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Maintenance Technician

Buxton, ME | Full Time
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Job Description

Description


Avesta Housing is a nonprofit affordable housing provider with over 50 years of experience as a leader in affordable housing development and property management in southern Maine and New Hampshire. We have a mission to improve lives and strengthen communities by promoting and providing quality affordable homes for people in need. 


What we’re looking for

Avesta Housing is seeking an organized team-player to fill our need for a Maintenance Technician. This position will provide routine, emergency and preventative building repair and maintenance including but not limited to painting, electrical, plumbing and general repairs. Successful Maintenance Technicians are typically self-motivated, articulate, and well-versed in working with a team of maintenance technicians and/or contractors in a housing setting. Excellent communication skills are essential, as this position must coordinate on a regular basis with management/coworkers, residents, and subcontractors. Experience using technology is a plus, as this position does require daily use for reporting purposes. Daily travel is required and all technicians participate in our rolling on-call calendar which requires overtime.


Location: This position will require travel throughout western Cumberland County.


Hourly: $20-$22


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Perform routine, emergency, and preventative building repair and maintenance not requiring a licensed professional, such as painting, electrical, plumbing, and general repairs to the interior and exterior of buildings, and regularly assesses safety and security risks, property cleanliness, curb appeal, and capital needs. Ensure that work is completed within established agency timeframes.
  • Manage ongoing maintenance of buildings and grounds, including routing alarm testing, grounds maintenance, and oversight of outside contractors, reporting any problems and/or issues to Plant Operations Director and Maintenance Foreman.
  • Ensure that grounds are safely maintained daily and in compliance with 75 State Street standards, including maintenance in the event of inclement weather such as snow removal, salting, and sanding as necessary.
  • Follow safety procedures and report hazards promptly.
  • Maintain inventory of supplies and equipment, updating quarterly.
  • Report maintenance issues to appropriate parties when unable to repair in a timely manner.
  • Prepare units within established timeframes between move out and move-ins, including participating in move-out inspections and developing plan for turnover work.
  • Coordinate and communicate with subcontractors as necessary.
  • Participate in on-call rotation.
  • Adhere to all applicable state, federal, and Agency rules, policies, procedures, and regulations at all times.
  • Maintain resident confidentiality and abide by all relevant HIPAA and HITECH regulations and uphold Resident Rights.

ADDITIONAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Ensure that all internal and external common areas are kept clean in accordance with Agency policy.
  • Embody core values of 75 State Street at all times.
  • Must value and foster an environment that ensures respect, support and safety for all members of the 75 State Street community, and actively promote the expansion of ideas, perspectives, and understanding that comes from having a diverse and inclusive community.
  • Recommend efficiencies or areas of improvement when relevant.
  • Maintain good working relationships with residents and other staff.
  • Complete and maintain records, data, and information.
  • Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Available to work on-call schedule as needed.
  • Valid driver's license.
  • Ability to make decisions and use sound judgment.
  • Possess basic carpentry, electrical, plumbing, painting and general repair skills.
  • Ability to complete necessary forms, including online timesheets.
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision.
  • Ability to interact well with people.
  • Ability to use tools, carry equipment and supplies and climb ladders up to six feet in height.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Motivated by a desire to render services to others.
  • Flexibility to take on any task that will enhance the livability and safety of 75 State Street and improve resident experience.
  • Capable of exercising individual initiative.
  • Basic computer skills and the ability to learn new software as needed.
  • Comfort with technology in general in order to work with Agency tools and systems, as well as building-specific controls and systems.

Benefits: Excellent benefit package including employer paid health, dental, vision, 401(k) with immediate vested match, flexible spending and dependent care accounts, life, long and short term disability, paid holidays, paid parental leave, and generous earned time. Excellent working environment.


Company Overview

  • Website avestahousing.org
  • Headquarters PORTLAND, ME
  • Size 50 - 100
  • Founded 1972
  • Type
  • CEO DANA TOTMAN
  • Revenue $10M - $50M
  • Industry Construction
  • About avesta housing

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