Senior Tradesworker - General Services

  • City of Asheville
  • Asheville, NC, USA
  • Feb 08, 2018

Job Description

Job Summary The City of Asheville is currently looking for a full-time Senior Tradesworker for the General Services Department. The purpose of this position is to maintain and repair City facilities, grounds, and related facilities and equipment, and to perform routine tasks to ensure the safety and well-being of building occupants.

Non-exempt, Full-Time Position; 40 Hours Per Week
Work Schedule:10 hour days - Monday - Thursday or Tuesday - Friday rotating every 3 months.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities
  • Performs preventative maintenance and troubleshooting all HVAC, electrical and plumbing failures. Repairs roof leaks and drainage issues. Evaluates the need for repair or replacement systems and devices.
  • Answers and evaluates customer and employee complaints to determine necessary repairs or services needed to correct the situation. Performs customer relation's duties by handling issues promptly and courteously.
  • Operates trucks, construction equipment, power tools and various maintenance devices.
  • Processes work orders and purchases parts and materials.
  • Performs general carpentry work in the construction, repair or alteration of floors, walls, roofs, stairways, partitions, doors, windows, screens and various other wooden articles; hangs, plasters and finishes drywall.
  • Performs general painting work, which includes preparing surfaces and applying paint or stain.
  • Performs general plumbing work including installing fixtures, repairing leaks, and replacing valves and faulty fittings or sections in lines.
  • Assists in the maintenance of various electrical systems, including replacing faulty switches, sockets, plugs, fuses, and insulators.
  • Performs maintenance of heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems, including changing filters, installing duct work and chassis parts, wrapping pipes in insulation, etc. 
Supplemental Functions:
  • Performs other similar duties as required.

Required Education & Experience
  • High school diploma or equivalency
  • 3-5 years of related building repair and maintenance experience
  • Computer proficiency
  • Ability to read and understand documents such as blueprints, spec sheets, and electrical diagrams.
  • Valid Driver's License.
Preferred requirements:
  • Licensure in one or more of the following trades is preferred: electric, plumbing, HVAC, general contracting.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Working Conditions Knowledge:
  • Basic knowledge of principles and terminology for the field.
  • Ability to read and understand basic workplace data, such as simple forms, tables, graphs, schedules, etc.
  • Ability to conduct research of existing, internal policies and procedures
  • Ability to compile data into a formal report or recommendation shared with others and often verbally presented.
  • Ability to think creatively in all areas for the purpose of increasing efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in spoken and written form.
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships as required by work assignments.
  • Ability to work independently with limited supervision.
  • Ability to bring resources together to resolve a problem or provide a solution.
Working Conditions:
  • Some work is performed outside with exposure to unpleasant environmental conditions and/or hazards.
  • Frequent physical effort is required.