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Maintenance Technician I

Families in Transition

Mission: To prevent and break the cycle of homelessness.

Our Aspiration:

To be the most effective and respected resource in the region preventing and breaking the cycle of homelessness.

Our Values:

  • Treating others with dignity;
  • Building collaborative relationships;
  • Empowering people

Our Core Strategy:

  • Pursuing evidence-based approaches to address the root causes of homelessness.
  • Meeting people where they are by providing essential needs while engaging clients in a transformative process to reach their fullest potential
  • Providing all the resources and support someone needs to prevent and break the cycle of homelessness; an
  • Building strong, collaborative relationships with our clients and partners to provide the best support possible.

*Families in Transition is an Equal Opportunity Employer*

Job Summary: The Maintenance Technician, Level I position is an entry level position that is responsible for safely and efficiently completing assigned activities related to property maintenance and cleaning. Maintenance duties include: general repairs, painting, appliance work, installations, snow removal, and equipment preventative care. Cleaning duties include: ensure facilities, properties and grounds are kept clean, neat and sanitary. Responsible for cleaning and repairs during apartment turnovers. Position requires taking the 24/7 emergency maintenance phone on a rotating basis. This is a great opportunity for a motivated individual that is willing to learn and has an interest in property maintenance. Experience in property maintenance is preferred but not required.

7:00a-3:30p or 9:30a-6:00p

FIT offers many great benefits to our part time and full time employees. As a full time benefits eligible employee, you will receive:

  • 5 weeks of PTO, accrual beginning on date of hire
  • 7 paid holidays
  • Medical insurance
  • Free employee only dental insurance (additional coverage available for family at a cost)
  • 401k plan with company match
  • Employee assistance program (EAP)
  • Verizon wireless cell phone discount
  • Working Advantage/ Tickets at Work benefit program
  • 30% employee discount at Outfitters Thrift Store


*Families in Transition is mandating the COVID-19 vaccination upon employment. You must provide proof of FULL vaccination prior to the first day of employment*

*Families in Transition is an Equal Opportunity Employer*


Minimum Requirements (Education/Experience/Certificates/Licenses):

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Valid Driver’s License

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 1-2 years of commercial cleaning and/or facilities maintenance experience

Work Environment/Physical Demands:

  • The physical demands and work environment 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.
  • Position requires applicant to work in facilities with individuals that are experiencing homelessness and should be comfortable working in this environment
  • While performing the duties of this job, this employee will occasionally work in high, precarious places, be around fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, talk and hear. The employee frequently is required to handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. The Employee will at times be performing repetitive motions. The employee is occasionally required to sit; regularly climb or balance; and frequently stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
  • Responds to maintenance requests received through the maintenance ticket system and completes requests in a timely manner. Escalate urgent or problematic requests as necessary.
  • Demonstrates safety precautions and safety consciousness at all times.
  • Ensures all necessary maintenance and repairs are completed for apartment turnovers. This includes but is not limited to repairing and painting walls and ceilings, checking appliances for safety and confirm they work, check smoke/carbon monoxide and fire extinguisher, etc.
  • Checks bulbs and perform other preventative maintenance on shared/common areas.
  • Communicates appropriately and courteously to residents, other employees, and the general public at all times.
  • Performs assigned work on projects such as painting, landscaping, carpentry, masonry, plaster, and installing/repairing drywall, pressure washing, etc.
  • Participates in weekend, emergency, and on-call maintenance coverage.
  • Ensure common areas in all buildings, including housing and office, are maintained for cleanliness as outlined in the cleaning procedure requirements; includes vacuuming, washing floors, sweeping, dusting, wiping rails, etc.
  • Wash walls and windows in common areas in office and housing facilities.
  • Ensure outside areas of facilities are kept clean; includes picking up litter and cigarettes outside buildings, etc.
  • Sweep walkways and parking lot areas at office and housing facilities.
  • Completes all snow removal and clean-up; ensure walkways, stairs, and parking areas are shoveled and plowed. Salt and sand stairs and walkways as necessary.
  • Exterior building maintenance including yard maintenance and landscaping in the spring, summer and fall
  • Maintain garbage areas at housing facilities to ensure trash is contained, and not scattered, and removing any bulky items from the premises
  • Opening and closing of facilities by disabling and enabling facility security alarm systems
  • Ensure compliance with all safety and security protocols
  • Demonstrate a positive, enthusiastic and motivating presence at all times.
  • Participate in in-service training.
  • Maintain and promote professionalism, in accordance with the Families In Transition Employee handbook
  • Perform other duties assigned by the Maintenance Team Lead and/or Facilities Manager
  • Uphold and promote Families in Transition mission.
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Date Added: January 12, 2022

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