Costello Companies Full Time Grounds/Maintenance Assistant in Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Costello is looking for a Full-Time Grounds/Maintenance Assistant

The Maintenance Assistant is responsible for assisting the Property Manager in performing all duties and functions required for the efficient operation of their apartment and townhome communities. The Maintenance Assistant is responsible for maintaining the interior and exterior of apartment and townhome communities with guidance from the Maintenance Technician. Additionally, this person is responsible for groundskeeping and cleaning duties as assigned.

Major duties include (but are not limited to):• Snow removal• Lawn care including, pulling weeds, trimming trees• Maintaining grounds including parking lots and trash enclosures• Assist maintenance technicians when requested for light maintenance

This position does travel to multiple sites within the Sioux Falls metro area.

QUALIFICATIONS

• Must have Valid Driver’s License and Automobile Insurance• Must be able to pass a criminal background check

Must be able to pass a pre-employment background check and drug screen. We E-Verify.

Our Mission Statement is that Costello Companies is committed to making a difference in the affordable housing industry by exemplifying the highest standards of knowledge, experience, ability and professionalism. We offer the best management, training, maintenance and marketing the industry has to offer. We value the contributions from our team members, industry partners, clients and residents. Our team members are invaluable assets that enable us to provide the highest quality residential housing units, ensuring solid, long-term tenant relationships; thus in turn, creating solid, stable cash flow and maximizing the Owner’s capital investment.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Groundskeeping:

  • Perform sidewalk snow removal

  • Perform lawn care program to include pulling weeds, trimming trees and shrubs, as directed by Maintenance Technician.

  • Maintain all grounds, including parking lots and trash enclosures to company standards.

  • Remove all trash from grounds daily

  • Performs groundskeeping duties to ensure grounds are kept in above standard condition.

Maintenance:

  • Perform light maintenance duties as assigned after grounds duties are performed.

  • Perform all maintenance requests correctly and within the allotted time frame as assigned by the Maintenance Technician or Property Manager

  • Provide Property Manager with the initialed completed request with minimal call-backs.

  • Perform inspections with manager and smoke detector inspections

  • Repairs and maintains community equipment and the physical structure of the communities as assigned

  • Responsible for care, maintenance, and inventory of all supplies and equipment owned by the property.

Financial:

  • Responsible for talking to Maintenance Technician about any needed supplies

Resident Relations:

  • Represent the community in a professional manner at all times, on/off property

  • Deliver communication documentation to residents as assigned

  • Ensure apartments are ready for new move-ins as assigned

Safety:

  • Ensure that unsafe conditions are corrected in a timely manner

  • Learns and ensures compliance with all company, local, state, and federal safety rules

  • Immediately report all unsafe conditions

Administrative:

  • Observe given hours

  • Ensure check in and out with Maintenance Technician and Property Manager when entering and exiting a property

  • Provide a high level of service to prospective tenants, tenants, vendors, and coworkers.

  • Observe all company personnel, quality, and safety policies.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES

  • Knowledge of property management and marked ability to analyze and respond to site problems

  • Excellent communication skills both oral and written

  • Working knowledge of fair housing regulations

  • Working knowledge of electricity and considerable mechanical ability to analyze equipment and their function and repair.

  • The ability to maintain confidentiality in regards to information and situations

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Must have Valid Driver’s License and Automobile Insurance

  • Must be able to pass a criminal background check

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job the employee is regularly required to stand. The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with arms and hands; climb or balance; stoop, kneel crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear. The employee is regularly required to walk, sometimes on uneven terrain. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 lbs. specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing duties of this job, the employee regularly works near moving mechanical parts. The employee frequently works in high precarious places. The employee occasionally works in outside weather conditions and is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles and toxic or caustic chemicals.