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Maintenance Director

Location: 50 East 168th Street, Bronx, NY 10452 Reports to: Property Manager

The Maintenance Director will be responsible for the overall maintenance and operation of WHEDco's mixed-use, affordable housing development complex. He/She will be responsible for the daily supervision of all maintenance workers assigned to the building, including assignment of daily work schedules and inspection of completed work details.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned. Operational
•Review work orders to determine work priorities. Schedule repair and maintenance activities to address and resolve work orders.

•Track supplies, tools and equipment reserves and make requisitions required for operations in a timely manner.

•Inspect machines and equipment for conformance with operational standards and direct maintenance activities on utility systems to provide continuous supply of heat, steam, electric power, gas, or air required for operations.

•Plan, develop, and implement preventative methods and procedures designed to improve operations, minimize operating costs, and effect greater utilization of labor and materials.

•Work with management personnel to resolve maintenance problems and recommend measures to improve operations and conditions of machines and equipment.

•Work with WHEDco Directors to coordinate activities of individual departments.

•Performs activities of workers supervised.

•Maintain time and attendance records for building’s maintenance staff.

•Direct training of maintenance staff to improve work performance, acquaint workers with company policies and procedures and enforce safety regulations.

•Consult with workers' representatives to resolve grievances.

•Analyze and resolve work problems, or assist workers in solving work problems.

•Maintain building maintenance staff job results by initiating or suggesting plans to motivate workers to achieve work goals, coaching, counseling and disciplining employees; planning, monitoring and appraising job results.


The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

•High School Diploma or GED and 7 years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

•Demonstrated knowledge of the Multiple Dwelling Law, Housing Code and Department of Buildings compliance, construction trades and competitive procurement

•Experience with energy efficiency and/or high performance, multifamily buildings

•Experience working in affordable housing buildings with rental subsidies such as Section 8, and compliance requirements related to federal HOME funding and Low Income Housing Tax Credits

•Proven ability to effectively communicate with tenants, contractors, enforcement officials, lawyers, insurance agents, upper management, customers and employees of organization.

•Ability to write routine reports, keep detailed logs, document issues and read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.

•Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent.

•Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.

•Spanish Proficiency Preferred


•Fire Safety Director Certification

•Safety certification is desirable

•Green Building Training is desirable

PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is occasionally required to sit. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to outside weather conditions. The employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, extreme cold, extreme heat, risk of electrical shock, and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

To apply, send a cover letter and resume to or Rebecca Eigenbauer WHEDco 50 East 168th Street Bronx, NY 10462

WHEDco and Phipps Houses is an equal opportunity employer.

About Organization:
The Women’s Housing and Economic Development Corporation (WHEDco), a Bronx-based nonprofit housing and community development organization, seeks a Maintenance Director. WHEDco has worked for twenty years to build a more beautiful, equitable, and economically vibrant Bronx. We reach 35,000 people annually through energy-efficient, healthy and affordable homes; early childhood education and youth development; home-based childcare microenterprise and food business incubation; and family support. See for more information. WHEDco is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, color, religion, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information or any other status protected by federal, state or local law.



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