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Valenti Real Estate Services Part-Time Maintenance Technician in Pendleton, Indiana

We currently have a great opportunity for an experienced part-time maintenance person.

MAINTENANCE QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

A. Education/Experience: One-year certificate from college or technical school; or three to six months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

B. Supervisory Responsibilities: Supervises subcontractors and vendors at the property. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include planning, securing bids, addressing complaints and resolving problems and approving completed work for payment. Secured bids still must be approved by an Area or Regional Manager.

C. Language Ability: Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.

D. Math Ability: Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, measurements and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.

E. Reasoning Ability: Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

F. Computer Skills: To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Word Processing software, internet search and email.

G. Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to work near moving mechanical parts; work in high, precarious places; outdoor weather conditions and risk of electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

H. Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include Ability to adjust focus. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to sit; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.

MAINTENANCE DUTIES: The following is a description of the functions and duties to be carried out by the Maintenance person for the apartment community. The duties and responsibilities listed below shall be performed by the Maintenance staff. The goals and objectives of the maintenance staff are to maintain the apartment development community and each apartment unit in a condition equal to or greater than UPCS (Uniform Physical Conditions Standard) requirements, within budget, on schedule, safely and efficiently. This includes, but is not limited to, the below items.

A. Routine Items

  1. Attend Meetings

a. Meet with Servicing Officials from various agencies for inspections and/or reviews.

b. Meet with Property Management representatives several times throughout the year.

c. Attend Fair Housing Training Bi-annually. Attend other training programs applicable to your property, as requested.

  1. Maintain inventory of maintenance and office equipment, maintenance supplies and non- disposable items annually. This also includes maintaining an inventory with model and serial numbers of all appliances in the apartment units.

  2. Maintain grounds and curb appeal of the community each work day.

  3. Assure outside lighting is in working order throughout community at all times.

  4. Maintain all common areas (restrooms, hallways, laundry, community rooms, and maintenance shop) in a safe and sanitary condition.

  5. Secure bids and proposals for all work to be contracted.

  6. Thoroughly and accurately complete all required paperwork, including work orders in a timely manner.

  7. Work with the Site Manager in a compliant and helpful atmosphere. Assure continuous and effective communications concerning completion of work orders, make readies, etc.

  8. Inspects work completed by subcontractors for compliance to specifications and standards.

  9. Interprets company policies and enforces safety regulations.

  10. Suggests changes in working conditions and use of equipment to increase efficiency.

  11. Maintain time and production records.

B. Seasonal Work

  1. Assist with completion of semi-annual inspection of all apartments and timely completion of work orders resulting from the inspections.

  2. Assure furnace filters are changed as needed or at least semi-annually. Maintain a log of dates changed with apartment numbers.

  3. Assure all smoke detector batteries are changed annually, without exception. Maintain a log of dates changed with apartment numbers. Never leave the property, at the end of the work day, knowing an apartment does not have a working smoke detector; vacant or occupied.

  4. Maintain a log of expiration dates for all stove top fire extinguishers. Assure these are installed in each apartment/community room and assure these are within the expiration date.

  5. Maintain exterior of buildings and community.

a. Assure building exterior siding is clean.

b. Check buildings for needed caulking and weather stripping and repair/replace, as needed.

c. Clean out all gutters semi-annually.

d. Maintain all landscaping and lawn in a neat appearance. Arrange for fertilization of lawn and landscaping.

e. Check and repair all sidewalks to prevent trip hazards. Power wash sidewalks and hallways, as needed.

f. Check and repair parking lot areas. Assure parking lot stripping maintains fresh appearance. Keep curb areas free of debris.

g. Maintain sidewalk, dumpster and mailbox areas in a safe condition during snow and/or ice events. Assist with parking lot areas, as needed. Complete snow removal log each time work is completed and submit to home office monthly.

  1. Preparing Vacant Apartments for Occupancy (Make ready)

a. Assist with apartment inspection upon move out. Completing move out inspection, cleaning and damage report and make ready inspection.

b. Complete painting, repair of damages, cleaning and preventative maintenance, as needed.

c. Assist in completing the maintenance folder to assure any replacement items (carpet, appliances, etc.) are properly documented.

d. Vacant apartments should be made ready for occupancy as soon as possible. It is not permissible to wait for an apartment to have a qualified applicant before making the apartment ready for occupancy.

  1. Priority Order

a. Priority One – Emergencies – This type of request takes precedence over other duties. This includes any life safety issue affecting the residents/staff. No heat in the winter, No A/C in the summer, no electricity, and major water leaks, gas leaks, fire and sewer back up.

b. Priority Two – UPCS Requirements – Any life safety items identified during an inspection.

c. Priority Three – Returning a vacant apartment to a rent ready condition.

d. Priority Four – Routine Maintenance – Work orders and planned maintenance activities.

e. Priority Five – Preventive Maintenance, Seasonal work and Special projects.

C. Miscellaneous

  1. Respond to maintenance emergencies in a timely manner. This includes during normal working hours and after hours. Keep a record of all after-hours maintenance calls/emergencies.

  2. Complete time sheet each work day and submit to Site Manager at the end of the pay period for approval. If the Site Manager is unavailable, the time sheet may be submitted to home office for approval.

  3. Assure usage of purchase orders (P.O. number) for all purchases. When purchasing for multiple properties a separate order/receipt is needed for each property.

  4. Only enter occupied apartments during an emergency or when requested to do so by the resident. Refer to Customer Service and Maintenance procedures.

  5. Treat all residents, applicants, prospects, vendors, etc. courteously and with respect.

  6. Maintenance personnel are responsible for providing their own hand tools necessary for completing the tasks associated with this agreement.

  7. Smoking is prohibited in any apartment (occupied or vacant), indoor common areas and maintenance area.

  8. Maintenance should generally refer all communications with residents and applicants to the site manager. This includes inquiries concerning available apartments and work order requests.

  9. Time off for maintenance staff should be approved by the Site Manager. Maintenance staff should also notify Site Manager at any time they are not able to work normally scheduled hours. In the absence of the Site Manager the Regional Manager should be contacted.

  10. Treat all residents, applicants, prospects, vendors, etc. courteously and with respect.