Maintenance Technician

IRT Living Baton Rouge , LA 70804

Posted 1 month ago

Our multi-family community in Denham Springs, LA currently has a full-time Maintenance Technician opening. We offer a best in class work environment, excellent growth opportunities, Blue Cross healthcare benefits, paid vacation, paid sick, paid holidays, 401k with match, and much more.

Independence Realty Trust (IRT - NYSE) is a fully integrated real estate company, currently managing over 17,000 multi-family units, in 17 markets. We're anticipating tremendous growth and opportunity over the next few years. We strive to provide our residents the best place to live and our employees the best place to add value and reach new heights. IRT has a strong commitment to hiring the most talented industry professionals, which has resulted in record growth, making the Company one of the most respected and trusted within our industry. Our core beliefs as an organization include Empowerment; Optimism; Trust, Passion and Quality. We believe that greatness resides in everyone and all that's needed to unleash it is to feel at home. Are you ready to join our team? To research us in more detail, visit


  • Work with the Maintenance Manager and Community Manager in keeping the community maintained and in operating condition.

  • Perform light repairs to electric, plumbing, carpentry, pool, HVAC, appliances and other housing related repairs.

  • Follow company maintenance safety and operational programs, policies, and perform preventative maintenance.

  • Adhere to maintenance budgets through cost and time saving suggestions and inventory control.

  • Communicate with the community staff and management regarding potential delays, part shortages or any other issues specific to performing timely and accurate maintenance.

  • Perform property and common area inspections and report any damage or maintenance work that may need to be performed.

  • Assist in any maintenance or cosmetic related tasks to get an apartment in "make ready" condition.

  • Comply with company safety policies and rules and OSHA safety standards.

  • Participate in company training classes, meetings, and other events intended to introduce staff to new ideas and improve overall performance.



  • High School Diploma or equivalent. Some college level courses preferred.

  • General understanding of light repair on electric, plumbing, carpentry and HVAC.

  • A/C Certification I & II required. CPO Certificate preferred or ability to obtain within first 90 days of employment.

  • Maintain complete working knowledge of Fair Housing laws, rules and regulations.

  • Ability to lift and carry up to 45 lbs., and occasionally lift and carry up to 80 lbs. Ability push and pull appliance dolly up to 200 lbs., move objects from one floor to another

  • Ability to bend/stoop, climb stairs, kneels, balance, reach above shoulder height, walk and twist, have a reliable vision, hearing and speech with or without corrective devices such as glasses, hearing aid, etc.

  • Maintain a professional appearance and be courteous & helpful to residents, prospective residents, co-workers, vendors, etc. and be able to effectively communicate verbally and in writing.

  • Position may require the ability to work any of the seven days of the week, 52 weeks of the year and may also require working on-call hours, as scheduled or as necessary.

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