Senior Special Projects Technician

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General Job Description:

  1. A Senior Special Projects Technician leads the process of investigating, proposing, and performing specialized projects around the cooperative using only in-house labor and assists in training central-level technicians, house maintenance managers, and house-level crew in repair and maintenance techniques. Senior Special Projects Technicians oversee Special Project Technician's work in order to ensure good quality and timely completion. Senior Maintenance Technicians must possess the ability and desire to provide excellent customer service and work effectively in a cooperative, student-run organization.

Job Maintenance Tasks:

  1. Works with and supervises the work of the Special Project Technicians on the job.
  2. Leads regularly scheduled routine tours of the houses for the purpose of developing solutions for deferred maintenance or proposing improvements to the properties that can be completed using only the labor of the Special Projects Team. These suggestions are delivered to the Maintenance Director for consideration
  3. Leads development and implementation of routine preventative maintenance schedules for different aspects of house upkeep.
  4. Works from written and oral instructions performs work in multiple trades to maintain and improve BSC properties, both on a regular and emergency basis. Supervises and instructs summer crew, summer workers, and unit level workers in carrying out project-specific tasks and general maintenance tasks when needed.
  5. Collaborates with the Maintenance Technician team in the day-to-day upkeep of the co-op on an as-needed basis at the discretion of the Maintenance Director.
  6. Collaborates with the Project Director on BAPS, HAPS, and DAPS projects or work involving outside vendors on an as-needed basis at the discretion of the Maintenance Director.
  7. Conducts minor vehicle maintenance and coordinates regular services and repairs for the BSC vehicle fleet.
  8. Maintains written and computerized records of work done.
  9. Develops basic written plans/drawings of work to be done.
  10. Responds to requests from the Maintenance Director regarding emergency overtime, as needed.
  11. Help the Regular Preventative Maintenance Techs safely and legally navigate performing complex upkeep and construction in what are primarily Victorian era buildings with multiple decades of era specific infrastructure built into them
  12. Other duties as assigned by the Maintenance Director.
  13. On a rotating basis in conjunction with the Maintenance Director, Project Director, and Senior Preventative Maintenance Technician, carry and answer the Maintenance Emergency Phone after hours and respond to emergencies as needed.

Relationship with Board/Membership:

  1. Leads workshops in building repair and maintenance techniques, for house maintenance managers, other maintenance staff, and BSC members, as requested.
  2. Participates in regular semester trainings of house maintenance managers.
  3. Keeps relevant records and statistics, and reports to Board and management as necessary.
  4. Maintains good relations with members in BSC properties being worked on.

Skills/Knowledge for Job Performance:

1. Experience in at least three of the following areas.
a. General carpentry (framing, sheetrock, trim and finish),
b. Electrical,
c. Plumbing,
d. Heating and mechanical,
e. Locksmithing
2. Well-rounded knowledge of building codes.
3. Experience in older construction and remodeling.
4. Good interpersonal and verbal/written communication skills.
5. Hands-on knowledge of residential buildings maintenance and repair.
6. Ability to work with a diverse array of individuals and students in particular.
7. Excellent problem-solving/troubleshooting skills.
8. Must be able to learn new skills and information quickly and easily and work under pressure and in crisis.
9. Experience with community service/organizing.
10. Demonstrated ability to work independently.
11. Basic skill with Microsoft Office programs (i.e. Word, Excel), email, google applications, and familiarity with database programs.
12. Ability to drive a car or truck, along with a valid California Driver’s License.

Entry Level Experience/Education Required:

  1. 10 years trades experience

Term of job: Indefinite

Hours per week: 40

Basic pay wage: Hourly, Level 20 21

Hired by: Staff Hiring Committee

Immediate Supervisor: Maintenance Director

Contract: BSCEA

[Approved by Board 10/27/2022]