Maintenance Worker

Full time
Starting $40,000 DOE
Locationlacounty Calendar07/01/2019   Full time Starting $40,000 DOE

The Maintenance Worker reports to the Maintenance Supervisor and is responsible for efficiently performing all general apartment and building maintenance, preventing maintenance and troubleshooting within VCH properties.  This position works as part of a team to ensure all VCH properties are maintained in the best physical condition possible, and all work orders are completed in a timely manner.   


  • Perform property maintenance and repairs including, but not limited to plastering, drywall installation, painting, plumbing, tiling, carpentry, HVAC equipment, electrical and appliance repairs.
  • With the assistance of the Maintenance Supervisor and/or Director of Asset Management, prioritize, schedule and complete work order requests for repairs and maintenance.
  • Prepare vacant units for occupancy and occupied units for annual inspections by various regulatory agencies.
  • Coordinate and monitor progress of vendors or outside contractors who are completing repairs and upgrades
  • Lift, install and remove appliances.
  • Be available before/after regular hours and one weekend per month for emergency line and follow-up emergency procedures.
  • Inspect building equipment per established specifications to ensure safe and reliable operation.
  • Complete all paperwork (i.e., purchase receipts, work orders, inventory reports, etc.) on a daily basis or as required by the Maintenance Supervisor.
  • Report to supervisor when a work order cannot be done by maintenance and needs to be referred to an outside contractor.
  • Purchase, pick up and/or take delivery of supplies approved by supervisor.
  • Uses proper safety equipment and follows safe work practices and procedures.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • At least five years’ experience in building maintenance required.
  • General knowledge of carpentry, electrical, plumbing,
  • Must have knowledge and experience in the safe use and operation of hand tools, power tools and testing equipment
  • Be able to read, write and speak English; bilingual English/Spanish a plus
  • Be able to communicate effectively with people from diverse cultures and backgrounds.
  • Effectively manage and solve practical problems and effectively handle situations with limited instructions.
  • Must have and maintain a valid California driver's license and auto insurance at all times and have the availability of an insured vehicle to travel within VCH’s properties.
  • Must pass a criminal and driving background checks
  • Must be computer literate.
  • Own tools required


Starting salary $40,000 per year, depending on experience and qualifications.  Benefits include medical, dental, vision, life, Aflac, 403 (b), vacation, sick time, 12 holidays and 2 personal days.  This is a full-time, non-exempt position.


  • Be able to lift up to 60 lbs. and able to push up to 75 lbs.
  • Ability to ascend/descend stairs, ladder and step ladder.
  • Must be able to remain in a stationary position (standing) 60-70% of the time.
  • Communicates accurately and frequently with tenants, vendors, and staff.
  • Constantly operates hand tools and power tools.
  • Must be able to recognize odors, leaks, smoke, and fire.
  • Frequently move inside and outside units, parking areas, buildings, storages, and small confined spaces.
  • Required to have visual acuity to perform the following tasks: operate a motor vehicle, viewing a computer terminal, reading, inspect repairs, conduct inventory and unit inspections.

 Venice Community Housing (VCH) is an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer and provides reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in job application procedures. If you need an accommodation due to a disability, contact us at


Please email your resume with a cover letter describing your qualifications to Human Resources at:  You can also fax your resume to (310) 399-1130 or mail it to Venice Community Housing Corporation, 720 Rose Avenue, Venice, CA 90291.  NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.