• Maintenance Specialist

    • Location:
        District Wide
       
    •   2024-2025 Rate of Pay: $29.09/hr  + potential licensure pay per MOU - License Premiums for the Maintenance Classification

                 
      Position Title:
      Maintenance Specialist
       Department:                          Bargaining Unit:
      Building & Maintenance             Custodial
      Immediate Supervisor’s Position Title:
      Director of Building & Maintenance
      FLSA Status:
      Non-Exempt
      Job Summary:
       
      Under the direction of the Director Building & Maintenance, the Maintenance Specialist is responsible for performing a wide variety of semi-skilled preventive maintenance, troubleshooting and repair activities within the building of a mechanical, electrical, HVAC, carpentry or plumbing nature to ensure building are in proper running order and safe for students, staff and the public.
       
        

      SECTION II:  ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

                  
       
      • Troubleshoots, operates and services HVAC plants.  Monitors, checks and makes sure all air handling units are running properly.
      • Operates and maintains HVAC, energy management, boiler and machinery in the building.  Utilizes energy management systems to operate, adjust and diagnose mechanical, air handling, electrical and/or fire systems for maximum efficiency.
      • Coordinates and oversees building security.  Assigns, secures and/or opens up building.  Shuts off lights, closes windows, locks doors, sets building alarms.
      • Performs scheduled preventive maintenance on all mechanical, plumbing and electrical equipment/systems within the district.
      • Programs and adjusts all energy management system equipment to account for after school and weekend community activities.
      • Diagnoses, troubleshoots and makes repairs to all mechanical, plumbing, electrical, carpentry, HVAC, or other repairs within the facilities of the district.  Collaborates and works with local and state officials to assure repairs and facilities comply with building codes, rules, regulations and requirements.
       
      • Responds to all building requests/problems or concerns to ensure a safe, secure and comfortable environment in which to learn and work.
      • Inspects and monitors water quality in district swimming pool to minimize hazards and health standards/codes.
      • Performs other duties of a comparable level or type, as required.
         
        

      SECTION III:  WORK REQUIREMENTS AND CHARACTERISTICS

                  
       
      EDUCATION/KNOWLEDGE REQUIREMENT:  Minimum education required to perform adequately in position could reasonably be attained only by completing the following:
       
      REQUIRED EDUCATION/TRAINING
       (choose one)
       
      DEGREE INFORMATION:   
      Type of degree: (B.S., M.A., etc.)
       
       
       
       
      less than high school diploma
       
      x
       
      High school diploma or GED.
       
      Major field of study or degree emphasis: 
       
       
       
       
      1 year college
       
       
       
      2 years college
       
       
       
      3 years college
       
       
       
      4 years college
       
       
       
      1st year graduate level
       
      Essential knowledge and specialized subject knowledge required to perform the essential functions of the job:
      • Knowledge of the fundamentals, practices, and techniques involved in the repair, installation, troubleshooting and maintenance in assigned areas of responsibility
      • Knowledge of state and federal laws pertaining to areas of responsibility.
      • Knowledge of hand, power, and diagnostic tools applicable to trade.
      • Knowledge of all safety precautions, safety equipment and risk management procedures pertaining to specific duties and responsibilities of the work.
      • Knowledge of HVAC operation, repair and maintenance.
      • Knowledge of Boiler Water Treatment Program and chemicals required.
      • Fundamentals of general repair and maintenance activities in such areas as mechanical, electrical, steam, air system, plumbing systems, and associated equipment.
      • Knowledge of energy management systems and their applicable programming languages/commands.
      • Knowledge of pool operation and maintenance requirements, procedures and requirements.
       
       
       
       
      2nd year graduate level    
       
       
       
      Doctorate level
      Required Work Experience in Addition to Formal Education/Training:
      Minimum of 5 years experience in performing semi-skilled facility maintenance repairs and service.
       
      LICENSE/
      CERTIFICATION
       
      Identify licenses/certification required upon hiring: 
      Upon hire-Special Class Boiler License; MN Drivers License;
      Required within 1 year-2nd Class Boiler License
      Required within 3 years-1st Class Boiler License
      Required within six months-Certified Pool Operator License
      Required within one year-Non-Licensed Electrical License
                  
       
      ESSENTIAL SKILLS REQUIRED TO PERFORM THE WORK 
       

      Skilled in:
      • Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with employees, supervisors, department heads, and building personnel.
      • Monitoring and coordinating the work functions and activities of outside contractors and vendors, if necessary.
      • Planning and implementing preventive maintenance programs and requirements of district mechanical, HVAC, plumbing, and electrical systems/equipment.
      • Reading and interpreting blue prints and diagrams.
      • Implementing maintenance schedules and needs for all district facilities.
      • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
      • Operating and using hand and power tools applicable to trade. 
      • Using and operating energy management systems, programs, tools and diagnostic equipment to test, repair, or replace equipment or malfunctions.
      • Operating all equipment, machinery and systems necessary in performance of the job including steam boilers, pneumatic controls and all associated components.
      • Ability to read, understand, and follow safety procedures.
      • Maintaining swimming pools in accordance with codes and regulations.
       
      • Performing fundamental troubleshooting, repairs and maintenance activities in the areas of carpentry, plumbing, mechanical and electrical activities.
                  
       
      RESPONSIBILITY FOR DIRECT SUPERVISION OF THE FOLLOWING POSITIONS
       
       
      Titles of Positions Directly Supervised
       
      # of Employees
       
       
       
       
       
      TOTAL
       
       
                  
       
      INDIRECT SUPERVISION:
       
      Number of employees indirectly supervised: 
       
       
      Total:  
                  
      HAZARDOUS WORKING
      CONDITIONS
      Unusual or hazardous working conditions related to performance of duties:
      Working with mechanical equipment poses potential risks and requires being aware of hands, limbs and clothing in relation to moving mechanical parts to prevent injury.  Chemicals used in the Boiler Water Treatment Program pose potential risks for inhalation of fumes, chemical burns and skin absorption.  Welding, steam or exhaust burns pose risks.  Electrical shock is a risk involved in working with electronic equipment and tools.  The work environment involves exposure to materials, equipment and situations that requires following safety precautions and may include the use of protective equipment.

       

       
                 
       
      PHYSICAL JOB REQUIREMENTS: Indicate according to essential duties/responsibilities
       
      Employee is required to:
       
      Never
       
      1-33%
      Occasionally
       
      34-66%
      Frequently
       
      66-100%
      Continuously
       
      Stand
       
       
       
      x
       
       
       
       
       
      Walk
       
       
       
       
       
      x
       
       
       
      Sit
       
       
       
      x
       
       
       
       
       
      Use hands dexterously (use fingers to handle, feel)
       
       
       
       
       
      x
       
       
       
      Reach with hands and arms
       
       
       
      x
       
       
       
      Climb or balance
       
       
      x  
       
       
       
       
      Stoop/kneel/crouch or crawl
       
       
      x  
       
       
       
       
      Talk or hear
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
      x
       
      Taste or smell
       
      x
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
      Physical (Lift & carry):                                               up to 10 pounds
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
      x
       
      up to 25 pounds
       
       
       
       
       
      x
       
       
       
      up to 50 pounds
      x  
       
       
       
       
      up to 75 pounds
      x  
       
       
       
       
       
       
      up to 100 pounds
      x  
       
       
       
       
       
       
      more than 100 pounds
      x  
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
                 
       
      PHYSICAL JOB REQUIREMENTS: Indicate according to essential duties/responsibilities
       
      Physical requirements associated with the position can be best summarized as follows:
       
      Medium Work:
      Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects in the performance of the job.