POSITION TITLE: Small Projects Technician/Tradesperson/Carpenter (Construction-High-end residential)


REPORTING TO: Head of Home Services Division


LOCATION: San Rafael office, but all work will be in the field at clients’ homes.


OUR CLIENT: Plath and Company, General Contractors

Website: http://www.plathco.com/


Plath & Company General Contractors has been building, renovating and preserving iconic San Francisco Bay Area homes and commercial buildings since 1976. A LEED Platinum Builder and industry leader in historic preservation and restoration, we’re experts in all aspects of construction, and fluent in modern, traditional and sustainable designs.  Plath & Company has doubled in size over the last three years and continues to experience rapid growth.


We are a profitable and growing company, with a strong backlog of projects, and we are hiring!


Plath has a solid client reputation and a strong record of profit and of treating employees well. The company has a culture of excellence; mentoring employees to provide professional growth and development is a longstanding tradition. We commit to the success of our employees. Your projects will be luxury homes, working with skilled crafts and trades people. We work hard, have fun, and are passionate about what we do.


We seek a talented multi-skilled tradesperson to be a Special Projects Construction Technician, to act as a “Jack of all Trades” technician, for the ongoing service and repair work at the homes of existing clients.


This is a full time position with benefits.


The position is posted here: http://www.lockeandkey.com/jobs/JobOpenings/job_opening_212.php

Additional detail: https://www.plathco.com/home_services.html



Position Overview: After Plath finishes the construction portion of a new-build or a major remodel, if desired, homeowner clients are put on an ongoing service maintenance plan. Additionally, homeowners may have Plath perform miscellaneous updates and repairs. The Technician will perform this work.


The Technician will manage the work and related schedule, perform the routine repair/service work, and utilize sub-contractors as appropriate. Work is charged on a time and materials basis, so the Technician will use email to keep track of all work and expenses. The projects may last a few days, or there may be multiple small projects in one day.


Additional duties and responsibilities:


Perform a variety of specific maintenance and upkeep work needed by the homeowner. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Carpentry: both framing and fine finish work.
  • Plumbing: such as repairing/replacing leaks, sinks, faucets, toilets, pipes, etc.
  • Electrical: light electrical, from changing light bulbs, installing ceiling fans, light fixtures, switch plates, smoke detectors, appliances, etc.
  • Heating/Air Conditioning: basic maintenance, clean filters, etc.
  • Various: repairs/installation/replacements of tiles, windows, doors, locks, hardware, door knobs, move furniture, etc.



The company realizes that every interested candidate might not have all of the desired experience, and some training will be provided, but here is what they are looking for in terms of experience and skills… the more you have, the better!


Minimum of seven years of solid and various construction trade experience, with a minimum of five years in residential (preferably custom and high-end homes).

Excellent carpentry skills, especially finish work.

Excellent overall trade skills and ability to troubleshoot when necessary.

Experience working directly with homeowners.

Excellent communication skills. Ability to keep a clear email trail of communication trail with Plath, the homeowner and all parties involved, including subs, vendors, etc.



Trustworthy to be in client’s home unsupervised.

Must have clean driving record. Successful candidate will require a background check.

Organized. Methodical. Attention to detail.

Excellent time management and scheduling skills.

Excellent interpersonal skills and working with a team.

Excellent communication skills.

Professional at all times. Nice, friendly demeanor. Even temperament. Rational.

Interested in continuous improvement, learning and being mentored.

Interest in professional career growth.

Process oriented. Multi-tasker.



All construction education and experience is a plus.

High school diploma required.



Competitive compensation, health benefits, 401k, company truck, cell phone, paid vacation and bonus program.



Please email your resume and cover letter with “PLATH” in the subject line.

Local candidates only.

Qualified resumes with cover letter will receive notification of receipt.

Please do not send your resume to Plath directly.


Lisa K. Locke

Locke and KEY Recruiting, Hiring and Consulting Services

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