Maintenance Worker III

City of Austin - Austin, TX (30+ days ago)4.2


Graduation from an accredited high school or equivalent, plus three (3) years of building maintenance and construction work, including heating, cooling, electrical, and plumbing systems.

Relevant work experience may substitute for the education up to the maximum of four (4) years.
Licenses or Certifications:
Texas Class "C" Operator's License.

Physical Requirements:
Moderate. Tasks involve bending, lifting, walking, carrying, or using a force equal to lifting up to fifty (50) pounds

Notes to Applicants
The Maintenance Worker III position assist in the preventative maintenance and general repairs of all library interior and exterior facilities. Applicants should be skilled in carpentry, construction, painting, flooring, plumbing and irrigation repairs.

Driving is considered an essential function of this position, and a valid Texas driver license and current driving record that meets the requirements of the City of Austin Driver Safety Program are required. Information regarding the City’s Driver Safety Program standards can be found by clicking here.
All new employees are required to attend City of Austin and Austin Public Library training as scheduled, and should arrange their outside schedules to accommodate those trainings.
A detailed and complete job application is REQUIRED and helps us to better evaluate your qualifications. In completing your job application, please be sure to provide a COMPLETE employment history regarding any relevant experience that you wish for us to consider. This information will also be used to determine salary in the event that you are selected for this position. NOTE: A cover letter and/or resume will NOT be used to substitute for an incomplete job application. This position is non-custodial, nor is it related to performing custodial tasks.
The following professional skills are desired:

1. Professional maintenance experience on large facilities.

2. Professional facility maintenance experience with plumbing repairs.

3. Professional electrical maintenance knowledge.

4. Professional irrigation experience.

5. Professional carpentry/painting experience.

Pay Range
$15.55 – $19.35

Work Schedule: Monday thru Friday (7am till 3:30pm)

•Respond to emergencies off hours (i.e.: nights, weekends and holidays)

•May occasionally work beyond assigned shift.

Schedule subject to change based on the needs of the Library.

Job Close Date


Type of Posting



Grant Funded or Pooled Position
Not Applicable


635 North Pleasant Valley Road, Austin, Texas 78702

Preferred Qualifications
1. Knowledge of trades related to building maintenance and repair.
2. Professional experience in the following trades: construction, carpentry, painting, dry wall, plumbing, irrigation, flooring and electrical work.
3. Ability to read blueprints, diagrams and professional drawings.
4. Experience working with Work Orders.
5. Locksmith installations and repair.
6. Skilled in using hand and power tools.
7. Ability to climb ladders, use Arial lifts, fork lifts, and scissor lifts, etc.
8. Ability to respond to emergencies after hours.
9. Ability to push/pull and lift 50 lbs.

Duties, Functions and Responsibilities
Essential duties and functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following. Other related duties may be assigned.
  • Inspects buildings and equipment for needed repairs and maintenance.
  • Repairs and maintains heating and cooling systems as required. Installs or replaces floors and ceramic tiles. Repairs or replaces electric plugs and cords.
  • Drives vehicles as needed.
  • Performs service on pumps, air handlers, cooling towers, etc.
  • Repacks, changes oil/filters, lubricates, etc.
  • Operates drills, buffers, grinders, sanders, and various power saws, i.e. radial arm, skill, etc.
  • Operates acetylene cutting torch, welder, etc.
  • Performs basic plumbing installations/repairs i.e. install and repair faucets, unclog drains, replace valves, etc.
  • Performs semi-skilled carpentry work in the construction and repair of walls, ceilings, etc.
  • Operates forklift.
  • Reads profiles/blueprints.

  • Responsibilities- Supervision and/or Leadership Exercised:

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
    Must possess required knowledge, skills, abilities and experience and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.
    • Knowledge of equipment, methods, and materials used in routine painting, basic plumbing, and moderate levels of construction.
    • Knowledge of equipment, methods, and materials used in routine carpentry.
    • Knowledge of basic electricity and plumbing.
    • Knowledge of basic heating and cooling system operations.
    • Knowledge of proper safety practices and procedures.
    • Knowledge of the equipment, methods, and materials used in ground maintenance.
    • Skill in oral and written communication.
    • Skill in handling multiple tasks and prioritizing.
    • Skill in planning and organizing.
    • Ability to operate power tools and mechanical equipment..
    • Ability to read blueprints.
    • Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with other City employees and the public.

    Does this job require a criminal background investigation?
    This position requires a criminal background investigation

    City of Austin is committed to compliance with the American Disabilities Act. If you require reasonable accommodation during the application process or have a question regarding an essential job function, please call (512) 974-3210 or TTY (512) 974-2445.

    The City of Austin will not discriminate against any applicant or employee based on race, creed, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, age, religion, veteran status, disability, or sexual orientation. In addition, the City will not discriminate in employment decisions on the basis of an individual’s AIDS, AIDS Related Complex, or HIV status; nor will the City discriminate against individuals who are perceived to be at risk of HIV infection, or who associate with individuals who are believed to be at risk.

    Information For City Employees: If you are an employee within
    the department, are in good standing and meet both the minimum and preferred qualifications, then you will receive an initial interview.