Maintenance Worker- Part-time

Way Back Inn
Job Description
JOB TITLE:  Maintenance Worker – Part-time (~15-20 hours per week)
LOCATION:  South King County
REPORTS TO:  Program Manager/Way Back Inn Board of Directors
CLOSES:  Open until filled
POSITION SUMMARY
Newly created part-time maintenance position – this role will manage residential maintenance needs for Way Back Inn’s 10 transitional housing units.  Currently all maintenance responsibilities are managed by volunteers and these volunteers will continue to be a resource for the maintenance person to assist with on-boarding and knowledge transition.  Approximately 15-20 hours per week.  Flexibility with work schedule however, it’s critical the required maintenance needs are met on a timely basis. 
WAY BACK INN OVERVIEW
Way Back Inn is a highly-respected, non-profit organization in South King County that provides transitional housing to homeless families with children, while helping them to rebuild their lives, dignity, and self-confidence. We provide safe, comfortable housing so parents have time to work on issues impeding their self-sufficiency, while knowing their children have a safe place to sleep at night and a nearby school to attend. We also work to prevent homelessness by offering one-time rental and utility assistance to families in danger of losing their homes.
Way Back Inn has 10 units that are in Renton, Kent & Tukwila. Currently we only have 1 full-time and 1 part-time employee – our program is run primarily by volunteers which ensures majority of the revenue is spent on helping homeless families.  
JOB RESPONSIBILITIES
• Use basic carpentry, plumbing, and electrical skills for the general maintenance and repairs of our units.
• Perform routine preventive maintenance on units (check fire alarms, clean vents, ensure property is free of hazards etc.)
• Assist with renovation projects and with non-routine unit preparations.
• Prepare project details & supplies list for group volunteers (e.g. provide Program Manager with list of specific tasks that can be done by a volunteer group and ensure all supplies are ready and prepped for the group volunteer event.
• Able to work:
o independently
o with Way Back Inn volunteers and,
o when needed, assist with supervision and managing of group volunteers.
• Assist with referring resident concerns to Program Manager.
• Provide weekly updates to Program Manager & Properties Committee on maintenance activities.
• Provide maintenance status updates to the Board of Directors on a monthly basis.
• Seek to provide residents with a safe, positive and sanitary environment.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
• Two years prior maintenance experience – specifically carpentry, plumbing, and electrical repair knowledge.
• Motivated individual with ability to work independently or as part of a team.
• Great customer service and positive attitude a must.
• Highly organized; capable of taking personal initiative in a project as needed, making sure all work is completed and of high quality.
• Ability to lift and carry up to 50 lbs.
• Good communication skills – verbal and written
• Project management skills – ability to manage group volunteer events and proactively partner with Program Manager to ensure success of events
• Basic computer skills, including email, Google products & Microsoft Office suite (Word & Excel).
• Dependable, self-motivated individual with a stable work history.
DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS
• HVAC knowledge and experience.
POSITION REQUIREMENTS
Candidates selected for this position must:
• Pass a criminal history background check prior to employment with Way Back Inn.
• Have reliable transportation and be able to meet all traveling requirements of the position.
• Possess and maintain a valid Washington State driver's license, the appropriate amount of automobile insurance, and a safe driving record, if utilizing a personal or Company-owned vehicle in the performance of job duties associated with this position.
APPLICATION PROCESS
Qualified applicants should respond by sending their resume and cover letter which should include work schedule request/requirements and salary requirements to:
Tonya Ward, Program Manager
Tonya@way-back-inn.org | P.O. Box 621 | Renton, WA 98057
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