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Building Maintenance Worker Sr.

at Travis County (TX)

Pay: $16.64 to $20.8/hour
$16.64 - $20.8
Posted: 9/28/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 2523553

Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Job Summary

Performs a variety of complex preventive maintenance tasks, repairs, and additions to County buildings, facilities and equipment. Work involves basic plumbing repairs such as rebuilding flush valves and clearing clogged drain lines. Troubleshoot and repair pumps, water heaters and boilers. Multiple skill areas include electrical repairs and machine servicing. Functions as a lead worker over building maintenance repairs. 

This is the second in a series of two building maintenance-related job classifications within the Maintenance job family. This classification is distinguished by complex maintenance work requiring advanced proficiency in multiple skill areas. This classification also performs lead duties. This classification will require work in secure facilities. This classification may require a flexible work schedule in order to meet the needs of the department.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Functions as an independent worker in the performance of building maintenance duties. Provides technical advice and assistance to peers and supervision.
  • Provides recommendations regarding replacement or upgrade of facilities and equipment.
  • Performs a variety of preventive maintenance routines on equipment, building components and facilities.
  • Performs periodic and routine walk through inspections of assigned facilities, identifies work requirements, create work orders using a computer and performs work assigned.
  • Records time and materials used in the work order system. Requests for needed tools, equipment, supplies and materials to perform assigned tasks. Monitors expenditure of supplies and controls inventory of equipment and tools.
  • Completes electrical and plumbing repairs.
  • Assists with heating and air conditioning system repairs.
  • Replaces light fixtures, and switches.
  • Assists with the repair of security control panels, video monitors and security cameras.
  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements

Education and Experience:
High School diploma or G.E.D. AND five (5) years of increasingly responsible building maintenance experience, including preventive maintenance and repairs to equipment, buildings and facilities;


Any combination of education and experience that has been achieved and is equivalent to the stated education and experience and required knowledge, skills, and abilities sufficient to successfully perform the duties and responsibilities of this job.

Licenses, Registrations, Certifications, or Special Requirements:
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Universal Certification or must be obtained within one (1) year of date of hire.
Valid Texas Driver's License.
Jailer License must be obtained within one (1) year of employment.

HVAC, electrical, electronics, data entry or plumbing experience.
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Universal Certification.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Knowledge of:

  • Principles and practices of leading staff.
  • Policies, practices, procedures and methods of assigned function.
  • Applicable safety practices and regulations.
  • Equipment and tools used in maintenance and repair functions.
  • Federal, State, Local and County applicable laws, rules, regulations and guidelines.
  • Computer equipment to include word processing, spreadsheets, databases and a variety of software packages.
Skill in:
  • Plumbing, electrical, roof repairs, locks and/or machine servicing.
  • Troubleshooting, diagnosing and performing maintenance and repair needs.
  • Reading and interpreting schematics and blueprints.
  • Proper and applicable safety practices, procedures and regulations.
  • Working with others, including on a team.
  • Both verbal and written communication.
Ability to:
  • Motivate, train, and lead others.
  • Understand and follow instructions and communicate effectively, as required.
  • Safely and correctly apply building and equipment maintenance and repair techniques and operate tools and equipment.
  • Work independently and efficiently.
  • Manage time well and meet timelines.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with County employees and officials, representatives of outside agencies, and the general public.

Work Environment & Other Information

Physical requirements include the ability to lift up to 100 pounds/carry up to 75 pounds, visual acuity, speech and hearing, hand and eye coordination and manual dexterity. Subject to standing, walking, sitting, repetitive motion, reaching, climbing stairs, bending, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, pushing, pulling, balancing, client/customer contact, squatting to perform the essential functions. Subject to extreme temperatures, outside elements, noise, vibration, contact with dust, fumes and hazardous chemicals, foul odors, animal and human fecal matter, insects and rodents. Requires working at heights from ladders and scaffolds.

This job description is intended to be generic in nature. It is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities. The essential duties, functions and responsibilities and overtime eligibility may vary based on the specific tasks assigned to the position. This position requires that you work within a secure Jail facility.

Work Hours: 7:00 AM to 4:00 PM; Monday through Friday, On-Call Rotation

Department: Sheriff

Location: 3614 Bill Price Rd., Del Valle, TX

Drug and Alcohol Test Required
Criminal, Credit, Driving, Education and Employment Background Check Required