Maintenance Technician - San Antonio Housing Authority

Corporate Office San Antonio, TX
  • $28K Annual Salary
  • Full Time
  • Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, 401K / Retirement
  • Employer Fairly Likely to Respond

Maintenance Technician

Salary $27,872.00 Annually

Location San Antonio, TX

Job Type Full-Time

Department Public HousingJob 


The Maintenance Technician, under the supervision of the Maintenance Supervisor, is responsible for repairs and maintenance of physical structures such as office buildings and apartment units using hand tools and power tools. This position performs routine tasks related to the maintenance, repairs and modifications of buildings, equipment and common areas as requested. Operates and maintains approved power tools and light mechanical equipment. Performs basic painting, carpentry, electrical and plumbing repair work of average difficulty in response to service requests and conducts inspections of apartments.

Examples of Duties

The position duties and responsibilities listed below describe the general nature and scope of work. Other responsibilities, duties, and skills may be required and assigned, as needed. These essential functions require presence in the workplace on a regular basis and regular attendance must be maintained.

  • Troubleshoots repairs or replaces wiring and parts for electrical outlets, switches, light fixtures, breaker switches/fuses and fittings (e.g. leaky faucets, clogged drain and sewer lines, damaged toilets, sinks and water cutoffs).

  • Performs carpentry, electrical and plumbing repair work of average difficulty in response to service.

  • Maintains grounds by picking up litter, watering grass and plants, sweeping sidewalks and parking lots, raking leaves and cultivating plants.

  • Scrapes, sands and/or apply cleaning agents by hand to prepare interior walls/ceilings for painting and may paint prepared surfaces with brush/roller.

  • Performs make ready maintenance and cleans/disinfects commodes, sinks, bathtubs, walls, rest rooms, water fountains and replenishes rest room supplies to enhance sanitary conditions.

  • Makes minor electrical, plumbing and carpentry repairs by replacing  wall outlets, unstopping clogged drains and replacing doorknobs.

  • Assists skilled technicians in making major repairs.    

  • Operates electric buffer, vacuum cleaners and other similar equipment  in order to clean floors by sweeping, scrubbing, waxing, buffing, shampooing carpets and vacuuming carpets.

  • Dusts and polishes furniture, woodwork and shelving, and empties and cleans wastebaskets, ashtrays and windows to enhance housing quality standards.

  • Operates gasoline powered equipment such as power washers, blowers, weed-eaters, ect.

  • Uses manual strength and appliance dolly to set up tables and chairs according to simple diagrams for resident activities and to remove and/or install appliances, such as refrigerators and cook stoves.

  • May be required to perform work for SAHA outside of regular work schedule and to include but not limited to On Call scheduling.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Education and Experience:


  • High School Diploma or GED

  • Twelve(12) months of experience in general maintenance and upkeep of physical structures.

  • Basic Computer Literacy. Knowledge of the use of Google Gmail or other similar email system.  Basic keyboarding and computer mouse skills. Knowledge of desktop PC. Ability to use Android cell phone or mobile device to process work orders, inspections, take photos and upload to Google drive software.  Ability to maintain complex passwords or mobile device security code confidential and available for access to business devices.    

  • Successful completion of a criminal history background check, education and work history verification and drug screening test. 

Preferred Requirements:

  • Associates Degree in social services, business management, management and or related field.

  • Certification (MT Permit) through the City of San Antonio for Electrical Maintenance.

  • Experience with accessing customer portal for access to benefits and business intranet. Understanding of how to connect to Wi-Fi networks.   

License and Certifications: 

  • Texas Class "C" driver's license at the time of placement and be insurable by the Housing Authority's liability and fleet insurance carrier.

  • Pass all appropriate components of the gas operator training within the first year of employment and meet any renewal requirements.

  • Obtain required MT Certification order to perform electrical maintenance within 18 months (depending on availability).

  • Certificate for Apartment Maintenance Technicians (CAMT) within 18 months of employment (depending on availability) 

  • Must have the ability to earn certifications as required by assigned tasks.

Technical Skills:

To perform this job successfully, the employee should have:

  • Understands the Mission, Vision, and Values of the agency, and directs work within these guiding principles and operational framework.

  • Knowledge of building construction practices and terminology. 

  • Knowledge of standard safety and health program rules, including fire prevention.

  • Knowledge of and skills to employ techniques used in the maintenance and repair of residential buildings and equipment.

  • Ability to read schematics, prints or as-built drawings, and troubleshoot problems.

  • Ability to work at heights and/or in crawl spaces.

  • Ability to operate hand tools and approved power tools.

  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions.

  • Ability to work harmoniously and respectfully with staff, residents and the public.

  • Ability to communicate effectively with customers and employees.

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