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Facility Maintenance Technician 1

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Job Title: Facilities Maintenance Technician 1


Reports to: Maintenance Manager                                     Date: November 16, 2022

FLSA Status: Full Time, Exempt                                            Approved By: Fire Chief, Human Resources

Job Summary:

The position of Facilities Maintenance Technician falls under the general discretion of the Maintenance Manager. The facilities maintenance technician is an entry-level position that performs general to semi-skilled labor throughout the entire District.  

Work includes electrical, plumbing, HVAC, carpentry, landscaping, welding, snow removal, appliance repairs, painting, drywall, and any other miscellaneous repairs. This position will also perform routine inspections, identify issues, and make appropriate repairs as required. This position reports directly to the maintenance manager.  


·        Ensures District grounds are always maintained and safe  

·        Responsible to address emergency repairs, routine repairs, and scheduled preventative maintenance on all facility systems and equipment including HVAC systems; electrical systems; power generators; exhaust systems; gas-powered and electrical landscaping equipment; irrigation systems; kitchen and laundry appliances; bay door operations systems and building structures including roofs, gutters, doors, drywall, and painting  

·        Performs and assists with general routine maintenance and repair work on a variety of buildings, including multiple fire stations, administrative offices, and other District facilities 

·        Performs snow removal as necessary 

·        Assists in maintaining records on all facilities including repair records, preventative maintenance, schedules, and cost of repair 

·        Documents repair requests into District’s reporting system   

·        May occasionally be required to be on call due to special circumstances or departmental needs 

·        Fire, flood, tornados, blizzards, other natural disasters, or major emergency incidents 

·        Completes purchase card reports on a monthly basis 

·        Must be able to use and maintain a variety of hand and shop tools 

·        Required to supply own hand tools 

·        Attend, as directed, District meetings and training sessions

·        Other duties as assigned by the Fire Chief or his designee 



·        High school diploma or GED equivalent 

·        Must have the ability to work under time constraints and multi-task 

·        Strong customer service, telephone, and construction background 

·        Excellent communication skills 

·        Must be proficient in math and English 

·        Basic working knowledge of electrical, plumbing, and construction terminology 

·        Three years’ experience in facilities maintenance 

·        Two years’ experience desired, working with small kitchen and bath remodels in all phases 

·        Experience with general HVAC operations 

·        Experience with wiring, conduit and cable pathways, process, and function  


Knowledge of:

·        Computer programs, such as Microsoft Office 365 suite. 

·        Understand, follow, and support all District policies, procedures, standards, and guidelines.  

·        Tools and equipment common to facilities maintenance. 

·        Knowledge of mechanical operating principles 

·        State, county, and local permitting requirements related to facilities maintenance and refurbishment. 


Skill in:

·        High level of mechanical aptitude in building systems such as HVAC, electrical, mechanical, and plumbing. 

·        Additional skills include basic welding, framing, light rigging, drywall hanging, use of hand and power tools in a safe and efficient manner, and other various tasks as assigned 


Ability to:

·        Establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, other agencies, and citizens. 

·        Continually evaluate services provided and present sound improvement strategies.  

·        Manage multiple tasks and assignments.  

·        Must be able to work independently in the absence of supervision.  

·        Use tools and equipment common to facilities maintenance. 

·        Meet the ever-changing demands and responsibilities placed on the District 

·        Work in adverse conditions including at height, adverse weather, small spaces, etc. 

·        Meet imposed deadlines and effectively prioritize assigned projects 

·        Read blueprint or line drawings 

·        Use hand and power tools in a safe and efficient manner when framing, cutting, and welding 

·        Maintain a professional and effective working relationship with employees and other agencies 

·        Establish goals and work within the framework of the District 

·        Work a flexible schedule based on the needs of the District 

·        Attend job-specific training as directed by the organization 

 Licensing/Certification Requirements:


Possess and maintain the following:

·        Valid Driver’s License. 

·        CPR Certification. 


Distinguishing Characteristics

·        Ambition to continually improve as a member of the District; in performance, teamwork and experience gained.  

·        Strive to progress the quality of the Department.  

·        Holds oneself and others accountable to the Department’s Vision, Mission, and Value Statements.  

·        Ability to provide excellent customer service through quality job performance, communication, empathy, and engagement. 

·        Take pride in the involvement and advancement of the Department’s culture. 


Working Conditions and Physical Requirements:


Physical Requirements:

Frequently required to use hands to feel, handle and operate objects, tools, or controls; and to reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.  The employee is frequently required to walk, sit, and talk or hear.  The employee may regularly lift or move objects up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move materials, tools, and equipment up to 50 lbs.  Requires visual ability to see at close range, color vision, and ability to adjust focus. 


Work Environment:

Work is conducted both inside and outside with exposure to extreme weather conditions and high-hazard situations.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to sit for prolonged periods.  The employee is regularly required to see, hear, talk, stand, demonstrate manual dexterity, twist, and use repetitive motions in the conduct of work. Exposure to extremes of heat, sun, water, temperature changes, noise and vibration, odors, grease/oils, toxic substances (such as hydrogen cyanide, acids, carbon monoxide, or organic solvents either through inhalants or skin contact), smoke, fumes and gases, electrical energy, carcinogenic dusts (such as asbestos), poor ventilation as well as to contagious diseases does occur.  Physically demanding work utilizes muscular strength and endurance, aerobic capacity, flexibility, equilibrium, and anaerobic power.  Work involves heavy (50 lbs. and over) lifting and carrying, sitting, standing, walking, pulling, pushing, crawling, bending, kneeling, and climbing to widely varying degrees depending on circumstances. The employee must be able to physically travel between District locations and other destinations. Must be able to operate in environments of high noise, poor visibility, limited mobility, slippery, and/or uneven walking surfaces, at heights, and move within open as well as confined spaces.  The job requires eye-hand coordination to operate fire and rescue equipment.  Must be able to work under pressure/stress in emergency and non-emergency situations, intermittent intense stress, and response factors.  The employee must be able to physically travel between District locations and other destinations, and work in the evenings when required.  Position operates computer terminals, keyboards, hand tools, power tools, ladders, welders, torches, forklifts, heavy equipment, and registered department vehicles.  

Other Duties:

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

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