Skilled Trades Worker

  • 005114

SUMMARY: Under limited supervision, performs and oversees a variety of semi-skilled and 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 maintenance problems involving painting, carpentry, electrical, structural, plumbing and equipment repair or replacement.
  2. Performs and oversees preventive building maintenance efforts involving writing work orders, scheduling staff, ensuring work quality and on-time completion.
  3. Coordinates and oversees the efforts of outside contractors.
  4. Purchases supplies, equipment, and materials necessary to complete projects.
  5. Performs journey level maintenance work in one or more trades.
  6. Inspects completed work to ensure quality and conformance to code.
  7. Assists in the selection, training, and evaluation of maintenance staff.
  • Knowledge of skilled trades related to building construction, maintenance, repair and renovation.
  • Knowledge of building codes and accessibility requirements under ADA.
  • Knowledge of a variety of building maintenance procedures and techniques.
  • Knowledge of specialized machinery, equipment and tools necessary for the maintenance, repair and remodeling of public buildings.
  • Knowledge of occupational hazards and safety precautions.
  • Skill in reading and following blueprints, asbuilts, and engineering drawings.
  • Skill in organizing, overseeing, and reviewing the work of maintenance personnel.
  • Skill in instructing, and training semi-skilled and un-skilled workers.
  • Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with City staff and the public.
  • Skill in communicating effectively, orally and in writing.
  • Skill in following safety practices and recognizing hazards.
  • Skill in using hand and power tools.
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, GED, or vocational training, and seven (7) years journeyman level experience in building maintenance, or any equivalent combination of training and experience. A valid Florida driver’s license is required.

Last revision date: October 2001
Overtime: Yes
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