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3 months ago
Salary band: $10k - $15k
Location: North America, United States, Wisconsin
Job type: Permanent
Contact: City of Madison
Category: Engineer
General Description Benefits Supplemental Questions




Employees in this classification perform highly skilled or master level work in the installation, repair, and maintenance of mechanical systems, machinery, equipment, and buildings and grounds of the Central Library and its neighborhood libraries; which also involves leadworker responsibility for general maintenance and cleaning. Incumbents may be licensed master plumbers, serviceman heating contractors, or master electricians restricted. The work is independently performed and involves using initiative and judgment in identifying the nature of maintenance problems, completing necessary maintenance and repair tasks in a wide variety of areas, and in developing work methods and procedures. Incumbents will be expected to have contact with outside vendors and/or contractors in completing assigned tasks. Work is characterized by the exercise of independent judgment and discretion in laying out work and in directing lower level employees. Work is performed in accordance with general instructions and procedures and reviewed for overall results.

Hours: Monday - Friday (7:15 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.)

Examples of Duties and Responsibilities:

Maintain, service, and oversee plumbing repairs at the Central Library and neighborhood libraries, library equipment and devices, pumping stations, cross-connections, fountains, wells, rest rooms, water softeners, filters, and various other water, septic, and sewer systems.

Make repairs to copper, galvanized, ABS, PVC, black iron, and cast iron pipes. Use snakes and other drain cleaning equipment to clear drains 1-8" in size. Perform plumbing inspections relative to new construction, service change orders, and building alterations and/or additions. Perform plumbing plan reviews.

Oversee and participate in the winterization and spring charge up of appropriate plumbing and HVAC systems in City libraries.

Maintain and repair gas and electric motors, hot water closed loop systems and chiller package, electrical and plumbing fixtures, high voltage lighting systems, compressors, welding equipment, geo thermal systems, backflow preventers, ice machines, commercial kitchen appliances, furnaces, boilers, a variety of heating and cooling systems, meters, refrigeration, water softening equipment and other mechanical structures and equipment.

Charge refrigeration systems and recover refrigerants, repair evaporator coils, condensers and compressors. Inspect and repair irrigation systems, including plumbing electrical, electronic and excavation tasks.

Install or replace electrical and electronic control components on boilers, forced air furnaces, HVAC and refrigeration systems. Troubleshoot, repair, or replace water heaters, boilers, burner assemblies, and various related components and switches.

Install new and/or troubleshoot and repair indoor/outdoor reset controllers, computerized heating controls, thermostats, and mechanical, electrical and electronic safety devices.

Perform major repairs to landscaping, snow removal and maintenance equipment.

Manage security and fire systems. Test fire system and water pressures on a weekly, monthly, quarterly and yearly basis. Maintain accurate records/reports and provide continuing education to staff on both fire and security systems.

Install and maintain data, wiring, and components of surveillance cameras and Wi-Fi equipment.

Develop comprehensive maintenance schedules and plan for their implementation.

Consult with design engineers and participate in designing and developing specifications for construction projects. Maintain related plans, drawings, and specifications. Update as-built drawings from contractors to be integrated into City computer systems for utilities locations and associated schematics. Assist vendors in the installation of equipment.

Design and construct specialized mechanical equipment and fabricated parts, involving welding and metalwork techniques. Perform welding, torch work and carpentry as required.

Requisition materials, parts and supplies. Develop and maintain inventory of appropriate parts.

Serve as leadworker over lower-level staff. Train assigned staff in the performance of work, including the use of new methods and materials. Assign tasks to maintenance staff and monitor their work through direct observation and periodic inspection. Advise and correct maintenance staff in the proper performance of tasks, reporting work problems and deficiencies to a supervisor for appropriate action. Adjust work schedules and assignments in response to customer needs, overall priorities and/or emergency or short-notice situations.

Perform related work as required.

For a complete ull description of the full scope of the Duties and Responsibilities, please see the class specification at this link:

Minimum Qualifications:

Three years of experience in skilled building and mechanical repair work, or as a journeyman in a related trade. Such experience would normally be obtained by directly related training in applicable electrical, welding, plumbing, and/or carpentry skills.

If an applicant does not possess the specific requirements outlined above, HR will review the application materials to determine if the applicant possesses the following equivalent experience:

Four years experience in applying the following:

* Mechanical, electrical and maintenance repair work.

* Construction and operation of mechanical equipment.

* Occupational hazards and safety precautions.

Two years experience in applying the following:

* Methods and practices of building maintenance and repair, including tools, equipment, supplies and materials.

* Construction and operation of heating, ventilation, air conditioning, plumbing, steam and electrical systems.

The City of Madison strives to provide exceptional customer service to all its citizens and visitors. Therefore successful candidates will have demonstrated ability to effectively work with multicultural communities.

For a complete list of the Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities, please see the class specification at this link:

Special Requirements:

Possession of a valid Wisconsin driver's license.

Physical Requirements:

Employees in this position may be expected to lift up to 75 pounds on a regular basis. Employees must be able to engage in strenuous physical labor, bend, twist, climb ladders, etc., and may be expected to work in inclement weather conditions. In addition, employees may be expected to respond to emergencies outside of regular work hours.

* This position will receive a 2.25% pay increase, effective 12/4/16.

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