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Maintenance Worker in New York at Services for the UnderServed

Date Posted: 3/5/2018

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Position Overview

Services for the UnderServed (SUS) is a New York-based nonprofit organization that provides housing and support services to 25,000 individuals and their families living in New York City and Long Island.  SUS believes every New Yorker has the right to lead a life of purpose.
For more than 35 years, SUS has been transforming this belief into reality by working as an advocate for people with life circumstances marked by intellectual/developmental disability, behavioral health challenges, poverty, & histories of incarceration and/or trauma.
We drive scalable solutions to transform the lives of people with disabilities, people in poverty and people facing homelessness: solutions that contribute to righting societal imbalances. Our commitment to continuous quality improvement impacts the lives of our clients and communities while contributing to the development of our employees.
Position Summary:
The Maintenance Mechanic Worker ensures the proper maintenance and upkeep of the facility. Assists in developing consumer’s ability to maintain individual residents on basic cleaning and safety.
  • Establish and execute a formalized preventative maintenance schedule for the facility, i.e. painting, plastering, plumbing, windows, electrical work, changing locks, masonry, changing lighting fixtures, roofing, stripping and waxing floors, installing shades, etc.
  • Submit requisitions for necessary maintenance/repair supplies to the Program Director on a weekly basis and control the inventory of supplies
  • Complete the monthly physical plant and fire safety audit of the facility.
  • Participate in moving clients in and out of the facility.
  • Maintain vehicle maintenance/mileage record prior to and upon returning from trips.
  • Facility Maintenance is responsible for the installation of a Maintenance Start-up Kit for newly acquired apartments. This includes:  smoke detector, carbon monoxide detector, window fire gate, curtain rods, window shades, second deadbolt lock, and fire extinguisher.
Benefits Overview: We offer attractive compensation with comprehensive benefits including: Medical/Dental/Prescription/Vision/Life Insurance;403(b); Credit Union; FSAs; Short-and-Long-Term Disability; Transportation Plan; Generous Paid Vacations and Holidays


  • HS Diploma or GED preferred.
  • Minimum one year experience as a repair-person.
  • Valid NY State Driver’s License.
  • Minimum one year experience working with mentally ill individuals within a residential or scatter-site program.