Maintenance Worker

The activities listed below are not all inclusive.  However, they are indicative of the type of activities normally performed by the maintenance worker.

Basic Function:

  1. Responsible for maintaining the entire property in safe, attractive, comfortable condition.
  2. Assist in other types of maintenance, when necessary.


  1. Reports to Maintenance Superintendent.
  2. Maintains relationships with other staff members, working closest with other maintenance workers.
  3. Maintains relationships with current and prospective residents.
  4. Maintains relationships with any contract laborers working on property.


  • Corrective Maintenance:
  1. Satisfies service requests per work orders, following company procedures:
    1.  Enters at resident’s convenience, if possible,
    2. Makes repair,
    3. Cleans up thoroughly,
    4. Observes condition of apartment and reports any unusual circumstances (e.g., size and number of pets),
    5. Leaves notice of work performed;
  2.  Assists with apartment make-ready procedures:
    1. Paints,
    2. Cleans carpets, windows, appliances,
    3. Services appliances, plumbing, electrical fixtures,
    4. Repairs or replaces old and faulty parts,
    5. Checks locks
    6.  Replaces burned-out light bulbs.
  •  Preventive Maintenance:
  1. Makes regular inspections of grounds, buildings, plumbing, electrical fixtures, appliances, and major equipment:
    1.  Checks for appearance and cleanliness,
    2. Checks for structural cracks,
    3. Checks for excessive wear,
    4. Checks for faulty parts,
  2. Makes repairs or replacements, as necessary and with approval of Maintenance Superintendent:
  •  Emergency Maintenance:
  1. Is on call for emergency duty when assigned;
  2. Is familiar with power, water, and gas turnoffs, clean-out traps, fire extinguishers and fire hydrants;
  3. Knows emergency telephone numbers (e.g., police, fire department, Maintenance Superintendent).
  4. Follows all company emergency procedures.
  • Other:
  1. Assists in maintaining inventory of tools, equipment, and supplies;
  2. Picks up trash on property;
  3. Reports all needed repairs to Maintenance Superintendent;
  4. Assists with other types of maintenance when necessary;
  5. Attends all instructional classes as required.


  1. High school education or equivalent.
  2. Full-time maintenance experience.
  3. Good safety habits.
  4. Some familiarity with electricity, plumbing, and carpentry.
  5. Compatible with wide range of people.