Maintenance Technician – Howell Estates – Howell, MI


About Meritus

At Meritus Communities, our goal is simple: offer positive living experiences in exceptional communities at affordable prices. Meritus was founded in 2013 by a group of manufactured housing industry veterans who wanted to make a difference in the way manufactured housing communities are run and the way residents are treated. Today, we build thriving, well-run communities where residents have more than a place to live, but a place where they are able to enjoy an active lifestyle by being part of an exceptional neighborhood full of luxury amenities.

About the position 

Maintenance Technicians perform routine and preventative maintenance to maintain and improve the physical integrity of the property. Provide excellent customer service to current and prospective residents by making home and building maintenance repairs as well as providing the general upkeep of the community including its grounds, streets, facilities, and equipment.

  • Complete minor repairs to homes and facilities.
  • Provide seasonal lawn care including weed whipping, raking of leaves, trimming shrubs, treating for weeds and other services as needed.
  • Provide seasonal snow removal services including removing snow from community streets, parking lots, building entrances and other areas as needed.
  • Remove trash and debris from streets, common areas and vacant sites daily.
  • Empty trash cans in common areas and dispose of trash as needed.
  • Clean community common areas and work spaces including clubhouse, community office, restrooms, laundry room and maintenance garage.
  • Inspect common area amenities including pool/spa, laundry, playground and other recreational equipment to ensure proper operation and make repairs as needed.
  • Provide general upkeep of vacant sites including strap-downs.
  • Complete checklist of duties and repairs to community and vacant sites.
  • Perform duties relating to well-water system, sewer system or water meters including water testing and reading, repairing, and installing water meters.
  • Maintain community pool(s), tests chemical levels, and adjusts appropriately, where applicable.
  • Assist community manager with supervising onsite contracted work.
  • Follow safety regulations and procedures including safely operating vehicles and machinery.
  • Other duties and projects as assigned.
  • High school diploma or GED
  • Valid driver’s license and good driving record
  • Broad experience and knowledge of general maintenance techniques and repair work
  • Proficient in operating equipment including hand tools, power tools and commercial machinery
  • Ability to work outdoors year-round
  • Strong customer service skills
  • Good problem-solving skills
  • Ability to create legible written reporting and note taking
  • Basic computer knowledge, particularly email and internet
  • Able to work independently as well as part of a team
  • Availability to work on an on-call as needed during non-business hours
Personal characteristics
  • Team oriented with an exceptionally strong work ethic and outstanding interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated analytical and organizational skills, problem solving abilities, and attention to detail
  • Poised and polished professional with excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Strong judgement and decision-making skills

Competitive salary, bonus, and excellent benefits package including Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, Disability, FSA and 401(K)


At Meritus, we don’t just accept difference – we celebrate it! We are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees and seek to support the diverse cultures, perspectives, skills and experiences of our staff .

Meritus is an equal opportunity employer where hiring is based solely on a person’s merit and qualifications directly related to professional competence. Meritus does not discriminate against any applicant or employee based on their race, creed, color, religion, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, medical condition, or any other non-merit factor protected by law.


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