Maintenance Technician 1


Seattle, WA 98194

Posted 1 month ago

Job Description

$18.35 - $19.46+ DOE + SIGN-ON BONUS

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.


This positon provides maintenance support to Rose of Lima, Noel House (aka as Bakhita Gardens) and Dorothy Day House on Bell Street downtown Seattle.

This is a full-time position (40) forty hours a week. Perform a variety of routine general building maintenance tasks, limited grounds maintenance and janitorial duties. Occasionally, assist with non-routine preparations on units for new tenants. Assist with maintaining building security systems, immediately reporting problems to the Property Manager and/or the Lead Maintenance and entering units only as directed by the 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 and the exterior of buildings. Track maintenance work orders and complete maintenance request forms.

+ Work in conjunction with Property Manager to make vacant units ready for re-rent within 10 days.

+ Perform maintenance repairs, refer to supervisor, or contract with outside vendor. Remedies may be in the form of plumbing, electrical, appliance, carpentry, lock repair/replacement, etc. Types of repairs includes, but are not limited to, the following:


+ + Perform interior painting and touch-up exterior painting, as needed.

+ 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.

+ 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.

+ 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.

+ Carry pager or cell phone and respond quickly to emergency calls. Take rapid action(s) to solve urgent problems and damage or harm to buildings and/or tenants.

+ Purchase/order supplies, equipment or services, to meet routine maintenance, janitorial or grounds needs and for special projects.

+ Move furniture, changes light bulbs and assists with pest control.

+ Assist housekeeping department in turning over vacant units.

+ Track maintenance work orders, vacancy and preventative maintenance on a computer spreadsheet.

+ Assist with custodial duties in common areas of the building.

+ As directed, perform interior and exterior repairs and painting.

+ Educate tenants about the correct use of apartment amenities. Respond to tenants and staff concerns about the maintenance of their apartments and the building as a whole.

+ Alert Management to non-maintenance concerns, e.g. social service concerns from interactions with a resident.

+ 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.

+ Attend trainings at multiple locations around Northwest Washington as required of employees and staff meetings as scheduled.

+ Contribute to the mission of Catholic Community Services and The Archdiocesan Housing Authority.

+ Support a positive, team-oriented work environment.

+ Perform other job-related duties as assigned.

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.

+ Maintain accurate record of hours worked and turn in timesheets 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


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.


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.

+ Ability to understand and observe safety rules.

+ 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 or janitorial work.

+ Ability to see well enough to identify and correct defects in plastering, painting, cleaning and other related finish work.

+ Ability to lift loads not normally exceeding 50 pounds.

+ Ability to lift up to 100 pounds together with a team member.

+ Ability to hand write legibly.

+ Ability to prioritize multiple tasks.

+ 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, or snow.


+ One-year 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, water and other building systems.

+ Ability to work independently, prioritizes work tasks, and follow through to the completion of the task.

+ Ability to communicate effectively in English verbally and in writing.

+ Must have reliable transportation, valid Driver’s License, proof of liability insurance, and have an acceptable driving record per agency driving policy.

+ Ability to work within the mission, goals and objectives of Catholic Community Services/ Catholic Housing Services.

+ Pass a criminal history background check prior to employment.

+ 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.


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.


+ Experience working with a diverse population in a residential enviornment.

+ Experience in customer service.

+ Experience with computers, including e-mail, word processing, and spreadsheets

ID: 2021-5420

External Company Name: CCSWW

External Company URL:

Street: 118 Bell Street

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