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Maintenance Technician

Under general direction of the Property Manager, the Maintenance Technician is responsible for the overall operation of UCPM and NeighborWorks® Umpqua properties on day-to-day basis, including but not limited to maintaining the asset, tenant relations, and is responsible for directing the apartment community toward the accomplishment of the company’s key goals and objectives listed below:

Increase revenues earned by NeighborWorks® Umpqua properties; Operate and maintain the NeighborWorks® Umpqua properties in superior condition; Create and maintain a positive, stimulating, professional, and safe work environment; Achieve customer satisfaction through responsiveness to needs, enhanced communication, and unparalleled professionalism.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Performs project repairs, including those involving cleaning, plumbing, electrical, carpentry, mechanical systems, wall repair, and painting.
  • Responds to daily work orders and maintenance requests from Supervisor and/or tenants.
  • Reports unusual or suspicious activities to appropriate supervisor and property manager.
  • Keeps property managers informed of maintenance and landscape problems.
  • Provides effective and courteous service to residents, their guests, and co-workers.
  • Conducts work tasks in compliance with all safety rules and regulations.
  • Performs maintenance and keeps records of all fire and life safety equipment.
  • Performs preventative maintenance on operational equipment.
  • Establishes and follows building preventive maintenance schedules.
  • Responds to building emergencies on after hour’s situations.
  • Picks up trash on grounds.
  • Creates and maintains a central maintenance workshop, and a project material and tool inventory list.
  • Purchases needed supplies and materials.
  • Ensures a proper turnaround on work order requests and apartment turnovers.
  • Performs landscape maintenance on grounds for NeighborWorks® Umpqua’s buildings, including mowing, edging, weeding, fertilizing, and planting.
  • Learns and diligently uses property management software programs.
  • Learns appropriate strategic goals, strives to attain associated objectives, and communicates relevancy of goals and objectives to management.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications: 

  • Six months consecutive experience in residential housing maintenance and landscaping. 
  • Ability to work independently and to follow instructions with minimal supervision. 
  • Ability to operate power tools and landscaping equipment. 
  • Valid Oregon driver’s license and motor vehicle report that matches company insurer’s minimum guidelines.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability, willingness, and sensitivity to working with a diverse population.
  • Sound judgment, excellent assessment, and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work effectively in teams or independently.
  • Dependability, initiative, and follow-through.
  • Strong communication and organizational skills.
  • Ability to effectively manage time and paperwork.
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with property management and other staff.
  • Strong PC based computer skills with working knowledge of Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat, and Web-based applications.

Physical Requirements:

Umpqua Community Property Management is an equal opportunity employer, drug, and alcohol-free workplace, and complies with ADA regulations as applicable.

  • Ability to perform medium to heavy work involving sitting, standing, walking, lifting up to 75 pounds and lifting equipment.
  • Ability to use a variety of hand and power tools necessary to perform mechanical, carpentry, electrical, plumbing, and other building repairs and maintenance work.
  • Ability to operate a variety of landscape equipment including a lawn mower, weed eater, blower, shovels, rakes, etc.
  • Ability to move objects, occasionally requiring the exertion of considerable force.
  • Ability to coordinate eyes, hands, fingers in performing maintenance tasks.
  • Ability to drive motor vehicles, including trucks.
  • Ability to operate office equipment such as personal computer, printer/fax, and calculator.
  • Ability to coordinate eyes, hands, and fingers in performing word processing, writing, reading, and similar tasks.
  • Ability to exert physical effort involving climbing stairs, moving from one area to another or standing/sitting for periods of time.
  • Visual acuity necessary to inspect buildings and review documents.
  • Hearing acuity sufficient to use a telephone and communicate with residents and staff.

Note:

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee(s) incumbent in this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments. All duties and responsibilities are essential functions and requirements and are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbents will possess the skills, aptitudes, and abilities to perform each duty proficiently. Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health or safety of themselves or others. The requirements listed in this document are the minimum levels of knowledge, skills, or abilities. This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an “at will” relationship.

 

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