The Chief Residential Maintenance Engineer provides multi–family maintenance services and support for building operations of an 82–unit luxury apartment community by performing punch list duties, routine facilities and maintenance tasks with minimal supervision. Works independently and also assists other team members to successfully complete routine maintenance, construction projects, and other tasks as needed. The Chief Building Engineer is responsible for understanding the needs of the property and working with the Property Manager to ensure the community is efficiently and effectively functioning at optimal conditions within established operational requirements. The Chief Residential Maintenance Engineer is expected to perform scheduled preventative maintenance, inspections of key equipment, and accurately record and report daily work duties in a clear, concise, and timely manner. All employees are required to consider safety first in all aspects of performing their job, including considering the safety of our tenants. Must be on call as needed and work different shifts, weekends, and Holidays as needed.
Required Functional Knowledge/Skills
· Coordinate and complete all punch list items and other construction projects for a new start up 80+ unit high rise luxury multi-family residence.
Manage and complete work order requests to company standards
Communication with residents and Property Management team
Supervise vendors and contractors on–site
Supervise and conduct unit turnovers and provide support as needed
Work directly with the Property Manager to forecast annual maintenance related operating and Capital Expenditure budget items
Place supply orders and manage inventory
General electrical maintenance, troubleshooting and safety
General plumbing troubleshooting and repair
General maintenance of HVAC, filters, pumps and fans
General appliance troubleshooting and repair
General illumination, lighting and ballast troubleshooting and repair
General interior and exterior painting and carpentry work
General recordkeeping or periodic maintenance, code compliance and life safety testing
Read and interpret facility blueprints, drawings, schematics, and wiring diagrams as needed
Basic computer skills, including Yardi, Microsoft Office and internet
Must have a valid driver license along with a clean and safe DMV record
Understanding of local, state, federal, and environmental codes and regulations
Must have reliable transportation in order to meet daily work requirements
Excellent customer service skills and a professional communication manner
Must be reliable, punctual, and always must maintain a professional appearance
Participate in training and support aimed at expanding department staff capabilities
Exhibit proficient communication skills (Speaking, listening, and writing)
Flexible and collaborative work style, able to build strong relationships with team members and coworkers, share knowledge and be willing to learn from others
Must have common sense in matters of safety and be able to understand instruction furnished in writing, verbally or in diagram form
Must be proficient in math
Provide friendly and professional tenant services support
Able to maintain and promote safety practices in all aspects of the position
Education and Experience Requirements
High school diploma or equivalent
5-8 years facilities experience preferred
OSHA 10 and EPA Certifications preferred, but not required
Work Environment and Physical Demands
Building maintenance environment, indoor/outdoor, consisting of exposure to moving mechanical parts and seasonal temperature changes ranging from freezing to extreme heat
May be exposed to high places, toxic or caustic chemicals, risk of electrical shock, and loud noises
Vision requirements include both close range and long distance vision
Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs.
Must be able to climb ladders and crawl into confined spaces
Must be able to endure walking, squatting, bending, balancing, climbing, kneeling, crawling and prolonged standing
Must be able to use hands to grip power and hand tools
Full time position, varying schedule
Must participate in rotating on–call schedule outside building operation hours
Occasional overtime may be required
Must legally be allowed to work in the U.S.
Must have valid driver license and clean driving record
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
Wirtz Realty Corporation, with more than eighty years of ?residential ownership and management expertise in the?Chicagoland area, provides impeccable service and in?desirable locations that fit our residents’ lifestyle needs. By proudly upholding the Wirtz business philosophy of focus, hands on involvement and providing unparalleled service, Wirtz Realty Corporation continues to raise the expecta...tions of our valued residents and create a standard of apartment living, second to none.
Wirtz Realty Corporation is an affiliate of Wirtz Corporation, a private holding company with diversified business interests including real estate, insurance, banking, sports, entertainment and wholesale distribution throughout the United States. Today, with more than $2 billion in annual revenues and 3,000 employees, Wirtz Corporation stands as one of the largest privately held companies in the United States.