Apartment Maintenance Service Technician (M3)

Southern Management Corporation
 Camp Springs, MD

Req Number: 5747

Jan 24, 2023

Regular Full Time

Rotating on-call once a month. Live on available w 50% discount. Valid DL and own vehicle.


We're seeking a Service Technician with whatever-it-takes approach to join our team! In this full-time role, you'll be responsible for ensuring the physical asset of the community meet both the company standards and applicable laws. As technician, you'll be diagnosing problems and making repairs. You will provide hands on and trouble-shooting in areas such as HVAC, electrical, plumbing, carpentry, dry walling, exterior structure, tiling, Masonry and appliances.


  • Address, follow up and document service requests
  • Maintain an inventory of adequate supplies
  • Perform preventive maintenance on fan coil and convector HVAC unit
  • Complete additional preventive maintenance inspections as scheduled
  • Participate in on-call rotation as scheduled
  • Make repairs to grounds and drainage
  • Ensure all work and documentation comply with internal quality control standards
  • Maintain personal supply of tools as designated by SMC's Tool Checklist
  • Address emergency maintenance as needed
  • Perform other duties as assigned by manager or supervisor
  • Contribute to community and company engagement efforts


  • Superb customer service skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to keep neat and accurate records
  • Capacity to understand and follow directions
  • Competence with technology
  • Knowledge of current occupational hazards
  • Safety consciousness
  • Understanding of basic mathematical and measurement principles
  • Ability to lift 80 pounds to the shoulder and carry
  • Ability to effectively and efficiently complete the following functions:
  • Electrical
    • De-energize, test, and safely repair or replace switch and load devices, fuses, and appliances up to 40 amps
  • Plumbing
    • Unclog drains of all types
    • Repair and replace all plumbing and trim fixtures and their components
    • Sweat copper pipe up to ¾“
    • Install, repair and replace drain, waste, and vent piping of all materials
    • Perform preventive maintenance on electric and gas-fired water heaters
    • Repair and replace domestic water pipes up to ¾“, including valves
  • Carpentry
    • Repair and replace wood cabinets, counter tops and vanities
    • Caulk doors, windows and floors
    • Install and repair closet doors
    • Install stair treads
    • Install patio door rollers, locks, Charlie bars, security pins and patio screen rollers
    • Install thresholds
    • Repair and replace floor tile, sheet vinyl and wood floors
    • Repair and replace wooden trim and vinyl cove base, chair rail, quarter round and crown molding
    • Repair and replace underlayment and sub-floor
    • Repair and replace wood framing members
  • Ceramic/Drywall
    • Remove and replace grout and caulking
    • Repair and replace ceramic tiles on walls and floors
    • Repair and replace drywall
    • Install bathroom fixtures
    • Properly address moisture-damaged materials

Your wages are only part of the employment equation. Benefits add significant dollars to your total compensation package and greatly improve your quality of life. Southern offers one of the best benefits packages in the industry.

Southern provides:

  • A choice of Health, Dental and Vision Insurance for you, your spouse and/or eligible children at a remarkably low cost
  • Company paid Group Term Life and AD&D Insurances
  • Traditional and ROTH 401(k) with Company contribution
  • Paid holidays, paid time off, pay for bereavement/funereal leave and jury duty
  • Continuing Education

You can customize your package to include: Short Term Disability, Long Term Disability, Long Term Care for an additional cost, at a reduced rate.

Benefit eligibility is dependent on Team Member Status. All benefits are subject to change or cancellation at any time.

  • Three years of experience in maintenance related field(s)
  • Successful completion of Basic Electric class offered at SMC internal training facility
  • Successful completion off all other basic maintenance classes offered internally and all on-the-job training within one year of hire date