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Sherman Associates, Inc. Roving Maintenance Technician - Eastern Iowa ($2,000 Hiring Bonus!) in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Job Descriptions:

In addition to a competitive wage and benefits package, a sign-on hiring bonus of $2,000 (less tax) will be included!

If you are passionate about helping others and knowledgeable with facilities repair and maintenance, we have the right opportunity for you! At Sherman, we pride ourselves on hiring resident-focused and skilled maintenance talent who strive to solve, repair and troubleshoot a wide range of complex and preventative facilities responsibilities. We believe we can offer a challenging, fast-paced and rewarding experience that is unique to supporting our mission, vision, and values.

Where will this role work?

You will primarily spend your time at between our three eastern Iowa residential properties:

  • The Roosevelt, Cedar Rapids, 96 units

  • Russell Lamson, Waterloo, 90 units

  • Harrison Lofts. Davenport, 60 units

This position requires frequent travel and may be required to travel to other locations within the portfolio.

Schedule & Hours:

  • The schedule for this role will be Monday - Friday; 8 AM - 4:30 PM

  • Some evening and weekend on-call rotations are required.

As a Roving Maintenance Technician you would be responsible for performing highly diversified duties to install, troubleshoot, repair and maintain the assigned real estate portfolio. Special attention to safety, predictive and preventative maintenance and processes to support the achievement of the site’s business goals and objectives is critical to overall success.


Facilities Maintenance

  • Completes general maintenance and upkeep responsibilities including minor plumbing, electrical, HVAC, light carpentry, painting and landscaping.

  • Provides maintenance coverage to properties during position vacancies.

  • Responds to open work orders and resolves resident/tenant requests within 24 hours.

  • Prepares and turns vacated apartment units within a 24-hour period (5 days if not immediate). All vacated apartments must be painted, thoroughly cleaned, carpets shampooed and repairs done in a timely and impeccable manner.

  • Assists in scheduling and completing preventive maintenance for buildings and building equipment.

  • Completes hands-on work of all building repairs, preventative maintenance and general upkeep of the facility with special attention to more involved operations or projects.

  • Diagnoses problems, replaces or repairs parts, tests and makes adjustments.

  • Uses a variety of hand and power tools, electric meters and material handling equipment in performing duties.

  • Walks property at regular intervals (daily) to ensure resident/tenant property rules are being followed and that the property is clean and orderly and in good maintenance condition.

  • Works on the last day and first day of each month until responsibilities completed; some overtime may be required. Evening and weekend on-call rotations as required.


  • Performs on-site preventative maintenance, routine repair and calibration after installation.

  • Uses experience and technical skills with preventive maintenance and system operations to determine service requirements.

  • Advises manager of preventive maintenance inspections performed and corrective actions to be taken.

  • Works in a team-based environment to share information and workload while ensuring customer satisfaction.

  • Inspects completed work for conformance with specifications, requirements and compliance with applicable building and safety codes and regulations.


  • Produces required volume of work by planning, organizing, and prioritizing work duties.

  • Works designated schedule, and adheres to Sherman Associates attendance policy. Follows grooming and appearance standards, general work rules, and all policies/procedures.

  • Maintains a clean and safe work environment and follows all safety and emergency procedures.

  • Attends all required meetings and training sessions, including travel to corporate headquarters as needed.

Customer Focus

  • Maintains customer service and excellent relations with residents, tenants, vendors and other external or internal organizations.

  • Must be respectful of resident/tenant privacy, including specific commercial tenant needs.


  • Works as a team player and interacts with all internal and external customers in a friendly/efficient manner.

  • Keeps management informed at all times in the areas of: property conditions, resident/tenant complaints, and suggestions for improvement of property performance.

  • Regularly coordinates unit inspections in partnership with management.

  • Reviews turnover schedule regularly with management team.

  • Reports resident/tenant lease and policy violations to management.

  • Other tasks & duties as assigned based on business need; evening and weekend on-call rotations required.


  • Assists in maintaining sufficient maintenance supply stock.

  • Assists in contracting all outside vendors and taking bids for special projects or extensive maintenance.

  • Obtains approvals for expenditures and maintains budgets.

Required Experience:

  • High school diploma/GED and completion of a craft apprenticeship, or an equivalent number of years of education and production maintenance experience.

  • 3-5 years of experience in maintenance or related carpentry/construction. Ideally in residential or commercial real estate.

  • EPA Universal / NATE certification and Special boilers license or willingness to obtain.

  • Must provide own hand tools.

  • Certified Pool Operator (CPO) or willingness to obtain one, if applicable

  • Willingness and ability to run errands to hardware store for maintenance supplies, cleaning supplies, or other items.

  • Excellent verbal, written and presentation skills; Ability to communicate effectively with community tenants, vendors / external parties, and across corporate divisions.

  • A passion for the mission, vision, and values of Sherman Associates.

  • Work/Office hours may vary due to the specific needs of the portfolio.


  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to fumes or airborne particles, moving mechanical parts and vibration. The noise level in the work environment and job sites can be loud.


  • 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.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. This position is very active and requires standing, walking, bending, kneeling, stooping, crouching, crawling, and climbing all day. The employee must frequently lift and/or move items over 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.


  • Current and valid driver’s license is required. Must pass a Motor Vehicle Record check (MVR) and have a safe driving record.

  • Successful completion of pre-employment strength test or 'CRT examination' is required.

Sherman Associates is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We encourage women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans to apply.

This job advertisement is intended to provide information essential to understanding the scope of the position. It is not an exhaustive list of skills, duties, responsibilities or working conditions associated with the position.

Only applicants who complete our online application process will be considered for employment. Applicants that need reasonable accommodations to complete the application process may contact


Be a part of something great and find yourself At Home, At Sherman! As a member of Sherman, we invite you to join our mission of Building Communities, Enriching Neighborhoods. You can make an immediate impact supporting our real estate development and management operations in hotels, residential, and retail.

Who Are We? Sherman Associates is an award-winning real estate development firm specializing in the design, construction and financing of quality commercial, hospitality, and residential housing across the Midwest. With over 40 years of visionary development experience, our portfolio includes over 8,500 units of multifamily residential housing, 600,000 square feet commercial space, and franchise hotels & retail operations; including Aloft Minneapolis, Canopy by Hilton Minneapolis Mill District, Holiday Inn Express & Suites Downtown Des Moines, Sheraton Duluth Hotel, and Starbucks.

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From: Sherman Associates