Portage Lakes Career Center


Maintenance Worker







A Maintenance Assessment for General Skills will be issued. A score of 70% or better is required in order to move to the interviewing process.



The primary objective of this position is to perform a variety of general and semi-skilled maintenance, cleaning, painting and repair functions to housing units in order to assist in the preparation of such units for occupancy. The incumbent in this position works under the general supervision of the Foreman or Housing Manager.



Assists in the preparation of vacant housing units for occupancy by cleaning and making necessary repairs.

Installs, and/or repairs vanities, hand rails, countertops, cabinets, doors, windows, screens, smoke detectors, flooring, roofing, etc.

Performs routine electrical work; makes repairs to or replaces switches, outlets, light fixtures, wiring, etc.

Prepares and paints housing units using common painting equipment and instruments including roller, paint brush, sprayer, ladder, etc.

Shampoos carpets, mops and waxes floors, and performs general cleaning, etc.

Makes repairs to or replaces toilets, faucets, hot water tanks, etc.; caulks windows, tubs and sinks.

Removes trash, carpeting, graffiti, etc.

Makes routine repairs to drywall and plaster to repair holes, dents, etc.

Performs routine plumbing work; repairs plumbing leaks in pipes, sinks, etc; cleans and unclogs plumbing and sewer stoppages; cuts and replaces piping.

Makes routine repairs to or replaces gas valves, blowers, thermostats, thermocouples, filters and other mechanical components and parts to heating and air conditioning units; performs routine maintenance and repairs to appliances such as refrigerators, stoves, furnaces, etc.; checks for gas leaks.

Performs routine carpentry work.

Removes snow, cleans gutters, maintains grounds, etc. as required.

Repairs and/or replaces locks.

Boards up and secures housing units as necessary.

Responds to service calls.

Picks up and transports work materials, tools and equipment to the job site using and agency vehicle.


Operates various hand and power tools and equipment related to electrical, plumbing, carpentry, painting and general maintenance and repair work including drill, screw gun, circular saw, saber saw, screwdriver, hammer, mop, vacuum sweeper, sewer machine, dry vac, wrench, snow blower, pliers, putty knife, jig saw, etc.; uses various cleaning materials and solutions to sanitize and clean the interior of housing units including appliances; maintains such tools and equipment in proper working condition.


Receives work orders and general instructions related to the tasks to be performed. Evaluates condition and/or repair and/or replacement needs and determines the appropriate sequence, methods and procedures necessary to complete the work. Estimates and secure adequate materials, supplies, tools and equipment to complete work assignments. Completes time sheets and other work records.


May serve as the lead maintenance worker on crew performing maintenance and repair work; assign tasks as needed; instruct employees in proper maintenance and repair methods as necessary.


Performs other duties as required.



Broad knowledge of and skill and experience in applying the methods, sequences, materials, procedures, trade practices and techniques used to maintain and repair the interior systems, structures, fixtures and appurtenances of housing units; skill and experience in the use of various power and hand tools and equipment necessary to complete the work; basic knowledge of and skill and experience in applying plumbing, carpentry, plastering, painting, custodial, and general building maintenance and repair methods, materials, techniques and trade practices; basic knowledge of and skill and experience in repairing common household appliances.


Knowledge of and ability to conform to common work practices, policies, procedures, etc. and work independently; ability to read, write, and communicate effectively; ability to comprehend, interpret, and follow written and oral instructions, directions, etc. and complete the work to desired specifications and quality standards; ability to work well with others and function as a member of a crew; knowledge of and ability to follow safety policies, procedures, practices and regulations; ability to organize and plan the sequence of tasks necessary to complete job assignments; ability to identify and evaluate repair and material needs, and solve work related problems; possession of a valid Ohio Driver’s License, a good driving record, and insurability.



The work of this position necessarily involves some exposure to a variety of environmental conditions including fumes, odors, dust, dirt, heat, etc. Exposure to unfavorable health and safety factors in working conditions may be present due to the type of mechanical equipment used and the variety of functions performed. The position requires normal attention to tasks being performed and moderate to heavy physical exertion necessitating full and unrestricted body movements and use of all limbs and major muscle groups. This position requires the incumbent for frequent and/or prolonged periods to stand, bend, stoop, climb, crouch, reach, push/pull (up to approximately 100 lbs.) balance, lift (up to 50 lbs.), manipulate and grasp. Normal vision (particularly at close range) is required due to the fact that incumbent must exercise hand-eye coordination and operate motorized tools, equipment and vehicles.


AMHA offers a culture committed to diversity, equity and inclusion; comprehensive compensation and benefits program including, but not limited to: Competitive salary; Participation in the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System; Excellent medical, free dental and vision plans with minimal out of pocket cost; Basic Life insurance; Fourteen paid holidays; Paid vacation, personal and sick plans, flexible schedules; and potential for limited teleworking in an effort to promote a healthy work/life balance.



Interested applicants should go to http://www.akronhousing.org
          On our home page – click Careers – from the Careers page – click Current Openings


Company Info

Akron Metropolitan Housing Authority – Government Agency

100 W Cedar Street

Akron, Ohio 44307


Who To Contact
Sherry Sutton, HR Analyst – Recruitment Specialist


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