area.
  • Attend trainings and staff meetings, as scheduled.
  • Support a positive, team-oriented work environment.

General Responsibilities

  • Become familiar with landlord/tenant law and the actions that are permissible for landlords as related to maintenance and facilities. Provide guidance to staff on observing appropriate boundaries and procedures.
  • Observe/follow guidelines on confidentiality rights of residents and respect their privacy.
  • Maintain a customer service approach at all times.
  • Alert Management to non-maintenance concerns, such as social service concerns raised from interactions with a resident.
  • Maintain accurate record of hours worked and turn in timesheets on schedule.
  • Maintain cooperative relationships with residents/businesses in surrounding neighborhood.
  • Contribute to the mission of Catholic Community Services and Catholic Housing Services.
  • Contribute to and support a positive, team-oriented work environment.
  • Perform other job-related duties as assigned.



  • Three or more years of maintenance experience moving into a leadership role with ability to direct self and others.
  • 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.
  • Experience with computers, including e-mail, word processing, and spreadsheets.
  • Based on the vulnerable population we serve, one must complete a background check prior to hire.
  • Experience working with a diverse population in a residential environment. 


May be substituted for one year of maintenance experience:

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


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