Maintenance Technician (Handyman)
San Diego Housing Commission - San Diego, CA

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Performs handyman or maintenance duties at Commission buildings and facilities to ensure safe and effective working condition of each property. Maintenance is performed on Commission housing units, buildings, facilities, equipment and mechanical systems. Identifies and diagnoses construction-related problems and equipment failures and repairs. Work is performed independently. This position reports to the On-Site Property Manager who is responsible for the management and operations of the rental properties.

Examples of Essential Job Functions:

Examples of ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS (Illustrative Only)
Management reserves the rights to add, modify, change, or rescind the work assignments of different positions and to make reasonable accommodations so that qualified employees can perform the essential functions of the job.
  • Uses basic carpentry skills to hang doors; install drapery rods, towel rods; repair sticking doors; repair stair treads; replace closet door floor guide; seal exterior nail holes and install unit numbers on exterior of building.
  • Uses basic electrical skills to tests and/or replaces light switches, GFI and outlet receptacles; tests and replaces circuit breakers; replaces starters and ballasts on fluorescent lighting.
  • Uses basic plumbing skills to repair leaky faucets and toilets; unclog toilets and drains; check garbage disposal collars and drain connections; caulks wet areas.
  • Uses basic locksmith skills to rekey locks and replace or repair broken door locks. Makes keys.
  • Uses basic HVAC skills to inspect refrigerator and stove gaskets for cracks.
  • Repairs or replaces ceramic floor tiles and countertop tiles.
  • Repairs drywall, patches holes or gouges; textures, primes and paints corner beam.
  • Patches roof and flashings; repairs cracked window glass; inspects and installs weather-stripping; repairs and/or replaces rollers on sliding doors and screens.
  • Performs quality assurance on work completed by contractors for work such as landscaping, trash collection, and pest control.
  • Locates and marks shut-offs on gas and electrical; inspects safety equipment such as smoke detectors, carbon monoxide monitors and fire extinguishers.
  • Performs duties to make a vacant unit ready for occupancy in accordance with required timeline and other vendor coordination.
  • Performs basic troubleshooting, diagnoses, maintenance, and repairs on gas and electrical household appliances, recommends their replacement, and installs household appliances including ranges, refrigerators, dishwashers, and garbage disposals.
  • Makes adjustments to heating and air conditioning equipment (HVAC), including preventative maintenance; inspects, cleans and replaces filters; operates controls on cooling and heating units; greases and changes belts.
  • Inspects units for tenant housekeeping responsibilities; inspects structures for necessary facility maintenance; reports to Property Manager.
  • Operates light-duty equipment; inspects and services equipment to maintain proper operating and safety requirements.
  • Maintains accurate computerized logs and work orders; prepares typed reports (e.g., requisitions, accident reports, etc.) as required.
  • Plans assigned work projects; prepares estimates of time and materials needed to perform assigned repairs and maintenance; ensures adequate materials and supplies are available for proper performance of maintenance work; assists in requisitioning and maintaining inventory of equipment, tools, parts, and supplies used.
  • Conducts self in a professional manner with the highest integrity in all interactions with tenants, staff and the public to provide the best representation of the Housing Commission.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Adheres to all safety requirements and standards.

Typical Qualifications:

Knowledge of:
  • Principles, practices, methods, equipment, materials, and tools used in maintenance and repair of Commission buildings and facilities .
  • Principles, theories, and standard practices of several maintenance trades as they apply to maintenance and repair of structures, machinery, and equipment.
  • Surface preparation and application of paints appro­priate to different internal and external surfaces.
  • Operation and maintenance of a wide variety of hand, power and shop tools and equipment common to the fields of electrical, plumbing, carpentry and related building trades.
  • Applicable Federal, State, and local laws, regulatory codes, ordinances, and procedures relevant to assigned area of responsibility.
  • Occupational hazards and safety equipment and practices related to the work.
  • Ability to use a cell phone, iPad, Microsoft Outlook and Yardi software.
  • Basic math and English writing skills (spelling, vocabulary, grammar, and punctuation) required.
  • Application of safe driving rules and practices; maintenance of a valid driver’s license and insurability.
  • Techniques for providing a high level of customer service by effectively dealing with the public, vendors, contractors, and Commission staff.

Ability to:
  • Perform semi-skilled work in carpentry, plumbing, roofing, painting, mechanical, heating, ventilation, air conditioning, locksmith and electrical trades.
  • Estimate necessary materials and equipment to complete assignments .
  • Estimate and communicate time required to complete required tasks.
  • Identify building maintenance needs and take corrective actions.
  • Perform duties in a manner to maximize public safety.
  • Operate a variety of vehicular and stationary mechanical equipment in a safe and effective manner.
  • Safely and effectively use and operate hand tools, mechanical equipment, power tools, and light to medium equipment required for the work.
  • Maintain tools and equipment in a clean working condition providing for proper security.
  • Correctly interpret and apply the policies, procedures, laws, and regulations pertaining to assigned programs and functions.
  • Read, interpret, and apply a wide variety of technical information from manuals, drawings, specifications, layouts, blueprints, and schematics.
  • Maintain accurate logs, records, and basic electronic records of work performed.
  • Understand and follow oral and written instructions.

Education and Experience:

Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth (12 th ) grade and two (2) years of experience in a semi-skilled apartment maintenance, building and/or construction trade.

Licenses and Certifications:
Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid California Driver’s License by time of appointment.

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