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Way Finders

1780 Main Street
SPRINGFIELD, MA 01103
Website:wayfinders.org/

Company Description:
Everyone deserves a home.
Way Finders confronts homelessness head on in communities throughout western Massachusetts, including Hampden and Hampshire counties. We have developed targeted services that help people lift themselves up and out of homelessness with a focus on Housing, Real Estate, Employment Support and Community Services.
Salary Range:Location:
18.50-$21.50 Per Hour NORTHAMPTON, MA
Job Type:Category:
Full TimeGeneral
Education Level:Work Experience:
High School or Equivalent
Preference: Required
2+
Preference: Required
Description:
Maintenance Technician
Northampton, MA

Are you interested in work that makes a difference in the lives of others? At Way Finders, we light pathways and open doors to homes and communities where people thrive. Way Finders is the largest affordable housing organization in western Massachusetts. Since 1983, our Real Estate Division has transformed neighborhoods through the design and planning of new housing and the acquisition and renovation of existing properties. The most recent additions to our portfolio of affordable housing for low-income families include Live 155 and The Lumber Yard in Northampton and Library Commons in Holyoke.

Way Finders is a mission-oriented nonprofit organization that offers a fast-paced, professional work environment focused on achievement. We employ individuals with a strong commitment to excellence, a collaborative nature, and the desire to make a difference. Way Finders currently has an exciting opportunity for TWO Maintenance Technicians (level II). Our Maintenance Technicians contribute to our mission by performing exceptional building and grounds maintenance and repair duties for their assigned properties.

The candidates will work fully onsite and must be available for on-call duties on a rotating schedule and as needed.

Responsibilities include:
-Ensure rental properties are kept in neat and orderly condition by cleaning common areas, basements, exterior grounds, laundry rooms, and trash collection areas
-Perform routine painting and minor repairs including minor plumbing, screen replacement, smoke and carbon monoxide detector installation and maintenance, and other repairs
-Work in collaboration with Maintenance Technician III’s on advanced repairs including plumbing, electrical wiring, carpentry, HVAC maintenance, mold and lead paint remediation, appliance maintenance, sheetrocking, and other improvements
-Respond to tenant maintenance requests in a timely and professional manner, escalating to Property Manager for determination as to the action to be taken
-Identify and communicate to supervisor other needed maintenance, repairs, and improvements to building structures and equipment
-Compete work order or repair documentation in a clear and timely manner
-Complete weekly property/building inspections
-Complete preventive maintenance and cleaning/maintenance logs
-Monitor properties’ mechanical systems on a regular schedule for proper functioning
-Show apartments/buildings to various inspectors and other officials, exterminators, and contractors as necessary
-Perform all duties in accordance with prescribed procedures, using appropriate or required personal protective equipment
-Perform on-call duties as assigned
-Travel to other locations in the organization’s portfolio as required

Requirements include:
-High School graduate or equivalent
-2 years’ experience in a relevant field
-Demonstrated knowledge of building maintenance, cleaning processes, and performing simple mechanical repairs
-Ability to read and interpret work orders, instructions, and simple diagrams
-Ability to complete basic forms and write basic correspondence when necessary
-Experience using diverse hand tools, simple power tools, and measuring instruments
-Experience with Microsoft Office and other computer/phone applications, and comfort learning new technologies
-Ability to work both independently and as a member of a team
-Demonstrated attention-to-detail in work performed
-Bilingual (English/Spanish) skills preferred but not required
-Valid driver’s license with acceptable driving record; reliable vehicle
-CORI

Benefits include: Generous paid time-off | 12+ holidays annually | Health, dental, and vision insurance options | Educational assistance | Medical Reimbursement Account | Dependent Care Account | 403(b) retirement plan with employer match | Life insurance | Short-term and long-term disability insurance | Transportation benefits | Employee Assistance Program | Annual staff picnic!

Wage between $18.50 and $21.50 per hour depending on qualifications. Interested applicants must submit a resume; applications will be accepted until the position is filled. CORI/MVR.

Way Finders is an Equal Opportunity Employer that seeks a diverse staff in order to reflect our community and those we serve. Qualified individuals from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. This position is available to all without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, disability, age, gender or gender identity, sexual orientation, political affiliation, or veteran status. We provide reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals.

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