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General Maintenance Person


REPORTS TO: Maintenance Supervisor

LOCATION: Mountlake Terrace


The YWCA Permanent Housing portfolio includes over 800 affordable apartment units and provides a comprehensive continuum of housing and services specifically designed to promote housing stability and self-sufficiency. Housing is an integral part of fulfilling our mission: improving the quality of life for women and their families. We believe that, working together, we can create a community where all families have a safe, stable place to live. 
This maintenance position is responsible for performing day-to-day repairs and maintenance as well as unit turnovers at YWCA Family Village Mountlake Terrace (aka Victorian Woods) and may assist other YWCA maintenance staff at other YWCA properties within Snohomish County. Employee may occasionally perform general grounds maintenance and basic custodial tasks.  

This position has a social justice component that requires critical thinking through the lens of racism and intersections with poverty. Knowing the core principals of antiracism and grounding those principles in everyday work are required job skills and core values. As an equal opportunity employer, we highly encourage people of color to apply.


  • Performs general maintenance and repairs of YWCA properties including plumbing, electrical and aesthetics
  • Provide regular communication with leadership and other maintenance staff
  • Vacant unit turnovers including clean-up, painting, flooring
  • Address and complete maintenance work orders
  • Incorporate the YWCA’s Social Justice Initiative by understanding how racism, sexism, classism and other oppressions intersect and are embedded in institutions.
  • Continue search for understanding of racial, gender and class equity.
  • Adhere to all Volunteer Services protocol relative to volunteer usage, recognition and monitoring.
  • Assure that clients, residents, staff, volunteers and community partners are treated with respect and dignity regardless of race, ethnic background, gender or socioeconomic background.
  • Ability to occasionally respond to emergencies on week-ends, evenings and holidays.

This position description generally describes the principle functions of the position, the level of knowledge and skills typically required and the general scope of responsibility.  It is not intended as a complete list of specific duties and responsibilities and should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements.  Individuals will perform other duties as assigned.


  • Must have a valid Washington State driver’s license and reliable transportation (Monthly Mileage Reimbursement)
  • Working knowledge of building systems, including electrical, lighting, HVAC and plumbing
  • Knowledge of common facility construction, maintenance and repair procedures
  • Ability to multi-task and work under pressure
  • Strong organization and record keeping skills
  • Demonstrate ability and willingness to work as a part of a team as well as independently with minimal supervision
  • Ability to use standard hand and power tools
  • Experience using common computer applications
  • Experience working with communities of color and people from different cultures than your own.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the intersection of racism and poverty
  • Ability to communicate and work with other staff, clients, contractors and residents from a variety of racial, cultural, and economic backgrounds


  • Previous training in building maintenance, safety and general maintenance techniques
  • General knowledge of energy conservation principles
  • Experience working on multi-family housing
  • Experience working with homeless people
  • Experience advancing social and economic justice


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.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  In performing this job, the employee:

  • Continuously and repetitively uses hands and wrists, fingering, handling, grasping, and reaching in using telephones, computers, hand tools, and power tools
  • Frequently stands, walks, kneels, crouches, lay on floors while performing duties
  • Frequently lifts and carries loads weighing up to 50 pounds
  • Frequently drive own vehicle to work sites.
  • Occasionally climbs stairs of multi-level apartment complexes

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


  • Attention to Detail, Customer Service, Discernment/Judgment, Ethics and Integrity, Adaptability, Communication: open, oral and written, Flexibility, Initiative, Quality, Interpersonal Skills, Planning & Organizing (Time Management), Relationship Building, Reliability, Social Justice Advocacy and Technical Expertise


  • Achieving Measurable Results, Collaborative/Partnership and Communication


  • High school diploma or equivalent 


  • Full-time. Monday – Friday during normal business.
  • Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) Classification: Non-exempt
  • Ability to be on-call week-ends, evening, and holidays.
  • Grade 16.  $17.52 - $19.00 DOE
  • Excellent benefits 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: Send resume  & cover letter to Please include where you found this posting in your application.

CLOSING DATE: Open until filled. 

The YWCA of Seattle | King | Snohomish is an equal opportunity employer