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Breaking Ground Engineer in Brooklyn, New York


90 Sands, 90 Sands Street, Brooklyn, New York, United States of America

Req #1314

Friday, February 17, 2023

ABOUT US: - We believe that everyone deserves a home! Breaking Ground operates nearly 4,000 units of housing across New York City, along with housing in upstate New York and Connecticut. Supportive housing - affordable housing paired with services designed to help people maintain their homes for the long-term - is widely recognized as a proven and cost-effective solution to chronic homelessness.

But we didn't stop at providing housing. Breaking Ground's programs and services help people experiencing street homelessness - especially those who have been on the streets the longest - to come indoors. Through our Street to Home outreach program and transitional housing resources, we help people get, and stay, on the path to a permanent home.

Of the 491 apartments at 90 Sands, 185 will be affordable to a wide range of New Yorkers, from extremely low-income to moderate-income households. 305 units will be home to formerly homeless individuals. One unit will be for an onsite building superintendent. The 30-story building will feature a 24-hour attended lobby, security camera system throughout, multipurpose room for community events and meetings, a digital library, a fitness room, and reimagined plaza space for public use at the corner of Sands and Jay Streets.

Reporting to the Facility Maintenance Supervisor, the Engineer is a part of the department maintaining the common areas and apartments of our residential buildings. Examples of common areas include offices, multi-purpose rooms, roof deck, garden, trash collection area, lobby, fitness room, and sidewalks. Basic plumbing, wood-working, and electrical work is required to maintain these spaces.

This position has a 35-hour work week.


  • Provide routine and preventative maintenance

  • Complete regular and emergency electrical and plumbing repairs

  • Log and maintain work orders initiated during shift

  • Assist the painters and housekeepers when assigned


  • Three years of comparable work experience

  • High School Diploma, GED, Trade School Diploma, or its equivalent required

  • Skilled at operating power tools

  • Have basic knowledge of electric and plumbing

  • Able to lift and move furniture and appliances and stand for many hours at a stretch

  • Able to climb multiple flights of stairs if elevators fail

  • Basic knowledge of computer is a plus, not required

  • Working with elderly, disabled and/or formerly homeless population is a plus

    Consistent with NYC’s mandate, all Breaking Ground employees, interns, volunteers and subcontractors are required to be in receipt of an FDA authorized and/or approved COVID-19 vaccination and provide a one-time verification of immunization as a condition of employment. Individuals that have a medical consideration or sincerely held religious beliefs or practices that could prevent them from complying with the Vaccine Mandate may request a reasonable accommodation. Compensation: $20.88- $20.88 / Per Hour

    Compensation: $38,001.60- $38,001.60 / Per Annum


Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly

  • Min Hiring Rate $20.88

  • Max Hiring Rate $20.88

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  • 90 Sands, 90 Sands Street, Brooklyn, New York, United States of America