Maintenance - General
Maintenance - Spanaway, WA

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This is a NON-CONTINUING position, 8 hours at 260 days per year.

If you are a current employee please apply through the "Internal" link found at the top of this page (this does not include substitutes).

Sppecial Requirments:

Experiencing and Ability in Glazing and roof repair is preferred

This position's responsibilities are to perform a wide variety of general maintenance and repairs to district facilities and equipment. Responsibilities include minor wiring, electrical equipment and system repairs, plumbing fixture and pipe installation and repair, welding, painting, window glazing, carpentry, and a variety of other general maintenance repairs under the direction of appropriate maintenance technicians and within the scope of the position.


Depending upon the individual assignment, the General Maintenance Worker may perform all or a combination of the following:

1. Responds to problems concerning roof leaks; performs emergency roofing repairs.

2. Modifies, maintains and minor repairs of interior wiring and cables, connections for electrical machines, switches and controls, buzzer and bell circuits.

3. Adjusts, maintains and repairs equipment and instruments such as pumps, clocks, lamps, stoves, timers, fans, and related hardware. May also repair/service commercial kitchen and laundry equipment.

4. Performs carpentry tasks to construct, repair and maintain district facilities. May work in a team situation involving construction projects requiring more than one person. Constructs a variety of cabinets, shelves, and computer tables; repairs furniture.

5. Minor installation or repair of plumbing systems and performs routine maintenance on existing systems, including sewer lines and plumbing stations. Responds to custodial requests for plumbing assistance; removes major plugs from toilets, sinks and fountains. Replaces faucets, fixtures, lavatories, sinks and plumbing valves.

6. Installs and repairs locks and hardware; keys new locks; repairs and installs linoleum, tile, gutters and downspouts.

7. Prepares surfaces for welding; uses arc and acetylene welding and burning equipment.

8. Performs routine repairs and maintenance on steam heating systems, piping, traps, valves and condensation pumps. Assists technicians with maintaining gas and electrical heating systems. Performs preventative maintenance tasks.

9. Mixes paints and allied products; matches colors, applies undercoats and finish coats; paints interior and exterior surfaces of buildings and other structures by means of brush, roller or spray equipment; erects and removes portable scaffolding; cleans brushes, containers, spray guns and other equipment.

10. Performs glazing, paperhanging, stencil lettering and repairing of plaster, cement and marble; repairs floors, screens, windows, sashes, doors, furniture, fixtures, stairs, cupboards and roofs.


11. Performs minor repairs and routine maintenance on heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems (HVAC), including refrigeration systems and freezers.

12. Performs minor repairs on well pumps and controls, pressure tanks, sewage system pumps and controls and related equipment.


13. May assist in training new team members.

14. Cleans and maintains safe working shop area including assigned vehicle.

15. May maintain a variety of records, files, and technical manuals.

16. May serve on various district committees and;/or departmental work teams. Models appropriate and cooperative behavior, including protecting confidential information, consistent with district ethical guidelines.

17. Performs related duties consistent with the scope and intent of the position.


Reports to the Director of Maintenance and Operations. Receives direction from Maintenance Crew Lead, Impact Team Lead and/or Maintenance Technician.


Required to meet strict repair deadlines.


Requires prolonged standing, sitting, bending, stooping, crawling and other physical exertion; required to work on ladders and roofs; requires safety awareness on construction, repair and emergency sites; may be required to work during off-hours for emergencies; exposed to high noise levels from machines; may be exposed to potentially dangerous conditions; required to wear protective gear; required to work outdoors in inclement weather; required to lift and carry heavy supplies, materials and equipment over fifty (50) pounds; required to drive between sites. Passage of a pre-employment physical/testing is required of this position (the district will assume the cost.)


Education and Experience
Education, training, skills, and experience necessary to carry out the assignment with experience in maintenance and repair including a wide range of construction skills.

Allowable Substitutions
Not applicable.


Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Ability to communicate effectively. Demonstrated knowledge of construction trades, including carpentry, plumbing, painting, glazing, locksmithing, welding, general electrical and other skills. Skill in the use of tools and equipment of the trades. Ability to identify and correct problems and make minor technical repairs. Knowledge of maintenance safety procedures, including lifting techniques. Skill in making repairs to walls, floors and fixtures. Ability to make repairs in a cost effective manner. Ability to work independently with a minimum of supervision. Ability to identify and correct minor problems with heating and refrigeration systems. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of others.

Licenses/Special Requirements
Valid Washington state driver's license and a good driving record. Certification as an asbestos worker may be required. Washington State Refrigerant Recovery Certification may be required.


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