Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia has an opening for a Maintenance Technician, a crucial member of our facilities team.  

Position Purpose

The Maintenance Technician assists the Facilities Manager in maintaining the physical integrity of the building, the grounds and office space as well as the common areas. This involves ensuring a safe, secure and comfortable working environment for employees, tenants, and visitors. The Maintenance Technician will carry out assigned duties in a safe manner, and in addition to the duties described herein, will perform other duties as requested by the Facilities Manager and when applicable, the Chief Operating Officer. The Maintenance Technician must provide exceptional customer service while assessing and repairing the property.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Must be knowledgeable of pertinent laws and applicable regulations including, but not limited to EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) and OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Act) regulations governing proper storage and management of hazardous materials, including solvents, flammables, caustics and refrigerant.
  • Must be aware of all utility meter cut-offs, fixture cut-offs, and sewer clean-outs.
  • Perform basic and advanced HVAC repairs to building heating and cooling systems.  Repairs and maintenance include items such as completing preventive maintenance checks and services, troubleshooting systems to identify problems, repair / replace faulty internal parts, pull vacuums and charge units, repair / replace entire HVAC systems.
  • Perform basic electrical repairs on items such as appliances, fixtures, switches, outlets, circuits, etc. and light plumbing work, such as clearing stoppages, replacing fittings, etc.  
  • Perform carpentry work, such as fitting doors, freeing windows, replacing and building shelves, sanding and refinishing floors, as well as exterior and interior painting. 
  • Painting:
    • The Maintenance Technician must be knowledgeable in all aspects of painting including, but not limited to, taping and texturing, caulking, interior painting and have the ability to make minor drywall repairs.   
    • The Maintenance Technician must be knowledgeable of pertinent laws and applicable regulations of OSHA governing proper storage and management of hazardous materials. 
  • Flooring
    • The Maintenance Technician is responsible for ensuring flooring is properly cared for by prepping for stripping, waxing and cleaning of floors. The Maintenance Technician must be skilled in use of machinery such as, but not limited to buffer, shop vacuum and sander and should also be knowledgeable in proper mixing of chemicals.
  • Replace broken glass, tile, screens, garbage disposals, fixtures, appliances, draperies, locks.  
  • Assist in custodial and grounds work, including sweeping, mopping, vacuuming, emptying trash, cleaning windows, etc., in common areas.  This includes, but is not limited to, snow removal, ice removal and responding to any and all emergency situations.  
  • Responds to work orders and staff/tenant concerns in a timely and professional manner.  
  • Complete accurate records regarding preventive maintenance, and work orders. 
  • Report any maintenance or staff/tenant related concerns to the Facilities Manager
  • Periodically inspect all units, buildings and common areas, performing repairs and janitorial assistance as needed. Make sure storage areas and entrances are locked and adequate lighting in those areas is maintained.  
  • Attend and participate in training seminars as requested. Be aware and operate within OSHA standards and company safety policies and procedures at all times.  
  • Ensure effective, timely and professional interactions with staff tenants, contractors and property management team on all maintenance services provided.  
  • Must be knowledgeable of inventory levels of spare parts and supplies and inform Facilities Manager of shortages in a timely manner.  
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Required experience

  • HVAC certification preferred  
  • At least one year experience or training in the following areas: carpentry, light plumbing work, light electrical work, painting, refurbishing and cleaning, air-conditioning.  
  • Proven knowledge and application of local/city codes, laws, and regulations. 

Required education / training

  • High School Diploma or GED   
  • Valid Driver’s License and acceptable driving record.  
  • All specific certifications required by law.

FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO APPLY

Qualified candidates may submit their resume and cover letter to jobs@jewishphilly.org

Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia offers a competitive compensation and benefits package including medical, vision, Rx, dental, disability and life insurance, generous vacation time and a 403b retirement savings program. 

OUR MISSION

The Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia mobilizes financial and volunteer resources to address the communities’ most critical priorities locally, in Israel and around the world.

COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY

We deeply value the diversity of insight, perspective, and experience brought by people from backgrounds typically underrepresented in Jewish institutions. This includes Black, Latinx, and Asian people, Black Jews, Jews of Color, lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and gender non-conforming people, and people with disabilities. We also welcome applications from people of diverse religious, spiritual, and cultural backgrounds.