Maintenance Technician
San Diego Housing Commission - San Diego, CA

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This is the full journey-level class in the maintenance class series that performs mechanical and electrical maintenance duties at Commission buildings and facilities requiredto ensure that all are maintained in a safe and effective working condition and provide the highest level of safety for Commission and public use. Incumbents are responsible for performing maintenance on Commission housing units, buildings, facilities, equipment and mechanical systems, identifying and diagnosing construction-related problems as well as equipment failures and repairs. Incumbents are expected to work independently and exercise judgment and initiative. This class is distinguished from the Maintenance Coordinator in that the latter is responsible for the overall maintenance program safety and quality assurance. It is further distinguished from the On-Site Property Manager in that the latter is responsible for the management and operations of the rental properties.

Examples of Essential Job Functions:
  • 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.
  • Performs maintenance on Commission buildings and facilities; repairs structures; repairs cabinets and counters; installs and repairs stairs; installs and repairs ceiling tiles, floor tiles, linoleum and/or carpet; repairs and patches roofs, paints and/or stains as necessary.
  • Performs minor maintenance on electrical systems; repairs and replaces light bulbs and electrical fixtures.
  • Performs installation and repairs on plumbing lines and fixtures; cleans plugged drains.
  • 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.
  • Assists in a variety of carpentry and building tasks for Commission facilities; may monitor contractor work.
  • Repairs and installs doors; makes minor repairs to cabinets, counter tops, window sashes and screens.
  • Repairs and installs locks; makes keys.
  • 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 in the maintenance and repair duties.
  • Reads and interprets technical manuals, sketches, diagrams, and blueprints to facilitate installation, servicing, repair, and replacement services and activities.
  • Inspects structures; recommends special work required or necessary facility maintenance.
  • Responds to emergency situations as necessary.
  • Operates light-duty equipment; inspects and services equipment to maintain proper operating and safety requirements.
  • Operates small trucks and performs utility duties such as loading, hauling and unloading of furniture, materials and supplies.
  • Maintains accurate manual and computerized logs and records of work performed and materials and equipment used; prepares reports (e.g., requisitions, accident reports, etc.) as required.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Typical Qualifications:
  • Perform semi-skilled work in carpentry, plumbing, roofing, painting, mechanical, heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and electrical trades.
  • Perform a variety of complex technical tasks in the maintenance and repair of Commission buildings and facilities.
  • Estimate necessary materials and equipment to complete assignments.
  • 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.
  • Accurately determine project material needs and recommend purchases.
  • 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 written records of work performed.
  • Understand and follow oral and written instructions.
  • Follow department policies and procedures related to assigned duties.
  • Make basic accurate arithmetic calculations.
  • Operate modern office equipment including computer equipment and software.
  • Organize own work, set priorities, and meet critical time deadlines.
  • Use English effectively to communicate in person, over the telephone, and in writing.
  • Use tact, initiative, prudence, and independent judgment within general policy, procedural, and legal guidelines.
  • Establish, maintain, and foster positive and harmonious working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

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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