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Facility Technician

LOCATION: King County

REPORTS TO: SIS Facilities Manager

STATUS: Temporary through 12/31/2017


The Facilities Technician is responsible directly and through others for the operation, repair, and maintenance of the primary building systems installed in King County housing sites. The Facilities Technician identifies, troubleshoots, and takes necessary corrective action to repair and maintain critical building systems. This position should also have knowledge of commonly used concepts, practices, and procedures in the facility maintenance field, as well as follow instructions and pre-established guidelines to perform the functions of the job. 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.


  • Implement and perform routine preventive maintenance tasks for various SIS division buildings
  • Respond to service requests and perform repairs for YWCA housing clients and staff
  • Work in conjunction with SIS Facilities Manager in maintaining general SIS facilities upkeep
  • When required, assist with restoration of vacated residential units or other SIS program sites
  • Local travel to various sites is required
  • Implement all work by incorporating the YWCA’s Social Justice Initiative by understanding how racism, sexism, classism and other oppressions intersect and are embedded in all institutions and systems. Recognize that solving racism is the root of how we understand and heal from these –isms.
  • Show demonstrated ability to interact with people of different cultures.
  • Continue search for understanding of racial, gender and class equity.
  • Adhere to all Volunteer Services protocol relative to volunteer usage, recognition and monitoring. Work alongside volunteers, where applicable. Understand where internalized oppressions (superiority and inferiority) play a role in volunteer and client interaction and know ways to address these oppressions from a solutions-based perspective.
  • Assure that volunteers are treated with respect and dignity regardless of race, ethnic background, gender or socioeconomic background. Understand how racism has played a role in defining what respect and dignity is and use racial equity and multiracial perspectives when teaming with volunteer.
  • Other duties as required


  • Knowledge of common facility construction, maintenance and repair procedures
  • Minimum of three years experience in facility repair and maintenance with a concentration in one of the following fields; electrical, mechanical, plumbing or carpentry
  • Ability to communicate and work with other staff, clients, and contractors from a variety of racial, cultural, and economic backgrounds
  • Experience working with communities of color
  • Demonstrated understanding of the intersection of racism and poverty
  • Ability to multi-task and work under pressure
  • Proficient in the use of standard hand and power tools
  • MUST have reliable automobile, insurance and valid WSDL
  • Core Competencies: Customer Service, Personal Credibility, Planning & Organizing, Reliability, Service, Adaptability, Fostering Diversity, Social Justice Advocacy

PHYSICAL DEMANDS OF THIS JOB: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an individual to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. In performing this job, the employee:

  • Frequently stands and walks in performing duties
  • Continuously uses hands and wrists, fingering, handling, grasping, and reaching in using telephones, hand tools, power tools and lifting and or hauling of donated or unwanted  items
  • Frequently lifts and carries loads weighing up to 50 pounds using proper lifting techniques
  • Frequently pushes and or pulls up to ten pounds
  • Occasionally climbs ladders to perform repair and maintenance work
  • Employee may be exposed to unpleasant fumes and odors
  • Employee may require to work outdoors in various weather conditions
  • Employee in this position will be required to bend, reach, walk, and stand for extended periods

* Continuously over 80% time, Frequently 20-80% time, and Occasionally under 20% time


  • Full time, 40 hours per week, on-call week-ends, evening, and holidays
  • Temporary position through 12/31/2017
  • Salary $18.00 per hour
  • Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) Classification: Non-exempt
  • Excellent benefit package including medical insurance, retirement plan, plus generous vacation, holiday and sick leave plans
  • At the time of hire, employees may choose to voluntarily enroll in the Fidelity 403b Plan.  Typically after two years of employment, employees are eligible to participate in the YWCA Retirement Fund.

TO APPLY: Please submit your resume and cover letter to

CLOSING DATE: This position will remain open until filled.

YWCA Seattle|King|Snohomish is an Equal Opportunity Employer