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Employer: Butler County
Division: Buildings and Grounds
Job Title: Maintenance Tech III
Salary: $18.89 Hourly

Job Description:


* Starting wage of $18.89 will be effective as of January 1st, 2018


Position Summary: Under the supervision of the Buildings and Grounds Director, the Maintenance Technician III performs skilled, semi-skilled and unskilled maintenance work in Butler County Facilities, related buildings and their surrounding grounds.  Work involves general upkeep of the building interiors and exteriors, lighting, plumbing, electrical systems, HVAC, as well as general cleaning and grounds maintenance.  Position includes some leadership and management skills.


Examples of Work (Essential Functions):

  • Aids the Director of Buildings and Grounds with inventory control of all items in detention facility related to building, equipment, maintenance;
  • Maintains and coordinates all liaison following protocol for safety, security, reporting with subcontractors and maintenance contract personnel;
  • Maintains various plumbing, electrical, HVAC, mechanical, and security equipment within the facility, prepares and coordinates work orders, prioritizes assignments; arranges for outside contractors or vendors to perform repairs;
  • Tracks and records activities for security, funding and other purposes;
  • Oversees day-to-day operation and maintenance of detention facility;
  • Assures daily task and assignments completed;
  • Oversees contractors and others for facility maintenance or repairs;
  • Performs painting tasks;
  • Performs planting and maintains upkeep of the grounds;
  • Works with Director in developing long rang preventative maintenance goals and objectives for department;
  • Inspects status and repair fire alarm and smoke sensors, sprinklers;
  • Monitors indoor and outdoor lighting and parking lot, offices, halls, day rooms, cells;
  • Tests, inspects, maintains, and runs nine generators;
  • Escorts any outside contractors for work in the facility assuring safety and security protocols are followed;
  • Mows and trims grass, spray fences and driveways for weeds;
  • Performs lubrication, inspection and maintenance on a variety of equipment including mowers, washing and drying machines, hot water tanks, boilers, doors, locks, ovens, dishwasher,  heating  cabinets,  disposals, mixers, ice machine, walk  in coolers, televisions;
  • Tracks and approves purchase order for payments, maintains credit card logs, and obtain invoices and receipts;
  • Performs snow and ice removal from building entrances, sidewalks, parking lots;
  • Keeps work areas clean, organized, and safe;
  • Moves office furnishings as needed;
  • Removes trash and debris from lobby, offices and grounds;
  • Repairs security glass in detention area;
  • Performs other duties as deemed necessary or as required.


Examples of Work (Marginal Functions):

  • None.


Certificate, License: Valid commercial driver's license. Subject to random drug and alcohol testing.


Required Education and/or Experience: Two years related experience, High School Diploma or G.E.D.; or Associate’s degree; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Employee is expected to have acquired the necessary information and skills to perform the job reasonably well after six months in the position.  Maintenance and supervisory experience.


Preferred Education and/or Experience:  Three years related experience, High School Diploma or G.E.D.; or Associate’s degree and one year experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.


Abilities, Knowledge, Skills:

  • Ability to apply commonsense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form;
  • Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry; 
  • Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume;
  • Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations;
  • Ability to express ideas by means of verbal and written communications, conveying and receiving detailed or important instructions to and from the general public;
  • Ability to operate a motor vehicle;
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals;
  • Ability to reliably and predictably carry out duties;
  • Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of an organization;
  • Ability to use power and hand tools, chemical cleaners, floor polishing equipment, lawn mowers, and other related equipment;
  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence;
  • Knowledge of basic carpentry, electricity, HVAC, plumbing, and equipment maintenance;
  • Knowledge of general custodial maintenance;
  • Skill in maintaining expenditures, leading others in completion of tasks.


Problem Solving: Limited problem solving exists in the daily performance of duties.


Decision Making: Decision making exists in this position.  Decisions include determining when to call contractors; recommending whether to repair or replace county equipment or structure deterioration.


Accountability: Employee is not responsible for budgetary control of the department, but does participate in the annual department budget process.


Supervision: Little or no direct supervision is provided and job related decisions are occasionally reviewed by the Buildings and Grounds Director. Employee has supervisory responsibility over subordinate personnel.  Is responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of a department or function. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include supervising direct reports through coaching, interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.


Personal Relationships: Continual contact with other county departments and the general public.


Working Conditions:  The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this position, the employee is exposed more than two thirds of the time to conditions such moving mechanical parts; fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals and outside weather conditions. The employee may also be exposed to high, precarious places, and vibration. The employee may also be exposed to risk of electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud. This position may be called out 24 hours a day or rotate being on call, including weekends and holidays.


Physical Requirements:  The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to stand and walk, use hands to finger, grasp, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to sit; run; climb or balance and stoop, squat, bend, twist, kneel, crouch, or crawl. Lifting, moving, pushing or pulling up to 25 pounds does generally occur. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, depth perception, distance vision and ability to adjust focus.  Working with both hand and power tools are factors in this position.


Vacancy Number: BU0031117001

Open Date: 11/1/2017 12:00:00 AM
Close Date: 11/22/2017 11:59:59 PM