Janitor/Maintenance - Franciscan

Job Locations US-WA-Burien
Posted Date 3 weeks ago(10/1/2021 1:50 PM)
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USD $18.35/Hr.


$18.35/hr + DOE * Sign-on bonus



This is a full time position (40) Forty hours a week for a property located in Burien, WA. Perform a variety of routine general building maintenance tasks, janitorial and limited ground maintenance duties. Including prepare units for new tenants.  Assist with maintaining building systems, immediately reporting problems to the Property Manager and entering units only as directed by the 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 and the exterior of buildings. Track maintenance work orders and complete maintenance request forms.
  • Work in conjunction with Property Manager to make vacant units ready for re-rent within 10 days.
  • Perform maintenance repairs, refer to supervisor, or contract with outside vendor. Remedies may be in the form of plumbing, electrical, appliance, carpentry, lock repair/replacement, etc.

            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.
  • Follow 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 as needed to ensure a pleasant curb appeal. This may consist of sweeping/blowing grounds, picking up garbage, removing graffiti and occasional landscape improvement projects.
  • Respond to emergencies i.e., 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.
  • Notify Property Manager of the need for supplies, equipment or services, to meet routine maintenance, janitorial or grounds needs and for special projects.




Take out garbage and recycling from the Laundry room, common areas, and offices as scheduled or as needed.

  • Perform routine janitorial tasks in common areas such as sweeping, dusting, vacuuming, mopping, cleaning furniture/walls/floors, interior and exterior windows.
  • Clean common bathrooms according to building standards, refill toilet paper and paper towel dispensers.
  • Respond to emergency cleaning needs.
  • Track inventory of supplies. Prepare supply orders.
  • Prepare cleaning solutions according to manufacturers’ directions.
  • Prepare vacated apartments for renting or assist transfers, including:
    • Remove trash
    • Pack and remove personal belongings
    • Clean appliances
    • Wash walls, woodwork, blinds, windows and countertops
    • Clean bathroom, kitchen and floors utility
  • Other duties as assigned and which assure clean, sanitary conditions and a positive image at Program Site.



General Responsibilities:

  • Become familiar with landlord/tenant law and the actions that are permissible for landlords.
  • Observe/follow guidelines on confidentiality rights of residents and respect their privacy.
  • Maintain a customer service approach at all times
  • Alert management staff to issues/concerns regarding building or residents that are observed in course of performing duties.
  • Be willing and able to be on-call after hours/weekends for emergency security/building related calls.
  • Maintain accurate record of hours worked and turn in timesheets on schedule.
  • Attend trainings at multiple locations around Northwest Washington as required of employees and staff meetings as scheduled.
  • 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.


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.  Other working conditions may include interruptions, working alone, evening or weekend work responding to emergencies, working on-call and interactions with angry persons



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.

  • Ability to understand custodial and maintenance manuals.
  • Ability to understand and observe safety rules.
  • Ability to climb ladders and work in high places.
  • Ability to walk, kneel, climb, stand, crouch, stoop, reach, push, pull and other related activities associated with maintenance or janitorial work.
  • Ability to see well enough to identify and correct defects in plastering, painting, cleaning and other related finish work.
  • Ability to lift loads not normally exceeding 50 pounds.
  • Ability to occasionally lift up to 100 pounds together with a team member.
  • Ability to hand write legibly.
  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks.
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member.
  • Manual dexterity to handle tools, make small adjustments, etc.
  • Ability to work occasionally in poor weather conditions, including heat, cold, rain, or snow.




  • Two years’ maintenance experience.
  • 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, water and other building systems.
  • Ability to work independently, prioritizes work tasks, and follow through to the completion of the task.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in English verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to calculate mix ratios for cleaning chemicals.
  • Knowledge of the use of janitorial supplies and chemicals, safety protocols for use of chemicals, and infection control principles.
  • Must have reliable transportation, valid Driver’s License, proof of liability insurance, and have an acceptable driving record per agency driving policy.
  • Ability to work within the mission, goals and objectives of Catholic Community Services/ Catholic Housing Services.




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.


  • Experience working with a diverse population in a residential enviornment.
  • Experience in customer relations.

Experience with computers, including e-mail, word processing, and spreadsheets


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