Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

TITLE: Facilities Operations Maintenance Specialist I

CLASS: Classified

FLSA: Non-Exempt


Job Summary

Performs unskilled and semi-skilled maintenance, repair, adjustment and minor construction work in the basic trades to ensure that facilities are properly maintained and meet College standards.  Assists more skilled staff in the completion of larger and more complex assignments.  Duties may fall into a variety of trades areas, including carpentry, painting, plumbing, electrical, mechanical, energy management, fire and life safety and locks.

Distinguishing Characteristics

This is the first level of a three level family.  It is distinguished by the responsibility for less complex, semi-routine, well-defined trades work.  Primarily requires on-the-job training, rather than specialized training or experience to perform duties successfully.  Within the job family, however, there may be some overlap between the levels of work.  Therefore, an incumbent at this level may be occasionally called upon to perform tasks associated with a higher level, such as when working independently or assisting a staff member.  In addition, this level of the family has a strong learning component, in that incumbents at this level will frequently take on new tasks under close supervision or may receive guidance from a more senior staff person as a means of skill development.

Typical Duties and Responsibilities (May perform some or all of the duties listed below).

  1. Assists with and learns to perform preventative maintenance for building systems (exterior envelopes and interior ceilings, floors, walls, windows, finishes and hardware, keys, panel alarm hardware, etc.), plumbing, electrical (lights, light tube changes, ballasts, outlets, circuitry, electrical panels), and mechanical systems including controls, pump and motors.
  2. Assists with and learns to repair facilities structures, systems and components, including performing minor repairs to building plumbing, low-voltage, and line voltage electric systems, door hardware, fire and life safety protection/equipment systems, sprinkler systems, and assisting in structural and roof inspections.
  3. Assists with and learns the maintenance of induction, air handling, and refrigeration units, including serving, cleaning and inspecting all related equipment.
  4. Assists with and learns to identify repair and maintenance projects requiring the assistance of contractors or vendors; gathers information as directed to assist in estimating/evaluating project costs.
  5. Assists with and learns to plan maintenance of pool water sanitation and related pool environment equipment.
  6. Assists with and learns to repair, maintain and install waste, vent, and domestic water distribution systems.  May assist in welding or fabricating tasks.
  7. Assists with and learns to repair and maintain small motorized equipment engines and to perform preventative maintenance on automotive vehicles.
  8. Assists with and learns to perform electronic recordkeeping related to preventative maintenance and repair so that Facilities Management Services division makes the most efficient and effective use of computerized maintenance management and service request systems.
  9. Maintains a working knowledge of materials, systems and code requirements related to maintenance of college facilities.
  10. Responds to college emergencies and closures including adverse weather to be certain that all facilities are protected and remain operational. Assists with tasks required in preparing to open campuses after a closure including snow and ice removal, systems and equipment checks and start-up operations as assigned.
  11. Knows and understands all safety procedures of the College.
  12. Operates a college vehicle and is responsible for its safe operation and reporting any observed maintenance needs.
  13. Maintains appropriate records and reports.
  14. Performs other duties as assigned.

Work Environment and Physical Requirements

Work is performed both indoors and outdoors with exposure to various weather conditions.  May be exposed to potentially hazardous conditions, noise and temperature extremes. Position involves frequent bending, standing, kneeling, climbing ladders, reaching below and above shoulders, and lifting objects weighing up to 50 lbs. while performing job duties.  Wrist, hand and finger dexterity is required to operate various equipment and materials

Minimum Qualifications

High school diploma or equivalent.  One year of general work experience, including trades or labor, or custodial work.  Education or training in the facilities maintenance trades may substitute for work experience.  Must have a valid driver’s license for operation of a motor vehicle in Oregon and possess an acceptable driving record.  Some positions may require forklift driver certification within six months of employment.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of: Common hand tools; basic recordkeeping techniques; basic workplace safety procedures; basic use of personal computers to access automated recordkeeping tools and use email; basic customer service practices.

Skills in: Basic computer use to maintain logs, inventories; respond to service requests and emails; access the computerized maintenance management system; access automated control systems.

Ability to: Learn the functions of and use a variety of tools and power equipment; maintain routine records and reports in computerized and written formats; effectively use email and automated calendaring systems; make arithmetic calculations quickly and accurately; learn and apply health and safety regulations; perform assigned tasks independently and ask for supervision or guidance as needed; understand and follow oral and written directions; work from blue prints, shop drawings and sketches; establish and maintain cooperative working relationships.

NEW: 10/11

REPLACES:  Maintenance Custodian (02/01), Gr. 14