Maintenance Technician – Temporary




Temporary – North Seattle



POSTING DATE:       October 16, 2018

REPORTS TO:         Area Manager

HOURS:                 Full time, 40 hours per week, flexible hours

Duration – approx. one month.

PAY RANGE:           $17.39-23.08 per hour



The Low Income Housing Institute (LIHI) is a private non-profit developer, owner, and manager of affordable housing. The Temporary Maintenance Technician will be primarily responsible for conducting routine, preventative, and emergency repairs and unit turns for two properties located in north Seattle.  LIHI staff need to uphold a standard of work excellence, efficiency, cost consciousness, and teamwork.





  • Serve as a field representative of the maintenance department of LIHI.
  • 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.
  • Participate with other maintenance personnel in a plan for sharing on-call duties. This will include evening/weekend emergency pager responsibilities for the department.



  • Perform regularly scheduled, turnover and emergency maintenance tasks on properties including, but not limited to inspections, carpentry and drywall repair, painting, electrical work, appliance troubleshooting, and plumbing.
  • Perform light construction and other special projects as needed including, but not limited to, renovations, remodels, concrete and brick work, siding and roofing, and electrical and phone line upgrades.
  • Maintain all mechanical equipment in good, serviceable condition.
  • Maintain property grounds and landscaping in a professional manner.
  • Assist the development department with punch lists, due diligence, walk-throughs, warranty work, and special tasks as needed.



  • Evaluate properties for proactive maintenance needs, developing an active ability to recognize problem areas while they are still manageable.
  • Meet regularly with resident managers and the housing management office to encourage clear communication and teamwork.
  • 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.



  • 4 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.
  • 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.
  • Ability to use MS Excel, MS Word, and e-mail at an intermediate level for time sheets and other bi-monthly reports.


Preferred Qualification: Washington State, Labor and Industries 07-B Residential Electrical Maintenance Certification.

This is a non-exempt position.

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, Suite 200

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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