Brilliant Corners

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Maintenance Technician - LASH

Property Management | Los Angeles, CA | Full Time

Job Description

Organization Overview
Founded in 2004, Brilliant Corners provides innovative housing and housing-related services to those transitioning from or at risk of homelessness or institutionalization. We develop, own, and manage multi-family supportive housing and licensed residential care homes. Additionally, we implement a broad array of scattered-site, one-on-one supportive housing, and clinical case management programs through partnerships with developmental services, homeless services, veteran services, and health care sectors. 

In short, we do good work.

We have offices statewide with a staff of passionate people. While we are growing rapidly, we are also selective: We’re seeking inspired, talented people who want to be effecting profound change and who have fun doing it.  

Position Summary

The Maintenance Technician provides maintenance services to Brilliant Corners’ growing number of owned and managed single family homes.  The Maintenance Technician works directly with our Property Management Team, tenants, partners and vendors to ensure each property is maintained according to Brilliant Corners’ standards.  Must have a flexible approach to carrying out job responsibilities, be a good problem solver, and enjoy providing great customer service that benefits a diverse population of people needing special housing supports.  


  • Perform skilled and semi-skilled carpentry and maintenance activities depending upon area of assignment, including performing trade activities such as HVAC, plumbing, appliance repair, electrical, painting, framing, and preventative maintenance tasks.

  • Respond to work order requests promptly and professionally.  Diagnose problems and determine the most cost-effective method of repairing items generated through work orders.

  • Respond to emergency repair work providing either temporary or long-term repairs as the situation dictates. Complete preventative maintenance assignments and unscheduled maintenance repairs as needed. Monitor and report on potential life-safety hazards or concerns. 

  • Monitor the overall condition of the homes and landscaping and make recommendations for repair projects intended to enhance the property or to prolong the useful life of building systems, appliances, finish materials, etc.

  • Take appropriate safety precautions in the performance of all maintenance projects. Inspect reported malfunctions, make repairs, and escalate more complex repairs to the Property Manager or designated vendor. Submit completed work orders, reports (such as expenses) and timesheets timely.

  • Miscellaneous duties as assigned.


  • Good customer service matters to you.  You take pride in providing person-centered services and believe that it’s a reflection on you, your work and the organization you represent.

  • Your middle name is problem-solver. You exhibit good judgment and demonstrate great problem solving ability with a commitment to innovative solutions.

  • You're a hungry learner. You enjoy constantly taking in new information and are committed to continuous learning about the world and the work around you.

  • You thrive in a dynamic environment. You're at ease with rapid change and are flexible to adjust to the changing needs of your clients. You enjoy working collaboratively but are also able to get things done on your own. You possess a positive, can-do attitude.  

Professional Experience

  • High School Diploma or equivalent, Certificate in HVAC highly desirable

Knowledge, Skills and Ability

  • Knowledge of general maintenance systems, processes and methods
  • Working knowledge of tools, appliances and devices
  • Manual dexterity and problem-solving skills
  • Basic carpentry, dry wall repair and plumbing skills required
  • Adequate English language skills to troubleshoot problems by phone, to read product instructions and safety precautions, and to verbally explain how something works to tenants
  • Careful attention to detail to avoid re-work
  • Strong time-management skills for efficient scheduling and optimum productivity
  • Ability to prioritize critical work related to the health and safety of our  residents
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of project teams
  • Proficiency in using a cell phone to receive email, texts, and calls. Proficiency in using basic software to complete reports
  • Valid California Driver’s License, and good driving record

Position Details
Location: Greater LA county         
Start date: August 1                
Compensation: $24-26/hour, DOE    
Status: Non-exempt, full-time
Benefits: Health, dental, vision, retirement match, long-term disability, life insurance, flex spending, commuter plan, sick leave and vacation pay
Reports to: Property Manager              
Travel required: Travel throughout Los Angeles and neighboring Counties with approximately 90% of the time spent in the field     

Brilliant Corners does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, clients, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, and clients.

Brilliant Corners is committed to fair hiring practices and does not ask applicants to disclose conviction history before extending a conditional job offer.

Disclaimer: Brilliant Corners does not accept unsolicited assistance from search firms / employment agencies / third-party recruiters for any of its employment opportunities. Please, no phone calls or emails to any employee of Brilliant Corners about this opening. All resumes submitted by search firms / employment agencies / third-party recruiters to any employee at Brilliant Corners via-email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written search firm agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of Brilliant Corners; no fee will be paid in the event a candidate is hired by Brilliant Corners as a result of the unsolicited referral or through other means.