Preferred Apartment Communities Maintenance
ABOUT US: Preferred Apartment Communities is engaged primarily in the ownership and operation of Class A multifamily properties. We have developed a culture throughout our company that is designed to show respect for each other, our residents, and vendors. We believe our focus on quality, consistency, and innovation provides strong national recognition for the Preferred Apartment Communities brand. Learn more about us at www.pacapts.com. The Shoals, a Preferred Apartment Community, is currently accepting resumes for an Apartment Maintenance Technician. As an Apartment Maintenance Technician, you will assist in all maintenance requests, preventative maintenance, and amenity area maintenance for the apartment community. Must have a valid driver's license, reliable transportation, HVAC certification. Preferred HVAC certification type 1 & 2, and pool license or certification. Hours: 8:00AM – 5:00PM, Monday thru Friday or as scheduled by the Service Manager; some nights and weekend work required. POSITION SUMMARY: Assist in all maintenance requests, preventative maintenance and amenity area maintenance for the apartment community. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: • Completes maintenance work orders for residents (service appliances, plumbing, HVAC systems, minor electrical, gate systems, pool operations, etc.). • Responds and resolves emergency maintenance requests for after business hours calls. (weeknights, weekends and holidays.) • Prepares vacant apartments to make rent ready. • Performs preventative maintenance work. • Keeps the maintenance shop clean and organized; maintain adequate stock/inventory of parts for equipment, appliances, etc. • Interacts directly with residents. • Maintains logbooks and databases; enters service requests and status updates into database. • Assists in monitoring contractors work performance • Supports the Service Manager in meeting budget responsibilities. • Follows and promotes company policies and procedures. • Must make Customer Service a priority. • If the property does not have a housekeeper or Apartment Maintenance Technician light cleaning duties will be required, such as; cleaning models, club house, leasing office, emptying trash, cleaning the grounds and amenity areas, etc. • Maintain (clean, orderly, and in working conditions) all amenity areas (pools, compactors, weight rooms, parking decks, etc.) CUSTOMER SERVICE RESPONSIBILITIES: • A complete clean and neat uniform must be worn when working on any PAA Property including nights and weekends, if applicable. Personal appearance must be clean and neat at all times, according to PAA policy • Communicate with residents and prospects in a manner consistent with PAA’s standards • Read and/or listen to resident requests/complaints • Receive resident complaints in a calm, open, and professional manner • Solve problems quickly, usually within 24 hours, or contact supervisor for immediate assistance • Deliver newsletters, correspondence, etc. to residents’ apartment • Coordinate, set up, attend and clean up after resident functions (food, tables, display areas, etc.) as requested by the General Manager. QUALIFICATIONS/ADDITIONAL SKILLS (REQUIRED): • 1-3 years Maintenance experience (apartment maintenance experience preferred) • Troubleshooting and problem-solving skills • Budget or basic business finance helpful • Refrigeration certification (type 2 or universal) or obtain in the first 90 days of employment • Valid driver’s license (free from major moving violations) and dependable transportation PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: • Must be able to use various hand tools and test equipment • Must be able to bend, stoop, and kneel for extended periods of time • Must be able to push and pull up to 300 pounds on wheels • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds • Must be able to climb ladders of up to 40 feet in height • Must be able to use a hand-truck SPECIAL PHYSICAL SKILLS: As part of your daily maintenance routine, you may be required to move appliances from one apartment unit to another apartment unit on opposite ends of the property. The appliance may have to be transferred by means of a hand truck up one to three flights of steps. These appliances will range in weight from 75 to well over 300 pounds. Commercial laundry rooms are equipped with single washing machines and/or stacked (double) clothes dryers which you will be required to move in order to repair and perform preventative maintenance. These machines range in weight from 120 to 300 pounds. On occasion, you may be required to move furniture from one model unit to another or move furniture items in a resident's apartment to accomplish certain repairs or to correct flood damage. This would require that you move items weighing several pounds to over 300 pounds. On occasion, you may be involved in repairs to the building structure. You may be required to move or transport several different building type materials weighing several pounds to over 300 pounds. At certain times you will be required to perform maintenance on special equipment (i.e., exercise equipment, gas grills, golf carts, car washes, amenity areas, and security gates). All of these functions require different physical exertion and their weight depends on the particular equipment (usually in excess of 100 pounds). You will be required to perform certain resident service functions or make upgrades to the apartment home. An example would be to install lighting or ceiling fans. Both duties would require the work to be done using a step ladder while lifting. EEO Statement The Company is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with applicable law, we prohibit discrimination against any applicant, employee, or other covered person based on any legally recognized basis, including, but not limited to: veteran status, uniformed service member status, race, color, caste, immigration status, religion, religious creed (including religious dress and grooming practices), sex, gender, gender expression, gender identity, marital status, sexual orientation, pregnancy (including childbirth, lactation or related medical conditions), age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, physical or mental disability, genetic information (including testing and characteristics), protected leave status, domestic violence victim status, or any other consideration protected by federal, state or local law. We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations, if you need an accommodation to complete the application process, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.