Gainesville Regional Utilities Utilities Facilities Technician in Gainesville, Florida
Utilities Facilities Technician
Utilities Facilities Technician
$13.75 - $21.09 Hourly
ELECTRIC UTILITY FUND
11/30/2020 11:59 PM Eastern
Gainesville Regional Utilities (GRU) currently has an opening for a qualified Utilities Facilities Maintenance Technician to join the Customer and Administrative Services team. We are looking for an individual to perform entry-level manual labor and semi-skilled technical work performing routine building and facility maintenance tasks in one or more fields (e.g., carpentry; electrical; heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC); plumbing, etc.), as well as performing general cleaning duties and inspecting buildings for various functionalities.
We are looking for an individual who has hands on experience performing work in general facilities maintenance and general construction trades.
To qualify for this position you must have graduated from high school or possess an acceptable equivalency diploma; and have one (1) year of experience in building/facility maintenance work, including use of tools and equipment used in maintenance and repair work.
- Valid Florida Driver License required at date of appointment and at all times while employed in this classification.
A typical work day may include:
Completing work orders
Performing minor repairs of building systems (plumbing, electric, carpentry, etc.).
Performing general building preventative maintenance activities (painting, cleaning, etc.).
Rearranging work spaces.
Setting up meeting rooms.
Monitoring and maintaining grounds including removing debris from parking lots.
Preference will be given to those candidates who possess experience and knowledge of maintaining commercial buildings, and specific experience and knowledge in a general construction trade (i.e. electric, plumbing, carpentry, HVAC).
May fill multiple positions
May establish an eligibility list
Assessments may be required
This is entry-level manual labor and semi-skilled technical work performing routine building and facility maintenance tasks in one or more fields (e.g., carpentry; electrical; heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC); plumbing, etc.), as well as performing general cleaning duties and inspecting buildings for various functionalities.
Positions allocated to this class report to a designated supervisor and works under general supervision. Work in this class is distinguished from other classes by its routine building maintenance and emphasis on preventive facility maintenance activities.
EXAMPLES OF WORK*
*This section of the job description is not intended to be a comprehensive list of duties and responsibilities of the position. The omission of a specific job function does not absolve an employee from being required to perform additional tasks incidental to or inherent in the job. Performance of lower level duties may be required.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Inspects buildings and other structures to determine functional systems and detect malfunctions and needed repair making notes and recommendations using a pre?established check sheet.
Inspects the grounds and parking areas to be free of leaves and debris; and handles any minor clean-up and/or repairs needed.
Performs minor electrical maintenance to include but not be limited to replacement or repair of fixtures (e.g. wall switches and outlets, incandescent and fluorescent bulbs and tubes, ballast, sockets, fuses, minor appliances, cords, etc.) using appropriate hand, power and specialty tools.
Performs minor plumbing maintenance (e.g. replacement or repair of leaks in drains and faucets, unclogging of drains, trenching and laying new lines, replacing drain hoses on washers and similar devices, etc.).
Performs minor painting, carpentry and masonry work (e.g. preparing surfaces and using brush, sprayer, or roller to apply paints, stains, and varnishes, hanging doors, fitting locks and handles, etc.).
Reconfigures, installs, positions, and remounts modular offices and space (e.g. furniture, wall panels, work surfaces, storage bins, lighting, file cabinets, etc.) to accommodate user needs and maximize office space using various hand, power and specialty tools, dollies and hand trucks.
Sets up tables and chairs for meeting rooms as requested.
Prepares the surfaces and paints various structures and equipment (e.g. walls, refrigerators, evaporative coolers, floors, roofs, doors, restroom facilities, etc.) to preserve wood and metal parts from corrosion and maintain a safe, comfortable working environment using various painting equipment and related tools (e.g. sprayers, rollers, brushes, thinners, etc.).
Clean rooms, hallways, lobbies, lounges, rest rooms, corridors, elevators, stairways, parking lots, and other work areas.
Order parts and maintain required documents.
Maintains electronic card access system for designed building(s).
Attends work on a continuous and regular basis.
NON-ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Will be required to respond under emergency conditions.
Back up support to the mail room.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job function satisfactorily. Below are the required education, experience, knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Graduation from high school or possession of an acceptable equivalency diploma; and one (1) year of experience in building/facility maintenance work, including use of tools and equipment used in maintenance and repair work.
CERTIFICATIONS OR LICENSES
Valid driver license required at time of appointment. Valid Florida Driver License required within 30 days of appointment and at all times while employed in this classification.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Some knowledge of tools used in groundskeeping, facility maintenance and construction, including concrete, asphalt drainage or row maintenance.
Knowledge of precautions necessary to perform work safely.
Ability to perform manual tasks involving physical strength and endurance under variable weather conditions.
Ability to work effectively with coworkers and the general public, including angry and/or abusive individuals.
Ability to read and understand detailed and complex work schedules and diagrams.
Ability to work independently with little supervision.
Ability to conform to grooming and dress codes (uniforms furnished).
PHYSICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL REQUIREMENTS
To perform this job successfully, an individual must possess certain physical abilities and be able to withstand work related environmental conditions.
Required to stand, walk, use hands and fingers to handle or feel objects, tools, or controls.
Ability to squat, stoop, or kneel, reach above head and reach forward.
May on occasion be required to sit.
Ability to safely operate a fork truck and other motorized equipment.
Ability to use hand strength to grasp tools and climb ladders.
Ability to bend or twist the neck and trunk to perform duties
Ability to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
Specific vision abilities to perform this work include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to focus.
Work may require performance of tasks in extreme heat; and entering and maneuvering within confined spaces.
Work may require performance of tasks outdoors under varying climatic conditions.
Work may require local travel to general government or GRU locations within the Gainesville area.
To learn more about benefits available to eligible City of Gainesville / Gainesville Regional Utilities employees, please CLICK HERE.
Please indicate your years of "hands-on" experience in building/facility maintenance work, including use of tools and equipment used in maintenance and repair work.. All experience must be listed in your application for consideration.
Less than one year
1 to 3 years
If you answered more than 1 year to the previous question, please explain your general duties, assignments or projects on the following lines.
By marking yes to this question you understand that a valid driver license is required and must be maintained while in this position.
Please select from the option below where you initially learned about this employment opportunity:
City of Gainesville Website
Word of Mouth
College Job Posting
Prefer not to disclose
Professional Diversity Network PDN
If you selected "Other" from the above option, please identify the event, activity or source where you initially learned about this employment opportunity. Please type N/A if this question does not apply to you.*
[THOUGH NOT A REQUIREMENT]Do you have specific trade experience, certification or license? For example; Plumber, AC heating technician, carpenter or electrician? Or other related? Please briefly describe below.
While the City considers related education and experience of each candidate for this position, the hiring manager anticipates an offer not to exceed the midpoint. By selecting "yes", you are indicating that you have read and understand that a job offer will typically not exceed the midpoint.
Please select the option below that best describes your highest level of education.
All education must be listed in your application for consideration.
High School Diploma or Equivalency Diploma
City of Gainesville
222 E. University Ave
PO BOX 490
Gainesville, Florida, 32627