The John Stewart Company

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Lead Maintenance Technician - 1585 Studios & Homebase Homes

Lead Maintenance Technician - 1585 Studios & Homebase Homes

Job ID 
Location Name 
1585 Studios
# of Openings 
Additional Location  
Homebase Homes
Job Locations 
US-CA-Mountain View
US-CA-San Jose
Additional Location  
Regular Full-Time
Minimum Salary 
Maximum Salary 

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The John Stewart Company is a full-service housing management, development and consulting organization that began in 1978 with a commitment to providing high quality service in the affordable housing sector. We work to enrich the lives of our residents and employees, while delivering our services costeffectively, efficiently and with the highest levels of professionalism, compassion, integrity and respect.




Position requires advanced skills in maintenance technician. The Lead Maintenance oversees the day to day tasks of the maintenance & janitorial needs of the building. The position acts as a leader and good role model for the rest of the staff.  The Lead Maintenance performs a wide variety of maintenance duties including preventative, emergency, cosmetic and routine maintenance and regular inspections for two properties totalling 46 units.  Nature of work requires emphasis on safe work practices, sustained physical effort, troubleshooting, problem solving, attention to detail, customer service, and time management.


  • Schedules and responds to work orders, including following up with residents and management, as needed.
  • Assists in safety trainings and inspections. Follows up with repairs of plumbing, electrical, mechanical repairs.
  • Follows up with Management on projects and inspection requirements, meeting deadlines, as necessary.
  • Operates and makes all installations and repairs in accordance with local, state and national codes.
  • Inspect work of others for quality, completion, safety and compliance with contract as directed.
  • Perform inspections, testing and maintaining safety equipment and appliances for proper operation.
  • Follows company policies and procedures to ensure that safe and practical methods are implemented to achieve property and organizational goals; assures that the sites are following all applicable regulatory requirements; maintains clean buildings and grounds; cooperates and work as a team with the Property Manager regarding time management and work load.
  • Candidate must be able to function in an on-call capacity and has reliable transportation.



  • High school diploma or GED certificate. Basic mathematical and computer skills with fluency in English.
  • Knowledge of OSHA regulations pertaining to worker’s protection, precautions, occupational hazards and safety procedures for housing.
  • 3+ years of multi-family apartment maintenance experience preferred or the following: 3 years proven experience comparable to a certified journeyman level craftsman in one or more building trades or vocational-tech graduate with a journeyman rating in one or more trade classifications.
  • General knowledge of building systems and experience with apartment rehab, maintenance, tools, materials, and methods; including but not limited to plumbing, minor electrical, drywall and painting.
  • Ability to communicate information and ideas both in writing and verbally so others will understand.


Note:  It is necessary for the position to travel independently between properties and on a regular basis in the most time efficient method possible, therefore it is a qualification that applicant have access to a personal automobile, current CA driver’s license and valid proof of insurance.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The John Stewart Company (“JSCo”) provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state, or local laws.
San Francisco ONLY: JSCo will consider qualified applicants with a criminal history pursuant to San Francisco’s Fair Chance Ordinance. Oakland ONLY: Section 3 candidates will be given priority at Section 3 properties. Los Angeles City ONLY: JSCo will consider applicants with a criminal history in compliance with the Los Angeles City Fair Chance Ordinance.