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Maintenance Worker

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Maintenance Worker


DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS:    This is semi-skilled work involving the performance of routine building repair and maintenance and/or assisting skilled tradesmen or mechanics in a variety of buildings and grounds maintenance tasks.  A working knowledge of one or more trades is necessary, however, the title does not demand journey-level skill for any considerable portion of their time.  Work is performed under direct or general supervision of a superior depending upon the nature of the assignment; however, the ability to complete tasks independently is required.  General instructions are received regarding routine jobs; detailed instructions will be received on new, unusual or difficult assignments.  May supervise the work of maintenance laborers or custodial workers as assigned.



  • Performs semi-skilled work in masonry, carpentry, electrical, painting and various other building and grounds maintenance operations;
  • Repairs windows, doors, floors, walls and other parts of buildings;
  • Removes and replaces furniture;
  • Does interior and exterior painting;
  • Installs and repairs basic electric fixtures, wiring and related equipment;
  • Installs and repairs basic general plumbing equipment, such as sinks, water closets and  bathtubs;
  • Assists in cleaning and repairing boilers, pumps, heaters, pipelines, valves and traps;
  • Mixes plaster and concrete and assists in laying brick, plastering walls, finishing concrete work, etc.;
  • Takes part in general grounds maintenance activities;
  • Installs shelves and storage cabinets;
  • Serves as a general handy-person performing a variety of semi-skilled duties;
  • May help in estimating time and materials for assigned tasks;
  • May assist other trades and outside contractors in installation and construction as required; 
  • Performs related work as required.



  • Working knowledge of the common practices, tools, terminology and safety precautions of one or more of the mechanical trades;
  • Working knowledge of modern buildings and grounds maintenance and repair practices;
  • Skill in the operation of manual and power-driven tools;
  • Ability to understand and follow directions;
  • Ability to get along with others;
  • Willingness to work under all weather conditions;
  • Mechanical aptitude;
  • Manual dexterity;
  • Reliability;
  • Good judgment;
  • Physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.



  1. Two (2) years of full-time paid work experience as a helper or laborer in one or more of the mechanical or construction trades; OR
  2. Two (2) years of full-time paid experience as a maintenance laborer; OR
  3. Any equivalent combination of training and experience.


SPECIAL NOTE:     A valid New York State driver’s license is required at the time of appointment and for the duration of employment.  Employees possessing additional licenses (e.g. a Commercial Driver’s License) may be required to drive any vehicle which they are licensed to drive.

To Apply: 

Interested candidates should submit completed applications and resumes directly to:

                                                         AHA Career Center:



Personnel Department

Albany Housing Authority

200 South Pearl Street

Albany, New York 12202

Date Posted: 
Tuesday, November 2, 2021
Application Deadline: 
Friday, December 3, 2021
Posting Expiration Date: 
Saturday, January 1, 2022
Job Location Details: 
Albany Housing Authority Albany, New York

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