Maintenance I

Job Code: 
Hillview Glen
San Jose
Number of Units: 
Type of Property: 
Tax Credit
Posting Date: 
Monday, June 9, 2014
Closing Date: 
Open Until Filled
Job Description: 


Performs light plumbing, light electrical, light carpentry, painting, sheet rock repair, refurbishing, irrigation, and common area cleaning in housing projects designed to provide low-income families, seniors, special users, or other eligible individuals with furnished or unfurnished housing in single or- multi-unit dwellings.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Efficiently and effectively schedules work order requests, adhering to maintenance priorities. Performs light plumbing work, irrigation, replacement of broken glass, tile, carpet, screens, garbage disposals, fixtures, appliances, draperies, locks, etc.; paints interior and exterior; performs carpentry work such as fitting doors, freeing windows, replacing and building shelves, sanding and refinishing floors, repair of concrete, masonry, roof, fencing, etc.

Assists in custodial work/cleaning of common areas, including sweeping, mopping, vacuuming, emptying trash, cleaning windows, etc. Assists in grounds work and limited extermination services when necessary.

Identifies and assesses problems and needs and communicates these to Property Manager.

Maintains congenial relationships with all residents; is professional and polite; communicates easily with residents using strong interpersonal skills. Is able to handle complaints/adversity with tact and diplomacy. Is understanding of and sensitive to cultural background, economic status, those with special needs, and adheres to Equal Housing Opportunity requirements.

Participates in an on-call emergency schedule for evening, weekend, and holiday coverage of the property and/or other properties. Maintains knowledge of water, gas meter cutoffs, all building and fixture cutoffs, sewer cleanouts and maps and diagrams of the property. Maintains security of property.

Under the general supervision of the Property Manager or Maintenance Technician II, maintains inventory of, places monthly orders for, picks up supplies and utilizes materials for maintenance and repair.

Periodically inspects building exterior and common areas, performing repairs and janitorial assistance as needed. Assists with scheduled annual unit inspections.

Refurbishes apartments prior to occupancy.

Maintains accurate records regarding preventative monthly maintenance on all equipment based on manufacturer recommendations or as required by housing regulations or codes.

Completes and maintains the YARDI maintenance program.


This job has no supervisory responsibilities.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/ or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable' individuals with disabilities to perform the essential a functions.


Two years experience in a maintenance environment.


Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to contribute to routine written reports and correspondence. Ability to communicate effectively with residents or employees of organization.


Ability tot add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent.


Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.


Must have reliable automobile transportation to transport heavy tools, materials and equipment from property to property, and a valid California Driver's License and insurance.


  • Demonstrated experience with preventive and on-going maintenance of a property
  • Ability to work with a minimum of supervision.
  • Attentive to detail. Desirable second language skills may vary site by site
  • Ability to learn the YARDI maintenance computer program


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; talk or hear; and taste or smell. The employee frequently is required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is regularly required to stand; walk; sit; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.

The employee must regularly lift and/ or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee frequently works in outside weather conditions and is frequently exposed to fumes or airborne particles. The employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts and in high, precarious places and is occasionally exposed to wet and/ or humid conditions, toxic or caustic chemicals, risk of electrical shock, and vibration.

The noise level in the work environment is typically moderate and occasionally loud.


This is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, efforts or working conditions associated with this job. While this job description is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job management reserves the right to revise the job or to require that other or different tasks be performed when circumstances change. This job description replaces all previous descriptions for this position.

eden housing does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, disability, familial status, national origin, or any other arbitrary basis.