Fremont is a well-managed and innovative city, and has recently generated national attention by placing in Money Magazine’s top 50 “Best Places to Live 2016” in the country, and ranking 4th on the “Most Family Friendly” list of California cities by Estately. Located in the heart of the Bay Area and Silicon Valley, Fremont prides itself on innovation, green technology, a low crime rate, great schools, a low unemployment rate, quality parks and nearby open space, and an incredibly diverse population of over 231,664 residents. As a full service city, Fremont employs over 915 regular employees and has an annual operating budget of approximately $190 million.
Fremont is an employer that values its people, creativity, quality service, integrity, open communication, collaboration, mutual respect, and diversity. Employees find their work challenging, yet rewarding, and most importantly, enjoy the chance to make a difference through public service. Think Fremont!
The Maintenance Services Division of the Public Works Department is seeking an experienced Building Maintenance Worker II to provide plumbing and general maintenance support for all public facilities. This includes City Hall, Historic Homes, Fire Stations, Police Department, Recreation facilities and Rental Housing. This position is focused on the area of plumbing.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
- Inspects, installs, troubleshoots and repairs commercial plumbing components and plumbing fixtures.
- Repairs pumps, valves, and related apparatus.
- Installs or relocates existing copper, galvanized, PVC and ABS plumbing lines.
- Installs new fixtures and/or garbage disposals
- Provides onsite coordination/consultation with and communication to, outside contractors regarding the location and repair of systems and structures bordering the area involved in the contract work.
The successful candidate will have any combination of education and/or experience that has provided the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary for satisfactory job performance. A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and skills would be: High school diploma or equivalent, and four years of progressively responsible experience in the operation, maintenance and repair of building plumbing systems and components. Highly desirable traits: Building Maintenance work experience in a municipality; experience as a lead worker; and computer skills in word processing and database management.
A valid Class C California Driver’s License is required at time of appointment.
The ideal candidate will:
Possess knowledge of: Generally accepted construction and repair procedures and materials in the area of plumbing, general maintenance and related trades/crafts; building maintenance materials and their characteristics, as well as, the uniform codes (building, carpentry) and technology; first aid and OSHA standards of safe work practices and safety equipment; and mathematics up to and including basic algebra.
Have the ability to: Understand and carry out oral and written instructions; read and interpret plans, specs, blueprints, safety regulations and applicable codes; operate hand held electronic devices and personal computers; evaluate problems or situations and arrive at a logical decision; work independently; work under pressure; prioritize assigned work; identify and correct safety hazards; perform building maintenance work and manual labor; lift and carry objects safely; climb ladders to various heights, learn the operation of a forklift; learn the operation of heavy equipment; work effectively as part of a group; perform tasks in compliance with safe work practices and utilize safety equipment and Personal Protective Equipment as may be required by OSHA standards and the City of Fremont.
Be skilled to: Properly perform a variety of maintenance and construction activities; operate hand and power tools commonly used in building maintenance; make use of proper lifting techniques; perform work on uneven, sloping, slippery and unpaved surfaces, on ladders, in crawl spaces, indoors and outdoors, with exposure to extremes in noise, temperature, weather and humidity, and in proximity to electricity and mechanical equipment; provide excellent customer service; operate a motor vehicle and other motorized equipment.
Current benefit features include:
- CalPERS Retirement Benefit*
- Classic Employees - 2.0% @ 60 benefit, 3 year final average compensation.
- New Employees - 2.0% @ 62 benefit, 3 year final average compensation.
- Required PERS contributions vary by plan. All required contributions are tax deferred.
- Cafeteria Benefits Plan for employees/dependents includes up to $2,357 monthly to purchase medical, dental and vision plans; child care and medical expenses can be paid for with pre-tax dollars.
A complete benefits summary can be found at www.fremont.gov.