Maintenance Worker III

Job position / title
Maintenance Worker III
Name of business / employer
City of Bellingham
Job description / duties
Closing Date/Time: Fri. March 6, 2020 4:30 PM Pacific Time

The starting salary rate is at Step 1 ($4,054/month) for full time positions. The current full salary range for this position is $4,054/month – $4,939/month.

This recruitment process will create a register that will be used to fill anticipated vacancies. There are two (2) current Full Time vacancies. These positions include Health Benefits (Medical, Dental, Vision), Retirement Benefits (through Department of Retirement Systems) and Paid Leave (Holiday, Vacation, Sick). This position is represented by a union.

The Civil Service Eligibility Register will remain in effect for six months, or longer as established by the Civil Service Commission at a later date.

Performs operational and maintenance work on assigned buildings, facilities and equipment. Operates and maintains heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) equipment; steam and hydronic boilers; electrical distribution and lighting systems; electronic and computerized control systems; emergency power generation and distribution; mechanical systems and pneumatics. Performs plumbing, carpentry, flooring installation and repair, surface preparation and painting. Maintains outer envelope of buildings including roofing, siding, and windows. Conducts inspections on all building systems and recommends capital replacements and improvements. Installs and repairs modular office systems and furniture; assists in planning and implements moves for City departments. Works with Purchasing Division to write specifications and source supply.

1.Plans, schedules and performs operational and maintenance activities to meet applicable federal, state and local regulations; industrial standards; and project specifications. Performs full range of maintenance and repairs including the electrical, mechanical, plumbing, carpentry and custodial work of assigned facilities. Initiates and schedules various contract or outside services when appropriate.
2.Performs preventative maintenance on electrical distribution and lighting systems; HVAC equipment such as boilers, fans, air conditioning, compressors and chilled water systems; domestic water systems; and plumbing fixtures. Disassembles, cleans, inspects, and reassembles boilers for annual inspection. Oils and greases mechanical equipment.
3.Initiates and performs corrective maintenance such as diagnosing, troubleshooting, replacing, adjusting and rebuilding defective machinery, equipment and associated systems or components. Replaces circuit breakers and receptacles; rebuilds/repairs steam system valves and condensate traps.
4.Installs new and replaces existing electrical, mechanical, and plumbing system components including lighting; motors; pumps; controllers; HVAC; fans; compressors; water, air, and wastewater lines and fixtures. Demolishes and constructs new walls, ceilings, and floors.
5.Maintains proper heating and cooling levels within facility; ensures that controls are in proper working order; sets controls for efficient operation of equipment; calibrates and adjusts pneumatic, electric, and electronic controls. Utilizes computerized control systems to ensure comfort and energy conservation.
6.Operates and maintains building security and life and safety equipment including locks, burglar alarms, fire protection and notification systems, and signage. Locks and unlocks buildings; secures buildings when not in use by checking for unlocked doors and windows; reports any unauthorized occupants. Utilizes computerized access systems to set occupancy schedules.
7.Inspects buildings, grounds and equipment on a daily basis. Makes necessary repairs and/or modifications as needed and/or reports damage to supervisor.
8.Makes on-site assessments of projects; determines appropriate equipment and materials to complete work according to specification. As necessary, adapts equipment and materials to meet specific requirements.
9.Maintains and repairs a variety of commercial floor machines such as scrubbers, vacuums and buffers; replaces drive wheels, shafts, gears, valves and electrical switches; lubricates motors and cleans terminals.
10.Keeps division’s inventory of custodial and maintenance supplies and tools. Purchases supplies through the City Purchasing Division.
11.Utilizing specialized facility computer programs and software, maintains logs, charts, records and reports to provide an accurate record of equipment maintenance performed.
12.Removes leaves and debris and provides snow and ice removal from parking lots, sidewalks, grounds, roofs, and City common areas. Cleans building exteriors including windows.
13.Assists in planning and provides office set-up service to tenant specification. Assembles and installs modular office and wall systems. Constructs items such as bookshelves. Assembles furniture, file cabinets and other storage units. Installs artwork, whiteboards, shelves, wall hangings and hooks. Ensures reasonable earthquake precautions are installed.
14.Collects money from City-owned vending machines and submits it to the Finance Office.

1.Performs related duties of similar nature or level within the scope of the classification.
2.May train and lead custodial and temporary maintenance staff; inspect custodial work and report concerns to Facilities Supervisor.

Work is performed both indoors and outdoors in all weather conditions and on irregular terrain. The work may be in a high-risk environment including electrical voltage, extreme temperatures and heights, operation of power equipment and motorized vehicles and exposure to noise, vibration and airborne particles. Employees may be required to use personal protective equipment.

Physical ability to perform essential functions of the job:
•Manual dexterity sufficient to operate hand and power equipment safely and efficiently;
•Read instructions;
•Work safely around equipment;
•Effectively monitor and respond to voice radio and crew communications, and alarms in a noisy environment;
•Continuously perform work near the floor;
•Ascend to, and work from, heights of up to 100 feet;
•Work occasionally in confined spaces;
•Lift and transport heavy objects of approximately 50 lbs. frequently;
•Lift and transport weights of approximately 100 lbs. utilizing proper body mechanics, mechanical and other assistance.



•A minimum of two years of direct experience in building maintenance or three years of experience in one of the building trades (HVAC, electrical, plumbing or carpentry). Completion of a certified educational program in building maintenance may substitute for the two years of experience.
•Two years experience operating a wide variety of power equipment and hand tools.

•Employment contingent upon passing a criminal conviction and local background check.
•Valid Washington State driver’s license and good driving record. Candidates must submit a three-year driving abstract prior to hire.
•Ability and willingness to be called out in response to occasional custodial/maintenance emergencies.

Application deadline / closing date
Salary / rate of pay
$4,054-$4,939 Monthly
Days and hours of employment
Person or department to contact
Human Resources
Business address
104 W. Magnolia St., Bellingham, WA 98225
How to apply
***All applications must be submitted electronically at //***


**You are encouraged to print a copy of this job announcement for your reference as the process moves along**

Please ensure your application is complete and all required information has been provided. Standard completeness means all application fields (contact information, personal information, education, work experience, references, and required supplemental questions). The information provided in your application must support your selected answers in the supplemental questionnaire. Provide as much detail as you believe will fully describe your experience and training.

Cover letters and resumes are not reviewed to determine if your application meets minimum qualifications. Supplemental Questionnaire responses not supported in your application will disqualify you from consideration for this position.

Application Review Process: 1.Minimum Qualifications: Candidates must provide specific, detailed information so an initial determination can be made regarding your level of qualifications for this position. Applicant status will be updated on or around March 10, 2020.
2.Supplemental Question Review: The applicants that meet minimum qualifications will go through a Supplemental Question Review. Relevancy of your experience and training, together with composition, grammar, spelling, and punctuation will be considered when evaluating responses. Applicant status will be updated on or around March 20, 2020.
3.The top eight (8) scoring candidates from the Supplemental Question Review will be invited to participate in an Oral Board Interview, tentatively scheduled for March 30, 2020.
4.Candidates will be notified via email of Final Scores & Ranks. The final ranking of the register will be based on total scores for the following: Supplemental Question Review (30%) and Oral Board Interview (70%).
The final candidates will be referred to the department for additional assessment.

The Civil Service Eligibility Register will remain in effect for 6 months, or longer as established by the Civil Service Commission at a later date.

Please Note: Candidates will receive updates regarding application status via email. Please be sure to check your email frequently.