Are you ready for the chance to be a part of a thriving, dynamic local organization that helps nearly 50,000 people gain the tools to exit poverty each year?
SNAP has served Spokane for over 50 years, acting as a resource for 1-in-10 Spokane County neighbors. Working for SNAP gives you the opportunity to serve your community while working for a stable company with excellent benefits.
Turnover rate is exceptionally low at only 4%. Several SNAP staff have worked here until retirement – over 30 years for some!
Employees are happy at SNAP – 93% of employees report that SNAP is a good place to work
Have pride in your job – 93% of employees are proud to work at SNAP
Better Business Bureau-certified charity
Join SNAP’s inviting workplace culture as you grow your career.
Excellent benefits that include medical, dental, life, LTD, and a 403(b) retirement program
10 paid holidays per year
1 paid personal day per quarter
2 weeks paid vacation
10 days of paid sick leave per year
Compassionate culture where your success is cultivated and encouraged
Excellent growth and advancement opportunities
Position Summary: Supports Housing Improvements operations, including weatherization, energy conservation, minor home repairs, and housing rehabilitation, by making improvements to single family homes, multi-family housing, and mobile homes. Work includes, but is not limited to, carpentry, plumbing, and weatherization assignments.
Principle Duties and Responsibilities:
Assemble, install and repair pipes, fittings and fixtures of heating, water, and drainage systems, according to specifications and plumbing codes.
Completes plumbing assignments and minor plumbing repairs.
Evaluates and resolves on-site technical problems. Notifies supervisor of job site problems.
Orders, picks up, and delivers materials, tools, and supplies as assigned by supervisor.
Cleans up debris after work is complete.
Completes required paperwork in a timely, accurate, and legible manner.
Trains co-workers as assigned.
Continually monitors job site activities to ensure they are safely performed and in compliance with SNAP’s policies and procedures.
Works with coworkers and volunteers to promote a positive, respectful, and productive working environment, while protecting client and co-worker confidentiality.
Within the context of the stated principle job duties, serve as ambassador of SNAP’s mission and values
Completes assigned projects and performs related duties as assigned or the situation dictates.
Provides excellent customer service at all times as well as helps to grow the customer service culture within the agency.
Education and Experience
Required: High School diploma or equivalent and a licensed Residential Plumber. Must have three years’ experience in all phases of home and mobile home plumbing and hot water tank repair/replacement.
Preferred: HS/GED, licensed Residential Plumber and at least five years of experience in all phases of home and mobile home plumbing and hot water tank repair/replacement.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Ability to empathize with and advocate for low-income and vulnerable people, and to maintain confidentiality with personal information.
Knowledge and ability to perform any and all plumbing repairs on both homes and mobile homes.
Knowledge of basic carpentry, weatherization, and structural repair techniques, tools, materials, and safety requirements.
Knowledge of or ability to learn weatherization theory, installation techniques, and specifications.
Ability to safely use construction and insulation tools, materials, and equipment.
Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with emphasis on effectively working in a team environment and with a diverse population.
Ability to complete paperwork in a legible manner.
Training and Certifications
Appropriate plumbing license as a journeyman level residential plumber.
Ability to be certified for respirator use and to participate in annual lead exposure testing
Safety training (ongoing)
Valid drivers license and satisfactory driving record
Completes classes in Lead Safe Weatherization and asbestos, containment and cleanup
Work Environment/Physical Activities:
This position requires working in seasonal heat and cold. Must be able to safely perform physical aspects of the job including lifting up to 85 pounds, pulling, transporting, handling equipment and materials, crawling, and using step ladders. Frequently works in confined spaces, such as beneath floors and in attics and crawl spaces. May require working on roof tops and other potentially hazardous areas. May be exposed to dusty, wet, muddy, poorly ventilated and occasionally unsanitary environments. May be exposed to fumes and substances including paint, solvents, and other materials.
Location: Spokane, WA
Base Pay: $19.59 - $24.79/hr