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Construction Skilled Laborer

Omaha Housing Authority

Omaha Housing Authority


Job title:
Construction Skilled Laborer

Job level:

Job description:
Construction Skilled Laborer

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.

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 Health, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance; a 401(a) retirement with a 5.5% match and a 457 compensation plan. Employees also receive 12 days of vacation that begin accumulating on your date of hire; and 17 paid holidays, which include your Birthday, a Floating Holiday, and a Self-Care Day. For information on Omaha Housing Authority, including more information on Employee Benefits and our Company Culture, visit our website at

Salary Range

$17.53 - $23.67 per hour

Job Function

The Construction Skilled Laborer will work as part of a team to modernize and renovate public housing. The team works at various public housing locations to carry out projects identified in the capital funds 5 year plan and related to the modernization and rehabilitation of public housing, primarily completing renovations on the interior of residential units. This is an entry level construction position that will receive training from a Finish Carpenter and work under the supervision of a Project Facilitator. Duties include performing general and skilled construction tasks, including completing work orders and submitting appropriate paperwork.

Essential Functions

Assists with repairs and/or replacement of plumbing fixtures, such as sinks, pipes, faucets, wax seals and water heaters.
Assists with repairing interior electrical systems including replacement of switches, outlets, wall plates, fuses, breakers, etc.
Assists with repairs and/or replaces doors, windows, locks, floor tile, door and window frames, window and patio door screens, shelving, cabinets, counter tops, etc.
Assists with repairing 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 to OHA – furnished appliances (ranges and refrigerators) and equipment (furnaces and air conditions).
Assists with sheetrock installation, minor painting and plastering.
Assist with moving, loading and unloading materials. Responsible for ensuring maintenance site remains safe at all times through regularly cleaning worksite.
Prepare renovations on residential units within the established guidelines and timeframes.
Responsible for ensuring work orders are completed timely and that the inventory used in competing 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 the property is maintained in accordance with those standards.
Maintain vehicle log when an OHA vehicle is used.
Monitor maintenance and repair of the vehicle assigned to team.
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

May assist with special projects.
Other duties as assigned.


High school graduate (or equivalent) and one (1) year previous experience in the construction industry is preferred.
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 understand oral and written work assignments. Ability to complete assignments with minimal supervision.
Basic knowledge of computers and smart phones required, including the ability to complete workorders using the mobile maintenance system.
Knowledge of construction methods, materials, tools and equipment. Knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety precautions involved in the building trades.
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

Work may be performed from high ladders and/or scaffolding or in confined areas.
Work is performed indoors in a variety of settings or outdoors in normal weather conditions. It may be performed amid above-normal noise levels, near machinery with moving mechanical parts, near or with electrical currents, in high places or confined spaces, and in conditions such as high humidity, fumes, odors, and exposure to chemicals.
Requires the ability to withstand physical activity including; bending, twisting, climbing, reaching, flexibility, mobility and standing for extended periods of time.


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
Telephone/Cell Phone/Smart Phone
Facsimile Machine
Specialized Equipment
Hand and Power Tools

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.

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Posted on:
September 12, 2022