HOPELINK EMPLOYMENT OPENING

Facilities Maintenance Technician

Location:  East King County

Department:  Facilities/Administration

Work Schedule:   Full time, M – F; occasional evening or weekend hours

Compensation:  $19 to $21 per hour DOE

Benefits:  Full benefits

Open:  May 27, 2014

Closes:  When filled

To see the complete posting and to apply, click here:  https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=1076471

For 40 years, Hopelink, a vibrant community action agency, has served homeless and low income families, children, seniors and people with disabilities in an 800 square mile area of north and east King County, Washington.  Our vision is a community free of poverty. To that end, we provide a wide variety of human services that moves forward our mission to promote self-sufficiency for all members of our community; we help people make lasting change.

SUMMARY:

The Facilities Maintenance Technician performs preventive and general maintenance and minor repair work on Hopelink’s numerous multi-family residential and commercial buildings.  The successful candidate will be highly organized, able to multi-task, and have excellent written and verbal customer service skills.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Customer Service:

  • Organizes and responds in a timely manner to requests from agency staff for assistance with facilities and equipment issues.  Continually keeps the Facilities Manager informed as to the status of projects and requests.
  • Maintains cooperation and positive relations with staff, volunteers and donors, building occupants or tenants, contractors, public officials, the general public, and other non-profits with which the agency is collaborating on projects.
  • Maintains accurate and timely paper and electronic records of time, jobs, expenses, etc. for review by the Facilities Manager.
  • Works closely with the Facilities Manager in developing and delivering agency goals and objectives relating to facilities, including planning, remodeling, and build-out of space with consultants and external resources.
  • Communicates respectfully with people of all cultures, languages, ages, genders, gender preferences, races, physical abilities, ethnic backgrounds, and religions.

Technical:

  • Performs a wide variety of building and equipment repair and maintenance work, including appliances, plumbing, electrical, door locks, painting and carpentry.
  • Reads and understands blueprints, building schematics, and repair manuals.
  • Coordinates apartment turns; evaluates and resolves maintenance needs between client occupancies; moves furniture in an efficient and safe manner.
  • Performs repairs in occupied units according to established guidelines.
  • Coordinates services of outside contractors and vendors as directed by Facilities Manager.
  • Monitors and inspects residential and commercial buildings to assess fire, security and safety issues.  Performs necessary repairs and preventive maintenance.
  • Utilizes a computerized work-order tracking system to organize and prioritize tasks, communicate with customers, track progress toward completion, and provide data to Facilities Manager.
  • Participates on the Safety Committee as needed.
  • Purchases necessary supplies and materials on behalf of the agency within budgeted limits.
  • Uses a motor vehicle to carry tools and supplies from site to site.
  • Assists the Facilities Manager in the annual budgeting process.

Required Qualifications:

  • High School diploma or GED.
  • Proficient in Word, Excel and Outlook.
  • Minimum five years experience in carpentry, painting, and plumbing repair.
  • Minimum five years facilities experience dealing with a wide variety of buildings, environments, and problems.
  • Able to lift 60 pounds.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Project management experience.
  • Work-order database experience.
  • Both residential and commercial property management experience.

Licenses, certificates, and other requirements:

  • Valid Washington State driver’s license.
  • Reliable personal transportation.
  • Proof of personal automobile liability insurance.
  • Must pass criminal background check through the Washington State Patrol.

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The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the principal functions of this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required and the scope of responsibility, but should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements.  Individuals may perform other duties as assigned, including work in other functional areas to cover absences or relief, to equalize peak work periods, or otherwise to balance the workload.

We are actively building an environment that welcomes and encourages the involvement and success of all individuals and respects the new possibilities that are created when diverse people, beliefs and values are included.

If you want to join our dynamic team, why not bring your talents and skills to Hopelink?  In addition to great staff, we offer a competitive benefit package.

To see all of Hopelink’s open positions, please visit:

http://www.hope-link.org/take_action/careers/

Hopelink is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to workplace diversity.

www.hope-link.org

The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the principal functions of this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required and the scope of responsibility, but should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements.  Individuals may perform other duties as assigned, including work in other functional areas to cover absences or relief, to equalize peak work periods, or otherwise to balance the workload.

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