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Maintenance Technician

Mercy Haven

This is a Full-time position in Islip Terrace, NY posted June 9, 2021.

Maintenance TechnicianMercy Haven of Islip Terrace, NY, is looking to hire a Maintenance Technician to help keep roofs over vulnerable Long Islanders’ heads. Are you a handy person with a heart for service and a positive, can-do attitude? Are you looking for a handyperson job that will provide you with steady work, a steady paycheck, and medical benefits?This position starts at $16.50/hr. We offer generous benefits, including medical coverage requiring a very low employee contribution, free vision coverage, free dental coverage, a 403b plan, and company-paid training.ABOUT MERCY HAVEN, INC.Tonight more than 3,000 Long Islanders, including nearly 1,500 children, will have no place to sleep. Some live with mental illness. Some suffer chronic substance abuse. Most want to get back on their feet, find jobs, join a community, but don’t know where to begin. Since 1985, Mercy Haven, a non-sectarian, not-for-profit corporation, has been on a mission to acknowledge the dignity and potential of people who are homeless, living with mental illness, or living in poverty by providing housing, advocacy, education, and life skills development.Every single one of our employees plays an essential part in this mission. We are committed to providing numerous opportunities for our staff’s continuing education and growth, both professionally and personally. We take pride in having top professionals in their respective fields. We offer competitive salaries and great benefits.A DAY IN THE LIFE AS A MAINTENANCE TECHNICIANAs a Maintenance Technician for Mercy Haven, you arrive each morning determined to ensure that our residents have safe, warm homes in good repair. You support the Director of Facilities Maintenance by helping with the upkeep of our dozens of properties used for residential housing. You monitor them to ensure that they are maintained in safe, decent, and sanitary conditions by conducting building inspections as scheduled.You perform a wide range of maintenance tasks involving general home maintenance such as repairing and maintaining appliances, fixing windows & doors, tiling, carpeting, stripping & waxing floors, painting, spackling, and cabinetry work, power washing, and landscaping. In addition to repair and replacement projects, you ensure that regular maintenance is performed to keep everything in working order. You take pride in preparing apartments and grounds for new tenants. You are organized and keep records of scheduled maintenance procedures.You also get to interact with people as part of your job. You communicate and coordinate with outside contractors. You work with volunteers and residents whenever possible. You also teach residents and staff how to maintain appliances and grounds. Each shift brings a combination of daily checklists, occasional tasks, and unexpected surprises. You love that you are never bored!And, most of all, you feel great about the important part you play in changing people’s lives!MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN QUALIFICATIONS* High school diploma or equivalent* Relevant work experience in maintenance, home repair, or as a handyman or handywoman* Valid driver’s license and clean driving record (up to 3 points)* ACCESS TO OWN TOOLS* Ability to perform roof repairs up to 2 stories and lift heavy objects* The maintenance technician comes to us with skills in at least two of the following disciplines: sheetrocking and spackling, painting, landscaping, home repair, appliance repair, tiling, cabinetry, carpentry, etc., a knowledge of the basics of electric and plumbing.Do you have good interpersonal skills? Do you enjoy mentoring and teaching others? Are you reliable? Are you well-groomed and able to present yourself professionally? Do you have good communication skills, both written and verbal? Can you write legibly? Are you conscientious about following policies and procedures and concerned with safety? Are you respectful of others and their possessions? If so, then you might be perfect for this job!WORK SCHEDULEThis is a full-time, M-F, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm job. But it also requires being on-call for emergency maintenance requests according to an on-call schedule.ARE YOU READY TO JOIN OUR TEAM?If you feel that you would be the right person for this job, please fill out our 3-minute, mobile-friendly application so that we can review your information. We look forward to meeting you!MERCY HAVEN WAS NAMED A NEWSDAY TOP WORKPLACE FOR 2018, 2019, AND 2020MERCY HAVEN IS COMMITTED TO A POLICY OF EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY AND WILL NOT DISCRIMINATE AGAINST AN APPLICANT OR EMPLOYEE ON THE BASIS OF RACE, RELIGION, GENETIC PREDISPOSITION, CREED, COLOR, NATIONAL ORIGIN, ANCESTRY, SEX, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, AGE, MARITAL STATUS, VETERAN STATUS, DOMESTIC VIOLENCE VICTIM STATUS, DISABILITY OR ANY OTHER PROTECTED CATEGORY UNDER APPLICABLE LAW.

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