Building Maintenance Worker

  • City of Seattle, WA
  • Seattle, Washington
  • Mar 06, 2019
Full Time Building and Safety Building Maintenance Facilities Management
  • Salary: $25.47 - $30.91 Hourly

Job Description

Position Description

Invitation to Compete #19-19
Building Maintenance Worker

Facilities and Capital Improvement Program
80 hours per pay period
$25.47 - $30.91 per hour (2018 Pay Rates)
The application period for this position is open until filled. First consideration for interviews will be given to those who apply by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 22, 2019.
This is a full-time, non-exempt and benefited position. Hours for this appointment will include weekdays, weekends and evenings. This classification is part of a bargaining unit represented by AFSCME.
The Building Maintenance Worker, as part of the highly collaborative and energetic facilities maintenance team, is a key member in protecting and maintaining the Library's building assets. This position reports to building maintenance supervisors, takes direction from the building lead, and performs work in a variety of maintenance areas to ensure safe, efficient and continuous operation of The Seattle Public Library's buildings and facilities. This includes the downtown library, 26 branch libraries and various storage facilities. The downtown Central Library is a LEED-Certified Silver Building. This high rise building encompasses 365,000 square feet, 12 levels and includes sophisticated and state-of-the-art systems. This facility is internationally renowned for its architectural design and unique building systems. Read more information about the downtown library at: .
The position works independently and as a team, and is responsible for maintenance and repair work related to multiple trade areas. This position will follow preventative maintenance procedures and schedules, and use a variety of tools and equipment to complete building maintenance work.
Duties require climbing and using ladders, bending, stretching, reaching and carrying or lifting items up to 50 pounds. This position also prepares reports, drives service vehicles, and transports equipment. The Building Maintenance Worker must be willing to respond to the sometimes challenging demands of the job with a positive customer service attitude.

The Seattle Public Library is Seattle's center of information and knowledge and one of the most popular and valued services in the city. Library staff members are highly regarded by the public for their knowledge, quality of service and caring. Staff members are committed to the Library's organizational values of respect, partnership, engagement, diversity, transparency and recognition. In particular, they demonstrate respect, engage in partnerships, and are transparent in their communications and intentions. A strategic priority of the Library is to foster an internal culture of innovation which focuses on creativity, engagement, learning and staff development.

Job Responsibilities

Essential Functions

This position performs a variety of building trades repair, service and maintenance tasks. This is a generalist maintenance worker position, not requiring journey level skill. Basic maintenance work is performed in the following trade areas: carpentry, electrical, HVAC, mechanical, painting and plumbing. This position performs basic service and repair of the following building components: door, hardware, furniture, building envelope, light fixtures, electrical receptacles and switches, motors, air handler filters, ducting, drains, sinks, toilets, urinals and faucets. Must understand and adhere to related building codes and safety regulations.

The Building Maintenance Worker will also complete reports, work orders, supply requisitions, mileage logs and other basic administrative tasks. Drive a library vehicle to and from locations throughout the City of Seattle in a safe and timely manner; transport equipment, furniture and other items. This position may be required to respond to on-call emergencies or work extra hours as needed on evenings and weekends. This position is considered an "essential position" for the Library in the event of inclement weather or other emergency/disaster events. May occasionally participate on committees and attend staff-development training.


Minimum Qualifications

•Successful completion of an accredited vocational training program (or equivalent) in a building maintenance field AND two (2) years employment in the building maintenance field; OR four (4) years employment in the service and maintenance of building, electrical, mechanical and plumbing systems
•Minimum of one (1) year experience performing building maintenance work in a commercial or institutional environment. Maintenance experience must include:oBasic carpentry, electrical, HVAC, painting and plumbing work.
oEffectively trouble-shooting problems related to building systems.
oFollowing preventive maintenance programs.
•Two years of experience reading and working from shop drawings and blueprints.
•Knowledge of safety codes and practices.
•Experience using Materials Safety Data Sheets (MSDS).
•Ability to perform the physical tasks involved in maintaining and troubleshooting HVAC systems, including the ability to lift 50 pounds on an occasional basis, able to tolerate exposure to the noise, dust and conditions of HVAC environments, able to climb ladders and work at heights, normal eyesight (with correction), and normal hearing range.
•Ability to safely and properly use and operate a variety of hand and power tools.
•Effective written communication skills and the ability to follow oral and written instructions in manuals, labels and other work related materials.
•Experience must demonstrate the ability to apply courteous and responsive customer service when working with others.
•Excellent communication, conflict-resolution, and interpersonal skills. Able to communicate clearly and interact effectively with the public, Library staff, contractors, and other Facilities personnel. Ability to respond with tact and courtesy in the resolution of problems or complaints.
•Experience must demonstrate proficient computer skills, including the ability to write documents using word processing software, access and operate e-mail, and navigate the internet.
•Ability to plan and schedule own work efficiently, work independently with minimum on-site supervision.
•Demonstrated ability to work effectively and cooperatively in a diverse team environment, to work with diverse styles, and to respect and acknowledge cultural differences.
•Possession of a valid Driver's License; the successful candidate must have or obtain a Washington State Driver's License upon employment.

Desirable Qualifications

•Experience using a work order or computerized maintenance management system.
•Experience working in a public sector agency.
•Journey level knowledge and skill in one of the following trades: building engineering, carpentry, electronics, mechanical, painting or plumbing.

Additional Information

How to Apply
To be considered for this vacancy candidates must submit an online application and include:
•A Cover Letter describing how your qualifications and experience meet those required for the position.

The application period for this position is open until filled. First consideration for interviews will be given to those who apply by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 22, 2019.

Note: Applicants who are selected to move forward in the process will be invited to participate in an interview, written skills assessment, and hands-on skills demonstration. Successful candidates will also be asked to provide a current Washington State Driver's Abstract upon employment.
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