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Job Title: Handyman

Type: Field Operations

Pay: $20/hour with benefits and performance bonus

Working hours: 9AM to 6PM Monday-Saturday (Chicago time)


We are looking for a skilled Handyman to perform a variety of maintenance and repair tasks at our Section 8 properties in South Side Chicago. The Handyman will be responsible for addressing tenant maintenance requests, conducting routine inspections, and ensuring that properties are in compliance with Section 8 regulations. This role is essential to maintaining our properties’ integrity and tenant satisfaction.


  • Maintenance and Repairs: Perform various maintenance and repair tasks, including plumbing, electrical, HVAC, carpentry, and general maintenance.
  • Tenant Maintenance Requests: Respond promptly to tenant maintenance requests, assess the issues, and resolve them efficiently and effectively.
  • Routine Inspections: Conduct routine property inspections to identify maintenance needs and address them proactively.
  • Safety and Compliance: Ensure that all maintenance and repairs are carried out in compliance with Section 8 regulations and safety standards.
  • Emergency Response: Be available for after-hours and emergency maintenance calls when necessary.
  • Supply Management: Maintain an organized inventory of maintenance and repair supplies and equipment.
  • Documentation: Maintain accurate records of maintenance and repair activities, including expenses and time spent on each task.
  • Communication: Communicate effectively with tenants, property management, and contractors to coordinate maintenance activities.
  • Maintain a positive and professional demeanor at all times


  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • 1-2 years of handyman experience
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Strong problem-solving skills


  • Competitive salary and benefits package
  • Opportunity to work for a growing company
  • Chance to make a difference in the lives of others

Mandatory requirements:

  • Own a reliable car 
  • Valid driver license
  • Knowledge of plumbing, electrical, HVAC, carpentry, and general maintenance

We understand that there’s no such thing as a perfect candidate. Above all else, we’re looking for people who are passionate and determined, and who are excited to face the challenges of a rapidly growing startup. Kettle & Oak is a place where you can grow exponentially, and we encourage you to apply to us even if you don’t 100% match the exact candidate description.

About Kettle & Oak

Kettle & Oak is a new type of property management company. Our mission is to help landlords better manage their properties and tenants.

We’re serving hundreds of landlords and investors around the world and growing quickly. We take a lot of pride in providing an exceptional customer experience and a product people love.

We’re a distributed team working from around the world – Chicago, Toronto, Karachi, Lahore, and many more.

We are committed to creating an inclusive workplace that values diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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