Maintenance Worker








McDermott Place/Copper Lantern

North Seattle





POSTING DATE:     March 25, 2016

REPORTS TO:         Area Manager

HOURS:                     Part-time, 32 hours per week

PAY RANGE:           $13.30 – 16.74 per hour

BENEFITS:              Disability, Pension, Vacation and Sick Leave. May enroll for medical/dental/vision coverage via premium share.


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, preventative, and emergency repairs, and light janitorial duties at on McDermott Place, Copper Lantern and roving as needed. McDermott Place is composed of 75 units of low income housing for the chronically homeless. Copper Lantern has 21 units for individuals and families.  LIHI staff needs to 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.
  • Part of the team at McDermott which is composed of LIHI staff and the case managers from Sound Mental Health.




  • 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.
  • Inspect the buildings’ interior and exterior regularly. Inspect units annually; at time of turnover or as needed.





  • Respond to emergencies on site, 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.
  • Willing to make a one-year commitment.
  • Favorable results from criminal background checks and drug test are required.


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

2407 1st Avenue

Seattle, WA 98121

Fax: (206) 443-9851


Or e-mailed to:




Closing date: Open until filled.


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


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