SOUTHAMPTON HOUSING AUTHORITY

PO Box 799,  Hampton Bays, NY  11946     631-488-4220      info@southamptonha.org

Executive Director:  Curtis Highsmith, Jr.

OUR MISSION 

In keeping with the rural character of the hamlets and villages of the Town of Southampton, the mission of the Southampton Housing Authority is to develop affordable mixed-income housing opportunities.

ANNOUNCEMENTS



EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

As of August 22, 2014

The Southampton Housing Authority is accepting resumes for Maintenance Mechanic III and Maintenance Mechanic II.   


****The Maintenance Mechanic III  will be skilled in one of the major craft or specialty areas such as carpentry, plumbing, painting, electricity, mechani­cal and welding.  Other specialty trades areas include, but are not limited to, heating and refrigeration, audio systems, roofing, sheet metal, temperature control, control wiring, complex high temperature water systems, electronics, masonry, elevator repair, swimming pools, sewage treatment, glasswork, and repair and maintenance of equipment and machinery.  The employee may be performing sub-craftsman level duties while supervising the work of subordinate Maintenance Mechanics II.  The incumbent is expected to exercise considerable independent judgment in deter­mining materials and methods to be used in performing assignments.  Work assign­ments are received in the form of oral or written instructions, sketches or blueprints.  The employee may supervise a small number of Laborers or subordi­nate Maintenance Mechanics who assist in performing assigned work.  Supervision is received from assigned supervisory personnel, who inspect work in progress and upon completion for compliance with specifications and standards.  Does related work as required.


Duties include, but are not limited to: general carpentry work in the construction, alteration and mainte­nance of buildings, floors, roofs, stairways, partitions, doors, windows and furniture; skilled work in a carpentry shop operating power saws, joiner’s wood lathes and planers; determining types and amounts of materials suitable for painting and staining projects, including special mixtures, epoxies, primers, lacquers, stains and finishes; prepares surfaces by taping, spackling, plastering or sanding, and applies paint or stain to interiors and exteriors of buildings, furniture and equipment, using brushes, rollers and spray guns; install, repair and maintain audio actuated security systems, public address systems, fire alarm systems and related communication and electronic equipment;  Install, maintain or repair valves, faucets, traps, sinks, washbowls, sewers, hot water heaters, steam boilers and other plumbing fixtures;  Cut and thread pipe, solders joints, maintains piping systems, checks for leaks, flush out boilers and performs other maintenance of plumbing systems; service, overhaul and maintain all types of refrigeration, fuel burning equipment and other heavy machinery; regulate steam pressures and oil temperatures, inspect and adjust temperature controls and other control devices; repair condensers, compressors, cooling towers, motors and controls, repair pipes and ducts; install, repair and maintain electrical appliances, motors, time clocks, relays, switches, control boxes, air conditioners, oil burners and fuse boxes; install, repair, and maintain low and high voltage wiring systems for hydraulic and pneumatic controls; lay out and install new wiring systems; preheat and clean metals, lay out, cut and fit materials for flat, vertical and horizontal welding; select proper welding heat and proper type of materials for correct penetration and strength;  cutting, welding and hard surfacing on such areas as dredge parts, shell propellers, truck bodies and snow plows; build new pipelines;  operate and maintain steam/hot water heat exchangers, steam absorption cold generators, water circulation systems, temperature control valves, cooling and heating coils, ventilation equipment and associated systems; perform skilled work in repairing electric motors, hydraulic pumps, chain drives, belt drives, electrical cables, conveyor parts and other mechanical assemblies; operate and maintain high-pressure boilers, feed water and condensate systems and water softeners; prepare surfaces to be painted, mixes and matches paints and stains, applies paint to surfaces using brushes, rollers and spray guns.               

            

Applicant should have thorough knowledge of the practices, materials, tools and methods of the assigned craft or specialty area; thorough knowledge of the pertinent rules, regulations and codes which are applicable to the assigned craft or specialty area; thorough knowledge of the hazards and safety precautions of the work; skill in the use and care of tools, materials and equipment of the trade; ability to understand and work from general instructions, building specifica­tions, blueprints or sketches; ability to make time, labor and material esti­mates; ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions; ability to supervise the work of others in a manner conducive to full performance and high morale; physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.



The minimum qualifications for this position are:

            (a) Completion of two (2) years of vocational education courses in a vocational school program or in an apprentice or training program in one of the craft areas, and two (2) years of experience in the craft or specialty to which the incumbent will be assigned; or,

            (b) Four (4) years of experience in the craft or specialty to which the incumbent will be assigned; or,

            (c) An equivalent combination of the above education, or training, and experience as defined by the limits of (a) and (b); or,

            (d) One (1) year of experience as a Maintenance Mechanic II.

Depending on the nature of the assignment, at the time of appointment and during employment in this title, candidates may be required to possess a valid New York State driver's license appropriate for the vehicle to be operated or otherwise demonstrate their capacity to meet the transportation needs of the job.


Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.  Housing may be available.

Review of resumes will being immediately and will continue until position is filled.

Qualified candidates should: submit resume and cover letter detailing experience to tgeorge@southamptonha.org or Southampton Housing Authority, ATTN:  MM III, PO Box 799, Hampton Bays, NY  11946  EOE



****The Maintenance Mechanic II  performs sub-craftsman level maintenance and repair work in a variety of buildings and mechanical crafts areas such as, electricity, plumbing, mechanical, carpentry, boiler operation, masonry and welding.  Work differs from that performed by Maintenance Mechanic I in that the employee may act as a lead worker in larger facilities, work independently in a small facility or perform more complex work than a Maintenance Mechanic I.  The level of work is below that of a Maintenance Mechanic III in that it does not require as high a degree of skill in a particular craft.  Assignments are usually received verbally and may be accompanied by sketches, blueprints, assembly diagrams or operating instructions.  Instructions are usually specific as to the nature of the work to be done.  A Maintenance Mechanic II may devise methods for accomplishing assigned tasks and may work with some independence, but all work is subject to inspection in progress and upon completion by crafts­man, foremen, or other supervisory personnel.  Does related work as required.

 

Duties include, but not limited to:  Performs minor electrical (110-220) work, such as cutting, bending and threading conduit, cable pulling, battery maintenance, resetting and adjusting clocks and replacing incandescent and fluorescent fixtures and ballasts, and installing and adjusting thermostats; Makes general minor repairs to wood fixtures, ramps, ladders and frames; assists in the installation of door locks, hinges, shelf brackets, sash chains, and other hardware fixtures; assists higher level mechanics in cutting, fitting, assembling and erecting wooden objects and structures; cuts glass to size and shape and inserts in frames; Maintains and repairs mechanical equipment, compressors, pumps, heat exchangers, refrigeration equipment, including the repair or replacement of motors, fans, belts, couplings, volutes, filters and other component parts; cleans and repairs burners, boilers and coils, makes adjustments for motor alignment, air flow and temperature/pressure controls; Paints independently or under direction of craftsmen or foremen; sands down furniture or other items to be painted; applies primer and finishing coat using brush or spray gun; mixes plaster or cement and makes repairs; Performs semi-skilled work in painting railroad and pedestrian crossing using stencils, spray painting equipment and paint striping machines; lays out and participates in painting of markings for parking lot stalls; Assembles swing sets, slides, benches, picnic tables and other equipment used in parks and recreation areas, mixes cement and pours foundations; installs and repairs fences; Assists higher-level Maintenance Mechanics in the maintenance, repair and overhaul of air conditioning, heating and refrigeration equipment and other complex machinery;   Assists craftsmen or works independently to unclog sinks, toilets, sewer lines and similar apparatus; Operates and performs basic maintenance and simple repairs on high pressure steam boilers and/or high temperature water systems; regulates fuel oil pres­sure, oil temperatures, and water, steam and oil pressures; monitors and per­forms safety checks of equipment; Erects scaffolding; loads and unloads materials and cleans tools; Uses blueprints, assembly diagrams, operating instructions and parts manuals in performing a variety of duties.

 

Applicant should have good knowledge of the standard tools, materials, methods and practices of the trade areas to which the incumbent is assigned; good knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety precautions of the work; ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions, and to interpret and work from rough sketches; ability to make rough estimates of time and material requirements; ability to develop skill in the use and care of the tools, materials and equip­ment of the trade area concerned; physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.

 

The minimum qualifications for this position are

          Either:

          (a) Completion of two (2) years of vocational education courses in a vocational school program or in an apprentice or training program in one of the craft areas; or,

          (b) Two (2) years of experience in minor maintenance or repair work; or,

          (c) An equivalent combination of education, or training, and experience as defined by the limits of (a) and (b); or,

          (d) One (1) year of experience as a Maintenance Mechanic I.

Depending on the nature of the assignment, at the time of appointment and during employment in this title, candidates may be required to possess a valid New York State driver's license appropriate for the vehicle to be operated or otherwise demonstrate their capacity to meet the transportation needs of the job.

 

Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. 

 Review of resumes will being immediately and will continue until position is filled.

 Qualified candidates should: submit resume and cover letter detailing experience to   tgeorge@southamptonha.org or Southampton Housing Authority, ATTN:  MM II, PO Box 799, Hampton Bays, NY  11946  EOE

 



As of July 21, 2014, the Southampton Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8) Waiting List is closed until further notice. NO Applications postmarked later than July 21, 2014 will be accepted.