City of Fargo

Maintenance Attendant II

Location
Fargo, North Dakota
Salary
$19.61 - $20.78 Hourly
Posted
Sep 14, 2020

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

The City of Fargo is currently seeking two individuals for this position.  Under general supervision, performs general, routine skilled/technical maintenance activities on City facilities.  Maintains the operating condition of buildings, plumbing, electrical and heating systems and performs general repair and maintenance. 
 
Scope of Responsibility:
 
Responsible for the quality and accuracy of his/her own work and for providing guidance and work direction to other Maintenance Attendants and laborers.  Responsible for the care and safe operation of a variety of equipment with high monetary value.  Performs work on all City buildings.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBLITIES:

  1. Performs preventative maintenance on buildings, grounds, and equipment according to schedule. refers to specific manuals for each building.
     
  2. Performs minor and major repairs on buildings, grounds and equipment.
    1. Troubleshoots and diagnoses mechanical, electrical, heating/cooling, plumbing system and other related system malfunctions;
    2. Determines appropriate method of correction and performs repairs;
      1. Replaces receptacles, light switches, and ballasts;
      2. Repairs and operates heating/cooling systems including boilers;
      3. Inspects, installs and repairs plumbing equipment and fixtures including running pipes, installing valves;
      4. Modifies, repairs and installs partitions, window and door frames, tables, bleachers, chairs, etc.; paints, repairs roofs, etc.
         
  3. Performs grounds keeping duties such as composting, mulching, snow removal, and trash pickup.
     
  4. Estimates time, parts, tools and equipment needed for repairs, completes necessary forms to obtain items.
    1. Notifies and discusses with supervisor any high cost/time repairs and projects;
    2. Reviews existing material/supply inventory (e.g., tools, chemicals) on a regular basis and identifies needed items;
    3. Makes purchases for purposes and amounts that are within the budget and within the authorized approval limits of the job;
    4. Works to ensure the most cost effective alternatives are identified.
       
  5. Provides work direction and instruction to other Maintenance Attendants, temporary laborers and/or contractors.  
    1. While performing the same or similar work as employees under the line of authority, serves as a team leader, assigning particular work to co-workers using informed and independent judgment when making these assignments and ensuring the employees know and follow department and city rules as well as sound work and safety practices;
      1. Provides training and work direction, ensuring the employee knows and follows department and city rules as well as sound work and safety practices in order to accomplish the job objectives and avoid injury or loss.
         
  6. Maintains various records of repair and maintenance activities according to established procedures.
     
  7. Assists in developing the work unit budget.
    1. Reviews past expenditures, identifies anticipated needs. 
  8. Performs all job duties in compliance with safety guidelines and with an ongoing awareness of safety practices.
    1. Knows and follows department and city rules as well as sound work and safety practices in order to accomplish the job objectives and avoid injury or loss;
    2. Wears proper protective equipment when policy requires or conditions indicate a need exists and utilizes proper body mechanics and ergonomics while performing work;
    3. When potentially unsafe conditions are observed makes efforts to avoid or correct them if they are controllable and draws them to the attention of the responsible supervisor or safety representative in a timely manner. 
  9. Communicates courteously and professionally and maintains working relationships with others in carrying out job functions.
    1. Interacts regularly with others in the work unit, the public, vendors or across departments to exchange basic fact information as requested or as necessary to perform job duties;
    2. Occasionally interacts with others in the work unit, the public, vendors or across departments to exchange detailed and/or technical information where the ability to explain concepts is exercised. 
  10. Performs other duties and activities as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

One year of technical training in building construction, mechanical, electrical repair trades or a related field and three or more years of previous responsible experience performing technical maintenance and repair work, including operation and maintenance of a boiler system; or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above.  A Boiler's License is preferred.  A valid driver's license is also required.
 
Knowledge, skills and abilities include:

  • Knowledge of current methods and techniques of maintenance/repair and construction in the areas of mechanical, electrical, plumbing, heating/cooling and other related systems;
  • Knowledge of proper work procedures and acceptable safety standards;
  • Knowledge of applicable building and safety codes;
  • Skill in executing current methods and techniques of maintenance/repair and construction in the areas of mechanical, electrical, plumbing, heating/cooling and other related systems;
  • Skill in operating a variety of hand and power tools;
  • Skill in troubleshooting and determining causes for mechanical or electrical failures;
  • Skill in prioritizing and organization;
  • Basic computer skills;
  • Skill in communication, interpersonal skills and strong customer service skills;
  • Ability to learn new computer applications;
  • Ability to participate in 24/7 on-call rotation.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:


Work is performed in a variety of indoor and outdoor settings including construction sites, offices, and all City facilities.  Work is generally heavy with considerable variety.  Daily work involves moving, pushing and/or lifting objects weighing over 100 pounds such as containers of chemicals, furniture, and unloading trucks, moving equipment, etc.; climbing ladders, maneuvering in small spaces, and regular driving to locations within the City.  Regular operation of equipment such as lifts, -skid-steer loader, snow-thrower, and various manual and power hand tools is required.  Work involves moving, pushing and/or lifting objects weighing over 100 pounds; climbing ladders, maneuvering in small spaces, and regular local driving.  Working conditions include regular exposure to dirt, soot, oil, noise, extreme weather conditions.  Hazards include exposure to hazardous chemicals, moving mechanical parts, non-qualified electrical work, climbing on ladders, on lifts and going on roofs. There is moderate attention to details. 
 
Activities include climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, fingering, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing/listening, seeing/observing, repetitive motions. 
 
Heavy Work:  Physical demands are normally those associated with heavy work: Exerting up to of 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or in up to of 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 20 pounds of force regularly or constantly to move objects.
 
 
Some requirements in this job description may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health and safety of themselves or other employees.  All requirements are subject to modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities.
 
Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills, and experience required.  To perform this job successfully, the worker must possess the abilities and aptitudes to perform each duty proficiently.
 
This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an "at will" employment relationship.  The City Administrator retains the discretion to add duties or change the duties of this position at any time.

Employment is contingent upon successful background check including BCI backgroun check, pre-placement medical evaluation, and drug screen.

 

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