Residential Maintenance Engineer

  • Department: Engineering
  • Location: Santa Rosa, CA
  • Posted: 09/20/21

We seek a self-starting Residential Maintenance Engineer with great customer service skills to join our Building Engineering team. The right person will be one that has experience within many areas of multi-family building maintenance, but also one who takes initiative with a positive attitude, pays great attention to detail, anticipates company/building needs, and is reliable in all aspects of their character and job performance.

Job Description Summary

The Residential Maintenance Engineer (RME) provides multi–family maintenance services and support for building operations of luxury Class A apartment communities by performing routine facilities and maintenance tasks with minimal supervision. The RME works independently and may assist other team members to successfully complete routine maintenance, construction projects, and other tasks as needed. Our building maintenance staff are responsible for understanding the needs of the property and working with the Property Manager and Chief Engineer to ensure the community is efficiently and effectively functioning at optimal conditions within established operational requirements. The RME is expected to perform scheduled preventative maintenance, equipment inspections, and accurately record and report daily work duties in a clear, concise, and timely manner. Building engineers consider safety first in all aspects of performing their job, including the safety of tenants and their visitors. The RME, when assigned by the Chief Engineer, will participate in a rotating on–call schedule for after–hours issues. Occasional overtime may be required and must be approved in advance or meet special conditions as determined by the Chief Engineer.

Required Functional Knowledge/Skills

· Manage and complete work order requests to company standards

· Communication with residents and the property management team

· Supervise day porters, vendors and contractors on–site

· Supervise unit turnovers and provide support as needed

· Work directly with the Property Manager to forecast annual maintenance related operating and capital expenditure budget items

· Place supply orders and manage inventory

· General electrical maintenance, troubleshooting and safety

· General plumbing troubleshooting and repair

· General maintenance of HVAC, filters, pumps and fans

· General appliance troubleshooting and repair

· General illumination, lighting and ballast troubleshooting and repair

· General interior and exterior painting and carpentry work

· General recordkeeping or periodic maintenance, code compliance and life safety testing

· Read and interpret facility blueprints, drawings, schematics, and wiring diagrams


· Basic computer skills, including Microsoft Office and the internet

· Must have a valid driver license along with a clean and safe DMV record

· Understanding of local, state, federal, and environmental codes and regulations

· Must have reliable transportation in order to meet daily work requirements

· Excellent customer service skills and a professional communication manner

· Must be reliable, punctual, and must always maintain a professional appearance and conduct

· Participate in training and support aimed at expanding department staff capabilities

· Exhibit proficient communication skills (Speaking, listening, and writing)

· Flexible and collaborative work style, able to build strong relationships with team members and coworkers, share knowledge and be willing to learn from others

· Must have common sense in matters of safety and be able to understand instruction furnished in writing, verbally or in diagram form

· Must be proficient in math

· Will provide friendly and professional tenant services support

· Must maintain and promote safety practices in all aspects of the position

Education and Experience Requirements

· High school diploma

· 3–5 years facilities experience

· Residential and/or Hotel experience preferred



Please include cover letter and resume

ATTN: HR Representative

Basin Street Properties
ATTN: HR Representative
300 E. 2nd Street, Suite 1210
Reno, NV 89501