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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

Job Details for 3163 - Maintenance Technician

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 skilled and semi-skilled tasks in the maintenance, repair, alteration and remodeling of County buildings and equipment. Work is completed independently or with assistance of a skilled trades worker. Assignments are received through verbal or written instructions, some judgment is exercised to determine work methods and procedures, and general supervision is received from a Facilities Supervisor.

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 and troubleshooting in assigned areas (e.g. electrical, carpentry, plumbing, welding, painting, etc.)
• Constructs, repairs and installs cabinets, desks, and other office furniture
• Performs lead worker responsibilities including training new employees on job assignments
• Repairs windows, doors and locks
• Installs framing, drywall, ceilings, paneling and baseboards
• Replaces tiles and floor coverings
• Installs and replaces concrete sidewalks or cracked wall plaster
• Cuts, threads, installs, or replaces pipes
• Operates a light truck or light construction equipment
• Assists in maintaining high temperature hot water equipment (e.g. steam and electric generators, chillers, absorbers, boilers, motors, pumps, valves, etc.)
• Maintains air conditioning and ventilating units including routine repairs to filter screens and fans
• Repairs laundry and kitchen equipment
• Performs preventive maintenance and repairs
• Operates power tools, hand tools and other related equipment
• Prepares preliminary sketches to follow for repair work
• Estimates project costs and prepares requisitions for materials
• Maintains adequate stock of parts and supplies
• Maintains records of work requests received and completed
• Inspects work for compliance with specifications
• 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:
• At least one building trade and reasonable proficiency in other trades
• Use and care of applicable tools and equipment
• Operating, installing and repairing equipment
• Working from sketches, building plans, blueprints or technical manuals
• 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
• Convey excellent oral and written communication
• Work effectively under stress
• Maintain confidentiality


Completion of a High School Diploma or General Equivalency Diploma equivalent and three years of experience in maintenance and repair work, including one year of experience in at least one of the building trades; 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: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, use hands and arms to operate tools and equipment, climb, crouch or stoop, and lift and carry a maximum of 50 lbs.

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.

The work will occur in an office and field environment. The work environment for this position frequently includes working near moving mechanical parts, in high or precarious places, with fumes or airborne particles, with the risk of electrical shock, and occasionally in cramped or confined spaces.

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