Facilities Mechanic

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Job Summary

The Facilities Mechanic is responsible for the repairs and maintenance of all HRT facilities within a geographical region (Northside/Southside), and performs work orders that affect the operation/ functionality, appearance/cleanliness, and installation/relocation of HRT facilities and facility related equipment.

Essential Job Functions

(Duties listed are not intended to be all inclusive nor to limit duties that might reasonably be assigned)
With minor supervision, mechanic will work independently to perform the following tasks:

  • Be expected to perform unskilled and semiskilled tasks with little or no assistance or supervision.
  • Provides supervision of custodial, landscaping, and shelter contractors.
  • Assists Supervisor in troubleshooting electrical, heating and ventilation, hydraulic and lighting systems.
  • Will work with the Facilities Supervisor in order to get on the job training.
  • Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand work orders being requested, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job, and managing time to complete tasks in a timely manner.
  • Installing equipment to meet specifications.
  • Inspect hydraulic, electric, lighting, heating and ventilation equipment and machinery to insure proper and safe working conditions.
  • Make periodic inspections and perform preventive maintenance of hydraulic, electrical, lighting, heating and ventilation systems.
  • Inspect properties, equipment, and chemical storage to ensure environmental permit compliance.
  • Make minor repairs to interior and exterior of building such as walls, floors, lights, roof, and garage.
  • Makes minor repairs to properties to include all landscaping, sidewalks, and fences.
  • Perform minor renovation tasks such as door installation, framing (metal and wood), drywall installation/finishing and painting.
  • Install/relocate/remove replacement equipment, office furniture, shelters, and other passenger amenities.
  • Responsible for storm preparations and clean-up including snow removal, downed trees, trash, etc.
  • Make minor pavement repairs.
  • Use striping machine to paint parking lot stripes.
  • Pick up litter at HRT facilities including shelters.
  • Collect and empty trash and recycling bins into main recycling containers.
  • Manage records created and received in compliance with the Hampton Roads Transit Records Management Policy and Procedures.
  • Responsible for coordinating the records management effort within the department.
  • Responsible for maintaining a general awareness of HRT’s EMS.
  • Responsible for handling all related job responsibilities in accordance to HRT’s Environmental Policy, relevant EMS Standard Operating Procedures, and Emergency Management Plan.

Required Knowledge, Abilities and Skills essential to Job Functions

General knowledge of electrical, HVAC, plumbing, carpentry, and/or painting. With minor supervision, this position will work independently to make repairs and perform routine preventative maintenance on facilities and equipment. Position uses logic and reasoning to prioritize and troubleshoot problems and identify solutions. Position adjusts actions to incorporate new information as appropriate, and communicates with other internal and external customers to convey information effectively. Must demonstrate satisfactory communication skills (both verbal and written) and perform basic math.

Required Software Knowledge and Skills essential to Job Functions

Proficiency in using computer systems and the listed software applications associated with performance of assigned work is essential. Basic problem solving skills associated with software applications used is expected. Software usage relevant to job duties will be evaluated.

Software applications

Ability to use computers is required including Microsoft Office – Outlook, Word and Excel

Qualifications

Training and/or Education

High school diploma or GED certificate required with basic mechanical skills and an understanding of tools and their use. Certificate in trade school or equivalent work experience related to facilities maintenance recommended.

Required Experience

Minimum 2 years of facilities maintenance related work.

Licenses or Certificates

Virginia Driver’s License

Special Requirements

This position is classified as essential personnel.

FLSA Status

Non-Exempt

Physical Demands

Must be able to lift and carry 75 lbs and requires frequent bending, kneeling, climbing (ladders), and walking. Must be able to drive and operate a vehicle. 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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Unusual Demands

Individual will be on call. The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Work involves meeting multiple demands on a timely basis. Duties may require some seasonal overtime. Position will work outside regular business hours as required, and is expected to operate in accordance with HRT’s Company policies, including but not limited to Safety and Environmental Policies.

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Drug tests are required for all positions. Participation in HRT’s Drug Free work place program is a requirement for all employees, and therefore is a condition of employment.