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Assistant Property Technician






New York City, NY, US


About Common
Common is the nation’s leading community-driven property manager, improving city living across 5 cities and for over 600 members. Using our signature approach to perfecting the modern rental experience, Common designs and operates coliving and traditional apartments in New York City, Chicago, San Francisco, Seattle, and Washington, D.C.

Common’s hands-on, end-to-end property management and technology offering allows us to deliver unparalleled services that address the actual needs of today’s renter while providing significantly above-market returns for our real estate partners. This makes us the preferred choice for city-dwelling adults looking for a stress-free and all-inclusive living environment.

It’s an exciting time to be part of Common’s team. We challenge ourselves every day not just to think about ways to make city living better, but to activate on those ideas in meaningful ways. Our team is comprised of real estate professionals, designers, engineers, salespeople, marketers, client service representatives, and so much more. We work collaboratively, value self-startership, and embrace a “whatever it takes” mentality to ensure our work is done and done well.

Common was founded by General Assembly co-founder Brad Hargreaves and has raised over $65MM in venture funding.

 About the Role
Common provides a number of services to our members including cleaning, maintenance and provision of shared goods. You will be working with one other Assistant Property Technician reporting to the Building Property Technician to provide general maintenance, cleaning and repair for our members (“residents”). Common takes exceptional pride in providing a high level of service to our members, and as a part of this team, we expect you to do the same. A successful candidate in this role will wear multiple hats and cover a wide range of activities on the property. The ideal candidate will have a flexible work schedule and be available for on call or emergency shifts as issues in the building arise.

Maintenance Responsibilities

  • Perform maintenance functions in the building, including rental units, residential common areas, grounds and parking lots
  • Complete all resident and site work orders as directed
  • Schedule and oversee vendor work, when assigned
  • Complete and submit all required paperwork in an accurate and timely manner
  • Maintenance duties may include but, are not limited to:
    • Painting
    • Interior/exterior maintenance
    • Care of the outside of the building including roof repairs, snow and leaf removal as needed
    • Light electrical, plumbing and HVAC work
    • Appliance evaluation and repair
    • Other carpentry/aesthetic work as needed

Cleaning Responsibilities

  • Perform cleaning tasks in accordance with the property’s prescribed daily schedule
  • Cleaning duties may include, but not limited to:
  • Window cleaning
  • Cleaning of all amenity spaces including walls, windows floors, hallways, stairwells and elevators
  • Empty trash cans (must be able to lift at least 50 lbs.)
  • Keeping outside spaces clean from debris by regularly sweep sidewalks
  • Watering plants outside the property and on the roof

Additional Responsibilities

  • Inform Building Property Technician of status of activities and suggest solutions for issues encountered
  • Perform special assignments as needed, or as requested by the Building Property Technician or Property Services Team
  • Represent yourself in a professional manner with members, visitors, and other employees

Requirements + Skills

  • Honesty - you will have access to our property so honesty and integrity is key
  • Excellence - you are the best cleaner you or any of your friends know and proud of it
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to identify areas for improvement, and not afraid to speak up when you have an idea
  • Flexibility - this is not a typical 9-5 job. There will be times when on-call status may be required
  • You must be available to provide and maintain a flexible schedule.
  • Must wear the prescribed company uniform at all times during working hours.
  • Tech Savy - you must be able to use time and work management tools and applications on your mobile device to update work orders, log your hours and send updates to the team.
  • 3+ years of experience required
  • Bachelor's Degree preferred but not required
  • Must be authorized to work in the USA

Some basic tools will be available for use as well as specialist power tools, but having your own tools is desirable. This role is a non-exempt position.You must be available to work up to 40 hours per week and provide a flexible working schedule.This job is located in Crown Heights.

What We Offer
Common truly values our employees and wants to do everything to ensure that our employees are not only happy and professionally fulfilled, but also that they have the opportunity to be healthy. Because of this, we are committed to providing a number of affordable and valuable health and wellness benefits for our employees such as paid vacation and sick time, medical, dental and vision insurance, Company paid life insurance, Company paid STD/LTD Insurance, FSA + HSA options, commuter transit benefits, generous paid parental leave (up to 16 weeks!) and a 401K. Additional benefits such as Company equity, paid holidays, weekly team lunches + weekly happy hours, a fully stocked kitchen, flexible working hours, job training + development opportunities + a great wellness program are also available. And as always, we are regularly evaluating our offerings to ensure employees needs are being met.

We are committed to affirmatively providing equal opportunity to all associates and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, legally protected physical or mental disability, military or veteran status or any other basis protected under applicable federal or state law.

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