LEAD 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 direction, leads, oversees, and participates in the more complex and difficult work of staff responsible for performing a variety of skilled, semi-skilled, and unskilled duties in support of the assigned Department’s operations and services including those involved in constructing, repairing, installing, maintaining, landscaping, and cleaning City parks, streets, city facilities, trees, and channel maintenance systems; ensures adherence to safe working practices and procedures; provides training to lower level personnel; and performs a variety of technical tasks relative to assigned areas of responsibility.
This is a broad classification with individual positions assigned to specific functional areas; duties and assignments may overlap depending on the operational needs of the departments and staffing levels.
This is the advanced journey level class in the Maintenance Technician series. Positions at this level are distinguished from other classes within the series by the level of responsibility assumed and the complexity of duties assigned. Employees perform the most difficult and responsible types of duties assigned to classes within this series including providing lead supervision to assigned staff, performing the more technical work of the unit, and providing administrative support to the assigned unit. Lead Maintenance Technicians differ from the Maintenance Technician I/II by having greater responsibility, autonomy, and discretion in planning and completing a wide variety of activities. Employees at this level are required to be fully trained in all procedures related to assigned area of responsibility.
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.
- Leads, plans, trains, and reviews the work of staff responsible for performing a variety of skilled, semi-skilled, and unskilled duties in support of the assigned Department’s operations and services including those involved in constructing, repairing, installing, maintaining, landscaping, and cleaning City parks, streets, city facilities, trees, and channel maintenance systems; participates in performing the most complex work of the unit including the more complex maintenance assignments as well as administrative support duties.
- Trains assigned employees in their areas of work including construction, maintenance, and repair methods, procedures, and techniques.
- Supervises the use, care, and operation of maintenance equipment including various heavy and light equipment including loaders, bobcats, dump trucks, lawn mowers, pruners, chain saws, sprayers, edgers, blowers, hedge trimmers, chippers, shredders, power saws and hand tools.
- Verifies the work of assigned employees for accuracy, proper work methods, techniques, and compliance with applicable standards and specifications; ensures adherence to safe work practices and procedures.
- Oversees and participates in the operation of a variety of construction and maintenance equipment and hand and small power tools including loaders, bobcats, dump trucks, lawn mowers, pruners, chain saws, drills, sprayers, edgers, blowers, hedge trimmers, chippers, and shredders; maintains assigned equipment; performs preventive maintenance on equipment.
- Drives and operates vehicles and other motorized equipment on City streets and at off-road construction sites; performs maintenance and minor repairs of assigned equipment.
- Uses chemicals and other supplies as required.
- Inspects and evaluates potential job sites to determine the resources necessary for project completion; estimates time, materials, and equipment required for jobs assigned; requisitions materials as required.
- Prepares and maintains records and reports of work performed; uses computer to access information and enter work reports and other data.
- Reads, interprets and explains directions, construction sketches and equipment manuals.
- Maintains and repairs City buildings and facilities including electrical, plumbing, carpentry, painting, roofing, drywall, masonry or any combination of trades.
- Responds to public inquiries in a courteous manner; provides information within the area of assignment; resolves complaints in an efficient and timely manner.
- Utilizes proper safety precautions related to all work performed.
- Performs vacation and temporary relief as necessary.
- Performs related work as required.
Parks Maintenance Functions:
- Prepares soil for planting and transplanting.
- Plants, waters, cultivates, fertilizes, rakes, and cares for lawns and ground with hand tools and light power equipment.
- Oversees and participates in chemical application duties; stores, mixes, and sprays herbicides, fungicides, and pesticides; ensures proper application of all materials; performs all duties in compliance with City and mandated health and safety rules and regulations.
- Trims shrubs and hedges.
- Mows lawns, fields or street medians.
- Cleans and maintains rest rooms and park structures.
- Assists in installation and repair of irrigation systems, fencing and lighting.
- Sets up safety devices for trimming crew and may act as flag person.
- Operates a variety of vehicles and equipment such as water trucks, riding lawn mowers, tanker trucks and large trailers.
- Installs and repairs lawn sprinkler system, ball field fencing and pool facilities.
- Lines out ball fields.
- Operates a chipper, chain saw or tractor mower.
- Checks chlorine and pH levels and maintains pools.
Street Maintenance Functions:
- Patches streets and assists in paving streets and alleys.
- Constructs and repairs curbs and gutters by excavating with pneumatic and hand tools, building forms, mixing, placing and finishing concrete.
- Places traffic control and warning signs and monitors traffic flow.
- Fabricates and installs street and traffic control signs.
- Paints street lines, crosswalks, and curbs using spray tank, street striper and brush.
- Places preformed plastic pavement markings and applies raised pavement markers.
- Cleans, maintains and stores painting equipment.
- Cleans storm drains, drainage ditches and culverts.
- Operates street sweeper.
- Performs tree trimming duties.
Building Maintenance Functions:
- Paints interior and exterior surfaces using a variety of application methods.
- Prepares surfaces for painting by various means such as masking, scraping, burning, sanding and sandblasting.
- Finishes and refinishes old and new furniture.
- Builds and installs shelves, cabinets, doors and locks.
- Assists with new construction or remodeling projects on City facilities as directed.
- Performs carpet repair and installation.
- Make roof repairs using a variety of roofing materials.
- Cleans, maintains and repairs pumps and related equipment.
- Keeps records of work performed and materials used on equipment and facilities.
- May assist in preparing estimates of costs and materials or ordering materials and supplies.
- May perform a variety of tasks involving electrical, plumbing, roof repair, painting, heating ventilation and air conditioning systems, and other responsibilities of building maintenance 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.
- Operations, services and activities of assigned maintenance and repair program.
- Methods, techniques, tools, equipment and materials utilized in assigned area.
- General construction and maintenance procedures.
- Principles of lead supervision and training.
- Safety principles and practices related to Maintenance and Operations projects and materials.
- Proper procedures used in the maintenance and repair of power equipment, hand tools, and motorized equipment used in construction and maintenance.
- Materials, methods, terminology, and tools used in the maintenance and repair of streets, storm drains, sidewalks, curbs, and related systems.
- Materials, methods, terminology, and tools used in building maintenance and repair.
- Landscape maintenance and construction materials, methods, terminology, and tools including principles used in the application of chemicals.
- Basic office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers and supporting software applications.
- Safe use of hazardous chemicals.
- Principles and practices of record keeping.
- Principles and practices of customer service.
- Effective leadership methods.
- Building crafts and facility maintenance (for building maintenance assignment).
- Basic carpentry, electrical and plumbing methods, tools, equipment and materials (for building maintenance assignment).
- Pertinent federal, state, and local laws, codes, and regulations.
- Lead, organize, train, review, and participate in the work of crews performing skilled and semi-skilled construction, repair, maintenance and/or landscape tasks.
- Perform more difficult skilled tasks associated with the particular craft(s) required in assigned area.
- Maintain and repair a variety of tools and equipment.
- Follow oral instructions and read, interpret, follow and explain written instructions, construction sketches, maps, blue prints, and equipment manuals.
- Give clear direction to work crews orally and in writing.
- Operate required tools, equipment and vehicles in a manner consistent with safety principles.
- Perform maintenance and minor repair of assigned equipment and report the need for more difficult mechanical repairs.
- Ensure adherence to safe work practices and procedures.
- Maintain records including time and material use records.
- Safely drive and skillfully operate power equipment and hand tools involved in maintenance, repair, and construction activities.
- Work independently in the absence of supervision.
- Understand and follow oral and written instructions.
- 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 increasingly responsible maintenance and repair experience in assigned program area.
License, Certificate or Other Requirements - Incumbents must possess a valid Class “C” California driver’s license at the time of application. 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.
Incumbents must be willing to work mandatory overtime when required; may be required to work nights, weekends and holidays as required in emergency situations.
Special Requirements - Safety regulations prohibit incumbents from wearing contact lenses when working with certain chemicals. Incumbents in positions requiring use of a respirator are prohibited from wearing beards or other facial hair which prevents a proper respirator fit.
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: Indoor work to perform record keeping and computer tasks; outdoor work in all types of weather including extreme heat and humidity, cold and rain; work in and around heavy traffic conditions and very loud noise of construction equipment; continuous exposure to moving mechanical parts, electrical shock, and vibration from equipment and tools; occasional exposure to hazardous materials and substances including chemicals, blood borne pathogens, and animal bites; positions may require working at heights above the ground, work below ground, and/or in confined spaces.
Physical: Incumbents in this class must be in good physical condition and able to exert physical strength for prolonged periods of time. Due to the physical nature of this position, the majority of tasks performed by incumbents involve a combination of two or more simultaneous physical operations requiring but not limited to the following:
CONTINUOUS: sitting, standing, walking, climbing, stooping, kneeling, reaching, handling, fingering, and hearing; lifting and carrying of tools and equipment weighing up to 75 lbs.; pushing/pulling of tools and equipment up to 25 lbs.
FREQUENT: balancing, crouching and talking; pushing/pulling of tools and equipment weighing up to 50 lbs.
OCCASIONAL: crawling, smelling; lifting, carrying, pushing/pulling of tools and equipment weighing up to 100 lbs.; lifting and carrying tools and equipment weighing over 100 lbs with assistance.
Vision: See in the normal visual range with or without correction; vision sufficient to see work orders and service requests, field conditions, equipment dials and gauges; operate vehicles and equipment; monitor telephone traffic conditions and mix chemicals.
Hearing: Hear in the normal audio range with or without correction; ability to monitor sounds for traffic control and equipment malfunction; hear back-up alarms on trucks and other equipment, telephone and radio transmissions, and calls for assistance from others.
Speaking: Communicate in English in person, by and radio to communicate with both the public and coworkers.
Date: November 2006
Johnson & Associates
Revised: November 2012