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Maintenance Worker Posts With NYCHA Starting At $30/Hr.

100 Long-Term Appointments; Residency Not Required; Need Experience; $192 Filing Fee

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The New York City Housing Authority is hiring skilled candidates to fill about 100 Maintenance Worker positions. The starting wage is $29.98 per hour, increasing to $31.16 after two years. Comprehensive health plans are available after 90 days of employment.  

Duties and Responsibilities

Under direct supervision, Maintenance Workers maintain, adjust and make minor repairs of building hardware, furniture, shelving and equipment, replace broken window and door glass; repair windows and sash, and make minor repairs to masonry, woodwork, flooring and walls. They also make minor repairs to buildings’ electrical, plumbing and heating systems, assist in relocating building equipment as directed, visually inspect public buildings, structures and equipment to assess and check for defects, malfunctions and hazardous conditions, and prepare and keep records. They also drive to and from work sites.


Successful applicants will have 1) three years of full‐time satisfactory experience as a mechanic, journeyperson or helper in the electrical trades, the mechanical trades, or the construction or maintenance of buildings; or 

2) At least two years of full-time satisfactory experience as described in “1” above plus sufficient full-time training or education in the electrical, mechanical or construction trades in a trade school, technical school or vocational high school to make up the equivalent of three years of acceptable experience. 

Six months of experience will be credited for each year of full-time acceptable training or education.

Hired Maintenance Workers will have a choice of fully paid basic health and hospitalization insurance plans for them and their family. Insurance becomes effective after 90 days of employment.

A union welfare fund will provide prescription drug coverage, dental and vision benefits effective after 90 days. Maintenance Workers are  represented by Teamsters Local 237. 

All those hired will be guaranteed 40 hours every week. There may be opportunities for overtime assignments.

Hiring Process 

For immediate consideration, send your resume by email, with a subject line that reads “NYCHA MAINTENANCE WORKER” to the following dedicated email address:

All candidates must present suitable documentation of legal authorization to work in the United States. They also will be subject to full-panel pre-employment controlled-substance testing. Candidates to whom a conditional offer of employment is made are subject to a screening of any prior criminal convictions to the extent permitted by Article 23-A of the NYS Correction Law and the NYC Fair Chance Act.

Candidates are subject to application-processing fees totaling $192, including fees of $60 for application processing, $87 for fingerprinting and background investigation and $45 for pre-employment controlled-substance testing.

NYCHA does not have an NYC residency requirement. Best efforts will be made to place newly hired Maintenance Workers to work at a housing development in the borough in which they live, or otherwise to minimize travel time.

Appointments made at this time are not permanent but are expected to be long-term and could extend to a year or more. Those appointed may become eligible for permanent appointment if they take the civil-service exam for Maintenance Worker, which is expected to be offered this year.

NYCHA is the nation’s largest public housing authority, with over 11,000 employees who manage and maintain 311 developments that house about 400,000 residents. 

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