Thies & Talle Management
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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 two of our apartment communities located in Watertown, SD and one community in Redfield, SD. 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 starting at $17.00 per hour. 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 management.
- 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 as necessary.
- 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 spaces.
- 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 company.
- 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 equipment.
- Purchases approved supplies such as paint, paint brushes, locks, pipe, wiring, light bulbs, etc. for maintaining property.
- Knowledge of and the ability to maintain and operate electrical, mechanical, plumbing, building, carpentry, and heating equipment.
- 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 property.
- 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 services.
- Stays informed on changing codes and their possible impact on the site, implementing changes as necessary.
- Communicates with management on changes, maintenance needs and tenant issues.
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 required.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 decisions.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.