Maintenance Technician (Entry-Level)

Website Shelter Care

Job details
Salary: $16.50 an hour
Job Type

  • Full-time
  • Part-time

Full Job Description

ShelterCare’s Maintenance Department of Eugene, OR is seeking to hire an entry-level Maintenance Technician to provide skilled work in the form of carpentry, minor plumbing, painting, and mechanical repair work. We are willing to train someone who shows an aptitude for this type of work. The Maintenance Department keeps our many program sites up and running smoothly, working on offices, landscaping, and client living units on ShelterCare-owned properties.

This position is part-time (24 hours a week) until COVID-19 restrictions are lifted or eased. However, once the background check comes back you’ll be able to pick up more hours on-call. Also, depending on the workload, more hours may be assigned.

When COVID restrictions are eased, this position will be a 40-hour week full-time position.

The Maintenance Technician earns a competitive wage of $16.50/hr ($34,320 annually at full-time hours). This is a non-exempt, hourly position.

Our employees enjoy excellent benefits including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance; 10 paid holidays; generous paid time off accrual*; a pet-friendly environment; paid time volunteering for other organizations; and an employee assistance program. If you have experience in maintenance work and want to pursue a rewarding career as a Maintenance Technician, apply today!

Up to 144 hours during the first 12 months for employees working 40 hours a week. Prorated for employees working less than 40 hours a week.

As a Maintenance Technician, you will do both indoor and outdoor painting. You will repair drywall, perform dry-rot repair, frame doors, install windows, and perform floor repair underlayment, tile, carpet and vinyl. You will also do some minor plumbing, such as clearing drains and toilets, replacing hot water tanks, faucets, shower valves, etc. You’ll perform many mechanical repair tasks, such as replacing, repairing and cleaning exhaust fans, dryer ducts and vents, and servicing existing furnaces, filters, etc. You will change outlets, Switches, GFI”s, fixtures; you’ll rebuild heaters, thermostats, change bulbs & ballast, etc.

It’s very important to note that you’ll be interacting with ShelterCare clients on a daily basis. Most of ShelterCare’s clients have either a history of homelessness or serious mental illness.

Other major aspects of your position will include consistent attendance is an essential function of the job. The Maintenance Team works as a team and relies on each other’s good attendance. You’ll keep accurate time logs, with division for facilities; purchase required materials, utilizing agency purchase orders; and complete required paperwork. Finally, you’ll be asked to maintain your assigned vehicle in a reasonable manner.

As a Maintenance Technician, you’ll love being able to make a difference in the lives of those you serve!



  • Aptitude for learning quickly
  • Must be able to work on ladders, scaffolding, lifts, etc.
  • Be able to lift, push and pull up to 50 pounds for an extended period of time
  • Knowledge of fencing, concrete work, furniture refinishing and preventative maintenance
  • Must be available for weekly rotating on-call schedule
  • Ability to drive agency vehicles
  • Ability to successfully pass a DHS background check


  • Experience working with individuals diagnosed with serious mental illness


The temporary schedule for this part-time position is Tuesday – Thursday, 8:00am – 4:30pm.

Once the Maintenance department is able to work full-time after COVID restrictions are eased, the 40-hour schedule will beMonday – Friday, 8:00am – 4:30pm.


If you have experience in maintenance and would like to make a difference as a Maintenance Technician, please fill out our short, mobile-friendly application. We look forward to meeting you!


ShelterCare is a social services agency that is directed by a board of community volunteers. We have multiple programs in the Eugene/Springfield area. We offer a range of housing solutions combined with wraparound services for families and community members who are homeless or on the verge of homelessness. This includes adults who are homeless, have been homeless in the past, have a serious mental illness, or a combination of these. Because of the variety of services we offer, we are able to help many people in our community.

Our team is collaborative, person-centered, compassionate, and results-focused. We incorporate these values into every aspect of our agency, striving to be the best we can at serving our clients and supporting each other. Here at ShelterCare, every employee has a voice. In addition to making a difference for the vulnerable populations we serve, we offer a fun, positive company culture and opportunities for growth and development.

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