Building Maintenance Worker (one or more positions)

Saddleback College

Mission Viejo, CA

ID: 7058697 (Ref.No. P0003303)
Posted: July 24, 2019
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

20-Saddleback College
Classification Benefits:

The District offers a comprehensive package of insurance benefits to eligible employees, which includes medical and dental insurance, a vision-care plan, life insurance and dependent life coverage, accidental death and dismemberment coverage, and a long-term disability income-protection plan. All premiums are fully paid by the District. Mandatory retirement incentive is with California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS).

Summary Description:

Under general supervision from higher level supervisory or management staff, performs a full range of semi-skilled duties related to the maintenance, repair and cleaning of assigned buildings and facilities; may assists in skilled maintenance trades including plumbing, carpentry, HVAC, and electrical; operates a variety of maintenance and repair tools and equipment; and maintains current records of maintenance and repair work. May receive functional supervision, technical training and work direction from a higher-level building maintenance worker.

Knowledge of:

Operations, services, and activities of a building maintenance program.
Methods, materials, tools and equipment used in general building and facility maintenance and repair.
Operational characteristics of maintenance and repair equipment and tools used in the area of assignment.
Construction and maintenance methods and equipment.
Properties of various kinds of woods.
Basic mathematical principles.
Methods, materials, and equipment used in custodial work.
Pertinent building and construction codes and regulations.
Principles and practices of record keeping.
Occupational hazards and standard safety practices.

Ability to:

Perform a variety of semi-skilled repair and maintenance work on assigned buildings and facilities. Use and operate a variety of tools and equipment required for the work in a safe and efficient manner. Estimate time, material, and labor costs for maintenance and repair projects. Clean and care for assigned areas and equipment. Perform basic shop mathematics. Maintain a variety of records. Move heavy objects and perform heavy manual labor. Ensure adherence to safe work practices and procedures. Work cooperatively with other maintenance staff. Work independently in the absence of supervision. Understand and follow oral and written directions. Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Education and Experience Guidelines:

Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.


Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade supplemented by specialized training in general building maintenance.


One year of building maintenance or general carpentry experience .

License or Certificate:

Possession of a valid driver’s license and proof of insurability.

Conditions of Employment:

The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.

Work Environment:

Work is performed in both indoor and outdoor field environments; travel from site to site; work at heights on scaffolding and ladders; exposure to noise, dust, grease, smoke, fumes, noxious odors, gases, and all types of weather and temperature conditions; work and/or walk on various types of surfaces including slippery or uneven surfaces and rough terrain. Occasional exposure to risks controlled by safety precautions. Positions may be required to work evenings and weekends.

Physical Demands:

Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to walk, and stand for prolonged periods of time; frequently stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, crawl, climb, reach, and twist; push, pull, lift, and/or carry moderate to heavy amounts of weights; operate assigned equipment and vehicles; verbally communicate to exchange information. Vision: See in the normal visual range with or without correction. Hearing: Hear in the normal audio range with or without correction.

Additional Position Information:

If you have a degree, license or certificates related to the position, please attach the documents with you application.

Duties and Responsibilities

Perform a variety of semi-skilled maintenance and repair duties on campus structures, related physical facilities, equipment and grounds.

Make routine repairs and adjustments to buildings and facilities including doors, windows, cabinets, walls and partitions; repair floors and ceilings including hardwood floors, acoustical tile, asphalt tile and other composition material; repair carpeting.

Participate in plumbing installations and repairs as necessary; replace broken fixtures; unclog drains; remove obstructions from water and sewer systems; repair leaks.

Repair and prepare surfaces for painting; paint buildings, fixtures and equipment; paint or stain wood structures.

Excavate, prepare, form, pour and finish concrete; repair asphalt.

Perform minor repairs on rooftops; patch holes; clean out drain gutters.

Assemble, set up, move and arrange furniture and equipment; set up rooms as directed.

Lock and unlock doors; open and close campus buildings.

Operate and maintain a variety of hand and power tools including table saws, circular saw, planers, routers, sanders, airless paint sprayer, power drills and welding equipment.

Assist in performing carpentry work including structural fabrication, installation, repair and maintenance tasks during maintenance and repair, remodeling and new construction assignments.

Assist in laying and repairing floors and roofs including working with suspended and tile ceilings, asphalt tile and other composition materials; assist in installing carpeting.

Assist in constructing and repairing school and office furniture, counters, and equipment; assist in performing mill and cabinet work; assist in repairing metal cabinets as necessary.

Assist in building stairways, closets, partitions, cases and shelving; fit doors, windows, sashes, and screens.

Assist in installing and finishing metal frame walls, dry walls and wood paneling.

Maintain maintenance supplies and equipment.

May perform custodial duties including cleaning, stripping and waxing floors, cleaning restrooms and replenishing restroom supplies.

Assist other maintenance staff in performing assigned duties.

Perform related duties as required.


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