Service Technician M4

Job Description

Our Summit Hills community in Silver Spring is looking for a team player with basic maintenance skills to join their team and start their career! The position is full-time. Looking for strong communication and customer service skills.

Our Maintenance Team is a truly valuable part of the Southern Management family. Maintenance Service Trainees are learning on-the-job, while being paid and attending classes at our Maintenance Training Academy. The focus is on building technical and customer-care skills to Southern's superior standards.

As a Service Maintenance Trainee, there is no typical day, but you might end up doing some of the following:

  • Shadowing one of our top Service Technicians during replacement of a garbage disposal
  • Driving to the Maintenance Training Academy to attend a Basic Electric or Plumbing class
  • Preparing apartments for painting and cleaning
  • Gathering materials for an apartment turnover from the maintenance shop
  • Painting fences and railings

We have:

  • 75 apartment-home communities on which to start and expand your career
  • Truly competitive hourly rates
  • Comprehensive benefits that are way above the industry average
  • An award winning team of property management professionals to work and learn with
  • Career growth and top industry training in our corporate university and Maintenance Training Academy

You have:

  • Ability to keep neat and accurate records of time and materials
  • Knowledge of mechanical, math, and measurements skills
  • Schedule flexibility--ability to work any day of the week and take emergency call
  • Knowledge, understanding and demonstration of preventive maintenance
  • Knowledge of the use and care of tools and equipment necessary to perform building maintenance tasks
  • Knowledge of the current methods, practices, tools, equipment and materials used in building maintenance and repair work, to qualification and training level
  • Working knowledge of appliances, plumbing, electric, carpentry, drywall, painting, blinds and traverse rods, hardware, screens, doors, key cutting, cabinets and counter tops, roofing, ceramic tile, masonry, fire extinguishers, glass cutting, floors, fan coil or gas heat, landscaping and building maintenance skills
  • Ability to perform all tasks associated with the duties specified
  • Ability to communicate in written and verbal form
  • Ability to lift 80 lbs. to the shoulder and carry it
  • Ability to cultivate a positive work culture; encourage and build positive relationships with all team members, customers, and vendors; act as agent of positive change
  • M-1: Minimum of 3 years primary work experience in apartment, hotel, construction or related field with Universal CSC license
  • M-2: Minimum of 2 years primary work experience in apartment, hotel, construction or related field
  • M-3: Minimum of 1year primary work experience in apartment, hotel, construction or related field
  • M-4: 0 to 1 year related experience and/or technical training or certification

It is extra awesome if you have:

  • Bilingual skills
  • Your own vehicle

The Benefit of Benefits:

Hourly rate is only part of the employment equation. Benefits add significant dollars to your total compensation package and greatly improve your quality of life. Southern offers one of the best benefits packages in the industry.

Southern provides:

  • Health and Dental Insurance for you, your spouse and/or immediate family at a remarkably low cost
  • Dollars back on eye exams, lenses and frames
  • Group Term Life and AD&D Insurances
  • A Pension Retirement Plan
  • Leave: paid holidays, paid time off, pay for bereavement/funereal leave and jury duty
  • Short Term Disability Insurance
  • Continuing Education
  • Rental Discounts at our apartment-home communities
  • Uniforms and weekly cleaning services for service team members

At reduced rate additional cost, you can customize your package to include: Long Term Care, AFLAC, MET Life Home/Auto, Section 125, 401K Plan, 401K Roth

Benefit eligibility is dependent on Team Member Status and benefits differ depending on whether your status is full-time (40 hrs/week), modified full-time (30-39 hrs/week), or part-time (1-29 hrs/week). All benefits are subject to cancellation and/or change at any time.


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