CITY OF OVERLAND PARK - POSITION DESCRIPTION
JOB SUMMARY STATEMENT: Performs routine to complex repairs, installation, and preventative maintenance on equipment and buildings throughout City facilities. Performs semi-skilled and skilled work in the following areas: electrical; mechanical; plumbing; heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC); carpentry; construction; and network cabling. Acts as lead person over the Building Maintenance Worker I on projects assigned by Supervisor. Assists in emergency operations, including snow removal, as required.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Performs preventative maintenance of equipment and building checks according to set schedules. Checks building temperatures and makes adjustments as required. Checks equipment for proper operation, fluid levels, changes filters, replaces worn belts, changes oil, and lubricates bearings. Corrects problems using necessary tools and parts. Informs supervisors of deficiencies and contacts outside contractors when appropriate.
Initiates repairs from issued work orders. Reads work orders and accesses required tools and equipment. Performs the required repair work.
Conducts daily visual inspection of interior and exterior building lighting appliances. Repairs or replaces components, burnt out bulbs, ballasts and plugs as required.
Installs and/or pulls data and network cable and wires throughout City facilities per instructions from requesting department. Installs proper connections on cable and wired ends.
Inspects, repairs, and/or replaces complex plumbing tasks to assure proper working condition. Determines operational problems and best procedure to correct problems. Reports major problems to Supervisor. Contacts outside contractors when appropriate.
Inspects, replaces, installs, and repairs various complex electrical systems and devices, and electrical circuits. Troubleshoots electrical defects and systems.
Acts as lead person on in-house remodeling and construction projects. Performs construction of new work areas per blueprints and specifications: demolish existing office space, frame new walls, runs electrical systems, hangs drywall, finishes drywall, completes ceiling work, etc. Secures area of construction for safety reasons. Determines tools and materials needed for project. Manually loads and unloads materials, including sheetrock, plywood, metal studs, and conduit.
Installs, maintains, and conducts certification of backflow devices per water purveyor guidelines. Test backflows, cleans, and repairs as needed. Keeps all test records. Reports test results to water district and keeps copies of test on file.
Assists outside contractors with City projects when required. Directs contractor to proper work location. Monitors contractors work product. Assists with erection of barricades to insure the safety of workers and the general public. Accompanies contractor into secured areas.
Performs various carpentry. Constructs cabinets, bookshelves, and picture frames to specifications as requested.
Operates and maintains hot water and steam heating boilers at City facilities. Conducts daily inspections, test water for proper nitrite, PH, and sulphite levels. Adds chemicals when necessary.
Assists in emergency operations, including snow removal, as required.
The employee must work the days and hours necessary to perform all assigned responsibilities and tasks. Must be available (especially during regular business hours or shifts) to communicate with subordinates, supervisors, customers, vendors and any other persons or organization with whom interaction is required to accomplish work and employer goals.
The employee must be punctual and timely in meeting all requirements of performance, including, but not limited to, attendance standards and work deadlines; beginning and ending assignments on time; and scheduled work breaks, where applicable.
EDUCATION & SPECIAL LICENSE (S)/CERTIFICATIONS:
Basic education (general high school),
Possession of an appropriate, valid driver's license.
Must maintain an insurable driving record.
Must possess and maintain backflow certification license.
Employees hired on or after May 12, 2008, must have or obtain a commercial driver's license (CDL) within 12 months of employment with the City.
Three to five years of general maintenance experience with knowledge in the following trades: HVAC; plumbing and electrical; and carpentry; or an equivalent level of experience.
Safely and effectively operate a wide range of shop hand and power tools.
Ability to work independently.
Good listening skills.
Good organizational skills.
Working knowledge of necessary trades.
Ability to read and understand building plans and specifications.
Ability to read and comprehend technical manuals that relates to equipment usage and mechanical components.
Ability to access situation and respond with the appropriate tools, procedures and equipment needed.
Ability to work under distracting conditions.
Alpha and numeric recognition.
Ability to carry out assignments through oral and written instructions.
Ability to analyze safety situation.
Ability to train and guide others.
Ability to prioritize work.
Ability to troubleshoot complex mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and HVAC systems.
Ability to comprehend City, State, and Federal guidelines.
Basic knowledge of Overland Park building codes and National Electrical Code (NEC).
Hand and eye coordination adequate to safely operate hand and power tools appropriate for the job.
Mobility to travel to all City facilities.
Ability to communicate work assignments and tasks to supervisor, city employees and the general public.
Ability to distinguish colors.
Ability to distinguish smells.
Exposure to extreme environmental conditions.
Ability to operate power and hand tools.
Ability to operate City vehicles.
Ability to work in confined spaces.
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY (Direct & Indirect):
The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.
SEE ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS ATTACHED FOR ADDITIONAL PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS.