Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Description

Position may be filled at the Entry or Senior level, depending on qualifications and department needs.  

Hiring Incentives may be available.

 

The City of Littleton has an exciting opportunity for a Facilities Maintenance Technician for Bemis Library!

 

Facilities Maintenance Technicians perform a variety of building maintenance and repair tasks, small remodel projects, and light janitorial tasks in city-owned public buildings. Facilities Maintenance Technicians maintain HVAC, mechanical, and plumbing systems and perform other skilled work and routine unskilled building maintenance work as required. Work is performed in accordance with established procedures and accepted practices; however, the employee is expected to exercise initiative and independent judgment in completing job duties and meeting unusual work circumstances.

 

The Facilities Maintenance Technician for Bemis Library will have the opportunity to work on some special projects in 2023, to include:

  • Playing a sizeable role in the cross-departmental Cultural Campus Connection Project.  This project is a collaborative project with Public Works and the Museum to create physical links between the Museum and Library.
  • Installation and creating new configurations for the new library sorter to be installed in 2023.
  • Working with Thyssenkrupp elevator company on necessary maintenance and repair for the library’s elevator

 

The ideal candidate will possess a variety of facilities maintenance skills and experience including maintenance and repair of HVAC systems, plumbing and electrical, and the ability to complete general carpentry and remodeling projects.  This role will work on a variety of projects and no two days look exactly alike.  Ideal candidates will enjoy collaboration and will like working both on individual projects and as part of the larger City of Littleton team.  Project Management experience is a plus!

 

The City of Littleton is a vibrant community south of Denver and is consistently voted as one of America's Best Small Cities, and one of Colorado’s top five places to Raise a Family. Home to a charming and historic downtown, a variety of shopping venues, restaurants, parks and trails, there is a lot to offer to the wonderful people who live and work here. The City of Littleton offers outstanding benefits and perks to its employees. For more information, please see the 2023 Benefit Guide.

 

The City of Littleton believes in attracting and retaining the best talent and our strategies include hiring in at market pay and creating career development opportunities. In addition to your application, please submit a cover letter that describes why you are the best candidate for this position with the City of Littleton.

 

Hiring range for Entry Level: $20.00 - $25.00 per hour

 

Hiring range for Senior Level: $26.00 - $31.00 per hour


This full-time position is non-exempt per FLSA and is eligible for overtime compensation.

 

Work Schedule:  This full-time position will work 7:00am to 4:00pm, Monday through Friday, with occasional Saturdays necessary to support large library events. Emergency on-call may be required. 

 

Application Deadline: Applications will be accepted until a qualified pool of candidates is established or the position is filled, but preference will be given to complete applications received by January 19th, 2023. Those who do not apply by this date may or may not be considered.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Checks and maintains building heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC); electrical; plumbing; and mechanical systems to insure proper operation of these systems.  
  • Performs preventive and scheduled maintenance tasks and completes repairs, as necessary, to these systems to insure their proper operation. (Electrical work is typically contracted to a licensed provider.)   
  • Constructs or assists in building construction and remodeling projects.  
  • Periodically opens and visually inspects the general condition of city buildings, checks HVAC systems for proper operation.
  • Assists other departments and employees with the set-up and teardown of furnishings and fixtures for library programs, community meetings and special events.
  • Responds as necessary to emergency calls to make temporary or permanent repairs or adjustments to city buildings, HVAC, electrical, plumbing, or mechanical systems.  Maintains situational emergency security systems.
  • Assembles and disassembles furniture, equipment, and shelving. Moves furniture, equipment, and shelving.
  • Manages contact with outside janitorial firm and schedules contract janitorial work accordingly. Maintains inventory of supplies, tools and equipment; contacts vendors and places orders; meets with vendors.
  • Prioritizes needed maintenance and repair issues; submits work orders to City Building Maintenance for internal issues; contacts outside vendors to request service on other issues and follows through.
  • Builds special projects with wood and/or metal.
  • Prepares and paints building surfaces including walls and handrails; prepares and paints or stains wood or metal surfaces including furniture and shelving.
  • Serve as library representative on the city’s Safety Committee. 
  • Performs similar assignments and projects as required.
  • May serve as an Emergency Worker.

 

 

SENIOR:

In addition to the above duties listed for Facilities Maintenance Technicians, Senior level will also:

 

  • Checks and maintains building heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC); electrical; plumbing; and mechanical systems to insure proper operation of these systems.  Performs preventive and scheduled maintenance tasks and completes repairs, as necessary, to these systems to insure their proper operation. (Complex electrical work is typically contracted to a licensed provider.)  Work assignments include, but are not limited to, preventive maintenance on buildings; repair and adjustment of HVAC, electrical and plumbing systems; welding; fabrication; and carpentry-type projects.
  • Constructs or assists in building construction and remodeling projects.  Projects may include, but are not limited to, construction or remodeling of walls, doors, ceilings, counters, closets, and shelves; installation of structural, mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems; painting; and woodworking.
  • Routinely opens city buildings, checks HVAC systems for proper operation; walks through building to inspect general condition and lighting; makes minor repairs and adjustments to building and building equipment systems as necessary; replaces light bulbs, lamps, and lighting fixtures as required; notes other building repair needs for future action.
  • Responds as necessary to emergency calls to make temporary or permanent repairs or adjustments to city buildings, HVAC, electrical, plumbing, or mechanical systems.  Maintains situational emergency security systems.
  • Establishes and maintains effective working relationships and interactions with supervisors, other city employees, vendors, and the public through oral and written communications; observes and follows established city and department policies, procedures, rules, orders, and instructions from the supervisor in the daily conduct of the job.
  • Experience and ability to meet with vendors to determine appropriate products and services.  
  • Experience in recommending and scheduling needed maintenance and repair issues; submitting work orders to appropriate departments for internal issues; and contacting outside vendors to request service on other issues and following through. 
  • Responsible for managing building special projects with wood and/or metal. 
  • Assist with managing an RFP process for facilities-related projects.  
  • Acts as a mentor to technicians with lower-level skills.
  • Performs similar assignments and projects as required.
  • May serve as an Emergency Worker.

 

Minimum Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent; and
  • A minimum of one (1) year of experience in facilities maintenance or related field; or
  • An equivalent combination of education, training and work experience that produces the knowledge, skill, and ability to perform the essential duties and responsibilities of the position.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license.
  • Must be able to pass a pre-employment criminal background check, motor vehicle records check, drug screen and physical.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS, SENIOR LEVEL:


  • High school diploma or equivalent; and
  • A minimum of five (5) year’s work experience in facilities maintenance or related field; or
  • An equivalent combination of education, training and work experience that produces the knowledge, skill, and ability to perform the essential duties and responsibilities of the position.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license.
  • Must be able to pass a pre-employment criminal background check, motor vehicle records check, drug screen and physical.

 

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

 

  • Experience with HVAC systems and maintenance
  • Experience with Project Management 

 

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Ability to work with library and public works staff to maintain library facility.
  • Has a thorough understanding of a variety of HVAC systems/components and is able to perform or direct the maintenance and repair of same: and
  • Demonstrates expertise in the use of multi-meters and electrical diagnosis
  • Reads, understands, follows and interprets schematics and drawings associated with electrical, mechanical and building systems
  • Demonstrates expertise in the diagnostics and repair of pumps, motors, fans, hydraulics, valves, gears and drives of varying types
  • Has training, understanding and functional ability to diagnosis and repair locks, doors and security systems
  • Performs expert plumbing repairs and installations
  • Able to perform electrical repairs not requiring a licensed professional
  • Demonstrated expertise in tile installation, flooring or other tradecraft
  • Ability to maintain inventory of supplies, tools and equipment, contacts vendors and places orders.  
  • Requires solid knowledge of the principles, practices, materials, and methods of building construction, remodeling, maintenance and repair; HVAC, electrical, mechanical, and plumbing equipment and systems maintenance and repair; welding and fabrication; carpentry; woodworking; general building and facilities maintenance and repair, 
  • Requires solid knowledge of the principles and practices of equipment operation and use, hand and power tool operation and use, 
  • Requires solid mechanical and basic mathematical aptitude, understanding and analytic ability sufficient to diagnose, troubleshoot, and repair building equipment and mechanical systems; and operate appropriate electronic testing equipment to perform essential job functions.
  • Requires solid skill and ability to use ladders to access ceiling areas, rooftops, and work at heights of up to 45 feet; work in confined spaces, mechanical and equipment rooms, basements, and crawl spaces.
  • Requires solid ability to communicate verbally, in-person, by telephone and by two-way radio.
  • Requires basic skill and ability to operate software, hardware, Internet browsers, including understanding and operation of software that regulates the heat and cooling systems.

 

 

WORKING ENVIRONMENT & PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES:

 

 

  • Physical requirements include the performance of heavy work that include but are not limited to: lifting, carrying, pushing or pulling objects weighing up to 150 pounds with or without assistance.
  • Long periods of sitting, standing or walking may be required. Work is primarily performed indoors in an office, mechanical and equipment areas of city buildings. Outdoor work is conducted in mechanical and equipment areas including rooftops of city buildings. This work includes exposure to extreme temperature and weather changes; HVAC and mechanical equipment vibration and noise estimated at up to 90 decibels of unprotected exposure for an average of up to 30 minutes per day (the use of hearing protection devices to reduce noise exposure to acceptable OSHA levels is mandatory); exposure to fumes, odors, dusts, mists and gases from the operation of equipment and the atmosphere (the use of protective eyewear while operating power and hand tools or performing work involving potential eye injury hazards is mandatory); exposure to mechanical and electrical hazards; high exposed work sites, burns and radiant energy; exposure to toxic and caustic chemicals.

  

MATERIAL AND EQUIPMENT DIRECTLY USED:
  

A variety of hand and power tools and mechanical equipment, including, but not limited to, hand and power saws; electric drills, sanders, planers; screwdrivers, hammers, wrenches and pliers; electronic and mechanical testing devices; tape measures; grinder, step and extension ladders, scaffolds; bucket truck, assigned utility truck with two-way radio; telephone, basic power tools, welder, and cutting torches.

 

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