BUILDING MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN
Class specifications are intended to present a descriptive list of the range of duties performed by employees in the class. Specifications are not intended to reflect all duties performed within the job.
Under general supervision, performs a variety of duties in support of the maintenance and repair of municipal buildings, facilities, and grounds; performs a variety of semi-skilled and skilled building trade duties including carpentry, remodeling, painting, plumbing, electrical, roofing and a variety of other building maintenance work; operates a variety of hand, power and shop tools; and performs related duties as assigned.
The following duties are typical for this classification. Incumbents may not perform all of the listed duties and/or may be required to perform additional or different duties from those set forth below to address business needs and changing business practices.
- Performs a variety of semi-skilled and skilled building maintenance duties involved in the repair and maintenance of City buildings, facilities, and grounds; performs and assists in building maintenance tasks involving carpentry, remodeling, painting, plumbing, electrical, roofing and a variety of other craft work.
- Inspects assigned facilities for compliance with safety standards; performs repairs as necessary to ensure compliance.
- Performs framing, rough and finish carpentry to erect small structures, partition interior spaces, frame and trim doors and windows and build or repair floors; hangs, repairs, and replaces doors and associated mechanisms including hinges, locks and dead bolts.
- Fabricates and repairs interior cabinetry such as counters, cupboards and shelves; fabricates and refinishes furniture including stripping, staining, and varnishing.
- Installs, repairs and maintains a variety of plumbing fixtures including, sinks, toilets, faucets, and related equipment.
- Performs routine electrical work; installs and replaces light fixtures, ballasts and fluorescent lighting; checks breakers, plugs, switches, fixtures and wires for appropriate operations; provides assistance in pulling wires for electrical repairs as needed.
- Masks, sandblasts, brushes and chemically prepares surfaces for painting; operates spray equipment and uses manual tools to paint interior and exterior surfaces, equipment and facilities; prepares and applies bonding materials such as epoxy.
- Performs drywall installation and repairs damaged drywall; measures and cuts drywall according to established specifications; finishes joints with proper compounds and tape; sands surfaces in preparation for texturing and painting.
- Participates in the installation and repair of roofs using nail guns and other appropriate hand and power tools; troubleshoots leaks and repairs minor roofing damage using industry accepted materials and procedures.
- Prepares forms, sets rebar, pours and finishes concrete to repair or construct equipment and small building slabs, foundations, retaining walls, patios and related structures.
- Operates a variety of hand, power and shop tools used in the course of building construction, woodworking, and building maintenance such as power drills, saws, drill presses, joiners and planers.
- Completes basic records, such as work orders, time sheets, requisitions, and accident reports.
- Reads and interprets blueprints, drawings, specifications and manuals; calculates, designs, and prepares sketches for construction and modification to be performed; estimates materials and lays out work.
- Performs related duties as required.
The following generally describes the knowledge and ability required to enter the job and/or be learned within a short period of time in order to successfully perform the assigned duties.
- Principles, methods, materials, tools and equipment used in rough and finish carpentry, cabinetry and wood finishing.
- Methods, equipment and tools used in painting interior and exterior walls, equipment and furniture.
- Surface preparation and application of paints appropriate to different internal and external surfaces.
- Principles, methods, materials, tools and equipment used in the performance of plumbing
- maintenance and repair work.
- Methods and materials used in concrete work and surface patching.
- Principles, methods, materials, tools and equipment used in the performance of roofing installation and repair work.
- Principles, practices, techniques, tools, and materials used in the performance of routine electrical work.
- Safe operation and maintenance of a wide variety of hand, power and shop tools and equipment common to the fields of plumbing, carpentry, and related building trades.
- Basic mathematical principles.
- Principles and practices of record keeping.
- Occupational hazards and standard safety practices.
- Operate and maintain specialized tools used in carpentry, plumbing and related building trades.
- Measure and calculate angles, lengths and volumes.
- Design, lay out and prepare sketches for carpentry and related construction jobs.
- Estimate necessary materials and equipment to complete assignments.
- Exercise independent judgment and initiative without close supervision.
- Read and interpret manuals, specifications, drawings and blueprints.
- Properly dispose of paint and other hazardous materials.
- Perform shop mathematics.
- Utilize standard office equipment including computers and related software applications.
- Prepare clear and concise reports.
- Maintain records including time and material use records.
- Ensure adherence to safe work practices and procedures.
- Work under steady pressure with frequent interruptions.
- Learn and apply new information or new skills.
- Understand and carry out oral and written directions.
- Demonstrate an awareness and appreciation of the cultural diversity of the community.
- Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
- Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
Education and Experience Guidelines - Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:
Education/Training: Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade.
Experience: Three years of experience in the maintenance and repair of buildings and facilities. License or Certificate:
Possession of a valid Class "C" California driver's license. Designated positions may require a Class "A" or Class "B" unrestricted commercial driver's license within six months of employment with the City. A Commercial driver's license with a tank endorsement may be required of some positions.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING ENVIRONMENT
The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.
Environment: Work is performed in both indoor and outdoor field environments; travel from site to site; work at heights on scaffolding and ladders; exposure to noise, dust, grease, smoke, fumes, noxious odors, gases, and all types of weather and temperature conditions; work and/or walk on various types of surfaces including slippery or uneven surfaces and rough terrain. Work environment is informal, team-oriented, having both routine and variable tasks with variable pace and pressure.
Physical: Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to walk and stand for prolonged periods of time; frequently stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, crawl, climb, reach, and twist; push, pull, lift, and/or carry moderate to heavy amounts of weights; dexterity of hands and fingers to operate specialized hand and power tools and equipment; operate assigned equipment and vehicles; verbally communicate to exchange information.
Vision: See in the normal visual range with or without correction; vision sufficient to operate vehicles and equipment and observe work in progress, distinguish color and read computer screens and printed documents.
Hearing: Hear in the normal audio range with or without correction.
Date: January 2007
Johnson & Associates