Maintenance Associate (Part Time)

  • Hostelling International USA
  • 521 Market St, San Diego, CA 92101
  • Nov 18, 2021
Part time Other

Job Description


HI USA is a nonprofit organization founded on an enduring belief in the power of travel to foster a deeper understanding of people, places, and the world around. For over 80 years, HI USA has provided a network of affordable hostels to facilitate interaction among people from diverse backgrounds, from across the country and around the world. As our community of travelers gets to know each other, they discover their similarities and differences, expanding their world views as they build friendships.

Hi San Diego Downtown is seeking a part time maintenance associate to join the team. The maintenance associate has primary responsibility for keeping the hostel property in excellent condition by foreseeing potential problems, responding swiftly to repair issues, and rolling out improvement initiatives under the direction of a maintenance supervisor/manager or hostel management. The maintenance associate will work independently and as part of a larger team.

Employee working 20+ hours per week are eligible for benefits following a new hire waiting period.

COVID 19 Considerations: HI USA will require a COVID19 vaccination for all employees. Applicants will be required to provide proof of vaccination prior to hire. Individuals may request exemption from the vaccine requirement for medical or religious reasons.


•    Ensure that all work orders are professionally completed on time and that all work orders are correctly recorded.
•    Maintain an ongoing list of projects and plan a daily/weekly/monthly work cycle of those projects to ensure completion in a timely fashion.
•    Maintain and control the physical condition of the hostel within acceptable standards to provide high-quality service to guests.
•    Perform upkeep of various facilities including grounds maintenance, building repair/renovation, and preventative maintenance
•    Apply in-depth knowledge of all building operating systems such as HVAC, security and sprinkler systems, fire alarms, plumbing, heating, electrical and any other related building setup.
•    Perform minor/major repairs by performing such activities as climbing ladders and lifting parts or supplies, based on physical ability.
•    Monitor and address pest control.
•    Perform janitorial duties and support housekeeping as needed.
•    Other special projects or duties as assigned.


•    High school diploma or GED
•    Plumbing experience a plus
•    Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence.
•    Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.
•    Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
•    Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent, and to draw and interpret bar graphs.
•    Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions.
•    Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.

Physical Demands and Work Environment:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to reach with hands and arms, stand, walk, sit, stoop, crouch, climb or balance, talk, and hear. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.