Safe, Comfortable, Affordable Housing
Windsor and Bloomfield, Connecticut

Maintenance Worker I

FUNCTION:
The function of the Maintenance I worker is a semi-skilled position who performs basic functions in such classifications as carpenter, electrician, plumber, locksmith and grounds keeping as well as being responsible for the care and cleanliness of ground and common areas. A large portion of the Maintenance I’s time is organized by a standard schedule.
Under supervision, to perform routine work of various kinds and with various types of crews. Knowledge of and ability to use common hand tools; ability to read and write; ability to follow written and oral directions; ability to get along with others, possess physical strength, stamina and energy, and be of good moral character. Must be able to pass a pre-employment physical. This job description is a basic outline and must be used in conjunction with the Windsor/Bloomfield Housing Authorities On-Site policy and procedures manual.

SUPERVISION:
To be responsible, under the direction of the Executive Director/Maintenance Supervisor, for the overall management of site operations and supervision of maintenance of the physical plant. Above all else, the spirit of teamwork and cooperation with other team members will not only improve the job you do but enhance the entire work experience.

ESSENTIAL JOB DESCRIPTION:
• Performs minor carpentry work including :Window and sliding door repair, replacement of locks; hanging of interior and exterior doors; repair or replacement of base trim, cove or millwork; repair or replacement of bathroom and/or kitchen cabinets and repair or replacement of interior floor tile.
• Performs minor plumbing work including repair and replacement of faucets, decks, repair or replacement of flush-o-meters, replacement of sinks and toilets, re-seating of toilets and replacement of wax rings, cleaning and replacement of P traps, unplugging vertical and lateral waste lines and minor repairs to valves such as re-packing or washer replacement.
• Performs electrical work including replacement of existing wall switches and outlet plates, resetting of breakers, replacing bulbs and globes and other fixture housings that do not require removal of the fixture.
• Performs minor masonry work including repairs to sidewalks, paving, steps and curbing. He or she will be required to repair and replace bathroom tile, re-grout and seal tub surrounds to obtain water- tight enclosures.
• Performs minor wall repair including repairs to wall coverings and preparation for paint or wall papering.
• Snow removal and de-icing at all Housing Authority properties on an as needed basis either during regular work hours or after hours by authorization of the Executive Director.
• Cleaning Housing Authorities offices, bathrooms, hallways, community rooms, laundry facilities and community room kitchens. Cleaning includes all floor surfaces (vacuum, wash & wax) all wall surfaces, all windows, all counters, sinks and toilets. Periodic cleaning of appliances and dusting of all surfaces is included. This work is to be done in accordance with the Authority’s cleaning schedule.
• Cleans vacant units upon resident move-out or unit abandonment in preparation for the vacancy turn-over process.
• Cleans units made ready for occupancy after completion of maintenance work.
• Performs specific seasonal preventive maintenance such as checking smoke detectors, emergency lights, cuts off water to sill cocks, cleans dryer vents and adjusts exterior light timers.
• Polices grounds for trash and litter. Empties interior and exterior trash receptacles for pick-up.
• Monitors and changes smoking sections and ashtrays for sand refill.
• Performs all lawn maintenance including mowing, edging, grooming and fertilizing. Trim shrubs Distributes mulch in designated areas. Assists in replacement of seasonal plantings. Identifies major landscaping needs and recommends actions to the Director Maintenance or Executive Director.
• Replace light bulbs in common areas.
• Performs snow removal and periodic inventory of maintenance materials and supplies to evaluate stock on hand and to prepare requisitions.
Secondary Job Duties:
• Moves and sets-up furniture in common areas and community rooms. Performs minor repairs to common areas and community room furniture.
• Takes periodic inventory of maintenance materials and supplies to evaluate stock on hand and to prepare requisitions.

PERFORMANCE CRITERIA
The Maintenance I worker will be evaluated on his or her ability to perform the task delegated to them in an efficient and timely manner that is free from defect and waste of maintenance materials. Excessive call-backs to redo or complete partial work will be considered poor performance. Courtesy to residents and members of the general public is expected at all times. The ability to follow direction in the form of oral instruction or written procedure and to work with the other staff in a cooperative manner is essential to good performance.

QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS:
• Ability to read and write at the level of a high school graduate
• Current valid driver’s license
• Knowledge of cleaning materials and techniques.
• Skill with a wide range of basic hand tools and power equipment such as drills, wrenches, hammers, pliers, saws, mowers, hedge trimmers, rakes, shovels, etc.
Physical Requirements:
Ability to perform physical labor which requires reaching to full extension, bending at the waist and knees, lifting at least fifty (50) pounds without assistance and a sense of balance sufficient for standing on a ladder of at least six (6) feet in height for an extended time period.

EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION:
• A high school diploma and six months experience; or
• Two years’ experience performing tasks identical to those in the Section on Essential Job Duties.

SALARY:
Determined in accordance with the Housing Authority of the Town of Windsor (HATW) agreement and the annual HATW budget as approved by the HATW Board of Commissioners.



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