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 to provide maintenance support for all public facilities, such as City Hall, Historic Homes, Fire Stations, Police Department, Recreation facilities and Rental Housing. This position is focused on the area of electrical maintenance.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
- Perform maintenance and repair work on building power and lighting systems, sewage and storm pumps and motors.
- Independently install, troubleshoot, repair, service, and maintain equipment and apparatus, including electronic card access control devices and various types of security devices.
- Access, update, and maintain an electronic access database.
- Repair and/or replace electrical parts and/or electronic components in motors, generators, pumps, telemetry controllers, alarm systems, pneumatic systems, boilers and other related equipment and apparatus.
Duties Performed by All Assignments
- Build, assemble, transport, install and/or repair facility furnishings and fixtures.
- Assist Building Maintenance Field Supervisor in coordination of work, requisitioning of supplies and inspection of work performed by contractors; individuals assigned to the HVAC and electrical technical positions lead other trades workers on special assignments and/or projects.
- Provide training and guidance to other trades workers.
- Provide 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 electrical systems and components. Highly desirable traits: Building Maintenance electrical work experience in a commercial environment including, knowledge of national electrical code and electrical safety orders. / building safety codes; 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 electrical and related trades/crafts; building maintenance materials and their characteristics as well as the uniform codes (building, electrical) 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 $2,457 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.