This class is involved in assisting Physical Plant Maintenance/Trades Mechanics by performing a variety of basic maintenance, repair and construction work and performing minor routine tasks as assigned.
Nature and Scope
An incumbent functions under immediate supervision of a technical supervisor and is involved in prepping interior and exterior surfaces for painting; assisting in constructing, repairing and maintaining roofs, floors, walks, partitions, tables and chairs; changing light bulbs, and checking safety equipment such as fire extinguishers. Concurrently, an incumbent assists in minor/routine plumbing repair and maintenance, maintains and repairs windows, screens, door latches, receptacles, faucets and other objects. A class incumbent, depending on the assigned agency, is responsible for completing tasks not requiring detailed knowledge and skills. An incumbent uses a variety of hand and power tools, moves objects and materials; is involved in snow/ice removal and grass cutting; and may operate a vehicle. Work may require working at heights requiring ladders and/or scaffolding.
Essential functions are fundamental, core functions common to all positions in the class series and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties for any one position in the class. Since class specifications are descriptive and not restrictive, incumbents can complete job duties of similar kind not specifically listed here.
Assists mechanics and skilled trades workers in basic and routine repair and maintenance functions such as plumbing, carpentry, masonry, and other trades operations.
Participates in inspection as assigned to spot preventative maintenance problems.
Repairs roof leaks, pumps water, sweeps, patches pot holes, helps inspect vehicles and equipment as needed.
Assists in snow/ice removal, grass cutting.
May pick up and transport supplies and materials.
May perform highway lighting or drawbridge maintenance.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
The intent of the listed knowledge, skills and abilities is to give a general indication of the core requirements for all positions in the class series; therefore, the KSA’s listed are not exhaustive or necessarily inclusive of the requirements of every position in the class.
Knowledge of basic tools, their application, maintenance and repair.
Knowledge of basic tasks and repairs in mechanical/trade fields.
Skill in basic applications, techniques or procedures of a mechanical/trade field.
Ability to understand and comply with written and oral instructions.
Ability to apply principles, practices, methods, tools and equipment used by skilled trades/mechanical workers in helping them carry out their tasks.
Ability to operate equipment and power tools.
JOB REQUIREMENTS for Physical Plant Maintenance/Trades Helper Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas:
Knowledge of operating and maintaining a variety of equipment, hand and power tools used in trades fields such as plumbing, carpentry, painting or HVAC.