Yakima County Human Resources

  • 580-40 Facilities Maintenance Technician

    Working Title
    Facilities Maintenance Technician
    Regular Full Time Budgeted
    FLSA Status
    Facilities Services
    Required Testing/Exercises
    AFSCME Local 87
    Open Date
    Close Date
    $3,406 per month
  • Overview

    There is one opening with the Yakima County Facilities Services Department.  Position is responsible for various tasks in the areas of mechanical, electrical, plumbing and general building maintenance.   This recruitment may be used to fill other full-time Facilities Maintenance Technician openings that occur within 90 days of the closing of this recruitment.




    Performs various tasks in the areas of mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and general building maintenance including major overhauls as needed. Reads and interprets various blueprints, sketches, and drawings. Applies skilled knowledge to implement maintenance project plans and troubleshoots problems in areas of expertise. Area of expertise assigned to this position is painting.


    Performs corrective repairs on boilers, heat pumps, motors, HVAC systems, thermostats, and low voltage equipment, and fire or security alarm systems including security door controls


    Performs quarterly service or other inspections and cleans, adjusts, replaces items as needed. Performs routine and preventative maintenance on mechanical equipment such as lubrication, filter changes and belt adjustments. Performs repair and preventative maintenance on basic industrial laundry and kitchen equipment.


    Repairs or replaces doors, locks, window glass, interior walls, shelving, bookcases and other building parts.


    Performs electrical work such as installing, modifying, maintaining and repairing fixtures, switches, controls, fuse boxes, circuits; repairs or replaces motors and motor controls.


    Performs skilled routine maintenance in and on facilities; plumbing repairs on water and sewer pipelines, drains, toilets, faucets, sinks, basins etc.


    Maintains records and completes work orders.


    Participates in and provides information and on the job training to other staff members in area of expertise. Serves as a project leader requiring lay out of work, fabrication of controls, fixtures or parts, setting up of equipment, and major overhauls/construction/repair.


    Performs other duties as assigned, including maintenance utility work and delivery.


    Education and Experience: High School or (G.E.D.) and four years experience in building maintenance including two years of journey level work in one or more of the mechanical, electrical, plumbing or electronics trades OR any equivalent combination of education and experience which provides knowledge, skills, and abilities sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job.



    Valid Washington State Driver’s License and proof of insurance, if requested

    Successful completion of a comprehensive criminal history and background check and a driving record check


    This is a Yakima County Courthouse Master Contract Bargaining Unit position. 


    Equipment Used: Computer, automobile, all building and carpentry maintenance shop hand and power tools, acetylene and welding equipment, multi-meter, amp. prob., toners, bolometer, monometers, magnahelic, pitot tubes, pneumatic test equipment; voltmeter, thermometers, pressure gauges, electric wire feed, welder, power snake for drains, pumps, circuit finders, electric generator, control panels, and other common equipment to building maintenance. Passenger vehicle.


    Working Conditions/Physical Requirements: Environment: Excessive noise, exposure to weather, extreme temperatures, moving/mechanical parts, pathogen exposure, vibration, multiple work locations, work in locked down facility(s), field. Work. Physical demands: bending, carrying, handling, lifting, pulling, pushing, reaching, sitting, standing, walking, fingering, balancing, climbing, crawling, crouching, kneeling, reclining, hearing, smelling, talking, visual acuity. Intellectual Demands: ability to multitask, confidentiality, ability to work under pressure, ability to articulate and communicate information in conversations, ability to follow written and verbal instruction. Medium Work: Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects or work out in the field.



    Standards, materials, methods, tools and equipment used in building and mechanical maintenance and repair work and in the maintenance of plumbing, heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and electrical systems.


    Basic understanding of the codes and regulations applicable to facilities maintenance.


    Precautions associated with occupational hazards in the various trades and safety standards.


    Concepts of energy management, electrical and other building systems.

    Equipment testing methods.


    Institutional building equipment control devices.


    Basic mathematics sufficient to calculate




    Use of computer and applicable software and basic office equipment.


    Reading and understanding plans, schematics, and diagrams sufficient to serve as a project lead.


    Performing skilled work on HVAC, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and other maintenance equipment systems.


    Performing routine plumbing, carpentry, and construction repairs.


    Conducting walk through inspections and testing equipment.


    Detecting and repairing a variety of building defects and equipment failures including troubleshooting common and unusual

    building maintenance problems.


    Demonstrating safety precautions and executing oral and written instructions.

    Applying principles of care and safety in the use of shop equipment, power tools, hand tools,

    and other equipment.


    Establishing and maintaining effective interpersonal relationships.


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