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Maintenance Mechanic - NYC Shelter $40-45K

JOB TITLE:                           MAINTENANCE MECHANIC                        

FLSA:                                    NON-EXEMPT

DIVISION:                             SERVICES - FACILITIES


LOCATION:                          MANHATTAN, NY


The Maintenance Mechanic performs all necessary interior and exterior facility repairs including plumbing, electrical, HVAC, carpentry, window, and lock work of a 140 bed men’s homeless shelter.  Keeps facility in working order using troubleshooting techniques and performing repairs as necessary. Fills in for Custodian/Driver in his/her absence and on designated shifts.  Reports to the Lead Mechanic.  Scheduled hours of work will vary based on the needs of the facility.  Weekend and evening hours are required.


  • Escorts outside contractors, inspectors and other visitors and accepts deliveries as needed
  • Responsible for all repairs in building and on grounds
  • Troubleshoots and repairs includes light electrical and plumbing (outlets, switches, light fixtures, washers, seats and stems; drain lines; sinks; tubs; and toilets.  Clears stoppages
  • Performs HVAC troubleshooting and servicing including cleaning units/replacing filters
  • Makes repairs to damaged sheetrock and plaster.  Sands and paints as necessary
  • Repairs/replaces windows, doors, locks and flooring; assembles/repairs/installs room furniture
  • Repairs any client damage to rooms, furniture or room fixtures
  • Responsible for all mechanical work on room turnovers and for work orders for occupied rooms
  • Completes preventative maintenance checklists as directed by Supervisor
  • May assist as needed with transfers or packing and storing of residents’ belongings
  • In the absence of Custodian/Driver, performs all necessary custodial duties
  • In the absence of Custodian/Driver, drives agency vehicles to transport clients and materials
  • Performs other related duties as assigned


High School Diploma or GED with English and Math skills required.  Trade/Technical School training a plus.  Two (2) years mechanical experience and experience with floor care equipment and procedures necessary.  Valid NYS Driver license & clean record required.


Westhab is the premier organization of our kind in our region, providing housing and supportive services for more than 10,000 of the most vulnerable members of our community each year. We are staffed by an extraordinary group of hard working professionals that are fully committed to our mission - Building Communities. Changing Lives. Working at Westhab is not easy. Our expectations for all staff are high. We believe that the people and the communities that we have the privilege to serve deserve our very best every day. We are results-driven organization that focuses on empowerment and impact. If you want to apply for this opportunity, it should only be because you feel ready for the challenges and expectations that come with joining this kind of team. (EOE)

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