SENIOR 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, performs a variety of specialized duties in the construction, repair, and maintenance of City parks, streets, and buildings including constructing, repairing, and/or replacing fences, gates, and related structures; operates a variety of heavy and/or light construction and maintenance equipment; maintains and repairs irrigation systems; and prepares and maintains a variety of reports related to area of assignment.
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 an advanced journey level class in the Maintenance Technician series. Positions assigned to this class are distinguished from the Maintenance Technician I/II in that they perform a variety of specialized duties in the repair and maintenance of City parks, buildings, and streets and may operate heavy equipment. The Senior Maintenance Technician level is distinguished from the Lead Maintenance Technician in that the Senior Maintenance Technician level does not regularly provide lead supervision to lower level maintenance personnel.
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 specialized duties in the construction, repair, and maintenance of City parks, streets, and buildings; utilizes proper safety precautions related to all work performed.
- Operates a variety light-, medium-, and/or heavy-duty construction and maintenance equipment and hand and power tools including backhoe, roller, grader, loaders, dump trucks, compressors, chain, skill, table saws, drills, and jackhammers; performs difficult and skilled work using heavy equipment; maintains tools and assigned equipment; performs preventive maintenance on equipment.
- Performs maintenance and repair activities for park facilities; performs building repairs including plumbing, electrical, and painting repairs; repairs or replaces drinking fountains, toilets, sinks, faucets, and related public rest room equipment.
- Repairs park equipment, benches, tables, and monuments; maintains, inspects, and repairs playground equipment and play areas.
- Maintains irrigation systems to ensure proper operating efficiency; installs, repairs, and maintains irrigation systems; adjusts, repairs, and replaces timing mechanisms.
- Constructs and replaces fences, gates, and related structures.
- Welds and fabricates metal items as necessary.
- Performs a variety of duties related to the maintenance and repair of public swimming pools; repairs and maintains pool pumps and filtering equipment.
- Plans, coordinates, and supervises the removal of graffiti; confers and coordinates work with outside agencies as necessary.
- Conducts traffic control when working in traffic areas of the City; installs street barricades and cones prior to the performance of maintenance or repair activities; directs and controls traffic around work sites.
- Performs special projects as required.
- Prepares and maintains a variety of written records and reports; reads and interprets plans, specifications, blueprints, and schematics.
- Responds to public inquiries in a courteous manner; provides information within the area of assignment; resolves complaints in an efficient and timely manner.
- 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.
- Operations, services, and activities of assigned maintenance and repair program.
- Types and level of maintenance and repair activities generally performed in a field maintenance program.
- Operational characteristics of maintenance and construction equipment and tools used in the area of work assigned.
- Proper procedures used in the maintenance and repair of hand and power tools.
- Occupational hazards and standard safety practices.
- Practices and procedures of traffic control.
- Materials, methods, terminology, and tools used in the maintenance and repair of City parks, streets, buildings, and related systems.
- Methods and techniques of public relations.
- Principles and practices of record keeping.
- Basic office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers and supporting software applications.
- Pertinent federal, state, and local laws, codes, and regulations.
- Perform a variety of specialized maintenance, construction, and repair work in the area of work assigned.
- Operate a variety of light, medium, and/or heavy vehicles and equipment in a safe and effective manner.
- Use and operate hand tools and power tools and equipment required for the work in a safe and efficient manner.
- Read and interpret basic maps and blueprints.
- Perform a variety of tasks for extended periods of time and in unfavorable weather conditions.
- Perform heavy manual labor.
- Work safely and adhere to principles of safety when working near traffic or in other environments.
- Ensure adherence to safe work practices and procedures.
- Work independently in the absence of supervision.
- 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 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: Field setting with travel from site to site. Exposure to noise, dust, grease, smoke, fumes, noxious odors, gases, mechanical and electrical hazards, and all types of weather and temperature conditions. Work and/or walk for long periods of time on various types of surfaces including slippery or uneven surfaces and rough terrain. Work schedule is a 9/80. Work environment is both formal and informal, team-oriented, having both routine and variable tasks with variable pace and pressure. Work is performed both indoors in office and shop area and outdoors.
Physical: Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in a field environment; to walk, stand, and sit for prolonged periods of time; to frequently stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, crawl, climb, reach, twist, grasp, and make repetitive hand movement in the performance of daily duties; to climb unusual heights on ladders; to lift, carry, push, and/or pull moderate to heavy amounts of weight; to operate assigned equipment and vehicles; and to verbally communicate to exchange information.
Vision: See in the normal visual range with or without correction; vision sufficient to read computer screens and printed documents.
Hearing: Hear in the normal audio range with or without correction.
Date: January 2007
Johnson & Associates