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Maintenance Technician

Company: City of Meridian
Location: Meridian
Posted on: June 30, 2019

Job Description:

Job Title: Maintenance TechnicianDepartment: Parks & RecreationReports To: Assistant Parks Foreman or Crew ChiefOpen Date: June 28, 2019Close Date: Open Until FilledHiring Range: $12.71 - $16.23 per hour, DOESalary Range: $12.71 - $19.07 per hour, DOEJob Summary:A Maintenance Technician is involved and accountable in all aspects of maintenance for parks and recreationalfacilities. Work involves driving city vehicles, hauling city trailers and equipment, and skillful operation of a variety ofhand and power tools and power equipment. Maintenance Technicians work under the supervision of the ParksMaintenance Foreman or designated Crew Chief who issues written or oral work orders and inspects work frequently.A Maintenance Technician will frequently provide direction and train seasonal employees and work with volunteers orcourt appointed persons. In any assignment, a Maintenance Technician must perform work safely and efficiently, manytimes under adverse weather conditions.Essential Duties & ResponsibilitiesGeneral cleanup and maintenance of parks, sports fields, and other park and recreational facilities;Facilities trash collection, restroom cleaning, and prep for picnic shelter reservation;Performs maintenance tasks; mowing, weeding, raking, sweeping, planting, pruning, fertilization;Maintains and operates light equipment;Spray and fertilize turf and trees;Responsible for tools and machinery utilized in the course of work assignments;Maintain irrigation systems by repairing broken irrigation heads, valves, and lines;Snow removal with hand tools and power equipment/ plows, brooms and trucks;Operates city trucks power tools and equipment;Basic knowledge of irrigation principles and equipment;Perform periodic sprinkler checks, repairs, and installations;Perform spring startups and winterizations;Fabricate and repair facilities and amenities;Order supplies and maintenance schedules;Conduct inspections and perform hardscape repairsSupervise and train, seasonal and part-time staff;Perform on the job training to seasonal or part-time parks maintenance workers,Oversee projects and manage day-to-day park operations.
Provide direction and oversight to volunteers and court-appointed individuals;Review contracted services with account managers and make recommendations;Must be available for on-call, holiday and weekend work;Building maintenance, plumbing, electrical, and carpentry;Occasional use of oxygen and acetylene/arc welding equipment to repair or fabricate equipment;May repair, overhaul and reassemble gasoline powered engines;Perform other duties as assigned.Job SpecificationsHigh school education or equivalent;Minimum 1 Year of experience as a Maintenance Technician or combination of experience and training whichdemonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform the work.Knowledge, Skills, and AbilitiesMust be available for on-call, holiday and weekend work;Building maintenance, plumbing, electrical, and carpentry;Occasional use of oxygen and acetylene/arc welding equipment to repair or fabricate equipment;May repair, overhaul and reassemble gasoline powered engines;Knowledge and ability to skillfully and safely operate and maintain hand tools and power equipment in conformancewith applicable laws, and regulations;Knowledge of proper methods of maintaining turf, trees, shrubs, flowers, recreational facilities, and, or buildings;Knowledge of park maintenance procedures;Ability to make independent judgments and decisions and work under minimal direct supervision;Ability to work out of doors for extended periods under unfavorable weather conditions;Ability to understand and execute oral and written instructions;Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with respect to other employees, supervisors and thegeneral public;Ability to provide quality services in a cost-effective manner and to recommend improved methods of performing thework;Ability to perform essential duties of the position;Ability to work as a team player;Ability to maintain integrity, in the performance of assigned tasks;
Communicates with others to maximize the effectiveness and efficiency of interdepartmental operations;Must display an attitude of cooperation and the ability to work well with others;Must have knowledge of and ability to use a pickup truck, backhoe, tractor, front-end loader, forklift, trencher, welders,snow blower, push and riding lawn mower, roto-tiller, aerator, fertilizer spreader, chainsaw, power hedge trimmer,weed eater, backpack blower, air compressor, drill press, shovels, rakes, and brooms;Must have knowledge of and ability to use miscellaneous power tools for carpentry, painting, plumbing, electrical, andconcrete finishing work, telephone, calculator, and copy machine.Licensing/CertificationsMust hold a valid State of Idaho Driver's License & safe driving record;Possession of valid driver's license and safe driving record;Current Idaho Professional Applicator License with Following Endorsements: LS, OH or obtain within six months fromthe Idaho Department of Agriculture and maintain CEU's;LS: Laws and Safety; Complete test with a passing grade;OH: Ornamental Herbicide; Complete test with a passing grade;City of Meridian Irrigation Technician: Pass exam I plus field test.Work Environment & Physical Demands:Regularly near moving mechanical parts and in outside weather conditions;The noise level in the work environment is usually loud;Occasionally works in high, precarious places and is frequently exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes orairborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, and vibration;Constantly requires driving a motor vehicle or maintenance equipment;Occasionally is exposed to the risk of electrical shock;Occasionally is exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, and vibration;Occasionally is exposed to hot or wet and/or humid conditions;Occasionally is exposed to high precarious places;Frequently requires lifting and moving up to 50 pounds and occasionally lifts and/or moves more than 100 pounds.Required to know when to use proper PPE (Personal Protective Equipment).Travel Requirements:Maintenance Technicians are required to drive city motor vehicles to parks, places of business and other recreationalfacilities.Maintenance Technicians are required to drive city motor vehicles, haul trailers and equipment, and be able to properlytie downloads and operate manual transmissions.
Maintenance Technicians are required to operate and maintain tools, vehicles, equipment, and trailers safely and obeyall traffic laws.
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