Facilities Maintenance Apartments - 200+ units


Posted: 10/15/18 Employment Type: Temp/Hire Industry: FACILITY MAINTENANCE Job Number: 12720 Pay Rate: $19.00 - $21.00

Maintenance Technician

The person in this position is responsible for performing general maintenance tasks including work orders and unit turns, maintaining the grounds, curb appeal, clubhouse, amenities, and other common areas at one or more properties in order to assist preserving the asset and to provide a quality living environment for the residents. This position reports to the Maintenance Supervisor and/or Community Manager.

Key responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to the following:
• Performs maintenance projects and tasks with minimal supervision consistent with Company policy and direction from the Maintenance Supervisor, Community Manager and/or CM&S
• Assists with administration of maintenance functions, e.g., tracking of inventory, data entry of work orders, maintaining updated records in relation to Mold and Mildew Log, Pool Log, etc.
• Maintains the highest level of customer service for prospects, residents, vendors, and corporate departments
• Compliance with company standards as defined in the Human Resources Policy Manual, Operations Playbook and applicable laws, e.g., Fair Housing, Landlord Tenant, Local Building Codes, OSHA, and EEOC
• Competently completes tasks associated with plumbing, painting, electricity, carpentry, and drywall repair
• Understands the unit turn process and ensures timely unit turn completions
• Ensures the community is clean and free of trash, vacant apartments are clean and all common areas are well maintained
• Proactively completes preventative maintenance of mechanical systems
• Performs daily maintenance and testing of pools and spas where applicable
• Reports all water intrusion work order requests per the Mold and Mildew Policy, escalating to Community and/or Regional Manager when necessary
• Identifies and reports potential risks
• Performs high quality work in the absence of supervision
• Completes work in a safe manner that does not create unsafe conditions for self or others
• Provides support to other Essex communities on special projects and unit turns


• High school diploma or equivalent, college and/or trade school preferred
• Relevant certification (e.g., HVAC, CPO) strongly preferred
• Two years industry experience or three years general contract maintenance experience
• Proficient knowledge of electrical, plumbing, and appliance repair with hands on experience
• Knowledge of environmental/industrial hazards (i.e., asbestos, lead, mold, radon) as they apply to residential housing
• Available to be “on-call” when requested and promptly respond to work order requests during assigned periods
• Proven organizational and time management skills
• Valid driver license and automobile insurance
• Ability to read and write English; speak English and understand spoken English
• General understanding of the Microsoft suite, property management software preferred

If interested, TEXT 206-379-6386 and tell us you are interested in job 12720

Vicki Medak

Vicki has worked in the hospitality industry for over 20 years in various management positions ranging from Training, Recruiting, Employee Relations, Compliance and Executive Leadership. She operates with a high degree of passion, integrity, responsibility, and a champion for people. Vicki is recognized as a strong leader with excellent technical abilities and competencies such as; partnering with clients and leads to achieve clear and measurable staffing objectives, promoting creativity and outside the box thinking, practical HR knowledge and a strong change agent with high capacity to adapt and problem solve in a fast paced and changing environment.
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