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Maintenance Technician I


Closes On: April 3, 2020 at 04:30 PM EST

Department: Public Works
Job Status: Full-Time
Shift: 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Days Worked: Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri.
Rate of Pay: 30,590.35 - 55,329.57
Status: Open until filled
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Definition of Class

This is skilled work at the journeyman level in one or more crafts such as electrical, plumbing, HVAC, carpentry, etc. Depending on the employee’s skills & abilities, work in this class involves the installation, fabrication, maintenance and/or servicing of electrical and electronic systems, traffic signals, water & wastewater systems, pumps, HVAC units, refrigerating & heating equipment, building & framing systems, welding & brazing, etc. Employee in this class is responsible for performing a variety of skilled tasks in accordance with standard trade practices. Work extends to maintenance responsibility at a variety of City facilities. Assignments are normally made orally or by written instructions. However, employee in this class is expected to exercise considerable independent judgment in developing the specific work methods and procedures required for a particular assignment. Work is inspected for compliance with instructions, although routine installations, repairs and maintenance work are usually made without supervision or review. Employee in this class may supervise subordinate maintenance assistants or laborers in the performance of a particular job. General supervision is received from a Public Works division supervisor. This is a safety-sensitive position.

Essential Duties Performed

100% - ESSENTIAL DUTIES PERFORMED
• Installs, fabricates, maintains, troubleshoots, repairs, calibrates and/or services equipment & facilities associated with the employee’s trade(s) and craft(s);
• Operates hand & power tools;
• Operates measuring, testing, and analytical tools, gages, etc.; responsible for the execution of routine maintenance programs for pumps, drives, meters, and associated equipment common to the operation of the water treatment plant and water/wastewater pump stations;
• Conducts and/or facilitates repair projects at water treatment plant, water/wastewater pumping stations, and other City facilities;
• Works with and assists other maintenance & construction staff;
• Prepares job estimates and materials lists;
• In the absence of a Leadworker / Supervisor, may oversee work of subordinate employees;
• Works overtime as required;
• May be required to work standby on a rotating basis;
• Subject to call-in for specified emergencies;
• Reports to work as scheduled and on time, even under inclement weather conditions;
• Operates automobiles, pickup trucks, bucket truck and other automotive equipment.

OTHER DUTIES PERFORMED
• Assists construction crews as needed;
• Performs related work as required;
• Serves as a member of various employee teams.
ELECTRIC

ESSENTIAL DUTIES PERFORMED
• Installs, maintains, calibrates and services electronic sampling, monitoring and metering equipment;
• Installs, maintains and services motors, meters, control valves, air compressors and other major electrical equipment;
• Maintains and services electrical and electronic components of water and wastewater pump stations and/or HVAC equipment;
• Installs, maintains, and repairs electrical systems and HVAC units common to public buildings (e.g., schools, etc.) and other large buildings;
• Operates pipe cutters, reamers, threading machines, conduit benders, electrical test equipment, HVAC gauges, and other electrical tools and equipment;
• Trouble-shoots mechanical and electrical equipment and performs maintenance on the same;
• Installs, maintains, calibrates and services electronic / electrical equipment such as instrumentation, telemetry, SCADA, etc.;

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS
• Possession of a valid electrician’s license issued by the State of Tennessee;
• HVAC repair and/or Refrigerant Recovery Certification(s) issued by the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers – North American Retail Dealers’ Association (AHAM-NARDA).


PLUMBING

ESSENTIAL DUTIES PERFORMED
• Installs and maintains valves, pumps, drives, piping, meters and associated equipment common to the operation of the water treatment plant and water/wastewater pump stations;
• Installs and repairs water pipes, sinks, toilet fixtures, automatic sprinklers and other plumbing fixtures common to schools and other large buildings;
• Operates pipe cutters, reamers, threading machines, sewer taps and cables and other plumbing tools and equipment;
• Responsible for the execution of routine maintenance programs for pumps, drives, meters, and associated equipment common to the operation of the water treatment plant and water/wastewater pump stations;
• Trouble-shoots mechanical and electrical equipment and performs maintenance on the same.
• Conducts repair projects at water treatment plant, water/wastewater pumping stations, and other City facilities;

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS
• Possession of either a Grade II Water Distribution System or Grade II Wastewater Collection System Operator Certification issued by the State of Tennessee;
• Possession of a valid plumber’s license issued by the State of Tennessee

Minimum Education Requirements

Either:
• Graduation from a standard or vocational high school or possession of a General Equivalency Diploma (GED); and
• Five (5) years progressive experience in electrical, plumbing, HVAC, carpentry, or other trade.
Or
• Completion of recognized / accredited post-secondary vocational program in electrical, plumbing, HVAC, carpentry, or other trade and two (2) years of experience.
Or
• Completion of twelve (12) months progressive experience as a Maintenance Technician Apprentice.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS
• Possession of a valid appropriate commercial driver's license issued by the State of Tennessee;
• Possession of Level I 1 Traffic Signal Technician certification or ability to obtain within 12 months;
• Possession of certifications / licenses specified for one or more crafts.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities - • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret written communications;
• Ability to respond to verbal inquiries from management, staff, and customers;
• Ability to effectively present information verbally and/or in writing;
• Considerable knowledge and skill in the use of basic hand and power tools;
• Thorough knowledge in the methods, materials, equipment, and techniques used in the employee’s specified craft(s) / trade(s);
• Proven mechanical aptitude;
• Ability to read, interpret and work from engineering drawings, schematic drawings, rough sketches and drawings;
• Working knowledge of a personal computer;
• Ability to do hard manual labor, sometimes under unfavorable environmental and/or weather conditions, for extended periods of time;
• Ability to access and work at elevated heights utilizing ladders, scaffolding, mechanical lifts, bucket trucks, etc.;
• Ability to work in confined spaces;
• Knowledge of occupational hazards involved and the necessary safety precautions required in electrical, plumbing, HVAC, carpentry, etc.;
• Ability to learn new procedures and to apply the same to a variety of tasks;
• Ability to plan and oversee tasks assigned with minimal supervision;
• Ability to plan, layout and direct the work of subordinates.

Physical Demands

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls and reach with hands and arms. The employee frequently is required to stand and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to walk; sit; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and smell.

The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 75 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

Disclaimer

The duties described in this job description are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not excuse them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.

The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.