Maintenance Technician (Public Housing Department)
At Opportunity Home, the Maintenance Technician, under the supervision of the Maintenance Supervisor or Property Manager, is responsible for repairs and maintenance of physical structures such as office buildings and apartment units using hand tools and power tools. This position performs routine tasks related to the maintenance, repairs and modifications of buildings, equipment and common areas as requested. Operates and maintains approved power tools and light mechanical equipment. Performs basic painting, carpentry, electrical and plumbing repair work of average difficulty in response to service requests and conducts inspections of apartments.
The position duties and responsibilities listed below describe the general nature and scope of work. Other responsibilities, duties, and skills may be required and assigned, as needed. These essential functions require a consistent presence in the work environment on a regular basis and regular attendance must be maintained.
? Troubleshoots repairs or replaces wiring and parts for electrical outlets, switches, light fixtures, breaker switches/fuses and fittings (e.g. leaky faucets, clogged drain and sewer lines, damaged toilets, sinks and water cutoffs).
? Performs carpentry, electrical and plumbing repair work of average difficulty in response to service.
? Maintains grounds by picking up litter, watering grass and plants, sweeping sidewalks and parking lots, raking leaves and cultivating plants.
? Scrapes, sands and/or apply cleaning agents by hand to prepare interior walls/ceilings for painting and may paint prepared surfaces with brush/roller.
? Perform ready maintenance and cleans/disinfects commodes, sinks, bathtubs, walls, rest rooms, water fountains and replenishes restroom supplies to enhance sanitary conditions.
? Makes minor electrical, plumbing and carpentry repairs by replacing wall outlets, unstopping clogged drains and replacing doorknobs.
? Routinely performs work outside of regular work schedule, to include the Weekly On Call rotation and scheduling.
? Assists skilled technicians in making major repairs.
? Operates electric buffers, vacuum cleaners and other similar equipment in order to clean floors by sweeping, scrubbing, waxing, buffing, shampooing carpets and vacuuming carpets.
? Dust and polishes furniture, woodwork and shelving, and empties and cleans waste baskets, ashtrays and windows.
? Operates gasoline powered equipment such as power washers, blowers, weed-eaters, etc.
? Uses manual strength and appliance dolly to set up tables and chairs according to simple diagrams for resident activities and to remove and/or install appliances, such as refrigerators and cook stoves.
? Clean and maintain swimming pools.
? May work in a team environment or independently based on the assigned community.
? Working overtime and on-call is required as necessary.
? Other duties as assigned.
Behavioral Competencies This position requires the incumbent to exhibit the following behavioral skills
a. Values Driven | Demonstrates an understanding of the values (Compassion, Equity and Excellence) and embodies the values in their work and interactions with residents, vendors, co-workers, supervisors, board members, community members, and other stakeholders.
b. Leadership | Provides direction to people and/or projects by clearly and effectively setting course of action for the assigned department staff and tasks; manages the planning, execution, and achievement of assigned department goals.
c. Customer Service | Responds with Compassion in a professional manner to the expectations and needs of internal and external customers; is friendly and helpful to all customers, fostering positive relationships while providing Excellent service.
d. Effective Use of Information | Communicates important information to those who need to know clearly, securely, effectively, orally and/or in writing; proactively exchanges accurate and timely information.
e. Commitment and Continuous Improvement | Sets the standard for Excellence by proactively pursuing innovation through systematic experimentation and learning. Corrects mistakes by assessing appropriate processes, proposing adjustments, and prioritizing long-term solutions.
f. Teamwork | Balances team and individual responsibilities; exhibits Compassion, objectivity and openness to others' views; gives and welcomes feedback; contributes to building a positive team spirit; supports everyone's efforts of Excellence; attends, supports, and participates in the organization’s team building events.
g. Responsiveness and Accountability | Demonstrates a high level of Excellence and holds oneself personally responsible for one's own work; complies with procedures and directives and understands the importance of maintaining and managing confidential information; recognizes and anticipates issues and provides a responsive resolution in a timely manner.
? High School Diploma or General ED
? Twelve (12) months of experience in general maintenance and upkeep of physical structures.
? Basic Computer Literacy. Knowledge of the use of Google Gmail or other similar email systems. Basic keyboarding and computer mouse skills. Knowledge of desktop PCs. Ability to use Android cell phone or mobile device to process work orders, inspections, take photos and upload to Google drive software. Ability to maintain complex passwords or mobile device security code confidential and available for access to business devices.
? Obtain required MT Certification within one (1) year of employment in order to perform electrical maintenance.
? Successful completion of a criminal history background check, education and work history verification and drug screening test.
? Certification (MT Permit) through the City of San Antonio for Electrical Maintenance.
? Bilingual fluency in English and Spanish.
? Yardi property management software experience.
? Experience with Google Drive, Gmail, Docs, Sheets, and Slides.
? Experience with accessing customer portals for access to benefits and business intranet. Understanding of how to connect to Wi-Fi networks.
License + Certificates Required
? Texas Class “C” driver’s license at the time of placement and be insurable by the Housing Authority’s liability and fleet insurance carrier. ? Must have the ability to earn certifications as required by assigned tasks.
? Must obtain the Fair Housing Certificate within the first 6 months from the date of hire. Technical Skills To perform this job successfully, the employee should have
? Knowledge of building construction practices and terminology.
? Knowledge of plumbing, water heater, electrical, carpentry, and pool maintenance.
? Standard safety and health program rules, including fire prevention.
? Techniques used in the maintenance and repair of residential buildings and equipment.
? Ability to read and understand schematics, prints or as-built drawings, and troubleshoot problems.
? Ability to work/climb heights and/or in crawl spaces.
? Ability to operate hand tools and approved power tools.
? Ability to follow oral and written instructions.
? Work harmoniously and respectfully with staff, residents and the public.
? Communicate effectively with customers and employees. Position Title Job Description Revised July 2023 3
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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. To perform this job successfully, the employee is frequently required to remain in a stationary position. Daily movements include sitting; standing; operating computers and other office equipment; moving about the office; and attending onsite and offsite meetings. The employee must be able to communicate via email and verbally via telephone. The employee must occasionally transport up to 50 pounds.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. FYI: Maintenance Technician
? Maintenance and construction sites.
? Outdoor environment in all types of weather.
? Ability to work in all rooms (bath, bed, kitchen, etc.,) at a resident unit.
? Dexterity of hands to operate hand and power tools.
? Standing for long periods of time.
? Climbing ladders.
? Hearing and speaking to exchange information in person and on the telephone.
? Seeing to read a variety of materials.
? Lifting, carrying, pushing or pulling light to moderately heavy objects.
? Bending at the waist, kneeling, stooping, squatting, crouching or crawling
? Work in inclement weather.
? Use of personal protective equipment. Office Environment
? The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate
? High level of interaction with external/internal clients
? May be transferred or be required to work at different properties or sites for interim periods in order to support business needs.
? Subject to environmental elements when conducting visits to various sites or participating in outside events. Position Title Job Description Revised July 2023 4
ADA Statement In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the organization will make reasonable accommodation to the known disability of a qualified applicant or employee to enable people with disabilities to enjoy equal employment opportunities, if it would not impose an “undue hardship” on the operation of the employer’s business.
Ethics As a public agency, the organization is committed to maintaining the highest of ethical standards. Applicants selected for employment are expected to perform work responsibilities with the highest degree of integrity, professionalism and honesty, to merit the respect of our co-workers, clients, partners, vendors and the general public. Applicants selected for employment are also expected to serve the public with dedication, concern, courtesy and responsiveness.
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement Opportunity Home is an Equal Opportunity Employer that does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, religion, gender (including pregnancy, gender identity and sexual orientation), national origin, age (40 or older), disability, or genetic information, marital status, veteran status, arrest record or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. Opportunity Home is dedicated to this policy with respect to recruitment, hiring, placement, promotion, transfer, training, compensation, benefits, employee activities and general treatment during employment. Disclaimer The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. This position specification is not an employment agreement or contract. Management has the exclusive right to alter this position specification at any time, without notice.
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