Maintenance Technician - Pittsfield - 2 openings


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Berkshire Housing
1 Fenn Street


Company Description:
The mission of Berkshire Housing is to improve the quality of life in Berkshire County by increasing affordable housing opportunities, and to provide professional property management.

Maintenance Technician - Pittsfield - 2 openings
To Commensurate With Experience
Full Time
High School or Equivalent

The Maintenance Technician is responsible for general and routine cleaning of the interior and exterior of all properties of Berkshire Housing Services, Inc., on an as needed basis. He/She works under the supervision of the Property Manager with regards to maintenance and cleaning issues that affect the efficient management of the facility and the comfort, welfare and safety of the tenants at each property. Strict confidentiality must be always followed and adhered to with regards to tenant related issues.

 Specific Tasks & Duties of the Maintenance Technician (Pittsfiled) are as follows:

  • This position will be expected to fulfill duties at all properties of Berkshire Housing as directed by the Property Manager.
  • Inspects apartment with Property Manager and/or tenant upon tenant giving notice to vacate, and upon move-in and move out.
  • Prepare apartment for new tenant by cleaning appliances, vacuuming/cleaning shampooing carpets and floors, cleaning bathrooms and kitchens, drywall repair/replacement, minor electrical and plumbing repair/replacement, painting. Completes and submits Unit Prep report to Property Manager as required by BHSI.
  • Cleaning appliances, vacuuming/cleaning shampooing carpets and floors, cleaning bathrooms and kitchens and painting.
  • Attend to or repair tenant maintenance issues.
  • Tasks include snow-blowing, shoveling, and treating sidewalks and entryways, with ice melt, during times of inclement weather. Shovel and keep clear all paths from exit.
  • Ensures rubbish, papers and debris are picked up. Check for property damage and safety hazards and for proper exterior lighting.
  • Wash down or sweep down building where accessible to remove spider webs, etc.
  • Maintain common areas by vacuuming and cleaning halls, stairs, carpets, community rooms, windows, walls and replacing any broken / inoperative light fixtures and or bulbs.
  • Performs general repair duties (replacement of electrical fixtures, toilet repairs, equipment installations (504 accommodations), drywall and flooring repairs).
  • Goes to local supply centers to pick up supplies for the project.
  • Acts in a responsible manner at all times keeping in mind the Project’s interest.
  • Performs all other related tasks as requested by management including enforcement of property rules and regulations.
  • Mowing of lawn and other landscaping as requiredThese duties are not meant to be all inclusive. Other duties that are associated with of a position of this nature may be added.
  • Must successfully pass Criminal Record Check-CORI, drug testing and have valid driver’s license and reliable transportation.
  • Proven ability to multitask with excellent time management skills required.
  • Excellent customer service skills a must
  • Ability to work effectively and cooperatively as part of a team.
  • 1-2 years general maintenance experience including basic plumbing, electrical, carpentry, painting, custodial and grounds keeping.
  • Ability to work effectively and cooperatively as part of a team.
  • Ability to take direction.
  • Dependable with excellent work ethic a must
  • Ability to communicate effectively with tenants to address issues and/or concerns.
  • Experience operating a plow, zero-turn commercial lawnmower, and golf cart helpful
  • Basic computer ability helpful

 Job Classification – Full Time (40 hours)

Work Schedule – Monday through Friday - 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM – and a rotating on-call, weekend shift

Berkshire Housing offers an excellent benefits package including comprehensive medical, vision and dental insurance plans, company paid life insurance, LTD, company paid MPFML and a retirement plan with employer match. We also provide paid holidays, vacation, sick time, personal time and other benefits.

 Berkshire Housing is an Equal Opportunity Employer with respect to all employees and applicants for employment We evaluate qualified applicants based upon qualifications and ability and make hiring decisions in compliance with federal and state law prohibiting discrimination.  Hiring decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, marital status, veteran status, military service, ancestry, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, and other legally protected characteristics.  Berkshire Housing will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in undue hardship.  Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the employment process, please e-mail  or call 413-344-4828 and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Smoke-free workplace. Drug-free work environment.