The Maintenance Assistance, Solutions, and Hiring (MASH) program employs men and women as maintenance and clerical trainees in the City of Pasadena for up to two years. During their time in MASH, trainees gain soft and technical skills to assist them in their pursuit of permanent careers. Trainees serve on MASH crews, and many are placed in positions across twelve different City departments.
MASH Services for Homeowners
MASH runs work crews that perform various services for low- and moderate-income homeowners in Pasadena, most of which are at no cost, including:
- Wheelchair ramp construction
- Lead-based paint hazard remediation and house painting
- Solar panel installation
- Landscaping and cleanup (fee)
- Support for Pasadena Water & Power’s Landscape Direct Install program
MASH also provides a variety of fee-based services for homeowners, City departments, businesses, and local agencies. For more information, please contact Gregory Kwolek at firstname.lastname@example.org or (626) 744-7628.
The MASH waitlist for house painting and solar panel installation is currently closed. MASH is still accepting requests for wheelchair ramp construction. For more information, please contact Hilda Acosta at (626) 744-7627.
At any given time, the MASH program typically employs approximately 45 trainees. To be eligible for employment with MASH, candidates must complete an application and pass a written exam administered by the Human Resources Department. Applications are only offered once every two years. To receive notification for the next application, please visit our Human Resources Department at 100 N. Garfield Ave., Room S135, Pasadena, CA 91109 and fill out a "job interest card" for MASH. The Human Resources Department is open Monday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., or every other Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
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You may report needed repairs and other issues online through the Pasadena Citizen Service Center. Get information about or submit a service request for:
- Animal Control Issues
- Code Compliance
- Garbage & Graffiti
- Park & Tree Maintenance
- Public Transportation Issues
- Street & Sidewalk Issues
- Food Safety & Parking
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MASH Hours of Operation
Monday – Thursday 6:30 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.
Every other Friday 6:30 – 3:00 p.m.
HOW TO CONTACT US
2783 Eaton Canyon Drive
Pasadena, CA 91107
TTD (626) 744-4371
California Relay Service number:
Greg Kwolek (Program Coordinator)
Hilda Acosta (Administrative Specialist)
Vahek Muradian (MASH Supervisor)
Jaime Molina (MASH Supervisor)
Veronica Luquin (MASH Supervisor)