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Foundation Communities Make Ready Technician - Homestead Oaks in Austin, Texas

Company Overview

Foundation Communities (FC) is a local, homegrown nonprofit. Founded in 1990, we provide affordable, attractive homes and free on-site support services for thousands of families, veterans, seniors, and individuals with disabilities. We offer an innovative, proven model that empowers our residents and neighbors to achieve educational success, financial stability, and healthier lifestyles. We own and operate 23 communities all over Austin and in North Texas.

Job Summary

Ensure all vacated apartments are thoroughly restored to market ready status. Assists with work orders, exterior projects when needed and clean grounds, remove litter and debris from all areas of the property (areas include: common areas, laundry rooms, dumpster area, general grounds, and walkways to, from and in between buildings on a daily basis).

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Responsible for helping to maintain the entire property in an attractive, comfortable condition.

  • Assists in trash pickup on the property.

  • Assists in all types of maintenance, when necessary and as requested.

  • Assists in completing the turnovers/make-readies of vacant units, as requested.

  • On-call in accordance with scheduling to handle maintenance emergencies from residents and property emergencies

  • Assists with resident functions, as requested.

  • Complete all duties regarding make-ready/vacant units.

  • Service appliances, as requested.

  • Services general plumbing and basic electrical needs of the property to include replacing/fixing toilets, light switches, garbage disposals, ceiling fans, etc.

  • Rekey locks, as requested.

  • Assists in maintaining inventory of tools, equipment and supplies.

  • Replace burned out light bulbs, broken globes, etc., in units and throughout the exterior of the property, as needed.

  • Performs corrective maintenance and satisfied residents? needs following company procedures when performing service requests..Observes condition of apartment and reports any unusual circumstances (Size/number of pets, unauthorized occupants, illegal activity, etc.)

  • Observes condition of property in general and reports any unusual circumstances.

  • Makes regular inspection of the grounds, buildings, plumbing, electrical fixtures, appliances and major equipment, as directed.

  • Should be familiar with location of power, water and gas turnoff valves, clean-out traps, fire extinguishers and fire hydrants on the property.

  • Enters occupied apartments to perform necessary repairs.

  • Cleans up thoroughly after performing work.

  • Notifies Maintenance Supervisor and/or Property Manager, as directed, regarding any supplies necessary to complete service requests.

  • Performs pool and spa maintenance, as directed.

  • Follows company procedures regarding safety and emergencies.

  • Attends employee meetings and training seminars, as requested.

  • Wears company uniform and badge during work hours.

Qualifications and Skills

  • High School diploma or equivalent.

  • Above average written and oral communications skills.

  • Ability to communicate effectively in the predominate business language, English.

  • Reliable transportation.

  • Valid Driver?s License.

  • Provides/uses own tools.

  • Uses good safety habits at all times.

  • Neat, clean appearance.

  • Compatible with wide range of people.

  • Needs to be thorough, reliable, responsible, honest, organized, flexible and be service-oriented.

  • Possesses basic knowledge of the following: o Electrical systems

  • Plumbing systems

  • Painting procedures

Physical Demands/Work Environment:

While performing the duties of this job, the following functions are required:

  • Frequent lifting, carrying, pushing or pulling 20-50 lbs and constantly moving furniture, appliances and heavy machinery correctly and safely.

  • Frequent climbing ? ascending/descending ladders, stairs, scaffolding, ramps, poles, etc., in addition to using feet, legs, hands and/or arms.

  • Body agility is important.

  • Ability to maintain equilibrium is also important to prevent falling from high places or when walking, standing or crouching.

  • Stooping ? downward and forward by bending legs and spine at the waist, requiring full use of the lower extremities and back muscles.

  • Frequent kneeling and bending legs at the knees to come to rest on one or both knees.

An occupational exposure to blood or other potentially infectious materials can be expected. May be asked to clean up bodily fluids with appropriate training and personal protective equipment provided.

Benefits and Perks

Foundation Communities provides an excellent benefits package including employer paid health benefits, 401(k) investment opportunity, Employee Assistance Program, paid vacation, holiday, and sick time.