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Position Description **The primary purpose of this position is to perform semi-skilled and skilled work in connection with maintenance and upkeep of public housing buildings and grounds. An employee in this position is responsible for performing a variety of maintenance repairs in a number of different building trades at Authority properties. Work is carried out as a member of a team performing skilled maintenance activities, although duties may involve responsibility for working independently on specific projects. Employees in this position classification operate all types of hand tools, power tools, or any type of equipment in use by the Housing Authority, such as stripping machines, power mowers, etc., and must have knowledge of all aspects of carpentry, painting, plumbing and electrical trades with complete mechanical ability.** ? Makes structural repairs to screen doors, cabinets, walls, and floors. ? Makes electrical repairs such as light switches and receptacles. ? Replaces and repairs plumbing fixtures, sinks, faucets, ranges, etc. ? Unclogs sinks, tubs, sewer lines, and commodes. ? Repairs and replaces drain pipes. ? Replaces broken windows and doors. ? Patches walls and ceiling as necessary. ? Paints all vacant and occupied apartments. ? Repairs vacant apartments for occupancy. ? Completes general repairs to occupied units. ? Performs floor tile patching installation by removing old tile, scraping down the surface to remove old cement, apply new cement or glue to the floor surface and then laying the new tile properly. Also applies to wall tile. ? On rotating schedule, acts as on-call responder to after-hours maintenance requests as directed. ? Operates all types of trucks. ? Reports any unsafe or hazardous conditions encountered or observed on or in any Authority property or building. ? Assists skilled craftsmen in the various building trades wherever needed. ? Responsible for using appropriate personal protection equipment (e.g., hard hat, goggles, ear plugs/muffs, gloves, mask, etc.) as required for the particular job duty. ? Completes other related duties as assigned.
Skills Required • Knowledge of buildings and grounds maintenance practices and procedures. • Knowledge of the modern methods, practices, tools, and materials used in building maintenance, repair, and grounds keeping. • Knowledge of the occupational hazards and applicable safety precautions of the assigned work. • Ability to operate gasoline-driven equipment such as, but not limited to, power mowers and light trucks. • Knowledge of the various aspects of the carpentry, painting, plumbing, and electrical trades, with complete mechanical ability. • Ability to follow written and oral instructions. • Ability to communicate both orally and in writing. • Ability to lift heavy objects such as refrigerators or ranges into and out of trucks, or other carriers with the assistance of other maintenance staff and using appropriate equipment. • Ability to perform manual work such as digging, shoveling, and sanding. • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, residents, contractors, and the general public. • Ability to work in a variety of conditions, e.g., noise, high traffic areas, exposure to inclement weather, extreme heat, etc. • Ability to use/operate all types of hand tools, power tools, and other types of equipment in use by the Housing Authority.
Experience Required 5+ years of experience in skilled building and equipment maintenance work
Education Required High School Diploma or GED
Additional Information To perform this job successfully, the employee is frequently required to travel to various Authority properties to clean and maintain grounds. Daily movements include sitting; standing; reaching and grasping; moving about the properties; and attending onsite meetings and offsite meetings. The employee must be able to exchange information in person, in writing, and via telephone. The employee must regularly transport up to 100 pounds.
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