Apartment Maintenance Service Technician (M1/M2)

Southern Management Corporation
 Laurel, MD

Req Number: 5745

Jan 24, 2023

Regular Full Time

CFC Certified. Strong HVAC Split Systems and Mechanical Preventative Maintenance. Rotate call every 4th week. Live on discount available. Must be able to lift 80lbs or more.


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
  • Diagnose HVAC problems and repair or replace components, as needed
  • Perform preventive maintenance on fan coil and convector HVAC units
  • 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
  • Working knowledge of boiler room components
  • Ability to effectively and efficiently complete the following functions:
    • Install, troubleshoot, repair and maintain a complete HVAC unit and all of its components
    • Perform electrical repairs on gas-fired furnaces, water heaters, fan coil, and convector units
    • Understand refrigeration cycle and proper charging methods
  • Electrical
    • Safely complete work on 277 Volts -- 200 Amps not connected to a main bus
  • Plumbing
    • Unclog drains of all types
    • Repair and replace all plumbing and trim fixtures and their components
    • Repair and replace drain, waste, and vent piping of all material
    • Repair and replace electric water heaters and gas waters heater up to 199,999 BTU
    • Repair and replace domestic water pipes up to three inches, including valves
  • Carpentry
    • Repair and replace wood cabinets, counter tops and vanities
    • Caulk doors, windows and floors
    • Repair and replace interior and exterior doors, and hardware
    • 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.

  • Type II CFC License or higher
  • Seven years of experience in maintenance related field(s)
  • Completion off all basic maintenance classes and on-the-job training within one year of hire date