Patriot Family Homes
Published
May 27, 2024
Location
Birmingham, Alabama
Category
Job Type
Salary
Hourly: $20.00 - $22.00 
Insurance
Yes

Description

COMPANY OVERVIEW:

Patriot Family Homes is a fully integrated short-term rental company proudly Veteran-owned and operated. We are currently headquartered in Chattanooga, TN, but also have many remote and travel roles, as well as field teams that include W-2 and 1099 team members who live in the markets where our houses are located across the Southeast, Midwest, Mid-Atlantic, and Southwest.

We currently have 60 employees who manage a portfolio of ~550 short-term rentals. We own the majority of our homes through a number of dedicated property companies, plus we manage a number of properties for third-party owners.

We encourage Military and Military spouses to apply!

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Market Maintenance Specialist is our frontline for ensuring all of our properties are well-maintained. This includes preventive maintenance tasks and responding to emergencies that arise while guests stay in the homes. A Jack of All Trades, our Maintenance Specialists are resourceful, hard-working, and great at applying common sense solutions to keep our houses looking sharp while saving the company money by minimizing deferred maintenance costs and avoiding expensive third-party vendor service calls. They've never met a problem they can't solve, and they love to explore innovative ways to improve our homes and maintenance processes. They can do everything from basic tasks like screwing a toilet paper holder back into the wall but also more complicated drywall repairs, painting, basic plumbing, simple carpentry, and rudimentary electrical and HVAC fixes. No job is above or below them, and no task is too big or too small.

Our Maintenance Specialist gets the job done with a smile and a pep in their step! They work hard, and smart, know how to leverage technology, delegate out what they can't figure out themselves, and still keep the care of our homes at the core of all they do.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Exterior: 

  • Installing digital locks and changing Lock codes
  • Installing lock boxes for backup keys
  • Installing handrails on steps (interior and exterior)
  • Repairing deck and railing that is damaged or rotted
  • Re-sealing and painting decks and exterior siding
  • Basic fence repairs to wooden and chain link fencing
  • Cleaning out gutters
  • Basic landscaping, including french drains, mulching, tree trimming, etc
  • Basic pool cleaning and care
  • Installing security systems and external cameras (like Ring doorbell)

Interior: 

  • Installing smart thermostats
  • Troubleshooting HVAC issues
  • Installing window AC units and portable heaters
  • Installing smoke & CO2 detectors
  • Fixing/reattaching towel racks
  • Hanging wall art
  • Drywall repair and interior painting
  • Change out broken windows
  • Hanging curtain rods
  • Replacing light bulbs
  • Removing and treating for insects and pests
  • Able to assist with basic pest control
  • Replacing carpet and installing LVP
  • Change out switches and do basic electrical work
  • Able to install and troubleshoot appliance issues with washer & dryer, stove/oven, dishwasher, refrigerator, microwave

Plumbing: 

  • Unclogging drains
  • Fixing leaking faucets (sink and shower)
  • Fixing leaking toilets (changing out and replacing wax ring)
  • Replacing toilet guts
  • More extensive experience in construction, HVAC, plumbing, electrical, or other trades is a major benefit.

General: 

  • Must be able to lift and move heavy objects (mainly pieces of furniture) up to 50 pounds unassisted.
  • A truck or other large vehicle for transporting supplies is a major benefit.
  • Willing to travel to other nearby markets

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Ability to build, implement, and track a comprehensive preventive maintenance program
  • Attention to detail: maintenance issues must be documented and reported. Time tracking is also important so work can be appropriately assigned and billed.
  • Sourcing and supervising third-party contractors with advanced HVAC, plumbing, and electrical skills beyond your own
  • Fluency in written and spoken English is required; the ability to speak Spanish is a major benefit
  • An active listener who can think quickly and critically under pressure
  • Able to confidently solve complex problems quickly while controlling costs
  • Ability to calmly thrive under pressure, perform consistently, and work with a sense of urgency
  • Must be resourceful and willing to pitch in wherever needed
  • Must be a self-starter and able to recognize need before a task is assigned
  • Must be comfortable working in multiple locations across multiple properties on any given day
  • Must have a valid US Driver's License and a reliable vehicle

*** Please note: this is a 24/7/365 hospitality business, and you will be the overall person in charge of maintenance issues in your market, so there will be emergencies that require you to respond on the phone or in person on nights, weekends, and holidays.***

Logistics and Benefits: 

  • Able to start ASAP.
  • Proximity to the market or willingness to commute is preferred
  • Ability to travel for a week at a time to service homes outside of the market
  • Base Salary depends on the candidate's experience level and fit

COMPENSATION & BENEFITS:

Hourly: $20.00 - $22.00

Benefits & Perks: 

  • Paid time off, such as PTO, sick days, and vacation days
  • Health insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Healthcare spending or reimbursement accounts, such as HSAs, FSAs, and HRAs