City of Ann Arbor
  • Housing Commission
  • Ann Arbor, MI, USA
  • 19.27
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

Facilities Maintenance Technician I - Housing Commission

Pay Rate Information

This position is represented by the AFSCME union and starting pay is $19.27/hour. This position is eligible for step pay increases and potential progression increases. Please reference AFSCME's collective bargaining agreement located at

Job progressions serve as a way for union employees to demonstrate additional technical competencies, knowledge and skills to enhance their benefit to the City. The progression allows employees to enhance their job responsibilities and pay through demonstration of increased competencies.

Benefits offered with this position include:

  • Defined benefit pension plan
  • 401a with City match
  • Optional 457 Deferred Compensation plan
  • Reciprocal Pension Credit, available for pension-qualified applicants
  • Retiree health reimbursement account
  • Very generous medical/dental/vision/pharmacy plans
  • Paid vacation, personal time, floating holiday, plus sick days. Unused vacation and sick time rolls over
  • Short-term and long-term disability, life, and AD&D insurance
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • You can earn up to $500 annually by participating in our Wellness Incentive Programs. These dollars will be deposited into a health reimbursement account (HRA), which can be used toward eligible health care expenses
  • Tuition reimbursement $2500, must be employed 1 year to be eligible
  • Employee assistance program
  • Voluntary benefits like accident coverage, critical illness, LegalShield, and Identify Theft

Role Summary

Under the supervision of the Facilities & Maintenance Manager, Facilities Technician - AAHC is responsible for performing maintenance and repairs to apartments and building systems. Responsible for executing repairs as needed, preventative maintenance and work orders; work is performed individually and in teams. Manage and maintain equipment, materials, inventory and stock items; including loading and unloading of inventory material.

Essential Duties

  • Conduct necessary maintenance and repairs of Housing Commission properties
  • Complete preventative maintenance to HVAC systems, roofs, gutters, plumbing and other building components and grounds as needed
  • Turn vacated units including; painting, drywall repair, lock replacement, and basic plumbing, appliance and electrical repairs
  • Perform proper cleaning, finishing and painting of exterior and interior surfaces
  • Diagnose and repair or replace appliances
  • Program thermostats and boilers
  • Assemble, repair and move office furniture
  • Coordinate with property management staff, residents, and contractors to complete work
  • Use and maintain power tools
  • Operate various warehouse equipment and machinery
  • Monitor and maintain inventory control
  • Drive large maintenance vehicles and maintenance related machinery between housing commission sites
  • Rotate on-call services for emergency work orders
  • Determine and communicate to manager when a licensed contractor is needed to make a repair

Knowledge of:

  • Standard practices, methods, materials and tools of mechanical and building trades
  • Use and care of maintenance and repair tools and equipment
  • Operating motorized equipment and power tools
  • Execution of work orders
  • General plumbing, carpentry, electrical, and painting practices, procedures, tools and equipment
  • General boiler and HVAC practices, procedures, tools and equipment
  • Work safety procedures and precautions
  • General mechanical practices, procedures, tools and equipment for large and small equipment
  • Knowledge of Fair Housing regulations

Skills and Ability to:

  • Maintain strict confidentiality of all tenant records
  • Understand and execute oral and written communications
  • Demonstrate well-developed organizational and time management skills
  • Communicate with low-income, elderly, and disabled individuals
  • Demonstrate high-level customer service skills
  • Function independently and as part of a team
  • Demonstrate safe and appropriate use and maintenance of hand and power tools
  • Repair equipment and systems using appropriate tools
  • Perform preventative maintenance according to a specified schedule
  • Read and follow manuals and plans
  • Identify problems and implement solutions
  • Use computers and related software applications including use of property management software


Power tools, motorized equipment, hand tools, PC, standard office equipment and motor vehicle.


  • High School diploma or equivalent G.E.D
  • Two years multifamily residential or apartment facilities maintenance experience


  • Work experience or training in apartment maintenance: 4 years
  • Work experience in basic home repair and troubleshooting: 2 years
  • Construction experience- 2 years
  • Work experience in inventory management

Licensing Requirements

  • Valid Driver's License

Physical Requirements

The physical demands described here are representative of those must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential duties of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.

The physical ability to walk, stand, stoop, bend, crawl, climb, kneel, crouch, reach, push, pull, lift, grasp and perform repetitive motions. The work requires the ability to operate hand and foot controls on machinery and equipment.

Incumbent may be exposed to hazardous physical conditions (i.e., confined spaces, heights, mechanical parts, electrical currents, vibration, etc.), poor atmospheric conditions (i.e., fumes, odors, dusts, gases, and poor ventilation), inadequate lighting, and intense noise. In addition, the work will require seasonal exposure to extreme (both hot and cold) weather conditions, including snow and ice.

The physical ability to ascend and descend ladders to access work areas, and enter into and exit from confined spaces. The work often involves the ability to perform routine moderate lifting and carrying up to 25 lbs and occasional heavy lifting up to 100 lbs. The incumbent may be expected to walk on rough, uneven terrain, as well as wet and slippery surfaces. The work requires the ability to distinguish colors and to hear audible alarms.

The incumbent may be required to use a respirator, and to participate in necessary respiratory protection program and respiratory fit testing. Incumbent may also be required to participate in necessary audiometric testing. Incumbent may be exposed to blood borne pathogens.

Medium Work: Exerting up to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

EEO: We are proud of our diverse workforce and our commitment to equal opportunity.  We do not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived age, arrest record, color, disability, educational association, familial status, family responsibilities, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, height, HIV status, marital status, national origin, political beliefs, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, source of income, veteran status, victim of domestic violence or stalking, or weight in any aspect of our hiring or employment process. The City of Ann Arbor has earned a perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation's Municipal Equality Index (MEI), which assesses lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer equality in more than 500 cities across the nation.

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