About Common

Common is the nation’s leading residential brand offering convenience and community through coliving and traditional apartments. Our signature tech-enabled property management allows us to deliver unparalleled experiences across our growing portfolio of homes. Common is the preferred choice for both residents looking for a stress-free and all-inclusive living environment, and for real estate owners seeking reliable, above-market returns. Launched in October 2015, we now operate homes across the United States and receive over 15,000 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, member 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 sits squarely at the intersection between technology and real estate, working every day to build quality residential solutions that bring positive change to the world’s rental housing crisis. 

Common was founded by Brad Hargreaves and has raised $65MM in venture funding. Brad is a visionary leader with vast experience in the technology and service space, previously founding the education company General Assembly.

To follow the latest Common news, get to know our community of residents, and learn about what it’s like to work at Common, you can follow us on Instagram, Linkedin, and Twitter. To see more open roles and hear from Common employees check out our Careers Page

About the Role

An excellent maintenance superintendent must be reliable and have a great eye for detail. They must have technical skills and knowledge of various crafts such as carpentry, plumbing, etc. Leadership and knowledge of administrative tasks such as scheduling are also essential. This position performs technical and mechanical work that ensures the physical aspects of the buildings, grounds, amenities and common areas of the property meet the standards for cleanliness, appearance, safety, and overall functionality. In addition, this position will supervise a Maintenance Technician and reports directly to the Property Manager.

Responsibilities 

  • Develop and implement standards for the cleanliness and overall appearance of the property
  • Schedule and oversee tradesman work. When assigned, follow up with tradesman to ensure projects are completed to our standards, and the building was left in a good state for our residents
  • Inspect facilities periodically to determine problems and necessary maintenance to building systems (heating, ventilation, etc.)
  • Prepare weekly maintenance schedules, delegate, and complete resident work orders in a timely manner
  • Supervise and train maintenance technicians
  • Good physical condition and strength with a willingness to work overtime
  • Assist with developing the budget for property specific repair, maintenance, and capital expense and ensure compliance
  • Prepare apartments for new move-ins and complete “make-ready” process of vacant apartments
  • Monitor inventory of materials and equipment
  • Participate in the coordination and management of CapEx projects (e.g. renovations).
  • Ensure adherence to quality standards and health and safety regulations
  • Ability to be on-call during off-hours
  • Willingness to work a flexible schedule including weekends and holidays 
  • & other ad hoc projects from time to time

Qualifications

  • Proven experience as a maintenance supervisor or similar role
  • In-depth knowledge of building systems (HVAC, Electrical and Plumbing). You won't be required to fix every problem but a strong candidate will know how to diagnose problems and determine who is the appropriate person to call for maintenance.
  • Knowledgeable and skilled in the safe use and maintenance of hand tools, power tools, and mechanical equipment.
  • Comfortable with technology
  • High level of professionalism. 
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Knowledge of Fair Housing rules and regulations.
  • Knowledge of health & safety practices and regulations
  • Understanding of budgeting and performance management
  • Excellent planning and leadership abilities
  • High school diploma; Degree from a vocational school will be a plus
  • 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, FSA + HSA options, commuter transit benefits, paid parental leave and a 401K. Additional benefits such as equity, paid holidays, 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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