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Maintenance Assistant II

Maintenance and Grounds | Greater Los Angeles Area, CA | Full Time

Job Description

About Us:

VOALA

Helping Our Most Vulnerable Change Their Life Stories

Volunteers of America is a non-profit human services organization committed to serving people in need, strengthening families, and building communities.  VOALA provides a variety of social services to Los Angeles area communities such as Head Start programs, Upward Bound college prep programs, veterans’ services, homeless shelters, low-income housing program as well as drug and alcohol rehabilitation. Learn more at www.voala.org.

Maintenance - Corporate

Serving those who serve others.  The Maintenance Department of VOALA is dedicated to providing the highest quality of service to our communities’ most vulnerable by ensuring all residential, office, classroom and other facilities meet all safety and regulatory requirements.

JOB SUMMARY AND PURPOSE

Reporting to a Maintenance Supervisor, the Maintenance Assistant II has responsibility for minor repairs and regular building and grounds maintenance for the assigned complex.  This position requires the ability to work flexible hours, to work independently, and to lead teams on maintenance and repair tasks requiring multiple staff.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 

  • Maintains the interior and exterior of assigned buildings, parking lots and grounds in good condition
  • Performs minor building repairs: carpentry, plumbing, painting, refurbishing and cleaning
  • Assists in major repairs as directed by Maintenance Supervisor or Lead Maintenance Tech
  • Proactively inspects building to prevent maintenance issues, address small problems before they grow
  • Follows daily maintenance checklist provided by supervisor; Assures tools and supplies are stocked and appropriately secured in maintenance store rooms; maintains cleanliness and order of store rooms
  • Checks buildings for any safety concerns; understands and carries out VOALA, federal and other governmental regulations
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must be able to pass a fingerprint clearance, background check, including criminal history, personal references, employment and education verifications

EDUCATION:

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Current California driver's license and clean driving record

EXPERIENCE:

  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in facilities maintenance or construction

KNOWLEDGE:

  • Familiar with full range of construction and repair tools and machines
  • Knowledge of safe use and care of hand and power tools
  • Working knowledge of building codes and quality aspects of building maintenance
  • Working understanding of all areas of property and building maintenance and repair
  • Familiar with preventive maintenance
  • Familiar with OSHA regulations

TECHNOLOGY SKILLS:

  • Basic Microsoft operating system navigation: Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint;

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Able to work with minimal supervision and complete assigned tasks
  • Able to read building plans
  • Able to lead junior members in basic maintenance or repair projects
  • Familiar with and able follow proper techniques, best practices, and safety measures
  • Able to understand written instructions, work orders, and inspection reports
  • Ability to proficiently use an extensive range of maintenance tools and equipment, specifically those needed for major repairs of apartment complex
  • Ability to consistently perform tasks with quality consistent with experience and skills, in a professional and timely manner Ability to safely and successfully perform the essential job functions consistent with the ADA, FMLA, and other federal, state, and local standards, with or without reasonable accommodation, including meeting qualitative and quantitative productivity standards.
  • Ability to maintain regular, punctual attendance consistent with ADA, FMLA, and other federal, state, and local standards.

INTERPERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS:

  • Client- focused, Prompt, collaborative/team player, regular attendance, adaptable, communicator, organized, consistent, compassionate, conflict resolution.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Some training in a Construction Trade specialty (plumbing, electrical, masonry, carpentry, HVAC, etc.)
  • Bilingual (English and Spanish)

VOALA BENEFITS SUMMARY:

  • Choice of 3 medical insurance plans
  • Choice of 2 dental insurance plans (one plan for employee only; has no premium)
  • Vision insurance plan
  • Voluntary Supplemental Coverage
  • Accidental Injury Coverage
  • Hospital Care Coverage
  • Critical Illness Coverage
  • Pet Insurance
  • Paid vacation time
  • Paid sick time
  • 10 company paid holidays
  • Company funded 401a retirement pension plan
  • Optional employee contribution to 403b retirement savings plan
  • Life and AD&D insurance
  • Programs to maintain your health and well-being
  • Employee Assistance Plan (EAP) – (No cost to employee and 100% confidential)
  • Company funded Short-term Disability Insurance (STDI) Insurance
  • Company funded Long-term Disability Insurance (LTD)

Volunteers of America is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex including sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability, protected Veteran Status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law

This employer participates in E-Verify as required by the federal government and will provide the federal government with your Form 1-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S.

If E-Verify cannot confirm that you are authorized to work, this employer is required to give you written instructions and an opportunity to contact Department of Homeland Security (OHS) or Social Security Administration (SSA) so you can begin to resolve the issue before the employer can take any action against you, including terminating your employment.