Maintenance Worker III (Austin Fire Employees Only), Austin, Texas

Created 01/13/2021
Employer City of Austin, TX
Reference 393899
Job Type Full Time
Country United States
State Texas
City Austin
Minimum Qualifications
Education and/or Equivalent Experience:
  • Graduation from an accredited high school or equivalent, plus three (3) years of building maintenance and construction work, including heating, cooling, electrical, and plumbing systems.
  • Relevant work experience may substitute for the education up to the maximum of four (4) years.

Licenses or Certifications:
  • Texas Class "C" Operator's License.


Physical Requirements:
  • Moderate. Tasks involve bending, lifting, walking, carrying, or using a force equal to lifting up to fifty (50) pounds.

    Notes to Applicants

    The Austin Fire Department is currently accepting applications for the position of Maintenance Worker III . The Maintenance Worker III position supports the Austin Fire Department Public Safety mission through daily repair, preventative maintenance and improvements to the departments 49 Fire Stations and other Administrative Buildings. The position is vital to keeping AFD Firefighters and Fire Stations safe and secured. Daily tasks include, but are not limited to receiving Work Order requests via computer application, purchasing materials for repair, tracking and documentation of purchases, tracking work repairs through daily reporting and data entry of work performed. Daily work could involve Plumbing, Carpentry, Electrical, Construction of Wall Additions, Deliveries and other tasks as assigned by section Chief or Supervisor.

    Driving Requirement:
    This position requires a Texas Class "C" Operator's License or the ability to acquire one by your hire date. External New Hires must meet the City of Austin's Driver Record Evaluation ( DRE ) requisite. To be considered for a driving position, applicants cannot have more than three moving violations or a total of six Driver Record Evaluation points within a period of thirty-six (36) months.

    Pay Range
    $17.38 - $21.72

    Hours
    Monday-Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm.

    Job Close Date 01/26/2021
    Type of Posting Departmental Only
    Department Fire
    Regular/Temporary Regular
    Grant Funded or Pooled Position Not Applicable
    Category Technical
    Location 2011 E. 51st Street, Austin Tx 78721
    Preferred Qualifications
    • Building Trades Experience
    • Strong Customer Service Skills
    • Strong Communications Skills
    • Strong Problem Solving Skills
    • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
      Duties, Functions and Responsibilities
      Essential duties and functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following. Other related duties may be assigned.
    • Inspects buildings and equipment for needed repairs and maintenance.
    • Repairs and maintains heating and cooling systems as required. Installs or replaces floors and ceramic tiles. Repairs or replaces electric plugs and cords.
    • Drives vehicles as needed.
    • Performs service on pumps, air handlers, cooling towers, etc.
    • Repacks, changes oil/filters, lubricates, etc.
    • Operates drills, buffers, grinders, sanders, and various power saws, i.e. radial arm, skill, etc.
    • Operates acetylene cutting torch, welder, etc.
    • Performs basic plumbing installations/repairs i.e. install and repair faucets, unclog drains, replace valves, etc.
    • Performs semi-skilled carpentry work in the construction and repair of walls, ceilings, etc.
    • Operates forklift.
    • Reads profiles/blueprints.
      Responsibilities- Supervision and/or Leadership Exercised:
      None

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
    Must possess required knowledge, skills, abilities, and experience and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.
    • Knowledge of equipment, methods, and materials used in routine painting, basic plumbing, and moderate levels of construction.
    • Knowledge of equipment, methods, and materials used in routine carpentry.
    • Knowledge of basic electricity and plumbing.
    • Knowledge of basic heating and cooling system operations.
    • Knowledge of proper safety practices and procedures.
    • Knowledge of the equipment, methods, and materials used in ground maintenance.
    • Skill in oral and written communication.
    • Skill in handling multiple tasks and prioritizing.
    • Skill in planning and organizing.
    • Ability to operate power tools and mechanical equipment..
    • Ability to read blueprints.
    • Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with other City employees and the public.


    Criminal Background Investigation This position does not require a Criminal Background Investigation
    EEO/ADA
    City of Austin is committed to compliance with the American Disabilities Act. If you require reasonable accommodation during the application process or have a question regarding an essential job function, please call (512) 974-3210 or TTY (512) 974-2445.

    Supplemental Questions

    Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
  • * This position requires a graduation from an accredited high school or equivalent, plus three (3) years of building maintenance and construction work, including heating, cooling, electrical, and plumbing systems. Relevant work experience may substitute for the education up to the maximum of four (4) years. Licenses or Certifications: Texas Class "C" Operator's License. Physical Requirements: Moderate. Tasks involve bending, lifting, walking, carrying, or using a force equal to lifting up to fifty (50) pounds. Do you meet these minimum requirements?
    • Yes
    • No
  • * This position requires a Texas Class "C" Operator's License. Do you have a Texas Class "C" Operator's License or if selected for this position, do you have the ability to acquire a Texas Class "C" Operator's License by your hire date?
    • Yes
    • No
  • * The City of Austin Driver Eligibility Standards require that External New Hires meet the City's Driver Record Evaluation (DRE) requisite. To be considered for a driving position, applicants cannot have more than three moving violations or a total of six Driver Record Evaluation points within a period of thirty-six (36) months. Do you meet this requirement?
    • Yes
    • No
  • * Are you currently an employee with the Austin Fire Department?
    • Yes
    • No
  • * Describe your experience in general construction maintenance.
    (Open Ended Question)
  • * This position requires the ability to work independently on multiple projects/tasks under time constraints while meeting critical deadlines. Please describe your experience working in this type of environment.
    (Open Ended Question)
  • * This position requires public interaction with internal and external customers. Please provide an example of effective communication when receiving or responding to customer requests.
    (Open Ended Question)
  • * Please describe your experience in receiving work order request, purchasing materials and tracking materials and documenting them?
    (Open Ended Question)
  • * List all Hand/Power tools and equipment you have worked with and operated (i.e. Forklift, scissor)
    (Open Ended Question)

    Optional & Required Documents
    Required Documents
  • Cover Letter
  • ResumeOptional Documents

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