Maintenance Worker/Porter III

Employment Type
Job Category
Facility Management & Maintenance
Chinatown YMCA

SALARY: $17.00 P/H

The YMCA of Greater New York is here for all New Yorkers — to empower youth, improve health, and strengthen community. Founded in 1852, today the Y serves a diverse population of more than half a million New Yorkers who learn, grow, and thrive through programs and services at our 24 branches. Community is the cornerstone of the Y. Together, we connect active, engaged New Yorkers to build stronger communities.

The Chinatown YMCA is seeking an experienced individual who, under the supervision of the Head Porter, will be responsible for cleaning and sanitizing assigned areas, including mopping, dusting, and trash removal.  The Maintenance Worker / Porter may also be required to complete duties related to window washing, meeting set-ups, pool cleaning, snow removal, grounds keeping and other related responsibilities.


  • Ensure the facility is attractive and clean, by completing all duties listed on the daily schedule and maintaining upkeep of assigned areas and equipment. May perform wet and dust mopping, dusting, trash removal, recycling, window washing, pool cleaning, painting, vacuuming, seasonal activities dealing with lawn care and snow removal, and general cleaning.
  • Operate motorized and non-motorized equipment.
  • Record and report all needed repairs; repair as directed.
  • Ensure the building and property is secure during shift, and report incidents and hazardous conditions to supervisor.
  • Replace soap, paper towels and other supplies.
  • Plan and execute routine set-ups, break-downs and installations for facility’s programming needs.
  • Strip and wax floor and shampoo rugs as needed.
  • Follow standards of Department of Health, Department of Buildings, Fire Department of New York, Housing Preservation Development and Environmental Control Board Departments.
  • Follow YMCA of Greater New York housekeeping policies and procedures.
  • Actively participate in training sessions, designated meetings and special events.


  • High School diploma or equivalent.
  • Minimum of three or more years of related experience and increased area of responsibility.
  • Knowledge of cleaning methods and equipment, along with basic understanding of the upkeep and care of equipment.
  • Understanding of cleaning compounds and chemicals, and their safe and efficient use.
  • Must obtain YMCA Housekeeping certificate, within one year of employment.
  • Excellent hospitality skills.

We offer an exciting and innovative work environment with a culture committed to serving all members of our community. As a leading not-for-profit, community service organization, our Association relies heavily on fundraising to support the wide range of programs we proudly provide the communities we serve. Our expectation is that all staff promotes participation of their branch fundraising efforts in some capacity.


If you would like to be a member of our dynamic team, please forward your cover letter and resume with subject line “Maintenance Worker / Porter III” to or to:

Chinatown YMCA
Attn.:   Taiwan Branch
100 Hester Street
New York, NY 10002

Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities

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