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Facilities Maintenance Worker

City of Oakley
Oakley, CA
  • Expired: January 10, 2022. Applications are no longer accepted.

Under general supervision, performs a variety of semi-skilled and skilled duties in the maintenance, repair, and renovation of City facilities; performs plumbing, carpentry, electrical, remodeling, painting, and a variety of other related craft work as assigned; operates a variety of maintenance equipment including hand, power, shop tools, etc. and to do related work as required. Nature of work requires sustained physical effort involving continuous light work and occasional heavy work in moving or lifting furniture and equipment. 

Examples of Duties

Class specifications are intended to present a descriptive list of the range of duties performed by employees in the class. Specifications are not intended to reflect all duties performed within the job.

  • Performs a variety of semi-skilled and skilled maintenance, repair, and minor construction work of City facilities involving plumbing, carpentry, HVAC, electrical, remodeling, painting, and a variety of other craft work. 
  • Operates and performs preventative maintenance and repairs on a variety of maintenance equipment including power and hand tools. 
  • Maintains internal and external facility lighting fixtures including replacement of ballast, light bulbs, and fluorescent tubes as necessary. 
  • Perform a variety of carpentry duties, including installing, repairing, and building doors, windows, shelves, counters, floors, wallboard, railings, fences, and walls.  
  • Installs, maintains and repairs a variety of plumbing fixtures and fittings including sinks, toilets, faucets, and related equipment; repair leaks and stoppages. 
  • Troubleshoots various mechanical and electrical problems involving appliances, electrical lines, switches, controls, sensors, and related equipment using a variety of materials, tools, supplies, and equipment. 
  • Performs general maintenance duties inside and outside of facilities; install and repair masonry including concrete, brick, stucco, plaster, and tile; performs maintenance painting including application of paints, varnishes, and lacquers.  
  • Programs, troubleshoots and repairs systems related to building automation including temperature, lighting, alarms, shades, and exhaust fans. 
  • Installs, maintains, and repairs gates, locks and door hardware; cuts and issues keys. 
  • Designs, demolishes, installs, and repairs cubicle and desk stations; runs basic electrical, and constructs and moves furniture
  • Performs inventory control of maintenance equipment and supplies; assists in the purchase of equipment and supplies as necessary 
  • Prepares and maintains a variety of written records and reports; reads and interprets plans, specifications, blueprints and schematics; prepares as-built sketches
  • Knowledgeable in use of computerized Facility Asset Management software and its application.
  • Provides courteous customer service; responds to questions and inquiries form City staff and the general public regarding various maintenance projects; resolves customer problems and complaints. 
  • Responds to facility emergencies including roof leaks and restroom overflows. 
  • Observes safe work methods and uses safety equipment; sets traffic controls, secures worksites form hazards and attends training and safety meeting as necessary. 
  • Work weekends, holidays, or other irregular hours.
  • Assures city facilities are kept in good operating order. 
  • Performs other related duties as required or assigned. 

Typical Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each of the essential duties satisfactorily. The requirements are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 


Knowledge of: 

  • Practices, techniques, materials and equipment used in maintenance, construction and repair of facilities. 
  • Knowledge of OSHA and other environmental regulations
  • Materials methods, terminology, and tools used in the maintenance, repair, and construction of building structures and systems including those used in performing rough and finished carpentry, plumbing, electrical, remodeling, painting, and a variety of other craft work. 
  • Relevant laws, codes, ordinances, regulations, applicable building codes, fire regulations and safety precautions.
  • Shop mathematics applicable to the building trades.
  • Operation and proper procedures used in the maintenance and repair of hand and power tools.  
  • Occupational hazards and standard safety procedures.
  • General ADA standards. 
  • Principles and practices of record keeping, inventory tracking and control. 
  • Basic report preparation.  

Ability to:
  • Work scheduled and emergency overtime and be available on call as required.
  • Perform semi-skilled and skilled facilities maintenance work.
  • Operate a variety of maintenance tools and equipment related to area of assignment.
  • Perform heavy manual labor. 
  • Maintain accurate records and produce report and documentation. 
  • Ensure the safety procedures are properly followed.
  • Read and interpret plans and diagrams. 
  • Estimate necessary materials and equipment to complete assignments.
  • Work independently. 
  • Understand and follow oral and written instructions. 
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing. 
  • Utilize personal computer and computer software. 
  • Establish and maintain effective, tactful and courteous working relationships with those contacted in the course of work. 

Any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities is qualifying.  A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be: 

Experience: At least two (2) years of work experience performing maintenance and repairs on plumbing, mechanical and electrical systems and equipment commonly found in commercial facilities. Five (5) years of work experience preferred. 

Education/Training: Equivalent to the completion of twelfth grade supplemented by the completion of a trade or vocational school.    

License: Possession of a valid California driver's license, Class C or higher.

Physical Demands & Working Environment

The physical demands and conditions herein described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.

Environment: Indoor and outdoor field environment, travel from site to site; exposure to noise, dust, grease, smoke, fumes, solvents, toxic agents/chemicals, gases, electrical currents, and all types of weather and temperature conditions; exposure to hazardous traffic conditions; work and/or walk on various types of surfaces including slippery or uneven surfaces and rough terrain; work at heights; incumbents may be required to respond to emergency and public calls after hours including evening, weekends and holidays. 
Physical: Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to walk, stand, and sit for prolonged periods of time; to frequently stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, crawl, climb, reach, twist, grasp, and make repetitive hand movement in the performance of daily duties; to climb unusual heights on ladders; to lift, carry, push, and/or pull moderate to heavy amounts of weight; to operate assigned equipment and vehicles; and to verbally communicate to exchange information. 
Vision: Normal visual range with or without correction. To read fine print on labels, manuals, maps, and diagrams and with no color deficiencies to work with color-coded wires.
Hearing: Normal audio range with or without correction.

City of Oakley


Oakley, CA
94561 USA


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