Thies & Talle Management, Inc., a leading property management
company with over thirty years of experience in the multi-housing
industry, is seeking a Full-time Maintenance Technician to work at
three of our apartment communities located in Virginia, Aurora &
Eveleth, MN. This position is responsible for the maintenance of
the apartments, common building systems and grounds. Duties also
include apartment turnover maintenance. Must be detail oriented and
possess skills in customer service. Appliance repair, plumbing,
electrical and carpentry experience is required. On-call hours are
also required. Wage depends on experience. Excellent benefits!
Equal Opportunity Employer
SUMMARY: The person in the Maintenance Technician position
provides repair and preventive maintenance of all buildings on-site
for which he/she is responsible, including maintaining the lawn and
surrounding property. This individual also upholds company
standards with regard to budgets, maintenance, and upkeep
guidelines and applicable laws. The Maintenance person communicates
regularly and effectively with residents, staff, and all levels of
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following:
Other duties or tasks may be assigned as required. Management may
modify, change or add to the duties of this description at any time
- Maintenance Technicians are periodically required to be
"on-call" and to respond to emergency maintenance requests or
resident needs at the property. Maintenance Technicians are
required to be within 50 miles of their residence or work site
(whichever is closer) or within a distance as directed by the
supervisor. Employees that are "on-call" are free to pursue their
own activities and interests in their home and in the neighboring
area but must remain within the above radius of the site. On-call
employees must not consume alcoholic beverages or be taking any
other drug or medication that would interfere with their ability to
work and/or drive. On-call employees must personally wear and
respond to the pager when on-call.
- Takes care of lawn, including mowing, trimming, seeding,
sodding, repairing and winterizing.
- Maintains outside of buildings including repairs, painting,
rescreening windows, etc.
- Keeps occupied units in good condition in compliance with all
codes to maintain resident satisfaction and make unoccupied units
rent ready in the required timeframe, including the repair and
maintenance of appliances; plumbing; electrical and lighting
systems; heating and cooling systems; walls and flooring;
sprinkler; reframing and hanging doors; troubleshooting telephone
lines and cables; removal and disposal; and using carpentry skills
- Performs snow and ice removal including snowblowing, shoveling,
and putting down salt, using a pick to remove ice build-up on
sidewalks and walkways, parking lots, roofs, and common
- Replaces unit locks on rental units as necessary and on all
turnovers, outside doors, and outbuildings and takes other steps as
necessary to maintain security of premises.
- Coordinates and oversees work of sub-contractors hired by the
- Performs small motor repair and maintenance on equipment used
in maintaining the buildings and grounds such as lawnmowers,
tractors, snowblowers, chainsaws, and other power tools and
- Purchases approved supplies such as paint, paint brushes,
locks, pipe, wiring, light bulbs, etc. for maintaining
- Knowledge of and the ability to maintain and operate
electrical, mechanical, plumbing, building, carpentry, and heating
- Diagnose and troubleshoot malfunctions with electrical,
heating, plumbing, appliances, and building equipment and using
appropriate resources to correct problems.
- Assist in periodic unit inspections to identify and address
short-term repair needs and resident housekeeping and sanitation
issues as well as long term capital and replacement needs of the
SECONDARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following:
- Purchases and picks up approved parts and materials needed to
perform maintenance duties.
- Coordinates with schedules of painters, carpet installers, and
other contractors as necessary.
- Prepares and maintains paperwork such as invoices, service
requests, and timesheets.
- Hauls material to landfill.
- Consults with vendors to find the best value on goods and
- Stays informed on changing codes and their possible impact on
the site, implementing changes as necessary.
- Communicates with management on changes, maintenance needs and
SUPERVISORY RELATIONSHIPS: To perform this position
successfully, an individual must be able to work within the
following supervisory relationships:
The Maintenance Technician reports to the Property Manager. The
Maintenance Technician does not supervise other employees.
QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: To perform this position
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
Education and Experience: High school diploma and two to three
years of experience as a general maintenance mechanic or related
occupation, or a combination of education and experience providing
equivalent knowledge. A driver's license and transportation is
required. Other formal maintenance related training and
certifications desirable. If working on a boiler system, a state
boiler's license or ability to maintain one upon employment is
Language Skills: Ability to read, analyze, and complete
documentation required by city, county, state or federal agencies.
Must be able to communicate through speaking, listening, and
writing effectively with residents and outside agencies.
Mathematical Skills: Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and
divide in all units of measure.
Reasoning Ability: Needs to be able to assess a situation based
upon available date and information and make timely and appropriate
Other Skills/Abilities/Specifications: This job requires
self-motivation, the ability to multi-task, and the ability to work
independently. Must be able to prioritize job duties. Able to
maintain confidentiality is required. Skill in establishing and
maintaining positive relationships with diverse residents.
PUNCTUALITY AND ATTENDANCE: Regular attendance, reliability, and
punctuality are needed to be available to meet with applicants,
current residents, and outside vendors during regularly scheduled
office hours. The success of the property and maintaining resident
satisfaction and filling apartments requires staff to be available
at the convenience of applicants and residents. Most buildings or
apartment communities managed by Management have small staffs and
employees must be able to assist other employees in job duties and
be available to respond to occasional property or tenant
emergencies. Must be available on weekdays and weekends at end and
beginning of each month to work on apartment turnovers and to
repair and make ready apartments from vacating residents for new
WORKING CONDITIONS: The working condition characteristics
described here are representative of those an employee encounters
while performing the essential functions of this job.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee
occasionally works in outside weather conditions. The noise level
of the work environment is usually moderate.
May come into contact with unsanitary conditions in unoccupied
or occupied homes of residents and contact with insects and/or
rodents. The position has the potential to come into contact with
human waste (plugged toilets) and noxious fumes (natural gas).
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.
Must be able to work in cramped positions for extended periods
of time, work on hands and knees, and reach with hands and arms and
balance. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is
regularly required to stand; walk; sit; stoop; kneel; crouch;
crawl; climb stairs; and talk or hear.
The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 75 pounds and
frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision
abilities required by this job include close vision, distance
vision, and depth perception.
REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS: Management will provide reasonable
accommodations to qualified applicants and employees with
disabilities in connection with its application process,
modifications or adjustments to the work environment, and
modifications or adjustments that allow a disabled individual to
have equal benefits and privileges of employment as are enjoyed by
other similarly situated individuals without disabilities, unless
doing so would cause undue hardship.
SMALL TOOLS REQUIRED TO BE OWNED AND OTHER EQUIPMENT USED:
Maintenance technicians are expected to own and replace as
needed their own basic hand tools and small electric tools.
Use of cleaning products and equipment such as vacuum cleaners,
brooms, and mops.
Additionally, employee may use snow removing equipment such as
shovels and/or snowblowers.
Pay Rate: Type
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