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Maintenance Supervisor/Building Engineer in Seattle, WA at Pinnacle

Date Posted: 1/17/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Location: Aspira - res46141

Job Summary

The Maintenance Supervisor/Building Engineer provides maintenance support and is accountable for delivering on our commitments to our residents and mix-use tenants. Must respond to resident's service request and is instrumental in helping Pinnacle deliver superior customer service to our residents/tenants. Actively schedules and performs preventative maintenance, and records such activities. Oversight of mid-rise building, mix use features include: resident apartments, retail, medical, and parking space. Subject expert with state local and state building codes for fire, plumbing and structure repairs.

Essential Functions:

  • Performing move-out inspections, scheduling contractors, trades, coordinating with the Leasing Office and residents on unit turns.
  • Diagnosing and repairing residential, commercial HVAC and air make up units.
  • Supervisor overseeing maintenance employees and contractors; provide technical guidance, and training to co-workers. Offer excellent interpersonal skills and leading by example.
  • Experience within the construction field including: basic electrical, plumbing, roofing, framing, siding, and painting trades.
  • Interacting with contractors including retaining comparative bids, overseeing projects and conducting final inspections of completed contracts.
  • Budget planning and working within budget guidelines.
  • Leverage advanced skills to perform complex preventative maintenance and corrective repair of buildings, industrial systems, equipment and grounds.
  • Performs assigned repairs, emergency and preventative maintenance including responding to emergency calls.
  • Completes daily maintenance and repair records as required.
  • Review and ensures completion of assigned work orders.
  • Estimates time and materials needed to complete repair.
  • Orders necessary materials and supplies to complete all tasks.
  • Shop to get the best pricing on materials and labor.
  • Maintains an energy management program to ensure measures are taken to operate all systems in the most efficient manner to keep operating costs at a minimum.
  • Performs welding, carpentry, furniture assembly and locksmith tasks as needed.
  • Responds quickly to emergency situations, and summons additional assistance as needed.
  • Adhere to established policies related to the Fair Housing Act; conforms to all Federal, State, and local inspections on equipment and systems as required; and follows OSHA, EPA and NFPA guidelines and standards.
  • Performs duties as assigned in a timely manner.
  • Dresses per Pinnacle appearance standards.
  • Maintains and safeguards all company tools and equipment.
  • Make sound decisions consistent with the company’s Standard Operating Procedures to achieve results and deadlines.

Job Requirements


  • Knowledge of safe use of cleaning agents and equipment used to perform job duties
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
  • Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to prepare and interpret bar graphs.
  • Must be able to work any shift Sunday-Saturday to support the company's business needs.
  • Ability to respond to after-hours emergencies when needed.
  • Ability to work an “On-Call” shift.
  • Ability to make sound decision and communicate effectively to residents, tenants, and contractors.
  • Ability to demonstrate project management skills to ensure tasks are completed on schedule.
  • Ability to resolve residents’ concerns while maintaining a friendly and professional demeanor.
  • Ability to identify potential harmful unsafe practices, to include procedures within the mechanical structure of the building.
  • Ability to work with the retail service team to protect the building from unsafe practices.
  • Have a full understanding of Kansas Building Codes for Fire, Plumbing and structure repairs.


  • High School, Vocation Training Certification or equivalent.
  • Minimum of 3-5 years’ experience within Multi-Family communities, high rise, hotel or commercial building.
  • Previous basic plumbing, electrical, mechanical, drywall repairs, carpentry, and pool/spa maintenance experience; and HVAC knowledge and EPA certification.
  • Experience in High-Rise Building Systems and Building Maintenance, 5 years or more.


  • Must possess a valid Driver's License.
  • Pool certification required where applicable.
  • CPO if required by city or state.
  • EPA 608 - Minimum of Type II or Universal recommended.