Position title
Residential Maintenance Technician

The Residential Maintenance Technician is responsible for ongoing maintenance and repairs to residential units as well as to offices and public areas in the building(s). This position also includes preventive maintenance projects. The Residential Maintenance Technician may be asked to perform repairs at other properties owned and/or managed by Swords to Plowshares. The Residential Maintenance Technician will respond to after-hours emergencies. The Residential Maintenance Technician position is a full-time position under the supervision of the Property Manager.

There is an adjustment to the compensation package to allow for the housing component.  All employees receiving housing as part of their compensation are required to abide by the same Community Rules as the veterans who live in their buildings.

  • Follow all safety procedures as directed by the Property Manager
  • Perform maintenance duties for Swords to Plowshares properties including:
    • Plumbing: un-clog sinks, toilets, showers and tubs; repair/replace toilets/faucets
    • Electrical: repair/replace broken switches/plugs; replace smoke detectors
    • Carpentry: repair/replace damaged wood trim; make doors/windows operable (including sash cords); repair/replace door/window hardware
    • Glazing: replace broken door/window glass
    • Painting: exterior and interior
    • Telephone: relocated phone lines, replace telephone units
    • Drywall repair
    • Unit turn-around overflow
  • Process maintenance work orders through completion
  • Record work performed using the work order app
  • Assess material/supply needs, submit purchase requests or purchase supplies as needed
  • Assist janitorial staff in large scope projects and fill in for short-term absences
  • Other tasks as assigned such as moving furniture, water clean-up, grounds maintenance
  • Attend required Property Management and all-staff meetings and trainings
  • Assist property management with annual unit inspections as well as keeping the property and units in compliance physically according to SFHA HQS standards and the guidelines set forth in our lease agreement with the Presidio Trust
  • Ability to perform all essential functions as described within what would be considered reasonable accommodation
  • Five years (5) of experience with maintenance in a multi-unit property management setting
  • Translatable military experience and skills may be alternatively substituted
  • Consideration will be given to the applicant’s experience with preventive maintenance experience working in the affordable housing environment
  • Ability to work independently
  • Commitment to working on issues related to homelessness
  • Must be able to sit and stand for prolonged periods
  • Must be able to lift 100 lbs
  • Must have a valid current California driver’s license
  • Ability to assess and prioritize multiple tasks and demands
  • Ability to work within deadlines to complete projects and assignments
  • Ability to identify and recommend solutions to problems
  • Must be able to communicate effectively with a variety of personalities and be comfortable working with an at-risk client population, including embracing the agency’s Cultural Humility Initiative
Job Benefits

Compensation is based on a competitive public interest salary scale. Swords to Plowshares offers a generous benefits package including the following benefits:

  • Excellent medical and dental packages
  • 403(b) retirement plan with employer contribution
  • 17 vacation days in the first year
  • 12 holidays every year
  • Wellness program
Date posted
December 6, 2018
Valid through
December 31, 2019

This position is closed and no longer accepting applications.

Employment Type
Full-time, non-exempt
Job Location
San Francisco
Working Hours
Monday to Friday, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm; This position includes intermittent additional hours for emergency response availability, rotating on-call responsibilities for other Swords to Plowshares sites, with occasional weekend and evening meetings and work.

Please submit a thoughtful cover letter explaining your interest in Swords to Plowshares, where/how you found out about this career opportunity, and your salary requirement. Email the cover letter along with your resume to [email protected]

Please include the exact title for this position in the subject line of your email: Residential Maintenance Technician.

Position: Residential Maintenance Technician

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