Harvey County

Facilities Maintenance Worker - Harvey County

Newton, KS


Minimum starting rate: $19.24

Employment type: Full-time

Full-time position in the Maintenance Department for a highly motivated individual who is a self-starter and able to work on their own. Position works during the day and is subject to working evenings, weekends, and holidays.

Summary: Under the general supervision of the Director of Building Maintenance, this non-exempt position is responsible for the manual and semi-skilled tasks necessary to perform maintenance and care of the buildings and grounds including electrical, plumbing, boilers, air conditions, heating systems. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
- Use tools such as precision measuring instruments and electrical and electronic testing devices.
- Diagnose machine, equipment, infrastructure malfunctions.
- Diagnose mechanical problems and determine how to correct them, checking blueprints, repair manuals, or parts catalogs, as necessary.
- Adjust functional parts of devices or control instruments, using hand tools, levels, plumb bobs, or straightedges.
- Drive and operator heavy equipment.
- Check heating, air conditioning, and ventilating systems, boiler systems, plumbing and electrical systems regularly.
- Paint and repair offices and buildings.
- Replace electric plugs and bulbs, changes air filters, and maintains pumps and fans.
- Receive price quotes and order janitorial supplies.
- Remove and install furniture and equipment.
- Maintain clean and safe environment of building and grounds; secure building entrances.
- Monitor building security and safety by performing such tasks as locking doors after operating hours and checking electrical appliance use to ensure that hazards are not created.
- Service, clean, or supply restrooms.
- Gather and empty trash.
- Clean building floors by sweeping, mopping, scrubbing, or vacuuming.
- Follow procedures for the use of chemical cleaners and power equipment to prevent damage to floors and fixtures.
- Mix water and detergents or acids in containers to prepare cleaning solutions, according to specifications.
- Strip, seal, finish, and polish floors.
- Notify supervisor concerning the need for major repairs or additions to building operating systems.
- Set up rooms for meetings.
- Assist with watering, mowing and snow removal.
- Report any major repairs or problems to Administration.
- Clean, repair grounds and facilities to eliminate possible hazards that can cause slips, trips or falls.
- Work to improve customer service.
- Work with other departments to ensure efficient and effective service delivery. 

Customer Focus and Public Relations - Manages difficult or emotional customer situations; Responds promptly to customer needs; Solicits customer feedback to improve service; Responds to requests for service and assistance; Meets commitments.

- Balances team and individual responsibilities; Exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; Gives and welcomes feedback; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Puts success of team above own interests; Able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; Supports everyone's efforts to succeed. 

Safety - Observes safety and security procedures; Determines appropriate action beyond guidelines; Reports potentially unsafe conditions; Uses equipment and materials properly. 

- Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; Listens and gets clarification; Responds well to questions; Participates in meetings. Writes clearly and informatively; Edits work for spelling and grammar; Varies writing style to meet needs; Able to read and effectively interpret information. 

Accountability - Follows instructions, responds to management direction; Takes responsibility for own actions; Keeps commitments; Completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan. 

Initiative - Volunteers readily; Undertakes self-development activities; Seeks increased responsibilities; Takes independent actions and calculated risks; Looks for and takes advantage of opportunities; Asks for and offers help when needed. 

Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

Required Education and/or Experience: High school education or G.E.D.; six months to twelve months related experience or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. 

Preferred Education and/or Experience: Associate's degree or equivalent from two year-college or technical school; or one year to two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. 

Language Skills: Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. 

Mathematical Skills: Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs. 

Reasoning Ability: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations. 

Computer Skills: Must possess strong computer skills that at a minimum include Microsoft Office Suite products including Word and Excel. 

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: Driver’s license 

Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and taste or smell. Specific vision abilities required by this job include distance vision, color vision and peripheral vision. Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

Applications are available in the Administration Office of the Harvey County Courthouse, 800 N. Main St., Newton, KS, or you can apply online at ksgovjobs.com. EOE. Vacancy open until filled.