Facilities Maintenance Worker

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SUMMARY: Under limited supervision, performs a variety of semi-skilled work in the maintenance of City properties; and performs related duties as assigned.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: (Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following tasks, knowledge, skills and other characteristics. This list is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by incumbents of this class.)

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: (which are not in any hierarchical order)
  1. Troubleshoots minor maintenance problems involving electrical, structural, plumbing, and equipment repair or replacement.
  2. Performs preventive building maintenance duties, caulks windows and doors, repairs and replaces broken windows.
  3. Performs routine plumbing repairs such as unstopping toilets, sinks or urinals, fixing water leaks, leaking faucets, and water fountains.
  4. Performs routine electrical repairs such as changing light bulbs or fluorescent lamps and assists in repairing ballast and light fixtures.
  5. Purchases supplies, equipment, and materials necessary to complete projects.
  6. Assembles and moves furniture, hangs pictures and bulletin boards, makes name plates, moves and sets up tables and chairs.
  7. Repairs and replaces door knobs or locks, repairs door closures, patches holes in walls.
  8. Paints interior and exterior walls.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
  • Knowledge of trades related to building maintenance and repair.
  • Knowledge of a variety of building maintenance procedures and techniques.
  • Knowledge of machinery, equipment, and tools necessary for the maintenance and repair of public buildings.
  • Knowledge of occupational hazards and safety precautions.
  • Skill in reading and following blueprints and assembly instructions.
  • Skills in following safety practices and recognizing hazards.
  • Skill in using hand and power tools.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with City staff and the public.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT: Work involves moderate to heavy work in all types of weather. There is frequent need to stand, stoop, walk, lift heavy objects (up to 50 pounds) and perform other similar actions during the course of the workday. The City of West Palm Beach promotes a drug/alcohol free work environment through the use of mandatory pre-employment drug testing.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: High School diploma or GED and one (1) year building maintenance experience, or any equivalent combination of training and experience. A valid Florida driver’s license is required. Some assignments may require a Class B Commercial Driver’s License with airbrake and passenger endorsement.

FLSA Code: Non Exempt
B/U: SEIU
Last revision date: December 2006
 
Overtime: Yes
 
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