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Job title: Temp to Hire Maintenance Technician
Job location: San Antonio, TX 78204 United States
Requisition code:
Date posted: 01/22/14
Job type: Temporary
Compensation: $23,296.00

Job Classification

Job Category:Other

Job Description

Job description:
The Maintenance Technician, under the supervision of the Maintenance Supervisor or Property Manager, is responsible for the 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.

Note: This is temp-to-hire (TTH) opportunity. Candidate's work performance, skills, abilities, and attendance will be evaluated during the first 90 days of temporary employment. Candidates that successfully meet the performance measures will be offered an opportunity for full-time employment with SAHA as a Maintenance Technician; provided that a vacant Maintenance Technician position is available and all pre-employment requirements are met.

DISCLAIMER: This job posting does not guarantee full-time employment with the San Antonio Housing Authority. This position specification is not an employment agreement or contract. Management has the exclusive right to alter this position specification at any time, without notice.

Essential functions require presence in the workplace on a regular basis: in order to accomplish this, 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.

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the San Antonio Housing Authority will make reasonable accommodation to the known disability of a qualified applicant or employee to enable people with disabilities to enjoy equal employment opportunities, if it would not impose an “undue hardship” on the operation of the employer’s business.

Job Requirements

Education, training, experience:

•High School Diploma or GED.

•Three (3) years of experience in general maintenance and upkeep of physical structures.
•Texas Class “C” driver’s license at the time of placement and be insurable by the Housing Authority’s liability and fleet insurance carrier.

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


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


•Applications will be reviewed for relevant experience, education, and training. Applications must be detailed and complete for proper evaluation. The best-qualified applicants may be required to complete further testing, which may consist of any combination of written, oral, or performance examinations.


As a state-chartered agency, SAHA is committed to maintaining the highest of ethical standards. Applicants selected for employment are expected to perform work responsibilities with the highest degree of integrity, professionalism and honesty, to merit the respect of our co-workers, clients, partners, vendors and the general public. Applicants selected for employment are also expected to serve the public with dedication, concern, courtesy and responsiveness.


The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

This position specification is not an employment agreement or contract. Management has the exclusive right to alter this position specification at any time, without notice.

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