Maintenance Technician

Laramar Group Newport News, VA

Why should I work for Laramar? Laramar delivers an unparalleled level of service to the real estate industry. We have grown into a national company with corporate offices in Chicago and Denver. Our success is attributed to our people. We have a well-trained team of real estate professionals who love their work and honor their commitment to our clients and our residents. If you are seeking a position where your enthusiasm, passion, and creativity are welcome, join the Laramar team!

Are there perks? Yes! Laramar offers excellent medical/dental/vision insurance, flexible spending accounts, Company paid life insurance along with paid short- and long-term disability insurance, six paid holidays, a generous paid time off program, and offers a 401k with match up to 3.5%.

Location: Arboretum Place Apartments in Newport News, VA

The job: Maintenance Technicians are accountable for the maintenance needs of the property including make-readies and perform general maintenance and repair. Additional responsibilities include:

  • Ensure all service requests and repairs are made correctly and in a timely manner
  • Assist Service Manager with monitoring inventory of parts and supplies
  • Help Service Manager oversee completion of service requests in 24 hours or per community policy
  • Help Service Manager ensure staff is motivated and functions as an effective team
  • Maintain superior customer service relationship
  • Communicate effectively with residents, fellow associates, vendors and Supervisors
  • Work with Service Manager to maintain effective preventative maintenance program
  • Work with Service Manager to adhere to budget guidelines
  • Work with Service Manager to ensure physical condition of community is maintained according to company operating and safety standards
  • Work with service team to ensure excellent curb appeal
  • Drive community van as scheduled
  • Clean interior/exterior of the van weekly
  • Assist residents into and out of the van

Education and experience:

  • One to two years’ experience in community management maintenance, other building maintenance or related trade.
  • The successful candidate will have the following skills:
    • Basic to intermediate plumbing, sheetrock and general carpentry
    • Basic to intermediate electrical (when a license is not required)
    • Pool care and pest control (if required by community)
    • Roof and gutter maintenance
    • Wallpaper/painting
    • Fountain maintenance and repairs
    • Ice/snow removal
    • Golf carts and small engine maintenance
  • Renovation experience a plus
  • Ability to read and write English for safety and productivity reasons
  • Ability to perform basic mathematical functions


Additional requirements:

  • Valid driver's license and current automobile insurance
  • Maintain a clean driving record
  • EPA certification Type I and II/HVAC certification
  • Own set of basic hand tools; tools are not provided by community
  • Must be able to move up to 50 pounds
  • Must have mobility and flexibility to use ladders to access heights of 9 feet or greater
  • Must be willing and able to work outdoors in temperatures above 90 degrees or below 32 degrees Fahrenheit

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