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City of Meridian

33 E. Broadway Ave
Meridian , ID

MAINTENANCE TECHNICIANS

City of Meridian
Meridian, ID Full-time
Posted on October 4, 2018


Job Title: Maintenance Technician
Department: Parks & Recreation
Reports To: Assistant Parks Foreman or Crew Chief
Open Date: October 3, 2018
Close Date: Open Until Filled, First Review October 19, 2018
Hiring Range: $12.71 - $16.21 per hour, DOE
Salary Range: $12.71 - $19.05 per hour, DOE

Job Summary: 

A Maintenance Technician is involved and accountable in all aspects of maintenance for parks and recreational facilities. Work involves driving city vehicles, hauling city trailers and equipment, and skillful operation of a variety of hand and power tools and power equipment. Maintenance Technicians work under the supervision of the Parks Maintenance Foreman or designated Crew Chief who issues written or oral work orders and inspects work frequently. A Maintenance Technician will frequently provide direction and train seasonal employees and work with volunteers or court appointed persons. In any assignment, a Maintenance Technician must perform work safely and efficiently, many times under adverse weather conditions. 

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

General cleanup and maintenance of parks, sports fields, and other park and recreational facilities;

Facilities trash collection, restroom cleaning and prep for picnic shelter reservation;

Performs maintenance tasks; mowing, weeding, raking, sweeping, planting, pruning, fertilization;

Maintains and operates light equipment;

Spray and fertilize turf and trees;

Responsible for tools and machinery utilized in the course of work assignments;

Maintain irrigation systems by repairing broken irrigation heads, valves, and lines;

Snow removal with hand tools and power equipment/ plows, brooms and trucks;

Operates city trucks power tools and equipment;

Basic knowledge of irrigation principles and equipment;

Perform periodic sprinkler checks, repairs and installations;

Perform spring startups and winterizations;

Fabricate and repair facilities and amenities;

Order supplies and maintain schedules;

Conduct inspections and perform hardscape repairs

Supervise and train, seasonal and part time staff;

Perform on the job training to seasonal or part-time parks maintenance workers,

Oversee projects and manage day-to-day park operations.

Provide direction and oversight to volunteers and court appointed individuals;

Review contracted services with account managers and make recommendations;

Must be available for on-call, holiday and weekend work;

Building maintenance, plumbing, electrical, and carpentry;

Occasional use of oxygen and acetylene/arc welding equipment to repair or fabricate equipment;

May repair, overhaul and reassemble gasoline powered engines;

Perform other duties as assigned.
Job Specifications

High school education or equivalent;

Minimum 1 Year of experience as a Maintenance Technician or combination of experience and training which demonstrate the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to perform the work.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Must be available for on-call, holiday and weekend work;

Building maintenance, plumbing, electrical, and carpentry;

Occasional use of oxygen and acetylene/arc welding equipment to repair or fabricate equipment;

May repair, overhaul and reassemble gasoline powered engines;

Knowledge and ability to skillfully and safely operate and maintain hand tools and power equipment in conformance with applicable laws, and regulations;

Knowledge of proper methods of maintaining turf, trees, shrubs, flowers, recreational facilities, and , or buildings;

Knowledge of park maintenance procedures;

Ability to make independent judgments and decisions and work under minimum direct supervision;

Ability to work out of doors for extended periods under unfavorable weather conditions;

Ability to understand and execute oral and written instructions;

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with respect to other employees, supervisors and the general public;

Ability to provide quality services in a cost-effective manner and to recommend improved methods of performing the work;

Ability to perform essential duties of the position;

Ability to work as a team player;

Ability to maintain integrity, in the performance of assigned tasks;

Communicates with others to maximize the effectiveness and efficiency of interdepartmental operations;

Must display an attitude of cooperation and the ability to work well with others;

Must have knowledge of and ability to use pickup truck, backhoe, tractor, front-end loader, forklift, trencher, welders, snow blower, push and riding lawn mower, roto-tiller, aerator, fertilizer spreader, chainsaw, power hedge trimmer, weed eater, backpack blower, air compressor, drill press, shovels, rakes and brooms;

Must have knowledge of and ability to use miscellaneous power tools for carpentry, painting, plumbing, electrical, and concrete finishing work, telephone, calculator, and copy machine.

Licensing/Certifications

Must hold a valid State of Idaho Driver’s License & safe driving record;

Possession of valid driver’s license and safe driving record;

Current Idaho Professional Applicator License with Following Endorsements: LS, OH or obtain within six months from the Idaho Department of Agriculture and maintain CEU’s;

LS: Laws and Safety; Complete test with passing grade;

OH: Ornamental Herbicide; Complete test with passing grade;

City of Meridian Irrigation Technician: Pass exam I plus field test.

Work Environment & Physical Demands:

Regularly near moving mechanical parts and in outside weather conditions;

Noise level in the work environment is usually loud;

Occasionally works in high, precarious places and is frequently exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals and vibration; 

Constantly requires driving a motor vehicle or maintenance equipment;

Occasionally is exposed to risk of electrical shock; 

Occasionally is exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals and vibration;

Occasionally is exposed to hot or wet and/or humid conditions;

Occasionally is exposed to high precarious places;

Frequently requires lifting and moving up to 50 pounds and occasionally lifts and/or moves more than 100 pounds.

Required to know when to use proper PPE (Personal Protective Equipment). 


Travel Requirements:

Maintenance Technicians are required to drive city motor vehicles to parks, places of business and other recreational facilities.

Maintenance Technicians are required to drive city motor vehicles, haul trailers and equipment, and be able to properly tie down loads and operate manual transmissions.

Maintenance Technicians are required to operate and maintain tools, vehicles, equipment, and trailers safely and obey all traffic laws.

For details and to apply visit: www.meridiancity.org