Maintenance Technician - Residential

Bernstein Management Corporation
Washington D.C.
Aug 09, 2017
Sep 13, 2017
Full Time

Maintenance Technician - Residential   

Job Summary
For over 60 years, our goal at Bernstein Management Corporation has been to provide excellent service to our community of stakeholders while maintaining the family-oriented atmosphere that has been a hallmark of our culture. We reward hard work and innovative thinking through a generous total rewards package, including competitive pay, comprehensive health benefits, 401(k), paid time off, volunteer leave, tuition and gym reimbursement, company gatherings and more! When meeting candidates, we look for someone who shares our commitment to customer service and supports our standards of respect, fairness and honesty.

Bernstein Management Corporation (“BMC”) has a great opportunity for a motivated and well-rounded Maintenance Technician to work for a growing organization that values its employees. The Residential Maintenance Technician performs general maintenance relating to plumbing, carpentry, electrical, HVAC units and preventative maintenance.  
Primary Responsibilities*

  • Properly use tools ranging from common hand and power tools, such as hammers, hoists, saws, drills, and wrenches, to precision measuring instruments and electrical and electronic testing devices
  • Perform routine preventive maintenance to ensure that building systems operate efficiently and that the physical condition of the building does not deteriorate
  • Inspect, operate, or test machinery or equipment to diagnose machine malfunctions
  • Assemble, install, or repair wiring, electrical or electronic components, pipe systems, plumbing, machinery, or equipment
  • Repair or replace defective equipment parts, using hand tools and power tools, and reassemble equipment
  • Repair building fixtures including lights, locks, windows, doors, screens, walls, floors, gutters and drains
  • Paint or repair roofs, windows, doors, floors, woodwork, plaster, drywall, or other parts of building structures
  • Operate and perform routine maintenance and repairs on HVAC equipment and related systems
  • Perform general cleaning function as required by the Maintenance Supervisor.  Promptly report to Maintenance Supervisor any conditions requiring maintenance or cleaning observed
  • Set up and operate machine tools to repair or fabricate machine parts, jigs, fixtures, or tools
  • Fabricate or repair counters, benches, partitions, or other wooden structures, such as sheds or outbuildings
  • Install equipment to improve the energy or operational efficiency of residential or commercial buildings
  • Perform routine maintenance on boilers, such as replacing burners or hoses, installing replacement parts, or reinforcing structural weaknesses to ensure optimal boiler efficiency
  • Maintain curb appeal and provide grounds keeping services, such as landscaping and snow removal
  • Refurbish vacancies within the time limit prescribed by the Maintenance Supervisor, minimizing turnaround time on vacant units
  • Handle resident service requests within the timetable prescribed by the Resident Manager
  • Implement the company's Preventive Maintenance Program
  • Coordinate sub-contractors work that may be required. Then inspect the completed subcontractors work
  • Maintain shops, storage areas, etc. in a neat and organized manner
  • Inspect building daily for light bulb replacement, life and safety issues and any hazards
  • Pick up supplies and run work-related errands (e.g., trips to the main office, bank, supply house) for the Manager
  • Excellent attendance and certain physical demands (e.g. lifting up to 50 lbs. regularly) are required to perform the essential functions of this position

* Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job, as described above.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Reliable
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Strong time management and organizational skills
  • Ability to accept responsibility and accountability for his/her actions
  • Ability to perform work accurately and thoroughly
  • Ability to pay attention to the minute details of a project or task
  • Ability to identify and correct conditions that affect safety
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, multi-entity environment
  • Ability to multi-task and follow through
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Ability to communicate effectively with others
  • Ability to actively listen to, convey, and understand the comments and questions of others
  • Ability to work effectively as a team contributor on applicable assignments
  • Ability to respond to others’ needs in a timely and courteous manner

Required Education and Experience
1. High School Diploma
2. Two to four years previous experience

1. Associate’s Degree (two year college or technical school)
2. CFC License

Bernstein is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce.  We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information or any other protected class, in accordance with applicable law.

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