Maintenance Technician II

Seattle, WA
Administration and Finance – Facilities /
Full-Time /
Why work with YWCA Seattle King Snohomish?
YWCA SKS is the region’s largest non-profit organization with a 120+ year legacy, focused on the needs of women, with programs serving 7,000 people each year. When you work with YWCA, you make a difference.
We’re women and BIPOC-led, family-centered, and supportive of employees. As a full-time YWCA employee (30+ hours), you’ll enjoy a benefits package including medical insurance, generous vacation, holiday, sick leave plans, and an outstanding retirement plan. Put your passion for racial equity and social justice to work – apply today!

What You'll Do

YWCA owns and manages over twenty buildings in King & Snohomish County. The Facilities Technician will be responsible for maintaining multiple aspects of facility maintenance for the diverse portfolio of YWCA buildings. You will also use a variety of skills to perform common duties which assure the safety of our tenants and staff. You will help oversee the general and detailed maintenance program as well as working closely with fellow staff and vendors to provide critical coordination, communication and information for the safe and efficient functioning of facilities and housing.​

This position has a social justice component that will require critical thinking around how the external systems impact the work that we are doing through the lens of racism and intersections with poverty. Knowing the core principals of antiracism work and grounding those principles in everyday work, as well as working well in non-white environments and championing anti-racism policy, are required job skills and core values. As an equal opportunity employer, we highly encourage people of color to apply.

Expectations of your role:

    • Complete work orders within the expected timeframe. Track and record process.
    • Assist when needed with painting, drywall, plumbing repairs, troubleshoot electrical, ballast changing, cleaning, rekeying, light carpentry repairs and general repairs to all building systems of common areas.
    • Assist and support in the administration of all maintenance related functions including tracking of inventory, data entry, and maintaining safety records within YWCA documents.
    • Assist the Ops Manager in all aspects of the community’s physical upkeep, common grounds, areas, keeping areas clean and safe for all residents and employees.
    • Assist in scheduling or performing proper testing, regular inspections, and maintenance of community and preventative maintenance inspections (PMIs) in units including pumps, boilers, fire control systems, elevators, backup generators, smoke, and carbon monoxide detector systems in units. Oversee contractors when professional services and repairs are necessary.
    • Promptly available to on-call responses to after-hours building emergencies 
    • Ensure all communication projects, messages and requests are within the overall strategy and aligned with company-wide messaging throughout YWCA.
    • Develops and maintains positive relationships with co-workers, volunteers, vendors, residents, and clients.
    • Obtains and reviews price quotes for the procurement of parts and services for projects.
    • Continues search for understanding of racial, gender and class equity.
    • Assures that clients, staff, volunteers and community partners are treated with respect and dignity regardless of race, ethnic background, gender or socioeconomic background. 

Must have's to be successful:

    • 2-3 Years' experience of HANDS-ON facility maintenance or building trades
    • Basic computer skills that can operate under work order Apps
    • Self-motivated team player that can work effectively and diplomatically with site personnel and supervisors
    • General knowledge of building and mechanical systems
    • Knowledge and experience working with a variety of power and hand tools
    • Possess the ability to troubleshoot and solve problems
    • Verbal and written communication skills
    • Basic understanding of carpentry, cabinetry, painting, and drywall
    • Ability to meet deadlines, manage multiple complex tasks, and maintain composure under pressure
    • Able to travel between YWCA locations on a regular basis
    • Valid Washington State driver’s license, reliable transportation, and insurance required

Hours, Rate, and Benefits

    • Hourly Rate: $29.00 - $30.00
    • Hours: 40
    • Excellent benefits package including medical insurance, retirement plan, plus generous vacation, holiday, and sick leave plans
    • At the time of hire, employees may enroll voluntarily in the Fidelity 403b Plan
    • After two years of employment, employees are eligible to participate in the YWCA Retirement Fund

Physical Requirements

    • Continuously exchanges information through listening and talking with clients, agency staff, representatives of community organizations and other individuals in the community
    • Frequently stands, walks, sits and climbs in performing duties in the workspace and in the community
    • Frequently lifts and carries up to 50 lbs. of equipment and storage boxes; occasionally up to 100lbs.
    • Frequently kneels, bends, pushes and pulls.
    • Frequently climbs stairs of multi-level apartment complexes

YWCA encourages applicants with a variety of experiences to apply!

At YWCA, we recognize that lived expertise is a powerful asset. This refers to the insights, knowledge, and skills developed by those who have navigated systems and experienced inequity.

Valuing lived expertise helps build trust with program participants, develop culturally responsive programs, and break down barriers to equity. It enriches our collective understanding and enhances our ability to serve communities that are furthest from opportunity.

Vaccination Requirement
All new hires must be vaccinated in accordance with CDC guidelines before their first day of employment.

Mental Health Considerations
All employees of the YWCA interact with clients who have experienced or are experiencing trauma in various forms, including but not limited to, racial trauma, domestic violence, sexual violence, homelessness, unemployment, and financial hardship. As a result, employees are at risk of secondary trauma. We encourage employees to seek support inside and outside the workplace and maintain self-care routines.

Equal Opportunity Employment
YWCA Seattle King Snohomish is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  To read more about this, view the EEO is the Law Poster and this EEO is the Law Poster Supplement.

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