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Taos County Employment Opportunity: Maintenance Technician I 

Internal and External

 

JOB TITLE: Maintenance Technician I 

ENTRY LEVEL: $10.75-$13.12 per hour DOE

 

CLASSIFICATION: Classified/Non - Exempt (FLSA)

DEFINITION: Performs a variety of working level semi-skilled duties related to the construction, installation, maintenance, upkeep, beautification and repair of parks, buildings, recreation facilities, parks, grounds and general environ.

 

 

 

Applications will be accepted until 5:00 p.m. on Friday, October 26, 2018

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

1. Education and Experience:

 A. Sufficient education and experience to demonstrate an aptitude or ability to perform above and related duties;

AND

 B. One (1) year experience in the maintenance, upkeep, and beautification of turf, parks, facilities and related environ; 

OR

 C. An equivalent combination of education and experience.

 

2. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Some knowledge of maintenance equipment such as backhoe, loader, dump truck, mowers, tractor, power over seeders, aerators, thatches, welder, trimmers, etc.; landscape and sprinkler system design; flow pumps; of hazards and related safety precautions associated with equipment operations; of herbicides, fungicides, insecticides, and pesticides, and proper application of the same; of turf and greens management; of interpersonal communication skills.

Some Skill in use of lawn and landscaping equipment, including tractors, mowers, , chain saw, edgers, weed trimmers, electric motors, pumps, sprinklers; miscellaneous hand and power tools for turf maintenance, carpentry, painting, plumbing, electrical work; the operation of various types of light equipment such as front-end loader, tractor, backhoe, etc., basic mechanics, basic electrical and plumbing operations, basic carpentry and masonry.

Ability to recognize and identify common weeds and pests; recognize and identify diseases common to turf and greenery; effectively apply chemicals for the abatement and eradication of noxious weeds and insects; effectively, perform various semi-skilled and skilled functions related to building maintenance; communicate verbally and in writing; develop effective working relationships with supervisor, subordinates, and the public.

 

3. Special Qualifications:

Must posses a valid state of New Mexico driver's license.

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TAOS COUNTY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AND DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE ON THE BASIS OF RACE, NATIONAL ORIGIN, RELIGION, AGE, SEX, ANCESTRY, PHYSICAL OR MENTAL DISABILITY, SERIOUS MEDICAL CONDITION, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, SPOUSAL AFFILIATION OR GENDER IDENTITY.

This job announcement gives only a brief description of the position.  A complete job description can be obtained at the 

Taos County Administration Office, 105 Albright Street, Suite J, Taos, NM 87571 or by calling (575) 737-6312.

 


Taos County Job Description


 

Job Title: Maintenance Technician I
Job Code: 913 
Division: Operations
Effective Date: 11/30/10
Department: Facilities Management 
Last Revised: 10/09
FLSA: Non-Exempt 
Paygrade: 6

 

GENERAL PURPOSE

Performs a variety of working level semi-skilled duties related to the construction, installation, maintenance, upkeep, beautification and repair of parks, buildings, recreation facilities, parks, grounds and general environ.  

 

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

Works under the general supervision of the Maintenance Supervisor.

 

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

None.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Performs general building maintenance and custodial duties; constructs and maintains bowery(s), small buildings, pavilions, shelters, picnic areas, benches, bleachers, ball fields, basketball courts and other facilities; assures proper operation of lighting fixtures, doors, windows and plumbing; may assist in framing, painting, roofing or other semi-skilled construction and maintenance activities related to basic carpentry, plumbing, and electrical; performs concrete and masonry work; assures proper installation and maintenance of playground equipment; conducts safety inspection of play ground equipment.

Assists in the installation of sprinkler systems; selects line sizes, sprinkler spacing, type and control equipment; install, test, and maintain systems utilizing low voltage, hydraulic, or other operating features; inspects electrical systems at parks; makes repairs and adjustments as needed.

Assists with spraying projects for the prevention or eradication of pests, fungus, and insects harmful to park plants, trees, shrubs and other environ; selects appropriate chemicals and combinations to accomplish task; maintains records of spraying activities; assures chemicals are properly stored and used in conformity with county, state, or federal regulations; operates spraying equipment. 

Operates a variety of types of small and light equipment such as mowers, sod cutters, chain saws, pruning equipment, aeration tractor, and various hand tools; performs routine and regular maintenance on equipment to assure efficiency and safety.

Operates complex lawn mowing equipment; mows and trims grass, bushes and shrubs; assists in pruning activities on trees, shrubs and plants; removes dead, diseased, or injured trees; stimulates health plant growth through custom pruning and cutting.

Performs general landscape and gardening duties; plants and transplants trees, shrubs, bushes, grass, flowers etc. as directed to develop attractive parks and grounds; performs various fertilization techniques using dry and liquid chemicals.

Assists in the set up of special displays for Christmas, fiestas, festivals and other events; sets up banners, assists in the setting up of public announcement and speaker systems; assists in the cleaning and grooming of event environs to assure Parks attractive surrounds.

Performs various seasonal duties such as snow removal; water line winterization, etc.; performs general maintenance of ice arena, grooms surface and shaves ice; monitors and inspects refrigeration equipment; adjusts gages if necessary and restarts system.

Performs routine preventive maintenance on building and facility systems and equipment; maintains HVAC system, including VAC boxes; calibrates thermostats; electrical systems, pneumatic controls, electrical and electronic controls, actuators, etc.; maintains boilers, domestic hot water systems and pumps.

Performs general maintenance on various types of building components and apparatus, i.e., , floats, pulleys, belts, switches, relays, plugs, light ballasts, light photo cells, fuses, circuit breakers, timers, , wiring, , door hardware, roofing, floor and ceiling repair, dry wall, painting, caulking, concrete repair, etc.

Performs preventive maintenance on facility systems and equipment; maintains air conditioning system; boilers, domestic hot water systems, , electrical systems, pneumatic controls, electrical and electronic controls, etc.

Performs general carpentry; maintains physical aspects of the county buildings such as window and door frames, woodwork; fabricates shelving, assembles and repairs furniture; repairs or replaces locks; fabricates furniture.

Operates various cleaning equipment such as power buffer, carpet extraction machine, etc.; sweeps, buffs, dusts, strips, waxes, washes, and polishes hard surface floors; washes and cleans walls, door frames, doors, and glass; empties and cleans waste receptacles; cleans disinfects and sanitizes rest room sinks and bowls; washes windows; vacuums and shampoos carpets and entry rugs and mats; maintains work closets and monitors availability of supplies.

Performs general facility security checks; checks door locks and other systems for proper operation;  opens and closes doors, allowing access to facilities during regular work hours.

Performs miscellaneous seasonal or periodic duties; assists with snow removal by operating snow blower and shovels; changes burned out light bulbs etc.; performs various logistical and minor maintenance duties; sets up for special events, moves tables, chairs, and podiums; assembles tables and miscellaneous furniture upon delivery.

Performs related duties as required.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

1. Education and Experience:

 A. Sufficient education and experience to demonstrate an aptitude or ability to perform above and related duties;

AND

 B. One (1) year experience in the maintenance, upkeep, and beautification of turf, parks, facilities and related environ; 

OR

 C. An equivalent combination of education and experience.

 

2. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Some knowledge of maintenance equipment such as backhoe, loader, dump truck, mowers, tractor, power over seeders, aerators, thatches, welder, trimmers, etc.; landscape and sprinkler system design; flow pumps; of hazards and related safety precautions associated with equipment operations; of herbicides, fungicides, insecticides, and pesticides, and proper application of the same; of turf and greens management; of interpersonal communication skills.

Some Skill in use of lawn and landscaping equipment, including tractors, mowers, , chain saw, edgers, weed trimmers, electric motors, pumps, sprinklers; miscellaneous hand and power tools for turf maintenance, carpentry, painting, plumbing, electrical work; the operation of various types of light equipment such as front-end loader, tractor, backhoe, etc., basic mechanics, basic electrical and plumbing operations, basic carpentry and masonry.

Ability to recognize and identify common weeds and pests; recognize and identify diseases common to turf and greenery; effectively apply chemicals for the abatement and eradication of noxious weeds and insects; effectively, perform various semi-skilled and skilled functions related to building maintenance; communicate verbally and in writing; develop effective working relationships with supervisor, subordinates, and the public.

 

3. Special Qualifications:

Must posses a valid state of New Mexico driver's license.

 

4. Work Environment:

Tasks require variety of physical activities, generally involving muscular strain, such as walking, standing, stooping, sitting, reaching, lifting, etc. (occasionally move up to 50 pounds).  Talking, hearing and seeing essential to the performance of the job. Employee regularly works near moving mechanical parts. Daily exposure to weather extremes and seasonal conditions. Frequent exposure to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, and vibration. The employee is occasionally exposed to risk of electrical shock. Common eye, hand, finger dexterity exist.  Mental application utilizes memory for details, verbal instructions, discriminating thinking.  Frequent local travel required in normal course of job performance.

 

Disclaimer:  The above statements describe the general nature, level, and type of work performed by the incumbent(s) assigned to this classification.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, demands, and skills required of personnel so classified.  Job descriptions are not intended to and do not imply or create any employment, compensation, or contract rights to any person or persons.  Management reserves the right to add, delete, or modify any and/or all provisions of this description at any time as needed without notice.  This job description supersedes earlier versions.

 

 

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