A Trades Worker performs journey-level work in one or more building trades (such as carpentry, masonry, painting, roofing, and welding) and may also perform some entry-level to journey-level work in one or more mechanical equipment trades (electrical, plumbing, evaporative coolers, and Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning/Refrigeration [HVAC/R]). Duties involve the maintenance, repair, alteration, and construction of fixtures, equipment, and facilities. Employees in this class may serve as a lead worker over a small crew for specific projects. This class is responsible for performing related duties as required. |
Distinguishing Features: The Trades Worker class performs building trades work or some combination of building trades work and mechanical equipment trades work. This class is distinguished from the Facilities Equipment Technician in which incumbents primarily perform mechanical trades work and are licensed as and/or function as specialists (e.g., electricians, plumbers, etc.) in their respective mechanical trade. A Trades Worker is supervised by a Foreman, or other supervisory classification (by assignment) who reviews work through work orders, conferences, and spot-checking for results achieved. Employees are required to use appropriate safety procedures and equipment in completing assigned duties. This class works with a high degree of independence which requires good judgment and initiative in determining the methods and procedures that will be used for each job or project. Employees in this class may be subject to 24-hour call-out. This class is FLSA nonexempt.
Qualifications & Requirements:
Minimum Qualification(s) Required. Any combination of training, education, or experience equivalent to graduation from high school or GED. Completion of a building trades apprenticeship program or equivalent. Considerable (3 - 5 years) journey-level experience in one or more of the building trades (carpentry, painting, roofing, welding, or masonry).
Special Requirement(s). Must possess a valid Arizona Driver's License by hire or promotion date. Must meet the qualifications to wear a tight fitting respirator by passing a medical evaluation in accordance with CFR 1910.134 by hire or promotion date and must maintain certification.
Substance Abuse Testing (All Assignments ). Due to the safety and/or security sensitive nature of this classification, individuals shall be subject to pre-employment or pre-placement alcohol, drug and/or controlled substance testing as outlined in City policy and procedures.
Preferred/Desirable Qualification(s). Two years of experience in a secondary building trade is preferred for the Facilities Maintenance assignment.
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