Maintenance Worker/Porter I (Chinatown YMCA)

The Chinatown YMCA is seeking a Maintenance Worker/Porter I who will be responsible for cleaning and sanitizing assigned areas.
Job Description

Salary: $17.17 - $18.00 Hourly

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.

To help fulfill our mission, we cultivate a culture of learning, leading, and collaboration to enhance community impact. Through our talented staff and “LEAP” career framework (Leadership, Empowerment, Accountability, Personal Growth), we are committed to a people-first approach that fosters trust, inclusion, growth, and development for all.

The Chinatown YMCA is seeking a Maintenance Worker / Porter I who, under the direct supervision of the Building Engineer will be responsible for cleaning and sanitizing assigned areas, including such duties as mopping, dusting, and trash removal.  May also be required to complete duties related to window washing, meeting set-up, pool cleaning, snow removal, groundskeeping, and other related responsibilities.

The YMCA of Greater New York offers a variety of benefits to its staff members, including retirement benefits, medical, paid time off, free YMCA membership, and more! Benefit eligibility is determined by an individual’s employment status (i.e., full-time or part-time), tenure, and/or the number of hours scheduled to work. Click here for more information.


  • High School diploma or equivalent.
  • Minimum of six (6) months of experience.
  • 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.
  • Obtain YMCA Housekeeping Certificate within one (1) year of attaining position.
  • Must be available to work morning, afternoon, and evening weekday hours/shifts, or weekend afternoons and evening hours/shifts.


Essential Functions
  • Ensure the Chinatown YMCA is attractive and clean by completing all duties listed on the daily schedule and maintains upkeep of assigned area 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.
  • Operates related motorized and non-motorized equipment.
  • Records and reports all needed repairs; repairs as directed.
  • Ensures the Chinatown YMCA building and property is secure during shift and report incidents and hazardous conditions to supervisor.
  • Replaces soap, paper towels, and other supplies.
  • May set up furniture and/or rooms for events.
  • Strip and wax floors, also shampoo rugs as needed.
  • Follow standards of DOH, DOB, FDNY, HPD, and ECB Departments.
  • Follow YMCA Housekeeping Policies and Procedures.
  • Flexible Schedule, open to working nights and Weekends.