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Facilities Maintenance Worker
City of Union City, East Bay

Public Works Maintenance

For more info contact:
[email protected]
(510) 675-5339
Close Date: Apr 24, 2013
Salary: $4,255.00 - $5,080.00 Monthly

The City is seeking a Facilities Maintenance Worker who is committed to the profession and demonstrates potential to perform work at the journey level. This position works under the general direction of the Facilities Technician. Work includes performing a variety of skilled and semi-skilled maintenance work maintaining, repairing and monitoring the city facilities, equipment and systems. The Facilities Maintenance Worker tasks are typically of moderate to high difficulty in complexity. Incumbents are expected to work independently, only receiving direction and supervision on more difficult assignments. Work may involve oversight of individual and/or small crew and/or contractors on specific assignments.


Ideal Candidate:

Examples of Duties:
Performs skilled repair, and maintenance on facilities performing related carpentry, painting, structural, plumbing, electrical, (replace receptacles, switches, replace/repair ceiling tiles, run wires above ceiling), heating, ventilation, air conditioning (HVAC), mechanical systems, basic construction and related work as required. Installation, repair, diagnosis and maintenance of HVAC controls, motors, boilers, chiller, cooling tower, pump, emergency power, generator system, office furniture and partitions, doors, windows, locks and roof, automatic gate and doors. Performs a variety of painting and texturing projects, dry wall repairs and finish, (replacing paneling and sheetrock, texturing ceiling and/or walls),cementing, tiling, bricking and interior flooring layout, basic welding and soldering repair. Constructs building partitions, park structures and related field. Keep accurate and timely records of building maintenance activities. Use computerized/electronic equipment as required. Solicit bids and order parts and materials as needed. Repair, install, and construct tables, shelves, cabinets, countertops, and other wood equipment and fixtures. Make repairs on doors, windows, floors, lockers, gates, roofs, and ceilings. Prepare surfaces for painting, wallpapering, or staining. Train and assist less experienced personnel.

Experience & Education:
Two years experience in increasingly responsible building trade skills.

Knowledge of:
Methods, tools, equipment, materials and practices of maintenance for municipal buildings; construction of forms, framing, finishing, roofing and masonry; electricity, plumbing and cement finishing and all safety practice of the building trades; ability to do painting, tile laying and cabinetry. Knowledge in applying uniform building and electrical codes.

Ability to:
Troubleshoot electrical problems, weld, both arc and gas; glaze; perform heating, air conditioning and ventilating repair and maintenance; make decisions recognizing established precedent and practices and to use resourcefulness and tact in problem situations; understand and follow moderately complex oral and written instructions and work from sketches and plans. Read and understand blueprints, construction drawings and schematics. Understand and follow oral and written instruction. Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. Establish, maintain and foster positive and harmonious working relationships with those contacted in the course of work. On a continuous basis, know and understand skilled building maintenance and repair activities and observe safety rules. Intermittently, analyze problem equipment; identify safety hazards; locate equipment; interpret work orders; remember how to operate equipment; and explain jobs to others. Keep records and make reports; use a personal computer to enter and retrieve data, track work order status and communicate electronically.

License or Certificates:
Must possess a valid Class “C” California Driver’s License and have a satisfactory driving record.

This job announcement reflects the general details considered necessary to describe the principal functions of the job identified and shall not be construed as a detailed description of all the work requirements that may be inherent in the job.



Retirement: CalPERS enrollment in either [email protected] (Classic Employees) or the new [email protected] (New Employees) formula is dependent on the individual’s eligibility, as per AB 340. The employee will be responsible for the 7% contribution towards CalPERS retirement plan. There are no Social Security deductions (except 1.45% Medicare).

Life Insurance: Premium is paid by the City. Life insurance and AD&D is equal to $50,000 each. Short-term disability insurance premium shared by the City and employee. Additional voluntary supplemental life insurance is available.

Medical/Dental: The City provides $1,447/month to purchase medical, dental and vision benefits.

Leaves: 8 hours of sick leave/month with no limit on accumulation; 10 days of vacation per year for the first three years of service; 10 paid holidays/year plus 1 floating holiday.

Other: Educational Reimbursement for approved coursework; 9/80 work schedule, with alternate Fridays off. Deferred Compensation Plan available.

Authorization to Work: Before an appointment may be made to the position, the person selected must provide proof of identity and authorization to work in the United States, according to the federal law.

Medical Examination: Before an appointment may be made to the position, the person selected may be required to pass a medical examination given by a regularly licensed physician designated by the City.

The Human Resources Department will make reasonable efforts to accommodate persons with disabilities. Please advise us before the examination process of any special needs.

The City of Union City is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity at all levels of its workforce.

Please note that this announcement does not constitute a contract, expressed or implied, and any provisions contained in this bulletin may be modified or revised without notice.

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