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Careers at HELP USA

HELP USA’s vision is a country of empowered communities where everyone has a safe and stable place to call home.  We are one of the nation’s largest homeless services providers and low-income housing developers serving at-risk populations including families, veterans, and survivors of domestic violence.  Every year, we serve 25,000 people in our 54 programs and residences across five states, and we continue to grow. 

HELP USA runs homelessness prevention programs, manages emergency and transitional shelters, and builds and operates affordable permanent rental apartments. At HELP USA, we believe that creating and maintaining housing stability is the most important step towards a safer, happier, more productive life.

We hope you'll consider joining our team to help make our vision a reality!  

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Assistant Supervisor/Mechanic

Site/Program: Wards Island Supportive Employment Center
Location: Wards Island, Manhattan, NY


At HELP USA, we work to ensure that everyone has a place to call home.† Weíre one of the nationís largest homeless services providers and low-income housing developers serving at-risk populations including families, individuals, veterans, survivors of domestic violence, people with physical and mental health challenges and disabilities, and seniors.† With an annual operating budget approaching $150 million and 1400 employees working in nearly 60 programs, we have helped over 500,000 people facing homelessness and poverty to build better lives.† We hope that you will consider joining our team in the fight against homelessness.

Position Overview

At HELP USA, we take great pride in providing our residents with a clean and well-maintained living space that feels as much like home as possible.† We can only do this with a great maintenance team. As Assistant Supervisor/Mechanic for one of our facilities, youíll oversee the maintenance and repair function and ensure that the physical plant is well maintained.

Some of your responsibilities will include:

  • Supervising maintenance staff, assigning and coordinating their work and following up on their progress.

  • Identifying physical plant deficiencies and establishing and implementing corrective action plans for repair or replacement.

  • Training the Porters at your facility to meet our high quality standards.

  • Making repairs as needed

  • Adhering to strict OSHA compliance.

  • Inventorying and dispensing materials and supplies.


  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent preferred but not required

  • Supervisory experience in building trades or building maintenance

  • Ability to use tools and equipment associated with building physical plants

  • Basic understanding of and experience with electrical wiring, boiler mechanics, plumbing, and HVAC systems, with HVAC certification or license preferred

  • Ability to interpret diagrams, shop drawings, blueprints, and schematics

  • Problem solving skills

  • Valid US driverís license required

  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) a plus

  • Computer literacy with Microsoft applications a plus

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