Maintenance Technicians oversee the care and repair of multi-unit residential properties and they ensure that owners’ real estate investments are protected. Maintenance Technicians repair and maintain residential and support buildings; they maintain the grounds on the property. This Full Time Maintenance Technician position is for our multi-unit residential property at Timberlee Apartments located in Topeka Kansas.
1. Demonstrate a positive, professional, and client-oriented attitude about the company with coworkers, tenants, clients, and the public; establish and maintain collaborative working relationships between coworkers.
2. Strive for improvements in work processes and results to better meet company and owner’s expectations.
3. Respond to life safety emergencies and other critical incidents; coordinate the response with other site personnel and public safety agencies; notify company management personnel as required by emergency protocols.
4. Inspect, maintain, repair, or replace life-safety and emergency equipment, including any item considered a life or safety hazard by REAC, LIHTC, local Codes Department, etc.
5. Take turns being “on-call” as part of a 24-hour emergency maintenance call schedule at a site (or at multiple sites);
a. In cases of maintenance emergencies, contact service contractors (elevator, HVAC, etc.) as needed;
b. Follow PMI and manufacturer procedures for the safe operation, testing, and maintenance of emergency generators.
6. To ensure that the property is safe and maintained properly, conduct routine visual inspections of the exterior and interior of buildings, grounds, facilities, and equipment; determine whether repairs or maintenance are needed; follow-up with residents’ work orders, as directed by the Property Manager.
7. Learn the standards in the PMI Maintenance Manual as well as company, governmental, or agency safety standards; report anything found not to be up to standards; maintain up-to-date Material Safety Data Sheets; attend all required safety training for maintenance employees.
8. Learn the location of all buildings and apartments by number;
a. Be able to locate and operate shut off valves for: boilers, water, electrical supply, natural gas; know locations of sewer transfer stations, electrical transformers, and any other site-specific utilities equipment.
b. Be able to locate and identify communications systems such as telephone and cable-TV.
9. Use and maintain the property’s and/or your personal tools and equipment in accordance with the manufacturers’ specifications; report any instances of equipment malfunction immediately to the Property Manager; report and identify any repair that should be done by the manufacturers to the Property Manager.
a. Adhere to equipment manufacturers’ maintenance procedures; make sure that equipment is cleaned and stored safely and properly after each use.
b. Adhere to PMI’s safe use of ladders; ladders with weakened, broken or missing steps should not be used, metal ladders should not be used in the vicinity of exposed energized lines and equipment. Boxes, chairs, etc. should not be used as ladders.
10. With the Property Manager, coordinate the purchase of supplies and equipment for the property.
11. Help the Property Manager arrange with contractors for repairs that cannot be handled by on-site maintenance personnel; assist the contractors as directed by the Property Manager.
12. Prepare interior and exterior surfaces for painting; use correct application techniques and tools; make sure all surfaces, equipment, and materials are clean when finished.
13. Clean common areas frequently including: carpeting, painted surfaces, and stair areas; adhere to property owners’ and PMI standards for cleanliness.
14. Conduct apartment inspections and coordinate the assignment of maintenance personnel to restore the unit to a “like new” condition;
a. Perform inspections prior to tenants moving out; identify necessary replacement parts, materials for repair, etc.; order materials in a timely manner to be able to begin work immediately following move out;
b. Prepare the Move-Out Inspection when a unit is vacated – clean or refurbish vacated apartment units to ensure a quick turnaround time for units to be available for renting.
15. Keep the site grounds and landscaping neat and clean according to PMI and property owners’ standards; use all landscaping equipment safely; repair and replace concrete and asphalt walks and drives;
a. If applicable, apply ice-melting products as specified by the product manufacturer; choose the proper snow removal equipment and use safely.
16. Conduct repairs (routine and emergency), as well as preventive and corrective maintenance, for the following systems:
a. Plumbing systems – sink and shower faucets, shower heads, washers, seals and rings; toilet parts including ball-cock, flapper valve, standpipe, wax seal, handle, and floor flange; copper or PVC pipes.
b. Electrical systems – interior and exterior lighting bulbs, ballasts, wall switches, and lighting fixtures; building and unit grounds; wiring, outlets, electronic sensors; emergency pulls, door releases, door strikes, outdoor alarms, lighting, exit signs, door openers, and transformers.
c. Appliances – Range/oven gaskets, thermostats, switches, burners, power supply, indicator lights, oven elements, lights, and control knobs; range hoods, control switches, fan, air damper, filters, and lights; refrigerator timer, timer motor, cycle switch, thermostat, gaskets, lights, shelves, and drawers; dishwasher pump, motor, control switches, timer; garbage disposal control switches, motor; bathroom vent fixtures, control switches, fan, air damper, lights, and filters.
d. Windows, doors, roofing, and siding – window weather stripping, sashes, seals, cranks, operating hardware, hinge mechanism; door threshold, weather stripping, strike plates, molding, dead bolts, and lock/handle
e. Heating and air-conditioning systems – furnace/boiler reset controls; heat piping/ducts, flush system, zone valves, igniters, multi-zone controls, weather sensors, pumps, thermostats, fans and air movers, pipes; gas heater fans, thermostats, power supplies, ignition boards, timers, igniters; individual and central air system motors, compressors, condensing units, evaporators, piping, ductwork, refrigerant lines, power source; CFC and HCFC refrigerants recycling.
17. Conduct other miscellaneous minor repairs (routine and emergency), as well as preventive and corrective maintenance, as needed.
18. Perform other duties as assigned by the Senior or On-site Property Manager, or the Maintenance Supervisor.
1. Candidates should possess a high school diploma or GED; 2 years related property maintenance experience preferred; desirable applicants have completed industry or trade school course work.
2. Physical – Lift up to 50 lbs; Shovel or lift continuously for up to 4 hours at a time; Work in tight spaces; Work standing for up to 4 hours at a time; safely climb ladders up to 26ft.
3. Experience in the use of business computer systems and software such as Microsoft Excel, Word, and Outlook preferred; experience with on-line database systems such as Boston Post Property Manager desirable.
4. Neat, professional appearance; including work shoes or boots with non-slip soles and protective toes.
Compensation & Benefits:
This is a full time, hourly position with a competitive wage.
Benefits include: Health, Dental, Disability & Life Insurance, Paid Time Off, Holidays, 401(k) retirement plan w/ company match and opportunities for career growth.
Employment offers are contingent upon completion of a background check and drug screen