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This is semi-skilled manual work of more than ordinary difficulty.

Work requires the performance of a wide variety of miscellaneous mechanical and building trade tasks in the maintenance and repair of buildings and equipment and in simple construction and fabrication tasks. Although the work frequently requires the use of journeymen's tools for operation in several of the recognized craft fields, the skill required in any one field is almost always less than would be required of a journeyman. Work is often performed without close supervision, sometimes by small crews of maintenance men, but is subject to inspection upon completion. Incumbent may discover his/her assignments by inspection. Supervision may be exercised over a small group of laborers.


Inspects buildings, fixtures, machines, and other structural and/or mechanical units, noting need for repair; performs minor maintenance, such as cleaning or lubricating.

Changes, washes, and cuts filters for air conditioners; checks for bad bearings; repairs, hangs, and installs

Venetian blinds and window shades; installs drapery rods and hangs drapes; installs restroom accessories.

Prepares grades and sets forms for concrete pouring; finishes surface by hand and by machine.

Replaces glass, screens, locks, and door latches; repairs chairs, doors, water faucets, dressers, drawers, and cabinet doors.

Installs commodes, lavatories, and urinals.

Performs maintenance on pasteurizing vat, homogenizer, plate cooler, cold storage room blower, and cup filling machine.

Makes paint, wax, and soap; loads and unloads trucks.

Issues out and receives tools; performs minor repairs on tools, machinery, and equipment; paints ladders, keeps toolroom orderly and clean.

Performs related work as required.

Completion of the eighth school grade and experience in maintenance and repair work as helper to a journeyman; or any equivalent combination of training and experience.

Considerable knowledge of the methods, practices, tools, equipment, and materials used in a variety of building and mechanical trades.

Some knowledge of the occupational hazards in the use of power tools and equipment, and of necessary safety precautions.

Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions.

Ability to diagnose malfunctions and defects in mechanical and similar equipment and to determine adequate corrective measures.

Ability to assign and supervise the work of a few less experienced workers.

Skill in the use and care of hand and power tools and equipment appropriate to the area of assignment.



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