Job Title: Lead Maintenance Technician
The purpose of this position is to perform maintenance duties for Detroit Housing Commission (DHC). The Lead Maintenance Technician is to perform quality checks, general maintenance, specialized maintenance and maintenance repairs while applying proficient skills in various maintenance trade disciplines. In addition, the Lead Maintenance Technician will assign and direct daily activities of the on-site maintenance technicians, ensuring that priority workload is completed in a timely, safe and proficient manner. The Lead Maintenance Technician will assist with a variety of tasks including the renovation and repair of DHC’s buildings, structures, and dwelling units with semi-skilled and skilled structural, plumbing, and electrical building maintenance-related work. The Lead Maintenance Technician will preserve and repair items in accordance with diagrams, sketches, operation manuals and manufacturer’s specifications to augment the structural integrity of the buildings. The work involves, but is not limited to, repair and replacement of items such as windows, doors, roofs, gutters, flooring, cabinets, walls, ceilings, toilets, faucets, water lines, electrical outlets, and light fixtures. The Lead Maintenance Technician is required to perform and direct preventive maintenance tasks, as needed.
Essential Job Functions
- Diagnose and correct routine maintenance needs in apartments, including work order requests in the safest and timeliest manner.
- Evaluate and determine the safest and timeliest manner in which to get the unit ready for occupancy, in tandem with the Property Manager.
- Performs repairs to interior and exterior of buildings.
- Operates HVAC units and perform preventative maintenance.
- Repairs, installs, and diagnoses electrical systems.
- Repairs, installs, and diagnoses plumbing systems
- Install gas furnaces and heaters in accordance with the manufacturer’s specifications.
- Replace circuit breakers, wiring, wall sockets and switches, lights and fans.
- Replace appliances as needed and connect them in accordance with the manufacturer’s requirements.
- Conduct a wide variety of carpentry work such as changing-out countertops, re-hanging and adjusting doors, and repairing cabinets as needed.
- Install and repair plumbing pipes and fixtures, such as toilets, sinks, valves and controls.
- Repair and replace floors, floor and ceiling tiles.
- Unstop commodes and garbage disposals, repair and replace faucets, commodes, sinks, bath accessories and water lines.
- Ensure all maintenance work from both, in-house and contractors, is properly completed and to the standards of Detroit Housing Commission.
- Maintain all maintenance logs, work orders and any other paperwork as needed.
- Understand Federal and State Fair Housing regulations.
- Ensure safety and Housing standards are in compliance with all DHC, City, State and Federal guidelines.
- Train and develop the on-site maintenance team as needed.
- Attend daily meetings with the Property Manager to set a priority work schedule.
- Perform general maintenance tasks on Authority buildings and grounds and prepare records documenting the status of work completions.
- Inspect units periodically to determine maintenance needs and write a maintenance report on the unit, at a minimum once a year.
- Inspect vacated apartments and complete a preparation/make-ready checklist.
- Receive and review written materials such as work orders and vacancy sheets.
- Inspect hallways and common spaces, eliminate obstacles to free passage and assure that there is adequate lighting.
- Conduct other routine and preventive maintenance.
- Repair and replace windows, doors frames, mailboxes, and porches as needed.
- Replace furnace filters and light bulbs.
- Write work orders, requisitions, and other forms and reports.
- Conduct periodic inventory of equipment, tools, parts and the supply of materials.
- Maintain tools and equipment and ensures they are clean and safe for operation.
- Demonstrate regular and predictable attendance; Punctuality and attendance are an essential function of this job because of the nature of the position
Perform other duties as assigned.
- Knowledge of the Housing Authority policies and procedures regarding maintenance.
- Knowledge of the physical layout of the site properties.
- Knowledge of basic principles of building maintenance, including standard practices, methods, tools, and materials including the inspection, repair and maintenance of functional parts of mechanical equipment and machinery.
- Knowledge of general building maintenance including carpentry, electrical, and plumbing, which may necessitate the use of both power and hand tools.
- 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 a 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 and document completions.
- Ability to inspect, diagnose problems, and complete repairs in a timely and cost-effective manner.
- Ability to establish and maintain records, such as work orders and parts inventory.
- Ability to account for time and materials.
- Ability to drive pickup truck and van.
Physical Effort and Working Conditions
The incumbent must be able to handle light and heavy-duty equipment, handle objects weighing up to 20 pounds, and occasionally handle objects weighing up to 50 pounds and do frequent stooping, bending, lifting, and walking. The employee occasionally works in awkward positions, noisy and dirty areas, and uncomfortable weather conditions.
Minimum Qualifications (Education/Experience)
Must have a high school diploma or a GED equivalency, an active builders license or, an active license or certification in a skilled-trade, be able to read and write in English, plus have four (4) years of building or apartment maintenance experience or an equivalent combination of training and experience. Must exhibit intermediate use of computer skills and programs, including but not limited to, website search engines, email transmittal and MS Word or the equivalent. Must exhibit understanding of, the Uniform Physical Conditions Standards (UPCS) and, within six months of acquiring this position and every two years thereafter, complete UPCS coursework and pass a UPCS examination with a score of 80% or more
The Maintenance Technician must have and maintain a valid State of Michigan Driver’s License and insurability; be capable of obtaining Federal, State of Michigan and City of Detroit Police Department criminal investigation clearances; and pass a drug screening test administered by the Detroit Housing Commission or the appointed designee for the Commission.
|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.|
Although marijuana has been legalized under Michigan law, it is a Schedule I controlled substance and is illegal under federal law. As a federally funded agency DHC’s employees are NOT permitted to use or possess any form of marijuana for medical or recreational purposes. Any applicant for employment who tests positive for marijuana during a pre-employment drug screening shall be ineligible for employment with DHC. Any applicant for employment who advises DHC that s/he uses any form of marijuana will be ineligible for employment with DHC. DHC is unable to grant a request for a reasonable accommodation to use marijuana under any circumstance.
HOW TO APPLY:
Submit a cover letter, resume detailing your qualifications/work experience and Voluntary Self-Identification forms to:
Venesta Jones, Detroit Housing Commission
1301 E. Jefferson
Detroit, MI 48207
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