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Maintenance Technician I (Roving)

Twin Cities, MN

Monday - Friday: 7:00am-3:30pm

Days and hours subject to change at employer discretion

This position is responsible for providing technical support, in partnership with their direct supervisor, for the overall installation, inspections and repairs of major mechanical equipment for a group of assigned properties (zone) within the Bigos portfolio.
  • At the direction of the Zone Building Engineer, initiate inspections and repairs to building systems and major mechanical equipment such as boilers and A/C systems, within the assigned zone
  • Perform regular preventative maintenance inspections on facilities and equipment to insure efficient operation and to minimize downtime and expense
  • Receive emergency work orders and complete repairs on heating and cooling systems, plumbing systems, appliances and refrigeration systems
  • Coordinate on-call coverage for assigned portfolio
  • On an as needed basis, provide back-up support for any and all Maintenance Technicians within their assigned region
  • On an as needed basis, provide backup on-call maintenance support for all Bigos regions
  • Assist the Zone Building Engineer in providing technical training for site Maintenance Technicians
  • Other duties as assigned
Required Education and Experience: 
  • High School Diploma or GED required; Degree or certification from a college, university or technical school related to Engineering, Maintenance or Building operations preferred
  • Minimum of 5+ years’ experience in apartment building maintenance, facility management or a closely related field is required
  • Considerable knowledge and on-the-job experience in the areas of plumbing, electrical, HVAC, refrigeration, appliance repair, building key systems, lawn irrigation systems, and pool and sauna operations
  • Requires a Special Class Boilers License with the ability to upgrade to a Second Class within 6 months of hire
  • Requires an EPA Universal Refrigerant Certification (within 6 months of hire)
  • Requires a Certified Pool Operators License (within 6 months of hire)
  • Must have basic computer literacy skills, including experience with Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel
  • Comprehension of federal fair housing laws and any applicable local housing provisions
Required Skills and Abilities:
  • Fluent in English and skilled in oral and written communication
  • Ability to use tact, diplomacy and a clear, courteous manner when dealing with staff, residents and the public
  • Excellent decision-making, problem solving, and time management skills
  • Demonstrated ability to handle multiple projects and details simultaneously with self-direction
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment
  • Demonstrated ability to coach and provide feedback to teams located at multiple sites
  • Must have reliable transportation and valid state driver’s license and proof of insurance as travel between sites is required
Physical Demands:
Must be able to work in a continuously physically demanding environment.  Continuous bending, stopping, reaching, twisting, lifting, pushing, pulling and moving through-out day.  Regular lifting of more than 20 lbs. May encounter heights, ladders, uneven walking surface, stairs, confined spaces, dust, gas fumes from power equipment and noise. Exposed to external weather conditions, drafts and interior temperature changes.  Will regularly work with mechanical equipment, pools and tools with sharp edges. Must be able to visit properties regularly and perform audits of both inside and outside of buildings.
Personal Protective Equipment: Safety gloves, safety eyewear, ear plugs, Yaktrax, lockout/tagout kit        
Work Environment: Apartment buildings, Apartment units, Grounds, Roof Tops
Required Tools:
Hand Tools: Hammer, Screwdriver (Phillips and Slotted), Crescent Wrench, Channellock Pliers, Pipe Wrench, Allen Wrench, Utility Knife, Flashlight, Hacksaw, Nut Drive Set, ¼” Socket Set, Set of Star Bits, Wire Stripper, Torpedo level, Inspection Mirror
Power Tools: Cordless Drill
Measuring Devices: Tape Measure, GFI Receptacle Tester, Handheld Infrared/Laser Thermometer, Basic Multimeter
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