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Assistant Maintenance
Location: Type: Full Time
Job Description

Reports to: Property Manager / Assistant Manager (in the absence of the Property Manager) / Supervisor / Regional 

Compensation: Hourly  

Hours: Monday – Friday 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., unless you are on call and then you will have an adjusted work schedule. 

The purpose of this job description is to communicate the responsibilities and duties associated with the position of Assistant Maintenance.  While the following information should be considered a comprehensive description of this position, it should also be noted that some responsibilities and duties may not be specifically addressed.

Every person is expected to perform any reasonable task or request that is consistent with fulfilling company objectives. 

Review these duties, skills and physical requirements closely and that you understand that by signing the Job Description Acknowledgment, you are verifying that you can perform all the duties, have the skills and possess the physical abilities that are necessary to perform the job as described. 

Job Brief: The Assistant Maintenance is to maintain the physical integrity of the community. This involves  Insuring a safe, secure and comfortable living environment for residents, visitors and staff. The Assistant Maintenance will carry out assigned duties in a safe manner and other duties as requested by Property  Manager.  In the absence of a Lead Maintenance, the Assistant Maintenance will assume all maintenance responsibilities. 

Attendance: Every job is important to the overall operation of our Company and your regular and punctual attendance is expected.  

Duties and Responsibilities: Conduct all business in accordance with company policies and procedures, state and federal laws; e.g., OSHA, ADA, Fair Housing, etc. 

Preventive Maintenance/Safety: Must be knowledgeable of pertinent laws and EPA and OSHA regulations  governing proper storage and management of hazardous materials, including solvents, flammables and Freon. 

Constantly be aware of the condition of apartment property throughout the community and immediately initiates action to correct unsafe conditions; e.g., broken gates leading to the pool, broken steps, open holes, broken/burned out exterior lights. 

Schedules and performs routine preventive maintenance on all appropriate equipment as directed by Property Manager.  Inspects and maintains all tools in excellent condition. Be aware of all utility meter cut-offs, apartment and fixture cut-offs, sewer cleanouts. Performs work area clean-up and safety related duties. Ensures that storage areas remain locked when not in use. 

General: Diagnoses and performs minor and routine maintenance/repair, as directed, involving the following on a daily basis such as but not limited to:

  •          Electrical and plumbing (including water lines).
  •          A/C and heating systems.
  •          Appliances (when applicable).
  •          Water irrigation systems.
  •          Stairs, gates, fences, patios, railings.
  •         Tile, carpet, flooring.
  •         Roofing, gutters, fasteners.
  •          Interior/exterior lights.
  •          Fireplaces, ceiling fans.
  •          Gas fixtures and appliances (where applicable).
  •          Shutters, doors, cabinets, windows, sliding glass doors.
  •          Boiler, gas and electric.
  •          Door locks, P.O. boxes and locks.
  •          Security systems (where applicable).
  •          Ceiling leaks.
  •          Walls.
  •          Pool areas, tile, Jacuzzi, pool furniture. o Inspects and helps coordinate all needed make-ready repairs and services.  Assists make-ready staff as required to meet deadlines.
  •        Reports all major repairs and need requisitions to Property Manager prior to any expenditure of funds.
  •         Change locks and make keys.
  •         Removes and transfers heavy appliances and equipment from storage area to apartment (or vise versa) as circumstances warrant.  Assists in moving abandoned furniture, appliances, etc., to dumpster when necessary.
  •         Be knowledgeable of inventory levels of spare parts and supplies and inform or Property Manager of shortages.
  •         Assists in keeping grounds neat and free of litter.  Rakes, sweeps, shovels as circumstances warrant.
  •         Performs any additional duties assigned by Property Manager. 

Equipment Requirements: Required to wear back support belt, wear goggles when working with specific equipment, wear masks and gloves and other safety equipment as tasks dictate. 

Work Hours: 40 hours per week. Weekends as circumstances warrant; on-call on a rotating basis and for  emergencies and then you will have an adjusted work schedule. 

Equipment/Machinery/Tools: An employee in this position must be knowledgeable and skilled in the safe use  and maintenance of the following tools: 

Hand Tools: Various wrenches, hammer, grips, saws, sledgehammer, snips, posthole diggers, etc. o Power Tools: Wrenches, grinders, sanders, drills, saws, etc. o User-Moved Aids: Wheelbarrows, dollies, hand trucks, buckets, hoists, jacks, step ladders, full ladders, double ladders. o Mechanical Equipment: Motors, pumps, compressors, blowers, electric and hand power augers, etc. o Measuring Devices: Calipers, voltmeters, ohmmeters, testing meters, pH tests, gauges, etc. 

Physical Requirements: Constant need to be on feet. Have constant need to perform the following physical activities: o Bend/Stoop/Squat/Kneel: Perform routine maintenance/repairs, pick up tools and needed equipment. o Climb Stairs: Service requests, make-ready needs for 2nd and 3rd floor apartments. o Push or Pull: Move equipment, appliances, open and close doors, etc. o Reach above Shoulder: Perform routine maintenance/repairs, stock and remove equipment, parts, etc. o Climb Ladders : Perform routine maintenance/repairs. o Grasp/Grip/Turning: Handle tools and equipment, perform routine maintenance/repairs. o Finger Dexterity: Handle tools and equipment, perform routine maintenance/repairs. Constant need to perform the following physical activities:                                                               Writing: Inventory maintenance, requisition requests, required maintenance reports. Lifting/carrying (supplies, replacement parts, ladders, etc.): o Over 150 lbs.    Rare need  o 75 - 150 lbs.    Occasional need o 25 - 75 lbs.    Frequent need  1 - 25 lbs.    Constant need  Note: Lifting and carrying of weights exceeding 50 lbs. is often accomplished with assistance from one or more persons.  Examples of heaviest items lifted include washer/dryers, refrigerators, A/C units, abandoned sofas, etc. 

Vision Requirements: Constant need to document maintenance and complete forms, review manuals and Operating instructions, read cautionary labels, respond to written instruction from staff and residents. Constant need to see small detail when performing routine maintenance duties. Frequent need to see things clearly beyond arm’s reach (oversees assistants, observe problems throughout the property). 

Hearing Requirements: Constant need to communicate with assistants, resident staff, vendors and residents. Must use listening skills to diagnose needed repairs, etc.

Speaking Requirements: Constant need to verbally communicate with assistants, resident staff, vendors and residents.                               

Driving/Traveling Requirements: Frequent need to utilize personal transportation to pick up replacement parts  and supplies from vendors.  Rotation "on call" status may occasionally require expedient travel to assigned property  at moment’s notice.  Pick up and deliveries and supplies needed to preform job tasks.  Must have valid driver's  license and automobile insurance coverage. 

Working Environment: Indoors frequently and also outdoors, in all conditions, often for extended periods. Occasional exposure to paint fumes, solvents, adhesives, etc.  Example:  Apartments during/after make-ready. Frequent need to work in awkward and confining positions.

Reasoning Development: Moderate.  Must be able to apply principles of logical thinking to a variety of practical situations and accurately follow standardized procedures that may occasionally involve minor deviations.  Need the ability to think rationally beyond a specific set of instructions.