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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 | 45










The Trades/Maintenance Technician is the first in a five level facilities/trades - trades series. Incumbents are responsible for performing a variety of duties related to routine maintenance repair, plumbing, grounds keeping, automotive, electrical, painting 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.

  • Performing preventative maintenance and basic repairs on automotive vehicles, 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%
  • 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%
  • Performing various manual-labor duties, such as moving furniture and setting up for special events. Weekly 20%
  • Assisting with inventory of supplies and equipment and obtaining items as directed. Daily 10%
  • Performing data entry input on the computerized maintenance management system. Daily 5%
  • 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 automotive may be responsible for:
  • Performing preventive maintenance on vehicles;
  • 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/Certification Requirements for some positions in this class may require:

  • Valid Arizona Driver's license

Knowledge of (position requirements at entry):

  • 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 Safety Data Sheets
  • Customer service principles
  • Applicable computer programs and equipment
Skills in (position requirements at entry):
  • 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: climbing, crawling, crouching, lifting, reaching, balancing, stooping, grasping, manual dexterity,  kneeling, standing for prolonged periods, walking, pushing, pulling, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing, seeing and repetitive motions.

Heavy Work: Exerting force up to 100 pounds occasionally, 50 pounds frequently, and 20 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.

Classification History:
Draft prepared by Fox Lawson & Associates LLC (DJG/LM)
Date: 03/01
Updated by Pima Community College : 05/07, 10/2013, 05/2014