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Job Title: 

Site-Based Maintenance Mechanic - Ballinger Homes (Shoreline)

Job Location: 
Washington, DC
Salary Range: 
$35.91 - $37.77 Hourly
Full Job Description: 

Job Summary

Please note this position is open until filled; however, to ensure consideration applications should be received by July 12th, 2024 at 4:30 p.m.  

We are currently recruiting for an experienced and skilled maintenance professional to maintain, service and repair the housing units for our Ballinger Homes portfolio in Shoreline, Washington.
KCHA has a reputation for excellence in affordable housing and the successful candidate will ensure that the portfolio is kept in outstanding condition through regular preventative maintenance as well as general grounds maintenance. Another meaningful aspect of this role is the need for excellent customer service in working with a richly diverse group of tenants.
The individual selected for this role will be relied on for broad knowledge and experience in the field of maintenance. The housing in this portfolio will require regular maintenance to include the upkeep and cleaning of the buildings and public areas, as well as any required maintenance for the residential units, appliances, and associated equipment.  
As a fully occupied portfolio, the Site-Based Maintenance Mechanic will perform duties as needed including painting, carpentry, minor plumbing and electrical work, grounds maintenance and custodial cleaning. Occasionally there will be a need to respond to over-time emergency calls. This position is represented by the Seattle King County Building Trades Council. 

King County Housing Authority (KCHA), an independent municipal organization is a high performing nationally recognized leader in affordable housing. To learn more about KCHA and our Mission visit this link.       

We transform lives through housing. 

Essential Functions

The Site-Based Maintenance Mechanic will:

Assist in the maintenance, servicing, repair, and alteration of occupied and vacant housing units for the Authority, including carpentry, painting, plumbing, heating, air conditioning, and repair to electrical and mechanical systems. Maintain and repair roofing systems, including shingles, flashing, guttering, and related equipment; replace, patch, and repair roofing, siding and windows.

Install and repair plumbing fixtures; redirect, repair, and replace water supply and drain lines; repair waste and sewer lines; install sinks, faucets, toilets, and related plumbing fixtures.

Paint a variety of different surfaces using brushes, rollers, and spray equipment; prepare surfaces for painting and resurfacing; prime and prepare for painting by taping, mudding, and texturing; repair damaged sheet rock walls.

Support grounds maintenance such as mowing, trimming, and garbage/junk removal as needed.

Develop and design scope of work required for unit repairs; advise on project/repair best practices and methods in coordination with other entities; initiates and/or receives work orders, determine work requirements, and materials, tools, and equipment needed.

Oversee and maintain a strict unit and building key system; install and repair locks; produce new or replacement keys.

Diagnose equipment failures and repairs; maintain and replace equipment and parts; perform adjustments to heating and air conditioning equipment and appliances; inspect, clean, and replace filters, pumps, and equipment controls; calibrate controls on cooling and heating units; perform preventative maintenance on heating and air conditioning equipment; grease and change belts.

Troubleshoot and address electrical problems, power lighting, CATV, breakers, DHP, and HVAC; replace electrical fixtures, switches, outlets, and wiring; troubleshoot outlets, switches, GFIs, light fixtures, heaters thermostats, water heaters.

Operate service vehicles, trailers, and small engine machinery; inspect and service equipment to maintain proper operating and safety requirements; maintain supply and inventory of necessary items; order materials, tools, and equipment; utilize purchase card and maintain record of receipts for accounting.

Perform preventative maintenance by inspecting buildings and systems; observe potential hazards while performing other duties; document and report unsafe conditions or necessary repairs.

Respond to after-hour emergencies; diagnose and address emergency repair needs; perform variety of services including flood restoration, drywall, insulation, fire restoration, lock change, vandalism restoration, rooter, and electrical systems repairs.

Qualifications and Competencies

Required Qualifications:

High School diploma or GED AND

Considerable (3+ to 5 years) experience in the maintenance of residential buildings.

Equivalent combination of education and experience will be substituted on a year for year basis.   
 Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
 Work requires knowledge of:

Building methods, materials, tools and equipment.

Interior and exterior painting, carpentry, plumbing, electrical or mechanical trades.

Maintaining landscaping and cleaning.

Building systems (HVAC, Boilers, Sprinklers, etc.).

Work requires the ability to:

Troubleshoot mechanical, electrical/natural gas, appliances, plumbing problems and determine most cost-effective method for repair.

Be a self-starter and work independently or in a group.

Maintain and service assigned equipment, including generators, weed eaters, mowers, and edgers.

Be knowledgeable regarding the permitting and inspection process for large projects.

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. 

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.

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 $35.91 - $37.77 per hour depending on experience and education. The full salary schedule is $35.91 - $40.74 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. For more details regarding KCHA comprehensive benefits, please visit our benefits page.
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 in both indoor and outdoor environments with exposure to dirt and dust, noise, fumes and odors, in darkness or in areas with poor lighting.

Incumbent(s) frequently use power and hand tools and machinery.

Work 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.

To Apply: 

Site-Based Maintenance Mechanic - Ballinger Homes (Shoreline) | Job Details tab | Career Pages (governmentjobs.com)

Date Posted: 
Tuesday, June 25, 2024
Posting Expiration Date: 
Saturday, August 24, 2024
Job Location Details: 
Shoreline, WA
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