Maintenance Assistant - Geffner House
Project Renewal

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Post Date: Sep 08, 2022
Job Type: Full Time
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Location: US - New York - New York City
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Title:            Maintenance Assistant

Program:    Geffner House

Program Description:

Geffner House is a 307-unit supportive Single Room Occupancy (SRO) building that provides permanent housing for low-income men and women, including people with serious and persistent mental illness; individuals who are recovering from drug or alcohol addiction; and people who are living with HIV/AIDS. Tenants are offered a comprehensive array of services.

Overall Responsibilities:

Under the direction of the Building Manager and the Assistant Building Manager, the Maintenance Assistant performs maintenance work to provide a clean and safe environment for the tenants and staff in the building; performs related work.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

The essential duties of the Maintenance Assistant include but are not limited to the following activities:

    Completes written and verbal requests for work from supervisory staff in a timely manner.
    Performs carpentry work including sheet rocking, plastering, taping, and painting of designated areas in apartments and other areas of the building.
    Prepares units for move-ins.
    Performs minor plumbing assignments in tenant’s apartments and could assist plumbers in completing plumbing work.
    Performs other work in tenants’ apartment such as installing and/or fixing blinds, fixing and replacing tiles, doing minor window repairs, replacing light fixtures and light bulbs, hanging doors and fixing door locks.
    Assists in accepting deliveries and in maintaining the inventory levels for materials and supplies.
    Performs other duties as assigned by supervisory staff.                              


    A High School Diploma or GED.
    Must have a Citywide Fire Guard Certificate and a P99.
    One year of experience doing building repair and custodial work.
    Required to walk throughout the building to perform requested work and to stand, sit, bend, and crawl into tight spaces to complete the work.
    Must be able to climb as well as work from ladders ranging from 6 ft. to 12 ft. and must be able to lift or move packages, as well as furniture and equipment weighing up to 50 pounds.

All newly hired Project Renewal staff must provide verification of being fully vaccinated against Covid-19.

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