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Maintenance Technician

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*

The Maintenance Technician II is responsible for safely and efficiently completing assigned activities related to property maintenance. This includes but is not limited to general repairs, painting, appliance work, installations, HVAC repairs, snow removal, and equipment preventative care. Responsible for grounds maintenance and upkeep, as well as applicable for repairs to assist with apartment turnovers and inspections. Position requires taking the 24/7 emergency maintenance phone on a rotating basis.


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

You also have access to benefits, including:

  • 5 weeks of PTO, accrual beginning on date of hire
  • 8 paid holidays
  • Medical insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Employer paid Life and Disability Insurance
  • 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 

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

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Minimum of 5 years of maintenance experience with a property management company, including experience with unit turnovers

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 5-10+ years maintenance experience with a property management company
  • Certifications in one more of the following; electrical, plumbing, mechanical, HVAC systems, etc.
  • Experience operating a plow truck
  • Thorough knowledge of HVAC and mechanical systems

Work Environment/Physical Demands:

  • Position requires applicant to work in facilities with individuals that are experiencing homelessness and should be comfortable working in this environment
  • 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.
  • 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, flooring needs, etc.
  • Perform preventative maintenance on shared/common areas.
  • Communicates appropriately and courteously to residents, other employees, and the general public at all times.
  • Performs planned, preventive and repair maintenance tasks related to electrical, mechanical and plumbing equipment and systems as necessary.
  • Performs assigned work on projects such as painting, landscaping, carpentry, masonry, plaster, and installing/repairing drywall, pressure washing, etc.
  • Troubleshoots maintenance problems. Informs Facilities Manager of conditions needing maintenance attention.
  • Participates in weekend, emergency, and on-call maintenance coverage.
  • Perform other duties as directed by Facilities Manager consistent with maintaining high standards of property conditions, safety, compliance and rules enforcement in our neighborhoods.
  • Exterior building maintenance including yard maintenance in the spring, summer and fall and plowing/shoveling in the winter months as needed.
  • Ensure storm windows are properly in place and ready in timely fashion (prior to colder season)
  • Conduct at least yearly inspection of building boilers, air conditioners, water tanks, washers/dryers, elevator, lifts, fire extinguishers, fire alarms, etc.
  • Install and remove air conditioners as requested
  • 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 Facilities Director
  • Uphold and promote Families in Transition mission.
How to Apply:

Salary Range:

$20 - $25 / hour, depending on experience/qualifications

Job Location:


Date Added: May 6, 2022

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