Residential Maintenance Engineer

  • Department: Engineering
  • Location: Santa Rosa, CA
  • Posted: 05/16/22

Our Candidate Search

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) may reside on site with a modest one bedroom apartment; salary rate offered will depend upon whether or not occupancy is utilized. The 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, multi-task and complete work order requests to completion

· Strong communication with residents and the property management team is a must

· Coordinate 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 and repair 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 drawings, equipment 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

· Must comply with 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 residential facilities experience

· Residential and/or Hotel experience preferred

Work Environment and Physical Demands

· Building maintenance environment, indoor/outdoor, consisting of exposure to moving mechanical parts and seasonal temperature changes ranging from freezing to extreme heat

· May be exposed to high places, chemicals, risk of electrical shock, and loud noises. PPE strictly practiced.

· Vision requirements include both close range and long distance vision

· Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs.

· Must be able to climb ladders and crawl into confined spaces

· Must be able to endure walking, squatting, bending, balancing, climbing, kneeling, crawling and prolonged standing

· Must be able to use hands to grip power and hand tools

Other Information

· Full time position, 40+ hours per week

· Must participate in rotating on–call schedule outside building operation hours

· Occasional overtime may be required

· Local travel is expected

· Must legally be allowed to work in the U.S.

· Full time employees are eligible to participate in company benefits and housing discount

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Qualified candidates should reply to this posting and include their resume and salary requirements.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: From $25.00 per hour


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


  • 8 hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday
  • On call
  • Overtime
  • Weekend availability

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Santa Rosa, CA 95403: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Preferred)


  • High school or equivalent (Preferred)


  • Facilities maintenance: 3 years (Preferred)
  • Residential and/or Hotel: 3 years (Preferred)


  • English (Required)


  • Driver’ licenses (Preferred)

Shift availability:

  • Day Shift (Preferred)

Work Location: One location



Please include cover letter and resume

ATTN: HR Representative

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