Maintenance Tech III - Centralia

Job Locations US-WA-Centralia
Posted Date 4 days ago(9/22/2022 7:05 PM)
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USD $22.97/Hr.


Full-time position starting at $22.97 - $25.55/hr (D.O.E) with COMPETITIVE BENEFITS INCLUDE:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance and Long-Term Disability
  • Health Savings Account and Flexible Spending Account
  • Generous PTO, paid sick time, 15 days of paid vacations, 13 days of paid holidays, plus a personal holiday
  • CCS/CHS 403(b) Employee Saving Plan
  • Employee assistance program
  • Lots of room for advancement

Agency Description

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.


Position Description

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 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:
    • As directed, perform interior and exterior repairs and painting.
    • 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.
  • Move furniture, change light bulbs and assists with pest control.
  • 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.
  • Take rapid action(s) to solve urgent problems, thereby preventing further damage or harm to building and/or tenant.
  • 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. This may consist of sweeping/blowing grounds, picking up garbage and removing graffiti.
  • Perform interior and exterior janitorial duties. This may consist of cleaning windows, vacuuming, cleaning common areas, and sweeping stairways. Respond to janitorial emergencies i.e., accidents in public areas, plugged toilets, etc.
  • Purchase/order supplies, equipment or services, to meet routine maintenance, janitorial or grounds needs and for special projects.
  • Educate tenants about the correct use of apartment and amenities. Respond to tenants and staff concerns about the maintenance of their apartments and the building as a whole.
  • Attend trainings at multiple locations around Northwest Washington as required of employees and staff meetings as scheduled.

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 to non-maintenance concerns, e.g. social service concerns raised from interactions with a resident.
  • Be willing and able to be on-call after hours/weekends for emergency security/building related calls. Respond quickly to building related emergencies after business hours and on weekends in conjunction with the Property Manager. As requested and according to availability, serve as back up for on-call maintenance emergencies at other locations within the portfolio.
  • Be able to utilize computer programs to track maintenance work orders, vacancy and preventative maintenance.
  • Maintain accurate record of hours worked and report time 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.

Job Conditions

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 and working on-call.


Physical And Mental Acuity Requirements

The requirements described here are representative of those required of an employee to 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 up to 20 feet in length.
  • 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 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.
  • Ability to work occasionally in poor weather conditions, including heat, cold, rain and snow.


Minimum Qualifications

  • One to two or more years of 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, 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.
  • Support and uphold the mission, beliefs and values of Catholic Community Services and Catholic Housing Services.
  • Support and contribute to a creative, collaborative and respectful environment that promotes teamwork.
  • Demonstrates the necessary attitudes, knowledge and skills to deliver culturally competent services and work effectively in multi-cultural situations.
  • Criminal history background checks are required prior to employment. 

Substitute 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.

Preferred Qualifications 

  • 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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