Maintenance Specialist / Technician

Application Deadline: 2022-08-23
Job Type: County
Job Description:

This is skilled work involving the maintenance and repair of buildings and public facilities to maintain a safe and secure environment. Duties involve, but are not limited to performing a variety of maintenance tasks such as plumbing, carpentry, electrical, masonry, boiler, and roof repairs. Work may also extend to painting, grounds maintenance, snow removal, and various custodial duties. Work is performed in accordance with established routines, oral instruction and accepted maintenance practices. Some independent judgment is exercised in determining work methods. Close supervision is received on new or unfamiliar assignments. Supervision is general in nature for routine assignments. Work originates from supervisor assignments that may include sketches, blueprints, or other written instructions. Work is reviewed by observation and by inspection of work in progress and upon completion.

Hours of work: Monday-Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Weekend work may be required during the snow season based on weather conditions. Employee will be on call for urgent matters every 6th week.

Maintenance Specialist – High school graduation or equivalent and 3 years related building and/or grounds maintenance experience; OR any combination of education and experience that provides equivalent knowledge, skills, and abilities. Also required is a driver’s license and a driving record that meets County standards.

Maintenance Technician – The Facilities & Capital Management Department may consider candidates with less than 3 years of experience as a technician starting at a lower pay rate and allow them to participate in an apprenticeship program.

COVID-19: Federal law requires that any individual selected and hired into this position be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Only those individuals with an approved medical or religious exemption are excepted from this legal requirement. Being fully vaccinated means that an individual is at least two weeks past their final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen. As a condition of employment, newly hired employees will be required to provide proof of their COVID-19 vaccination unless a medical or religious exemption is approved. Please contact our recruiters at 715.261.1455 for information about the medical or religious exemption process for employees.


Performs preventive maintenance and troubleshoots mechanical and computerized equipment, including fire protection systems, video surveillance/security systems, card access, and emergency power systems.
Performs preventive maintenance or repairs on HVAC equipment such as filter changes, replacing belts, bearings, impellers, motors, and shafts and cleaning coils.
May perform preventive maintenance repairs on medical equipment such as wheelchairs, walkers, beds, patient lifts, and vital machines.
May assist in maintaining boilers and disassembling them for inspection; may perform boiler operation and maintenance tasks such as adding chemical solutions, removing scale from internal parts, blowing down boilers, and similar work.
Uses plans and blueprints to maintain and repair buildings, equipment, and other facilities; may layout and build interior walls; hang and finish drywall, install doors, frames, suspended ceilings, tile, carpet, floor tile, and cabinetry. Assembles, configures, and moves workstations for County offices; May do concrete repair and rubber roof repair.
Installs and repairs electrical and mechanical door hardware; troubleshoots and repairs card access systems, detention security devices, locking mechanisms, overhead garage doors, and closers.
Performs plumbing work such as repairing leaking faucets and valves, drinking fountains, fixtures, water heaters, showers, unclogging sinks and commodes, and similar work.
Performs electrical work such as replacing light switches and receptacles, changing ballasts, lighting fixtures, service wires, wiring of small motors, and related items; installs, troubleshoots, and repairs electrical service; installs AC-DC circuits, adding equipment, control circuits, circuit breakers, conduit, voice, and data wiring.
Paints walls, doors, frames, ceilings, baseboards, furniture, windows, etc.
Performs maintenance tasks in secure areas throughout the Health Care Center and other County buildings including the jail, juvenile detention facility, District Attorney’s Office, Sheriff’s Department, etc.
Operates snow removal equipment.
Operates small hand tools and other equipment in a safe manner to accomplish tasks.
Develops solutions to work issues that add value for our customers.
Participates in establishing professional development goals that are supportive of broader County goals.
Performs related work as required.
Maintains regular and predictable attendance.

Knowledge of building maintenance trades and methods.
Knowledge of proper safety precautions and procedures in all facets of maintenance.
Skill in the use of hand and power tools.
Ability to recognize equipment in need of maintenance.
Ability to perform moderately heavy manual work.
Ability to follow oral and written instructions.
Ability to read blueprints.
Ability to perform routine and moderately complex operations without close supervision.
Ability to communicate effectively with other employees and the public.
Ability to think independently and make decisions based on established policies, procedures, and precedent and recognize when to seek out higher level decisions on those policies, procedures, and precedents.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, departments, agencies, and the public.
Ability to maintain confidentiality and follow required HPPA regulations.
Understands the County’s and department’s mission, core values, plans, and priorities for the future.
Ability to contribute to a positive work culture that fosters excellent customer service and teamwork.

Maintenance Specialist (B22): Starting: $17.66; Midpoint: $20.75; Maximum: $24.55 OR Candidates with less experience may be considered for an apprenticeship program starting as a Maintenance Technician (B21): Starting: $16.16; Midpoint: $18.99; Maximum: $22.47

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