Job Type

Full Time




San Francisco
United States




937 CLAY

Job Summary: The Maintenance position provides building tenants with a well-maintained environment by performing maintenance repairs and custodial duties in areas including, but not limited to: plumbing, carpentry, electrical, painting and mechanical systems. This position involves extensive interaction with on-site staff and tenants, as well as vendors and contractors. 

Status: Full-time; Nonexempt

Location: Chinatown neighborhood, San Francisco

Hours: Tuesday through Friday, and Sunday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Salary: DOE; Comprehensive benefits

The Organization: A private non-profit founded in 1977, Chinatown Community Development Center believes in a comprehensive vision of community. We manage 25 affordable housing buildings serving over 2,800 low-income seniors, single adults, formerly homeless adults, and families of diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds in San Francisco’s Chinatown, Tenderloin, Western Addition, and Polk Gulch neighborhoods. We also build housing, develop grassroots leadership, and engage low-income residents and youth. Our employees are passionate about the mission; thrive in a family organizational culture; and embody values of empowerment, teamwork, and compassion. Chinatown CDC serves a diverse population and is committed to hiring practices that provide culturally competent services. We encourage people of color to apply.

Job Responsibilities:

• Meet with Supervisor or Property Manager to get work schedules and assignments

• Examine problems as outlined on work orders and assess/troubleshoot reported issues

• Perform building repairs by responding to problems such as, but not limited to: boiler malfunctions, water leaks, sprinkler set-offs, clogged drains or pipes, broken light fixtures, and ground fault interrupters

• Complete all work orders as assigned

• Turn around tenant units in accordance with Property Management policy

• On call on a rotating basis (depending on portfolio) for all building emergencies

• Log all information or duties performed on work order request forms

• Repair appliances such as: washers, dryers, vacuum cleaners, stoves, refrigerators, and HVAC

• Change lock systems as directed

• Assist Maintenance Supervisor or Property Manager with daily inspections of the common areas for safety hazards or code violations

• Assist Property Manager with annual unit inspections

• Perform monthly inspections of Emergency Lights and Exits

• Perform custodial duties as needed

• Maintain work area in orderly condition

Knowledge, Skills, and Experience:

• Ability to use all janitorial equipment including, but not limited to: carpet shampooer, floor buffer and vacuum

• Ability to use all basic maintenance equipment including, but not limited to: power tools (i.e. saws, drills, sanders, grinders, etc.) and hand tools (i.e. hammers, wrenches, etc)

• Knowledge of how to safely do the job of a Maintenance Technician of a building (proper use of ladders, preventing floor slippage, and trip hazards)

• Ability to troubleshoot and prioritize work

• Capacity to work independently and exercise own judgment

• Good problem-solving skills

• Flexibility to adjust to changing situations and work conditions

• Ability to work with people of diverse economic, social and ethnic backgrounds

• Basic knowledge of CAL/OSHA and MSDS

• Good verbal and written communication skills

• Ability to change lock systems

Minimum Qualifications:

• Two (2) years of building maintenance and/or construction experience

• One (1) year experience in plumbing, carpentry, painting, electrical and mechanical systems

• Prior experience with housing 

Preferred Qualifications:

• Bilingual in Chinese and English

• Knowledge of CAL/OSHA and MSDS

• Prior experience with housing or nonprofit organizations

• Familiarity with diverse neighborhoods

• Maintenance and construction training classes, licenses, and certificates

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement