Full Job Description
Under direct supervision, in a training capacity, to perform semi-skilled work in the maintenance and repair of mechanical and electrical equipment, buildings, hospital and office furniture and equipment; to learn chemical water treatment.
Candidates who meet the employment standards will be invited to take the Written Examination tentatively scheduled for July 8, 2020, July 10, 2020 & July 11, 2020.
In a training and learning capacity:
Performs semi-skilled mechanical, electrical, plumbing, carpentry, painting, HVAC, roofing and related trades tasks;
Performs routine inspection, preventative maintenance, calibration, functional and operational testing of facility systems and equipment;
Uses hand and power tools in servicing and making minor repairs to electrically driven machinery, such as air conditioning, laundry equipment, plumbing and electrical equipment;
Receives and responds to calls for building/grounds maintenance/repair or equipment alarms;
Tests and diagnoses machinery using various measuring instruments such as micrometers, dial indicators, pressure gauges, manometers;
Makes minor electrical repairs such as testing circuits for power, replacing fuses and ballasts;
Replaces and aligns drive and driven sheaves;
Installs and tensions Vee belts;
Orders any parts/supplies needed for repairs;
Installs or replaces various gaskets, fittings, etc., gas and water lines;
Clears plugged drains using hand snakes;
Maintains and installs bearings;
Detects and corrects bearing problems;
Performs basic water treatment for boilers, cooling towers, chilled and hot water closed loops;
Cleans cooling towers and services water softeners;
Operates water treatment equipment, and tests for/maintains proper chemical levels in HVAC systems (cooling towers, hot, cold and condenser loops);
Services or repairs automatic door mechanisms and hydraulic doors;
Repairs or replaces worn or broken door parts using hand tools;
Performs minor welding;
Installs and repairs pumps;
Maintains and performs minor repairs to emergency power generators;
Repairs wheel chairs, beds, scales and similar hospital equipment;
Repairs office furniture and equipment;
Repairs lawn mowers and other garden equipment;
Makes minor repairs on pneumatic tube systems and carriers;
May perform rough plastering or cementing;
Cleans and repairs tools;
Assists in ordering tools and safety equipment;
Issues tools from the tool crib;
May drive trucks, tractors, scissor lifts, bucket trucks, forklifts and aerial lift platforms;
Keeps simple records, and prepares simple reports;
Completes and inputs work orders in a timely manner;
Uses information system software and equipment, including, computers, printers, Personal Digital Assistants (PDA), telephones, fax machines and copiers;
Receives and responds to emergency equipment failures or emergency alarms;
May be assigned as a Disaster Service Worker, as required;
Performs related work as required.
Sufficient training and experience to demonstrate possession of the following knowledge and abilities:
Training and Experience Note: The knowledge and abilities required to perform this function are attained through possession of a high school diploma or equivalent and one (1) year of experience performing minor maintenance and repair work of buildings and grounds or as a helper in a building construction trade.
Possession of a valid California Driver's License prior to appointment and the ability to qualify for and maintain a County Drivers Permit.
An incumbent must promote to the next level, General Maintenance Mechanic II, after eighteen (18) months or vacate the position.
Common tools and equipment used in carpentry, painting, electrical service, plumbing and related activities;
Safety practices appropriate to the equipment and procedures to perform the assigned maintenance work;
A wide variety of operating and mechanical principles;
Occupational hazards and safety precautions;
Record keeping practices;
Basic computer operation, such as email, internet navigation, and document filing/retrieval.
Demonstrate mechanical aptitude;
Operate a variety of hand and power tools and equipment;
Learn the tasks described above;
Follow oral and written directions;
Perform manual tasks;
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work;
Use County equipment safely and in compliance with safety limits and standards;
Apply basic measurements and mathematical concepts in line of work;
Keep simple records and prepare simple reports of work accomplished.
The use and maintenance of hand and power tools used in general maintenance and repair work.
Ascend and descend ladders that are over six feet tall with tools and equipment where the ladder has a weight limitation of 350 pounds;
Safely move and lift objects that weigh up to 50 pounds;
Work in small, confined, and similar spaces;
Perform manual tasks as necessary;
Work on weekends, holidays and at odd or irregular hours.