Maintenance Technician II - Bellingham

Job Locations US-WA-Bellingham
Posted Date 3 days ago(9/17/2021 12:39 PM)
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USD $21.38/Hr.


$21.38/HR+ DOE 




Perform a variety of routine janitorial duties, grounds maintenance and general building maintenance tasks. 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 position has primary responsibility for the Mt Baker apartments but is also required to assist at the other 3 Bellingham properties when needed.




The Mt Baker Apartments is an eight-story 85-unit historic building in downtown Bellingham providing affordable housing for low-income workers and people on fixed incomes with active commercial businesses located on the street level. The building is part of a group of 4 ‘workforce’ buildings in CHS’s Bellingham region.




Catholic Housing Services believes everyone deserves the right to a safe, affordable place to call home.  Inspired by this vision, CHS develops, owns and manages affordable housing programs for low-income families and individuals; currently including 2,100 units of housing in 50 different buildings across Western Washington.   We provide supportive services for people who have experienced homelessness, low income seniors, farm worker families, and those who have special physical and mental needs



  • Maintain cleanliness and curb appeal at the property by: sweeping, mopping, cleaning bathrooms, stocking supplies, emptying garbage, washing windows, and performing other janitorial duties as assigned.
  • Work closely with management on vendor oversight and scheduling.
  • Assist with a variety of inspections
  • Maintain organized work space and maintenance filling system for tracking repairs, vendors, turn overs, unit maintenance, required permitting, etc.
  • Communicate with management on daily maintenance tasks including invoicing, maintenance requests, etc.
  • Assist with maintaining an inventory of supplies and equipment, which enable maintenance to be completed.
  • Organize and maintain SDS file and safety information
  • Report any damage or needed repairs to supervisor.
  • Regularly lift and carry supplies, donations, furnishings, etc.
  • Assist building maintenance team with repairs and special projects as needed.
  • Provide timely turnover repairs and cleaning for vacant units to prepare them for the next resident.
  • Make needed repairs as requested.
  • Complete maintenance request forms and return completed form to management at the end of each working day.
  • Take rapid action(s) to solve urgent problems, thereby preventing further damage or harm to building and/or tenant.
  • Understand the functions of the fire control, steam, water, and pump systems. Routinely observe these systems to determine that they are working properly. 
  • Share on-call coverage responsibility for after-hours maintenance emergencies.
  • Alert management to non-maintenance concerns.
  • Contribute to the mission of Catholic Community Services and Catholic Housing Services
  • Provide respectful and constructive interactions with staff, residents, or any other persons while performing duties.
  • Attend trainings as requested and required
  • 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 frequent mental health escalations and 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.

  • Ability to understand custodial and maintenance manuals and apply the concepts.
  • Ability to assess maintenance emergencies and make judgments about appropriate immediate and longer-term responses.
  • Ability to observe safety rules.
  • Ability to drive a vehicle.
  • 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 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 handwrite legibly.
  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks, and to plan, schedule and follow-through on projects.
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member.
  • Manual dexterity to handle tools, make small adjustments, etc


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: (Qualifications which applicants must possess to be considered for the position.)

  • Two years maintenance and/or janitorial experience.
  • Working knowledge or ability to learn plumbing, electrical, and lock systems.
  • Working knowledge or ability to learn repair of plaster, wall repairs, and painting.
  • Willing and able to learn fire control, steam, and pumping systems.
  • Experience working independently, prioritizing work tasks, and following through with the completion of the tasks.
  • Basic computer skills and ability to learn to use simple software programs.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in English verbally and in writing.

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

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 performing general maintenance tasks at multiple locations.
  • Experience working with a diverse population in a residential environment.
  • Experience with customer service.
  • Experience with computers, including e-mail, word processing, and spreadsheets.


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