MLF is excited to announce the position of Maintenance Technician.

The Maintenance Technician is an integral part of the Construction & Maintenance Department. The Maintenance Technician will perform a variety of maintenance and repair duties at Community First! Village, a 51-acre master planned community that provides affordable, permanent housing for individuals coming out of chronic homelessness.

This is a full-time non-exempt position reporting to the Director of Maintenance. Work performed will be at Community First! Village located at 9101 and 9301 Hog Eye Road, Austin, TX 78724.

Mobile Loaves & Fishes has embarked on a new and innovative journey to transform how we care for the chronically homeless in our community. We have recently launched and developed Community First! Village, a 51-acre master planned community that provides affordable, permanent housing and a supportive community for the disabled, chronically homeless in Central Texas. And we are now embarking on a second phase of community expansion, adding more than 300 new neighbors over the next 5 years.

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Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Perform maintenance and preventative maintenance on tiny homes, RVs, and office buildings to include HVAC, electrical, carpentry and general repairs
  • Perform inspections on homes, buildings, equipment, and systems to identify issues
  • Repair faulty units or systems in accordance with maintenance department standards
  • Plan, schedule, and update repairs in Appfolio system
  • Coordinate maintenance and repairs outside of technician’s expertise with the Director of Maintenance and/or outside vendors
  • Check all materials received for quantity, quality, dimensions, and damage
  • Notify the Director of Maintenance of any delays, unforeseen conditions, or subcontractor no-shows that will affect the schedule
  • Responsible for knowing and understanding all job paperwork, plans and specifications
  • Communicate supply needs to the purchasing agent
  • Perform job duties in accordance with safety policies and procedures
  • Report any safety hazards or concerns to the Safety team
  • Attend daily team meetings, monthly staff meetings, and other meetings deemed necessary
  • Other Duties & Responsibilities as needed

MLF is a faith-based organization with its ideals and philosophy coming directly from the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change, or new ones may be assigned at any time with or without notice.

MLF is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Personnel are chosen based on ability without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, genetics, disability, marital status, or sexual orientation in accordance with federal and state law.

It is important for all applicants to understand that Mobile Loaves & Fishes is an essential business that provides food, shelter, and other necessities of life for our neighbors who have experienced homelessness. We strive to joyfully maintain these essential services to those that are most in need in our community. All employees of Mobile Loaves & Fishes are expected to work onsite to maintain the essential functions of the organization. All applicants should be aware of our essential business classification before applying for open positions.

Goals

  • Transform the way people view the stereotype of those who find themselves homeless
  • To reconnect the homeless to self, family, and community
  • Help the chronically homeless rediscover and utilize their God-given talents to do purposeful work
  • To connect human to human, heart to heart through the fellowship of food and hospitality
  • Inspire people to give abundantly and offer their best first

Our Mission
We provide food and clothing, cultivate community and promote dignity to our homeless brothers and sisters in need.

Core Values

The vision is supported by core values centered on our belief that homelessness is the result of a profound catastrophic loss of family:

  • God, infinitely prefect and blessed in himself, in a plan of sheer goodness, freely created man to make him share in His own blessed life
  • By virtue of being created by God in His image, we are all called to live in community and relationship with Him through each other
  • The family is the original cell of social life
  • You shall love your neighbor as yourself
  • All members of the human family are equal in dignity
  • The Lord God took the man and settled him in the Garden of Eden to cultivate and care for it. Gen.2:15

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Commitment to serving those who have experienced homelessness and personal alignment with Mobile Loaves & Fishes’ vision, mission, core values, and goals
  • 2 to 3 years facilities maintenance experience
  • In depth knowledge of maintenance procedures, RV systems, basic tools, and appliances, including propane/electric appliance operation, HVAC systems, electrical, roofing, plumbing preferred
  • Ability to operate a variety of hand and power tools
  • Ability to effectively communicate with a positive attitude
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, residents, and volunteers
  • Position requires prolonged kneeling, standing, walking, twisting, climbing, and the ability to lift and carry up to 80 lbs
  • Ability to work in varied conditions (i.e., heat, cold, rain, ice, snow, ), inside and outside
  • Ability to safely climb and work from a ladder for extended periods
  • Familiarity with MS Office, Google Drive and Appfolio a plus
  • OSHA 10 or 30 in General or Construction industry a plus, or can be obtained within 90 days of employment
  • Outstanding problem solver
  • Basic set of hand tools preferred
  • Demonstrate integrity and strive for excellence in her/his
  • Ability to manage multiple projects in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to listen and learn from others
  • Comfortable with teaching others and giving guidance
  • Willingness to take ownership of projects and find creative ways to accomplish goals with limited resources
  • Dependable, consistently showing up to work and meeting deadlines
  • Must submit to pre-employment and random drug and alcohol testing
  • Must have a valid driver’s license

Our Purpose & Vision

We empower communities into a lifestyle of service with the homeless.

Guiding Principles
These Guiding Principles are the basis upon which MLF team members make decisions, plan strategies, and interact with each other and our community. The principles define the kind of leaders we are striving to be.

Yes, and…Positive Attitude

  • Looks for the positive in any situation
  • Begins with yes, and looks for positive possibilities from a proposed idea
  • Has a generally positive attitude

Semper Gumby (flexible/adaptable)

  • Adapts to big & small change well
  • Can formulate alternative plans when things change
  • Is teachable (learns from others) and willing to change

Relational

  • Develops numerous strong relationships with staff, neighbors & volunteers
  • Shows humility in his/her servant leadership
  • Looks for the good in others. Assumes the best in other’s intentions
  • Treats others with love & respect, including when talking about them to others
  • Works to resolve conflict with others, goes directly to the person

Team Player

  • Puts MLF above himself/herself and his or her program
  • Depends on others to help with solutions
  • Brings strengths of the team together

Communicator

  • Keeps others informed of things going on in their program
  • Communicates effectively to staff, neighbors & volunteers
  • Resolves conflict well & in a timely manner

Multiplier

  • Delegates effectively to staff, contractors & volunteers
  • Invests in developing staff, contractors & volunteers
  • Empowers staff, contractors & volunteers so that their talents & ideas are unleashed

Good Steward

  • Stewards MLF physical resources (money, land, equipment, etc.) well
  • Stewards MLF human resources well (staff, volunteers, donors, neighbors, & board)
  • Takes care of one self physically, mentally, emotionally & spiritually

Dependable/Accountable

  • Sets reasonable deadlines & meets them consistently
  • Keeps others informed if they won’t meet a deadline
  • Comes on time & prepared for meetings