• Maintenance Technician

    Job Locations US-MA-Springfield
    Job ID
    3764
    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

    Your Role Within the Company:
    The Maintenance Technician will be working directly under the Maintenance Supervisor, Community Manager and Regional Manager at an affordable housing community in Springfield, MA. Responsibilities include, but not limited to, apartment turn overs, troubleshooting and repairing maintenance issues involving electrical, plumbing, HVAC, appliance repairs 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.

    Benefits and Features:

    • 401k
    • PTO
    • Medical
    • Dental
    • Vision

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    Qualifications

    Background profile:

    • 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 electrical, plumbing, appliances, carpentry, emergency systems, flooring, hardware accessories, and 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.
    • Spanish proficiency 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.

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    Related is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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