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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 a four level trades series. Incumbents are responsible for performing lead duties and various complex duties related to transportation/support services, or the maintenance and repair of commercial facilities, such as HVAC, refrigeration, plumbing systems, grounds keeping, central heating/cooling plant equipment, systems 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. Serving as lead to staff and contract personnel, to include assigning technical tasks, monitoring work and providing direction. Daily 10%
  2. 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%
  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 satisfactory standards 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 15%
  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 Requirements (positions in this class typically require):

Some positions may require:

  • Arizona Driver's License, to include a commercial driver's license;
  • Certification in area of discipline, such as EPA or welding certification.

Knowledge (position requirements at entry):

Knowledge of:

  • Work assignment and monitoring techniques;
  • 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 Material Safety Data Sheets;
  • Applicable driving laws and regulations
  • Customer service principles
  • Inventory principles;
  • Record keeping principles

Skills (position requirements at entry):

Skill in:

  • Using applicable tools and equipment related to area of assignment, to include wheeled vehicles;
  • Journey-level trades activities, to include estimating time and materials;
  • Reading blueprints, schematic drawings, and/or construction drawings;
  • 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, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, 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, vibrations, fumes, dusts, poor ventilation, chemicals, extreme temperatures, inadequate lighting, workspace restrictions, intense noises 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