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Facilities Technician
Job Code:21-11001
Reports to:Operations Manager
Position Status:Regular Full Time
Home Site:Family Village - Issaquah
Location:930 NE High St., Suite 100, Issaquah, WA 98029
  
Summary:

The Facilities Technician is responsible directly for the operation, repair, and maintenance of the primary building systems installed in East King County housing sites in Issaquah and Redmond. The Facilities Technician identifies, troubleshoots, and takes necessary corrective action to repair and maintain critical building systems. This position should also have knowledge of commonly used concepts and procedures in the facility maintenance field, as well as follow instructions and pre-established guidelines to perform the functions of the job.

This position has a social justice component that will requires critical thinking through the lens of racism and intersections with poverty. Knowing the core principals of antiracism work and grounding those principles everyday work, are required job skills and core values. As an equal opportunity employer, we highly encourage people of color to apply.
 

In accordance with COVID-19 safety practices, YWCA has a COVID-19 Vaccination Policy, and all new hires need to be fully vaccinated prior to their first day of employment.  YWCA considers a new hire “fully vaccinated” when at least two weeks have passed after the date the employee received: 
 

  • A second dose in a two-dose vaccine series, such as the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines; or   

  • A single-dose vaccine, such as the Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) vaccine. 

 


Responsibilities:

  • Perform general custodial duties
  • Review units at move-out to determine maintenance needs
  • Order/gather maintenance items needed for unit turns
  • Schedule vendors
  • Keep workshops organized and review inventory levels
  • Knowledge of landlord tenant laws
  • Perform general grounds clean up and garbage management daily
  • Perform routine preventive maintenance tasks for all permanent housing locations in East King County
  • Respond to service requests and perform repairs for YWCA housing clients and staff
  • Work in conjunction with Maintenance Supervisor to sustain facilities upkeep
  • Assist with restoration of vacated residential units
  • Local travel to various sites is required weekly
  • Adhere to all Volunteer Services protocol relative to volunteer usage, recognition and monitoring
  • Actively engages in agency-wide Race and Social Justice Initiative (RSJI), and strives for racially equitable outcomes; takes responsibility creating and maintaining a safe and welcoming community by making room for people of color, trans and gender-non-conforming folks, and other populations who routinely encounter systemic oppressions
  • Attend required safety trainings and meetings; follow all safety and health guidelines, standards, practices, policies and procedures; actively participate in the agency’s Emergency Preparedness program and activities
  • This position description generally describes the principle functions of the position, the level of knowledge and skills typically required and the general scope of responsibility. It is not intended as a complete list of specific duties and responsibilities and should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals will perform other duties as assigned

*Updated as of 11/17/2021

Qualifications & Core Competencies:

  • Minimum of three years experience in facility repair and maintenance with a concentration in one of the following fields: electrical, maintenance, plumbing or carpentry
  • Ability to multi-task and work under pressure
  • Strong organization and record keeping skills
  • Demonstrated ability and willingness to work as a part of a team as well as independently with minimal supervision
  • Experience using common computer applications
  • Must have a valid Washington State driver’s license and personal vehicle to travel to multiple sites (monthly mileage reimbursement available)
  • Knowledge of common facility construction, maintenance and repair procedures
  • Ability to communicate and work with other staff, clients, and contractors from a variety of racial, cultural, and economic backgrounds
  • Demonstrated knowledge and skills of basic computer competencies such as emailing, calendaring, entry-level data entry and familiarity with Microsoft Office products
  • Proficient in the use of standard hand and power tools
  • Ability to travel independently between multiple worksites within a day
  • Experience working with communities of color and people from different cultures than your own
  • Demonstrated commitment to anti-racist principles
  • Demonstrated understanding of the intersection of racism and poverty
  • Core Competencies: Customer Service, Personal Credibility, Planning & Organizing, Reliability, Service, Adaptability, Fostering Diversity, and Race & Social Justice Advocacy
*Updated as of 11/17/2021

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an individual to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. In performing this position, the employee:

  • All positions at YWCA of Seattle | King | Snohomish are exposed to clients who have experienced or are experiencing trauma in various forms including but not limited to: domestic violence, sexual violence, homelessness, unemployment, financial hardship, etc. As a result, staff are at risk of secondary trauma. Employees are encouraged to seek external support and maintain self-care when working indirectly or directly with clients
  • Frequently stands and walks in performing duties
  • Continuously uses hands and wrists, fingering, handling, grasping, and reaching in using telephones, hand tools, power tools and lifting, hauling of donated or unwanted items
  • Frequently lifts and carries loads weighing up to 50 pounds using proper lifting techniques
  • Frequently pushes and or pulls up to ten pounds
  • Occasionally climbs ladders to perform repair and maintenance work
  • Employee may be exposed to unpleasant fumes and odors
  • Employee may be required to work outdoors in various weather conditions
  • Employee in this position will be required to bend, reach, walk, and stand for extended periods


*Continuously = over 80% time *Frequently = 20-80% time *Occasionally = under 20% time


Hours, Rate & Benefits:
• Hourly rate: $25.00/hour
• Regular Full-Time, Hours per week: 40
• FLSA Classification: Non-Exempt
• Excellent benefits package including medical insurance, retirement plan, plus generous vacation, holiday and sick leave plans
• At the time of hire, employees may choose to voluntarily enroll in the Fidelity 403b Plan. Typically after two years of employment, employees are eligible to participate in the YWCA Retirement Fund.

*Updated as of 11/17/2021