Hopewell Redevelopment and Housing Authority
Hopewell, VA
Job Type
Property Name
Thomas Rolfe Court Management Office


JOB TITLE: Maintenance Mechanic, CODE NO. 1300


EMPLOYER: Hopewell Redevelopment & Housing Authority (HRHA)


REPORTS TO:  Property Manager


EFFECTIVE DATE: 08/12/2019


SUMMARY: Responsible for complex work on mechanical maintenance and upkeep on buildings and grounds for the Authority.  Performs maintenance work within specific objectives, priorities and policies of the department; performs work through work order requests and assigned work schedules.  Work under general supervision with some independent judgment as to how the work is to be performed.  Refers unusual cases to a higher level.  Position is accountable to the Chief Operating Officer with direct supervision by the Property Manager.



  • Performs ordinary repairs and maintenance to buildings such as: replacing roofing materials, broken glass and light bulbs; repairing plumbing, lighting, windows, and fixtures; laying tile; painting; and electrical, mechanical and carpentry repairs; cleans empty apartments.
  • Cleans and maintains grounds and park areas; maintains fences and outdoor structures.
  • Loads and unloads maintenance equipment. Cleans and makes minor repairs to equipment.
  • Participates in the removal, disassembly, inspection, repair, assembly and alignment of housing components, appliances, mechanical and electrical equipment in dwelling units.
  • Reads utility meters.
  • Makes minor building repairs and modifications such as installing partitions, doors, and drywall, including simple electrical wiring.
  • Maintain and account for inventory.
  • Responsible for afterhour’s emergency calls.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned by management.



  • This job has no supervisory responsibilities.




  • High School diploma or GED and four years related experience and/or training, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • CAMT Certification
  • Certificates, licenses and registrations required: Valid Virginia Driver’s License
  • Computer skills required: Payroll Systems
  • Other skills required:
    • Knowledge of basic equipment and method used in maintaining and installing plumbing and appliances.
    • Knowledge of the methods and materials used in building, electrical and mechanical maintenance work.
    • Some knowledge of welding and angle iron construction methods and operation of furnaces and air conditioners.
    • Skills/abilities required to operate basic equipment which is used to perform the work assigned and which usually requires some previous training or experience; skills in the use of hand tools and power equipment used in building and maintenance work
    • Ability to work independently in performing routine maintenance and minor repairs on buildings and their blueprints and wiring diagrams.
    • Ability to maintain good working relationships with other employees and the public.
    • Thorough knowledge of carpentry, construction, plumbing, electricity, grounds keeping and/or general repair work as may be gained through a combination of vocational training after high school or several years’ progressive experience performing building construction and maintenance work, criminal background, and drug screening check required.
  • Valid Virginia Driver’s License, criminal background, and drug screening check required.




  • Communication: Expresses verbal and written ideas and thoughts clearly and effectively; good listening and comprehension skills; keeps other adequately informed; uses appropriate communication methods; adjusts approach or method to best fit the situation; exhibits objectivity and openness to other’ views; manages competing demands; accepts criticism and feedback.
  • Accountability:Arrives as scheduled, prepared to work; takes responsibility for own actions; commits to doing the best job possible; keeps commitments; removes threats to our customers, colleagues, and properties; reacts to problems by solving them; recognizes responsibility for the success of others as well as the organization’s success.
  • Teamwork: Behavior, communications, and actions reflect positively on business unit and HRHA; provides support, information, and other resources to internal and external customers of the Authority to further HRHA initiatives, goals and objectives; actively contributes to teamwork; balances team and individual responsibilities.
  • Initiative: Seeks solutions to problems both within and beyond area of direct responsibility; looks for and takes advantage of opportunities; seeks opportunities to increase job skills, proficiency, and knowledge.
  • Creativity: Develops and presents solutions to improve business processes; adapts efficiently and effectively to changes in the work environment. Creates opportunities or benefits for the work unit or authority.
  • Customer Service: Displays courtesy and sensitivity towards others; manages difficult or emotional customer situations; responds promptly to customer needs; works effectively with others; establishes and maintains positive working relationships; does the right thing the first time; displays dependability; follows up and follows through in every situation.




  • Integrity: Follows applicable policies and rules in making decisions and taking actions; complies with regulations and laws; demonstrates honesty; observes the highest standards of ethical conduct in the performance of their jobs; avoids the appearance of wrongdoing; gives realistic and direct answers; if answer is unknown, works diligently to find the answer.




  • Frequently required to stand
  • Frequently required to walk
  • Occasionally required to sit
  • Frequently required to utilize hand and finger dexterity
  • Frequently required to climb, balance, bend, stoop, kneel or crawl
  • Frequently utilize visual acuity to operate equipment, read
  • technical information, and/or use a keyboard
  • Frequently required to lift/push/carry items up to 50 pounds.
  • Occasionally exposure to wet and/or humid conditions  (non-weather)
  • Occasionally work near moving mechanical parts
  • Occasionally exposure to outside weather conditions
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