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General Maintenance Mechanic Duties and Responsibilities

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Purpose of Classification:

Repairs and maintains machinery, plumbing, physical structure, and electrical wiring and fixtures.

Distinguishing Characteristics:

This is first in a series of five classifications. This is a journey-level classification.

Examples of Duties:

  • Performs the more complex plumbing, electrical and carpentry maintenance and repairs such as replacing solenoid valves, switches, relays, and thermostats, rewiring appliances, constructing partitions and small out buildings, and installing plumbing pipe and related plumbing fixtures.
  • Performs general painting, plumbing, electrical and carpentry repairs, such as unstopping clogged sinks, drains, and garbage disposals, resetting circuit breakers, replacing cord caps, buffer switches, and light switches; makes minor repairs to heating, refrigeration, air conditioning units, and other electrical equipment; repairs damaged walls and doors; paints inside and outside building walls; replaces windows; refinishes and repairs furniture.
  • Uses power and hand tools to perform repair and maintenance work.
  • Operates forklifts, dollies, and other basic loading and unloading equipment as required.
  • Drives trucks to transport materials such as furniture, supplies, or equipment as required.
  • Services equipment used by oiling, greasing, and adding gas as required.
  • Provides technical direction, coordinates the work schedules, and reviews the performance of assigned personnel.
  • May install and maintain fixtures and facilities.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of building and equipment maintenance/repair techniques.
  • Skill in applying building and equipment maintenance/repair technique.
  • Skill in both verbal and written communication.

Minimum Qualifications:

Four years of general maintenance and repair experience; OR, Any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills, and abilities have been achieved. Some positions in this classification may be required to obtain a current Arizona Type D driver's license upon employment. Some positions in this classification may be required to obtain an Environmental Protection Agency Type 1 refrigeration license upon employment.


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