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 Job Announcement: Maintenance Mechanic








POSITION TITLE:  Maintenance Mechanic


DEPARTMENT:   Public Housing


SALARY:    $33,000


DATE POSTED:   5/30/19




FLSA CLASS:   Non-Exempt


Duties and Responsibilities:


Responsible for general maintenance of MHA’s housing developments and grounds. Performs major carpentry, electrical, and plumbing repairs and other general repairs in response to service requests and inspections of units at assigned housing developments.  Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:


  1. Makes daily rounds of housing developments and grounds to identify maintenance needs and remove trash and discarded items.


  1. Repairs or replaces wiring and parts for electrical outlets, switches, light fixtures, and breaker switches/fuses.  Checks for and repairs gas leaks.


  1. Repairs or replaces plumbing fixtures and fittings, showers, leaky faucets, clogged drains and sewer lines, damaged toilet, sinks, and water cutoffs.


  1. Makes carpentry repairs/replacements to damaged walls, roofs, woodwork, floors, gutters and downspouts, windows, cabinets, door bells, peepholes and clothes lines.  May perform painting functions as part of “make ready” procedures.


  1. Makes or reinforces and installs/replaces window and door screens; door knobs and deadbolt locks.


  1. Repairs or replaces tile floors, various appliances and equipment including refrigerators, gas and electric stoves, heaters, electric motors, water heaters, and smoke detectors.


  1. Assists in training other maintenance personnel.


  1. Works on emergency work orders after normal work hours when is “On-Call” duty.


  1. Must assist management with all developmental responsibilities (i.e. PHAS).


  1. Performs administrative duties such as processing work orders and preparing written forms for vehicle usage, gas, mileage, and inspections.


  1. Performs other duties as assigned.


 Qualifications and Knowledge:


  1. Graduation from High School or GED equivalent supplemented by technical level courses in mechanical, electrical, or building trades; one to two years of experience in the maintenance and repair of building structures, household appliances, plumbing fixtures, and heating and air conditioning equipment; or any combination of training, education and experience which provides the required knowledge, and abilities.  Journeyman level skill in at least one trade required.


  1. Working knowledge of techniques, methods, materials, and equipment used in plumbing, carpentry, and electrical repairs, and in the repair of household appliances, and heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems.


  1. High degree of skill in one or more trade crafts and working knowledge of all maintenance crafts.


  1. Knowledge of the occupational hazards and applicable safety precautions of the assigned work.


  1. Skilled in the use of various hand and power tools and test equipment.


  1. Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.


  1. Ability to compute measurements.


  1. Ability to perform building maintenance tasks of varying difficulty with limited supervision.


  1. Ability to work in hazardous and adverse conditions, as well as cramped quarters and high places.


  1. Ability to read and understand moderately complex repair manuals, and instructions/warning on cleaning agents, write service requests, maintenance reports, and inspection reports.


  1. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with tenants, co-workers, and persons outside the Authority.


  1. Bondability.


  1. Valid Alabama driver’s license, or must acquire one within 30 days of employment.


  1. Eligibility to be covered under the Authority’s fleet auto insurance.


Supervision Received and Given:


The employee receives instructions primarily from the Property Manager.  Normally, the employee plans and carries out work activities with minimal supervision and resolves problems that arise with assistance.  The employee receives specific instructions when problems are brought to the attention of the supervisor and/or when the supervisor is contacted by the employee for direction.  The employee’s work is reviewed for conformity to organizational policies, regulations and attainment of objectives. 


The employee gives instructions to new maintenance employees which are usually specific, unless an unusual situation or problem has arisen.




The employee follows established policies and procedures, traditional practices and specific guidelines.  Guidelines cover most situations, but the employee may occasionally be required to use independent judgment in making decisions.  In other cases not covered by guidelines, the employee may consult the supervisor for assistance.




Work performed by the employee is mostly routine and repetitive in nature.  Occasionally, some complex tasks may require the exercise of personal judgment in making decisions on accomplishing assigned work.


Scope and Effect:


The employee’s work primarily impacts the housing developments of MHA and its tenants.  Successful accomplishment of duties by the employee will result in MHA’s ability to provide safe, sanitary housing to its tenants.


Personal Contacts:


Contacts are primarily with other Authority employees, federal, state, and local governmental officials and representatives, and community agencies.  The employee has contact with architects, engineers, consultants, contractors, and Authority residents. The primary purpose of contacts is to obtain, give or clarify information, plan and provide assistance, and resolve problems.  Contacts are normally cooperative, however, they may be occasionally antagonistic, unresponsive, or uncooperative contacts


Physical Demands:


Work involves climbing ladders, stooping, kneeling, standing for long periods and walking around sites.  Physical demands include the ability to operate a variety of carpentry, electrical, and plumbing equipment, tools, and machines; Ability to work/inspect in wet, damp, hot, cold, or dusty places; Ability to stoop and kneel in order to gain access to work areas.  Ability to move or carry objects or materials such as sinks, counter tops, solid core and metal doors, debris, floor tile, fan motors and other HVAC parts, etc.; Ability to handle ranges and refrigerators using appliance hand-trucks; and the ability to lift objects up to 40 pounds from ground to overhead.


Work Environment:


Work involves inherently hazardous or physically demanding working conditions.  Works around and with light motorized equipment, power and hand tools; works with chemical compounds; works with electricity; works with pesticides and herbicides; works in confined spaces; works indoors and outdoors and is exposed to weather extremes.  The employee may occasionally be subject to electrical shock hazards, dangerous heights, dangerous chemicals, and skin irritants (e.g. cleaning solutions, solvents, and insecticides).  The employee may be required to use goggles, gloves, safety boots, masks, lumbar support belts, and other safety equipment.



















The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.

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