Maintenance Specialist

Job Locations US-TX-Odessa
Job Post Information* : Posted Date 1 month ago(9/18/2021 6:10 PM)
Location : Location
Clearance Requirement
Job Requires Relocation


**This position is contingent upon contract award**


SOSi is seeking a Maintenance Specialist to join our team supporting emergency shelter operations in Southwest Texas. Operations will provide temporary residential shelter care and other related services to migrant families, including housing, childcare, medical and mental health services, case management, legal services, recreation, religious services, and food services. The ideal candidate will have prior experience supporting similar Shelter Operations.


  • Performs preventive building maintenance duties, caulks windows and doors,
    repairs and replaces broken locks and bunks; door knobs or locks, repairs door
    closures, patches holes in walls.
  • Clean facilities and grounds.
  • Troubleshoot and report minor maintenance problems, plumbing, and
    equipment repair
  • Perform routine plumbing repairs such as unstopping toilets, sinks or urinals.
  • Performs routine electrical repairs such as changing light bulbs or fluorescent
  • Inventory supplies, equipment, and materials necessary to complete projects.
  • Assembles and moves furniture, hang pictures and bulletin boards, moves and
    sets up tables and chairs.
  • Paint interior and exterior walls.
  • Keeps track of inventory, equipment, and supplies.
  • Report inventory and supply needs and equipment repair needs to the Shelter Manager.
  • Complete data entry, reports, daily logs, and other paperwork as required.


  • High school diploma or GED Required.
  • Knowledge of machinery equipment and tools necessary for the maintenance are
    repair of public buildings.
  • Knowledge of janitorial supplies, cleaning and landscaping equipment, and safe
    cleaning techniques.
  • Skill required to: clean and sanitize facilities; maintain grounds; and effectively
    interact with diverse populations.
  • Ability to obtain/maintain U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement suitability determination for holding a Public Trust position.
  • Ability to obtain/maintain pre-employment medical clearance.
  • Ability to act responsibly, professionally, and use good judgment under pressure required.
  • Ability to multitask in fast-paced, deadline driven environment.
  • Excellent interpersonal and staff management skills.
  • Strong communication skills in both verbal and written.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (MS word, Excel, PowerPoint).

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bi-lingual fluency in Spanish and English is preferred.
  • Prior Shelter experience working with Migrant families and/or children.

Working Conditions

  • Ability to work non-traditional hours including consecutive nights and weekends when necessary; shift work required.
  • Ability to work efficiently under deadlines and pressure.
  • Ability to keep up in a fast-paced environment.

SOSi is an equal employment opportunity employer and affirmative action employer. All interested individuals will receive consideration and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or protected veteran status. SOSi takes affirmative action in support of its policy to advance diversity and inclusion of individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.


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