Maintenance Technician

Do you believe in the value of teamwork and service to others?  Let’s talk! Community Housing Initiatives is seeking an energetic full-time Maintenance Technician to enhance service to our residents and properties in the Sioux City area.  
The mission of Community Housing Initiatives is to grow and build opportunities for vibrant and resilient communities—and it starts with YOU, our team member.

Skills, Knowledge & Personal Characteristics
General apartment maintenance experience, knowledge of appliance repair, light carpentry, plumbing and electrical knowledge, knowledge of safety procedures, safety conscious, steady and dependable, ability to work with pressure of deadlines, and ability to respond to after hour and weekend emergencies.
Summary of Functions:
Responsible for maintaining the physical condition and appearance of the sites. Organize, coordinate and manage the overall maintenance programs including exterior property appearance, timely work order service, quality make-ready program, and cost-effective inventory control of the property. Required to be “on call” 24 hours as needed. 
1.) Perform minor and routine maintenance/repair in a timely and professional manner.  Accurately document work performed on work order, including parts and return to the maintenance coordinator by the end of day. Complete work orders in the same timely fashion. Follow-up on completed work orders to ensure satisfaction. Follow-up on incomplete work orders.
2.) Promote good public relations with residents, co-workers, and company staff through great “people” attitude and resident trust. Always display a friendly and courteous attitude towards residents and other employees.
3.) Inspect vacated apartments and complete make-ready checklist. Inform maintenance coordinator of needed services and repairs. Routinely perform duties to restore apartments to “make-ready” status.
4.) Complete special projects as may be assigned and prioritized by the maintenance coordinator.
5.) Inspect exterior of the property. Perform building and common area upkeep on a daily basis in accordance with company standards. Assist in keeping grounds neat and free of litter.
6.) Assist with the completion of preventative maintenance. Maintain accurate records and provide resident training as required.
7) Perform effective emergency maintenance (after hours) as required.
8) Verify maintenance objectives with the maintenance coordinator daily.
1.Experience in apartment maintenance and light construction.
2.Knowledge to identify electrical and plumbing repair needs and ensure the proper contractors are contacted and the work completed.
3.Strong time management and organizational skills.
4.Computer experience helpful.
5.Ability to perform moderate heavy physical work, exerting up to 80-100 pounds of force on occasion up to 30 pounds frequently, and up to 5-15 pounds constantly, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, grasping, including duties requiring repetitive motion skills.
Must have dependable vehicle to transport tools and equipment to job sites. Must provide proof of liability insurance and valid driver’s license for same.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the person assigned to this position.  Essential duties are intended to describe those functions essential to the performance of this job, and “other” duties include those that are incidental or secondary to the overall purpose of this job.
This job description does not state or imply that the above are the only duties and responsibilities assigned to this position.  Employees holding this position will be required to perform any job related duties requested by management.  All requirements are subject to possible modification or reasonably accommodate individuals with a disability. 

CHI is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug-Free Workplace. Applicants must pass a criminal history background check.  We offer a competitive salary, and benefits—including participation in IPERS.

Interested applicants, please send a copy of your resume to