American Family Housing

Maintenance Technician/Handyman - Norwalk

Norwalk, CA
American Family Housing is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that provides a continuum of hou

Job Description

Maintenance Technician/Handyman

Posted: Wednesday, 1/3/2024

Great Benefits, 18 Holidays, and additional Optional Holidays!

Job Title: Maintenance Technician
Department: Property Management Dept.
Report to: Maintenance Supervisor
Status: Full time, non-exempt

American Family Housing provides affordable housing throughout Orange County and LA County to the most vulnerable families and individuals through continuum support and services, enabling them to reach their highest level of self-sufficiency and community integration. The onsite Maintenance Technician is responsible for performing janitorial, maintenance repair and renovation services for the Tahiti Apartments. This position performs day-to-day maintenance and repair, and will ensure that the agency operates clean, safe, and well-maintained facilities that meet industry and funding source standards.


1. Complete repairs and facility rehabilitation, including interior and exterior facility grounds, buildings and equipment
2. Implement/follow a system for cleaning, repair and maintenance of facilities to ensure that all requests are completed within industry standards and/or as otherwise assigned.
3. Implement/follow a schedule of regular evaluation and preventative maintenance/repair tasks of the facilities ensuring the safety of the buildings from fire, flood, and other hazards
4. Review and report the operation and condition of electrical, HVAC, plumbing, and other essential systems and equipment on a continuous basis to minimize unplanned downtime, solve problems in a timely manner, and identify areas in need of improvement
5. Maintain accurate records of the condition of systems, equipment in all buildings, and inspections
6. Maintain inventory of supplies and tools
7. Assist with set-up and clean-up of major events and with the pick-up, loading, and unloading of supplies and donations
8. Communicate regularly with all members of the team, to ensure effective two- way communication concerning maintenance issues
9. Implement policies and procedures that affect the use of supplies, equipment, and maintenance
10. Be available to take after-hours emergency maintenance calls as assigned


1. Minimum two years’ experience as a Facilities Maintenance staff in a residential building, or an equivalent combination of education and experience
2. Experience with residential building maintenance including: plumbing, light construction and structure repair, routine electrical, preventative maintenance tasks, and HVAC problem diagnosis
3. Computer literate
4. Current, valid California Driver’s License with an acceptable driving record
5. Effective interpersonal communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community
6. Self-starter with the ability to stay ahead of the curve and thrive in fast-paced work environment
7. Working knowledge of workplace safety and illness and injury prevention practices


1. Field (may need to travel) and indoor office environment
2. Will necessitate working in busy and loud environments
3. Will be exposed to elements like cold, heat, dust, noise and odor
4. May need to bend, stoop, twist , stand and sit throughout the day


1. Maintain a safe work environment and confidentiality at all times
2. Be proactive, creative, and flexible in determining, evaluating, researching, and resolving issues
3. Organize and prioritize multiple activities to meet all external and internal deadlines
4. Maintain professional demeanor that reflects positively on the agency
5. Demonstrate respect and courtesy toward others
6. Able to thrive in a work environment emphasizing teamwork and collaboration
7. Respond in a timely manner in all aspects of communication
8. Work with minimum supervision
9. Perform other duties as assigned

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $21.00 - $24.00 per hour


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance


  • 10 hour shift
  • 8 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday
  • Weekends as needed

COVID-19 considerations:
We are observing all state and county Covid-19 protocols to ensure the safety of our employees and clients.

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Norwalk, CA 90680: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Preferred)


  • High school or equivalent (Preferred)


  • Plumbing: 1 year (Preferred)
  • Light Constructions and structure repair: 1 year (Preferred)
  • Routine electrical: 1 year (Preferred)
  • HVAC problem diagnosis: 1 year (Preferred)
  • Computer skills: 2 years (Preferred)
  • Handyman: 2 years (Required)


  • Driver's License (Preferred)

Work Location: In person

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance

American Family Housing At A Glance

American Family Housing is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that provides a continuum of housing and an array of services to support homeless and low-income families and adults to secure a stable home, to be an active part of their community, and to achieve fulfilling lives. AFH currently operates 62 housing sites (52 owned), serving nearly 2,500 adults and children in affordable housing and permanent supportive housing, and through its services programs. Our geographical footprint straddles half of Orange and Los Angeles counties, with administrative offices in Midway City and Norwalk. AFH innovates with cost-effective, practical solutions for vulnerable low-income households who otherwise might not secure or maintain a home. We are uniquely qualified to operate housing and housing services together, with in-house property management, in-house supportive services, and in-house real estate development and acquisitions. Our real estate team prioritizes units for homeless households, with the goal of adding 1,000 units to our portfolio over a 10-year period. Our supportive services is expanding to the greatest extent feasible, while maintaining and reinforcing quality. Amidst a time of pandemic and transformative change and reinvention in homeless and housing services, AFH has set the goal for itself to expand its mission, while assuring its organizational sustainability, financial capacity, and quality of life for its employees.
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