Site Based Maintenance Mechanic - Firwood Circle (Auburn)

  • King County Housing Authority
  • Jul 07, 2022
Full time Facilities General Labor Government Installation-Maint-Repair Other

Job Description

Job Summary

Effective December 1, 2021, the King County Housing Authority has instituted a COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement Policy that requires all regular, part-time, and temporary employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 for the health and safety of its workplace and community. Newly hired employees must provide proof to KCHA Human Resources after an offer of employment has been made and before their first day of employment that they are fully vaccinated. Individuals with a qualifying medical or religious reason may submit a request for exemption and reasonable accommodation. Reasonable accommodations will be made for qualifying individuals if the accommodations do not present an undue hardship.

Please note this position is open until filled; however, to ensure consideration applications should be received by July 19, 2022 at 4:30 p.m.  

The King County Housing Authority (KCHA) is a national leader in providing innovative and effective housing solutions so that people and communities can prosper. Our vision is that all residents of King County have quality affordable housing. KCHA is the largest landlord in the county, and annually, the agency serves over 55,000 low-income individuals.
 
We transform lives through housing.

We are currently recruiting for an experienced and skilled maintenance professional to maintain, service and repair the housing units for our Firwood Circle portfolio in Auburn, WA.

KCHA has a reputation for excellence in affordable housing and the successful candidate will ensure that the portfolio is kept in outstanding condition through regular preventative maintenance as well as general grounds maintenance. Another meaningful aspect of this role is the need for excellent customer service in working with a richly diverse group of tenants.

The individual selected for this role will be relied on for broad knowledge and experience in the field of maintenance. The housing in this portfolio will require regular maintenance to include the upkeep and cleaning of the buildings and public areas, as well as any required maintenance for the residential units, appliances, and associated equipment.  

As a fully occupied portfolio, the Site-Based Maintenance Mechanic will perform duties as needed including painting, carpentry, minor plumbing and electrical work, grounds maintenance and custodial cleaning. Occasionally there will be a need to respond to over-time emergency calls. This position is represented by the Seattle King County Building Trades Council.   

Essential Functions

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Qualifications and Competencies

Required Qualifications:

  • High School diploma or GED.
  • Two years of experience in the maintenance of residential buildings.

Equivalent combination of education and experience will be substituted on a year for year basis.   

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Work requires knowledge of:

  • Building methods, materials, tools and equipment.
  • Interior and exterior painting, carpentry, plumbing, electrical or mechanical trades.
  • Maintaining landscaping and cleaning.
  • Building systems (HVAC, Boilers, Sprinklers, etc.).

Work requires the ability to:

  • Troubleshoot mechanical, electrical/natural gas, appliances, plumbing problems and determine most cost effective method for repair.
  • Be a self-starter and work independently or in a group.
  • Maintain and service assigned equipment, including generators, weed eaters, mowers, and edgers.
  • Be knowledgeable regarding the permitting and inspection process for large projects.
  • Be able to plan and work on small projects.
  • Work in tight, confined areas or on roofs.
  • Read and interpret diagrams, schematics, blueprints, drawings specifications and manuals.
  • Maintain effective customer relations with tenants and their family members. 

Special Requirements:

  • Must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 by the first day of employment or have an approved medical or religious exemption and reasonable accommodation. Reasonable accommodations will be made for qualifying individuals if the accommodations do not present an undue hardship.
  • Consent to and pass a driver's and criminal records background check.
  • Must possess a valid driver's license in order to travel regularly between work sites.
  • Consent to and pass a Physical Abilities Test and required assessments.

Position Information and Application Process

To be considered for this opportunity an applicant should:

  • Complete the online application profile in its entirety.
  • Upload a cover letter that addresses how your experience and education qualifies you to perform the essential functions listed in the job announcement. (Cover Letter)
  • Upload a detailed résumé of all educational and professional experience. (Résumé)

Salary & Benefits: 
The starting salary for this position is $30.30 per hour. A comprehensive health care benefits package for you and your dependents includes medical, dental and vision insurance, life and long-term disability insurance plans, vacation, sick and personal leave, tuition reimbursement, and retirement benefits are available.

Physical Work Environment:
Incumbent(s) must be able to meet the physical requirements of the classification and have mobility, balance, coordination, vision, hearing and dexterity levels appropriate to the functions performed. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Work is performed in both indoor and outdoor environments with exposure to dirt and dust, noise, fumes and odors, in darkness or in areas with poor lighting.
  • Incumbent(s) frequently use power and hand tools and machinery.   
  • Work requires bending, lifting, kneeling, climbing as well as working on ladders and tight spaces. Work may occasionally expose incumbent to electrical, chemical and mechanical hazards natural to maintenance work performed.

Equal Opportunity:
King County Housing Authority is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.