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Maintenance Mechanic

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Position Title: Maintenance Mechanic
Approved By: Executive Director
Department: Maintenance
Date Approved: 05/01/2020
Classification: Non-Exempt

Reporting Relationships

Position Reports To: Maintenance Supervisor
Positions Supervised: None

Position Purpose

The Maintenance Mechanic is responsible for the maintenance of property buildings, grounds, parking lots, playgrounds, and equipment of the Housing Authority and Church Street Apartments to ensure all PHAS and HUD guidelines, standards, and regulatory requirements and FWBHA policies and procedures are met. This position participates in the Housing Authority's building and equipment maintenance schedules and conducts regular safety and preventative maintenance inspections.

The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the principal functions of this job, the level of knowledge, skills, and abilities typically required and the scope of responsibility. It should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. The Maintenance Mechanic may perform other duties as assigned including work in other functional areas to cover absences or relief, to equalize peak work periods or otherwise balance the workload.

Essential Functions and Basic Duties

  1. Assumes responsibility for the maintenance of Housing Authority's property buildings, grounds, parking lots, playgrounds, and equipment.
    • Makes repairs and installations to all structures, grounds, and equipment, including painting, carpentry, masonry, and mechanical work.
    • Maintains in good working order all mechanical equipment, including heating, plumbing, and electrical apparatus, and ranges, refrigerators, and tools.
    • Restores vacated units on a timely basis, including painting, cleaning, and ensuring adherence to all Uniform Physical Conditions Standards.
    • Responds to emergency after-hours calls within the timeframe set forth by the Housing Authority and HUD policies, procedures, and regulations.
    • Maintains and properly uses all Housing Authority equipment and tools.
    • Maintains records and inventories and follows required procedures.
    • Performs required planned and corrective (repair) and preventive maintenance to building surfaces, fixtures, systems, and equipment.
    • Performs such mechanical tasks as repairing and/or replacing space temperature and HVAC equipment controls.
    • Performs such carpentry work as: hanging doors and installing windows, replacing / repairing door, and window hardware, reglazing windows, installing and/or
    • repairing cabinets and handrails; repairing roofs, gutters, and downspouts; replacing floor tiles and repairing carpet; and patching plaster walls and ceilings.
    • Performs electrical and plumbing systems planned maintenance tasks such as:
      • inspecting plumbing fixtures for leaks and repairs.
      • checking drain lines to insure they are free of obstruction.
      • checking appliances for proper operation.
      • testing light switches and electrical outlets.
      • conducting ground fault detection tests, as well as, panel boxes and meters.
    • Reports to management any hazardous conditions that may exist.
    • Reports to management observed tenant violations of the lease agreement.
    • Follows OSHA guidelines and safety precautions when using equipment in accordance with Housing Authority, procedures and policies.
    • Prepares clear and concise reports, correspondence and other written materials.
  2. Assumes responsibility for performing assigned maintenance functions.
    • Removes and installs gas and electric water heater according to Housing Authority, Federal, State, and local codes.
    • Removes, installs and repairs toilets.
    • Removes and installs kitchen and bathroom faucets without leaks.
    • Clears all drains for proper flow.
    • Responds in a professional and tactful manner to residents' inquiries about work being completed.
    • Maintains clear condensate discharge.
    • Troubleshoots and replaces fan motors, capacitors and thermostats.
    • Troubleshoots circuits to the circuit breaker level.
    • Changes outlets, switches, and light fixtures.
    • Diagnoses maintenance problems.
  3. Assumes responsibility for related duties as required or assigned.
    • Effectively communicates with FWBHA Senior Management to achieve department objectives, goals, and deadline.
    • Informs management of area activities and any significant problems.
    • Uses discretion in disseminating information and is highly guarded with confidential information.
    • Complies with FWBHA attendance requirements for non-exempt employees according to the Personnel Policy/Handbook.
    • Accurately completes special projects and miscellaneous assignments with prescribed time frames as required.
    • Attends and participates in meetings and training as required, which may include overnight and/or out-of-town travel.
    • Ensures work area is clean, secure, and well maintained at all time.
    • Adheres to FWBHA policies and procedures.
    • Complies with the Authority expectations of staff.
    • Other duties or tasks as may be assigned by the Maintenance Supervisor and/or Deputy Director.

Performance Measurements

  1. Understands and complies with all FWBHA, HUD, and other prescribed regulations; policies and procedures; reporting, training and meeting requirement, and attendance requirements as are appropriate and necessary for the position.
  2. Works independently with little supervision and minimal errors in accordance with FWBHA policy, procedures, and regulations.
  3. Establishes, maintains, and fosters positive and effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
  4. Diagnoses maintenance problems.
  5. Completes multiple service requests and documents accordingly.
  6. Assists in organizing, planning, and execution of the preventative maintenance schedule.
  7. Maintains "rolling stock" of supplies needed.
  8. Perform all duties to safety standards, reports when not.
  9. Perform inspections, units, buildings, site, and common areas
  10. Maintains shop and storage in clean, working order.
  11. Actively participates and adheres to the On call - after hours and weekends schedule.

Core Competencies


  1. Holds self, accountable for measurable high-quality, timely, and cost-effective results.
  2. Determines objectives, sets priorities, at work.
  3. Accepts responsibility for mistakes.
  4. Complies with established procedures and rules.

Decision Making:

  1. Makes sound, well-informed decisions.
  2. Perceives the impact and implications of decisions.
  3. Commits to action, even in uncertain situations, to accomplish organizational goals, causes change.
  4. Interprets specific policies, regulations, laws, and theories, and makes recommendations to senior management of action to be taken.

Interpersonal Skills:

  1. Shows understanding, friendliness, courtesy, tact, empathy, concern, and politeness to others.
  2. Develops and maintains effective relationships with others; may include effectively dealing with individuals who are difficult, hostile, or distressed.
  3. Relates well to people from varied backgrounds and different situations; is sensitive to cultural diversity, race, gender, disabilities, and other individual differences.

Communication Skills:

  1. Expresses information to individuals or groups effectively, taking into account the audience and nature of the information.
  2. Listens to others, attends to nonverbal clues, and responds appropriately.
  3. Writes in a clear, concise, organized, and convincing manner for the intended audience.

Planning and Evaluating:

  1. Organizes work, sets priorities, and determines resource requirements.
  2. Determines short- or long-term goals and strategies to achieve them.

Problem Solving:

  1. Identifies and analyzes problems.
  2. Weighs relevance and accuracy of information.
  3. Generates and evaluates alternative solutions and makes recommendations.
  4. Anticipates and takes steps to prevent counter-productive confrontations.
  5. Manages and resolves conflicts and disagreements in a constructive manner.



  1. High School Diploma or General Equivalency Diploma.
  2. A minimum of three years of experience in construction or maintenance work.
  3. Successful completion of course in Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Uniform Physical Characteristic Standards (or subsequently published guidelines) required within first eighteen (18) months of employment.

Required Knowledge:

  1. Knowledge and skilled in the safe use of common tools and materials used in construction and maintenance work.
  2. Knowledge of diagnostic and repair of heating, electrical, plumbing.
  3. Knowledge of related computer applications including Microsoft Word, Housing software and Outlook.


  1. Attentive to detail and accuracy.
  2. Excellent written and verbal communication abilities.

Physical Activities and Requirements of this Position


  1. Bending downward and forward at the waist.
  2. Requires full use of lower extremities and back muscles.


  1. Bending downward and forward at the leg and spine.


  1. Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction.

Finger Dexterity:

  1. Using primarily just the fingers to make small movements such as typing, picking up small objects, or pinching fingers together.


  1. Using fingers and palm on an object.


  1. Especially where one must frequently convey detailed or important instructions or ideas accurately.


  1. Able to hear average or normal conversations and receive ordinary information in person and over the phone.

Repetitive Motions:

  1. Movements frequently and regularly required using the wrists, hands, and/or fingers.

Visual Ability:

  1. Average, ordinary visual acuity necessary to prepare or inspect documents or products (printed materials and a computer screen), or operate machinery.

Physical Strength:

  1. Must be able to lift, carry, push, and pull materials and objects weighing up to 75 pounds, or heavier weights with the use of proper equipment.
  2. Must be able to push or pull a loaded hand-truck/dolly.
  3. Must possess mobility to work in and around Agency buildings and facilities to operate a motor vehicle and drive on surface streets; strength, stamina, and mobility to perform light to medium physical work, to work in confined spaces and around machines, to climb and descend ladders, and to operate varied hand and power tools and equipment.
  4. This job involves fieldwork requiring frequent walking in operational areas to identify problems or hazards.

Working Conditions:


  1. Employee may work in and around facilities and are exposed to loud noise levels, cold and hot temperatures, inclement weather conditions, road hazards, vibration, confining workspace, chemicals, mechanical and/or electrical hazards, and hazardous physical substances and fumes/odors.
  2. Employees may interact with upset public and private clients, residents, and general public.

Mental Activities and Requirements of this Position

Reasoning Ability:

  1. Ability to deal with a variety under only limited standardization.
  2. Able to interpret various Instructions.

Mathematics Ability:

  1. Ability to compute basic measurements, create and interpret graphs, and perform simple algebra.

Language Ability:

  1. Ability to read and interpret policies, procedures, and instruction manuals.
  2. Ability to prepare documents, memos, reports and letters.
  3. Ability to communicate effectively and efficiently.

Intent and Function of Job Descriptions

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Well-constructed job descriptions are an integral part of any effective compensation system.

All descriptions have been reviewed to ensure that only essential functions and basic duties have been included.

Peripheral tasks, only incidentally related to each position, have been excluded.

Requirements, skills, and abilities included have been determined to be the minimal standards required to successfully perform the positions.

In no instance, however, should the duties, responsibilities, and requirements delineated be interpreted as all-inclusive.

Additional functions and requirements may be assigned by supervisors as deemed appropriate.

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, it is possible that requirements may be modified to reasonably accommodate disabled individuals.

However, no accommodation will be made which may pose serious health or safety risks to the employee or others or which impose undue hardships on the organization.

Job descriptions are not intended as and do not create employment contracts.

FWBHA maintains its status as an at-will employer.

FWBHA reserves the right to change this job description as needed.

Employees can be terminated for any reason not prohibited by law.