Maintenance Technician III

Minneapolis, MN

Accepting applications until filled

Who We Are  

Project for Pride in Living, Inc. (PPL) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering low-income people to become self-reliant through integrated services. When joining PPL, you become a part of a diverse team whose goal is to assist our residents and communities with the groundwork they need, not only to survive but also to thrive. We are eager to welcome others to our team who are dedicated to serving our residents and pursuing our mission to build the hope, assets, and self-reliance of individuals and families who have lower incomes by providing transformative, affordable housing and employment readiness services.

Job Summary

PPL is in search of a Maintenance Technician III to join its Property Management Team. This role is responsible for keeping PPL properties up to standards; this includes performing repairs, completing preventative maintenance, preparing units, and assisting in the improvement of PPL properties.

The candidate selected will drive between assigned properties to provide ongoing general maintenance repairs and implement preventive maintenance to safeguard the asset’s physical structure and fixtures.

For 50 years, PPL has created housing and stabilized neighborhoods by working with nonprofit partners, neighborhood groups, and agencies to build or renovate nearly 2,000 affordable housing units. Today, PPL owns or manages a portfolio of more than 1,600 affordable or supportive housing units throughout the Twin Cities metro area.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Complete all assigned work orders within a reasonable time.
  • Continually monitor and improve the curb appeal of assigned properties.
  • Inspect properties.
  • Prepare buildings and/or apartments for inspections.
  • Use a cell phone app to log hours and work done on each job.
  • Complete building repairs and preventative maintenance.
  • Prepare vacant units for move-in.
  • Participate in rotation of on-call emergency maintenance as scheduled.
  • Meet with vendors and inspectors as needed for regular building maintenance and inspections.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Must be comfortable working with diverse populations.
  • Good communication skills, written and oral.
  • Must provide minimum necessary tools.
  • Regularly required to sit, stand, bend, twist, kneel, and communicate.
  • Regularly lift and/or move up to 10-25 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25-75 pounds.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license with a good driving record and own vehicle with proof of auto insurance.

A detailed job description is available upon request or when selected for the next phase of the hiring process.

Education and/or Experience:

  • High school diploma or equivalent required, technical or vocational training preferred.
  • Boilers’ license required.
  • Must have a proven record of technical competency and quality.
  • Must be exceptionally reliable and professional.
  • Must be able to supervise maintenance staff in the assigned area when Regional Maintenance Supervisor is absent from work.
  • Must embody PPL mission and values.
  • Must have a proven ability to work efficiently.
  • Some computer and phone app skills.
  • Any mechanical licensure and five years’ experience in residential building maintenance; or  
  • Minimum 7 years’ experience in residential building maintenance, including drywall, plumbing, electrical, HVAC, tile, screen and window repair, and appliance repair is preferred.

Benefits: Health & Dental; Employer Paid Short & Long Term Disability Insurance, Employer Paid Life Insurance; Paid Parental Leave; Voluntary Life Insurance; Health Savings Account (HSA) or Flexible Spending Account (FSA); PTO & Paid Holidays; 403(b) Retirement Plan with Employer Match; Summer half-day Fridays; an impactful presence in an organization that makes a difference in many lives. 

Salary: $25.00-$26.00/hr., DOQ

How to Apply:  

Qualified candidates can apply online. Include a cover letter and resume. The hiring process includes phone screens and in-person interviews, references, and background checks for final candidates. 

PPL strives to be an equitable and inclusive organization committed to elevating the voices of the communities we serve those who are disproportionately affected by systemic inequities. Persons of color, women, members of the LGBTQ community, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. 

PPL is an EEO/AA employer. PPL participates in the federal E-verify program to confirm the identity and employment authorization of all newly hired employees.

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the organization will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.