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Maintenance Technician - Buildings & Grounds

Maintenance Technician - Buildings & Grounds


This is manual labor involving semi-skilled work in various maintenance and construction tasks requiring the use of tools, equipment and operation of light equipment within the Buildings and Grounds Department. Work is performed under the supervision of the Senior Maintenance Technician.


Assist in the repair and maintenance of City owned buildings, landscaping, parks, and playground equipment; perform electrical, plumbing, carpentry, painting work to maintain municipal buildings and grounds; operates assigned equipment. Move and relocate office furniture; make adjustments to desks, chairs and files. Clean roof gutters and drains. Install and repair lamps, ballasts and covers. Travel from site to site; inspect facilities, buildings and grounds for routine maintenance; prioritize repairs and renovations. Respond to public inquiries in a courteous manner; provide information within the area of assignment; resolve complaints in a timely manner; perform related duties as assigned.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Some knowledge of tools and equipment used in general building maintenance and lawn care work. Knowledge of occupational hazards and safety precautions applicable to laboring work. Ability to learn the operation of light trucks, tractors and small automotive equipment. Ability to work independently in the absence of supervision; ability to understand and follow simple instructions; communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; physical strength and ability to perform manual labor out of doors under extreme weather.

Physical Requirements

The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.

Environment: Travel from site to site; work with machinery; work at heights; work in confined spaces; exposure to electrical energy, noise, grease, smoke, fumes.

Physical: Sufficient physical ability to perform moderate or light lifting and carrying; walking or standing for prolonged periods of time; bending, stooping, kneeling, climbing ladders, crawling: operating motorized equipment and vehicles.

Vision: See in the normal range with or without correction; vision sufficient to read computer screens and printed documents.

Hearing: Hear in the normal audio range with or without correction.

Training and Experience

Graduation from a standard high school or GED; one (1) year experience in the use of general tools and equipment used in general maintenance work; background in construction maintenance.

Special Requirements

Valid North Carolina driver license.

CLASSIFICATION: Maintenance. FLSA Non-Exempt.

PAY GRADE:             2 supervision required