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Maintenance Specialist - HVAC

Building Maintenance | Caldwell, ID | Full Time

Job Description

Starting hourly wage:  $25.92 +, DOE

General Statement of Duties:

The individual selected for this position will perform journeyman level skilled maintenance and service work on buildings, equipment and machinery, and utilities.  

 Classification Summary:

The primary function of an employee in this class is to train maintenance workers, perform maintenance, repair, inspection, and service work on County buildings, including equipment, machinery, grounds, utilities and related systems.  The work is performed under the direct supervision of the Maintenance Supervisor, with some latitude for the exercise of independent judgment and initiative.  The principal duties of this class are performed in a public building environment, detention facilities, and outdoors and may include working on rooftops and in adverse weather conditions and hazards involving the use of power tools and equipment.

Examples of Work (Illustrative Only)

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Acts as resource in training maintenance specialists;
  • Performs scheduled maintenance, repair, and installation work on electrical, heating, air conditioning, ventilation or plumbing systems;
  • Performs maintenance, repair, and construction work on County buildings, including remodels;
  • Troubleshoots, repairs and maintains electrical, HVAC and plumbing systems;
  • Performs painting and graffiti removal duties;
  • Performs maintenance and repair work on restrooms, and facilities;
  • Welds and fabricates metal structures and systems as needed;
  • Repairs and replaces locks;
  • Orders necessary supplies for work required;
  • Trains and supervises inmate workers;
  • Performs all work duties and activities in accordance with County policies, procedures, and safety policies.      

Other Duties and Responsibilities

  • Backs up other Technicians when necessary;
  • Performs other related duties as required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of:

  • Building trade skills, including but not limited to, HVAC, carpentry, plumbing, pneumatic, and electrical systems;
  • Welding and fabrication techniques and methods;
  • Methods, materials, tools and standard practices regarding painting, plumbing, electrical, landscaping, and construction and repair related to interior and exterior building maintenance, repair, and remodeling;
  • Applicable HVAC, electrical, plumbing, and construction codes as they apply to your trade;
  • Federal (OSHA) regulations and County policies regarding safe work practices relating to use of power tools, ladders and power lifts, and hazardous chemicals.

Ability to:

  • Work cooperatively and constructively with fellow workers and members of the public to provide public service of the highest quality and quantity;
  • Follow written and oral instructions;
  • Operate power equipment, including but not limited to, drills, saws, rivet gun, grinder, mowers and related equipment;
  • Operate hand tools;
  • Fabricate structures using welding skills and operate a welder;
  • Operate a motor vehicle including snow removal equipment;
  • Prepare written reports, including work orders and maintenance logs;
  • Become CPR and first aid certified;
  • Communicate effectively with the public and other employees.

Acceptable Experience and Training

  • High school diploma or GED equivalency; and
  • Three (3) to five (5) years experience as required by licensure; or
  • Any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the knowledge and abilities necessary to perform the work. 

Special Qualifications

  • Idaho drivers license;
  • Requires HVAC license;
  • Must successfully complete a background investigation through the National Crime Information Center (NCIC).

Essential Physical Abilities

  • Sufficient clarity of speech and hearing, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to discern verbal instructions and alarm and warning systems, including backup alarms;
  • Sufficient visual acuity, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to comprehend written work instructions and work orders;
  • Sufficient manual dexterity, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to operate a variety of power and hand tools and to make adjustments to equipment;
  • Sufficient strength to lift objects over 50 pounds and lift/move up to 100 pounds occasionally;
  • Sufficient body flexibility, agility, and balance to perform maintenance and repair operations which require working in confined spaces, climbing on ladders and power lifts, and work in a building maintenance environment.

EOE Statement

Canyon County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Employment decisions related to recruitment and selection are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.