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Title: Maintenance Mechanic A

Supervisor : Property Manager

Duties and Responsibilities

Responsible for maintenance of buildings, facilities, grounds and light equipment. Performs carpentry, electrical, plumbing and general repairs on mechanical equipment or machinery. Tasks are performed in one or more trades or crafts with minimal supervision. Employee may perform some or all of the following duties.

  • Makes general repairs to the interior/exterior of buildings and facilities and maintains furniture and equipment employing a high degree of skill in the plumbing, carpentry, electrical, mechanical/HVAC and related trade fields.
  • Maintains and makes general repairs to household appliances, power tools and equipment such as chain saws, pumps, and vehicles. Which includes checking and maintaining lubricant levels, timing, replacing and adjusting worn or damanged parts.
  • Starts, operates and checks for safety and maintenance on a wide variety of small engines, hand tools, pumps, chain saws, and pickup trucks.
  • Performs general road maintenance by clearing drainage, spreading road surface material, filling pot holes, placement of signs, repairing fences, removing trees, etc.
  • Makes daily rounds of housing developments and grounds for removal of trash or debris. Develops a list and makes general repairs from that list.
  • Repairs, or replaces wiring and mechanical parts for electrical systems, devices and appliances both commercial and residential.
  • Repairs or replaces plumbing fixtures and fittings (e.g. leaky faucets, clogged drains and sewer lines, damaged toilets, sinks, and water cutoffs.) Repairs or replaces water heaters and lavatory sinks. Repairs connecting piping. Repairs/replaces gas main piping and connecting equipment.
  • Repairs/replaces damaged walls, roofs, woodwork, floors, gutters, downpouts, garage doors, fences, gates, doors, door locks, windows, cabinets, door bells, peepholes, clothes lines, fans belts, and insulation.
  • Makes repairs and adjustments to various appliances and equipment (e.g. stoves, refrigerators, gas and electric stoves, furnaces, electric motors, smoke detectors, heat pumps, power tools and test equpment) and replaces appliances and equipment when necessary. Both residential and commerical.
  • Checks for and repairs gas leaks; Both residential and commerical.
  • Repairs or replaces door and window screens and install new window glass.
  • Works emergency and after-hours as assigned by the Property Manager.
  • Inspects units, determines the nature and extent of painting required, estimates the amount of supplies and materials needed.
  • Prepares all interior/exterior wall surfaces for painting by removing electrical outlets adn lighting fixtures, spreading drop cloths, scraping peeled paint, patching holes, taping and floating drywall, and/or sanding. Removes closet and bedroom doors and any graffiti on surfaces.
  • Sands wood surfaces to prepare for painting, varninishing and/or painting.
  • Mixes paints and needed to match previously painted surfaces and paints all prepared surfaces with a brush, roller, or spray equipment.
  • Paints doors, makes repairs on screens, mail boxes and light posts. Performs thorough clean-up of work area including removing drop cloths, masking paper and tape, and replacing fixtures, covers, and plates.
  • Assisting in training of rend credit residents, summer youth, community service workers, Green Thumb participants, and others as assigned.
  • Distributes notices to residents as needed.
  • Performs emergency calls as needed.
  • Contributes to team effort by acoomplishing other dutes as assigned.

Qualifications and Knowledge

  • High school graduate (or GED) or posses a vocational technician certification beyond high school or an equivalent combination of techincal training and experience. Five (5) years experience or training in building construction or maintenance, or in the repair or maintenace of mechnical equipment. Preferably licensed in one or more of the trades.
  • Good knowledge of techniques, methods, materials, and equipment used in plumbing, carpentry, and electrical repairs and households appliances. Skilled knowledge of HVAC systems.
  • Good degree of skill in one or more trade crafts and working knowledge of all maintenance crafts.
  • Good math skills.
  • Skill in the use of various hand tools, power tools and test equipment.
  • Ability to read and understand repair manuals, and instructions/warning on cleaning agents; write service requests, maintenance reports, and inspection reports.
  • Ability to understand and apply the Uniform Physical Conditions Standards (UPCS).
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other Agency employees and residents.
  • Ability to speak and read English is highly desirable.
  • Bondability.
  • Valid Texas driver's license.
  • Eligibility for coverage under Authority fleet auto insurance.

Supervision Received and Given

  • The employee receives work assignments from the Property Manger. Generally, methods of accomplishing assignments are at the discretion of the employee wihtin established procedures and repair manual guides. Deadlines are priorities are generally set by the supervisor and the employee's progress is monitored regulary. The employee's work is reviewed generally for quality and completeness. The employee may monitor work of other personnel that may be assigned to assist in performing maintenance tasks

Guidelines

  • The employee follows established maintenance procedures, practices good judgement and uses service manuals as needed in performing assigned tasks. If a situation not covered by these guidelines arises, the employee consults the supervisor for guidance.

Complexity

  • Work performed by the employee is mostly routine mechanical and electrical repairs or replacements and repetive in nature. The nature of some repairs may be highly complex. Occasionally, some tasks may require the exercise of personal judgement in making decisions on acccomplishing assigned work.

Scope and Effect

  • The employee's work primarily affects the residents in the housing developments to which the employee is assigned. It also impacts the adequacy of total low-rent housing provided by the Agency. Through successful accomplishment of maintenance tasks, the Agency is able to continue providing decent, safe and sanitary housing.

Personal Contacts

  • The employee's personal contacts are primarily with residents and other employees. Contact with the residents are particulary important. The purpose of this is to give and obtain information necessary to do maintenance tasks efficiently, safely and document all actions. Conditions under which contacts occur can range from normal to stressful in an emergency situtation, such as a gas leak or power failure.

Physical Demands

  • The employee must be able to operate hand tools, power tools and equipment. Normal physical activity can be tedious and may involve prolonged standing, walking, reaching, bending, crouching, stooping, and lying prone The employee must use arm strength to manipulate hand tools such as saws, sanders, and jointers. The employee must occasionally push, pull, and/or lift objects up to and over 25 pounds. Work requires spatial perception, finder and mnaul dexterity.

Work Enviroment

  • The employee works indoors and outdoors and is exposed to weather extremes. The employee may occasionally be subjected to electrical shock hazards, dangerous heights, dangerous chemicals (e.g. cleaning solutions, solvents, insectisides) and skin irritants. The employee may be required to use goggles, gloves, masks, lumbar support belts, safety boots, and other safety equipment.

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