Lead Maintenance Technician

About the AHA

The Affordable Housing Alliance (AHA) is a leader in the affordable housing field.  We pride ourselves on our ability to develop and preserve affordable homes, provide services to maintain housing affordability, and help communities meet their housing obligations.  As catalysts in the community, AHA has been recognized at local, state, and national levels earning Neighborworks America’s highest rating as an Exemplary Member. The AHA provides a multitude of services to meet the needs of the communities we serve.

About the Position

The Lead Maintenance Technician (“LMT”) will report directly to the Director of Property Management. The LMT will support Property Managers and Maintenance TEAM members with property maintenance-related services. This support will include hands-on property maintenance. The LMT will be a problem solver and role model for all maintenance team members.


  • Assists in developing specifications for repairs and modifications as assigned for the purpose of providing consistent standards for AHA properties
  • Manage make-ready timeline, general contractors, and supporting personnel to insure all units are turned within a reasonable timeline and within budget.
  • Ensure that work orders and preventative maintenance are completed in a timely and professional manner.
  • Ensure properties are prepared to excel during all property inspections, including agency, REAC, and fire as well as achieving passing COs by working with local municipalities.
  • Work effectively with Property Managers to ensure proper tracking and completion of work orders and all maintenance-related activities.
  • Recruit and train maintenance TEAM members, and ensure TEAM is motivated and equipped to be successful stewards of the properties where they work.
  • Educate maintenance TEAM members on AHA procedures, best practices, time management, customer service, professionalism, safe work practices, property inspections, Fair Housing, Risk Management initiatives, and specific maintenance and mechanical systems.
  • Prepare written materials (e.g. correspondence, memos, budgets, costs, bid invitations, calendars, schedules, etc.) for the purpose of documenting activities, providing written references, and/or conveying information to the Director of Property Management and Residential Services.
  • Manage pro-actively by getting ahead of maintenance-related issues thus avoiding surprises and minimizing crises-plan.
  • Understand each property’s annual operating budget to ensure the property maintenance TEAM does its part to meet the budget targets for all maintenance-related expenses.
  • Continuously search for high-quality local trade vendors at competitive costs for site work that may not be completed internally.
  • Work with the Property Management Department to prepare work write-ups for general contractor bids.
  • Bring uniformly professional maintenance practices and procedures to all properties including the maintenance shop.
  • Organization/sustained orderliness, equipment-tool maintenance, inventory management and properly maintaining cleanliness and sanitation of all offices, properties, and buildings.
  • Serve as a role model, mentor, coach, and trusted resource to TEAM members and residents.
  • Ensure on-call rotation is scheduled and managed consistently throughout the portfolio.


  • High School Diploma/GED required and Technical School Certification preferred.
  • Minimum of (5) five years of increasing property maintenance responsibility to include operational support, vendor management, and contract administration
  • Ability to utilize computer programs for communications, reporting, monitoring, and managing work orders and budgets.
  • Ability to communicate and coordinate effectively with AHA staff, residents and clients, and contractors.
  • Demonstrated record of successfully managing and directing a TEAM.
  • Ability to work periodic flexible hours and within or near transitional neighborhoods. Requires a valid driver’s license, an insured vehicle, and the ability to travel (between properties).

Hours: 40 hours/week plus on-call availability
FLSA Status: Non-exempt


All employees are required to submit criminal, driving, and personal reference checks as appropriate to their position.

Equal Opportunity Employer/EEOC

To apply, please visit our online hiring portal: AffordableHousingAllianceInc.appone.comCircular AHA Logo

The Affordable Housing Alliance pursues a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants and employees shall not be discriminated against because of race, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, mental or physical disability, genetic information, creed, sexual orientation, nationality, income, gender (including pregnancy and gender expression) identity, color, marital status, veteran status, medical condition, ancestry, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law or ordinance.