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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

Job Details for 3162 - Maintenance Technician I

Job Description

UNION: Local 399

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

An employee in this class performs various maintenance tasks for the maintenance, repair, alteration and remodeling of County buildings and equipment. Assignments are received through verbal or written instructions, blueprints or sketches. Work is subject to review while in process and after completion. General supervision is received from the Facilities Supervisor or a Maintenance Technician III.

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 installation and maintenance of flooring, doors, locks, walls, ceilings, partitions, machinery, plumbing and office furniture.
• Operates power and manual tools.
• Inspects mechanical equipment in County buildings and other facilities, lubricating moving parts, replacing worn belts and other parts.
• Disconnects, disassembles, cleans and replaces worn parts of a variety of mechanical equipment.
• Maintains operating records and prepares routine reports.
• Drives a light truck or operates light construction equipment as required.
• Assists higher level maintenance worker in performing skilled maintenance tasks.
• Directs custodians or laborers in performing cleaning, moving of furniture and other manual tasks.
• Maintains regular attendance and punctuality.

• 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.

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
• Current office practices, procedures and equipment
• County policies and procedures
• Applicable federal, state, and local laws, rules, regulations, codes, and/or statutes

Skill in:
• One or more building trade(s) and reasonable proficiency in other trades
• The use and care of applicable tools and equipment
• Operating, installing and repairing equipment
• Working from sketches, building plans, blueprints or technical manuals
• Following verbal or written instructions
• Verbal and/or written communications
• Effectively working with 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:
• Work in an independent as well as a team environment
• Multi-task and prioritize tasks
• Manage projects and multiple priorities simultaneously
• Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions, and implement recommendations in support of goals
• Plan, analyze and evaluate programs and services, operational needs and fiscal constraints
• 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 and statutory requirements
• Convey excellent oral and written communication
• Maintain confidentiality
• Communicate effectively both written and verbally
• Ability to learn and retain new skills
• Work effectively under stress
• Establish and maintain effective working relationships with department and division staff, other departments and others, such as vendors


A High School Diploma or General Equivalency Diploma (GED) and one (1) year of experience in maintenance and repair; or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above.

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.

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. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, use hands, arms, and feet to push, pull and operate tools and equipment, climb, and crouch or stoop. Use of arm and /or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than for sedentary work.

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.

Work will occur in the field and will frequently include working near moving mechanical parts, in high or precarious places, with fumes or airborne particles, in cramped or confined spaces, with the risk of electrical shock and with potential hazards of high temperature hot water/steam, and chemicals.

Must possess and maintain in good standing a valid Illinois driver's license.