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Facilities Services Technician II - City of Kirkland ( Job # 18-0008)

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Minimum Salary: $5,084.00 per month
Maximum Salary: $6,192.00 per month
Employment Type: Full Time
Department: City Manager's Office
Closes: March 07, 2018 at 1:00 PM
(Open to current employees and the general public.)


Under the direction of the Facilities Services Manager, this position is responsible for performing skilled  maintenance, repair, and remodeling of City buildings, facilities, and equipment. 


  • Responsible for performing duties in a variety of the building maintenance and construction trades, including HVAC, plumbing, electrical, locksmith, electronic, carpentry, glazing, and mechanical trades.
  • Coordinate with vendors, contractors, and consultants on specific tasks.
  • Responds to routine and non-routine maintenance requests generated by facilities work orders and resolves customer complaints regarding building or facility problems.
  • This position must be able to respond to off-hours emergency situations affecting the safety and security of City buildings.

  • Perform skilled construction, maintenance, repair, and remodeling of City buildings, facilities, and equipment in a variety of building trades and assure buildings are maintained in a safe condition and in compliance with applicable codes.
  • Repair and adjust heating and air conditioning equipment and controls, troubleshoot gas and electric heating system issues requiring corrective action, inspect gas lines for leaks, repair, replace, or recommend corrective action for heater pumps, motors, belts, and filters in heating systems.
  • Install, troubleshoot, and repair electrical and electronic systems, install new wiring, circuit breakers, run conduit and pull wire, lubricate, adjust and repair electronic equipment.
  • Install, maintain, and repair plumbing fixtures and waste disposal systems, cut, thread, and replace water pipes, install and maintain toilets, urinals, sinks, faucets, drinking fountains, water heaters, and new water lines.
  • Adjust and perform emergency repairs to plumbing equipment and systems, including repairing broken pipes, cleaning plugged drains, draining pipes, replacing washers, faucets and floats, soldering spouts and gutters, cleaning grease traps and flushing or unplugging sewer lines.
  • Install and replace window units, glass, ceramic tile, and perform other glazier duties; repair, replace and regrout tile; construct forms and mix, pour, and finish concrete; repair or apply new plaster and masonry surfaces.
  • Perform rough and finish carpentry construction and repair; refinish floors, furniture, cabinets, and other wood items; hang doors and install wall paneling, wall partitions, ceilings and windows; construct and install cabinets and shelves; build walls and hang doors and paneling; install, inspect, and repair roofing.
  • Frame, install, tape, finish, and texture sheetrock, drywall, and other wall construction materials; remodel office areas; remove, relocate, and construct walls.
  • Prepare surfaces for painting; mix, blend, and apply paint to match or cover walls, ceilings, furniture, cabinets, and other interior and exterior surfaces; perform touch-up painting; erect, rig, and move scaffolding and platforms.
  • Install, repair, and maintain City locking systems and door hardware; repair door locking mechanisms; and assist in maintaining related records of keys issued.
  • Prepare records related to work performed, including inventories, work orders, preventive maintenance records, key system records, inspection records and project reports and records.
  • Operate a variety of equipment and hand and power tools including pipe cutter and threader, drain auger, hydraulic lift, electric diagnostic equipment, pickups, saws, trencher, ARC welder and torches, power washer, portable generators, power saws and other carpentry tools.
  • Estimate labor and material for projects; purchase supplies and materials as needed according to established procedures; supervise contractors, vendors and consultants as needed for construction and repair projects.
  • Maintains current knowledge of rules and regulations regarding operations, safety, maintenance, security, and construction of City of Kirkland Facilities/Buildings and is responsible to ensure compliance to these rules.
  • Perform custodial duties as assigned, including moving office furniture, moving and storing surplus equipment and furniture, and repairing custodial equipment.
  • Reconfigure, install and move modular office furniture (wall panels, work surfaces, storage bins, lighting, file cabinets, etc) to accommodate user needs and maximize office space using a variety of hand, power and specialty tools.
  • Evaluates and prioritizes situations/work order requests.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.
Skills Knowledge & Abilities
  • Knowledge of standard tools, equipment, materials, methods, and techniques used in a variety of skilled construction and building maintenance duties and trades.
  • Ability to operate and properly maintain tools, equipment, and machinery used in the building trades, including advanced electrical testing equipment.   
  •  Knowledge of advanced construction and remodeling methods and techniques.
  •  Knowledge of applicable building codes, ordinances, fire regulations, and safety precautions.
  •  Ability to read and interpret schematics, blueprints, sketches, and diagrams.
  •  Ability to maintain records and perform simple mathematical calculations quickly.
  •  Ability to work cooperatively with facility users, managers, contractors, vendors and consultants.
  •  Ability to estimate adequate amounts of time, labor, and materials needed for projects and meet schedules.
  •  Ability to analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action.
  •  Ability to work independently with little direction.
  •  Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
  •  Skill in conflict resolution and resolving customer concerns.
Working Conditions & Physical Activities
  • Performs work in a variety of interior and exterior settings.
  • Must be willing to work outside in inclement weather.
  • Some work is performed in cramped spaces or at heights and use of a ladder is routine.
  • Must be able to lift and move heavy and bulky objects. 
  • Must be able to lift and carry up to 50-75 pounds.
Minimum Qualifications

High school diploma or GED.  Must possess a valid Washington State driver's.  Minimum five years facilities maintenance experience required in a variety of building trades.  Equivalent experience will be considered.  Must have thorough knowledge of safety regulations and rules pertinent to work-area safety.  Must have current first aid and CPR card or be able to obtain within 60 days of hire.   Computer skills in Word, and Microsoft Project desirable. Must be able to operate a variety of vehicles including pickups, step vans, passenger vans etc.  Must be able to drive vehicles with a manual transmission.

Preferred Qualifications

Associates degree, trade school certification or other training in a relevant technical field or equivalent practical experience.

Selection Process

Applicants who are invited to participate in the test and/or interview process will be notified by phone or email.

Hours of Work

7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Monday - Friday

Union Affiliation

As a condition of employment, must become a member of Teamsters Local 763 within 30 days of employment or meet alternate regulations as set forth in the Agreement between the City and the Teamsters Union.


City Hall
123 5th Ave
Kirkland, WA 98033