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Building Maintenance Specialist

at City of Hobbs

Pay: $17.96 to $20.65/hour
$17.96 - $20.65
Posted: 8/26/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 2384845

Job Description

Overall Job Objective


Performs skilled work in the maintenance, repair, alteration and remodeling of buildings, offices and other City facilities.  Performs carpentry, masonry, and other construction work on minor and major City development projects such as facility renovation/repairs or additions.

Essential Duties

  • Determines appropriate work methods, tools and materials for maintenance and repair activities ensuring compliance with building code and that proper operational and safety guidelines and procedures are followed. 
  • Repairs or constructs articles and structures of wood and metal, such as room additions, partitions, counters, desks, chairs, cabinets, countertops, tables, fences, wood framing and metal stud framing, steel structures, and assembles pre-fabricated structures. 
  • Installs and/or repairs shingles or metal roofs; installs drop-in ceilings and acoustical ceiling work. Hangs and installs wallpaper.  Installs windows and sashes, doors, floors, carpet, and walls.  Installs drywall to include sheet rock, taping and bedding, texturing and painting.  Assists in installing concrete walkways including building forms, pouring and finishing concrete, and installing or repairing concrete structures, curbs, footers and walls, block walls, and fence installation. 
  • Provides assistance to City electricians and plumbers as needed.
  • Operates and maintains equipment and machinery used in construction such as a nail gun, air compressor, table saw, miter saw, routers, jig saw, bobcat, backhoe, polecat, dump truck, forklift, transit, curb machine, jackhammer, concrete saw, welder and torches, hand tools, powers tools and pneumatic tools on a regular basis.

Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from high school or GED equivalent preferred with five (5) years of commercial field experience in building maintenance and repair work with five (5) years working for a licensed contractor.  


  • Considerable knowledge of equipment, materials and supplies used in general building maintenance and construction and related facilities.
  •  Knowledge of carpentry, electrical, concrete, floor finishing and painting practices.
  •  Ability to read schematics, blue prints or work from sketches.
  •  Ability to utilize a transit to shoot grades.
  •  Ability to learn building codes.
  •  Ability to work independently and to complete daily activities according to work schedule.
  •  Ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing. 
  •  Ability to understand, follow and transmit written and oral instructions.
  •  Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with all City department personnel and general public.
  • Ability to work after hours, weekends, and holidays.
  • Ability to install commercial door hardware.
  • Ability to be on-call when needed.
  • Valid state issued driver's license.

Physical Demands & Work Environment

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 talk or hear, and reach with hands and arms from a standing position.  The employee is frequently required to stand, walk, kneel and use hands and fingers to handle feel or operate objects, tools or controls. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.
The employee must frequently lift and/or move objects up to 50 pound and occasionally lift and/or move heavy objects up to 100 pounds or more.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.
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 regularly works near moving mechanical parts and equipment and outside weather conditions. The employee frequently works in high, precarious places and is frequently exposed to adverse weather conditions, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, and vibration.  The employee is occasionally exposed to risk of electrical shock.
The noise level in the work environment is loud.