STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
CLASSIFICATION: MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN
Class Code: 6061-21 Date Established: 08-12-82
Occupational Code: 5-2-3 Date of Last Revision: 12/28/01
BASIC PURPOSE: To perform or supervise the technical maintenance and repair of building systems such as heating, air-conditioning, refrigeration, ventilation or general building maintenance.
CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
· Installs, repairs, and maintains air-conditioning, refrigeration, heating and ventilating systems for state-owned buildings or facilities.
· Trains, supervises and schedules subordinate staff and assists other trades personnel to complete required tasks.
· Calibrates and adjusts hydraulic, pneumatic, electric and electronics controls and motors to ensure efficient operations.
· Tests, cleans, lubricates, and chemically treats heating and cooling systems on a scheduled basis.
· Orders materials and supplies and maintains inventory.
· Maintains records, logs, and job costs to provide for budgetary information.
· Monitors contractors to ensure compliance with stated specifications.
· Examines property, grounds and equipment on a regular basis to ensure safety and proper maintenance or improvement.
· Responds to emergency calls to maintain safe and proper operating condition.
Skill: Requires skill in developing formats and procedures for special applications OR in investigating and reviewing the use of equipment and data for a specialized function.
Knowledge: Requires knowledge of business practices and procedures or technical training in a craft or trade, including working from detailed instructions, to apply knowledge in a variety of practical situations.
Impact: Requires responsibility for achieving direct service objectives by assessing agency service needs and making preliminary recommendations for the development of alternative short-term program policies or procedures. Errors at this level result in incomplete assessments or misleading recommendations causing a disruption of agency programs or policies.
Supervision: Requires direct supervision of other employees doing work which is related or similar to the supervisor, including scheduling work, recommending leave, reviewing work for accuracy, performance appraisal, or interviewing applicants for position vacancies.
Working Conditions: Requires performing regular job functions in an environment which includes exposure to continuous physical elements or a number of disagreeable working conditions with frequent exposure to minor injuries or health hazards.
Physical Demands: Requires medium work, including continuous strenuous activities such as frequent reaching, bending, or lifting as well as performing work activities which require fine manual dexterity or coordination in operating machines or equipment.
Communication: Requires summarizing data, preparing reports and making recommendations based on findings which contribute to solving problems and achieving work objectives. This level also requires presenting information for use by administrative-level managers in making decisions.
Complexity: Requires coordinating a combination of diverse job functions in order to integrate professional and technical agency goals. This level also requires considerable judgment to implement a sequence of operations or actions.
Independent Action: Requires objective assessment in analyzing and developing new work methods and procedures subject to periodic review and in making decisions according to established technical, professional or administrative standards.
Education: Associate's degree from a recognized technical school with a major in mechanical or electrical technology or maintenance. Each additional year of approved formal education may be substituted for one year of required work experience.
Experience: Five years' experience in the operation and maintenance of the mechanical and electrical equipment used in buildings, with at least two years' supervisory experience. Each additional year of approved work experience may be substituted for one year of required formal education.
License/Certification: None required.
RECOMMENDED WORK TRAITS: Considerable knowledge of electronic temperature and humidity controls, including maintenance and repair procedures. Considerable knowledge of occupational and safety precautions employed in mechanical, electrical and building trades. Knowledge of brazing, soldering and welding of various metals. Knowledge of basic chemistry. Ability to supervise trades personnel. Ability to maintain current accurate records. Ability to set up and maintain a program of maintenance and repair of electronic, pneumatic and oil or gas driven motors, valves and engines. Ability to supervise others in buildings and grounds maintenance. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with personnel of other agencies, subordinates and other associates. Must be willing to maintain appearance appropriate to assigned duties and responsibilities as determined by the agency appointing authority.
DISCLAIMER STATEMENT: This class specification is descriptive of general duties and is not intended to list every specific function of this class title.
Last Updated 05/10/02