Maintenance Worker

Position Details
Opening Date: 
Tue, 01/09/2018
Program Summary: 
Self, Inc. is a non-profit organization that has been providing services to people for over twenty (20) years. We offer a broad range of essential housing, social service, drug and alcohol treatment, vocational and employment programs, all designed to help individuals achieve self-sufficient and productive lifestyles. We provide these services to more than 7,000 individuals within the Philadelphia area.
Reports To: 
Maintenance Supervisor
Key Duties & Responsibilities: 
JOB RESPONSIBILITIES: Responsible for performing general facility maintenance including plumbing, electrical, carpentry, landscaping, etc. as directed by the Maintenance Supervisor, so that the facility is well- maintained and normal operations are not adversely affected. Required to follow a schedule of routine maintenance of major systems including, but not limited to: plumbing, electrical, heating and cooling system when tasks are assigned by the Maintenance Supervisor. Maintain security and control of all tools to ensure the safety and security of the facility environment. Required to utilize the maintenance work order system to report and describe work performed and to advise the Maintenance Supervisor of special issues/circumstances that may affect the resolution of the problem. Assess assigned maintenance repair work to verify the reported scope of work and determine the approximate time required to complete the work. Communicate the results of the assessment promptly to the Supervisor and update the Supervisor about the repair status on a schedule established by the Supervisor. Perform maintenance repair work assigned by the Maintenance Supervisor within established timeframes. When work is performed by outside vendors, provide support as directed by the Maintenance Supervisor. Support may include, but will not be limited to, providing access to the repair area, providing historical information and facilitating communication with the Maintenance Supervisor. Must be willing to work on a rotating “on –call’ schedule for emergency repairs after hours and weekends. Conduct routine facility inspections to ensure health, safety local and state code compliance. Included are the inspection of fire alarm systems, smoke detectors, carbon monoxide detectors and fire extinguishers and report all inspection outcomes in writing to the Maintenance Supervisor. Be aware of and convey residents’ communications and behavior to appropriate staff so that preventive measures can be taken to maintain the health, safety and security of the facility, residents and staff. Work with and under the supervision of the Maintenance Supervisor to ensure that supplies, tools and equipment necessary for basic repairs are stocked and available for use. Activities include, but are not limited to, utilizing and maintaining inventory control systems, picking up and delivering supplies and identifying special supply and equipment needs. Utilize vehicles assigned solely for work assignments and comply with agency and maintenance unit rules governing routine vehicle maintenance and fuel. Communicate with managers, employees and administration in a professional manner to maintain a positive working relationship. Participate in staff meetings by sharing observations and recommendations regarding the facility, residents and staff relations to identify and resolve problems and function as a unified team. Complete employer-provided mandatory in-service training to meet the requirements for continued professional development. Maintain confidentiality obtained though job duties regarding employees, vendors, residents, outside agencies, etc., so that sensitive information is only given on a “need to know” basis. Assist with daily internal and external janitorial and environmental duties. Perform related work as required.
Education, Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: 
QUALIFICATIONS: High School Diploma or GED equivalent with minimum of two(2) years training and/or experience in a range of major system repairs; including, but not limited to heating, cooling, plumbing, electrical, carpentry and general construction or an equivalent combination of training and experience. Must possess the ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of constituencies at all levels, react quickly and appropriately in an emergency. Must be able to frequently walk, stand, crawl, climb, bend, stoop, and lift 25 pounds or more. Must possess strong verbal and written communication skills. Must have valid driver’s licensing and motor vehicle record. Criminal, Child Abuse and clearance will be required. EXPERIENCE: 2 years’ experience working in programs with residential facilities/properties and provide services to individuals who may have challenges that include homelessness, substance abuse and mental health, or have other barriers to self-sufficiency.
Contact Info
Contact Info: 
Forward cover letter and resume to: Stephanie Callender,