Maintenance Technician – An Lac

Posted on October 20, 2023
OPEIU Local 8
Low Income Housing Institute
 - $ 
 per hour
Seattle, WA
Health insurance, Paid time off, Paid holidays, Dental insurance, Vision insurance, Retirement benefits, Life and disability insurance
Applications accepted until position filled


An Lac Apartments

1253 S Jackson St, Seattle, WA 98144

POSTING DATE:  10/16/2023

REPORTS TO: Area Manager

HOURS: Full time 40 hours per week, may include some evenings and weekends. Emergency pager duties are required which will include some weekday and weekend on call duties that may be after hours.

PAY RANGE: $27-33 per hour, DOE

BENEFITS: Medical, dental, vision, retirement, life insurance, long term disability insurance and sick leave are available to employees. Employees accrue 116 hours of vacation during the first year and receive 11 paid holidays. (Prorated for part-time employees).

POSITION TYPE: Non-exempt position. This is a unionized position, represented by Local 8 of the Office of Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU).

The Maintenance Technician will be primarily responsible for conducting routine, preventative, and emergency repairs.


∙ Serve as a field representative of the maintenance department of LIHI.

∙ Represent LIHI in a professional manner as reflected by personal appearance, attention to detail, jobsite cleanliness, customer service and safety.

∙ Document and record all work, purchases, travel, accidents, and any other related items in a timely, professional manner.

∙ Participate with other maintenance personnel in a plan for sharing on-call duties. This will include evening/weekend emergency pager responsibilities for the department.

∙ Roving duties as assigned.


∙ Perform regularly scheduled, turnover and emergency maintenance tasks on properties including, but not limited to inspections, carpentry, drywall repair, interior and exterior painting, electrical work, appliance troubleshooting & repairs, plumbing work, finish carpentry, framing, changing lock cylinders, removing/installing locks & associated hardware, and general handyman duties.

∙ Perform construction and other special projects as needed including, but not limited to,  renovations, remodels, concrete and brick work, siding and roofing, and electrical line upgrades,  and plumbing repairs/upgrades.

∙ Maintain all mechanical equipment in good serviceable condition.

∙ Maintain property grounds and landscaping.

∙ Assist the development department with punch lists, due diligence, walk-throughs, warranty work, and special tasks as needed.

∙ Utilize PPE equipment and follow PPE protocols.

∙ Clean up and maintain work areas regularly and appropriately including the maintenance shop area and storage areas.

∙ Flex work hours depending on scheduled daily tasks, vendor appointments, inspections, or special projects.

∙ Complete work in a timely, professional, and proper manner.

∙ Perform regular janitorial duties including but not limited to daily cleaning of the common areas, cleaning up any trash on the grounds, blowing curbs, and ensuring all trash & recycling receptacles are prepared for weekly pickups.


∙ Coordinate bids on large projects and supervise subcontractors as needed.

∙ Evaluate properties for proactive maintenance needs, developing an active ability to recognize problem areas while they are still manageable.

∙ Meet regularly with property managers to encourage clear communication and teamwork. ∙ Assist in tracking the budget.

∙ Record all inspections and related maintenance on appropriate forms in an accurate and timely manner.

∙ Prioritize all work to minimize vacancy loss, prevent property damage, and provide service to residents.

∙ Order all supplies and equipment as needed within the maintenance budget.

∙ Proficiently utilize online software to enter and submit timecard information, time off request, and other as required and on time.

∙ Proficiently utilize online software including but not limited to scanning & attaching receipts, code credit card charges, generate reports for credit card charges, generate reports for mileage reimbursements, and submit monthly reports on time.

∙ Engage in online training including but not limited to Grace Hill and comply with training deadlines.

∙ Daily engagement with reviewing and responding to work emails.

∙ Daily check-ins with the Maintenance Deployment Manager and/or Facilities Director.


∙ 4 years experience in building maintenance including carpentry, electrical, and plumbing. Must be knowledgeable in repairs of doors, walls, floors, plumbing, light fixtures, appliances, locks, etc.

∙ Experience working with a diverse population.

∙ Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

∙ Regular access to a vehicle and general maintenance tools.

∙ Proficiency in MS Excel, MS Word, Google Docs/Sheets, and company e-mail at an intermediate level for time sheets and other monthly reports.

∙ Must pass criminal background checks and drug screening test.

Preferred Qualification: Washington State Labor and Industries 07-B Residential Electrical Maintenance Certification.

The Low Income Housing Institute is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified members of historically marginalized and underrepresented communities are encouraged to apply. LIHI participates in the e-verify system.

About the employer: Low Income Housing Institute

The Low Income Housing Institute (LIHI) has a 30-year history and track record of owning and managing low-income housing; developing innovative solutions to homelessness; advocating for housing justice; providing supportive services; and operating hygiene services for homeless people at our Urban Rest Stops. LIHI staff have developed over 4,500 affordable housing units and manages over 2,500 units including rental housing, permanent supportive housing and transitional housing. The populations served include: families, singles, seniors, veterans, young adults, immigrants, low wage workers, and people living with physical and mental disabilities. LIHI is one of the largest nonprofit housing organizations in the state. Our properties are located in Seattle, King County, and five adjacent counties. LIHI is a national leader in sponsoring tiny house villages as a crisis solution to homelessness. Annually, the tiny house villages and shelters serve 1,000 homeless people and our hygiene programs serve over 8,000 homeless people. LIHI is a BIPOC organization committed to anti-displacement, equitable development, and social racial justice. LIHI staff is collaborative, dynamic, and dedicated to taking bold steps in ending homelessness and creating supportive communities for people to thrive.

About your union: OPEIU Local 8

OPEIU Local 8 is a progressive, democratically run union working for social and economic justice since 1945. Local 8 represents more than 6,000 members all over Washington state working in many settings including offices, health and home care, housing, social services, the insurance industry, legal services and the public sector.

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