Preventive Maintenance Specialist
Works collaboratively and in conjunction with tenants and co-workers to provide plumbing support and preventive maintenance inspections to residential and commercial properties owned by the Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) and/or the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority (FCRHA). Supervises and works with a group of skilled mechanics performing systematic, on-site preventative maintenance inspections and independently performs various plumbing duties. Repairs broken/copper pipes inside walls and/or floors, water heaters, and other equipment in various hard to reach locations, including crawl spaces, basements, or storage areas. Locates water leaks, repairs and troubleshoots plumbing problems, performs preventative maintenance, inspections, and quality control of residential and commercial systems to ensure efficient operation including plumbing machinery, generators, and water heaters. Performs general maintenance tasks such as electrical repairs and small carpentry tasks. Installs, replaces, and maintains residential and commercial pipe assemblies, fittings, valves, appliances and fixtures. Locates riser valves and inspect sewer lines, and locate and repair water leaks as necessary. Stays informed of changes to the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and other regulations, and stays knowledgeable of local and state building codes. Adheres to guidelines for maintenance records, including daily work orders, documenting work status and/or completion in work order system, and using county system to enter hours.Employment Standards MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
Graduation from high school and two years of supervisory experience in building maintenance and repair; or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skill, and ability.
LICENSES AND CERTIFICATIONS:
Valid driver's license.
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background investigation, a pre-employment physical and a driving record check to the satisfaction of the employer.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:Experience working in crawl space and tight spaces and working in extreme weather conditions, either hot or cold. Experience with repairing sewer lines and performing small dig-ups. Willing to work during scheduled off-hours, shift work and emergency overtime, as required; and willingness to work in all weather conditions. Experience waterproofing foundations and floors.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:To perform the essential functions must have the ability to frequently stand; walk; use hands to grasp, handle, or feel; reach, climb or balance; stoop; kneel; crouch; bend; or crawl and occasionally sit. Use varied hand and power tools; lift or move materials and/or equipment exceeding 75 lbs. with assistance of other staff or equipment. Ability to communicate with others verbally and in writing. Vision is required to read printed materials, computer screen and distinguish colors; operate keyboard driven equipment and computer. Ability to drive a motor vehicle; must be available to work scheduled off-hours, shift work and emergency overtime, as required; and must be able to work in all weather conditions; work on 40 foot ladder, work on a 60-65 boom. Pass a pre-employment physical. Duties can be performed with or without reasonable accommodations.
It is the policy of Fairfax County Government to prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, genetics, or disability in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.
Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance. TTY 711. EEO/AA/TTY.