Maintenance Specialist

Herndon, VA
Oct 01, 2021
Oct 31, 2021
Full Time

For more than 70 years, Northwest Federal Credit Union has provided valuable financial products and services for our members. Northwest offers employees a comprehensive benefits program including: medical and dental plans, paid time off, a generous 401k match, student loan assistance, parental leave, and the opportunity to grow professionally through a wide range of job-based, classroom and online training resources. Northwest Federal Credit Union has been recognized as a 2020 Top Workplace by The Washington Post and we believe that our success is built upon the excellence and achievement of our employees. Together, we serve and inspire to transform lives.

Performs unskilled and semi-skilled maintenance, repair, adjustment and minor construction work in the basic trades to ensure that facilities are properly maintained and meet NWFCU standards. Assists more skilled staff in the completion of larger and more complex assignments. Duties may fall into a variety of trade\u2019s areas, including carpentry, painting, plumbing, electrical, mechanical, energy management, and fire and life safety.


  • Assist with and learns to perform preventative maintenance for building systems (exterior envelopes and interior ceilings, floors, walls, windows, finishes and hardware, keys, panel alarm hardware, etc.), plumbing, electrical (lights, light tube changes, ballasts, outlets, circuitry, electrical panels), and mechanical systems including controls, pump and motors
  • Assist with and learns to repair facilities structures, systems and components, including performing minor repairs to building plumbing, low-voltage, and line voltage electric systems, door hardware, fire and life safety protection/equipment systems, sprinkler systems, and assisting in structural and roof inspections
  • Assist with and learns the maintenance of induction, air handling, and refrigeration units, including servicing, cleaning and inspecting all related equipment
  • Assist with and learns to identify repair and maintenance projects requiring the assistance of contractors or vendors; gathers information as directed to assist in estimating/evaluating project costs
  • Assist with and learns to perform electronic recordkeeping related to preventative maintenance and repair so that Facilities Management Services department makes the most efficient and effective use of computerized maintenance management and service request systems
  • Maintain a working knowledge of materials, systems and code requirements related to maintenance of building facilities
  • Respond to building emergencies and closures including adverse weather to be certain that all facilities are protected and remain operational
  • Perform tasks required in preparing to open campuses after a closure including snow and ice removal, systems and equipment checks and start-up operations as assigned
  • Understand and adhere to all NWFCU safety procedures
  • Operate a company vehicle and is responsible for its safe operation and reporting any observed maintenance needs
  • Maintain appropriate records and reports
  • Performs other duties as assigned


  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Minimum one year of general work experience, including trades or labor, or custodial work. Education or training in the facilities maintenance trades may substitute for work experience
  • Must have a valid driver\u2019s license for operation of a motor vehicle in Virginia and possess an acceptable driving record
  • Work is performed both indoors and outdoors with exposure to various weather conditions
  • Must have the ability to lift objects weighing up to 50 pounds and have the ability to engage in frequent bending, standing, kneeling, climbing ladders, reaching below and above shoulders, and lifting objects weighing up to 50 lbs. while performing job duties
  • Must have experience with common hand tools, basic recordkeeping techniques, workplace safety procedures, use of personal computers to access automated recordkeeping tools and use email; basic customer service practices
  • Basic computer skills to maintain logs, inventories; respond to service requests and emails; access the computerized maintenance management system; access automated control systems
  • Ability to learn to use a variety of tools and power equipment; maintain routine records and reports in computerized and written formats; effectively use email and automated calendaring systems; understand and follow oral and written directions; work from blue prints, shop drawings and sketches; establish and maintain cooperative working relationships

  • Journeymen License in one of the following:
    • Electrical
    • Plumbing
    • HVAC

EEO Notice

Northwest Federal Credit Union is an Equal Opportunity Employer and will consider all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other classification protected by law.

NWFCU complies with federal and state disability laws and makes reasonable accommodations for applicants and employees with disabilities. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact the Human Resources Department at 703-709-8900 or

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