Facilities Maintenance Specialist - Yakima, WA

Employer: Yakima County

Job Description:
There is one opening with the Yakima County Facilities Services Department. Position is responsible for performing skilled activities involving application of electrical circuitry, engineering mathematics, and electrical/electronic testing principals and theories while diagnosing and troubleshooting electrical systems and equipment problems in Yakima County facilities. Monitors, services, inspects and repairs various institutional and maintenance equipment. Performs various skilled construction, plumbing, and other maintenance activities in County facilities. This recruitment may be used to fill other full-time Facility Maintenance Specialist openings that may occur within 90 days of the closing of this recruitment.

Essential Duties:
Identifies, troubleshoots and diagnoses problems with electrical, electronic, fire alarm, intercom and sound, heating and air conditioning, security and other complex systems in County facilities. Sets up standard test apparatus or devises to test equipment and circuitry, to conduct functional, operational and environmental life tests, and to evaluate performance and reliability of equipment. Analyzes and interprets the test data and adjusts, calibrates, aligns and modifies the circuitry and components as needed. Records effects, writes technical reports and develops maintenance and troubleshooting procedures.

As an electrician, performs activities related to planning and implementing maintenance and repair projects such as: participating in meetings with vendors, customers, engineers, architects and user department representatives; estimating costs; writing technical reports; developing troubleshooting procedures; evaluating code, safety or other implications and long and short term affects of the planned project.

Lays out, repairs, installs and modifies electrical and/or electronic components of building systems and equipment. Reads, sketches and interprets complex circuitry and other blueprints and drawings. Draws sketches and schematics to clarify design details and functional criteria of electronic units.

Programs computers for fire systems, Direct Digital Control (DDC) systems and security systems. Assembles experimental circuitry and models according to technical manuals and knowledge of electronic systems and components.

Gathers basic electrical energy conservation information such as power factor, wattage, demand KVARs etc. Maintains building equipment such as air handlers, cooling towers, exhaust fans, heat pumps etc. by checking equipment, replacing air filters, replacing belts, lubricating motors and bearings, and providing service as needed.

Constructs, alters and repairs rooms and room areas from blueprints, plans and/or sketches.

Performs routine skilled maintenance and repair activities involving facilities construction, plumbing, mechanical equipment repair, lock repair, and maintenance of industrial kitchen and laundry equipment.

Performs basic construction maintenance activities such as painting, carpentry, carpet and floor repair/care, ceiling tile installation, plumbing repair, and cleaning of CO2, CO and all general duct fire sensors.

Performs other duties as assigned.
Education and Experience:
High School or (G.E.D.) and 5 years experience in building maintenance including two years experience working in electrical repair at the journey level in a facilities environment OR any equivalent combination of education and experience which provides knowledge, skills, and abilities sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job.

- Requires a valid State of Washington Driver’s License
- Successful completion of a criminal background investigation and general employment verification.

Journeyman Electrician with 01 electrician license

This is a Yakima County Courthouse AFSCME Bargaining Unit position.

Upon entry what specific knowledge would an individual need to assume the duties of this position
- Facilities engineering theory and practices,
- Electrical equipment testing methods and electrical theory,
- Institutional building equipment control devices;
- Safety precautions related to hazardous materials;
- Basic federal, state and local codes and regulations,
- Mathematics sufficient to calculate layouts, costs and other information, and
- Customer service techniques.

Skills (and abilities): Upon entry what specific skills/abilities would an individual need to assume the duties of this position:
- Using electrical and electronic testing equipment and devises;
- Reading and interpreting plans, schematics and diagrams sufficient to serve as a project lead;
- Operating and maintaining HVAC, electrical and other maintenance equipment and systems;
- Performing routine plumbing, carpentry, and construction repairs;
- Maintaining data storage and retrieval,
- Preparing and analyzing reports, schematics and other information;
- Interpreting, communicating and evaluating energy saving procedures,
- Troubleshooting, diagnosing and identifying resolution alternatives to complex maintenance building maintenance problems,
- Establishing and maintaining effective interpersonal relationships and
- Communication, both oral and written, sufficient to exchange or convey information and to give and receive work direction.

Equipment Used:
Computer, automobile, all building and carpentry maintenance shop hand and power tools, VOM meters, recording ammeters, belometers, pitot tubes, multimeter, amp. prob., toners, monometers, magnahelic, pneumatic test equipment; voltmeter, thermometers, pressure gauges, electric wirefeed, welder, power snake for drains, pumps, circuit finders, electric generator, control panels and other common equipment to building maintenance and electrical testing/maintenance.

Working Conditions:
Environmental Demands: excessive noise, extreme temperatures, moving / mechanical parts, pathogen exposure, vibration, travel, multiple work locations, work in locked down facility(s). Physical Demands: bending, carrying, handling, lifting, pulling, pushing, reaching, sitting, walking, fingering, balancing, climbing, crawling, crouching, kneeling, reclining, hearing, smelling, talking, visual acuity. Intellectual Demands: ability to multitask, ability to work under pressure, ability to articulate and communicate information in conversations, ability to follow written and verbal instruction. Heavy Work: Exerting up to or in excess of 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects. Work is performed out in the field.
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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.

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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.

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Location: Yakima, WA
Application Method: Online
Base Pay: $3,851 MO

Posted on August 07, 2019
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