Senior Housing Maintenance Worker
Olmsted County, MN - Rochester, MN

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High school diploma, G.E.D., or foreign education equivalent to a US Accredited High School Diploma and five (5) years of experience in building maintenance as listed in the Examples of Work. -OR- Post secondary graduation/certification from a vocational school or college in a building maintenance/utilities program and two (2) years of experience in building maintenance as listed in the Examples of Work. -OR- Five (5) years of relatedbuilding maintenance experience as listed in the Examples of Work. Individuals required to use County/OCHRA vehicles and equipment must have a valid Minnesota driver’s license and be free of any major traffic violations for the last three (3) years.

Nature of Work:
Under general supervision of the Housing Administrator, maintains the buildings and grounds of the Olmsted County Housing Redevelopment Authority (OCHRA) properties. Makes minor electrical, plumbing and carpentry repair, maintains the landscape, mowing lawns and trimming trees and shrubs and removing snow and ice.

Examples of Work:
Performs preventative maintenance on building equipment and systems
Maintains lighting, pumps, faucets, sinks, toilets, heating, and door locking mechanisms
Diagnoses problems and replaces defective or faulty equipment
Coordinates work with contractors
Conducts move out inspections and determines tenant charges.
Tracks inspections and unit turnover details to ensure compliance with regulations
Responds to building problems in the apartments as needed including cleaning up properties when tenants move in and out
Purchases supplies and equipment as needed and calls outside contractors for extensive or complex repair as needed according to established procedures
Maintains the grounds around buildings: Mows, waters, fertilizes the lawn and stakes, prunes and wraps trees, picks up trash, clears snow from walkways and lots, spreads sand and salt mixture on ice
Provides training and work direction to temporary seasonal workers during the summer months engaged in lawn watering, mowing, fertilizing and trash pickup
Maintains building exterior. Paints or stains walls and trim, patches holes, replaces damaged or worn areas and makes building improvements
Performs preventative maintenance on and cleaning of equipment and supplies
Responds to after-hour calls for maintenance or tenant locked out of apartment

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:
Knowledge of building maintenance including carpentry, plumbing, and heating systems (hot water/forced air)
Knowledge of the methods, materials, tools and equipment utilized in area of assignments
Knowledge of the work hazards and applicable safety precautions associated with the area of work assignments
Ability to make operating adjustments, recognize deficiencies and take appropriate action
Ability to perform maintenance tasks for residential housing, carpentry (replace doors and cabinets, painting, installing flooring, windows and siding), plumbing (repair/replace sinks, faucets and toilets, repair leaks, unclog drains) and electrical (replace light fixtures, outlets, switches, motors, smoke and CO detectors)
Ability to follow oral and written instructions
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others
Skill in the performance of assigned tasks
Physical strength and agility sufficient to perform heavy manual labor for extended periods occasionally under unfavorable weather conditions In compliance w/ the Americans with Disabilities Act the following represents the Physical/Environmental Demands : This position requires a majority of time (up to 70%) spent walking and sitting. Some standing is required and objects of usually no more than ten (10) pounds need to be lifted, carried or pushed. Adverse movements such as reaching overhead, bending or crouching are sometimes required. Simultaneous/repetitive use of both hands is required for writing and data entry. Excellent sensory skills are important (sight, hearing and speech) as well as ability to communicate effectively. No adverse working conditions. Persons with disabilities: The above is a general listing of job duties. Essential and non-essential functions may vary by individual position. Reasonable accommodations may be available for both essential and non-essential job duties.