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Administrative & Staff Job Classifications

Class Specification Title:  Trades/Maintenance Technician

Series: Facilities/Maintenance/Trades - Trades

Levels in series:  1 | 2 | 3 | 4










The Trades/Maintenance Technician is the first in a four level facilities/trades - trades series. Incumbents are responsible for performing a variety of duties related to semi-skilled routine maintenance repair, plumbing, grounds keeping and other related tasks. The Trades/Maintenance Technician is distinguished from the Trades/Maintenance Specialist, which is responsible for performing skilled-trades and journey-level duties in a specified area.


These duties are a representative sample; position assignments may vary.

  1. Performing preventative maintenance and basic repairs on commercial buildings, facilities and equipment, to include basic plumbing for maintaining and repairing plumbing systems such as unclogging drains and lines, toilets, drinking fountains, and sinks; routine electrical duties, such as installing light fixtures and outlets; assisting in basic painting of classrooms, offices, and other areas; and various grounds keeping duties, including trimming shrubs and trees and picking up litter from grounds. Daily 40%
  2. Operating a variety of vehicles, motorized, hand and power tools to perform various duties, such as repairing and installing equipment, and performing operator maintenance on all. Daily 25%
  3. Assisting with inventory of supplies and equipment and obtaining items as directed. Daily 10%
  4. Performing data entry input on the computerized maintenance management system. Daily 5%
  5. Performing various manual-labor duties, such as moving furniture and setting up for special events. Weekly 20%
  6. Performing other duties of a similar nature or level. As Required


Incumbents assigned to grounds keeping may be responsible for:

  • Trimming trees and shrubs, pulling or eliminating weeds with pesticides;
  • Performing basic lawn care;
  • Preparing athletic fields for competition by performing turf and infield maintenance, sweeping, cleaning, and mowing;
  • Repairing and maintaining irrigation system.

 Incumbents assigned to machine maintenance may be responsible for:

  • Building, repairing, and calibrating lab equipment;
  • Rebuilding gear boxes and drive trains;
  • Designing, fabricating, and welding carts, machine tool fixtures, and lab equipment.

 Incumbents assigned to automotive may be responsible for:

  • Performing preventive maintenance on vehicles;
  • Servicing air compressors and coolers;
  • Disposing of automotive fluid and parts according to safety standards.

Training and Experience (positions in this class typically require):
High School Diploma, or General Equivalency Degree, and one year related maintenance and repair experience; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above.

Licensing Requirements (positions in this class typically require):

Some positions may require: 

Arizona Driver's License, to include a commercial driver's license

Knowledge (position requirements at entry):

Knowledge of:

  • Basic plumbing techniques;
  • Basic electrical techniques;
  • Basic grounds keeping techniques;
  • Applicable driving laws and regulations;
  • Record keeping principles;
  • Basic construction procedures;
  • Safe work practices procedures, to include reading Material Safety Data Sheets;
  • Customer service principles;
  • Applicable computer programs and equipment.

Skills (position requirements at entry):

  • Skill in:
  • Performing basic repairs and preventative maintenance;
  • Using equipment and tools typical in assigned area;
  • Driving wheeled vehicles;
  • Operating a variety of hand and power tools;
  • Communication, interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with coworkers, supervisor, the general public, etc. sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive work direction.

Physical Requirements:

Positions in this class typically require: kneeling, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing, seeing and repetitive motions.

Heavy Work: Exerting up to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

Incumbents may be subjected to moving mechanical parts, electrical currents, dusts, inadequate lighting, workspace restrictions, and travel. .

NOTE:  The above job description is intended to represent only the key areas of responsibilities; specific position assignments will vary depending on the business needs of the department.

Classification History:
Draft prepared by Fox Lawson & Associates LLC (DJG/LM)
Date: 03/01
Updated by Pima Community College : 05/07