Apartment Maintenance Technician

Maintenance Minneapolis, Minnesota



Pay range $24-28/hour

Position Summary:  

As a Community Technician I, you are a multi-faceted maintenance professional responsible for preparing vacant apartments for occupancy and for providing quality service in a timely manner to our residents and the community. Each day, you will both work in vacant apartments and occupied apartments, performing tasks including painting, drywall repairs and executing maintenance repairs requested by the company. In addition, this role is responsible for conducting efficient daily maintenance tasks while increasing the asset value and integrity of your community. You are able to work independently in all aspects of your role and at a consistent, quality pace. You are expected to complete the required number of work orders per day and unit turns per week as determined by your Community Service Manager / Community Director, depending on level of difficulty. A successful Community Technician I is able to manage their time effectively, is detail oriented, a trustworthy team player, and takes pride in their work. In addition, this position needs to be accountable and attentive to provide excellent customer service skills when interacting with residents, associates and vendors.  

Primary Responsibilities:  

  • Prepare all vacant apartments for occupancy including but not limited to: painting, drywall repair, trash out, mechanical, plumbing, and electrical repairs
  • Perform basic system repairs on electrical, plumbing, hot water heaters, HVAC systems, appliances, etc.
  • Perform detailed work with carpentry, drywall repairs and interior/exterior painting, etc.
  • Learn to distinguish when full-paint or touch-up paint is needed, as well as knowledge and ability to identify correct paint sheen and color
  • Perform repairs on plank, vinyl and carpet flooring
  • Perform service requests for residents daily and timely with moderate supervision and assistance
  • Perform system repairs on electrical, plumbing, boilers, hot water heaters, HVAC systems, appliances, etc.
  • Perform detailed work with carpentry, drywall repairs and interior/exterior painting, etc.
  • Perform preventative maintenance as assigned
  • Clean pools as directed, monitor chemical balance, maintain logs as required by city ordinances, when applicable
  • Perform daily grounds maintenance of the property including picking up and disposing of all trash, pet defecation removal, maintain pet waste stations, and sweeping walkways
  • Participate in property improvements and preventive maintenance scheduled tasks, promptly
  • Must utilize personal cell phone and specified apps as part of your daily role
  • Must use personal vehicle to go between properties as assigned during work hours
  • Must take part in the on-call rotation, as scheduled
  • Willing and able to help any maintenance or service team as needed
  • Ensure common areas and amenities are clean and maintained daily to Weidner’s quality standards
  • Accompany vendors to vacant and/or occupied units, as needed
  • Monitor supplies and maintain equipment
  • Ensure maintenance shop/custodial area is clean, organized, and professionally presentable at all times
  • Follow all company key logging and storing procedures
  • Regular and effective communication with Community Service Manager, Community Director and teammates
  • Promote safety and use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to minimize exposure to hazards that cause workplace injury and illness
  • Inspect, respond to, and follow up with safety issues, accidents, liabilities and emergency situations immediately


  • 1 + years maintenance experience required
  • 1 + years of painting and drywall repairs preferred
  • Solid mechanical aptitude required
  • Able to lift and carry up to 80 pounds, climb ladders and climb multiple flights of stairs at a time
  • Able to use appliance dolly, push/pull up to 200 pounds
  • Able to work outdoors in all weather conditions
  • Able to be on feet constantly for entire work shift, if applicable
  • Knowledge of electrical, plumbing, carpentry, swimming pool maintenance, appliances, building systems, irrigation systems, and HVAC systems
  • EPA certification desired
  • Complete tasks in a safe and efficient manner
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with strong motivation to learn & contribute on a daily basis
  • Able to give professional directions clearly in person, over the phone, email, and text
  • Experienced in Microsoft products preferred (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook)
  • Yardi and ADP experience preferred; Willing and able to learn new software programs
  • Follow Weidner’s Mission, Vision and Values and comply with all Weidner policies and procedures as well as all Fair Housing, local, state, and federal laws
  • Prompt, regular attendance; wear company dress code / uniform & maintain professional appearance at all times
  • Work effectively and cooperatively in a team environment and/or independently
  • Ability to work outside of normal scheduled hours as needed
  • Willing and able to be assigned to other Weidner properties as needed
  • Working knowledge of English; detail oriented, well organized
  • Must agree to a criminal background check and sign an agreement for voluntary drug testing
  • Must have access to personal vehicle and/or reliable transportation, at all times
  • US driver’s license, vehicle and vehicle insurance must be valid and unexpired at all times