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Compass Housing Alliance

Maintenance Technician - Auburn

Auburn, WA
Compass Housing Alliance develops and provides essential services and affordable housing for individ

Job Description

Maintenance Technician

Posted: Wednesday, 9/20/2023

Do you want to make a difference in your community? Do you have a heart for helping others? Come join our growing team at our newest property in Auburn, WA.

We are seeking dedicated and experienced individuals who share a passion for our mission.

*$1,000 is paid upon completion of 60 days of satisfactory employment with Compass Housing Alliance, in a lump sum and fully taxable.

ABOUT THE POSITION: The Maintenance Technician is responsible for performing, or arranging for, the repair and maintenance of the physical assets (property and equipment) for Compass Housing Alliance, a multi-facility housing agency with 20+ buildings in the Seattle-King County Metropolitan area. This is a unionized position, represented by Local 8 of the Office and Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU).

ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION: Compass Housing Alliance develops and provides essential services and affordable housing for individuals and families experiencing housing instability in the greater Puget Sound region. We envision a world in which every person lives in a safe and caring community. Compass offers an open, supportive, and challenging work environment committed to promoting the dignity and well-being of each person that we serve. We consider the diversity of the staff, guests, residents, and community partners to be an important asset. We recognize the value that different perspectives and cultures bring to the organization. To learn more about the agency visit www.compasshousingalliance.org.

LOCATION: Auburn, WA (May at times require work at other program sites)

REPORTS TO: Senior Facilities Manager

FLSA STATUS: Non-Exempt

SCHEDULE: Sunday-Thursday 12pm-8:30pm; with monthly staff meeting on 3rd Wednesday 12-2pm

SALARY RANGE: $26.11 per hour

FULL TIME BENEFITS INCLUDED: Unlimited Orca Transportation Pass, Medical/Prescription/Vision, Dental, $500 Health Flexible Spending Account 4 Weeks of Paid Time Off (PTO) & 11 Paid Holidays, Retirement Plan, Employee Assistance Program.

Compass Housing Alliance is offering a Signing Bonus of *$1,000 for Maintenance Technicians at our Auburn Emergency Housing Location!

*$1,000 is paid upon completion of 60 days of satisfactory employment with Compass Housing Alliance, in a lump sum and fully taxable.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES
AND
RESPONSIBILITIES

Other duties, responsibilities, and activities may change or be assigned at any time. The employee in this position must be able to read, write, and understand English.

Maintenance Duties

  • Perform responsive repairs and preventative maintenance on building interiors and exteriors, within established timelines.
  • Respond to regular repair and emergency situations using sound judgment and best practices consistent with safety procedures and agency standards.
  • Perform functions including basic carpentry, electrical, plumbing, dry wall, security systems, and painting projects.
  • Prepare and respond to scheduled inspections and site visits from various funding agencies.
  • Perform janitorial services that may arise during the shift, as necessary.
  • Complete light landscaping, such as trimming shrubs and cutting weeds, as needed.
  • Sweep debris and remove litter from grounds. Maintain and clean outside smoking area. Remove snow and ice from sidewalks, driveways, and access roads.
  • Work in a safe manner and recognize unsafe situations. Take appropriate action to ensure safety of self and others in and around our buildings.
  • Assist with unit turns and office transitions, as needed.
  • Identify and report defective materials or questionable unit conditions to supervisor.
  • Maintain the work area and equipment in a clean and orderly condition and follow prescribed safety regulations.
  • Report resident behavior to program management which might present maintenance or repair concerns.
  • May be assigned to handle after hours emergencies

Administration

  • Maintain necessary paperwork including, but not limited to, work orders, maintenance logs, receipts, and invoices.
  • Purchase supplies and track inventory in coordination with Facilities team.
  • Pull requests, access records, and document within the facilities software system.

Leadership

  • Project a favorable image of the agency to promote its aims and objectives and foster and enhance public recognition and acceptance of all its areas of endeavor.
  • Work in conjunction with other Compass programs to support agency mission.
  • Advance diversity, equity, and inclusion in all aspects of the work. All employees are expected to make efforts in their work and in their conduct to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion at every level.
  • Maintain a favorable working relationship with all other agency employees to foster and promote a cooperative and harmonious working climate.
  • Perform all duties and responsibilities in a timely and effective manner in accordance with established agency policies to achieve the overall objectives of this position.
  • Keep immediate supervisor promptly and fully informed of all problems or unusual matters of significance.
  • Take prompt corrective action where necessary or suggest alternative courses of action which may be taken.
  • Build strong teams that apply their diverse skills and perspective to achieve common goals in a mutually supportive fashion.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • None.

KNOWLEDGE,
SKILLS,
AND ABILITIES

  • Demonstrated knowledge of facilities responsive repairs and planned preventative maintenance as well as basic equipment and appliance troubleshooting skills.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of basic carpentry, electrical, plumbing, dry wall, security, and painting.
  • Ability to set and maintain boundaries in a professional manner.
  • Promote a team environment that values, encourages, and supports differences.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team particularly to be able to exercise sound decision making in the absence of supervision, with strong collaboration skills.
  • Sensitive to and able to communicate and work effectively with individuals from diverse economic circumstances, cultural and ethnic backgrounds, physical and mental abilities, and sexual orientation.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills with ability to communicate effectively about technical problems and solutions.
  • Strong problem solving, time, and project management skills are required to be successful in this role.
  • Ability and aptitude with technology necessary for successful day-to-day functioning in business environment including various databases, Microsoft Office Suite including Word, Excel, Outlook, etc., and Internet technology.

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE

  • Work experience is a key factor for success in this role. In addition, success in this role requires a passion for knowledge and drive for continuing professional development or education. A High School Diploma or GED is required, and an Associate degree preferred.
  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience working in a maintenance or facilities capacity or related field.
  • Technical school or maintenance-related certification, a plus.
  • Familiarity with issues of housing instability, mental health, substance use, sexual assault, and/or domestic violence, desired.
  • Valid WA driver’s license, and a driving record that meets Compass standards, required.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear.
  • The employee is frequently required to stand, walk, use hands to finger, handle, or feel, type, and reach with hands and arms; and requires the ability to occasionally push, pull, lift and/or carry supplies up to 50 pounds.
  • Must be able to kneel, crawl, and crouch. Some work may occur in confined spaces.
  • Work takes place in office, housing, and shelter environments where long periods of standing, sitting, working on a computer, walking to various work areas, and going up and down stairs are required.
  • Travel to program sites and meetings outside the office and around the county are necessary.

Mental efforts like attention to detail, interacting with others in-person and through email, using critical thinking skills to strategize, develop and implement business plans, create, and edit documents, listen, and participate verbally at meetings.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. The noise level in the work environment is normal. Compass programs are housed within a human services environment in the Greater Seattle area. Our diverse tenant community includes many single, formerly homeless adults who lack any family support system. Compounding the constraints of poverty, our client community includes the physically and mentally disabled, persons living with AIDS, those who struggle with chemical dependencies, veterans, and vulnerable, elderly adults. Working at Compass will mean that you will be in close proximity to the people we serve. This position is not eligible for remote work, it requires onsite work only.

This position is not eligible for remote work.

Compass facilities are monitored with camera surveillance equipment for safety and security purposes. The cameras will generally be utilized only in public areas where there is not a reasonable expectation of privacy. However, please be aware that in our housing facilities, some residents may choose to utilize their own private surveillance equipment within their units.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYMENT

Compass Housing Alliance is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity and treats all employees and applicants equally without regard to age, ancestry, citizenship, color, creed, disability, familial status, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, parental status, political ideology, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran or military status, use of section 8 certificate, use of service animal, caste status, and all other groups protected by law, and promotes diversity in its workforce. Compass Housing Alliance takes affirmative action to implement programs and maintain practices and policies that eliminate barriers to equal employment opportunity. Our program is available for review by employees and applicants for employment in the Human Resources Office during regular office hours.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $26.11 per hour

Expected hours: 40 per week

Benefits:

  • Paid training
  • Professional development assistance

Experience level:

  • 3 years

Schedule:

  • 8 hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Evening shift
  • Overtime
  • Weekends as needed

People with a criminal record are encouraged to apply

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Auburn, WA 98001: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)

Experience:

  • Building Maintenance: 3 years (Preferred)

Language:

  • English (Required)

Work Location: In person

Benefits
  • Paid training
  • Professional development assistance

Compass Housing Alliance At A Glance

Compass Housing Alliance develops and provides essential services and affordable housing for individuals and families experiencing housing instability in the greater Puget Sound region. We envision a world in which every person lives in a safe and caring community. Compass offers an open, supportive, and challenging work environment committed to promoting the dignity and well-being of each person that we serve. We consider the diversity of the staff, guests, residents, and community partners to be an important asset. We recognize the value that different perspectives and cultures bring to the organization.
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