Building & Grounds Maintenance Worker

La Plata County   Durango, CO   Full-time     Maintenance
Posted on June 8, 2024
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La Plata County

Building & Grounds

Maintenance Worker-Performs a variety of skilled work in repair & maintenance of plumbing, roofing, HVAC, doors & hardware, electrical, landscaping for all county buildings, inspects facilities, machinery & equipment to determine maintenance needs; operates equipment & machines related to the work, snow removal. This position may perform work at the La Plata County Jail & may be on-call. Requires background check & valid driver's license. $24.85/hour. Full Time with medical, dental, vision, retirement, 38+ paid vacation/holiday days, 13+ paid sick days & paid parental leave benefits. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.






DATE: 7/03, 02/13

JOB SUMMARY: Performs a variety of skilled work in the construction, maintenance, repair and restoration of county buildings, facilities and grounds; inspects facilities, machinery and equipment to determine maintenance needs; operates equipment and machines related to the work.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Essential functions may include any of the following tasks, knowledge, skills and other characteristics. The list that follows is not intended as a comprehensive list; it is intended to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities. Incumbent(s) may not be required to perform all duties listed, and may be required to perform additional, position-specific tasks. Reasonable accommodations, as defined under the American with Disabilities Act, will be made when possible. Responsible for maintaining and repairing County buildings, facilities and structures. Performs preventive maintenance on air conditioning and heating units; checks and tests heating and air conditioning equipment. Performs preventive maintenance on stand-by generator, main electric gate, boiler, air compressor, water heater, freezer, refrigerator and icemaker. Performs plumbing work; repairs leaking faucets and pipes; unstops and repairs toilets; unstops drains; installs plumbing ducts, pipes, and fixtures; inspects grounds and fields, repairs plumbing and irrigation problems as needed; inspects all pumps, valves and lights. Performs maintenance of sprinkler systems; replaces and repairs defective sprinkler heads, gaskets, valves, pumps, etc. Troubleshoots and repairs electrical problems in fans, motors, compressors, pumps, air handling units, appliances, etc.; installs special power sources, lighting systems, and multi-voltage switches; replaces electrical motors, elements, fuses, bulbs, and thermostats. Replaces light bulbs and tubes; installs ballasts in lights; repairs fixtures. Moves office equipment including desks, files, books, etc. for County offices. Performs carpentry work in repairing County buildings and furniture; interprets user requirements; uses provided plans or designs and draws plans; determines materials list; measures, cuts, and assembles materials; finishes project with appropriate paint, stain, varnish, or wood sealer. Delivers equipment to offices; loads and unloads tools, equipment and materials. Removes, replaces and repairs pneumatic, electronic, and mechanical locks; disassembles, installs, and repairs locks. Paints rooms, hallways, and ceilings; patches holes; primes area for painting. Welds and performs metal fabrication. Repairs washers and dryers. Drives trucks and operates equipment in the loading of trucks. Operates and maintains a variety of heavy equipment. Assists in the selection of materials and equipment utilized in the performance of duties. Orders supplies and maintains inventory. Patches leaks in roof. Cleans and dust offices, vacuums floors, and washes windows. Maintains grounds; mows grass, rakes, applies insecticides and herbicides, trims weeds and hedges, and performs general landscaping maintenance. Interacts with the public to exchange and/or provide information. Performs other related duties as assigned. Regular and predictable attendance is required.

MATERIAL AND EQUIPMENT USED: Welders Power Saws Power Nailers Cutting Torches Vehicle Hand Tools Power Tools Mowers Light/Heavy Construction Equipment Blowers Jack Hammer Vacuum Truck Two-Way Radio Floor Buffers Farm Tractor/Implements Snow Plow Motor Grader


Education and Experience: High School diploma or GED; and, Two to three years of progressively responsible related experience; or, Any combination of education, training and experience, which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

Licenses and Certifications: Valid State Driver's License.


Knowledge of: Practices, methods, tools, materials, and equipment of the building trades. Use of methods, equipment and procedures of cleaning materials. Occupational hazards of building trades and of necessary safety precautions. Basic plumbing and electricity. Basic landscaping principles and practices. Procedures, policies, and operations within area of assignment.

Skill in: Locating and correcting defects in facilities and equipment. Operating and maintaining all assigned equipment. Effective oral communications.

Ability to: Ability to develop skill in locating and correcting defects in building installations, fixtures, and equipment. Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions. Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operation and maintenance instructions, procedure manuals, and so forth. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

Working Conditions and Physical Demands: While performing the essential functions of this position the employee is frequently exposed to outdoor weather conditions, wet or humid conditions, work in high precarious places, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, and risk of electrical shock. Essential functions of this job also require the employee to frequently required to stand, walk, use hands to finger, handle, or feel, reach with hands and arms, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl, speak and hear, and lift and/or move up to 50 pounds frequently. Occasionally, the incumbent may be required to lift and/or move 100 pounds. Working time may require irregular hours, on-call, and\or shift times. The incumbent's working conditions are typically moderately loud.