Repairs Assistant

Full-time, Monday – Friday work week

Job overview:     
This position is a visible member of the Repairs Program.  The Assistant reports to the Repairs Manager and is the Repairs Site Supervisor’s primary helper. As the Site Supervisor’s most valuable resource, the Assistant is critical to the efficient operation of Repairs sites.  Whether performing necessary manual labor work, collecting materials, or functioning as an extra carpenter, a capable Assistant helps keep jobs moving.

Responsibilities & Duties:

  • Perform general construction tasks – for example: excavating footings, loading and moving materials, site cleanup, etc. – at the direction and under the supervision of the Repairs Site Supervisor.
  • Perform carpentry tasks of increasing difficulty and with increasing independence as skill allows.
  • Use work vehicles to move materials and equipment.
  • Assist with volunteer leadership during volunteer shifts.
  • Cultivate positive relationships with homeowners and colleagues.

Qualifications:

Education: High school diploma preferred.

Experience: No formal construction experience is required, but relevant work experience is valued (ex. maneuvering truck and trailer, maintenance activities, extended work on outdoor projects, comfort with hand tools, etc.).  Interest in carpentry/home repair is essential.

Specific Skills: Ability and willingness to use ladders and work in roofs, attics, and crawlspaces. Ability and willingness to work with volunteers.

Characteristics: Ability and willingness to work in all weather conditions.Bring energetic, collaborative and flexible style, with a strong service and team-player mentality. Ability to work in a cross-functional, fast-paced work environment. Interest in and commitment to affordable housing solutions.

Other: Possession of valid driver’s license and ability to drive Habitat vehicles.

To apply:  Send a cover letter and resume to Will Everhart, Repairs Manager, at weverhart@durhamhabitat.org.

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"Five years ago, a tree fell on my house and caused all but one room to leak. I used all my funds, so I called Habitat for Humanity, which helped me build a new roof. I've never experienced anything like this in my life, and I just want to thank everyone at Habitat. God bless you!" - Rita

Rita