About A New Way of Life:
A New Way of Life Reentry Project (ANWOL) advances multi- dimensional solutions to the effects of incarceration:
• We provide housing and support to formerly incarcerated women for successful community reentry, family reunification and individual healing.
• We work to restore the civil rights of formerly incarcerated people.
• We empower, organize, and mobilize formerly incarcerated people as advocates for social change and personal transformation.
Since our founding in 1998, over 1,200 women and children have found safety and support in our safe homes. Over 400 women have been reunited with their children. Since its inception in 2007, our legal department has trained more than 400 volunteers, helped over 3,400 individuals, filed more than 10,800 post-conviction relief petitions, and won successful outcomes in 85 percent of those cases. Those services have helped enhance job opportunities by expunging criminal records and offering access to occupational licenses. As a result of our leadership-building activities, over 200 women have received training through our Women Organizing for Justice and Opportunity (WOJO) Leadership Lab. Hundreds more have been educated and empowered to speak in advocacy around issues that directly affect their lives.
The Maintenance Technician is responsible for keeping the appearance of A New Way of Life’s safe homes and Lake Lily apartment complex in excellent condition, both inside and out. The Maintenance Technician is also responsible for the upkeep of grounds, amenities, building exteriors and administrative offices, parking lots and other locations of A New Way of life.
Performs assigned day-to-day repairs, emergency and preventive maintenance. Completes maintenance and repair records as required.
Reviews assigned work orders. Estimates time and materials needed to complete repair. Orders necessary materials and supplies to complete all tasks.
Assists with troubleshooting and repairs of buildings and installed systems to include: plumbing systems, kitchen equipment, roofs, drains, shop, and HVAC.
Maintains lighting systems throughout the facility, cleaning fixtures and replacing bulbs and lamps.
Performs welding, carpentry, furniture assembly and locksmith tasks as needed.
Conducting routine inspections of premises and equipment.
Responds quickly to emergency situations, summoning additional assistance as needed.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Physical requirements include stooping, standing, walking, climbing stairs / ladders and ability to lift / carry heavy loads of 50 lbs. or more.
Ability to understand and carry out general instructions in standard situations.
Valid driver’s license.
Certificate in HVAC, building maintenance technology or relevant field is preferred.
A minimum of 2 years of experience in a similar role.
In-depth knowledge of electrical and hydraulic systems.
Advanced understanding of general maintenance procedures and techniques.
Capable and available to work overtime including weekends, public holidays, and evenings.
Effective problem-solving abilities.
Must be well- organized and have the ability to prioritize tasks.
We strongly encourage formerly incarcerated persons to apply.
Please email your resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org with Maintenance Technician Position – (FULLNAME, LAST NAME) in the subject.