Maintenance Technician

Job Locations US-MA-Springfield
Job ID
2554
Function
Maintenance / Facilities
Location Name
Chestnut Park

Overview

Affordable housing laid the foundation of Related Companies and we continue to place a high priority on developing, acquiring and preserving housing for this sector. In fact, over 60% of our 50,000+ residential apartment homes under our management are part of one or more affordable housing programs, and an additional 20% of these homes provide workforce housing.

 

In the area of acquisitions and refinancing, we pursue properties that meet one of the following criteria: Section 8 properties with project-based contracts; Section 236 properties in need of rehabilitation; Section 42 LIHTC properties with expiring low-income restrictions; Section 515 FmHA properties with loans that can be prepaid; or other assisted properties, including HODAG, HOME, federal or state-financed public housing. Many of the buildings we encounter are in need of substantial upgrading and preservation in order to continue to properly fulfill the needs of their tenants. Given our 42 years of experience in debt and equity financing – as well as our extensive management of government-assisted properties – we are well positioned to buy out existing owners who lack the resources and experience to recapitalize and, therefore, wish to exit the affordable housing arena. In addition, with our extensive development experience, we bring the knowhow to expertly rehabilitate the units, thus assuring the continued viability of these projects for years to come.

Responsibilities

Maintenance Technician
Location: Springfield, MA 

Related Management: 

  • Related Management was founded in 1972 and is an American privately-owned real estate firm in New York City, with offices and major developments in Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Miami, San Francisco, Abu Dhabi, London, São Paulo and Shanghai. 
  • Owned by Stephen Ross, the owner of the Miami Dolphins.
  • Related manages an operating portfolio that includes luxury residential, affordable and workforce apartments, commercial, retail and mixed-use development, and boasts a team of approximately 3,000 professionals.

Benefits and Features

  • 401k
  • PTO
  • Health
  • Vision
  • Dental

Your Role Within the Company: 

The Maintenance Technician will be working directly under the Maintenance Supervisor, Community Manager and Regional Manager at a 489 unit affordable housing community in Springfield, MA. Responsibilities include, but not limited to, apartment turn overs, troubleshooting and repairing maintenance issues involving electrical, plumbing, AC, HVAC, applicants and carpentry. This candidate will be assisting with snow removal, responding to on-call emergencies and working with the office team to make sure all make-ready repairs and services are completed and on schedule. Candidate must stay current on all applicable building codes/safety standards along with maintaining the trash room and dumpster areas. 

Community Information:
Springfield, MA is the third largest city in Massachusetts, sitting on the eastern bank of the Connecticut River. The Springfield region is known as the "Knowledge Corridor" because it is the home of over 160,000 university students at over 32 universities. 

Qualifications

Background profile:

  • Basic knowledge of plumbing, electrical, HVAC, carpentry, appliance and snow removal.
  • Customer service first attitude.
  • Must have personal, reliable transportation for on-call emergencies.
  • Previous apartment experience preferred.
  • Work Environment and Physical Demands
  • Building maintenance environment, indoor/outdoor, consisting of exposure to moving mechanical parts and seasonal temperature changes ranging from freezing to extreme heat
  • May be exposed to high places, toxic or caustic chemicals, risk of electrical shock, and loud noises
  • Vision requirements include both close range and long distance vision
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Must be able to climb ladders and crawl into confined spaces
  • Must be able to endure walking, squatting, bending, balancing, climbing, kneeling, crawling and prolonged standing
  • Must be able to use hands to grip power and hand tools

 

*SNOW Removal is a huge component of this position.

 

Pay: $16/hr DOE  
M-F on call required

 

Related is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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