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Make Ready
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Job Description

Job Description

Job Description: Make Ready


Reports to: Property Manager 


Compensation: Hourly  

The purpose of this job description is to communicate the responsibilities and duties associated with the position of Make Ready. 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: In coordination with the Property Manager, the Make-Ready employee's primary responsibility is to ensure that all vacated apartments are thoroughly restored to "market ready" status in a timely manner and according to the Property Manager's timetable. 


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


Duties and Responsibilities: Inspects vacate apartments and complete checklists regarding make-ready. Informs Property Manager of needed services and repairs. Routinely performs the following duties to restore apartment to "market ready" status:

·      Checks all lights and replaces, as necessary.

·      Replaces or repairs windows, latches, screens, hinges, sliding glass doors, shelves, baseboards, mirrors, and closets.

·      Checks applicable appliances and informs Property Manager of problems.

·      Assists in changing or removing appliances from apartment.

·      Makes keys when necessary.

·      Checks faucets sink plugs and repair/replace, as necessary. Replaces washers when needed.  Performs exterior repairs to sinks, bathtubs, etc., when warranted.

·      Assists with painting duties when requested. Transfers paint from storage areas to apartment units when painting is scheduled.

·      Repairs or replaces curtains, mini-blinds, ceiling fans, etc.

·      Repairs plaster holes in walls, paints, as necessary.

·      Inspects bathroom tiles, performs minor repairs/replacements.

·      Changes A/C filters.

·      Operates carpet cleaning equipment to clean carpets.

·      Lends assistance during trash-out of apartment, e.g., moving heavy/bulky items to dumpster.

·      Replaces vacancy lock (if applicable) on all make ready apartments. Also changes out P.O. Box lock when requested (if applicable).

·      Makes new keys when requested.

·      Assists in keeping grounds clean, always.

·      Assists maintenance when requested.

·      Delivers notices to all apartment.

·      Reports supply needs to Property Manager.

·      Performs other tasks as assigned by Property Manager. 


Qualifications: Must meet all physical requirements and be able to take direction.  


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: An employee in this position must be knowledgeable and skilled in the safe use and maintenance of  cleaning fluids and tools, including mop, broom, vacuum cleaner, carpet cleaning equipment, buffer, step ladder,  full ladder, hand tools, key-cutting machine, hand truck, wheelbarrow. 


Physical Requirements: Constant need to be on feet. Have constant need (66% to 100% of the time) to perform the following physical activities:

·      Bend/Stoop/Squat/Kneel - Perform routine cleaning; pick up debris.                     

·      Climb Stairs - Routine cleaning duties require access to 2nd and 3rd floor apartments.       

·      Push or Pull - Move light furniture, appliances, open and close doors, etc.

·      Reach Above Shoulder - Perform routine cleaning duties.

·      Climb Ladders - Perform routine cleaning duties.

·      Grasp/Grip/Turning - Handle cleaning tools and equipment.

·      Finger Dexterity - Handle cleaning tools and equipment. 


Lifting/carrying (supplies, paint, carpet cleaning equipment, etc.):

·      Over 100 lbs. - Rare need 

·      50 - 75 lbs. - Occasional need 

·      25 - 50 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.


Writing Requirements:

·      Inventory maintenance, requisition, requests, required maintenance reports.


Vision Requirements: Constant need to notice difference between clean and unclean.  Observe areas needing attention. Frequent need to see things clearly beyond arm’s reaches.  Observe and assist Maintenance; observe problems throughout property. 


Hearing Requirements: Not essential. Frequent need to receive instructions from Property management. Written instructions should be acceptable. 


Speaking Requirements: Not essential. Frequent need to ask questions, request supplies.  Written instructions should be acceptable. 


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. Occasionally outdoors. Occasional exposure to cleaning solvents, adhesives, paint fumes, etc. Frequent need to work in awkward and confining positions. 


Reasoning Development: Moderate. Must be able to apply common sense understanding to carry out simple one to two-step instructions. Deal with standardized situations with occasional or no deviations from standard procedures