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Floating Maintenance Technician

Company: Thrive Communities
Location: Seattle
Posted on: September 23, 2022

Job Description:

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The Floating Turn Maintenance Technician is to assist the properties in maintaining the physical integrity of the community, in a manner consistent with Thrive's Values. This involves ensuring a safe, secure, and comfortable living environment for residents, visitors, and staff. The Floating Make Ready Maintenance Technician will carry out assigned duties in a safe manner and other unit turn duties as requested by the Maintenance Supervisor.

Schedule: Full-Time; Weekends as circumstances warrant. $28-$30 Hourly

Maintenance Turn Technician Benefits:

19 days of PTO per year + 11 paid holidays + 1 Paid Personal Day + 1 Paid Day of Service
Medical insurance covered at 100% for non-tobacco users, 80% covered for tobacco users
Dental insurance covered at 100% + vision insurance options
$20,000 basic life insurance policy
Long-term disability coverage
Employee Assistance Program
Discounted Pet Insurance rates + additional voluntary benefit options
$300 annual education/professional development credit
Employer-matched 401k plan
Training opportunities and career progression/growth plans!

Maintenance Turn Technician Qualification

Position requires at least 1 year experience in maintenance.
Prior maintenance experience in property management preferred, but not required.
Ability to communicate (speak/comprehend instructions in verbal and written formats) in English.

Maintenance Turn Technician responsibilities:
Conducts all business in accordance with company policies and procedures, state and federal laws; e.g., OSHA, ADA, Fair Housing, etc.

Must be knowledgeable of pertinent laws and EPA and OSHA regulations governing proper storage and management of hazardous materials, including solvents, flammables, caustics and freon.
Must be aware of the condition of apartment property throughout the community and immediately initiates action to correct unsafe conditions; e.g., broken gates leading to the pool, broken steps, open holes, broken/burned out exterior lights.
Performs work area clean-up and safety related duties.
Ensures that storage areas remain locked when not in use.


Diagnoses and performs minor or routine maintenance or repair, as directed, involving the following on a daily basis:
Plumbing (including water lines).
A/C and heating systems.
Trash units.
Appliances (when applicable).
Water irrigation systems.
Stairs, gates, fences, patios, railings.
Tile, carpet, flooring.
Interior/exterior lights.
Fireplaces, ceiling fans.
Gas fixtures and appliances (where applicable).
Shutters, doors, cabinets, windows, sliding glass doors.
Gas and electric.
Door locks, P.O. boxes and locks.
Security systems (where applicable).
Ceiling leaks.
Inspects and helps coordinate all needed make-ready repairs and services. Assists with make-ready as required to meet deadlines.
Reports all major repairs and need requisitions to Maintenance Supervisor and Community Manager prior to any expenditure of funds.
Changes locks and make keys
Removes and transfers heavy appliances and equipment from storage area to apartment (or vice versa) as circumstances warrant. Assists in moving abandoned furniture, appliances, etc., to dumpster when necessary.
Must be knowledgeable of inventory levels of spare parts and supplies and inform Maintenance Supervisor of shortages.

Equipment Requirement:

Required to wear back support belt, wear goggles when working with specific equipment, wear masks and gloves and other safety equipment as tasks dictate.
Necessary personal tools for basic general maintenance to be provided by the associate.

An employee in this position must be knowledgeable and skilled in the safe use and maintenance of the following tools:
Hand Tools Various wrenches, hammer, grips, saws, sledgehammer, snips, posthole diggers, etc.
Power Tools Wrenches, grinders, sanders, drills, saws, etc.
User-Moved Aids Wheelbarrows, dollies, hand trucks, buckets, hoists, jacks, step ladders, full ladders, double ladders.
Mechanical Equip. Motors, pumps, compressors, blowers, electric and hand power augers, etc.
Measuring Devices Calipers, voltmeters, ohmmeters, testing meters, PH tests, gauges, etc.

Physical Requirements

Constant need (66% to 100% of the time) to be on feet.
Have constant need (66% to 100% of the time) to perform the following physical activities:
Bend/Stoop/Squat: Perform routine maintenance/repairs, pick up tools and needed equipment
Climb Stairs Service requests, make-ready needs for 2nd and 3rd floor apartments
Push or Pull: Move equipment, appliances, open and close doors, etc.
Reach Above Shoulder: Perform routine maintenance/repairs, stock and
Climb Ladders Grasp/Grip/Turning
Finger Dexterity Writing
remove equipment, parts, etc. Perform routine maintenance/repairs
Handle tools and equipment, perform routine maintenance/repairs
Handle tools and equipment, perform routine maintenance/repairs Inventory maintenance, requisition requests, required maintenance reports.

Lifting/ Carrying (Supplies, replacement parts, ladders, etc.):

Over 150 lbs. Rare need (less than 1% of the time)
75 lbs. - 150 lbs. Occasional need (1% to 33% of the time)
25 lbs. - 75 lbs. Frequent need (33% to 66% of the time)
1 - 25 lbs. Constant need (66% to 100% of the time)

NOTE: Lifting and carrying of weights exceeding 50 lbs. is to be accomplished with assistance from one or more persons and/or with appropriate lifting equipment. Examples of heaviest items lifted include washer/dryers, refrigerators, A/C units, abandoned sofas, etc.
Vision Requirements

Constant need (66% to 100% of the time) to document maintenance and complete forms, review manuals and operating instructions, read cautionary labels, respond to written instruction from staff and residents. Constant need to see small detail when performing routine maintenance duties.
Frequent need (33% to 60% of the time) to see things clearly beyond arm's reach (oversee assistants, observe problems throughout the property).

Hearing Requirements
Constant need (66% to 100% of the time) to communicate with assistants, resident staff, vendors and residents. Must use listening skills to diagnose needed repairs, etc.
Speaking Requirements
Constant need (66% to 100% of the time) to verbally communicate with assistants, resident staff, vendors and residents.
Mental/ Emotional Requirements

Must be able to work in a fast-paced and customer service-oriented environment.
Performs duties under pressure and meets deadlines in a timely manner.
Works as part of a team, as well as completes assignments independently.
Takes instructions from supervisors.
Exercises problem-solving skills.
Interacts with co-workers, supervisors, guests and the public in a professional and pleasant manner.

**Must have valid driver's license and automobile insurance coverage**

Working Environment

Indoors (66% to 100% of the time). Frequently outdoors (33% to 66% of the time), all conditions, often for extended periods.
Occasional exposure (1% to 33% of time) to paint fumes, solvents, adhesives, etc. Example: Apartments during/after make-ready.
Frequent need (33% to 66% of the time) to work in awkward and confining positions.

Reasoning Development
Moderate. Must be able to apply principles of logical thinking to a variety of practical situations and accurately follow standardized procedures that may occasionally involve minor deviations. Needs ability to think rationally beyond a specific set of instructions.
Safety Responsibilities

Learns and complies with all company safety rules.
Uses appropriate safety equipment at all times.
Immediately reports all unsafe conditions to supervisors.
Must be familiar with all safety features or equipment, machinery, or materials encompassed by job duties.
Must check with supervisor if there is a question as to the safe procedure to be used for any job function.

Additional Requirements

Employees must fulfill the performance standards of this position and comply with policies, rules and procedures of the company, including those set out in the Employee Handbook, or otherwise communicated (verbally or in writing) to employees.
This job description is intended to describe the general nature and work responsibilities of the position. This job description and the duties of this position are subject to change, modification and addition as deemed necessary by the company. Employees are required to comply with supervisory instructions and perform other job duties, responsibilities and assignments requested by supervisors, Community Managers or other company officials.
This job description does not constitute an employment contract between the company and any employee.
The job responsibilities of this position may include cross-training in other functions or positions to ensure satisfactory operation of the department or work area.

Keywords: Thrive Communities, Seattle , Floating Maintenance Technician, Engineering , Seattle, Washington

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