YAKIMA COUNTY, WASHINGTON

CLASS SPECIFICATION

CLASS TITLE:† Facilities Maintenance Technician

BAND:

B

GRADE:

2

SUBGRADE:

3

CLASS CODE:

7282

DEPARTMENT:

Facilities

ACCOUNTABLE TO:

Maintenance Supervisor and/or Program Analyst

 

OVERTIME STATUS:

†Non-Exempt

JOB SUMMARY:† Performs skilled activities involving maintenance and repair of public buildings and equipment including secure correctional/detention facilities.†† Activities involve application of facility engineering principles and trade standards regarding materials, processes, priorities, equipment and methods of accomplishing mechanical, electrical, plumbing, construction, lock repair, and other maintenance work.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS:

The Facilities Maintenance Technician classification is the second level of a four level journey classification series. The Facilities Maintenance Technician classification is distinguished from the Facilities Maintenance Specialist classification which has responsibility for a specialty in electrical, electronics and/or HVAC work.† This class is distinguished from the Maintenance Specialist class which is the less experienced journey level.

DUTY

NO.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES: (These duties are a representative sample; position assignments may vary.)

BAND/

GRADE

1.

Performs various tasks in the areas of mechanical, electrical, plumbing and general building maintenance including major overhauls as needed.† Reads and interprets various blueprints, sketches and drawings and applies skilled knowledge to implement maintenance project plans and troubleshoots problems in area of expertise.† Maintains records and completes work orders

B2

2.

Participates in and provides information and on the job training to other staff members in area if expertise.† Serve as a project leader requiring lay out of work, fabrication of controls, fixtures or parts, setting up of equipment, and major overhauls/construction/repair.

B2

3

Performs corrective repairs on boilers, heat pumps, motors, HVAC systems, thermostats, low voltage equipment, and fire or security alarm systems including security door controls.

B2

4.

Performs electrical work such as installing modifying, maintaining and repairing fixtures, switches, controls, fuse boxes, circuits; repairs or replaces motors and motor controls.†

B2

5.

Performs quarterly service or other inspections and cleans, adjusts, replaces items as needed Performs routine and preventive maintenance on mechanical equipment such as lubrication, filter changes and belt adjustments.† Performs repair and preventative maintenance on basic and industrial laundry and kitchen equipment.

B2

6.

Performs skilled and routine plumbing repairs on water and sewer pipelines, drains, toilets, faucets, sinks, basins etc.† Repairs or replaces doors, locks, window glass, interior walls, shelving, bookcases and other building parts.

B2

7.

Performs other duties as assigned including maintenance utility work and delivery.†

A1

Knowledge of: (position requirements at entry):

∑         Standards, materials, methods, tools and equipment used in building and mechanical maintenance and repair work and in the maintenance of plumbing, heating, ventilation, air conditioning and electrical systems;

∑         Basic understanding of the codes and regulations applicable to facilities maintenance;

∑         Precautions associated with occupational hazards in the various trades and safety standards;

∑         Concepts of energy management, electrical and other building systems;

∑         Equipment testing methods;

∑         Institutional building equipment control devices;

∑         Basic mathematics sufficient to calculate layouts, costs and other information;and

∑        Customer service techniques.

Skills in: (position requirements at entry):

∑         Use of computer and applicable software and basic office equipment;

∑         Reading and understanding plans, schematics and diagrams sufficient to serve as a project lead;

∑         Performing skilled work on HVAC, mechanical, electrical, plumbing and other maintenance equipment and systems;

∑         Performing routine plumbing, carpentry, and construction repairs;

∑         Conducting walk through inspections and testing equipment;

∑         Detecting and repairing a variety of building defects and equipment failures including troubleshooting common and unusual building maintenance problems;

∑         Demonstrating safety precautions and executing oral and written instructions;

∑         Applying principles of care and safety in the use of shop equipment, power tools, hand tools and other equipment;

∑         Establishing and maintaining effective interpersonal relationships; and

∑        Communication, both oral and written, sufficient to exchange or convey information and to give and receive work direction.

Training and Experience (position requirements at entry):

High School or (G.E.D.) and four years experience in building maintenance including two years of journey level work in one or more of the mechanical, electrical, plumbing or electronics trades.

OR any equivalent combination of education and experience which provides knowledge, skills, and abilities sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job.

Licensing Requirements (position requirements at entry):

∑         Valid Washington State Driverís License.

May require a criminal history background check.

Physical Requirements:†

Potential exposure to hazardous chemicals, air pollutants, biohazards, electrical charges, extreme temperatures, inadequate lighting, work space restrictions, intense noise and hostile individuals.† May involve work in a secure area of a lock-up detention/corrections facility during which maximum care and alertness to surroundings is required. Requires: dexterity, agility, mobility, stooping, kneeling, crawling, crouching, reaching, standing, handling of objects, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing, seeing and repetitive motions.† Rated as Heavy work with lifting up to 100 pounds

Classification History:

New Class approved 1/1/98; Revised and Regrade 4/1/03