Related Affordable is the division of Related Companies that develops, acquires and preserves affordable housing throughout the nation. Affordable housing laid the foundation of Related Companies, and its broad portfolio of award-winning affordable and mixed-income developments demonstrate the company’s continuing ability to create affordable housing opportunities in a variety of geographically, economically and socially diverse neighborhoods. Related owns and operates a portfolio of more than 60,000 affordable and workforce housing units.
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.
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.
- Valid driver's license
- 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.
Benefits and Features:
- Incentive bonus program
- Medical, Dental, Life & Disability, Flexible Spending Accounts
- Paid Time Off
- Matching 401(K)
Related is an Equal Opportunity Employer