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Maintenance Technician



Common Living



Norfolk, VA, US


Common is the nation’s leading residential brand offering convenience and community through coliving and traditional apartments. Our signature approach to end-to-end property management and technology allows us to deliver unparalleled experiences across 34 buildings, 6 cities, and over 900 members. Common is the preferred choice for both residents looking for a stress-free and convenient living environment, and for real estate owners seeking reliable, above-market returns. Launched in October 2015, we now operate buildings in New York City, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Oakland, Seattle, Washington, D.C., and Virginia Beach and receive over 16,000 new member applications per month.

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 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-starters,, 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

As a Maintenance Technician, you will perform general maintenance, cleaning, and repair for functions at the building. Maintenance Technicians perform maintenance functions in the community, including rental units, residential common areas, grounds and parking lots. This role requires a highly diversified base of knowledge and skills needed to maintain the property. Technicians will deliver excellent experiences for our residents. You will be part of a team reporting to the Maintenance Superintendent.



  • Complete all resident and site work orders as directed by Maintenance Superintendent
  • Complete and submit all required paperwork in an accurate and timely manner
  • Perform special assignments as needed, or as requested by the Property Management Team
  • Conduct general upkeep procedures (e.g. landscaping) and other tasks as assigned (painting, carpentry, etc.)
  • Represent yourself in a professional manner with members, visitors, and other employees
  • Ability to be on-call during off-hours
  • Willingness to work a flexible schedule including weekends and holidays.


  • Proven experience as a maintenance technician
  • Good physical condition and strength with a willingness to work overtime
  • Employees must be knowledgeable and skilled in the safe use and maintenance of hand tools, power tools, user-moved aids, mechanical equipment and measuring devices
  • Demonstrated skills relevant to maintenance work including but not limited to plumbing, HVAC + electrical work
  • High School diploma, GED or related experience and/or training
  • Professional Certifications (e.g. CMRP, EPA/Universal, HVAC certified, etc.) are preferred.


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, paid parental leave 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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