Maintenance Technician

Coquille, OR
Full Time
Umpqua Community Property Management
Mid Level

NeighborWorks Umpqua is a rural-focused housing and community development corporation committed to promoting opportunity for all. We will do this by providing quality housing, community development, property management, financial services, education, and advocacy in order to attain economic, social and environmental sustainability, and equity.

We are looking for a Facilities Technician that will assist in improving and maintaining the utility of the buildings in the NWU portfolio by regularly servicing capital assets, commercial and industrial appliances, and areas inside or around the buildings.   The Facilities Technician is a critical part of the NWU team and represents the organization to the public through their work and interactions with our clients and community partners. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Perform routine building maintenance to maintain, preserve and extend the life of existing facilities and assets in coordination with any external contractors/service providers.
  • Perform and/or manage maintenance of building life-safety and security alarm systems, as well as systems for items such as heating, ventilation, air conditioning, plumbing, electrical and lighting.
  • Coordination with external vendors for maintenance of facilities, emergency restoration, utilities, and telephone/internet connectivity.
  • Minor repair, removing, or moving of furniture or equipment.
  • On-call response to building emergencies and restoration management.
  • Purchase needed supplies and materials.
  • Learns appropriate strategic goals, strives to attain associated objectives, and communicates relevancy of goals and objectives to management.
  • Work collaboratively and cooperatively with NeighborWorks Umpqua, Umpqua Community Property Management, Heartwood Resources, and any other NWU subsidiaries or partner affiliates, including third party maintenance crews, as needed.
  • Preform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Possess a valid Oregon Driver’s License with a driving history that is acceptable with corporate insurance provider.
  • Two years’ experience in residential housing maintenance, property maintenance and/or construction trades.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Ability, willingness, and sensitivity to working with a diverse population.
  • Sound judgment, excellent assessment, and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work effectively in teams or independently.
  • Dependability, initiative, and follow-through.
  • Strong communication and organizational skills.
  • Ability to effectively manage time and paperwork.
  • Excellent customer service mind-set & resolution skills.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with property management, tenants, and other staff both written and verbally.
  • PC or Mobile computer skills with working knowledge of Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat, and Web-based applications.

Physical Requirements and Work Environment:

  • Ability to perform medium to heavy work involving sitting, standing, walking, lifting up to 75 pounds and lifting equipment.
  • Ability to use a variety of hand and power tools necessary to perform mechanical, carpentry, electrical, plumbing, and other building repairs and maintenance work.
  • Ability to operate a variety of landscape equipment including a lawn mower, weed eater, blower, shovels, rakes, etc.
  • Ability to move objects, occasionally requiring the exertion of considerable force.
  • Ability to drive motor vehicles, including trucks and maintain good driving record.
  • Ability to operate office equipment such as personal computer, printer/fax, and calculator.
  • Ability to coordinate eyes, hands, and fingers in performing maintenance tasks, word processing, writing, reading, and similar tasks.
  • Ability to exert physical effort involving climbing stairs, moving from one area to another or standing/sitting for periods of time.
  • Visual acuity necessary to inspect buildings and review documents.
  • Hearing acuity sufficient to use a telephone and communicate with residents and staff.
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