Facilities Maintenance Technician - Yakima, WA

Employer: Yakima County Jail

Job Description:
Facilities Maintenance Technician
Full time/Regular
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt (eligible for overtime)
Job Closing Date: September 24, 2020 at 11:59 pm Compensation: $19.65 per hour, plus benefits

There is one opening with the Yakima County Facilities Services Department. Position is responsible for performing skilled activities involving maintenance and repair of public buildings and equipment including secure correctional/detention facilities. Activities involve application of facility engineering principles and trade standards regarding materials, processes, priorities, equipment and methods of accomplishing mechanical, electrical, plumbing, construction, lock repair, and other maintenance work.

This recruitment may be used to fill future vacancies that occur within 90 days of the closing of this position. (This excludes Yakima County Sheriffs Office and Department of Corrections)

Essential Duties:
- Performs various tasks in the areas of mechanical, electrical, plumbing and general building maintenance including major overhauls as needed. Reads and interprets various blueprints, sketches and drawings and applies skilled knowledge to implement maintenance project plans and troubleshoots problems in area of expertise.
- Participates in and provides information and on the job training to other staff members in area of expertise. Serves as a project leader requiring lay out of work, fabrication of controls, fixtures or parts, setting up of equipment, and major overhauls/construction/repair.
- Performs corrective repairs on boilers, heat pumps, motors, HVAC systems, thermostats, low voltage equipment, and fire or security alarm systems including security door controls.
- Maintains records and completes work orders.
- Performs electrical work such as installing modifying, maintaining and repairing fixtures, switches, controls, fuse boxes, circuits; repairs or replaces motors and motor controls.
- Performs quarterly service or other inspections and cleans, adjusts, replaces items as needed. Performs routine and preventive maintenance on mechanical equipment such as lubrication, filter changes and belt adjustments. Performs repair and preventative maintenance on basic and industrial laundry and kitchen equipment.
- Repairs or replaces doors, locks, window glass, interior walls, shelving, bookcases and other building parts.
- Performs skilled and routine plumbing repairs on water and sewer pipelines, drains, toilets, faucets, sinks, basins etc.
- Other duties required.

Education and Experience:
High School or (G.E.D.) and four years experience in building maintenance including two years of journey level work in one or more of the mechanical, electrical, plumbing or electronics trades OR any equivalent combination of education and experience which provides knowledge, skills, and abilities sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job.

- Valid Washington State Driver’s License and proof of insurance, if requested
- Successful completion of a comprehensive criminal history and background check and a driving record check
- This is a Yakima County AFSCME Master Contract Bargaining Unit position.

Equipment Used:
Computer, automobile, all building and carpentry maintenance shop hand and power tools, acetylene and welding equipment, multi-meter, amp. prob., toners, bolometer, monometers, magnahelic, pitot tubes, pneumatic test equipment; voltmeter, thermometers, pressure gauges, electric wire feed, welder, power snake for drains, pumps, circuit finders, electric generator, control panels, and other common equipment to building maintenance. Passenger vehicle.

Working Conditions/Physical Requirements:
Potential exposure to hazardous chemicals, biohazards air pollutants, biohazards, electrical charges, extreme temperatures, inadequate lighting, workspace restrictions, intense noise and hostile individuals. May involve work in a secure area of a lock-up detention/corrections facility during which maximum care and alertness to surroundings is required. Requires: dexterity and agility; mobility, stooping, kneeling, crawling, crouching, reaching, standing, handling of objects, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing, seeing and repetitive motions. Rated as Heavy work with lifting up to 100 pounds.

Standards, materials, methods, tools and equipment used in building and mechanical maintenance and repair work and in the maintenance of plumbing, heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and electrical systems. Basic understanding of the codes and regulations applicable to facilities maintenance. Precautions associated with occupational hazards in the various trades and safety standards. Concepts of energy management, electrical and other building systems. Equipment testing methods. Institutional building equipment control devices. Basic mathematics sufficient to calculate

Use of computer and applicable software and basic office equipment. Reading and understanding plans, schematics, and diagrams sufficient to serve as a project lead. Performing skilled work on HVAC, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and other maintenance equipment systems. Performing routine plumbing, carpentry, and construction repairs. Conducting walk through inspections and testing equipment. Detecting and repairing a variety of building defects and equipment failures including troubleshooting common and unusual building maintenance problems. Demonstrating safety precautions and executing oral and written instructions. Applying principles of care and safety in the use of shop equipment, power tools, hand tools, and other equipment. Establishing and maintaining effective interpersonal relationships.

Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans and the Disabled are encouraged to apply.

Yakima County ensures equal employment opportunities regardless of a person’s age, color, creed, sensory, mental or physical disability, genetic information, marital status, national origin, political belief, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, and military status, or any other protected status under federal or state statute.

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish the information.

Disabled applicants may request accommodation to participate in the job application and/or selection process for employment. Please contact Human Resources for further information.

Yakima County is a qualified Public Service entity for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program. For more information, go to http://studentaid.ed.gov/repay-loans/forgiveness-cancellation/charts/public-service or contact your federal loan servicer.

In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, Yakima County will hire only United States citizens and aliens lawfully authorized to work in the United States.

Yakima County is an E-Verify Employer.

Contact Person:
Location: Yakima, WA
Application Method: Online: https://yakimacounty.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/YakimaCountyWA/job/Main-Jail/Facilities-Maintenance-Technician_R168
Base Pay: $19.65 HR + benefits

Posted on September 21, 2020

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