Maintenance Aide

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Maintenance Aide
Ohlone College

Position Description:
Ideal Candidate Statement:

The ideal candidate should have knowledge of and be willing to perform the following:

• Basic pool vacuum systems
• Pool chemical testing and treatment
• Troubleshoot and make minor repairs to pool mechanical room components
• Be able to address emergency pool cleaner
• Be able to perform basic custodial and maintenance duties such as replace lights, repair broken furniture and do my minor electric repairs
• Must be able to predict and order chemical component for the pool and be able to work with delivery driver
• Must be able to keep a record and log on pool activity and chemical use
• Must be willing to enforce pool safety
• Willing to perform other duties to assist the facilities department including working with maintenance, Custodial and grounds employees to make repairs and to perform projects
• Must be able to communicate with management in order to resolve problems and to best assist the end-user

Ohlone prides itself as a Learning College with the motto of “A World of Cultures United in Learning” and we are looking for staff who embrace diversity in serving students with varied backgrounds and learning styles; staff who are highly ethical, trustworthy, credible, loyal and respectful of diverse views and opinions.

The College has a firm commitment to environmental sustainability and looks to all employees to support this important goal.

Job Description Summary:
This position is a 100%, 12 month, classified position reporting to the Director, Facilities and Modernization

An entry level position performing a variety of skilled facility maintenance and repair work on District buildings under immediate direction and/or guidance from Facility Maintenance Mechanic. This position is supervised by the Director, Facilities and Modernization, or designee. Class specifications are intended to present a descriptive list of the range of duties performed by employees in the class. Specifications are not intended to reflect all duties performed within the job.


This is an entry level class in the Facility Maintenance Mechanic Series. This class is distinguished from the Facility Maintenance Mechanic I by the performance of basic tasks and duties meant to assist higher classifications within this series. Employees at this level are expected to perform duties with some independence on matters related to established procedures and guidelines. Employees are expected to actively engage in learning, acquiring, and developing the knowledge, skills, and abilities required of a Facility Maintenance Mechanic I.

Knowledge Skills and Abilities:
The following knowledge, skills, and abilities are expected to be at an entry level for this position.

Knowledge of:
• Common tools and materials used in assigned areas of responsibility
• Basic maintenance procedures and practices
• Safe work practices and policies
• Common hand tools, grounds maintenance equipment, and vehicles
• Cleaning and disinfecting chemicals used on the maintenance field
• Operating a computer and associated software programs, such as: Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.

Skill in:
• Operating a variety of tools and equipment used throughout the District
• Operating a motor vehicle, lift trucks, and high/boom lifts.

Ability to:
• Perform a full range of entry level tasks involved in a variety of building
maintenance, repair, and operation activities.
• Safely drive and operate power equipment and hand tools involved in building
maintenance, repair, and operation.
• Maintain a variety of tools and equipment.
• Read and work from sketches, blue prints, or drawings.
• Maintain records including time and material use records.
• Ensure adherence to safe work practices and procedures.
• Understand and follow oral and written instructions.
• Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
• Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Essential Duties:
The duties below are typical of those performed by employees in this job title; however, employees may perform other related duties, and not all duties listed are necessarily performed by each employee in the job title. The employee will assist in the following duties:

• Install new plumbing; maintain, repair, and replace plumbing systems and fixtures such as faucets, drinking fountains, water heaters, water closets, urinals, water regulators, and pressure valves; repair boiler and boiler piping and pumps.
• Maintain, repair, and replace electrical systems including light switches, outlets, interior and exterior light fixtures, electrical panels, and card readers; replace light bulbs.
• Install and repair door lock sets; rekey locks and padlocks; cut keys.
• Perform carpentry and trim and finish work; frame walls, doors, and windows; build or remodel offices; replace doors and windows; build or assemble cabinets, shelving, and furniture; hang, tape, and texture drywall.
• Perform painting work; prepare and paint or stain interiors, exteriors, and furniture of various materials.
• Performs welding, masonry, flooring, and general repair work on buildings and furniture.
• Performs tool, equipment, and vehicle repair and maintenance.
• Operate heavy equipment as needed.
• Monitor and update HVAC control program.
• Maintain records of work performed.
• Perform related duties as required.

Education and Experience:
ILLUSTRATIVE EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: A typical way to obtain the above knowledge and skill is a combination of education and experience equivalent to:
• High school diploma
• One year of general maintenance, custodial, grounds and/or facilities experience; or an equivalent combination of training and experience that demonstrates the desirable knowledge, skills, and abilities

Preferred Qualifications:
The ideal candidate should know the basics of pool operation and have available a pool operator certificate or be willing to acquire one as soon as possible.

Salary Range:
Range 34: $47,616 - $60,792 annually

Posting Detail Information:
Posting Number: S100-14

Number of Vacancies: 1

Desired Start Date:

Position End Date (if temporary):

Close Date: 11/14/2018

Open Until Filled: No

Foreign Transcripts: Transcripts issued outside the United States require a course-by-course analysis with an equivalency statement from a certified transcript evaluation service verifying the degree equivalency to that of an accredited institution within the USA. This report must be attached with the application and submitted by the filing deadline.

Benefits Statement:

1. Medical, dental, vision, life insurance, EAP and LTD
2. Membership in Public Employees’ Retirement System Candidates hired on or after January 1, 2013 are subject to restrictions imposed by PEPRA)
3. Contribution to O.A.S.D.I. (Social Security)
4. Paid vacation
5. Paid sick leave
6. Paid holidays and district-paid floating personal days
7. Summer 4/10 schedule (Fridays off)
8. Longevity pay step increase based on your years of service
9. IRS Section 125 Flexible Medical Spending Plan
10. 457(b) Deferred Compensation Plan (employee contributes)
11. 403(b) Tax Shelter Annuity Plan (employee contributes)

*Benefits will be prorated for positions less than 100%

Immigration Reform & Control Act of 1986:
Applicants selected for positions will be required to provide identification and employment eligibility as outlined in the federal “Immigration Reform & Control Act of 1986.”

District Statement:
A multi-campus single community college district, Ohlone College is located in the southern portion of the San Francisco Bay in California; serving 12,000 students per year. The District has a main campus in the City of Fremont and a newly constructed campus in the City of Newark. Ohlone College is an ethnically diverse institution that promotes innovation and continuous improvement in departments and divisions. The College is named for the native population living in the area when Mission San Jose was founded. The Fremont campus is located just south of the historical Mission. The Newark Campus is located near Interstate 880 and emphasizes programs in health, environment, and technology.

EEO Statement Summary:
The District is strongly committed to the principles of equal opportunity and to hiring qualified staff who reflect the diversity of our community. The District encourages a diverse pool of applicants and does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, age (40 or over), medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, disability, military and veteran status, pregnancy/childbirth/breastfeeding or related medical condition or any other protected basis in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. The college encourages applications from all qualified applicants.

If you have a disability and are in need of special services, equipment, or facilities in order to apply or interview for this opening, please call the Human Resources office at: (510) 659-6088.

Conditions of Employment:
Offers of employment are contingent upon Governing Board approval. Employment with Ohlone Community College is not complete or official until applicants meet all pre-employment requirements. All new employees are required to submit official transcripts and proof of freedom from tuberculosis. In addition you will be required to provide identification and employment eligibility as outlined in the federal “Immigration Reform & Control Act of 1986.” Pre-employment tests and/or medical examinations may be required. Ohlone Community College does not sponsor H1B visas. Employees must sign the Oath or Affirmation of Allegiance and submit fingerprints for CA Department of Justice clearance.

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Job No:
Posted: 10/10/2018
Application Due: 11/15/2018
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