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Maintenance Mechanic

Are you an experienced residential Maintenance Mechanic that has a knack for problem solving and repairing homes while providing excellent customer service to tenants? Do you thrive in a dynamic environment where no two days are the same? If so, you might be a good fit for our Maintenance Mechanic position!

The Vancouver Housing Authority (VHA) works closely with local governments and other community partners throughout Clark County to address issues of affordable housing and homelessness and help families break the cycle of poverty. The Maintenance Mechanic performs basic work in the maintenance and repair of assigned residential units and/or office buildings. This position determines the level of repair necessary and performs a variety of tasks involving the use of tools and materials of several recognized crafts including plumbing, carpentry, and other related trades.

Your skills and experience will support our mission as you:

  • Respond to requests for service, determine what is needed to complete the requests. Purchases, places orders, and monitor supplies to meet service needs.
  • Perform basic repairs on toilets, faucets, and drains; unplugs toilets and drains; and perform other plumbing work.
  • Perform basic repairs on doors and jams; replace broken windows; replace damaged floor tile; repair screens; change and repair locks; repair countertops and cabinets; and perform other carpentry work.
  • Perform basic repairs on refrigerators, stoves, and garbage disposals; tests and cleans smoke detectors; re-lamps light fixtures; cleans and repairs furnaces; tests and adjusts fans, motors, heaters, fire alarm systems and electrical generators; checks water treatment systems; and performs other electrical work.
  • Paint, glaze, soft tile laying, and masonry work in vacant or occupied resident units as assigned. Paint walls and fixtures as required.
  • Perform and assist with occupied unit inspections: Move-in, Annual, Preventative, Section 8 and Housing and Urban Development (HUD)/outside VHA required inspections.
  • Assist with defining the scope of work details, obtaining bids in accordance with VHA procurement policy. Forward packets/info to Property Manager. Determine and/or make recommendations regarding necessary level of repair, most cost-effective options, and whether replacement is required.
  • Educate residents regarding VHA, HUD, and city building requirements and enforce codes and regulations.
  • Responds to emergency repair requests. Assists with lock-outs of residents and programming of entry systems.
  • Cover areas as needed: grounds, janitorial, etc. Retrieve maintenance messages and respond according to department established response times
  • Work with and in software to check work orders, close work orders, add charges, document/track equipment/inventory, etc.
  • Recommend and assist with capital needs improvements and operating budget. May assist with parking and parking lot compliance. May be asked to assist with guiding towing contractors to appropriate call-out location.
  • Assists with sign/notice delivery/posting, as needed.

Pay and Benefits

  • The starting salary for this position is $28.88 per hour. The full salary range for this position is $28.88 - $36.96 per hour.
  • Full-time, non-exempt, union-represented position that is also part of an on-call rotation providing emergency maintenance after hours and on weekends.
  • Medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short-term and long-term disability insurance.
  • Benefits package also includes 9.39% paid into WA PERS by employer, 12 company paid holidays, and generous paid time off and separate sick time accrual.
  • Meaningful work that addresses affordable housing and homelessness in our community.


  • At least two years' experience in residential construction or building maintenance including carpentry, plumbing, painting, or mechanical trades work (required).
  • Experience and expertise in more than one trade strongly preferred.
  • A valid driver’s license and meet VHA auto insurance requirements.

A cover letter and resume are required when applying for this position. For more information on the Vancouver Housing Authority please visit our website at Please note, those candidates deemed to best match our requirements will be contacted for an interview. We do not discuss application status during the selection process. Applications will be reviewed as they come in.

The VHA provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applications for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as covered veteran in accordance with federal, state, and local laws.

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Job Details

$28.88 per hour
Job Location
Vancouver, WA
In-person only
Experience Level
Mid Level
Education Requirement
No Education Required

Company Info

Company Name
Vancouver Housing Authority
2500 Main Street, Vancouver, WA 98660