Maintenance Technician

Arlington, VA
Jun 20, 2017
Jun 21, 2017
Specialty Trades
Full Time
The National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA), with offices in Arlington, VA and Lincoln, NE is the trade association for over 900 consumer-owned electric cooperatives serving more than 42 million people. NRECA is committed to harnessing the strength of America's electric cooperatives into a single powerful voice. NRECA has won the following awards over the past few years: 100 Best Places to Work - ComputerWorld Magazine 50 Greatest places to Work - AARP 50 Best Places to Work - The Washingtonian CARE Award Recipient - Recognizing organizations that promote a positive work-life balance At NRECA, we work with people who are leaders in their fields, they are down-to-earth, hardworking professionals committed to helping our members serve their communities. Our work is interesting and constantly evolving and requiring new skills to meet the evolving needs of a dynamic industry. In this collegial, inclusive work environment, united around the compelling purpose and history of electric cooperatives, we thrive. And topping it off, NRECA cares about each person's overall well-being, encouraging health, financial security, and a sustainable work/life balance.SummaryMaintenance Technician-T1Responsible for performing entry-level routine building maintenance tasks in one or more fields (eg carpentry, electrical/lighting, heating ventalation and air conditioning (HVAC), plumbing and painting. Completes, processes and follows through on work tickets as assigned through work ticket system. Maintains general building and ground areas working within clearly defined standard operating procedures and/or scientific methods and adhears to quality guidelines.Purpose and Mission1. Suports the engineering team with regard to the inspection and maintenance of stationary mechanical equipment relating to heating, ventilating and air-conditioning systems (HVAC). Makes entries into daily log of all equipment as requested. 2. Performs minor electrical maintenance to include but not limited to replacement or repair of fixtures (eg wall switches and outlets, light bulbs and tubes, ballast, sockets, fuses, minor appliances, cords, etc.) using appropriate hand, power and specialty tools.3. Inspects building and grounds areas ensuring general appearance through the performance of routine preventative or remedial maintenance tasks.4. Performs minor plumbing maintenance (eg replacement or repair of toilet fixtures, sinks, soap dispencers, unclogging of drains and performing drain maintenance). 5. Maintains cleanliness of all equipment and equipment rooms.6. Performs minor painting carpentry work (eg prepairing surfaces and using brush, sprayer or roller to apply paints, stains and varnishes, hanging doors, installing locks and handles, etc).7. Maintains tools and equipment in proper working order and keeps records and inventories of same. 8. Assists in key control function, keeps control records on acquisition and distribution of keys and locks for Association and tenants. Reproduces keys with appropriate authorizations. 9. Attends schools, classes, seminars, conferences to keep up with the technology in the field of power engineering. 10. Performs routine maintenance and service request tasks as assigned in support of Association personnel and tenants. 11. Prepares monthly maintenance and operations report and recommendations for Manager. 12. Performs other tasks as required.Requirements and QualificationsHigh School diploma or GED. Basic Trade School preferred.No prior work related training or experience required. Incumbent will receive on-the-job training and job related education.* Ability to apply basic analytical skills or methiods and operational processes to perform job related activities covering a wide variety of mechanical repair and maintenance equipment. * Ability to operate various office equipment such as personal computer, copier, printer, fax machine or other job related equipment as demonstrated by prior work or class room experience. * Ability to communicate, both verbally and in writing, with a diverse membership, employees and/or vendors in a clear and precise manner as demonstrated by prior work or class room experience.* Ability to work a flexible work schedule to meet the demands of the properties and clients.* Ability to use general maintenance tools, supplies and equipment such as, but not limited to, hand tools, pressure washers, blowers, paint equipment, pool chemicals, ice removal equipment, ladders, landscaping equipment, sandblasters, and safety equipment.* Exhibits ability to frequently stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl and climb (stairs, ladders, etc.).* Ability to handle and use chemicals and general cleaning supplies.ADA Requirements: * The worker is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading. * Exerting up to 75 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects including snow removal operations. Must be able to work at heights of 20-35 feet. If the use of arm and/or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than that for sedentary work and the worker sits most of the time, the job is rated for light work. * The worker will be exposed to fumes, odors, and chemical hazards when painting walls, using solvents for cleaning equipment, and unloading water treatment containers.Disclaimer Statement: The preceding job description has been written to reflect management's assignment of essential functions. It does not prescribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned.*LI-KC1

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