This position is open until filled; however, to ensure consideration applications should be received by February 8, 2023. 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. This is journey level electrical work primarily upgrading and repairing individual apartment units in a variety of residential housing including mid-rise (3-5 stories), townhome and single-family homes. Work is on a renovation team of tradesmen refurbishing apartment units to “like new” condition.
Electrical work includes rewiring circuits and panel upgrades to support arc fault breakers, GFI circuits, cove type heaters, inter-connected smoke detectors, etc. Work is primarily single phase within individual units; however, may require work on building panels and meter packs, community exterior/interior lighting, diagnosis of building HVAC and equipment systems and appliances, etc. Knowledge and experience with other trades is helpful to move overall project objectives including:
Responding to over-time emergency calls (as needed).
The Regional Maintenance Mechanic-Electrician will:
Perform a variety of skilled and semi-skilled tasks involved in the maintenance, servicing, repair and alteration of housing units including in electrical and mechanical systems, boilers, heating, air conditioning and designs scope of work relying on knowledge of electrical/building codes and practices.
Complete unit upgrades including layout for demolition related toe electrical work. Work includes panel upgrades and renovation of electrical services to code including, but not limited to, arc fault breakers, GFCI outlets, inter-connected smoke detectors, fixed power lighting, water heaters, cove type heating systems, thermostats, de-humidistats, energy recovery ventilators and ductless heat pumps, etc.
Initiate and/or receive electrical and related work orders, determine work requirements, materials, tools and equipment needed: write up material lists for the job and research material costs as directed to purchase supplies and materials as directed by supervisor.
Diagnosis equipment failures for electrical deficiencies and replaces equipment parts and makes adjustments to fire alarm panels, appliances, boilers, heating/air conditioning equipment and pumps as necessary.
Experience in related trades is helpful including carpentry, drywall finishing, painting and plumbing to assist moving project objectives to completion.
Qualifications and Competencies
High School diploma or GEDAND
Journey Level ElectricianAND
Two years of experience in construction and/or maintenance of residential buildings.
Equivalent combination of education and experience will be substituted on a year for year basis for experience qualification. Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Work requires knowledge of:
Building electrical systems and methods, materials, tools and equipment.
Building systems for HVAC, Boilers, Fire Control Panels.
Work requires the ability to:
Troubleshoot mechanical, electrical/natural gas, appliances, boiler and hot water heaters to determine most cost-effective method for repair.
Be a self-starter and work independently or in a group.
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.
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: 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 primarily in both indoor and outdoor environments with exposure to dirt and dust, noise, fumes and odors, darkness or poor lighting in performing maintenance work. Incumbent(s) frequently use power and hand tools and machinery and 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.
Since its establishment in 1939, KCHA has played a key role in providing affordable housing options for residents of the metro-politan region surrounding Seattle. Through partnerships with local communities and nonprofit organizations, KCHA delivers affordable housing and related support services such as education, job training and social services to more than 55,000 local residents who earn less than the county median income. Head-quartered in Tukwila, WA, it has 370 employees. KCHA is an independent municipal corporation established under state law, assists more than 18,000 households in the Seattle metropolitan region on a daily basis. A mission-driven organization, we administer rental housing and work closely with community stakeholders to address local priorities such as ending homelessness, improving educational outcomes for the region's low-income youth and assuring that disabled and elderly households can live with dignity. We are a high performing group and we are glad to provide creative and self-directed individuals with a variety of future opportunities. Our mission: 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. We transform lives through housing.