Maintenance Assistant

Roanoke, VA

  • Department: PMM
  • Posting Date: 3/1/19
  • Closing Date: Open until filled
  • Salary: $9 - $10.00/hr.
  • Code: MA-PMM



Primary responsibility for activities used in preparing apartments and properties for tenants.



Supervised by:      Maintenance Superintendent, Director of PMM

Supervises:            No one

Coordinates with:  Planner/Scheduler and Maintenance Superintendent



  • Keeps work and storage space clean.
  • Performs all duties safely in assigned work areas.
  • Reports needed repairs to supervisor daily.
  • Makes reports on apartments and properties as needed.
  • Follows all environmental procedures and polices.
  • Paints vacant apartments, hallways, and buildings as required.
  • Performs minor maintenance repairs as knowledge allows
  • Completes and submits daily work order requests
  • Assists with repairs including HVAC systems.
  • Assists with snow removal as needed.
  • Assists with evictions or abandonment of apartments by removing apartment dwellings.
  • Secures building each night before leaving.
  • Performs other duties as required.



  • Some knowledge of cleaning methods, materials and tools or equipment used in preparing surfaces and painting wood, metal, plaster or sheet rock surfaces.
  • Demonstrates comprehensive knowledge of general maintenance equipment.
  • Demonstrates comprehensive knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety precautions in the workplace.
  • Demonstrates ability to prepare estimates and order materials.


  • Flexibility to take On-Call Rotation
  • Demonstrated experience of basic carpentry, electrical, plumbing, and mechanical practices.
  • Willing to learn new skills.
  • Willing to alter working hours and attend meetings as necessary.
  • Ability to communicate with staff/clients of various social/ethnic/economic backgrounds.
  • Able to work in a team work environment.
  • Ability to complete and update computer generated work orders.
  • Ability to understand and follow simple oral and written instructions.



  • High School diploma or GED.
  • Experience in building maintenance and painting.
  • Experience in HVAC systems and repair and CFC Certification preferred



  • Must have a valid Virginia Operator’s license with a good driving record and reliable transportation.
  • Must pass drug screening.  Some positions require positive complete background screening including:  criminal, sex offender and child protective services.
  • This position requires the individual to be in the field and must have contact with the office staff and supervisor therefore an agency issued cell phone is necessary.
  • Must be able to work in unsanitary conditions.
  • Willing to alter working hours and attend meetings as necessary.
  • Physical activity of this position – climbing; ascending and descending ladders, stairs, scaffolding, ramps, poles and the like; balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, standing for long periods of time; walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, use of fingers for – picking, pinching and typing; grasping, feeling, talking, hearing, repetitive motion of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers.
  • Physical requirements of this position – medium work; exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and up to 30 pounds of force frequently.
  • Visual acuity requirements – must be able to determine the accuracy, neatness and thoroughness of the work assigned or to make general observations of facilities or structures.
  • Conditions subject to in this position – both environmental conditions; activities occur inside and outside.


If position requires tools, TAP will purchase the needed tools.  The employee using the tools will be responsible for the care/maintenance of the tools.  If any tool(s) are damaged or malfunctions, the employee will return the tool(s) to the TAP office for replacement.  If the tool(s) are lost, the employee using the tool(s) will be responsible for replacing any tool(s) lost at their own expense.


This description provides information regarding the essential functions of the designated job, and general nature and level of work associated with the job.  It should not be interpreted to describe all the duties that may be required of such employees or be used to limit the nature and extent of assignments such an individual may be given.

Every TAP employee shares in TAP’s responsibility to “Mobilize Community Resources” in support of TAP’s anti-poverty efforts.

TAP hires only U.S. Citizens and lawfully authorized aliens.


Equal Opportunity Employer/Drug Free Workplace

Bilinguals Encouraged to Apply