MAINTENANCE WORKER – Frye Apartments, Pioneer Square, Seattle



Frye Hotel, Pioneer Square

POSTING DATE:     August 26, 2015

REPORTS TO:         Maintenance Supervisor

HOURS:                  Full time (40 hours per week)

PAY RANGE:           $13.30 – 16.74 per hour DOE

BENEFITS:             Medical, Dental, Vision, Life/disability and retirement, vacation and sick leave.

POSITION TYPE:    Non-Exempt & Unionized

The Low Income Housing Institute (LIHI) is a private non-profit developer, owner, and manager of affordable housing. The Maintenance Worker will be primarily responsible for conducting routine janitorial, painting, preventative maintenance, and limited skill level maintenance and apartment preparation for rental work. LIHI has an opening in downtown Seattle. LIHI has over 1600 units of affordable housing in the Puget Sound area. LIHI staff must uphold a standard of work excellence, efficiency, cost consciousness, and teamwork.



  • 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.
  • Respond to residents and other’s concerns and questions regarding the building.
  • Serve as a field representative of the maintenance department of LIHI.


  • 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 and schedule routine maintenance and janitorial of common areas, grounds maintenance, maintain the trash compactor and take dumpster out on trash pick up days, and weeding, and replacing locks and light bulbs.


  • Respond to emergencies as needed including nights and weekends, being on-call with a pager.
  • Record all inspections and related maintenance on appropriate forms in an accurate and timely manner.
  • Prioritize all work to minimize vacancy loss, prevent property damage, and provide service to residents.
  • Order all supplies and equipment as needed within the maintenance budget. Maintain inventory of basic supplies.


  • 2 years experience in building maintenance including carpentry, electrical, and plumbing. Must be knowledgeable in repairs of doors, walls, floors, plumbing, light fixtures, appliances, locks, etc.
  • Excellent problem solving and conflict resolution skills.
  • Experience working with people of different income levels and ethnic backgrounds.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Regular access to a vehicle and general maintenance tools.
  • Must pass drug screening test.

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

If interested in this position please send in a cover letter and resume or an application form. Application forms are available on the LIHI website at or may be obtained in person at the office or will be mailed to you by phone request at (206) 443-9935. All application materials should be mailed, faxed, or dropped off in person to:

The Low Income Housing Institute

Attn: Human Resources – Maintenance Worker Position

2407 1st Avenue, Suite 200

Seattle, WA 98121

Fax: (206) 443-9851 

Or e-mailed to:



The Low Income Housing Institute is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Closing date: Open until filled.



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