Reports to: Maintenance Supervisor and/or Property Manager
Employee Status: Hourly – non-exempt
Responsible for performing a variety of semi-skilled and skilled plumbing, HVAC and electrical building maintenance work at multiple site(s). Work involves the repair and replacement of items such as windows, doors, roofs, gutters, cabinets, walls, ceilings, toilets, faucets, water lines, electrical outlets, and light fixtures.
Person must have a High School diploma or GED. Other specialized certifications are preferred but not required.
A minimum of two years of building or apartment maintenance experience is needed.
This position requires a valid Florida driver’s license, ability to pass a national background check, ability to pass a pre-employment drug screening, ability to lift up to 50 pounds, ability to drive a pickup truck or van, and be insurable under the agency’s auto insurance policy. In addition the person must be able to read, write and speak English.
Knowledge and Skills:
Knowledge of the Sarasota Housing Authority (SHA) policies and procedures
Knowledge of the physical layout of the property sites
Knowledge of building and grounds maintenance including standard practices, methods, tools, and materials
Knowledge of general building maintenance including carpentry, electrical and plumbing
Knowledge of local and state building codes and OSHA work practices
Knowledge of safety rules, including accident causation and prevention
Knowledge of occupational hazards and appropriate safety precautions
Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisor, co-workers, residents, contractors, and the general public
Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions
Ability to use maintenance hand and power tools for building and grounds maintenance
Ability to complete work order forms in accordance with established procedures
Ability to inspect, diagnose problems, and complete repairs in a timely and effective manner
Ability to establish and maintain records, such as work orders and parts inventory
Duties/Responsibilities of Position:
Troubleshoot, diagnose and correct routine and complex maintenance needs in apartments, including work order requests
Replace circuit breakers, wiring, wall socket and switches, lights, and fans
Repair appliances as needed
Unstop commodes and garbage disposals, repair and replace faucets, commodes, sinks, bath accessories, and water lines
Install gas furnaces and heaters in accordance with manufacturer’s specifications
Perform a wide variety of carpentry work such as, changing-out countertops, re-hanging and adjusting doors and repairing cabinets, as needed
Repair and replace floors, tiles, ceilings, etc.
Prepare vacant units for occupancy by inspecting apartments to determine whether maintenance work is needed, and either perform maintenance tasks or inform supervisor of findings, in accordance with established procedures
Install and repair plumbing pipes and fixtures, such as toilets, sinks, drains, valves and controls
HVAC knowledge a plus
Perform general maintenance tasks on Authority buildings and grounds and complete required paperwork
Repair and replace windows, doors, door frames, mailboxes, porches, clothes line posts, etc. as needed
Replace furnace filters and light bulbs
Perform a variety of painting tasks as needed
Perform routine and preventive maintenance
Receive and review written materials such as work orders and vacancy sheets
Inspect units periodically to determine maintenance needs and write up results
Inspect vacated apartments and complete make-ready checklist
Inspect hallways and common places, eliminate obstacles to free passage and assure that there is adequate lighting
Write work orders, requisitions, and other forms and reports
Regularly conduct inventory of equipment, tools, parts, and supply of materials
Participate in on-call rotation for after hours emergencies
Do other similar tasks as requested or assigned
Work may involve physical exertion while providing maintenance to residences and during follow up inspections. A considerable amount of time worked will be spent standing, walking and on a step ladder. Some portion of the work will be done outside and the employee will be subject to the outside elements. The employee must be able to lift up to 50 pounds. Work involves the normal risks and discomforts associated with a maintenance environment.
This job description should not be interpreted as all-inclusive. It is intended to identify the major responsibilities and requirements of this job classification. All incumbents may not perform all job duties listed, and some incumbents may perform some duties, which are not listed, and incumbents may be requested to perform job-related responsibilities and tasks other than those stated in this description.
Additional Salary Information: This is an hourly position with required on call rotation. Pay will be dependent upon experience and skills.
About Sarasota Housing Authority
Sarasota Housing Authority is a public housing agency that services 175 multi-family elderly/disabled housing residents, 260 public housing residents, and 1,602 housing choice voucher residents, and 55 affordable housing units. We currently employee approximately 30 employees and we offer full time positions with an attractive benefit package including paid sick and vacation time, health, dental, vision, long term and short term disability, life insurance, and retirement.