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Service Manager at Oakland Management Corp

Posted in Management 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: Auburn Hills, Michigan

Job Description:

The Service Manager safeguards the interests of the owners by maintaining the physical condition of property and equipment according to company guidelines and standards, and protecting the property and equipment from damage, loss, and deterioration. This position assesses and directs the service staff and makes recommendation to ownership regarding cost containment and asset preservation


• Provides written monthly energy management recommendations for the building(s)

• Documents replacement of appliances, carpet, vinyl, water heaters, condensers, etc., in all units. Also tracks systems repairs, apartment painting (full paint or touch-up), refrigerator coil cleaning, and other major repairs

• Maintains an adequate inventory supply level while ensuring service shop is clean and organized

• Performs daily pool/spa inspections (in season) to ensure proper water chemistry and cleanliness of pool/spa area, and to ascertain needed repairs or improvements

• Identifies capital improvements and obtain required estimates/bids

• Assists in budget preparation for maintenance expenses

• Adheres to established policies related to fair housing

• Maintains confidentiality of co-workers, management, owners, past and current residents, vendors, and all outside contacts

• Oversees housekeeping staff and ensure that both common areas and resident apartments are cleaned in an acceptable and timely manner.

• Scheduling / contracting vendors on turnover services that exceed the budgeted amount in the given month will require the written consent of the Property Manager.

• Maintain grounds and exteriors including but not limited to pool cleaning, snow removal, trash pick-up.


• All service associates are either directly responsible for these standards or all required to support the service team in achieving these standards.

Curb Appeal

• Ensures that all interior and exterior areas of the property are litter free, clean and presentable, keep sidewalks and entry ways snow free of snow and ice whenever necessary.

• Priority One areas are to be inspected daily and tended to on a continual basis to ensure curb appeal

• Check annual flowers for watering, weeding, and pinch dead blossoms a minimum of once daily.

• Holiday lighting consists of white lights in Regional Manager determined areas.

• All sign lights, Accent/up lights, and pole-mounted lights in Priority One areas are to be operational every night

• Exterior pools, spas, waterfalls, and fountains are opened as early as weather allows and remain open as long as weather permits

Service Requests

• Routine Service Requests are to be completed within 24 hours or within 48 hours when a part is on order or a Contractor is required to complete the request

• Total weekly routine service request calls should not exceed 10% of the total units and no more than 10% with regards to outstanding service requests

• Reports of any water infiltration or mold are treated with high priority and in cases where excessive water infiltration and mold is found; they are treated as an emergency

• Follow-up on Service Requests weekly to measure resident satisfaction

• If a service request is open over 24 hours, document the reason and contact the resident

Preventive Maintenance

• Each Service Manager will adhere to the Preventive Maintenance Program guidelines by performing an inspection on each apartment at least two (2) times per year and performing routine preventive maintenance of common areas per schedule

• All floating fountains will receive an annual maintenance checkup

• All limited access gates will receive an annual maintenance checkup by a reputable service company

Energy Conservation

• All associates are to follow energy conservation guidelines and return climate control thermostats to the appropriate setting (60 degrees Winter/85 degrees summer) and where applicable, turn off wall units. Vacant unit refrigerators should be set to “1” or manufacturer’s recommended lowest settings.

Market Ready/Unit Turns

• Locks are to be changed within 24 hours of the apartment becoming vacant.

• Apartments are to be made market ready within 72 hours of the move-out when an apartment is pre-assigned and within 3 days of the move-out for routine turns or 5 days of move-out for non-routine turns when the apartment is vacant not rented.

• Service Managers are responsible for approving the completed work of those preparing a market ready apartment, documenting the performance on the Unit Inspection form and signing the form.

• Property Managers are responsible for the final acceptance of a Market Ready apartment by placing the Welcome Card or gift in the apartment.

• All vacant units are to be walked bi-weekly (every other week) and monitored for signs of damage including, but not limited to, water infiltration or situations that will lead to mold growth.


• Only the President is authorized to sign contracts.

Cleaning Schedules

• Each site is to display and complete their site-specific cleaning schedules.

Checklists, Binders and Logs

• Each community is to use the Sign In/out log for residents, contractors, and associates.

• Seasonal Routines and Checklists are to be completed by stated deadlines.

• Facility and Service Shops are to be locked when associates are not present.

• Lighting Inspections are to be completed 2 times per month and documented on the inspection form.


• Flexible, innovative and demonstrates the ability to lead and manage.

• High integrity, positive attitude, mission drive and self-directed.

• Passion, dedication and commitment for providing seniors an engaging, enlivening and captivating living environment.

• Ability to identify issues before they occur.

• Able to handle problems as they arise in relation to the operation of the community and collect data, establish facts, draw valid conclusion and make changes to prevent the problem from occurring again.


• Direct all maintenance and housekeeping staff in the successful operation of the department.

• Responsible for interviewing, hiring and training employees; planning, assigning or directing work; appraising performances; rewarding and disciplining employees; and addressing complaints and resolving conflicts.

• Responsible for maintaining spending within department budget including both site purchases and maintenance/housekeeping payroll.


• High School diploma and related Vocational Training and/or equivalent work experience

• Excellent mechanical and electrical aptitude - must score a 70 % or higher on the pre-employment maintenance test.

• Must have the availability to work a flexible schedule any day of the week, including being “on-call”

• Ability to provide direction and instruction to subordinates, and to communicate effectively and efficiently with residents, supervisors, vendors, and others.

• Previous plumbing, electrical, mechanical, drywall repairs, carpentry, and pool/spa maintenance experience.

• HVAC knowledge and EPA certification.

• Pool certification.

• Must be able to read and write service request.

• Previous hotel, commercial and/or apartment maintenance experience preferred

• Previous supervisory experience

• Excellent verbal, written and listening skills.

• Proficient computer skills including but not related to Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is continually required to:

• Stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel; reach with hands and arm

• Frequently required to climb stairs, balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk or hear

• Occasionally lift and/or move up to 60 pounds.

• Snow removal on walkways and entries is a requirement of the position in cold weather climates.

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