The John Stewart Company

Maintenance Technician \ Fire Safety Director

Job Locations US-CA-San Francisco
Job ID
Location Name
Royal Adah Arms
# of Openings
Job Type
Regular Full-Time



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 Maintenance\ Fire Safety Director oversees the day to day tasks of the entire maintenance team, which may include completing work orders, processing vacant units for renting, accompanying various outside vendors & inspectors on required inspections of the building. The position acts as a leader and good role model for the rest of the staff.   


The Maintenance Tech\Fire Safety Director performs a wide variety of maintenance duties including preventative, emergency, cosmetic and routine maintenance and accompany REAC inspectors  on schedule inspections.  Nature of work requires emphasis on safe work practices, sustained physical effort, troubleshooting, problem solving, attention to detail, customer service, and time management. 






Practices safety precautions and is safety conscious at all times.
Knows which personal protective equipment (PPE) is required for each task and uses it properly. Informs Property Manager when others do not.
Ensure that the Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) binder is current and up to date; prepares and maintains a hazardous material inventory, updates spreadsheet as needed, and keeps it in the front of the MSDS binder.


Inspections and Reports


Heads and performs non-routine fire safety, hazard and maintenance deficiency inspections in accordance with SFFD ordinances- including site, building exteriors, building systems, common areas and dwelling units.
May be called upon to Inspect the work of other custodial personnel for quality, time management and safe work practices.
Working with the Lead maintenance tech, review the finished work of vendors who perform various contract work on the property to verify quality, completion and compliance with contract as directed by the Property Manager.
Informs property manager daily regarding status of employee safety practices, property inspections, unit turn-overs, preventive maintenance, work orders and other tasks.
Responsible for the upkeep and maintenance of the property Fire activity manual\book and assisting the Lead maintenance person in the preparation of various reports when requested by the property manager. Assist with preventative maintenance task completed, pending & outstanding. This may include either writing the report and submitting to the Property Manager.




Solely responsible for completing turnovers at the property. Ability to assist with maintaining a preventative maintenance schedule by planning and performing corrective maintenance to building systems & equipment, fixtures and surfaces, according to the preventive maintenance schedule.
Performs electrical and plumbing systems preventive maintenance task such as: inspecting electrical systems for unsafe conditions; testing and maintaining safety equipment including emergency exit lights and signs; testing light switches, electrical outlets and GFCIs; checking appliances for proper operation; inspecting plumbing fixtures for leaks; checking drain lines to insure this is free of obstruction.
Performs plumbing task such as: repairing faucets: resetting toilets and sinks; repairing water leaks, replacing and\or repairing flush valves; and clearing clogged drains.
Performs miscellaneous maintenance related tasks or duties as directed by Property Manager.


Minimum Qualifications 

  • 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.
  • 5+ 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. Or an equivalent combination of technical training and experience to meet the required knowledge, skills and abilities. 

Personal Skills

  • Written and Oral Comprehension and Expression
  • Troubleshooting\ Deductive Reasoning
  • Time Management \ Coordination 
  • Customer Service
  • Mathematical Skills
  • Knowledge of occupational hazards and safety procedures of the maintenance trade.
  • General knowledge of OSHA regulations pertaining to worker protection.
  • Knowledge of the principles, practices, tools and materials used in one or more building trades, such as: carpentry, plumbing, electrical, HVAC systems, appliance repair, painting, drywall, plaster, concrete, hardware and locks, fire protection systems, security systems, irrigation and landscaping.
  • Skilled in the use and care of common hand tools required in building and equipment maintenane and construction work.


 Benefits for Employees who work 30+ hours/week -

  • Medical, dental and vision care; preventative medical care paid at 100%.
  • Vacation leave of up to ten days per year in the first year.
  • Up to 72 hours of sick time per year.
  • Flexible Spending Accounts for Health Care and Dependent Care.
  • Company paid Life AD&D Long Term Disability.
  • Free, confidential counseling through our Employee Assistance Program.
  • Commuter benefit program.
  • Discounts for AT&T, ClassPass, and Weight Watchers.
  • $50 annual Wellness Reimbursement.
  • Matching 401(K) Retirement Savings Plan of up to 2% of your compensation (for any employee who works 20 hours or more per week).


Benefits for Employees who work less than 30 hours/week - 

  • Free, confidential counseling through our Employee Assistance Program.
  • Commuter benefit program.
  • Discounts for AT&T, ClassPass, and Weight Watchers.
  • $50 annual Wellness Reimbursement.
  • Matching 401(K) Retirement Savings Plan of up to 2% of your compensation (for any employee who works 20 hours or more per week)



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Equal Opportunity Employer

The John Stewart Company 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.

The John Stewart Company will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance and Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative.

California Consumer Privacy Act

Effective January 1, 2020, the California Consumer Privacy Act requires businesses that meet certain minimum threshold requirements to provide a “notice at collection” to applicants for employment who reside in California.  The notice at collection describes the categories of personal information to be collected about these California applicants and the purposes for using that personal information.  Therefore, we have posted the Company’s “Notice At Collection For California Applicants” here.  Please review this Notice at your convenience.


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