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Temp-to-Perm Handyperson

Submitted by harvardunivoc on Tue, 05/16/2023 - 09:53

Employer: Employer Simons Foundation

Location: Location New York, NY United States
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160 Fifth Avenue
Full time


The Handyperson reports to the In-House General Contractor. They will assist the In-House General Contractor in maintaining the office space and the Foundation-owned residential building. This position's regular work shift is from 2:00PM to 10:00PM. The handyperson must be able to work onsite and adapt to changing work schedules to meet the Simons Foundation's needs.

This is a temporary position that is expected to last three months. It could become permanent for the right candidate.


Ensure that all Foundation spaces are presentable and in good working order.

Assist the In-House GC with ongoing projects.

Identify and report any need for major repairs.

Identify and correct minor deficiencies.

Perform light electrical maintenance, replacing light switches and outlets.

Maintain lighting systems throughout the facilities, replacing bulbs and lamps as needed.

Perform furniture assembly, carpentry and locksmith tasks.

Provide Handyperson support to building management staff at The Alabama, Simons Foundation's residential apartments.

Perform preventative maintenance on appliances.

Maintain tools and equipment in a clean, orderly and safe manner.

Ensure all supplies are well organized and stored in appropriate areas.

Undertake duties as assigned and assist in emergency tasks when needed.


Spackling, painting, sheet rocking and skim coating
Assembling, repairing and modifying furniture
Troubleshooting and correcting small plumbing issues such as replacing faucets, changing filters, etc.
Undertaking light installation
Troubleshooting and repairing appliances
Installing drapes, blinds
Flooring repairs, VCT, carpeting
Experience as a general construction laborer

Related Skills & Other Requirements

Good eye/hand coordination is essential.
Ability to function both inside and outside in all types of weather.
Ability to understand construction drawings.
Ability to use small handheld tools and power tools.
Ability to use larger power and construction equipment, buffing machines, extraction machines
Must be customer service oriented.
Clear written and oral communication skills.
Ability to interact with occupants and handle complaints with reasonable discretion.
Physical requirements include walking and standing for long periods of time (often 4-8 hours), climbing stairs, kneeling to clean floors, pushing and pulling objects, lifting and moving objects (up to 50 lbs.), repetitive bending and lifting, and repetitive arm movement. Must be able to crouch, kneel, crawl and climb.
Must be able to work changing shifts, overtime, occasional nights, weekends, holidays when required and respond to office emergencies.


The compensation range for this position is $61,000 - $70,000, depending on experience.


Many of the greatest ideas and discoveries come from a diverse mix of minds, backgrounds and experiences, and we are committed to cultivating an inclusive work environment. The Simons Foundation actively seeks a diverse applicant pool and encourages candidates of all backgrounds to apply. We provide equal opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic disposition, neurodiversity, disability, veteran status, or any other protected category under federal, state and local law.

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