Maintenance Helper

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Description

Maintenance Helper

Salary Range: $22,525-$34,204


Position Function:
Performs responsible semiskilled work in assisting in the repair and maintenance of buildings, grounds and equipment; does related work as required.  Work is performed under the immediate supervision of a skilled tradesworker or the Warehouse/Facilities Assistant.
 
This is medium work requiring the exertion of 50 pounds of force occasionally, up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects; work requires climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, fingering, grasping, and repetitive motions; vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word; hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels; visual acuity is required for depth perception, color perception, visual inspection involving small defects and/or small parts, use of measuring devices, assembly or fabrication of parts at or within arms length, operation of machines, operation of motor vehicles or equipment, determining the accuracy and thoroughness of work, and observing general surroundings and activities; the worker is subject to inside and outside environmental conditions, extreme cold, extreme heat, noise, vibration, hazards, atmospheric conditions, and oils.


Essential Functions:

Assisting a skilled worker in making electrical, carpentry, mechanical, plumbing, masonry and related repairs and installations; performing grounds maintenance work.
Helps in various ways, such as passing tools and materials, does preparatory work, performing trades tasks as directed and cleaning after work;
Uses standard tools and equipment of the trades;
Operates truck to and from jobs and in running errands for skilled workers;
Cleans and cares for tools and equipment;
Performs independently the more routine tasks in making building and mechanical repairs in accordance with instructions;
Changes rooftop filters;
Loads and unloads trucks, places and removes materials and equipment from the warehouse;
Drives and operates dump truck and construction equipment, delivers sand, gravel and other supplies;
Mows and trims grass and shrubbery;
Performs general laboring and custodial tasks;
Performs related tasks as required.

Note:  The above description is illustrative of tasks and responsibilities.  It is not meant to be all inclusive of every task or responsibility.

Safety Requirements:
Follows all applicable safety rules, procedures and regulations governing the proper use of tools and power equipment used in the performance of duties.
Wears appropriate safety gear, including masks.
Must comply with school district's chemical hygiene program and follow MSDS sheets.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Some knowledge of the materials, equipment, tools and techniques of one of the standard building or mechanical trades; ability to acquire a knowledge within a reasonable time period of the methods and techniques of a standard trade; ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions; ability to acquire skill in the use of tools and equipment of a standard trade.

Physical and Mental Demands, Work Hazards:
Works in standard office and school building environments.
Ability to work outdoors in inclement weather conditions.
This is medium work requiring the exertion of 50 pounds of force occasionally, up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects; work requires climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, fingering, grasping, and repetitive motions; vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word; hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels; visual acuity is required for depth perception, color perception, preparing and analyzing written or computer data, visual inspection involving small defects and/or small parts, use of measuring devices, assembly or fabrication of parts at or within arms length, operation of machines, operation of motor vehicles or equipment, and determining the accuracy and thoroughness of work; the worker is subject to inside and outside environmental conditions, extreme cold, extreme heat, hazards, atmospheric conditions, and oils.

Special Requirements:
Possession of an appropriate driver's license valid in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Education and Experience:
Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from high school and some experience with the use of common hand tools and equipment.


FLSA Status:                       Non-exempt

Posted By

Suffolk Public Schools

P.O. Box 1549 100 N Main Street, Suffolk, VA 23439
 

At the following locations

Maintenance Department

1507 Freeney Avenue , Suffolk, VA 23434