SUMMARY:  

The Maintenance Technician assists the Lead Maintenance in maintaining buildings and common areas in the best possible condition for the assigned property. May perform duties of the Lead Maintenance as required by the needs of the property. A variety of  maintenance tasks include caulking, painting, basic painting, basic electrical, plumbing, repairing windows, flooring, janitorial, landscaping and HVAC maintenance.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: 

  •  Monitor and assist in the timely completion of make ready units, ensuring professional completion in a zero defect manner and in compliance with various regulatory requirements.
  • Assist Property Manager with move-out inspections.
  • Trouble-shoot, diagnose and correct or repair minor air conditioning, plumbing, electrical, carpentry, sheet rock and/or flooring problems /failures.
  • Participate in the preventative maintenance program as directed by Lead Maintenance.
  • Maintain the shop and storage area in a clean and organized manner.
  • Assist in monitoring inventory of maintenance and cleaning supplies, and convey replacement order recommendations to Lead Maintenance.
  • Record maintenance requests and execute service calls on a timely basis in accordance with Company issued standards.  This requires prioritizing service requests, establishing daily work schedules for maintenance staff and follow-up on assignments for efficient, thorough completion.
  • Work to maintain the physical appearance, curb appeal and upkeep of the property.       
  • Follow OSHA and Company safety standards.
  • Remove bulk trash items from property when observed.
  • Participate fully in staff meetings and designated company training programs.
  • Travel to suppliers and pick up supplies upon request.
  • Assist Property Manager and Resident Services Manager with planning and executing of resident events.
  • Participate fully in staff meetings and designated company training programs.
  • Be available to handle after hours emergency problems as directed by the Property Manager.
  • Perform other duties, as assigned.


KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS AND ABILITIES – GENERAL PERFORMANCE  

  • General knowledge of maintenance, HVAC, plumbing, minor electrical, drywall repair, painting and appliance repair.
  • Working knowledge of Uniform Physical Conditions Standards or Housing Quality Standards.
  • Ability to read and understand operating instructions and manuals for tools, equipment and chemicals at the assigned locations.
  • Ability to read, write and understand English.
  • Familiarity with some computer skills including email, electronic time keeping and mobile software applications.
  • Ability to work independently and concurrently to perform multiple compliance projects.
  • Ability to produce work which consistently meets quality, thoroughness and effectiveness.
  • Ability to speak calmly and respectfully to residents.
  • Respond positively to supervisory direction and feedback.

PHYSICAL AND MENTAL REQUIREMENTS:

·       Ability to move around the property in all types of weather conditions.

·       Ability to access second story and roof areas.

·       A significant amount of physical activity (walking, climbing stairs or ladders (often while lifting or carrying items), bending, stooping, squatting, kneeling, crawling, reaching above shoulder height, grasping, gripping, turning or lifting) is required on a daily basis.

·       Ability to hear and respond to warnings and calls for help.

·       Ability to lift up to 80 pounds frequently.

·       The mental work demands include regular attendance, working well with others, verbal contact with others, noise and occasional travel by conventional means including motor vehicle and the like within Prospera’s region and other locations as required.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

·       High School diploma or GED required.

·       Two years of experience in the multi-family housing industry preferred.

·       Environmental Protection Agency Section 608 Certification required or obtain within one year of employment.

·       Valid Class “C” Texas Driver’s License required.