Fremont is a well-managed and innovative city, and has recently generated national attention by placing 7th on the list of the Greenest Cities in America according to a 2018 Wallet Hub survey and ranking 3rd Best City in the Nation to raise a family, according to another 2018 survey by Wallet Hub. 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 235,000 residents. As a full service City, Fremont employs over 937 regular employees and has a General Fund budget of $205 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.
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 general maintenance, with an emphasis on locksmithing.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
- General Assignments
- Work independently to install, troubleshoot, repair, service, and maintain all aspects within the scope of general maintenance and locksmithing.
- 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.
- 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.
General Maintenance Assignments
-Maintain and reconfigure systems furniture.
- Install, repair, and maintain floor coverings such as carpet, VCT tile, ceramic tile, linoleum, etc.
- Maintain, repair, and construct roof systems.
Carpentry/Metal Working Assignments
- Perform rough and finish maintenance carpentry on commercial, public, and residential buildings.
- Install, repair, or replace walls, doors, windows, building hardware, fencing and gates.
- Perform construction carpentry and cabinet making.
- Fabricate wood structures and fixtures using common power tools.
- Fabricate and weld metal structures and fixtures.
- Perform maintenance and repair work on commercial doors
- Install, maintain, and repair surface mount and concealed door closers
- Install, repair, and maintain commercial grade security hardware such as panic bars and mortise locks
- Perform key duplication and the rekeying of locksets using the Master Key System
- Pin locks from various manufacturers such as Best, Sargent, Falcon, Master; both pin and wafer style locks.
- Pick cabinet locks, padlocks, and entry locksets.
- Work with electronic card access control devices.
- Prepare, wash, patch, and sand surfaces to be painted or stained.
- Install, repair, or replace drywall, tape, mud, texture, and plaster.
- Paint a variety of interior and exterior surfaces using brushes, rollers, and spraying equipment.
- Repair, remove, and hang wallpaper.
- Use stain, varnish, and lacquer in finishing cabinets, countertops, doors, and other surfaces.
- Use metal primers and paints to coat metal surfaces.
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 fields of general maintenance and locksmithing. 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 general maintenance and locksmithing 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 $2,557 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
HOW TO JOIN OUR TEAM
To view the complete job announcement and application instructions, visit www.fremont.gov/cityjobs
Applications will be considered as they are received. Interested candidates are encouraged to apply immediately.