The Josephinum is an historic high-rise building in downtown Seattle providing 221 units of low income housing for a diverse population. Our commercial tenants include a Catholic parish, Christ Our Hope, and Womens Wellness Center, A homeless women's hygiene program and Share/Wheel, a non-profit self-managed shelter provider. The building is the largest property in the portfolio of Catholic Housing Services of Western Washington, and is closely aligned with the mission of the Catholic Church.
The Maintenance I position is responsible to complete the following:
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.
ResponsibilitiesReceive and investigate requests for maintenance in apartments, common areas, commercial tenants and the exterior of buildings.Make needed repairs, refer to supervisor, or contract with outside vendor. Remedies may be in the form of plumbing, electrical, appliance repair, carpentry, and/or lock repairs. Types of repairs include, but are not limited to, the following:
* Interior and exterior painting and touch-up.
* Exterior power washing as needed.
* Minor electrical repairs, such as replacing fixtures and switches.
* Minor appliance repairs and/or recommendation of replacement.
* Minor plumbing repairs, including toilets, faucets, and auguring drains.
* Replacement of filters, oiling and cleaning of parts.
* Repair or replacement of wood trim in units
Complete and track maintenance work orders and request forms. Keep record of completed work, and work to be done.Work in conjunction with supervisor to make vacant units ready for occupancy within 10 days of vacancy.Carry cellphone in the buildings, and respond quickly to emergency calls. Take rapid action(s) to solve urgent problems preventing further damage or harm to building and/or tenant.Understand the functions of all systems, including water, pump, electrical, fire, and airflow. Routinely observe and/or test these systems to determine that they are working properly and educate other staff members as needed about the function of these systems.Complete all tasks on time as required by the preventive maintenance schedules at each building.Perform weekly, monthly and annual maintenance inspections and complete all necessary paperwork as designated in On-site Property Management Manual.Perform routine grounds maintenance to ensure a pleasant curb appeal. This may consist of sweeping/blowing grounds, picking up garbage and removing graffiti.Educate tenants as to the correct use of apartment amenities. Communicate with tenants and staff for the purpose of understanding their concerns about the maintenance of their apartments and the building as a whole.Complete weekly janitorial duties as assigned.Alert supervisor to non-maintenance and housekeeping areas of concern.At the request of the supervisor, purchase/order supplies, equipment or services, to meet routine maintenance/janitorial/grounds needs and for special projects.Attend staff and house meetings regularly.
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 interactions with angry, mentally ill or chemically dependent persons.
PHYSICAL AND MENTAL ACUITY DEMANDS:
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.
Able to understand custodial and maintenance manuals.Able to understand and observe safety rules.Able to climb ladders and work in high places.Able to walk, kneel, climb, stand, crouch, stoop, reach, push, pull and other related activities associated with maintenance or janitorial work.Able to see well enough to identify and correct defects in plastering, painting, cleaning and other related finish work.Able to lift loads not normally exceeding 50 pounds, and to occasionally lift up to 100 pounds together with another person.Manual dexterity to enable keying into a unit or locked area, handle tools, make small adjustments, etc.Able to hand write legibly.Regularly able to perform duties as assigned.QualificationsTwo years maintenance experience.Working knowledge and experience with plumbing, electrical, and electronic lock systems.Working knowledge and experience with repair of plaster, wall repairs, and painting.Willing and able to learn fire control, HVAC, and gearless elevator systems.Good technological aptitude.Willing and able to learn energy efficiency and commit to environmental preservation.Ability to work independently, prioritize work tasks, and follow through to the completion of the task.Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.Support and uphold the mission, beliefs and values of Catholic Community Services and Catholic Housing Services.Willingness to learn and work well within a team environment.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.