Maintenance Assistant

Housing · Highland Park, New Jersey
Department Housing
Employment Type Full-Time Non Client-Facing
Minimum Experience Mid-level
Compensation $42,640

Job DescriptionMaintenance Assistant - Reformed Church of Highland Park Affordable Housing Corporation (RCHP-AHC)

Position Description

With the property management team, the Maintenance Assistant for RCHP-AHC provides routine and seasonal maintenance for properties in the RCHP-AHC portfolio as part of the Maintenance Team. This position requires both team and individual work. This position will report to the Property Manager.


  • Performing general repair and upkeep for AHC properties including: painting, roof repair, light plumbing, light electrical, lawn care, snow removal, deep cleaning, preparing new apartments for new clients, collecting donated furniture, preparing for inspections (town inspections, state government inspections, fire inspections), debris removal, and other tasks as needed
  • Assisting with maintenance of our 3 AHC vehicles (white and blue van + yellow truck)
  • Responding to evening and weekend emergencies on a rotating basis– holding the AHC phone during assigned hours
  • Working cooperatively with and providing guidance for maintenance assistants and occasional volunteers
  • Maintaining a positive relationship with tenants – representing the agency in a professional manner when interacting with tenants and while in their homes
  • Regular communication with Property Manager and Director of Operations
  • Assisting to create and implement procedure and systems to enhance the smooth operation of the Maintenance Department of AHC
  • Create and maintain organization for storage of furniture and tools
  • Setting up apartments
  • Moving furniture from donors to donation warehouse, from donation warehouse to apartments
  • Managing recycling and garbage at some properties
  • Responding to maintenance emergencies
  • Taking a turn at being on call for weekend and evening maintenance emergencies

Seasonal Building Maintenance


  • lawncare preparation, gutter cleaning
  • Pest control preparation (ants)
  • Air handler filter replacement
  • Schedule HVAC maintenance as needed
  • Clean exterior A/C equipment
  • Schedule vehicle maintenance
  • Check property for winter weather damage


  • Lawn care (lawns, hedges, trees and mulch, weed control)
  • Power washing houses
  • Pest control
  • Check A/C and thermostats are working
  • make sure all windows and screens are working properly


  • Lawn care (leaf clean up)
  • Gutters need to be cleaned, 
  • Prep property for winter
  • Check heating is working in all properties
  • weatherization as needed to help reduce energy costs


  • Snow and ice removal
  • Check roof for any moisture breaches
  • Ensure heating is working properly in all homes
  • Communicate with tenants to keep water in lines moving daily to prevent freezing on colder days

COMPENSATION: This position is for 40 hours/week at a salary of $42,640/year.



Knowledge and experience in property maintenance, construction, and/or repair.  Experience working with diverse populations, including non-English speaking clients.  Ability to multi-task and creatively problem solve, and ability to work in a fast-paced and vibrant environment required. Ability to work independently. Must have reliable transportation and a clean driving record.

Reformed Church of Highland Park Affordable Housing Corporation (RCHP-AHC)


RCHP-AHC is an equal opportunity employer. Diversity is a core value at RCHP-AHC and in its programs. We are passionate about building and sustaining an inclusive and equitable working and service environment for all clients, staff, and volunteers. We believe every member on our team and in our community enriches our diversity by exposing us to a broad range of ways to understand and engage with the world, identify challenges, and to discover, design, and deliver solutions. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status, or other protected or unprotected categories. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

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  • Location
    Highland Park, New Jersey
  • Department
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time Non Client-Facing
  • Minimum Experience
  • Compensation