General Maintenance Coordinator

$43,000 - $46,000 (DOQ)

Full-time, Regular Status, FLSA Non-exempt

(Open until filled)

 

ABOUT CHILDHAVEN

Since 1909 Childhaven has been a leader in serving children and families who have experienced trauma and adversity. In the past few years, we have been adding services and locations, becoming more family and community-focused, and forming high impact partnerships to increase our impact. In June 2020, Childhaven consolidated with Renton Area Youth and Family Services and Art with Heart, which further expanded our capacity to better serve more children and families. By combining our 110+ year legacy of early childhood trauma care with the power and expertise of our new partners, Childhaven is building a continuum of care model that is unlike any other in the Puget Sound Region.

 

Going forward, we are embarking on a new and ambitious strategic plan to strengthen programs, expand impact, and embrace innovation. In the next five years our goals are to double the number of locations and quadruple the number of children and families we are serving - all while developing and strengthening strategic partnerships with other community-based organizations, referral sources, government agencies, and universities. In doing so, we are opening doors to new roles and opportunities within the organization. And that is where you come in.

ABOUT THE ROLE

 

The General Maintenance Coordinator supports the mission of Childhaven by assuring that facilities interior and exterior spaces are clean, orderly, and well-functioning.  You will work closely with the Facilities Manager perform a variety of daily, weekly, and monthly assigned maintenance tasks of a general nature including but not limited to basic electrical, plumbing, and grounds maintenance.  You may also facilitate Vendors' on-site service calls and preventative maintenance visits.  You should have the ability to work independently and be able to travel between multiple locations between Auburn, WA. and Seattle, WA. 

 

Hours are from 7:00 AM to 3:30 PM Monday through Friday.  May involve arriving early, leaving late or working on a Saturday, to accomplish a task that could not be accomplished during regular business hours as needed, or in an emergency as needed or requested by the Facilities Manager.

 

TYPICAL DUTIES INCLUDE:

  • Continually monitor all lighting throughout the facility for proper operation: Change lamps when needed and understand what lamps to use where (wattage-Kelvin rating). Safely change ballasts, install new fixtures, and replace light switches and receptacles as needed.
  • Adjust temperatures and schedules on ‘front end’ computer or thermostat when required: trouble shoot issues, change filters, and facilitate service/maintenance by Vendor.
  • Maintain security systems: arm-disarm and read ‘error’ codes. Know how to change User codes.
  • Understand and know how to operate the Fire Control Systems i.e., reading the panel message and knowing how to find the issue as well as ability to communicate the issue to Manager or Service Vendor.
  • Serve as first point of contact on any alarm events such as fire or burglar. Must be able to determine immediate need and follow up.
  • Perform basic plumbing procedures: unclog/’snake’ drains; repair toilet tanks and sink faucets; replace/adjust hard plumbed wall hung flush valve, replace toilets and caulking.
  • Monitor doors for proper operation including latching, door closer speed/adjustments, and vertical rod adjustments.
  • Change door hardware, including locks as needed as well as understanding key systems and getting keys made.
  • Monitor walls and furnishings for damage to surface and/or stains: clean, patch and/or paint walls and furnishings as required.
  • Ability to cut and install ACT (acoustic ceiling tile) panels to achieve an acceptable finished look.
  • Replace supplies (paper towels, toilet tissue, hand soap, etc.) when needed to augment services provided by outsourced custodial visits.
  • Vacuum and shampoo carpets, clean floors and spot clean halls and elevators as required.
  • Facilitate office moves and order furniture as required: move furniture; dis-assemble and re-assemble modular furnishings; affix items to walls (paintings, whiteboards, clocks, pin-up boards, shelving, etc.); size and install window coverings.
  • Maintain facility grounds by monitoring trees and shrubs to ensure they do not get overgrown. Keep parking lots, sidewalks clean and free of debris. Keep sidewalks and driveways clear of ice and snow when required. Keep toys picked up, monitor play chip depth and order/disperse chips when needed. Monitoring exterior lighting to ensure there are no lights out or dark areas. 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

EDUCATION:

  •  3-5 years in a Commercial Facility Maintenance position or equivalent education.
  • Must be able to bend, push, move and lift up to 50 pounds; stand and walk for extended period; climb ladders; safely work on rooftops; and use hands and fingers to safely utilize various ground keeping and interior cleaning and electrical and power tools (gas or electric powered hedge trimmers, weed eaters, lawn mowers and blowers, vacuum cleaners, etc.) and cleaning equipment.
  • Safely drive 15 passenger van or rental ‘Box Van’ on congested city streets that may be extremely narrow or hilly and on highways: in various and changing hazardous weather, light and traffic.
  • Possess knowledge of safety practices (SDS sheets) and methods; basic requirements of fire and building codes; cleaning methods, including basic methods of cleaning carpets, furniture, walls and fixtures.
  • Have the ability to use cleaning materials, disinfectants and equipment used in custodial work.
  • Can repair, patch, and paint sheetrock walls and patch or repair carpets.
  • Demonstrated ability to read blueprints and schematics to understand locations of key spaces and location of shut-offs, mechanical equipment, electrical panels-switches, etc. as well as the overall structure.
  • Can take initiative and be proactive; research issues and equipment to make repairs; as well as think “outside of the box” to quickly resolve issues.
  • Demonstrated experience utilizing computers and related software (Outlook, Excel and Word) and office equipment to manage work requisitions, work schedule, read and respond to email and independently and accurately complete timesheet.
  • Experience working in a diverse community; can effectively communicate issues and report progress to staff members.
  • Must posses a valid Washington State driver’s license and maintain insurability.

PREFERRED:

  • Certificate in Building Management.
  • Certificate in electrical.
  • Certificate in plumbing. 

 

HOW TO APPLY

Complete the online application and attach a resume and/or cover letter.  Application materials must detail the representative experience and/or education that demonstrates the ability to perform the functions of the job.  This position is open until filled.   

 

We strive to make Childhaven a great place to work by living our values: Teamwork, Equity,

Excellence, Dedication, and Respect. Here’s a little bit about what we offer our staff:

 

  • We offer a comprehensive benefit package including medical, dental and vision insurance. Expanded benefits include a flexible spending account, healthcare reimbursement account, a 403(b) savings program with employer A full listing of benefits is available.
  • Opportunities to attend a wide variety of trainings on clinical and education topics, advocacy and more.
  • We’re dedicated to serving the full range of cultural diversity in our community, and to providing families with care that’s relevant to them and their As a member of Childhaven staff, you’ll be encouraged to contribute to community engagement strategies and to serve on our Racial Equity Team, which makes ongoing recommendations to ensure that our programs and protocols are doing their part to dismantle systemic racism.
Equal Opportunity Employer, including disabled and veterans.