Job Description


Harbor View is seeking a Porter. Harbor View is an affordable community located in Cadillac, MI with 131 units

The Porter is responsible for the overall upkeep of the property's public areas, common areas, exteriors, vacant units, model units, floor care, and trash removal. The position also assists with litter pick-up, sidewalk cleaning, and snow removal, as well as some maintenance and cleaning duties. The position reports to the Maintenance Supervisor (properties with over 300 units) or Property Manager.

Essential Functions

To accomplish this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform, with or without reasonable accommodation, each essential function satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to help enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Read and carry out work orders and requests promptly, thoroughly, and efficiently.

  • Carry out cleaning schedules and functions.

  • Performs necessary inspections of exteriors, units, equipment, and systems to determine cleaning needed.

  • Performs necessary inspections of grounds, parking, and fields to determine work needed.

  • Perform a variety of grounds keeping functions.

  • Record work, cleaning, and improvements performed.

  • Inventory, care for and maintain cleaning products, equipment, materials, and other supplies owned by the property and/or the management company.

  • Report unusual or extraordinary circumstances regarding the property or residents.

  • Diagnose issues, replace or repair parts, test and make adjustments, and report those and any unusual situations to proper supervision.

  • Perform a variety of cleaning functions.

  • Use a variety of hand and power tools in performing duties.

  • Apply chemicals.

  • Operate and comply with OSHA (Occupational Safety & Health Act) standards and company safety policies at all times. Maintain clean and orderly work areas.

  • Maintain the required uniform and ensuring a professional appearance and courteous attitude at all times.

  • Assume other duties and responsibilities as may be delegated.

  • This position requires regular and predictable attendance as an essential function of the job.

    Qualifications Experience & Education

  • High school education or equivalent.

  • 1 year of experience working in maintenance, custodial or grounds keeping role in any industry preferred.

  • Ability to read English language sufficiently to understand written work orders and instructions is required.

  • Possess basic troubleshooting skills and able to identify and repair defective system components.

    Grooming & Uniform

  • Must maintain a neat, clean, and well-groomed appearance. Distinctive uniform must be worn at all times while on duty.

    Physical Demands

  • N (Not Applicable) Activity is not applicable to this position.

  • O (Occasionally) Position requires this activity up to 33% of the time (0 - 2.5+ hrs/day)

  • F (Frequently) Position requires this activity from 33% - 66% of the time (2.5 - 5.5+ hrs/day)

  • C (Constantly) Position requires this activity more than 66% of the time (5.5+ hrs/day)

    Physical Demands



    Stand - C

    Grasp - C

    10 lbs or less - C

    12 lbs or less - C

    Walk - C

    Reach Outward - C

    11-20 lbs - C

    13-25 lbs C

    Manually Manipulate - C

    Reach Above Shoulder - C

    21-50 lbs - C

    26-40 lbs C

    Sit - C

    Speak - C

    51-100 lbs - O

    41-100 lbs O

    Climb - C

    Crawl - C

    Over 100 lbs - N

    Squat or Kneel - C

    Bend - C

    Other Physical Requirements:

    Vision - C

    Comfortable working with heights up to 25 feet.

    Ability to wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) - Hearing Protection

    Work Environment

    Work is performed indoors and outdoors in a residential setting with regular exposure to cold, heat, noise, people, and equipment

    EOE/Disabled/Veterans Statement

    We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. Each applicant for employment is considered solely on the basis of job qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, age, disability, national origin, veteran status, or any other classification protected by law.

    Background Check Process

    The information in your resume and application, including employment history, educational history, and credentials/certifications, are subject to verification.


    This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the associate for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

    The employee is expected to conduct all business in accordance with our Company Team Promises. Policies and procedures, employee handbook, and following Fair Housing laws(both federal and local), Americans with Disabilities Act, Fair Credit Reporting Act, OSHA, National Labor Relations Act, and all other laws pertaining to the multi-family industry.

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