On-Site Maintenance – Dockside

Posted on January 3, 2024
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

ON-SITE Maintenance

Dockside Apartments

6860 E. Green Lake Way N., Seattle

POSTING DATE: 12/15/2023

REPORTS TO: Area Manager

HOURS: Fulltime, Monday through Friday with some evenings and weekends as needed

PAY RANGE: $19.41-21.26 per hour

ACCOMMODATION: Rental rate of $50 per month plus utilities for a 2 bedroom unit. Must live on site.

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: This is a unionized position, represented by Local 8 of the Office of Professional Employees International Union.



The On-site Maintenance worker will be primarily responsible for conducting routine janitorial, painting, preventative maintenance, and limited skill level maintenance and apartment preparation.





  • 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.



  • Prepare vacant units for re-renting in a timely manner.  Complete cleaning, maintenance, and coordinate with vendors or other LIHI maintenance staff.
  • Perform regularly scheduled, turnover and emergency maintenance tasks including, but not limited to inspections, carpentry and drywall repair, painting, electrical work, appliance troubleshooting, and plumbing.
  • Perform routine maintenance and janitorial of common areas, grounds maintenance, garbage removal and weeding, and replacing locks and light bulbs.



  • Respond to emergencies as needed, sometimes after-hours.
  • Record all maintenance work completed on appropriate forms in an accurate and timely manner.
  • Follow direction and provide input to help prioritize assigned work to minimize vacancy loss, prevent property damage, and provide service to residents.
  • Assist with the maintenance of sites inventory of basic supplies.



  • 2 years experience in building maintenance completing or assisting with carpentry, basic plumbing service (clogged drains, minor leak repairs, faucet replacement, etc.).
  • Must have some basic knowledgeable in repairs of doors, walls, floors, plumbing, locks, etc. and trouble-shooting with appliances.
  • Must reside at the site in a designated apartment and pay rent.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
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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