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Essex Property Trust, Inc.

Redevelopment Construction Technician

San Mateo, CA

Essex offers a comprehensive benefits package that reflects how much we value our associates and their families:For regular full-time associates regularly scheduled to work at least thirty (30) hours per week:• Medical, Dental, Pre-tax flex plan, Basic life insurance, Supplemental life, Short- and long-term disability, Accidental death insurance plans.For part-time and full-time associates:• Employer-matching 401(k) plan that offers financial planning and independent brokerage services.• Wellness Program, 24-hour Employee Assistance, Service awards and Paid time-off.

POSITION SUMMARY:    
Essex Property Trust, Inc. is a fully integrated real estate investment trust (REIT) that acquires, develops, redevelops and manages multifamily properties in selected West Coast communities.   We are seeking an experienced renovation professional to be a member of an in-house renovation team in the remodeling of apartment interiors. This role will require a deep knowledge of interior construction means and methods. The role will participate as part of a team in renovation efforts on multiple properties and have an active role in construction activities, procuring material, scheduling with the property/operations, interacting with city officials/inspectors, reporting status, and communicating with supervisors. This role will also require experience reading construction plans, getting permits, and a working knowledge of MS Excel, Word and Outlook.    

PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Participate as a member of an on-site construction team actively involved in day to day interior renovation activities.
- Fundamental knowledge in most areas of residential construction including but not limited to:
- On-site installation of cabinets, doors, door hardware and cabinet re-face. - Installation and repair of laminate countertops. (Tile and stone experience preferable)
- Plumbing fixture installation of sinks, faucets, disposals, angle stop valves, toilets and bathtubs.
- Electrical fixture installation of light fixtures, ceiling fans, outlets, GFCI and light switches
- Ability to prep and paint using paint sprayer, rollers, paint brush and masker.
- Knowledge of hanging drywall, small patch repairs, texture, mud and tape.
- Finish carpentry installation of door casings, bi-fold doors, by-pass doors, passage doors, and baseboards.
- Interact with material vendors and any sub-contractors to assure timely renovation execution and quality of work. Monitor work to assure all work follows plan, contract, scope of work, etc.
- Participate in material and supply management for renovation and any activities related to the team which can include work site and vehicle management.
- Participate in project meetings with construction manager and any other relevant parties at frequent intervals to discuss problems, progress, and coordination of work.
- Provide daily and weekly status of work and maintain high level of communication to Construction Manager and other corporate liaisons via phone, email and memo/ letter.
- Knowledge of equipment operating policies and procedures to ensure safety. Conduct monthly equipment checks to ensure equipment is functioning properly.
- Compliance with company standards as defined in the Policies and Procedure Manual and applicable laws, e.g. Fair Housing, Landlord Tenant, OSHA, and EEOC.

Qualifications:
- The candidate must be able to work independently and have great interpersonal and communication skills; possess strong project scheduling skills; familiar with construction; and some working knowledge with MS Excel, MS Word, MS Outlook (use iPhone)
- High school diploma or equivalent.
- 2 years’ experience working in interior residential construction or related field. - Strong verbal and written communication skills, knowledge of business correspondence.
- Be able to read a tape measure, read blue prints, understand basic math, and understand fractions and decimals.
- Possess good time management skills. For example; be able to handle a wide variety of tasks and demands in a timely and safe manner.
- Must possess good organizational skills by keeping daily work schedules current to make sure projects are completed on time and under allotted budget.
- Maintain a clean and professional appearance, practice safe work procedures and maintain a clean working environment at all times.
- Basic computer skills, including working knowledge of Outlook, Word, and Excel.
- Valid Driver’s License and ability to travel to multiple sites required.

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