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FirstService Residential Maintenance Technician in Boston, Massachusetts

Job Overview:

As a Maintenance Technician, the primary responsibilities are to perform a variety of work in the maintenance and repair of equipment and facilities of common area elements and buildings, condominium buildings and the recreation center including but not limited to carpentry, roofing/gutters, electrical, plumbing, masonry, painting tasks and snow removal. Performs minor troubleshooting, repairs and adjustments and reports mechanical malfunctions to appropriate party for action. Duties may include the moving of equipment and furniture to various sites. Must exercise discretion in identifying projects requiring the services of a higher skilled craftsperson. Maintains and updates work logs as required. Must carry work cell phone for required emergency on-call maintenance and snow removal services.

Your Responsibilities:

  • Provide regular status updates to the General Manager
  • Monitor and maintain inventory each day, submit requests as needed
  • Take initiative to act with minimal supervision;
  • Recognize and address problems quickly and decisively

  • Promptly respond to emergencies; coordinate with other responders to ensure the safety of the community

  • Understand and adhere to budgets
  • Complete regular community inspections and prepare status reports
  • Ensure that supplies/tools are always attended and stored out of site when possible
  • Perform minor and major repairs of common area buildings and equipment as needed, document for follow through with appropriate work order system and inform supervisor when appropriate.

  • Conduct minor repairs on ground level lighting or lighting that can be reached with a 6-foot ladder

  • Regularly inspect property for, and replace, burned out lights
  • Sweep, vacuum, mop, wax, strip and polish floors and stairways and carpets as needed.
  • Dust and polish furniture, woodwork, fixtures, and equipment as needed
  • Move and arrange furniture and equipment, and setup rooms, for meetings as needed

  • Maintain common areas including but not limited to wipe down handrails, power wash walkways, remove cobwebs, dust furniture, empty and clean trash cans, remove fallen yard debris, pick up garbage and dispose at appropriate disposal sight

  • Clean and stock restrooms, laundry room, elevators, lobby area windows and mirrors, boiler room, electrical room, gas room, lighting fixtures, exit signs, baseboards and molding
  • Monitor and maintain sump pump, boiler equipment, including checking temperature to adjust
  • Check fire escapes and fire escape balconies on all floors ensure compliance to local fire prevention regulations
  • Perform various preventative maintenance functions

  • Be always courteous and pleasant to residents

Skills & Qualifications:

  • Able to read and understand blueprints or plans

  • Valid driver’s license

  • High school diploma or equivalency preferred
  • Two years of experience in building maintenance, and repair work
  • Ability to follow verbal and written directions, keep accurate records, fill out logs and journals, and perform administrative operational functions
  • May be required to use personal transportation to perform work duties

  • Knowledge of basic principles of plumbing, wood finishing, electrical and carpentry

  • Ability to operate a variety of hand and power tools, including drills, floor buffer, vacuum, carpet cleaner, power washer and other tools used in building maintenance
  • Knowledge of methods, materials and equipment regularly used in custodial, maintenance and repair work

Physical Requirements:

  • Climb ladders and work at heights above ground level (maximum 3 ft).
  • Computer and peripherals, standard and customized software applications and tools, and usual office equipment.
  • Must be able to lift 50 lbs or more following appropriate safety procedures
  • Must be able to drive
  • Work is performed in a variety of environmental conditions, with exposure to outdoor temperatures, weather variations, traffic and equipment noise, equipment vibrations, vehicle and/or chemical fumes, chemicals such as cleaning solvents and grease, machinery and their moving parts and dust.

  • Work duties require the ability to stand and walk on hard surfaces for frequent and prolonged periods of time, and regularly require lifting, bending, stooping, reaching, climbing, push/pull and related physical activities

Compensation :

$35.00 - $40.00 per hour

Disclaimer Statement:

The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. This is not an all-inclusive job description; therefore, management has the right to assign or reassign schedules, duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.