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The Salvation Army Lead Maintenance Technician in Seattle, Washington



Lead Maintenance Technician

Join a team where you can offer compassion, dignity, and sustainable opportunities for people in need in your local community!

The Salvation Army is an inspiring place to work. With offices in every major US city and over 120 countries around the globe, it’s a place where people can invest in people on every level. In the Northwest region of the United States, we are committed to being an efficient and effective network of local offices that provide the community with resources, such as food and shelter opportunities. As one of the most impactful social service organizations in the world, we hire people who constantly seek new ways to keep us moving forward.

Use your maintenance, operational, customer service skills as a Lead Maintenance Technician!

The Salvation Army is seeking a Lead Maintenance Technician to provide maintenance and help establish and maintain the property and operational needs of the buildings under Seattle Social Services. Responsibilities will include providing primary supervision and support to the Maintenance Assistant and janitorial staff, who are responsible for miscellaneous duties including the maintenance and janitorial functions of the program sites

This position is full-time, non-exempt, and located in Seattle, Washington.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Responsible for all phases of building maintenance and cleaning necessary to create and maintain a safe environment for residents, staff, and others that use the facilities (including but not limited to, garage parking area, alley, walkways, landscaping, building exteriors and interiors).

  • Perform daily duties of maintenance as assigned by the Maintenance Director.

  • Accomplishes all maintenance needs - bulb replacement & disposal, minor paint and drywall repair, light carpentry, plumbing, and electrical etc. with assistance as needed.

  • Ensures tasks are accomplished associated with but not limited to setting up tables, chairs and other items in preparation for programs or events being held at the program site.

  • Maintain inventory and coordinate with supervisor for purchase of janitorial equipment and supplies

  • Perform regular building inspections to assess maintenance needs and coordinate repairs and/or maintenance if appropriate with supervisor(s).

  • Perform or oversee regular vehicle maintenance and cleaning.

  • Ensures monitoring and maintenance of property exterior - removal of graffiti, trash, and debris

  • Responsible to make sure building meets all safety codes - all exits and stairwells are clear, fire extinguishers functioning, etc. - coordinating with supervisor or property manager as needed for necessary equipment or supplies

  • Ensures the operation and maintenance of garbage, food waste, and recycling dumpsters in accordance with the pick-up schedule

  • Operate all vehicles within safety and compliance protocols for TSA employees.

  • Provide orientation, support, and supervision to volunteers as needed.

  • Respond to emergency situations that may arise by making independent decisions within policy guidelines, as necessary.

  • Institute security procedures should a critical or threatening incident arise. Provide timely and appropriate notification to police, fire, emergency medical and supervisory authorities.

  • Work cooperatively with other Salvation Army staff and programs.

  • Perform all other duties as assigned

    Education & Experience

  • HS Diploma or GED

  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in skills relating to building maintenance, general repairs, or related tradesman experience.

  • Forklift certification preferred

  • Forklift operations - 1-year experience

  • WA Driver’s License required

    Required Skills & Abilities

  • An ability to engage with diverse populations in a respectful and culturally responsive manner

  • Demonstrates a commitment to the values of equity and inclusion by honoring diverse characteristics and expressions of personal identity.

  • Ability to read, write and speak English to the extent necessary to understand instructions, take messages, read a map, and use the telephone.

  • Ability and willingness to keep information confidential

  • Able to handle minor maintenance and equipment repairs of vehicles and facility

  • Physical strength required to lift cases of canned goods, tables and other items weighing sixty (60) pounds repetitively for four (4) or more hours daily.

  • Willingness to comply with safety standards and procedures for both personal and public safety

  • Experienced in general commercial maintenance and related trades.

    Software-Related Skills

  • Microsoft Word and Excel required

  • Microsoft Outlook

  • Working knowledge of integrated database applications and ability to use new software programs with basic training.

    Physical Requirements

  • Ability to sit, walk, stand, bend, squat, climb, kneel, and twist on an intermittent or continuous basis

  • Ability to grasp, push, pull objects such as files, file cabinet drawers, and reach overhead

  • Ability to operate telephone

  • Ability to operate a desktop or laptop computer

  • Ability to lift up to 60lbs

  • Ability to understand written information

The information in this job description indicates the general nature and level of work performed by an employee in this classification. It is not to be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications of employees assigned to this job. Management has the right to add to, revise, or delete information in this description.

A generous benefits package is included with full-time positions: paid holidays, vacation time, sick time, and medical, vision, and dental insurance.

Health Insurance: Low bi-weekly premiums for employee-only coverage, Kaiser HMO for those residing in a Kaiser service area, Anthem EPO/PPO is available for those residing outside a Kaiser service area. Voluntary +1 and +family coverage at additional cost. Delta Dental DHMO and DPPO dental insurance are offered.

Life and Voluntary Options. An employer-paid life insurance policy covers employees. Voluntary supplemental life, short-term and long-term disability plans are available.

Retirement Plans: Employer-funded Money Purchase Pension Plan (Defined Contribution Plan) 50% vested at five years eligible service time. Plus, an employee-funded voluntary 403(b) option.

Parental Leave: The benefit is 40 hours of Paid Leave for qualifying events.

Sick Leave: 12 days of Sick Leave annually accruing from day one, eligible for use after three months’ service time.

Paid Vacation:

  • Two weeks annually, accruing from day one, for non-exempt positions.

  • Four weeks annually, accruing from day one, for exempt positions.

  • Accrued vacation is eligible for use after six months’ service time.

Paid Holidays: 13 designated holidays + 1 floating holiday per year

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against based on disability. The Salvation Army is committed to providing reasonable accommodation for qualified job applicants, job candidates, and employees with disabilities to ensure they enjoy equal access to all employment opportunities and benefits of employment as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act. EEO is the Law.

The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.

“The Salvation Army will comply with all governmental orders and any contractual obligations relative to COVID-19 safety measures, including mandatory vaccination of staff if required. The Salvation Army will consider requests for exemptions from any such requirements on either religious or medical grounds.”

Once a conditional offer has been made and then accepted by the applicant, The Salvation Army may then ask specific questions about vaccination status, if applicable. If the applicant requests an exemption, then the processes described in this summary should be followed.




  • High School or Equivalent or better



  • 1 year of experience in forklift operations

  • Minimum 3 years of experience in skills relating to building maintenance, general repairs, or related tradesman experience

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)