Maintenance Lead, Facilities Planning & Operations

Job description

Modesto Junior College


Maintenance Lead, Facilities Planning & Operations 

Salary: $5,201 to $6,642 per month – Range 43 (2017-2018 Classified Salary Schedule)

40 hours per week, 12 months per year

May require evening and weekends hours.


Appointments are hired at the first step of the range. The second step is paid after the first year of satisfactory service with subsequent steps annually thereafter to a maximum sixth step.



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Under direction, leads and performs skilled trades work pertaining to one or more of the following trades: carpentry, electrical, grounds, HVAC, locksmith, painting, plumbing & welding; serves as a lead worker over subordinate skilled and semi-skilled employees on a regular, project and/or assignment basis; performs the most difficult and complex journey-level trade duties in one or more of trades listed above; performs semi-skilled duties related to other maintenance trade areas; and performs related work as assigned.



This is a lead level class in the Maintenance Support Series within the Yosemite Community College District (YCCD). Incumbents in this class serve as lead workers for multiple trades while also performing skilled duties, including the most complex duties related to their specialty area. Incumbents utilize specialized skills that have generally been obtained through technical education and/or substantial on-the-job experience. 

This class can be distinguished from the lower-level class of Maintenance Specialist because incumbents in that class perform the full range of skilled trade duties but do not have regular lead worker responsibilities.



Incumbents in this class work under the direction of a manager or director, receiving occasional supervision while working toward a definite objective that requires use of a wide range of procedures. Incumbents plan and/or determine specific procedures or equipment required to meet assigned objectives and solve non-routine problems, referring only unusual matters to the supervisor. 

Incumbents serve as lead workers for specialized maintenance functions, with responsibility for the work of subordinate full time staff on a regular basis.


Minimum Qualifications    

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The knowledge and ability requirements are representative of essential duties. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position.


Knowledge of: 

• Principles and practices of supervision and leadership; methods of training others in one or more of the following trades: carpentry, electrical, grounds, HVAC, locksmith, painting, plumbing and welding techniques. 

• Advanced methods, techniques, supplies, materials, and equipment utilized in one or more specialized trade pertaining to facility, building, and equipment maintenance, repair, and construction. 

• Legal mandates, policies, regulations, and guidelines pertaining to the maintenance, repair, and construction of public facilities, office buildings, and equipment. 

• Principles and procedures of routine preventive maintenance. 

• Occupational hazards and standard safety practices.


Ability to: 

• Plan, organize, and lead skilled and general maintenance personnel in the performance of maintenance, repair, and construction functions. 

• Drive a service vehicle to and from work sites. 

• Operate a variety of manual and motorized tools. 

• Accurately estimate time and material costs. 

• Perform highly skilled and complex craft maintenance functions. 

• Interpret blueprints, plans, drawings, schematics, and other data pertaining to the maintenance, repair, and construction of facilities, office buildings, and equipment. 

• Maintain a data management, storage, and retrieval system. 

• Understand and carry out oral and written directions with minimal accountability controls. 

• Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. 

• Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted during the course of the work.


Education and Experience    

Any combination of education, experience and/or training that would likely provide the above-required knowledge, skills and abilities is qualifying. Typical background patterns that would provide the knowledge, skills and abilities are:


Pattern I 

• Experience: Two years equivalent to Maintenance Specialist at YCCD.


OR Pattern II 

• Education: Possession of a High School diploma or GED. 

• Experience: Three years performing skilled, journey-level duties in one or more of the following trades: carpentry, electrical, grounds, HVAC, locksmith, painting, plumbing or welding, preferably in an institutional setting.

• Substitution: Completion of an approved vocational training course in one or more of the following trades: carpentry, electrical, grounds, HVAC, locksmith, painting, plumbing or welding may substitute for one of the above-required years of experience.


Example of Duties    

• Serves as a lead worker over subordinate employees who perform carpentry, electrical, grounds, HVAC, locksmith, painting, plumbing & welding related duties; plans and schedules the work of subordinate staff; receives and assigns day-to-day priorities; provides direction and guidance to staff and makes decisions regarding routine activities, particularly in the absence of a supervisor. 

• Monitors the work performed by subordinate staff; inspects and reviews work to ensure quality; may provide technical input on staff performance evaluations. 

• Reviews work orders and major project plans; meets with District staff to evaluate project needs; determines needed manpower and materiel resources; prepares and presents costs estimates and project timelines. 

• Assists in the planning, development and conduct of orientation and in-service training programs for maintenance personnel; provides training to skilled, semi-skilled and unskilled employees in the appropriate methods of work for each specialized trade, and related safety techniques; monitors worksites for safety hazards and ensures that proper procedures are being applied.

• Monitors supply, material and equipment needs and inventories; recommends and initiates purchases as needed to maintain adequate resources for staff work and inventory maintenance. 

• May perform the most difficult and complex journey-level trade duties. 

• Maintains a variety of records including those related to preventive maintenance and service performed. 

• Performs semi-skilled duties related to other maintenance trade areas. 

• Performs other related duties as assigned.


Licenses and Certificates    

Special Requirements: 

• Within 60 days of employment, must obtain a Backflow Testing Certificate approved by the California Department of Health Services, and must maintain certificate for continued employment.


A valid license to drive in California is required.


YCCD is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.





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Posted: 7/12/2018
Application Due: 9/10/2018
Work Type:
Salary: $5,201 to $6,642 per month