Facility Maintenance Specialist
The Facilities Maintenance Specialist performs preventative maintenance and repair of heating, cooling, ventilation systems, household appliances, and other building equipment such as lights, plumbing, and office furniture. Work requires familiarity with building heating systems to recognize operating conditions that may lead to breakdown or inefficient operation. The work also involves performing minor building maintenance tasks requiring a variety of mechanical skills. Under the general direction of the Building Maintenance Supervisor, the Building/Facilities Maintenance Technician performs preventive maintenance and repair of heating, cooling, ventilation systems, and other building equipment such as lighting, plumbing, electrical and office furniture. Work is performed throughout the city in a variety of office types, including public settings with a focus on customer service. Successful candidates must have experience with building HVAC systems to recognize operating conditions that may lead to breakdown or inefficient operation, as well as performing building maintenance tasks requiring a variety of mechanical skills and the ability to utilize smart phones and tablets to operate HVAC equipment and track preventative maintenance schedules.
Typical Duties/Examples of Work:
- Performs preventive maintenance to plumbing and mechanical systems and related system components; tests systems’ competency and devices and evaluates performance; participates in developing preventative maintenance plans.
- Operates, maintains, and repairs mechanical systems; troubleshoots total building and/or facility mechanical systems to identify and correct problems; adjusts system performance as needed to account for changes in seasons, space utilization, occupancy, and other facility needs.
- Repairs and replaces plumbing and mechanical systems and components, including sensors and related hardware and software.
- Maintains induction and air handling units; cleans and inspects all equipment; maintains and services refrigeration units.
- Estimates and evaluates project costs; identifies repair and maintenance projects requiring the assistance of contractors or vendors; describes work to be performed, solicits cost estimates and evaluates cost for projects valued at less than prescribed limits; manages the selected contractor's or vendor's work and recommends final payment.
Required Skills and Qualifications:
Applicants must meet each of the following minimum qualifications. Applicants should describe in their responses to the supplemental questions and resume how their education, training and/or experience, meets each of the following minimum qualifications:
- Knowledge of the methods, practices, and tools used in general facility maintenance including, plumbing, mechanical and related hardware and software equipment.
- Knowledge of best safety practices including facility maintenance hazards and safety precautions, and applicable OSHA standards.
- Ability to work effectively with co-workers in a diverse workforce and respond appropriately to question/concerns from other employees and the public.
- Knowledge of installation, maintenance and repair of HVAC and refrigeration systems including the operation of chillers, fan systems, and pumps.
- Applicant must also: Have a valid state driver's license and an acceptable driving record at the time of appointment.
- Have the ability to pass pre-employment physical examination after an offer of employment has been made and accepted.
Preferred Skills and Qualifications:
An ideal candidate will have a strong commitment to safety and OSHA standards. Other preferred qualifications include:
- Certificate of HVAC Completion from 2-year Trade School or Apprenticeship
- ORACCA Brazing Certification or Equivalent
- State of Oregon back flow tester's/cross connection inspector
- State of Oregon’s Class 3 Boiler License
Compensation: $33.21-$36.95 hourly