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Preventative Maintenance Technician

 

The Living Desert

Job Description

 

Job Title:               Preventative Maintenance Technician

Department:           Maintenance

Exemption:            Non-exempt

Reports to :            Director of Park Design and Maintenance

Summary:

Assists Maintenance Supervisor in cost estimating and ordering materials and parts for repairs after funding approval. Experience level includes good understanding of principles, mechanical, bearings/pillow blocks, lubrication, motor repair, gear/transfer box troubleshooting and repair fan coil and air handler operation. Performs scheduled maintenance of equipment. Responds to radio maintenance support requests. Provides cost-effective and creative solutions for installation or repair challenges. Understands maintenance management ownership and assists Director of Park Design and Maintenance with improving operational efficiency in these areas:

Specific Tasks:

Electrical:  Understands and practices electrical safety. Solicits help from manager, experienced co-workers, or electrical contractors when necessary. Maintains troubleshoots and repairs the following: building and park facility equipment and systems; power distribution; system and equipment controls; lighting; electric motors for compressors, pumps, and fan systems; appliances; heat lamps; exhibit hot wires; power doors and gates; emergency power sources.

Plumbing:  Maintains, troubleshoots, and repairs the following: building and park piping systems; minor water leaks; unclogs drains; faucets; installs/replaces water filters; drinking fountains and animal drinkers; manages sewage pumping station contract work; coordinates park water distribution repairs with Garden team (excludes landscape irrigation).

Specific Skills:

This class specification should not be interpreted as all-inclusive. It is intended to identify the major responsibilities and requirements of this job. The incumbents may be requested to perform job-related responsibilities and tasks other than those stated in this specification.

Equipment Used:

Computer, gas powered vehicles including heavy equipment, electric carts, miscellaneous electric power tools, gas powered and hand tools, electric power and temperature sensing test equipment.

Education and Prerequisites:

Conditions of Work:

PHYSICAL EFFORT: Occasional standing, walking, bending, twisting, climbing, crawling, kneeling, reaching motions. Some lifting up to 50 lbs.

DISCOMFORT/RISKS: Occasional exposure to extreme heat, chemicals, and dust/airborne materials. Works with heavy equipment.

HOLIDAY WORK: Holiday, evening and weekend work may be required.

TRAVEL: Conference and workshop attendance available. If funding available, some or all expenses paid.

 

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