Job Descriptions

The statements contained in the job description are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all job requirements or duties performed. The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.

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Title: Maintenance Worker/Electrician
Department: Building Operations/Maintenance Updated: 01/2018
Division: Buildings Operations/Maintenance FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Bargaining Unit: ASFCME 1089 Wage Range: Not Available

Performs a variety of skilled & semi-skilled building maintenance tasks. Activities will include electrical service installation, new circuit installation, electrical repair, preventative maintenance, generator service, heating, air conditioning, as well as carpentry and plumbing repairs as needed.


·         Perform preventative maintenance on electrical load centers, motors, etc.

·         Troubleshoot, diagnose, & correct electrical problems in the power distribution, electrical equipment, and lighting systems.

·         Installs removes, repairs, overhauls and test electrical equipment, both alternating and direct current.

·         Performs installation, removal and repair of a wide range of electrical equipment such as power circuits, lighting systems, switch gear, transformers, starters, controllers, capacitors

·         Works to meet current electrical codes, county policy, and practices.

·         Ability to read electrical schematics and related blueprints.

·         Replaces faulty switches, sockets, plugs, fuses, insulators, & other simple electrical systems.

·         Inspects the work site to determine materials, equipment, tools and required methods to perform tasks.

·         Assist and suggest methods to reduce use within the energy management program as it pertains to electrical systems.

·         Provides assistance with daily maintenance tasks including mechanical, plumbing, and carpentry.

·         Provides assistance with seasonal / general operations and maintenance needs as required.

·         Create, and implement a preventative maintenance schedule for emergency generators.

·         Work within the departments “on-call” procedure for emergency repairs.

·         Other duties as assigned.


Supervised by the Director of Buildings Operations & Maintenance or designee.


May on occasion work alongside and direct/instruct Custodian I, II and Maintenance Workers in the course of repairs that may require instruction.


·         High school diploma (or equivalent) required.

·         Must possess a State of Michigan Journeyman Electricians license and maintain this license during employment in the position; qualified candidates must have held and worked under a State of Michigan Journeyman Electricians License for a minimum of 3-5 years.

·         Knowledge of occupational hazards, safety code regulations and the safe use of tools, equipment and materials needed to perform tasks.

·         Reasonable knowledge of local building construction codes.

·         Considerable knowledge in the commercial electrical trades, including knowledge in high voltage. 

·         Reasonable knowledge in plumbing, carpentry, and small engine repair;

·         Installation, operation and repair of the various types of equipment involved in the operation and maintenance of buildings and grounds.

·         Writing, reading, mathematical principles; proficient computer skills-Microsoft Office Suite, Outlook; exercise sound judgment and decision making in accordance with policies and procedures; ability to research and problem solve independently; knowledge of County operations and functions; ability to prioritize and time manage; handle stressful situations, provide effective and friendly customer service; support the County's mission and values; ability to think critically where necessary.

·         Ability to communicate effectively and efficiently with management, co-workers and clients; obtain and communicate accurate information; apply common sense understanding to complex instructions and respond accordingly;  communicate complex ideas through graphs, charts, presentations, reports or other professional correspondence.


·         Ability to demonstrate predictable, reliable, and timely attendance.                 

·         Ability to read, write & communicate in English; follow written and verbal instruction and understand basic mathematics and figure checking.              

·         Ability to interpret and apply procedures, rules, technical information, instructions, manuals to complete tasks accurately and on schedule.                                     

·         Ability to learn from directions, observations, and mistakes; and apply procedures using good judgment.                                                                      

·         Ability to use discretion and maintain sensitive and confidential information.     

·         Ability to work independently or part of a team; ability to interact appropriately with others such as County officials, employees, vendors and the general public.

·         Ability to work under supervision, receiving instructions/feedback, coaching/counseling and/or action/discipline.                                            

·         Adaptability to change in the work environment, managing competing demands and ability to deal with frequent changes, delays or unexpected events.

·         Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services including customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction

·         Proficient skills using Microsoft Office programs including, but not limited to: Word, Excel, Access, and Outlook required.  Proficiency may be tested.      


  • Prior to starting employment, the candidate must complete a satisfactory background check.  The background check is understood to encompass all forms of pre-employment screening, including but not limited to: drug screen, physical, criminal background, driving record, sex offender registry, education, training and licensing verification, employment history, credit check, and professional and personal references.
  • Must possess a valid State of Michigan operator license and maintain this license throughout employment in this position.
  • The qualified candidate must pass LEIN background check to qualify for and retain position.

·         Ability to take and pass any tests for certifications.

·         Maintain required licensure throughout employment.



The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job with or without accommodations.  Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to:

·         An employee in this class performs physical work requiring lifting of object weighing more than fifty (50) pounds.

·         Hear and understand information presented through spoken words and sentences.

·         Read, interpret and understand procedures, rules, technical information, instructions and manuals.

·         Speak to others to convey information effectively.

·         Frequently sit, bend, stoop, crouch, crawl and kneel.

·         Frequently reach with hands and arms.

·         Stand and walk for significant periods of time on varying terrains.

·         Climb stairs.

·         See details in color, at close range and at a distance.

·         Lift, move, push, pull or carry objects and equipment weighing up to fifty (50) pounds.

·         Good physical condition which will mean the fitness to be able to perform the essential functions of the position.

·         Use hands to operate a computer, handle materials and operate equipment.

·         May be exposed to working in close quarters, fumes or airborne particles, infectious diseases, criminal suspects.



Disclaimer: The statements contained in this job description are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position.  They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all job requirements or duties performed.  The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.





It is the policy of St. Clair County not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, disability that does not prevent performing essential job functions or because he or she is a protected veteran.


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