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Maintenance Repairer

Omaha Housing Authority


Job title:
Maintenance Repairer

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Job description:

The Omaha Housing Authority is a Non-Profit Government Agency based in Omaha and established in 1935. Omaha Housing Authority contracts with HUD to provide safe and sanitary housing to low and moderate-income individuals through rent subsidies and administers over 2700 public housing units and up to 4,300 Housing Choice (Section 8) Vouchers.

OHA is Committed to Equal Opportunity

Omaha Housing Authority is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or expression, or any other characteristics protected by federal, state or local laws.

Core Values

We are Welcoming
We Actively Listen
We are Diverse, Inclusive & Equitable
We are Exceptional
We Practice Self Care
We Share Power
We Practice De-Escalation
We are a Team


The Omaha Housing Authority offers an exceptional benefits package for full-time employees that includes medical, dental, vision, and life insurance; retirement and 457 compensation plans; 12 days of vacation that begin on your date of hire; and 17 paid holidays, including your birthday, a floating holiday, and a self-care day. Omaha Housing Authority is actively seeking diverse candidates and affirming of all identities. For information on Omaha Housing Authority, including more information on employee benefits and our company culture, visit our website at

Salary Range

The Hire Rate is $21.86 per hour, this is a Union Position.

Job Function

To perform skilled and semi-skilled building and/or repair services to maintain public housing properties, administrative office sites, and grounds. Perform general cleaning of shops and offices and cleaning of apartments being prepared for rental. Perform general maintenance and upkeep of grounds. Completes maintenance work orders and submits appropriate paperwork. Participates on the after-hours emergency maintenance call schedule.

Essential Functions

Repairs and/or replaces plumbing fixtures, such as sinks, pipes, faucets, wax seals, and water heaters.
Repair interior electrical systems including replacement of switches, outlets, wall plates, fuses, breakers, etc.
Repairs and/or replaces doors, windows, locks, floor tile, door and window frames, window and patio door screens, shelving, cabinets, countertops, etc.
Repair interior and exterior structural damages (i.e., holes in walls, ceiling, damaged floors, cracked foundation, missing roof shingles, siding, etc.).
Unplug plumbing fixtures, interior drains, and main sewer line.
Repairs and performs preventative maintenance to OHA – furnished appliances (ranges and refrigerators) and equipment (furnaces and air conditions). Instruct resident of proper care and use of equipment.
Sheetrock installation, minor painting, and plastering.
Prepare vacant renovations within the established guidelines and timeframe.
Responsible for ensuring work orders are completed timely and that the inventory used in completing the work orders is accounted for.
Complete maintenance items in development sites, high-rise towers, and scattered-site OHA properties as identified in work orders as required.
Must be familiar with Uniform Physical Conditions Standards and ensure property is maintained in accordance with those standards.
Ensure that the property grounds are clean and kept free of debris and litter.
Landscaping which may include mulching, seeding, and re-sending, fertilizing, weeding, planting, pruning, trimming, and digging of grounds.
Maintain frequent contact with office daily to obtain additional work order requests. Completes all necessary paperwork associated with work orders and submits to the appropriate office location. Daily contact with residents.
Maintain vehicle log when OHA vehicle is used.
Monitor maintenance and repair of the vehicle assigned to zone.
Refers need for pest control, housekeeping, and other lease violations to supervisor.
Safety practices must be followed at all times to prevent cuts from sharp metal, burns from soldering and welding, falls from ladders and scaffolds, and damage to hearing from harmful noise.
Employees must wear work boots and OHA-issued uniforms.
Regular and predictable attendance is required.

Additional Responsibilities

Will be required to assist with snow removal and yard work.
May assist with special projects.
Will work weekends, evening hours, or shift work if needed.
Will provide training to other staff.
Will be required to respond to emergency calls 24 hours per day when on call.
Will be required to provide backup to utility workers as needed.
Other duties as assigned.


Must be able to communicate effectively and be tactful in responding to residents who may be frustrated and demanding.
Ability to understand oral and written work assignments. Ability to complete assignments with minimal supervision.
High school graduate (or equivalent). Knowledge of the methods, materials, tools and equipment used in at least two of the building trades. Knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety precautions involved in the building trades. Knowledge of occupational hazards.
Must possess and maintain a valid motor vehicle license and have a good driving record. Must be insurable under the OHA Auto Insurance Policy.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, consultants, contractors, HUD, local, state, federal officials; ability to communicate with people from a broad range of socio-economic backgrounds.

Working Conditions

Significant exposure to weather conditions (heat, cold, rain, snow, ice) when working in the development units, high-rise buildings and scattered-site housing and and involves considerable public contact.
Work may be performed from high ladders and/or scaffolding or in confined areas.


The employee routinely works from an upright standing position. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 100 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move more than 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
Requires the ability to withstand physical activity including; bending, twisting, climbing, reaching, flexibility, mobility and standing for extended periods of time.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Equipment Operation

(Any one position may not use all of the tools and equipment listed nor do the listed examples comprise all of the tools and equipment that may be used in positions allocated to this classification)

Facsimile Machine
Specialized Equipment

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Posted on:
April 11, 2024

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