General Definition of Work
Performs complex skilled trades work in a variety of facility maintenance assignments, and in the construction, replacement, and repair of buildings and facilities, and related work as apparent or assigned. Work is performed under the general direction of the Building Maintenance Superintendent. Continuous supervision is exercised over assigned maintenance staff.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable an individual with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Assists with the supervision of and participates in a wide variety of building maintenance tasks such as carpentry, plumbing, painting, electrical, and HVAC repair, installation, testing, troubleshooting, and preventive maintenance.
Discusses job requirements with and receives detailed instructions from supervisor; makes and adjusts work assignments.
Performs or assists in performing more difficult tasks; ensures crews are in conformance with department policy and safety regulations.
Trains and instructs subordinates.
Performs general carpentry work in the construction, repair or alteration of floors, walls, roofs, stairways, partitions, doors, windows, screens and various other wooden articles; hangs, plaster and finishes drywall; paints walls.
Installs, troubleshoots and maintains electrical systems; replaces faulty switches, sockets, plugs, fuses, insulators and other parts of electrical systems.
Assists with the installation of water and sanitary fixtures and equipment; analyzes defects or malfunctions in plumbing systems; repairs leaks; installs replacement fixtures.
Maintains heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems; changes filters.
Assists other Technicians when needed; assists with more complex installations and repairs.
Attends training as needed to stay abreast of new practices, tools, and techniques.
Reads complex and standard prints, diagrams, schematics, manuals, and related materials.
Assists other trades as necessary.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Comprehensive knowledge of the common practices, tools, and terminology of a variety of maintenance and manual tasks involved in electrical, HVAC, carpentry, plumbing, painting, and other trades; comprehensive knowledge of the use of common hand and specialized power tools required in the work; comprehensive knowledge of the use and characteristics of common building materials; comprehensive knowledge of the hazards and safety precautions associated with assigned trade; skill in the use of tools and equipment to which assigned; ability to draw and work from sketches, drawings, plans or specifications; ability to estimate needed materials and time required for various jobs; ability to perform manual and semiskilled labor for extended periods, often under unfavorable weather conditions; ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates, school staff, vendors, and the general public.
Education and Experience
High school diploma or GED and extensive experience in building maintenance, repair, and/or construction activities, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
This work requires the regular exertion of up to 10 pounds of force, frequent exertion of up to 50 pounds of force and occasional exertion of up to 100 pounds of force; work regularly requires standing, walking, using hands to finger, handle or feel, reaching with hands and arms and pushing or pulling, frequently requires speaking or hearing, climbing or balancing and stooping, kneeling, crouching or crawling and occasionally requires sitting, lifting and repetitive motions; work requires close vision, distance vision, ability to adjust focus, depth perception, color perception, night vision and peripheral vision; vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word and conveying detailed or important instructions to others accurately, loudly or quickly; hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels and to receive detailed information through oral communications and/or to make fine distinctions in sound; work requires preparing and analyzing written or computer data, visual inspection involving small defects and/or small parts, using of measuring devices, assembly or fabrication of parts within arm’s length, operating machines, operating motor vehicles or equipment and observing general surroundings and activities; work regularly requires exposure to the risk of electrical shock, frequently requires working in high, precarious places and exposure to outdoor weather conditions and occasionally requires wet, humid conditions (non-weather), working near moving mechanical parts, exposure to fumes or airborne particles, exposure to toxic or caustic chemicals, exposure to extreme cold (non-weather), exposure to extreme heat (non-weather) and exposure to vibration; work is generally in a loud noise location (e.g. grounds maintenance, heavy traffic).
Possession of Master license in at least two of the building trades (e.g. HVAC, Electrical, Plumbing, Mechanical, etc.) upon hire.
Valid commercial driver's license in the Commonwealth of Virginia.