County of Alameda

Building Equipment Maintenance Worker (Apprentice) (#9664)

Bargaining Unit: BTC - Crafts and Trades (002)
$27.83-$44.15 Hourly / $2,226.40-$3,532.00 BiWeekly /
$4,823.87-$7,652.67 Monthly / $57,886.40-$91,832.00 Yearly

Under close supervision, to perform semi-skilled preventive mechanical maintenance and repair work on equipment in County Buildings; and to perform related work as required.


Building Equipment Maintenance Worker (Apprentice) is an entry-level trainee position. Incumbents receive on-the-job training in the areas of roofing, rough carpentry, painting, cement work, underground pipe installation, plumbing, heating, ventilation, refrigeration and electrical work. This class differs from the next higher level class of Building Equipment Maintenance Worker in that incumbents of the latter position perform maintenance and repair work on a more independent basis. Incumbents are required to concurrently attend an approved construction trade apprenticeship program during their tenure in this classification. This class is flexibly staffed with Building Equipment Maintenance Worker.

NOTE: The following are the duties performed by employees in this classification. However, employees may perform other related duties at an equivalent level. Each individual in the classification does not necessarily perform all duties listed.

1. Assists Building equipment Maintenance Worker in the Maintenance and repair of a large number of exhaust fans; the lubrication and greasing of fan bearings; and changing and adjusting tension on V belts.

2. Attends classes to gain technical knowledge relevant to current theories and practices of the trades.

3. Assists Stationary Engineers, Electricians, or Plumbers in general repairs on elevators, conveyor systems, boilers, steam lines, water lines, and plumbing fixtures.

4. Assists in the repair of office furniture, lighting fixtures, venetian blinds, fire alarm systems and dispensing devices.

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Must be currently enrolled in an accredited construction trade apprenticeship program.


Some acceptable combination of education and appropriate experience.


Possession of a valid California Motor Vehicle Operator's license.

NOTE: The Civil Service Commission may modify the above Minimum Qualifications in the announcement of an examination.

NOTE: The level and scope of the following knowledge and abilities are related to duties listed under the “Examples of Duties” section of this specification.

Knowledge of:

• Common tools, materials, equipment and methods used in repair work in the plumbing trade and in electrical, heating, ventilating and refrigeration equipment maintenance and repair.
• Basic math.

Ability to:

• Read and write.
• Follow written and verbal instructions.
• Work with others in stressful situations.
• Use and operate safely a variety of hand and power tools.
• Read, comprehend and remember training materials, manuals and instruction books.
• Work in confined areas and/or high places.
• Maintain records.
• Draw simplified sketches.
• Adjust to a wide variety of job assignments.

Old document: 0900h
New document: Jobspecs/9664
CSC Date: 1/3/78


Alameda County offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package that affords wide-ranging health care options to meet the different needs of a diverse workforce and their families. We also sponsor many different employee discount, fitness and health screening programs focused on overall well being.  These benefits include but are not limited to*:

For your Health & Well-Being

  • Medical – HMO & PPO Plans
  • Dental – HMO & PPO Plans
  • Vision or Vision Reimbursement
  • Share the Savings
  • Basic Life Insurance 
  • Supplemental Life Insurance (with optional dependent coverage for eligible employees) 
  • County Allowance Credit
  • Flexible Spending Accounts - Health FSA, Dependent Care and Adoption Assistance
  • Short-Term Disability Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Voluntary Benefits - Accident Insurance, Critical Illness, Hospital Indemnity and Legal Services
  • Employee Assistance Program

For your Financial Future

  • Retirement Plan - (Defined Benefit Pension Plan)
  • Deferred Compensation Plan (457 Plan or Roth Plan)

For your Work/Life Balance

  • 12 paid holidays
  • Floating Holidays
  • Vacation and sick leave accrual
  • Vacation purchase program
  • Catastrophic Sick Leave
  • Group Auto/Home Insurance
  • Pet Insurance
  • Commuter Benefits Program
  • Guaranteed Ride Home
  • Employee Wellness Program (e.g. At Work Fitness, Incentive Based Programs, Gym Membership Discounts)
  • Employee Discount Program (e.g. theme parks, cell phone, etc.)
  • Child Care Resources
  • 1st United Services Credit Union 

*Eligibility is determined by Alameda County and offerings may vary by collective bargaining agreement.  This provides a brief summary of the benefits offered and can be subject to change.


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