FACILITIES MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN

  • CITY OF WACO, TEXAS
  • Waco, Texas
  • May 11, 2021
Facilities Management

Job Description

Facilities Maintenance Technician City of Waco, TX 1 of 3 Facilities Maintenance Technician Field / Maintenance 2836 Physical Type # 2 Safety Sensitive Parks Field Supervisor/Crew Leader Parks and Recreation - Parks
217 Non-Exempt

PRIMARY DUTY:
Under general supervision, performs skilled and semi-skilled building trades work in the repair and maintenance of City buildings and grounds, including basic plumbing and electrical, carpentry, irrigation, welding and security systems; performs work in compliance with quality and safety standards.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following representative duties, knowledge and skills. Factors such as regular attendance at the job are not routinely listed in job descriptions, but are an essential function. Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:
• Performs a variety of skilled and semi-skilled building trades work in the maintenance, adjustment, installation, replacement and repair of equipment and components in buildings, grounds and facilities; works independently and makes appropriate decisions based on work experience and training; duties may vary according to job assignment and individual skills.
• Inspects buildings and grounds, identifies deficiencies; performs maintenance, repairs and component replacement on mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems and equipment; performs work within scope of authority and training and in accordance with all safety regulations and procedures.
• Reviews maintenance and repair requests; diagnoses and corrects building maintenance problems using knowledge of a variety of building trades skills; troubleshoots, identifies and resolves malfunctions and defects; inspects completed work for conformance to building quality and safety standards.
• Performs maintenance and preventive maintenance of grounds, landscaping and irrigation systems; cleans work area of debris; disposes of all material in accordance with City policy and safety standards.
• Monitors work sites to verify that the work zone and all equipment are in safe operating condition; verifies maintenance and repair issues are properly identified, addressed and resolved.
• Operates a variety of specialized vehicles and equipment in accordance with all safety regulations and procedures.
• Checks facilities and grounds for unsafe conditions; clears hazards and dangerous areas; reports safety conditions, security issues and illegal activities; reports problems and emergency situations.
• Notifies supervisor of complex problems beyond the scope of authority and abilities of the Technician; assists licensed Technicians with special projects as assigned.
• Cross-trains in a variety of work methods and the use and maintenance of equipment and tools.
• Supports the relationship between the City of Waco and the general public by demonstrating courteous and cooperative behavior when interacting with citizens, visitors and City staff; maintains confidentiality of work-related issues and City information;
• Performs other duties as required or assigned.
• Driving is essential.

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:

Knowledge:

• City policies and procedures.
• Methods, procedures, materials, equipment and techniques used for public works repair and maintenance projects, including carpentry, plumbing, welding, HVAC, irrigation, welding, security systems and electrical skills.
• Federal and state safety rules and regulations, including OSHA requirements.
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• Safety rules and regulations, occupational hazards and safety precautions in public facilities.
Skill in:

• Performing a wide variety of skilled and semi-skilled buildings and grounds maintenance work.
• Using standard repair and maintenance methods on mechanical, electrical, plumbing, security and HVAC systems.
• Inspecting buildings and identifying maintenance and repair problems.
• Reading and interpreting plans, schematics and technical specifications.
• Promoting and enforcing safe work practices, including safe use of chemicals.
• Inspecting, servicing and maintaining vehicles, tools and specialized equipment.
• Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with co-workers.
• Communicating effectively verbally and in writing.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
High School Diploma or GED equivalent is required; AND four years' experience in a variety of skilled trades work.

LICENSE AND CERTIFICATION:

• Must possess a valid Texas Driver's License.
• Specific technical skills training and certifications may be required for some incumbents.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING ENVIRONMENT:
The physical demands described here 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 functions.
• The physical activity of this position o Balancing - Maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling and walking, standing or crouching on narrow, slippery, or erratically moving surfaces. o Stooping - Bending body downward and forward by bending spine at the waist. o Kneeling - Bending legs at knee to come to a rest on knee or knees. o Crouching - Bending the body downward and forward by bending leg and spine. o Crawling - Moving about on hands and knees or hands and feet. o Reaching - Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction. o Standing - Particularly for sustained periods of time. o Walking - Moving about on foot to accomplish tasks, particularly for long distances or moving from one work site to another. o Pushing - Using upper extremities to press against something with steady force in order to thrust forward, downward or outward. o Pulling - Using upper extremities to exert force in order to drag, haul or tug objects in a sustained motion. o Lifting - Raising objects from a lower to a higher position or moving objects horizontally from position-to-position. This factor is important if it occurs to a considerable degree and requires substantial use of upper extremities and back muscles. o Finger Dexterity - Picking, pinching, typing or otherwise working, primarily with fingers rather than with the whole hand as in handling. o Grasping - Applying pressure to an object with the fingers and palm. o Feeling - Perceiving attributes of objects, such as size, shape, temperature or texture by touching with skin, particularly that of fingertips. o Talking - Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word. Those activities in which they must convey detailed or important spoken instructions to other workers accurately, loudly, or quickly. o Hearing - Perceiving the nature of sounds at normal speaking levels with or without correction. Ability to receive detailed information through oral communication and to make the discriminations in sound.
Facilities Maintenance Technician City of Waco, TX 3 of 3 o Repetitive motion - Substantial movements (motions) of the wrists, hands and/or fingers.
• The physical requirements of this position: o Heavy work. Exerting in excess of 75 pounds of force occasionally and/or in excess of 50 pounds of force frequently and/or in excess of 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
• The following personal protective equipment may be required and must be worn when required by the task being performed o Gloves, eye protection, ear protection and proper footwear.
• The visual acuity requirements including color, depth perception and field vision: o The worker is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading; visual inspection involving small defects, small parts and/or operation of machines (including inspection); using measurement devices; and/or assembly or fabrication parts at distances close to the eyes. o The worker is required to have visual acuity to determine the accuracy, neatness and thoroughness of the work assigned (i.e., custodial, food services, general laborer, etc.) or to make general observations of facilities or structures o Requires vision capacity to perform fine calibrations and differentiate between colored wires.
• The conditions the worker will be subject to in this position: o Work is performed primarily in an indoor setting or well-lit, temperature-controlled working environment. o The work is performed within outside environmental conditions; some travel from area to area. o The worker is subject to both environmental conditions. Activities occur inside and outside with temperatures that may be below 32° or above 100° for periods of more than one hour. Consideration should be given to the effect of other environmental conditions, such as wind and humidity. o The worker is subject to exposure to hazardous traffic conditions o The worker is subject to noise. There is sufficient noise to cause the worker to shout in order to be heard above ambient noise level. o The worker is subject to hazards including a variety of physical conditions, such as proximity to moving mechanical parts, moving vehicles, electrical current, working on scaffolding and high places, exposure to high heat or exposure to chemicals and pesticides. o The worker is subject to atmospheric conditions. One or more of the following conditions that affect the respiratory system: fumes, odors, dust, mists, or gases.
This job description is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties and skills required. City management has exclusive rights to alter this job description at any time without notice. Employees will be required to follow any other job related instructions and to perform any other job related duties requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments. This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an 'at-will' relationship. Job Description Acknowledgement I verify that I have received a copy of my job description by the signature below. As an employee of the City of Waco, I understand the duties and responsibilities assigned to me. Furthermore, I understand that the duties listed above are guidelines and will change over time, as necessary. From time to time, I understand that I may be asked to perform duties and handle responsibilities that are not specifically addressed in my job description.

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