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Ames, IA 50010


Pierce Education Properties, a dynamic premier Student Housing Management Company, is an established leader in the national management of luxurious student housing apartment communities corporately based in San Diego, California. We are seeking talented, motivated, and growth-minded individuals dedicated to represent our team at South Duff Apartments.

South Duff Apartments is seeking a Porter for student housing located in Ames, IA.




The Porter primary function is to ensure the pleasing appearance of the apartment property.  The Porter completes service requests promptly, performs routine rounds of the property, assesses condition of recreational facilities, completes or assists with various projects.  The Porter completes assignments in a residential setting; therefore, good communication and customer service skills are necessary at all times. 



  • Report any needed repairs immediately to supervisor (such as leaky faucets or toilets, loose tile, broken window panes, missing nuts or screws, etc.).
  • Maintain cleanliness and organization of common areas grounds.
  • Prompt response to all service calls, including any applicable resident or staff request as needed.
  • Maintains effective organization, layout, cleanliness, security, upkeep and maintenance of all storage closets and facilities.
  • Maintains constant awareness of safety issues, (i.e. broken glass, frayed electrical cords, leaks, broken locks and suspicious persons). Reports all safety incidents to on-duty supervisor.
  • Safely set up and operate machine tools such as a golf cart, power washer, leaf blower, and other operating tools.
  • Assist the Maintenance Supervisor in completing power washing and snow removal as needed
  • Climbing, bending, stooping, reaching, walking, and standing for extended periods of time are required.  Work may involve lifting or carrying objects, some relatively heavy, as a semi-regular part of the job.  Must not have any limitations of motions, and vision and hearing should be rated as acceptable such that the individual would be able to obtain a driver’s license.
  • Assist with maintenance requests as needed
  • Any other duties assigned by Maintenance Supervisor.


·         Authorized to work in the United States

·         Willingness to learn new skills or approaches to responsibilities.

·         Strong problem solving skills

·         Great customer service skills

  • Good verbal and written communication skills and a demonstrated ability to read and comprehend written (English) and oral (English) instructions are required. 
  • Possession of basic tools required for proficient job performance.
  • Ability to work independently and exercise sound judgement
  • Ability to meet attendance schedule and prompt arrival
  • Ability to resolve problems/conflicts and interact well with residents and staff
  • Maintain professional appearance and demeanor at all times
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule that may include evenings, weekends and holidays
  • Must be able to work in a variety of weather conditions (rain, wind, snow, heat)
  • Must be able to repetitively lift, push, pull & carry up to 15lbs, frequently up to 25 lbs and occasionally up to 75 lbs.
  • Must be able to twist, bend and squat frequently; kneel or crawl occasionally; infrequently climb a ladder
  • Must be able to perform repetitive hand & arm movements, pushing and pulling and simple grasping frequently; squeezing, overhead reaching & fine manipulation occasionally


Primary Location: Ames, IA

Organization: South Duff Apartments

Job Level: Part-time

Department: Maintenance

Benefits provided
401K Match 401K Plan Dental Insurance Health Insurance Life Insurance Optical Insurance Paid Vacations
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