Picking employees

Assignment steps Review the Candidate Interview video, the Maintenance Technician/Janitor job advertisement and the Maintenance Technician/Janitor job description, along with the three candidate resumes.

Compare each candidate in a total of 700 to 1,050 words and include the following:

  • Assess the resumes of each interview candidate.
  • Utilize appropriate selection techniques to evaluate and hire the best candidate for the job.
  • Include an analysis of each candidate and defend your choice.

Cite any sources according to APA formatting guidelines.


Maintenance Technician/Janitor

Sheridan Apts seeks Maintenance Technician/Janitor with at least 7 yrs experience. Comprehensive benefits package.


Oversees preventative maintenance of building systems w/i approved budgets

Executes work orders

Purchases and inventory control

Cleans common areas


Candidate is regularly required to stand, walk, lift, climb, stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, crawl, twist and carry/lift/move up to 100 lbs.

Will be on call 24/7/365

Live within 30 minutes of property.

High School diploma or equivalent

Apply in person or online at sheridanapts.com


Maintenance Technician Job Description

Job Summary:Performs preventative and repair maintenance work and assists the Property Managers in the daily operation of each property assigned to him/her.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

§Performs manual activities in the execution of repair and maintenance tasks and service requests

§Assists in maintaining mechanical, security, plumbing, fire, sprinkler, roofing, electrical, HVAC, and other building systems

§Assists in all aspects of the property’s maintenance, including grounds keeping, preventive, corrective, deferred, and emergency maintenance

§Inspects drop-shipped supplies and materials for shipping damages before handling and reports any such damages to Property Manager

§Maintains exterior and public lighting

§Assists in enforcing quality control standards

§Fills service requests, submitted by Residents

§Carries out minor installation work

§Maintains personal tools and equipment and assists with the maintenance of the inventory of tools and equipment

§Reports shortages of consumables to the Property Manager

§Reports all unsafe instances in Tenant space and equipment, which cannot be rectified by yourself to the Resident Manger

§Assembles and repairs furniture

§Performs minor door hardware repairs

§Performs minor emergency repairs/adjustments to mechanical equipment, such as, replacing broken pipes, cleaning plugged drains, and replacing faucets, washers, and gaskets

§Performs minor electrical repairs, such as, replacing outlets, fuses, lighting fixtures, and switches

§Checks for minor electrical problems

§Cleans gutters and downspouts

§Repairs structural wear and damage to building

§Cares of lawn, plants, shrubs, and flowers

§Cleans parking area, sidewalks, alley-walks, hallways, and common areas

§Prepares vacant apartments


§Services appliances, equipment, plumbing, electrical system, etc

§Picks up trash on property

§Cleans garbage area and receptacles

§24 hour call for maintenance emergencies

  • Troubleshoots and assists the Building Maintenance Engineers regarding appropriate responses and action to problems that arise
  • Provides backup to projects when the Building Maintenance Engineer is out
  • Prepares property for REAC and other third party physical inspections`
  • Inspect new properties and make recommendations for new properties.

Other Duties and Responsibilities:

§Maintains and submits a daily personal timesheet and submits it to the Property Manager on the dates required

§Receives training in order to achieve the objective of developing an understanding of skill required for the position

§Makes recommendations to Property Manager for department and property changes and/or enhancements

§Assumes additional duties/projects as assigned and/or required

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Skills shall consist of, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Maintain open communications and foster harmonious working relationships among all employees
  • Possess excellent verbal, written, interpersonal, communication and organizational skills
  • Possess attention to detail, quality, and accuracy in all work
  • Ability to think, assess, and act decisively in handling multiple tasks concurrently
  • Use good judgment to ask appropriate questions and request assistance with needed
  • Knowledge of occupational hazards and safety precautions
  • Knowledge of basic operations, tools, and terms used in building maintenance engineering
  • Ability to listen and follow instructions in carrying out duties while completing tasks within an established time budget
  • Knowledge of power, water, and gas turnoffs, cleanout traps, fire extinguishers, and fire hydrants
  • Familiarity with HVAC systems and various appliances
  • Ability to read, understand, and use complex blueprints, schematics and equipment manuals
  • Desire to support Property Manager’s standards, which encourage a clean, orderly, and safe environment

Physical Demands:

The physical demands 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 tasks.The appropriate safety techniques must be known and used when performing each of the following procedures.

  • Ability to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds
  • Ability to regularly reach with hands and arms; stand; walk; use hands and fingers to handle, feel, or operate objects, tools and controls
  • Ability to frequently sit, drive, climb or balance, push or pull, stoop, kneel, crouch, twist, or crawl to perform assigned duties
  • Ability to perform physical labor such as moving furniture and equipment and climbing ladders
  • Ability to follow instructions concerning various chemicals
  • Ability to understand and follow verbal or simple written instructions
  • Ability to do strenuous work
  • Ability to drive a company vehicle

Education and Experience:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • 7-8 years of relevant engineering experience, preferably for a Property Management company
  • Evaluative knowledge of mechanical, security, plumbing, fire, sprinkler, roofing, electrical, HVAC, and other building systems
  • Advance education and technical training is highly desirable
  • Valid Driver’s License