• Maintenance Technician (Helper A)

    Job Locations US-IL-Chicago
    Job ID
    2757
    Function
    Maintenance / Facilities
    Location Name
    Lathrop
  • Overview

    Related Midwest, the Chicago office of Related Companies, is the preeminent developer of luxury condominium and rental homes, affordable housing communities and mixed-use properties in Chicago. Recognized for its architecturally significant, market-defining projects and led by industry veterans who have integrated both property management and residential sales expertise into the development model, Related Midwest has reshaped five-star living in downtown Chicago through its three luxury apartment developments: 500 Lake Shore Drive, OneEleven and Landmark West Loop. 

     

    Related Midwest's multibillion-dollar pipeline includes the Robert A.M. Stern Architects-designed One Bennett Park, a 70-story ultra-luxury residential tower and adjacent park by Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates in Chicago's Streeterville neighborhood. In addition to One Bennett Park, Related Midwest is planning some of Chicago's most anticipated developments: 400 N. Lake Shore Drive, located on the site of the former Chicago Spire project; The 78, a mixed-use, master-planned community on 62 acres at the southwest corner of Clark Street and Roosevelt Road, one of the largest vacant tracts of land in the city; and two projects in the West Loop neighborhood.

     For more information about Related Companies please visit www.related.com

    Responsibilities

    Location: Chicago, IL

     

    Community Information:

    the Lathrop redevelopment will be comprised of 1,208 units: 504 market-rate, 212 affordable-rate, 400 dedicated to public housing residents and 92 existing senior housing units which will remain untouched. Edging Bucktown, Roscoe Village and Lincoln Park, the Lathrop community stretches some 34 acres along the Chicago River. The lush green and open space — originally designed by legendary landscape architect Jens Jenssen — will be fully restored by Michael Van Valkenburgh and Associates, including the iconic two-acre Great Lawn.

     

    Visit http://lathropchicago.com/ to learn more about this community. 

     

    Core Responsibilities: 

    • Diagnose and repair problems in such areas as HVAC, electrical, plumbing, major appliances, carpentry, emergency systems, flooring, hardware accessories, masonry, painting/wallpaper, water features (pools, spas, etc.), fitness equipment, and waste management systems.
    • Assist with organizing and prioritizing service requests and general maintenance tasks. Complete assigned service requests and repairs consistent with company operating and equipment/supply standards and in a timely manner.
    • Ensure vacant apartments are rent-ready in a timely manner. Manage make ready schedule and perform turnkey work as required. Manage vendor work appropriately.
    • Assist in the preparation of staff work and preventive maintenance schedules, daily rounds, as well as maintaining an inventory of supplies and tools sufficient for providing the appropriate level of service.
    • Conduct apartment Preventative Maintenance (PM).
    • Collect and remove trash and debris including pet waste from building areas.
    • Inspect building’s grounds and buildings on a daily basis to identify maintenance needs.
    • Maintain company customer service standards.  Respond to resident requests and work with residents to minimize/resolve problems and complaints.  Follow through to ensure issue is resolved.
    • Maintain an injury free safety culture by following all policies and procedures and reporting any unsafe behavior or conditions including nonfunctioning equipment.
    • Apply all applicable company policies and procedures such as, but not limited to company operating and safety standards. Train and promote safe work practices among on-site staff.
    • Ensure compliance with all federal, state and local laws, specifically Fair Housing regulations.

     

    Benefits and features:

    • Incentive bonus program
    • Training and development programs
    • Local Union Benefits including: Medical, Dental, Life & Disability, Paid Time Off, 401(K), Flexible Spending Accounts
    • Employee Recognition & Wellness Programs

    Qualifications

    Skills/Knowledge:

    • Ability to read and write English as demonstrated by clear and concise written and verbal communications, the ability to read service requests, to read and understand policies and procedures including but not limited to Key Control Policy and all Maintenance Emergency policies and procedures
    • Ability to communicate with team members, residents and vendors in order to provide customer service.
    • Ability  to identify cleaning and chemical supplies, ability to read and understand Hazard Communication Safety Data Sheets (SDS), ability to understand proper applications of chemicals and general cleaning supplies, ability to frequently handle and properly dispose of these products.
    • Knowledge of HVAC, electrical, plumbing, appliances, carpentry, emergency systems, flooring, hardware accessories, fitness equipment, waste management systems.
    • Complete understanding of emergency systems, shutoffs, locations and sequence of operations.
    • Ability to perform basic arithmetic skills such as measurement, addition, subtraction, multiplication and division in order to do basic calculations and analysis such as estimating, determining averages and percentages, and totals.
    • Ability to frequently handle and use chemicals and general cleaning supplies.
    • Ability to understand basic knowledge of boilers, chillers, cooling towers, electrical, flooring, plumbing, sprinklers and steam systems.

    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

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    Related is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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