Maintenance Technician III

Hartford, CT

Community Housing Advocates

An Affiliate of Mercy Housing & Shelter Corp. and My Sisters’ Place

Job Title:          Maintenance Technician III

Department:      Facilities

Reports to:         Facilities Manager

FLSA Status:       Non - Exempt

Job Summary:

Keeps premises in a safe, clean, and orderly condition as instructed and as prescribed by applicable codes and regulations, agency standards and expectations. This position is classified as ESSENTIAL; therefore, the employee must report for work when scheduled or called in, regardless of weather or other conditions that affect travel, and remain on duty until relieved by the supervisor, or until the end of the normal workday, or until the end of the immediate need as determined by the supervisor.

Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Perform routine, semi-skilled repair, and maintenance work, such as door hardware, glazing, painting, minor plumbing, carpentry, and mechanical work.
  • Follow schedule for routine grounds maintenance, including fixtures and walkways. Includes landscaping, grounds work and snow removal.
  • Conducts routine inspections and maintenance of heating, electrical, and air conditioning equipment; replaces filters; identifies and reports more complex maintenance needs to Facilities Manager
  • Inspects facilities and grounds for safety and security; identifies and reports hazardous conditions and facility maintenance needs to Facilities Manager.
  • Immediately report hazardous, deteriorating conditions or general repair needs to the Facilities Manager and take action as required to avert danger or further damage.
  • Keep the walks, drives and all outside areas clean and safe for employees, residents, and visitors.
  • Transport, store, assemble and install equipment, furniture, and donations as directed by Facilities Manager; drive agency vehicles as required
  • With the approval of the Facilities Manager establish and maintain safe and secure storage for maintenance equipment at each location. Maintain equipment as needed.
  • Inform Facilities Manager when supplies are needed.
  • Respond, on call, for snow removal and other emergency needs at agency facilities. Make independent decisions as needed in emergency situations when the Facilities Manager is unavailable.
  • Meet with vendors onsite as assigned by the Facilities Manager
  • Assists with special events and volunteers, as needed.
  • Follows safe working practices and makes appropriate use of related safety equipment as required.
  • Safely and effectively uses, operates, and maintains equipment and tools.
  • Records work performed and other updates in the maintenance work order system.
  • Perform any other task that will assist the agency in carrying out its mission as requested.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

This job has no supervisory responsibilities.

Education and Experience:

  • One-year technical school; or one to three years related experience and/or training or equivalent combination of education and experience.  
  •  High school diploma or GED equivalent expected.

Required Skills/Abilities:

  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals. Bilingual fluency (English/Spanish) preferred.
  • Basic computer proficiency expected (i.e., Microsoft Word, Outlook.)

Certificates and Licenses

  • Must have valid Connecticut driver’s license and a clean driving record with proof of automobile insurance. Must have a vehicle in good working condition. Proof of COVID-19 vaccinations are mandatory.

Compensation & Benefits

  •  $17-$19 per hour, based on experience plus generous incentive compensation plan.
  •   Community Housing Advocates provides a generous employee benefits package, including medical,  dental, retirement, short- and long-term disability, and tuition reimbursement. Full-time employees receive 26 days of PTO (paid time off) per year, plus 12 paid holidays.

Physical Demands

  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Must be able to climb a ladder, lift to fifty pounds, and perform other physical tasks associated with the essential job functions such as moving furniture, using a lawn mower, weed whacker, shoveling snow and other similar tasks.

CHA, My Sisters’ Place and Mercy Housing and Shelter Corporation is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.