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Facilities Maintenance Engineer 

About the Organization YWCA Minneapolis is a nonprofit organization founded in 1891 as a member of YWCA USA, the oldest and largest multicultural organization in the world.

The mission of YWCA Minneapolis is eliminating racism, empowering women and girls, and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. Our vision is to be the most trusted and effective change agent in the journey to eliminate racism and sexism in our community.

We are a trusted social justice organization with a 130+ year history of advocacy for women and children. More than 30,000 people in our community are served every year by YWCA Minneapolis, through award-winning programs, classes, and workshops.

YWCA Minneapolis strives every day for:
• Race and gender equity
• Economic independence for women
• Respect for diverse cultures
• Children and youth who thrive
• A community that is vibrant and healthy

Category Maintenance  

JOB SUMMARY: Oversee the maintenance of the YWCA facility, grounds and equipment. Manage the maintenance and facilities custodian staff. Achieve the Health & Fitness vision of ‘look new and stay new.’ Maintain the buildings and grounds in accordance with the local and state building/fire codes.



Benefits: We offer a comprehensive Benefits Package, including Health, Dental, Vision, Disability & Life Insurance; Flexible Spending Accounts; Retirement Plan; generous Paid Time Off, FREE YWCA Minneapolis Health & Wellness Membership; reimbursement for Continuing Education and support for Professional Development.

Compensation: The pay range for this position is up to $58,800-$70,560 per annual (depending on qualifications)




  • Coordinate the buildings maintenance and cleaning.
  • Performs and/or delegates routine building and grounds maintenance.
  • Performs and/or delegates snowplowing, maintenance and repairs of mechanical and small equipment, fitness equipment, furniture and overall facility needs.
  • Ensures the water treatment process in pools and closed water system function properly.
  • Ensures the air conditioning and heating systems operate properly.
  •  Performs and/or assigns staff to projects for facility events, room set-ups, etc.
  • Responds to building emergencies in a timely manner.
  • Operates and maintain building in an energy conscious manner while maintaining occupant comfort and safety.


  • Supervise and train the maintenance staff to achieve the goals, objectives and vision for health and fitness, early childhood center, girls and youth, and administrative departments.
  • Recruits, hires, develop, coach, disciplines and evaluate performance of maintenance staff.
  • Trains staff on cleaning methods and safe use of cleaning equipment and supplies.
  • Coordinate work of subcontractors, security guards, vendors and vehicle repairs.
  • Serve as Manager on Duty when necessary.


  • Oversees all department reports with checklists, building logs, equipment logs, inspections, preventative maintenance records, and follows through with effective solutions to meet the needs of the facility.
  • Manages expenses to achieve budget goals
  • Handles ordering, receiving and inventory of maintenance supplies
  • Monitors repair status of malfunctioning equipment.
  • Effectively tracks all repair and maintenance costs. 
  • Supports overall capital asset plan development and implementation.
  • Effectively communicate with vendors practicing a 24 hour service call policy.
  • Attend all department and facility meetings and/or trainings.
  • Understands and interprets the YWCA Mission to members, employees, and guests as appropriate


RELATIONSHIPS: This position reports to the site General Manager with who reports to the Vice President of Health. The incumbent will interact with all levels of the Health and Fitness Department.  Critical relationships will include YWCA Facilities Maintenance Engineers, Maintenance staff, Coordinator, and Management Teams. The position also requires the ability for the incumbent to communicate effectively and properly with outside venders contracted to help maintain operational functions within the building (i.e. contracted cleaners, lawn care companies, etc.) 

Position Requirements



  • One year certificate from college or technical school in a mechanical trade or 5 years experience as a journeyman in a major mechanical or electrical trade.
  • Minimum of five years of mechanical maintenance experience.
  • Minimum of four years of supervision experience.
  • Minimum of two years as an operating engineer and handling pool operation, testing repairing and water treatment.
  • Ability to work as a team with others in the health and fitness department by communicating maintenance activities and schedules, informing staff of needs and changes, and supporting goals and objectives of the other departments within health and fitness.  
  • Ability to respond to a varied level of comments and concerns from both internal and external customers with professional discourse.
  • Ability to develop a positive work environment for the team he/she is responsible to supervise.
  • Ability to work and communicate effectively at all levels of YWCA hierarchy.
  • Ability to work with a computerized maintenance management system.
  • Boilers License – At Least Second Class C (Low pressure up to 15 psi)
  • Certified Pool Operator Certificate within 90 days of hire
  • Ability to obtain CPR/AED certification within 30 days of hire.


  • Proficient in Building automation systems (BAS).
  • Certified for Repairs in major lines of fitness equipment: (Precor, Matrix, LifeFitness, Cybex)
  • Proficient in using Microsoft Office Applications (Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.)



  • The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and frequently lift and/or move more than 100 pounds. 
  • The employee will frequently climb or balance; stoop, kneel, or crouch; and or reach with their hands to perform this job.



While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to outside weather conditions.  The employee is frequently exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; moving mechanical parts; and high, precarious places.



This job description represents the major functions but is not intended to be all-inclusive.  This position may take additional directions from other members of the management team. The position may also require that you are “on-call” via phone and/or in person for potential building emergencies.

Any offer of employment is contingent upon successful completion of a pre-employment background/reference check.  A criminal conviction does not automatically disqualify finalists from employment.

YWCA Minneapolis requires all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or submit to weekly COVID-19 testing as a condition of employment.

Note: YWCA Minneapolis is a qualified employer under the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF)


EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY (EEO) STATEMENT: YWCA Minneapolis is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Salary $58,800-$70,560 per annual  
Number of Openings 1  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt  
Location Midtown YWCA Minneapolis  
EOE Statement YWCA Minneapolis is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.  
HoursPerWk None Specified 

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