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Maintenance Worker


The Urban Resource Institute (URI), a not-for-profit 501(c) (3) organization established in 1980, operates shelter, legal and job training programs for domestic violence victims, residential and vocational programs for individuals with developmental disabilities. With a $70-80 million annual budget with over 600 staff by the end of the year, URI promotes safety, justice, health, and independence for vulnerable individuals and families residing in New York City.

The Maintenance Worker is responsible for completing basic repairs and performing general maintenance of the physical facility.

• Perform basic carpentry, painting, plumbing and electrical work as assigned
• Identify and report any building maintenance or repair issues
• Perform a variety of maintenance duties of a routine nature including maintenance of hallways, lobbies, bathrooms, stairways, lunch areas, break areas, storage rooms and utility rooms
• Assist with moving furniture, supplies and other items as necessary
• Ensure floors and hallways are kept free of debris at all times
• Mop all common area floors daily
• Remove garbage daily
• Check fire/life safety equipment as scheduled and report issues to the Maintenance Supervisor
• Perform minor adjustments, repairs and maintenance on heat and air conditioner units and under supervision by Maintenance Supervisor
• Complete daily assigned work and notify the Maintenance Supervisor of work not completed
• Overtime work as needed and requested by the Assistant Director
• Perform other duties as assigned

• Ability to perform carpentry, painting, and minor plumbing, electrical and drywall repairs
• Must be able to read and understand work orders to perform assigned jobs
• Ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing
• Understanding of how to use a tape measure to take measurements
• Can organize and prioritize work activities
• Good problem solving skills
• Must have good command of the English Language
• Basic knowledge of Computers which includes Microsoft Word and Microsoft Outlook, a plus
• 2 years of commercial and/or residential maintenance experience doing carpentry, painting, sheetrock repair, minor plumbing repairs, or minor electrical repairs
• High School Diploma or GED equivalent required
• Valid driver’s license, a plus

Interested candidates may forward a copy of their resume to careers@urinyc.org for consideration.

Urban Resource Institute provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, and transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.