Grand Rapids Housing Commission
Employment Opportunity

Maintenance Technician

Posting date: April 30, 2024

Starting hourly rate: $22.10 - $23.45, plus benefits

Job Overview

The Maintenance Technician is responsible for the maintenance of buildings, facilities, grounds and light equipment. This position performs carpentry, electrical, plumbing, welding and general repairs. This position contributes to the agency receiving a satisfactory rating on HUD agency scoring systems.

Duties and Responsibilities Include:
  • Diagnoses problems and makes general repairs to the interior/exterior of buildings and facilities in the fields of plumbing, carpentry, electrical, mechanical and related trades.
  • Assists in inspecting damage to Commission-owned properties. May make determinations regarding tenant responsibility for repairs and work with supervisor to assess tenant charges according to the Commission protocol.
  • Performs rough carpentry work, including installation/repair of entry doors, sliding doors, interior doors and interior framing and/or repair of wall partitions, installation of wall gypsum board and building insulation.
  • Makes repairs and adjustments to various appliances and equipment (furnaces, dishwashers, stoves, water heaters, refrigerators, electric motors, smoke detectors, etc.) and replaces appliances and equipment when necessary.
  • High school diploma or GED.
  • Three years of experience or training in building construction or maintenance, or in the repair or maintenance of mechanical equipment.
  • Knowledge of local codes applicable to the specialty that may include building codes, electrical codes, or requirements of ADA or Section 504 of the Housing and Rehabilitation Act.
  • Knowledge of the trade skills, methods, materials, tools and equipment used in maintaining dwelling and non-dwelling facilities.
  • Knowledge of occupational hazards and applicable safety precautions of the assigned work.
  • Ability to read shop drawings, specifications, schematics and technical documents as appropriate.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, orally and in writing.
  • Ability to operate computer equipment and software systems applicable to the position.
Why Should You Apply?
  • Competitive salary
  • Top benefits (medical, dental, vision)
  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Professional development
  • Growth opportunities
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Employee Assistance Program
How to Apply

Apply online using the required Employment Application form. Click PDF of Employment Application to download a printable copy of the form. To request a mailed copy of the Employment Application form, contact the Grand Rapids Housing Commission at (616) 235‑2600.

Applications will be accepted online, by mail, or via email at Mailed forms should be sent to: Grand Rapids Housing Commission, 1420 Fuller Avenue SE, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49507.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled

An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/E-Verify Employer