County of Alameda

Building Equipment Maintenance Worker (#9665)

Bargaining Unit: BTC - Crafts and Trades (002)
$46.41-$48.90 Hourly / $3,712.80-$3,912.00 BiWeekly /
$8,044.40-$8,476.00 Monthly / $96,532.80-$101,712.00 Yearly

Under general supervision, to do semi-skilled preventive and corrective maintenance and repair work on equipment in County buildings, and to do related work as required.


These positions are located in the Building Maintenance Department of the General Services Agency. Incumbents perform semi-skilled independent maintenance and repair work on plumbing, boilers, heating, ventilating, air conditioning, refrigeration, electrical/electronic, and related equipment. This class is distinguished from the Stationary Engineer in that the latter is the journey-level class and may train, instruct, or direct other maintenance personnel, including the 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. Operate, test, install, and perform corrective and preventive maintenance on mechanical equipment and systems; plumbing systems and components; electrical, electronic, alarm and computer controlled systems; emergency generators and components.

2. Operate and perform preventive and corrective maintenance on heating, air conditioning, ventilation and refrigeration systems and related equipment in accordance with operations, safety, and regulatory requirements.

3. Assist Stationary Engineers, Electricians, or Plumbers in general repairs.

4. May assist in fabrication installation and repair of various metal/sheet-metal objects and perform general machine shop work using proper techniques, a wide variety of tools, equipment, and measuring devices.

5. May operate and maintain low pressure boilers and related equipment, in accordance with operations, safety, and regulatory requirements.


Either I

The equivalent of two years in the class of Building Maintenance Laborer in the Alameda County classified service (non-classified includes District Attorney’s Office, Hospital Authority, and the Consolidated Courts) assisting Stationary Engineers, Building Equipment Maintenance Workers, Electricians or Plumbers in the maintenance of electrical and mechanical equipment.


The equivalent of two years of recent, full-time paid experience in the maintenance of electrical and mechanical equipment.


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


Must possess a class I and II CFC (Chloro-Fluoro-Carbon) Certificate, mandated by the Environmental Protection Agency for technicians servicing all types of refrigeration and air conditioning equipment.

Physical Characteristics:

May require heavy lifting, working from ladders or scaffolding, and working in confined areas.

Special Requirements:

Must be able to obtain and maintain security clearance from Alameda County Sheriff’s Office.

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.
• General knowledge of electrical systems, plumbing, and basic welding techniques.

Ability to:

• Diagnose and repair problems with pumps.
• Repair HVAC equipment.
• Perform welding and other general machine shop work.
• Perform boiler, condensate, and cooling tower water testing.
• Fabricate, using materials such as sheet metal, round stock, angle and flat iron, pipe, expanded metal, screen, etc.
• Use a variety of basic hand tools; e.g., wrenches, screwdrivers, drills, grinders, pliers, test equipment, sheet metal, metal fabricating tools and other machine shop equipment.
• Follow general and detailed verbal and written instructions.
• Establish and maintain cooperative working relations with employees and the general public.
• Supervise and/or instruct inmates and/or other maintenance personnel as required.

Revised 11/1977
Revised 6/98
Old document: 9665h
New document: Jobspecs/9665
CSC Date: 7/8/98
CH:cs Revised 7/12/10
CSC Date: 7/28/10


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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