Kew Gardens, NY USA
Full-Time - Maintenance & Fire Safety Dir

What’s the difference between a job and a meaningful, rewarding career? The people you serve. When you work at Atria, you have a front-row seat to the amazing life stories of the wisest people on earth. What’s more, you are part of an extraordinary company – one that’s investing in the future of senior living by investing in you. Don’t just do a job. Be part of an extraordinary life.

 

Atria is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or any other classification protected by applicable law.  Atria will not tolerate harassment or discrimination based on any of these protected classifications.

 

Schedule: Sunday – Thursday

Responsibilities

The Maintenance & Fire Safety Director is responsible for managing a team in the maintenance and preventative maintenance efforts for an assigned community including the physical aspects of the building’s HVAC, electrical, plumbing, carpentry, painting, major appliances and amenities, including the management of appropriate outside vendors and contractors. This individual is also responsible for managing the housekeeping and janitorial employees and function in the communities. Additionally, he/she ensures all efforts meet Atria’s operational and safety standards, including fire safety, and any applicable laws and regulations.

 

  • Manage and supervise all maintenance, housekeeping, laundry and janitorial personnel; responsible for interviewing, hiring, training, developing, and evaluating assigned staff.
  • Implement and monitor programs to maximize revenue, control expense, and improve customer satisfaction.
  • Manage all of the maintenance needs of assigned community to ensure the physical condition of the community and contribute to Atria’s annual business goals.
  • Manage all customer service requests using the Facility One work order system; including prioritization and delegation to assigned staff. Maintain company customer service standards. Follow through to ensure issue is resolved.
  • Manage the apartment home turnover and preventative maintenance programs to maximize the value to the community. Assesses the value of damage to the apartment homes that is charged to departing resident.
  • Assist in the development of the annual maintenance operating budget and manages department expenditures within approved budget.
  • Purchase parts, chemicals, and paint according to our requirements for national account spending.
  • Supervise and train the Deputy Fire Safety Director and other Fire Safety brigade staff, including conducting initial and periodic refresher training to maintain the state of readiness of such staff.
  • Stay fully familiar with the provisions of the FDNY plan and must conduct staff training and fire and non-fire emergency drills required by the fire code.
  • Complete the daily check of the availability of Fire Safety wardens and deputies.
  • Inspect grounds, buildings and apartment homes on a regular basis to ensure that all physical aspects of the community are fully functional at all times.
  • Inspect and monitor community and apartment homes to ensure housekeeping, janitorial and laundry employees are meeting company standards.
  • Implement, or direct the implementation, of all applicable Atria policies and procedures. Ensures compliance as needed.
  • Negotiate with external maintenance vendors and suppliers as needed. Monitor and enforce contract terms via communication with the Executive Director.
  • Ensure compliance with all federal, state and local laws, including Fire Safety and Fair Housing regulations.
  • May drive company vehicle from community (only if required by community).
  • May perform other duties as needed and/or assigned.

 

Qualifications
  • Must be capable of completing the requirements for certification of FDNY Fire & Life Safety Director within first 6 months of employment. Current FDNY Fire Safety Director Certification Preferred.
  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED) required.
  • Three (3) to five (5) years of multi-family property management or other building maintenance experience performing the duties of Maintenance Technician or Maintenance Director.
  • Ability to perform basic arithmetic skills such as measurement, addition, subtraction, multiplication and division in order to do basic calculations and analysis such as estimating, determining averages and percentages, and totals.
  • Solid performance management skills, including the ability to communicate performance expectations, document performance conversations, coach and document performance issues and complete performance management expectations as guided by the company.
  • Demonstrated ability to use independent judgment and discretion to make decisions designed to achieve company expectations and goals for the community.
  • Basic computer skills, ability to using Microsoft Office and ability to operate standard office equipment.
  • Ability to frequently use general maintenance tools, supplies and equipment such as, but not limited to, hand tools, pressure washers, blowers, paint equipment, extractors, pool chemicals, ice removal equipment, ladders, landscaping equipment, sandblasters and safety equipment and ability to train others in their safe and appropriate use.
  • Ability to frequently transport up to 60 pounds variable distances, the mobility and flexibility to use required equipment and to access and work in confined
Hiring Step 1
It’s Easy to Apply Online
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Hiring Step 2
Application Review
Every application is given due consideration. If your experience and skills are aligned with the job requirements, we’ll contact you to schedule an interview.
Hiring Step 3
Interviews & Assessments
Your interview will be conducted by phone or in person with an Atria recruiter or hiring manager. This process may include additional interviews, reference checks and skill assessments.
Hiring Step 4
Offer Letter
If you are chosen for the position, an offer will be made by phone and email. The email will include a letter which you’ll sign electronically, return to us and can download for your records.
Hiring Step 5
Post-Offer Hiring Process
You’ll receive all needed forms, instructions and our contact information if you have any follow-up questions. This process may include a background check and/or a drug screen. COVID-19 vaccination is a requirement of all positions – proof of vaccination is required before you can start. We will evaluate potential accommodations for anyone seeking an exemption due to a medical condition or religious belief.
Hiring Step 6
Check-ins from your future team
As turnaround times vary for screening results, we’ll provide any needed updates and let you know what to expect for your first day on the job.
Hiring Step 7
First day and onboarding
Congratulations – we’re excited to have you join our team! Onboarding varies by position, but on your first day at Atria you’ll typically meet coworkers, take a workplace tour and begin any required training.
Job Details
Employment type: Full-Time
Location: Kew Gardens NY, USA
Req ID: 2021-151289

Benefits for Working at Atria Senior Living

Competitive Pay

Paid Holidays & PTO

Comprehensive Health Plans

Career Advancement Opportunities

Tuition Reimbursement

Employee Loyalty Rewards Program

Retirement Savings Plan with Employer Match

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