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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

Job Details for 3166 - Senior Maintenance Technician

Job Description

FLSA STATUS:    Non-Exempt
UNION:    Local 399

POSITION SUMMARY
Under general supervision; performs work of moderate difficulty in maintaining and repairing County buildings and equipment; performs related work as required.

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS
An employee in this class acts as a lead worker on an assigned shift or when a Facilities Manager or Facilities Supervisor is not available and performs skilled and semi-skilled tasks in the maintenance, repair, alteration and remodeling of County buildings and equipment.  Work is completed independently or with the assistance of a skilled trades worker.  Assignments are received through verbal or written instructions and judgment is exercised to determine work methods and procedures.  General supervision is received from the Facilities Manager or Facilities Supervisor.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The list of duties and responsibilities is illustrative only, and is not a comprehensive listing of all the duties and responsibilities performed by positions in this class.

•    Performs maintenance in areas such as electrical, carpentry, plumbing, welding, painting, plastering and roof repair
•    Acts as a lead worker in responsibilities including training new employees on job skills and ensuring that assignments are carried out by staff as directed by the Facilities Manager or Facilities Supervisor
•    Coordinates all assignments with the Facilities Manager or Facilities Supervisor and other staff in the Facilities Management Department
•    Inspects work of subordinates for completion, adherence to standards and compliance with specifications
•    Responds to emergency situations on assigned shift and delegates tasks to appropriate staff as directed by the Facilities Manager or Facilities Supervisor
•    Orders material and maintenance supplies as needed
•    Ensures that preventative maintenance programs are being completed as necessary
•    Maintains regular attendance and punctuality.

NON-ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
•    Adjusts work assignments and schedules in the event of an emergency to participate in emergency preparedness, response, and recovery activities as assigned.
•    Depending on assignment may maintain required emergency management training, licensure and/or certifications.
•    Performs related duties as required or assigned within job classification.

QUALIFICATIONS
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and /or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
Knowledge of:
•    Methods, practices, tools and materials used in maintenance and repair work
•    Occupational hazards and necessary safety precautions to be followed
•    Leadership principles
•    Current office practices, procedures and equipment
•    County policies and procedures
•    Applicable federal, state, and local laws, rules, regulations, codes, and/or statutes

Skill in:
•    Multiple building trades
•    Use and care of applicable tools and equipment
•    Operating, installing and repairing equipment
•    Working from sketches, building plans, blueprints or technical manuals
•    Delegating tasks and directing the work of others
•    Using computer hardware and software including word processing, spreadsheets, databases, email, etc.
•    Applying an acquired knowledge of procedures, rules, regulations and services applicable to the assigned office

Ability to:
•    Using applicable tools and equipment related to area of assignment
•    Manage projects and multiple priorities simultaneously
•    Establish and maintain effective working relationships with department and division staff, other departments and others, such as vendors
•    Communicate and use interpersonal skills to interact with coworkers, supervisor, the general public, etc. to sufficiently exchange or convey information and to receive work direction
•    Ensure compliance with applicable federal, state, and local laws, rules, and regulations
•    Provide leadership to effectively resolve issues
•    Convey excellent oral and written communication
•    Work effectively under stress
•    Maintain confidentiality

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES
None.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
Completion of a High School Diploma or General Equivalency Diploma equivalent; four years of experience in maintenance and repair work in at least two of the building trades and two years of experience as a lead worker trades; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above.

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

Very Heavy Work: Exerting up to 80 pounds of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body.  Use of arm and /or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than for light work.  

WORK ENVIRONMENT
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties and responsibilities the employee may be exposed to loud noise, noxious odors, unsanitary conditions, chemicals, electricity, moving mechanical parts, varying weather conditions, high or precarious places and other related conditions and situations.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
This position requires a valid Illinois driver's license.