Maintenance Repairer 2
Louisiana Department of State Civil Service - Natchitoches, LA

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MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Two years of experience or training in the building construction trades, general building maintenance, or in the repair or maintenance of mechanical equipment. NOTE: Custodial building maintenance is not qualifying.

Examples of building construction trades include cabinetmaker, carpenter, concrete finisher, electrician, HVAC controls technician, HVAC mechanic, ironworker, millwright, painter, pipefitter, plasterer, plumber, refrigeration mechanic, roofer, sheet metal worker, steamfitter, tile setter and welder.

Examples of general building maintenance include Maintenance Repairer 1/2, B/G/E Maintenance Repairer 1/2 and Maintenance Repair Foreman.

Examples of repair/maintenance of mechanical equipment include Operating Engineer 1/2, auto mechanic, Mobile Equipment Maintenance Mechanic, Mobile Equipment Overhaul Mechanic and Mobile Equipment Master Mechanic.

When an employee occupies a Maintenance Repairer 2 position and has an official job description (SF3) supporting that at least 30% of the duties claimed were in painting, or plumbing, or carpentry, etc., he will be given journeyman level credit in the appropriate trade.

An application includes a cover letter, resume, contact information for 3 references, and the Standard Application Form, which can be accessed at or by calling 318/357-2511. Application review begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Expected starting date is beginning to mid-March.
Send applications to:
Maintenance Repairer 2, c/o Mrs. Peggy Dalme, LSMSA, 715 University Parkway,
Natchitoches, LA 71457

Job Concepts:

Function of Work:
To repair and maintain buildings, facilities, navigational locks, equipment, and appliances or to perform general maintenance functions on marine vessels and other related facilities.

Level of Work:

Supervision Received:
General from higher-level agency personnel.

Supervision Exercised:

Location of Work:
All state agencies.

Job Distinctions:
Differs from Maintenance Repairer 1 because of the expanded scope of journeyman repair work which includes installation of plumbing and electrical fixtures, equipment repairs, and repairs to marine vessels.

Differs from other maintenance jobs by the broad spectrum of trades functions and by the absence of specialized tasks.

Examples of Work:


Makes general repairs to buildings, interiors, exteriors, furniture, fixtures, air conditioning/heating systems and other mechanical and related fields such as plumbing, carpentry and electrical.

Maintains and makes general repairs to a variety of motorized equipment including tune-ups, replacement and adjustment of worn or damaged parts, (carburetors, generators, alternators, starters, pumps, brake linings/pads, etc.) and limited dis-assembly of major components (engines, transmissions, final drives, etc.) to determine the extent of damage and repairs necessary.

Makes minor repairs to navigational locks such as replacing hydraulic hoses.

Makes limited repairs to appliances, replaces parts and makes
adjustments, etc.

Starts, operates and checks for safety and maintenance of a wide variety of hand held equipment, motorized vehicles, tractors, cotton pickers, combines, hay balers, planters, etc.

Performs general road maintenance tasks.


Performs minor and major repairs on marine vessels and all marine facilities.

Participates in painting, pipefitting, carpentry and electrical repair of marine vessels and related equipment.

Performs minor maintenance on all equipment assigned to his use.

Requisitions supplies and materials as needed.

Estimates labor and materials necessary to accomplish repairs as needed.

Oversees work of subordinate repairers and Trades Helpers when assigned to assist in repair work.

Performs other duties or assignments as directed by higher ranking personnel.

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