This position assists and performs a variety of work in the general maintenance and repair of Kodiak Island Housing Authority (KIHA) properties, buildings, facilities, and performs related duties as assigned.


What You Will Be Doing

  1. General maintenance and repair: Assists Lead and Repairers in ensuring that buildings and equipment are maintained in a safe, clean and orderly condition in accordance with health and fire regulations; monitors maintenance schedules to assure tasks are performed in a timely manner; repairs and treats structures such as floors, showers, sinks, walls, roofs, stairways, and carpets; cleans debris from roof gutters as necessary; troubleshoots, repairs and adjusts locks on doors, cabinets, desks, closets; repairs door hinges; inspects various ventilation units; maintains and services kitchen equipment; arrange for disposal of hazardous waste and chemicals; moves furniture and equipment; opens and closes housing facilities and other site buildings.
  2. Carpentry: Assists with rough and finished carpentry work in the repair of structures such as partitions, walls, doors, fences, window frames, roofs, office furniture and shelves.
  3. Glazier: Repairs and replaces windows and panes; replaces window and door hardware; replaces glass for windows, doors, and light fixtures
  4. Electrical: Assists with electrical repair work in wiring for switches, outlets, plugs, cables, power circuits and appliances; repairs and replaces lighting systems; inspects electrical systems for unsafe conditions; maintains and regularly tests working condition of safety equipment including fire alarm, emergency lighting, and intercom systems.
  5. Plumbing: Assists with repairing and maintaining plumbing leaks or breaks above and below ground; repairing and maintaining appropriate functioning systems including sewer/supply lines, replacing seals and other minor parts; maintaining all underground water lines.
  6. Painting: applies and prepares various surfaces for paint, enamel, lacquer, varnish or stain; removes or paints over graffiti; repairs wall coverings.
  7. Grounds Maintenance: Maintains grounds in clean and orderly manner including mowing, trimming, aerating and fertilizing lawns; sets sprinklers; replaces broken sprinkler heads; weeds; trims tree branches that create hazardous situations; maintains fire lanes around buildings and property; Utilize snow removal equipment (plow trucks, snow blowers, and shovels) to clean debris, snow, and ice from grounds, pathways, driveways, and parking lots.
  8. Masonry: Assist with laying forms, mixing, pouring, finishing, and repairing concrete for sidewalks, pavers, ramps, and slabs.
  9. Safety/Security/Sanitation: Assist with reporting and removing any safety hazards; reports and repairs damage to site property; reports unauthorized visitors; secures doors, windows, and grounds; responds to emergency cleanups such as spills and clogged drains.

Preferred qualifications

  • Minimum education and training: any combination of education, training, and experience or ability to learn or perform the duties and responsibilities as described. A lack of experience in one area may not be a barrier to recruitment. KIHA is willing to train successful recruits.
  • Demonstrate basic experience of methods used in maintenance and building repair, including basic knowledge of electrical wiring, plumbing, carpentry, glass replacement, painting, and ground; safety practices and procedures relating to the building trades.
  • Experience with a variety of hand tools, power tools, and equipment necessary for described tasks.
  • Communicate effectively in both oral and written form; receive and give instructions and prepare work orders and reports.
  • Must be able to measure distance and calculate quantities; ability to read and interpret specifications and blueprints.
  • Physical requirements: must be able to perform a variety of physical labor including climbing ladders, bending, kneeling, reaching, and standing for long periods of time; lift and carry up to 50 pounds of boxes, tools, equipment and materials.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid Alaska Driver’s License.

The successful candidate will have…

  • Must be able to work well with management, coworkers, assigned staff, contractors, and customers.
  • Must be open to development and advancement of skills and technical knowledge.
  • Must be able to receive constructive criticism and directions.
  • Must be able to work under pressure and meet project benchmarks and deadlines.
  • Must be drug free and able to pass initial drug screen in accordance with Federal law.


  • Status: Non-exempt

  • Salary Range: HUD standard (Laborer)

  • Benefits: Full fringe benefits

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If you have any question please call 907-486-8111 or email Career@kiha.org

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