Job Opportunities

As a partner in community change, the vision of the Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation is to be part of a caring community where people are responsible to each other, where all cultures are embraced, where sustaining resources are in place for a vibrant economic and philanthropic life, and where residents create the future they envision.

We are an organization that believes in people and encourages them to bring something more than just expertise. We are looking for people who are not only talented but also passionate in what they do. We believe the strongest people in the workplace are those who don’t consider it work; it’s something they genuinely want to do.

Our organizations’ objectives are achieved through our employees. We are equal opportunity employers and offer employee benefits.

Please be advised that due to the high volume of applicants, we are only able to contact those candidates whose skills and background best fit the needs of the open positions. We cannot confirm receipt of submitted documentation and phone calls will not be returned. Thank you for your interest in employment opportunities with us.

To be considered for an open position, please submit an up-to-date resume to



The Facilities Maintenance Mechanic is a skilled generalist, performing at a journey-level in one trade with strong skills in other trades.  Incumbents independently perform a variety of skilled preventive and general maintenance, repair, construction, and renovation work on facilities and systems.


  • Operate, test, install, repair and perform corrective and preventive maintenance on mechanical facilities equipment and systems including HVAC and plumbing systems;
  • Perform electrical maintenance and repair work including work on low voltage control systems;
  • Use computerized maintenance systems to ensure preventive maintenance program objectives are met;
  • Perform a wide range of facilities renovation, maintenance, and repair work;
  • estimate cost, time, labor and materials of maintenance, repair and renovation work;
  • estimate costs of materials and labor; determine the priority for requisitioning materials and supplies;
  • Perform welding to make repairs and fabricate and construct parts;
  • Monitor contractor performance and work progress;
  • Respond to routine maintenance and service requests; and provide instruction and direction to unskilled and semi-skilled assistants.
  • Maintain records and retrieve data related to work performed using manual and/or computerized record-keeping systems; prepare standard reports;
  • Analyze and respond to emergency situations;
  • Performs related duties as assigned by supervisor.
  • Maintains compliance with all company policies and procedures.


  • Minimum of four years of experience in a mechanical or facilities/building trade, or any equivalent combination of training and experience as a facilities and systems mechanic which demonstrates the achievement of journey-level skills equivalent to that acquired through completion of an applicable apprenticeship program.
  • High school diploma; associate’s degree, or GED preferred
  • In-depth knowledge of the methods, materials, equipment and tools used in one skilled trade area;
  • Working knowledge of materials, methods, equipment and tools in related trade areas pertaining to facilities, systems, construction and renovation;
  • Thorough knowledge of generally accepted trade practices in trade specialty;
  • Working knowledge of computerized maintenance, building automation systems and building and safety codes and regulations related to facilities, systems and renovations.
  • Must be able to demonstrate journey-level skill in one trade and strong skills in other applicable trades;
  • Ability to operate construction and related equipment;
  • Ability to use considerable judgment and discretion in performing duties;
  • Ability to read, interpret and work from blueprints, plans, drawings, and specifications; make rough sketches;
  • Read and write at a level appropriate to the position; and perform arithmetic calculations as required by the position.


  • Ability to safely and successfully perform the essential job functions consistent with the ADA, FMLA and other federal, state and local standards, including meeting qualitative and/or quantitative productivity standards.
  • Ability to maintain regular, punctual attendance consistent with the ADA, FMLA and other federal, state and local standards.
  • Must be able to lift and carry up to 10 lbs.
  • Must be able to talk, listen and speak clearly on telephone.

TO APPLY: Please submit your resume via email to by August 30, 2018. Resume review is ongoing, interviews will be held on a rolling basis and the position is anticipated to remain open until it is filled.  We will do our best to keep you informed as to the status of your application but due to the high volume of applications we receive, this is not always possible.  Thank you for your interest in working with our team.