Camden's Maintenance Apprentice Program provides an exceptional gateway into one of the nation's top multi-family management organizations. Camden will immerse each apprentice in the daily maintenance operations at one of our premier communities. Apprentices will be under the supervision of a seasoned Camden maintenance supervisor and paired with an outstanding property management team to achieve hands-on maintenance skills and exposure to the phenomenal Camden culture. Each apprentice will learn and put into practice all facets of residential maintenance functions, customer service strategies, and community policies and procedures. Upon completion of the 6-12 week program apprentices will be evaluated and, if deemed qualified, have the opportunity to be hired as a full-time employee in a maintenance role with Camden. Regardless, apprentices will gain valuable experience in all aspects of maintenance including, but not limited to:
Appliance Repair & Troubleshooting
Electric Repair & Troubleshooting
Plumbing Repair & Troubleshooting
Basics of Refrigeration Cycle
HVAC Repair & Troubleshooting
Apartment Make Readies
Camden Culture and Management Philosophy
Policies and Procedures
Taking requests, comments and concerns and resolving them quickly
Answering potential resident questions
Candidates must be enrolled in, or have recently completed, an HVAC/CAMT program or have equivalent residential maintenance experience
Demonstrate basic knowledge of technical skills as it relates to apartment maintenance
And here's the fine print HR wants you to know:
Will be exposed to constant activity that requires intermittent standing, bending, crouching, pushing/pulling, climbing ladders/stairs, walking on rooftops, lifting/moving/carrying light to heavy weight material/appliances/equipment up to 50 lbs. and using the dolly/buddy system for equipment over 50 lbs.
Requires manual dexterity sufficient to operate small-motorized equipment (i. e., repetitive hand/wrist, gripping and elbow motion)
Must have normal range of hearing, vision, color discrimination and depth perception for proper operation of machines and equipment
Will be exposed to some low to medium level noise when using machinery or power tools
Must be able to complete tasks wearing appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) (i.e., goggles, masks, gloves, etc.)
Will be exposed on a regular basis to outdoor environment (i.e., heat, cold, damp, rain, etc.).
Hazards can be minimized with proper lifting techniques, SDS and general safety training, and wearing appropriate PPE
Must be able to read and write in English at intermediate level to read diagrams, meters, instructions, etc.
Must be able to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions and plans
Deals with standardized situations with occasional or no deviations from standard procedures
Requires public contact and excellent interpersonal skills
Attendance and punctuality is essential for success in this position
Contact your HR team for the position's Physical Demands Analysis
This job description is not an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities. Camden may add or change responsibilities in order to meet business and organizational needs. Employees must meet qualification standards that are job-related and consistent with business necessity and must be able to perform the essential functions of the position, with or without reasonable accommodations.
Camden Property Trust is one of the largest publicly traded multifamily companies in the U.S. Operating as a Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT), we own, develop, acquire, sell and manage apartment communities in 15 major markets. Camden has more than 1,800 employees across the country and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.
Camden has been recognized by FORTUNE® Magazine as one of the "100 Best Companies to Work For" in the country! We are the only multifamily company to ever be included on FORTUNE's famous list. We are committed to the growth and success of everyone we work with, which is the foundation for building focused, effective teams and creating an exciting and impactful work environment. Our shared values (including our commitment to fun!) make Camden an industry-leader and one of the nation’s best employers.