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Maintenance Technician

Company: State of Nebraska
Location: Grand Island
Posted on: November 12, 2021

Job Description:

Description This is work as an entry-level to semi-skilled building laborer or tradesperson in the performance of routine grounds maintenance, custodial/janitorial or housekeeping work, and apprentice-level facility maintenance activities. Work is typically labor intensive and requires close to general supervision in the areas of custodial/housekeeping work, uncomplicated building repair and maintenance, or groundskeeping work. Positions at this level receive verbal instruction to properly accomplish or organize tasks. Decision-making authority is limited to selection of tools or equipment and determining the organization and sequence of separate work tasks. Location:Grand Island Readiness Center and AASF #2, Grand Island NE Examples of Work Maintain grounds by seeding, fertilizing, applying pesticides, watering, aerating, mowing and trimming grass, mulching, weeding flower beds, trimming trees and shrubs using mowers, tractors, trucks, spreaders, skid steers, weed eaters, leaf blowers, grinders, chain saws, shredders, clippers, and other equipment. Rakes and removes leaves, grass and other debris from lawns, grounds, and surrounding areas. Plants, transplants, cultivates, prunes bedding plants, shrubs, and trees. Install, repair, and maintain underground sprinkler systems. Moves, loads, and unloads materials, supplies, equipment, and furniture. Follows direction in mixing cleaning or chemical solutions. Salts, sands, and removes ice and snow from sidewalks, driveways and parking areas using hand tools and light to heavy snow removal equipment. Performs unskilled or semi-skilled building maintenance involving painting, carpentry, plumbing, masonry, electrical and heating/ventilation work; completes minor repairs and adjustments on a variety of building structures, equipment, and machinery. Informs immediate supervisor of equipment, fixtures or areas requiring further repair or replacement. Documents and prepares logs and maintenance records of time worked, equipment maintained or repaired, filters changed, or supplies used/needed. Utilizes computer to monitor equipment and environmental status, receive, schedule and document work performed, and record materials used. Orients and trains new coworkers on routine tasks, work schedules, location of supplies, materials and equipment, and relevant rules and regulations. Provides instruction and technical oversight for more complicated tasks or assignments. May assign work and serve as a resource to others. Cleans and disinfects bathroom fixtures, furniture and floors using disinfectants or other chemicals. Washes walls, windows and ceilings using ladders, scaffolding or other equipment. Sweeps, mops, scrubs, strips, refinishes, waxes and polishes floor surfaces using mops, brooms, vacuums, industrial equipment, and polishers. Empties trash containers, replaces liners, and removes trash from buildings. Cleans public areas to ensure high standards of sanitation and safety are maintained. Removes and washes/launders soiled rags, mop heads and cleaning items as needed. Inventories, stocks, and monitors supplies. Refills and replaces items in receptacles as needed. Qualifications / Requirements REQUIREMENTS: No specific education, training, or experience is required for entry to this class. OTHER: Work may be performed in adverse weather, on rough terrain or in tight spaces. Work may involve the use of hazardous or noxious chemicals and/or exposure to noise and temperature extremes. Work schedules may involve ten-hour or other extended work days, or work during evenings and weekends. Must demonstrate sufficient physical strength and agility to operate heavy cleaning and maintenance equipment, lift/move heavy objects weighing 50 pounds or more and perform manual labor. Valid driver's license is required to operate State vehicles. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Knowledge of: groundskeeping and horticultural practices; safe use of fertilizers, insecticides and herbicides; standard use, maintenance and safety practices associated with hand tools, power tools and light to heavy machinery; building and mechanical trade methods, practices and procedures; occupational hazards and safety precautions followed in building maintenance operations; commercial cleaning practices, equipment, supplies and techniques. Skill in: the use of hand tools, power tools and building maintenance equipment; basic office and computer skills including competency in the use of email, procurement and building system applications. Ability to: communicate effectively, understand and follow instructions, read and comprehend blueprints, reference books and equipment manuals; utilize and maintain hand tools, power tools and grounds and building equipment safely; operate industrial-type cleaning equipment; climb ladders and scaffolding to perform work above ground.

Keywords: State of Nebraska, Grand Island , Maintenance Technician, Professions , Grand Island, Nebraska

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