Maintenance Technician III

Maintenance Technician III

locationSeattle, WA 98144, USA
PublishedPublished: 5/15/2024
Full Time

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Salary: $32 - $34 per hour DOE

Schedule: Full-time; Monday - Friday 8 am - 5 pm

Our purpose is to create a community where people feel seen, because we believe when people feel seen, they thrive. By cultivating award-winning workplaces, we foster an environment of connection, compassion and fun that our personnel extend to everyday life at their communities. Happy, inspired associates lead to happy, supported residents. We are dedicated to our boutique, at-scale approach to property management and building communities that flourish, which stems from hiring strong associates to grow with Team Thrive! Voted one of Washington's best workplaces 7 years in a row, Thrive builds on its culture by offering the following benefits: 

  • 32 Paid Days off Per Year (PTO, Paid Holidays, Paid Personal Day, Paid Days of Service)
  • Paid Birthday Off
  • Generous Employer Matched 401k plan!
  • 30% Housing Discount with Ownership and Regional Manager Approval
  • $75 Renewal Commission (split between entire on-site team per renewal)
  • Monthly cell phone allowance
  • Medical benefits effective 1st of the month following your start date!
    • 100% employee medical & dental insurance paid for non-tobacco associates, 80% covered for tobacco using associates
    • Optional HMO dental plan including adult and child orthodontics
    • Vision Option
    • $20,000 life insurance policy
    • Long-term disability coverage
  • 24 hour Employee Assistance Program/Hotline
  • Discounted Pet Insurance rates + additional voluntary benefit options
  • $300 annual professional development/tuition reimbursement
  • Training opportunities and career progression/growth plans! 

Maintenance Technician III Purpose

The Maintenance Technician III is the lead technician and is responsible for contributing to the purpose of Thrive while maintaining the physical integrity of the community at all times, in a manner consistent with Thrive values. This involves assisting the Maintenance Supervisor to ensure a safe and secure living environment for residents, visitors, and staff. It is the Maintenance Technician III's duty to anticipate, identify, and correct any and all problems involving the property and to assist in the implementation of procedures to prevent such problems. In the absence of the Maintenance Supervisor, the Maintenance Technician III will assume all maintenance responsibilities. An effective program of maintenance is essential in order to maintain a safe and secure environment, cultivate resident satisfaction, and protect the investment of the apartment property owner. 

Maintenance Technician Job Responsibilities:

  • Schedules and performs routine preventative maintenance on all appropriate equipment and tools as directed by Maintenance Supervisor and Community Manager.
  • On-call for emergencies on a rotation with the maintenance team.
  • Diagnoses and performs minor or routine maintenance and repairs within homes and throughout the property.
  • Assist Maintenance Supervisor in development of all subordinate maintenance staff. 
  • Inspects and helps coordinate all needed make-ready repairs and services.
  • Changes locks and makes keys.
  • Assists in keeping grounds neat and free of litter.
  • Removes and transfers heavy appliances and equipment from storage area to apartment (or vice versa) as circumstances warrant. Assist in moving abandoned furniture, appliances, etc. to dumpster when necessary.
  • Assist Maintenance Supervisor with maintaining adequate inventory of spare parts and maintenance materials to handle most common repairs and situations.
  • Performs any additional duties assigned by Maintenance Supervisor and Community Manager.
  • Contributes to a positive team environment and happy resident base.

Maintenance Technician Qualifications:

  • Prior maintenance experience in property management preferred, but not required
  • Proficient in unit turns and appliance repair is a plus
  • Excellent customer service and communication skills
  • Strong team player
  • Willingness to learn and take initiative on tasks and projects
  • Weekends may be required
  • Must have valid driver's license and automobile insurance coverage
  • Supply their own tools

If you do not fully meet the qualifications listed above but feel you have the skills and experience to be able to be successful in this position we welcome your application! Whether this or another position within Thrive, we would love to help you find the right role in our organization. 

Physical Requirements

  • This position requires the ability to stand and walk or sit alternatively depending on the specific needs of the day. Estimated 50% of time is spent on feet and 50% spent sitting at desk.
  • Constant need to type, write, & grasp (working at a computer and answering phones)
  • Occasional need to bend/stoop/squat, climb stairs, push or pull, and reach above shoulder (cleaning up litter, putting out advertisement sandwich boards, put out balloons, open doors, pick up and move items)
  • Ability to lift/move/push/pull up to 150 lbs on occasion with a frequent need to lift/push/pull 25 lbs - 75lbs and be on your feet a majority of the day
  • For more information regarding the work environment, physical, and mental requirements, please contact

Equal Employment Opportunity

Diversity is celebrated at Thrive as we believe it makes us a better company. Our hope is that each associate feels welcomed, respected, and appreciated for their unique contributions. From our hiring practices, performance reviews, raise decisions, and opportunities for promotions, Thrive follows consistent and fair practices to ensure all Thrive employees and potential employees have an equal opportunity for employment and advancement based on merit, and are not discriminated against because of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth, pregnancy-related conditions, disability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, or on any other legally protected basis. Our Human Resources department works with teams to make reasonable accommodations for those that require assistance in being able to participate in the interview process or meet the requirements of their position.

Background Check & Drug Screen Policy

Thrive Communities conducts background checks and drug screens for onsite property associates after the conditional offer of employment is accepted, in compliance with applicable federal, state, and local laws. Candidates will be asked to authorize these screenings and results will be reviewed by a designated HR representative. For questions about what will be reviewed on the criminal history, please contact

The 4-panel drug screen tests for the following:

  • Amphetamines including Methamphetamine
  • Cocaine Metabolites
  • Opiates including Codeine and Morphine
  • Phencyclidine ("PCP")

Thrive Communities reserves the right to modify this policy at any time without notice.