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Administrative & Staff Job Classifications

Class Specification Title:  Trades/Maintenance Specialist, Advanced

Series: Facilities/Maintenance/Trades - Trades

Levels in series:  1 | 2 | 3 | 4










The Trades/Maintenance Specialist, Advanced is the third level of four level facilities/trades - trades series. Incumbents are responsible for performing crew lead duties and various complex  tasks related to transportation/support services, or the maintenance and repair of commercial facilities, equipment and systems, such as HVAC to include energy management refrigeration, plumbing systems, grounds keeping, central heating/cooling plant equipment,  , intrusion alarms and auxiliary machinery. The Trades/Maintenance Specialist, Advanced is distinguished from the Trades/Maintenance Specialist by its lead responsibility. The Trades/Maintenance Specialist, Advanced is distinguished from the Trades/Maintenance Supervisor, that has full supervisory authority.


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

  1. Participating in complex maintenance, transportation, support service, repair, and installation duties of assigned trade area, to include operating and maintaining equipment and tools associated with areas of responsibility, including wheeled vehicles. Daily 50%
  2. Serving as crew lead to staff and contract personnel, to include assigning technical tasks, monitoring work and providing direction.  Daily  15%
  3. Overseeing inventory of supplies and equipment, obtaining and distributing to ensure adequate stock and functionality are maintained. Daily 5%
  4. Estimating work hours and job materials; obtaining estimates for work and materials from vendors. Weekly 10%
  5. Inspecting the work of assigned staff and contract personnel to ensure work standards are met and timely completion of projects; inspecting and ensuring periodic servicing of facilities, systems, and fixtures. Daily 5%
  6. Monitoring budget and providing input to budget development.  Weekly 5%
  7. Performing data input and office duties in support of the computerized maintenance management system.  Daily  10%
  8. Performing other duties of a similar nature or level. As Required


Incumbents assigned to crafts may be responsible for:

  • Framing partitions and acoustic ceiling layouts
  • Installing and/or constructing cabinets and other items associated with commercial building maintenance
  • Installing, replacing, or removing bulletin, chalk, and dry erase boards, doors, locksets and windows

Incumbents assigned to plumbing may be responsible for:

  • Testing fire prevention systems to ensure they are in good, working order
  • Installing, repairing, and maintaining heat, water, gas, drainage, sewer, and other plumbing systems
  • Conducting backflow prevention and cross connection control activities

 Incumbents assigned to electrical may be responsible for:

  • Maintaining emergency power generators and fire and other alarms
  • Installing, repairing, and maintaining generators, transformers, circuits, wiring, and other electrical systems and equipment in accordance with electrical codes, standards, and regulations
  • Serving as an electrical consultant to faculty, staff, administrators, and contractors

Incumbents assigned to roofing may be responsible for:

  • Sealing ducts on exterior air conditioning units
  • Installing and repairing roof drains, counter flashings, and pitch pockets
  • Installing and repairing shingles and tile on roofs

Incumbents assigned to mechanical systems maintenance may be responsible for:

  • Performing preventative maintenance and repair on HVAC and refrigeration equipment
  • Setting up recovery units, gauges, and refrigeration cylinders
  • Performing routine cleaning of pumps, motors, chillers, boilers, and other related equipment

 Incumbents assigned to grounds keeping may be responsible for:

  • Trimming trees and shrubs, pulling or eliminating weeds with herbicides
  • Repairing and maintaining irrigation system
  • Coordinating or performing concrete and masonry construction duties
  • Maintaining athletic fields, exterior playing surfaces and other areas

 Incumbents assigned to transportation/support services may be responsible for:

  • Packing and moving material and equipment, furniture and other items
  • Welding to fabricate and repair equipment and fixtures
  • Coordinating with temporary, student and contractors regarding moving College property

Incumbents assigned to painting may be responsible for:

  • Applying protective and decorative coats of paint, varnish, lacquer, and stain to interior and exterior buildings, furniture, and equipment
  • Dry wall finishing
  • Brushing, scraping, and sanding surfaces prior to painting

 Incumbents assigned to locksmithing may be responsible for:

  • Making, distributing, and collecting door keys
  • Installing, re-keying, and repairing door lock sets, deadbolts, and exit devices
  • Maintaining electronic locks and controls

Training and Experience (positions in this class typically require):
High School Diploma, or General Equivalency Degree and completion of an approved technical/vocational/apprenticeship program and four years full performance level trades experience and one year lead or advanced level 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/Certification Requirements for some positions in this class typically require:

  • Valid Arizona driver's license
  • Certification in area of discipline, such as EPA or welding certification
  • Refrigerant Chemical Handling

Knowledge of (position requirements at entry):

  • Applicable codes, standards and regulations
  • Work inspection practices
  • Procedures and methods related to area of assignment
  • Tools, equipment, and materials relevant to area of assignment
  • Safety procedures, to include interpreting Safety Data Sheets
  • Applicable driving laws and regulations
  • Customer service principles
  • Inventory principles
  • Record keeping principles

Skills in (position requirements at entry):

  • Journey-level trades activities, to include estimating time and materials,
  • Reading blueprints, schematic drawings, and/or construction drawings
  • Using applicable tools and equipment related to area of assignment, to include wheeled vehicles
  • Troubleshooting systems related to area of assignment
  • Preparing and maintaining a variety of reports and records including estimating work hours and materials and data entry
  • Assigning and monitoring work, leading staff and contract personnel
  • 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: climbing, crawling, crouching, lifting, reaching, balancing, stooping, grasping, manual dexterity,  kneeling, standing for prolonged periods, walking, pushing, pulling, , feeling, talking, hearing, seeing and repetitive motions.

Heavy Work: Exerting force up to 100 pounds occasionally, 50 pounds of frequently, and pounds constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body.

Incumbents may be working in areas with moving mechanical parts, electrified equipment, vibrations, fumes, dusts, poor ventilation, chemicals, extreme temperatures, low lighting, workspace restrictions, loud noises and travel.

NOTE: Employees would never be subjected to some of these parameters however, they would need to be aware of their surroundings and be required to take proper precautions.

Ability to wear personal protective equipment (PPE) as required for job, i.e. safety shoes, respirator.

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.