The Michaels Organization

Maintenance Technician (2024-7210) - Poughkeepsie

Poughkeepsie, NY
We develop, manage, construct, and finance housing solutions across every market niche designed to c

Job Description

Maintenance Technician (2024-7210)

Posted: Friday, 5/10/2024

Location: Lexington Club

Our business is real estate, but our organization is so much more than bricks and mortar, beautiful buildings and well-managed properties. Our business is about people who need a place to call home and the people of Michaels who make it all happen.

Perform various maintenance duties for residential units including basic plumbing, electrical, painting, appliance repairs, cleaning units and grounds for inspections and new occupancy. Provide exceptional service while assessing and repairing the property.


1. Perform basic electrical repairs on items such as appliances, fixtures, switches, outlets, circuits, etc. and light plumbing work, such as clearing stoppages, replacing fittings, etc.

2. Perform carpentry work, such as fitting doors, freeing windows, replacing and building shelves, sanding and refinishing floors, as well as exterior and interior painting.

3. Replace broken glass, tile, carpet, screens, garbage disposals, fixtures, appliances, draperies, locks.

4. Assist in custodial and grounds work, including sweeping, mopping, vacuuming, emptying trash, cleaning windows, etc., in common areas.

5. Responds to work orders, resident requests and concerns in a timely and professional manner.

6. Assist in apartment move-in and move-out inspections and assist the Maintenance Manager or Community Manager in scheduling annual apartment inspections. Complete make-ready process of vacant apartments as directed by Manager.

7. Have knowledge regarding water and gas meter cut-offs, all apartment and fixture cut-offs, sewer clean-outs and post map of same.

8. Keep accurate records regarding preventive maintenance, work orders, apartment refurbishing, annual inspections, inventories, purchase orders, and perform scheduled maintenance on all equipment based on the manufacturers operating manuals.

9. Report any maintenance or resident related concerns to manager in a timely manner.

10. Periodically inspect all units, buildings and common areas, performing repairs and janitorial assistance as needed. Make sure storage areas and entrances are locked and adequate lighting in those areas is maintained.

11. Attend and participate in training seminars as requested. Be aware and operate within OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Act) standards and company safety policies and procedures at all times.

12. Ensure effective, timely and professional interactions with residents, contractors and property management team on all maintenance services provided.

13. May be required to track stock control and utilization of maintenance materials.

14. Perform other duties as assigned.


Required Experience:

‒ 1 year minimum maintenance work experience, or experience in a related field.
‒ Any specific skill required by the property.

Required Education/Training:

‒ High School Diploma and training or experience in the following areas: carpentry, light plumbing work, light electrical work, painting, refurbishing and cleaning, air-conditioning.
‒ Any specific certifications required by the property.
‒ Trade School and/or Military training a plus.
‒ Valid Driver’s License and acceptable driving record may be required.

Required Skills and Abilities:

‒ Willingness to pitch in and work in areas other than strictly repair maintenance; i.e. janitorial, custodial, gardening, painting, etc.
‒ Must be personable and trustworthy, able to work well with residents and co-workers, and perform work in a safety conscious manner.
‒ Requires the ability to read, speak and comprehend work instructions and safety notices in the English language.

Working Conditions:

‒ Working in a maintenance environment may mean exposure to dust, fumes, solvents variable lighting conditions and noise.

Salary Range Information

The range displayed on each job posting reflects the targeted base salary for the position. Within the range, individual pay is determined by work location and additional factors, including job-related skills, experience, and relevant education or training.

Rewards & Benefits

We know Michaels’ promise of lifting lives starts with our teammates, so making sure every single teammate is happy, healthy, and set up for a successful future is important to us. As part of our team, you will enjoy a competitive wage, a comprehensive benefit package which includes Medical, Dental, Vision, prescription, etc., generous paid time off, a 401 (k) plan with a company match, and so much more:

  • Help make the world a better place in a team-oriented environment.
  • Grow with our organization through various professional development opportunities.
  • Collaborate and thrive in a company culture where all are welcome

Michaels teammates make a difference in the lives of residents, colleagues, and the communities where we live and work every day.

Come join our team. You’re going to love it here!

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $18.00 - $21.00 per hour


  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance


  • 8 hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday

Application Question(s):

  • Are you related to an employee of The Michael's Organization?
  • Have you been previously employed by The Michael's Organization?
  • Please provide your personal email so that we can contact about your application


  • High school or equivalent (Preferred)


  • Maintenance: 1 year (Preferred)


  • Driver's License (Preferred)

Ability to Relocate:

  • Poughkeepsie, NY 12601: Relocate before starting work (Required)

Work Location: In person

  • Help make the world a better place in a team-oriented environment.
  • Grow with our organization through various professional development opportunities.
  • Collaborate and thrive in a company culture where all are welcome

The Michaels Organization At A Glance

We develop, manage, construct, and finance housing solutions across every market niche designed to create a positive impact on the lives of our residents and the communities where they live. You can trust your vision to us. From single communities to comprehensive neighborhood revitalizations, Michaels has spent the last four decades crafting viable and financially successful housing solutions. We work with cities, rural areas, major public universities, the faith community, and others to develop creative solutions to housing challenges, and comfortable living spaces that are knitted into the fabric of the community where residents can thrive. There’s a reason why we emphasize “laugh anytime” and carpe diem,”: it’s because we believe in a company culture that exceeds employee expectations and focuses on happiness. Employee satisfaction will always be at the forefront of our values.
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