Oct 12, 2022

Service/Maintenance Technician

  • Shea Properties
  • San Jose, CA, USA
Full-time Management - Engineering Technician - General Maintenance or Service Technician - Preventive Maintenance

Job Description

Shea Properties – Find Awesome.

Shea Properties is always looking for talented people who are interested in beginning or continuing their careers in real estate. With a portfolio that includes 10,000 apartment units and 6 million square feet of commercial space in California, Colorado and Washington—and an amazing pipeline of future projects—Shea Properties can help you find your awesome. Our associates love the collaborative, supportive, family-friendly work environment. Our leadership team encourages input at all levels and embodies Shea’s Core Values of Honesty and Integrity, Respect for Others, Teamwork and Competitive Spirit. Learn more about us on WORKWITHSHEA.com and follow the VIEW ALL JOBS link to apply.


The Service (Maintenance) Technician is responsible for the day-to-day maintenance of the apartment community in accordance with Shea Properties standards, policies and procedures.  The Service Technician performs general and preventative maintenance repairs. 

 Job Duties

  • Follows all safety procedures and regulations
  • Performs specific carpentry, plumbing, painting, electrical, appliance repair, HVAC, masonry and other general maintenance duties in accordance with Company standards and local city, state and federal building codes when applicable. May repair/maintain various property emergency and security systems.
  • Performs maintenance service requests (work orders) for the apartment community and completes related paper work in a competent, professional and courteous manner.
  • Performs scheduled maintenance turnover work, using appropriate safety equipment.
  • Performs scheduled preventative maintenance in accordance with the community’s preventative maintenance program.
  • Under the direction of the Service Manager, organizes parts and materials required for maintenance service requests and plans maintenance work in advance to ensure efficient completion of all maintenance work.
  • Assists in maintaining inventory by properly monitoring and recording inventory items.
  • Maintains all storage facilities, equipment and the maintenance workshop in a neat and orderly working condition.
  • Regularly provides information to the Property Management Staff regarding safety concerns and the general appearance of the community.
  • Retrieves and dispenses of any visible trash or garbage on the property in route to work assignments.
  • Participates in on call maintenance.
  • Provides and maintains his/ her own hand tools customarily used in the industry and building trades.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.  Actual job duties and responsibilities may vary depending on the size of the community. 

 Technical/Professional Knowledge (Knowledge/Skills, Education, and Experience)

  • Perform maintenance related tasks.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Provide exceptional customer service.
  • Operate hand tools.
  • Knowledge of Safety procedures.
  • Basic computer skills and be able to create and close out work orders preferred.

Work Environment 

The Service (Maintenance) Technician works on-site at an apartment community and interfaces with external/internal customers, residents, and vendors on a regular basis. The position work schedule varies depending on the property.  Hours are usually scheduled from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. or 9:00 a.m – 6:00 p.m. and are typically scheduled to work a weekend day (Sat and/or Sun).  Must be available to work over-time as needed and work on-call schedule.  The Service Technician should be flexible with availability depending on the needs of the property. Must be able to travel as needed, 10-15% of the time.

Physical Requirements 

The Service (Maintenance) Technician physical condition must be sufficient for the consistent and successful completion of the specific responsibilities defined for this position and for his/her performance to be in complete conformance with all professional standards defined for this position.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, sit, use hands, reach with hands and arms, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl, talk, and hear.  May be required to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and operate power tools.  Must be able to occasionally drive during the course of work.

 Shea Properties is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, disability, or Vietnam era, or other eligible veteran status, or any other protected factor.


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