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Regional Maintenance Mechanic - Carpentry (Auburn)

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Salary Range: 
The starting salary for this position is $43.13 - $45.27 per hour depending on experience and education.
Full Job Description: 

This position is open until filled; however, to ensure consideration applications should be received by May 10th 2024. 

We are currently recruiting for an experienced and skilled journeyman level professional to maintain, service and repair the housing units as part of our South Regional Upgrade Crew based out of Auburn, Washington.  This position is represented by the Seattle King County Building Trades Council.   

This is journey level work maintaining, servicing, repairing, and upgrading public housing residential units; appliances and equipment; and housing properties. The core focus for this role will be carpentry; however,  additional, work includes:

  • Painting
  • Plumbing
  • Electrical
  • Building HVAC work
  • Responding to over-time emergency calls (as needed) 

King County Housing Authority (KCHA) is the largest provider of affordable housing in the Pacific Northwest and a nationally recognized leader in affordable housing. To learn more about KCHA and our Mission visit this link.      

Essential Functions

The Regional Maintenance Mechanic- Carpentry will perform a variety of skilled trades work that may include: 

  • Replacing interior finish work; installing cabinets, solid surface countertops, doors, casing, windowsills, tub surrounds, shelving, blinds, locksets, towel and grab bars, handrails, and bathroom hardware.    
  • Performing fire, water, and mold damage restoration; conducting structural repairs, replacement of exterior doors and windows, roofing, siding, and installing and finishing sheetrock.  
  • Designing and carrying out plans for electrical, plumbing, carpentry, painting, and mechanical work orders; determining work requirements, materials, tools, and equipment needed; completing write up material lists for jobs and researching vendor, product, and costs; reading and interpreting blueprints, drawings, specifications, and manuals.
  • Supporting special project team and site staff as needed.  

Qualifications and Competencies

Required Qualifications:

  • High School diploma or GED AND
  • Journey Level status in a building and/or construction trade AND
  • Considerable experience (3+ to 5 years) 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:

  • Thorough knowledge of:
    • Industry, organization, and departmental operating guidelines, best practices, ordinances and laws.
    • One or more of the following: carpentry, plumbing, painting & drywall, appliance, electrical, HVAC, Re-pinning locks, Window Glazing repairs and maintenance.
  • The ability to:
    • Make arithmetic computations using whole numbers, fractions and decimals; compute rates, ratios, and percentages; perform measurements.
    • Communicate effectively in oral and written form and multitask.
    • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with Authority management, employees, vendors, and the public.
  • Skill in preparing and interpreting work orders, drawings, schematics, CNA (Comprehensive Needs Assessments) of properties, and preventive maintenance records.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Windows Operating Systems, fire panels, work phone operation, and maintenance equipment.

Special Requirements: 

  • 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.
  • Completion of PPE, Environmental safety, CPR/First Aid, De-escalation, Asbestos & Lead Base paint, Trailer Operation, Hazardous materials and waste disposal, and Small Equipment Safety training within one year of hire.  

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 $43.13 - $45.27 per hour depending on experience and education. The full salary schedule is $43.13 - $47.76 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. 

This work requires the regular exertion of up to 50 pounds of force; work regularly requires sitting, speaking or hearing, using hands to finger, handle or feel and repetitive motions, frequently requires standing and reaching with hands and arms and occasionally requires walking, climbing or balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching or crawling, pushing or pulling and lifting; work has standard vision requirements; vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word and conveying detailed or important instructions to others accurately, loudly or quickly; hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels and to receive detailed information through oral communications and/or to make fine distinctions in sound; work may require preparing and analyzing written or computer data, operating motor vehicles or equipment and observing general surroundings and activities; work has exposure to environmental conditions; work is generally in a moderately noisy location (e.g. business office, light traffic).

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. 


Date Posted: 
Friday, April 19, 2024
Application Deadline: 
Friday, May 10, 2024
Posting Expiration Date: 
Tuesday, June 18, 2024
Job Location Details: 
Auburn, WA
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