This class is involved in completing basic repairs in several trade fields and performing routine preventative maintenance and repair work at the semi-skilled level.
Nature and Scope
An incumbent performs under the close supervision of a technical supervisor. Assignments are carried out in accordance with instructions and established routines. A class incumbent provides on-going and incidental maintenance and repair services to help ensure efficient operation of a physical plant. Concurrently, an incumbent makes routine repairs and performs routine maintenance in one or more trade disciplines involving plumbing, carpentry, painting, welding and plastering; replaces light bulbs, cleans threads, replaces washers, trap drains, spigots, overhauls small motors and compressors, and, assists higher level technicians as assigned. Significant aspects of work in this class may include monitoring heating and cooling plants, inspecting gauges, pumps, lubricating and cleaning motors, making adjustments to maintain adequate pressure, replacing filters and additives, and makes basic repairs to system elements as well as removing snow/ice, mowing grass, operating vehicles, transporting passengers, tools, equipment and materials. An incumbent may also assist in operating oil-fired boilers and auxiliary equipment as well as maintaining life safety devices such as sprinkler systems. Employees in this class are responsible for the supervision, custody and control of inmate workers.
Essential functions are fundamental, core functions common to all positions in the class series and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties for any one position in the class. Since class specifications are descriptive and not restrictive, incumbents can complete job duties of similar kind not specifically listed here.
Performs routine maintenance and preventative maintenance on equipment, interior and exterior of facility which may include replacing light bulbs, lubricating pumps, cleaning filters, checking fan belts, and inspecting gauges and pumps.
Performs minor and basic repairs in trade areas such as plumbing, painting, carpentry, installs masonate and tile, repairs door locks, window blinds and tracks and wall boards.
Assists in machinery and equipment repair.
Assists in groundkeeping activities, snow/ice removal, grass cutting, trash removal.
Assists technical supervisor in plumbing, building repairs and structural additions when required and may assist in the operation of treatment and disposal plants and basic repairs to other system elements when necessary.
Operates machinery and vehicles, transports passengers, tools, equipment and materials, and assists in maintaining and servicing equipment.
Supervises an inmate work crew in the performance of assigned duties; maintains security of all tools, supplies, equipment and assigned inmates at all times; includes body searches of inmates, tool count, live body count and material inventory.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
The intent of the listed knowledge, skills and abilities is to give a general indication of the core requirements for all positions in the class series; therefore, the KSA’s listed are not exhaustive or necessarily inclusive of the requirements of every position in the class.
Knowledge of basic methods and techniques used in traditional building and/or mechanical trades.
Knowledge of basic repair of less complicated equipment and facilities.
Knowledge of equipment tools and procedures to safely carry out tasks.
Skill in performing a diversity of tasks and following instructions.
Skill in effective use of tools and their accountability in compliance with security regulations.
Ability to relate to co-workers, other personnel and general public.
Ability to report in writing, incidents in a correctional environment.
JOB REQUIREMENTS for Correctional Officer/Physical Plant Maintenance Trades Mechanic I Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas:
Possession of a High School Diploma or equivalent.
At least 19 and 1/2 years of age.
Knowledge of operating and maintaining a variety of equipment, hand and power tools used in trades fields such as plumbing, carpentry, painting or HVAC.
Knowledge of performing work in a variety of trades fields such as plumbing, carpentry, painting or HVAC.
Possession of a valid Driver’s License (not suspended, revoked or cancelled, or disqualified from driving).