Sep 21, 2022

Maintenance Technician

$17.00 - $19.00 hourly
  • HOW Inc
  • 1607 West Howard Street, Chicago, IL, USA
Full-time Technician - General Maintenance or Service

Job Description

POSITION TITLE:              Maintenance Technician 

CLASSIFICATION:             Exempt

REPORTS TO:                    Property Manager


POSITON DESCRIPTION: This position provides Janitorial services, preventative maintenance, general repairs and apartment turnovers. The position serves as a vital link between HOW’s property management team and HOW clients/building residents to ensure a high standard of cleanliness, customer service and hazard-free environment.


Duties and Responsibilities

  • Maintain all five HOW owned residential properties primarily located in Rogers Park and Evanston.
  • Ability to perform general repairs in the building and apartments.
  • Flexible, reliable and consistent in delivering high quality services and communication.
  • Relate professionally with vendors, residents and co-workers.
  • Work in conjunction with the all members of the Housing Department to ensure effective communication.
  • Actively participate in Housing Team Meetings, and other relevant HOW meetings and events.
  • Complete other duties as assigned.


Knowledge and Skills:

  • Good judgement, organizational and prioritization skills.
  • Knowledge of basic building maintenance through training or experience.
  • Technical training in building trade preferred.
  • Critical thinker and problem solver.
  • Excellent Interpersonal skills and able to be an effective team member.
  • Knowledge of homelessness and housing issues.
  • Comfortable working with a diverse group of people including homeless, LGBT, disabled and protected classes.


Education and Experience Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent required.
  • Residential property maintenance experience.


Essential Functions Include:

·        Able to lift a minimum of 25lbs and walk up and down stairs

·        Must possess a valid driver’s license, reliable vehicle and proof of automobile insurance

·        Must pass applicable background checks


STARTING SALARY $17-$19/hour                                                           WORK SCHEDULE: Full-time


DAYS: Variable, Monday through Friday, some weekends              HOURS: 9am-5pm


HOW is an Affirmative Action, equal-opportunity employer. This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive, and employees shall perform other duties as appropriate.  HOW reserves the right to revise or change job duties as needed. This job description does not constitute a written or implied contract of employment.    

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