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Grounds Maintenance Technician - R7 

Category Maintenance  

The Management Trust
Position Title: Grounds Maintenance Technician
Location: Tall Firs Association in Federal Way, WA
Reporting To: Grounds Maintenance Supervisor
Status: Non-Exempt, Part-Time, Seasonal
Salary: DOE


The Management Trust is a community association management company. We believe that building and maintaining a community takes more than just hammers and nails. It takes integrity, trust, experience, and support. Our success is based on the belief that effective management anticipates our clients' needs, not merely reacts to them. We are a company of creative and committed individuals driven by grand aspirations and are proud to be the only 100% employee-owned community management firm in the nation. Our Employee Owners are encouraged to actively participate in growing our business by helping define best practices every day. It is in this spirit that we encourage you to explore this opportunity to join The Management Trust team.


The Grounds Maintenance Technician is primarily responsible for ensuring the community grounds are maintained to the highest quality standards and for upkeeping the general maintenance and repair of machinery, equipment, physical structures, etc. in common areas of the Association. This position plays a key role in the daily experience and wellbeing of internal and external homeowners, guests, and fellow employees.



  • Perform preventative maintenance on buildings and equipment in common areas
  • Paint common areas as directed by supervisor and perform touch-up painting of scratches and nicks as discovered in common areas, as well as to prevent corrosion
  • Perform minor appliance repair such as removal of dust, dirt, grease, and waste material from machines, as well as clean and lubricate machine parts such as shafts, pulleys, gears, and bearings
  • Clean lighting fixtures and replace bulbs as needed
  • Maintain clean decks, fences, railings, window screens, doors, and sidewalks (common areas only)
  • Clean gutters, down-spouts, and scuppers to maintain drainage with tie down's provided per OSHA standards
  • Inspect fire extinguishers for damage as required
  • Assist with fire pump testing as necessary
  • Monitor common area hallway HVAC performance
  • Test and log generator performance as required
  • Ensure exercise equipment is clean and in working order
  • Maintain trash and recycle bins located in common areas; use the trash compactor as necessary
  • Daily patrol of building exteriors, interiors, pool, and parking lots; perform litter and debris control; note safety, maintenance, and compliance issues and report them to supervisor as necessary
  • Maintain supply inventory and pertinent records of expenses as outlined by supervisor
  • Ensure sanitary standards by regularly cleaning the community room, and restrooms; restock items such as paper towels, toilet paper, and soap
  • Clean carpets, floors, elevator floors, window sills, and furniture in common areas
  • Maintain a clean work area, tools, and equipment
  • Other duties and special projects as assigned


  • Provide grass maintenance such as mowing, trimming, mechanical edging, fertilizing, mulching, dethatching, seeding
  • Provide ornamental plant care such as pruning, fertilizing, and transplanting
  • Provide tree care and maintenance such as canopy raising, pruning, and realignment
  • Use Integrated Pest Management (IPM) to control weeds and pests while limiting any potential impact on the surrounding environment; this may include identification, sheet mulching, mechanical/manual weed removal, and organic herbicide applications
  • Perform weekly, documented playground and greenbelt inspections
  • Assist with the maintenance of irrigation systems (i.e. repairs, modifications, and new installations)
  • Prioritize safety with every task; ensure proper training and tools are available before completing any responsibility, as well as request support when needed
  • Assist with maintenance of drainage systems and related components
  • Other duties and special projects as assigned


  • High School Diploma (or equivalent)
  • Experience in property maintenance - with generally between 3-5 years of experience
  • Proficiency in landscape management highly preferred - with generally between 1-2 years of experience; WSDA pesticide applicators licensed a big plus
  • Solid knowledge of Microsoft Outlook, Excel, and Word; intermediate skills a plus
  • Conflict resolution skills
  • Ability to meet deadlines and address time-sensitive issues
  • Superior multi-tasking skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Ability to provide high-level customer service with astute attention to detail and organization
  • Must be a team player
  • Ability to work independently and follow instructions with minimal supervision
  • Willing to learn Company process and procedures, and learn/use proprietary software
  • Adaptable and dependable with a solid attendance record
  • Professional and respectful demeanor with all internal and external customers


  • Must have and maintain a valid driver's license, vehicle insurance, and driving record in compliance with Company policy


  • Use standard office equipment, including: computer, phone, copier/scanner, etc.
  • Use standard maintenance equipment, including: vehicles, power equipment, hand tools, etc.
  • Relocate up to (50) pounds
  • Be stationary or in motion for periods of time
  • Able to perform outdoor work in all types of weather
  • Travel to and from offsite locations


  • None


  • Monday-Friday, hours will vary and will be under (30) hours per week
  • This position may require occasional long hours to meet business needs, including being available for emergency needs

The Management Trust is an Equal Opportunity employer. We celebrate and support diversity.

TMT reserves the right to modify this job description at any time based on business need.

Division TMT-05-WASHINGTON  
Location TALL FIRS  
EOE Statement We are an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We celebrate and support diversity.

The Management Trust reserves the right to modify any job description at any time based on business need.
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