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Maintenance Technician (Housing)
Summary
Title:Maintenance Technician (Housing)
ID:3022
Notes:Cover the DFW area
Starting Pay:$19.00
Location:DFW Area
2nd Location:N/A
Classification:Full-Time Hourly
Work Schedule:M- F 8am to 5pm
Description
VOLUNTEERS OF AMERICA - Texas

Are you looking for a job that makes a difference?  Do you have a passion for helping others?  We may be the right organization for you:  VOLUNTEERS OF AMERICA TEXAS.
 
For 100 years VOA Texas, a faith-based and non-profit organization, has operated with a mission of “Helping America’s Most Vulnerable Reach Their Full Potential” through various programs throughout Texas.  Programs are locally created, managed and delivered to provide a wide array of human services.  YOU can be part of the passion, mission and tradition!
 

MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN
DFW Area, TX

The Maintenance Technician position is available in the Housing program of VOATX that offers affordable housing to seniors, families in poverty and people with disabilities.  The position is responsible for performing a variety of work in the general maintenance and repair of grounds, apartments, office facility and equipment.   

Responsibilities Include:
  • Performs repairs related to the structure to include carpentry- door repairs and replacements, exterior deck repairs, hardwood flooring, tile work, etc.
  • Performs repair and service work on air conditioners, including complete removal and possible installation.
  • Performs minor repairs to the electrical systems both inside and outside of units (e.g., breakers, outlets, switches, disposals, interior and exterior lighting systems, etc.).
  • Performs an extensive range of repairs on the plumbing systems.
  • Performs work on roofing, gutters, shingles and downspouts.
  • Performs interior and exterior painting to include preparations of drywall, siding, staining and finishing of exterior and interior wood surfaces.
  • Repairs and replaces windows, screens and doors as needed.
  • Completes all forms, work orders and related paper work in a timely and professional manner.
  • Works independently by driving unassisted to and from job assignment sites in a safe, professional and timely manner.
  • Daily/weekly tasks include maintaining logbook of daily accomplishments completion of forms for work done on “move outs”, work orders and preventive maintenance/routine maintenance.
  • Prepares housing units for new incoming occupants.
  • Assists supervisor with budget control activities, e.g., conserving resources, reducing utilities cost, avoiding waste, reducing overtime, etc.

Qualifications:

  • A high school diploma or equivalent plus one year of relevant experience working in the maintenance field, OR a high school diploma or equivalent plus a certificate from a maintenance trade/vocational school, OR equivalent years of relevant work experience.
  • Must demonstrate use of safe working habits including but not limited to, using lift belts to prevent back injuries, protective eye covers and gloves where appropriate to prevent personal injury.
  • Strong knowledge of health and safety issues with residential structures.
  • Skill in operating a variety of power equipment and hand tools.
  • Ability and knowledge to work with strong industrial cleaners, pesticides, and disinfectants.
  • Strong interpersonal skills necessary for working with residents and fellow housing staff.
  • Ability to work the after-hours emergency shifts.
  • Ability to assess daily workloads and materials necessary to complete the daily tasks.
  • Requires a demonstrated ability in record keeping.
  • Knowledge of basic computer functions.
  • Ability to handle difficult situations in a courteous and professional manner.
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member.
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to maintain detailed records.
  • Ability to exercise initiative and sound judgment and to react with discretion under varying conditions
  • Demonstrates high degree of integrity and ethical standards.
  • Must have valid Texas Driver License (Must be received within 30 days of employment) and ability to be meet company insurance requirements (with satisfactory MVR record); valid Vehicle Liability if driving personal vehicle.

Volunteers of America Texas offers a rich benefits package including Health, Dental, Vision, LTD, STD, Life Insurance, Vacation and Sick time, other optional benefits and a retirement plan.  VOA TX also provides some benefits for part-time employees.


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