Los Angeles Community College District

Maintenance Assistant (#3768)

$24.92-$30.87 hourly / $4,318.61-$5,350.00 monthly / $51,823.32-$64,200.00 annual


Performs semiskilled and unskilled manual tasks related to the maintenance and repair of buildings and grounds, equipment, and appliances. Work assignments may be in any of the building trades.

Typical Duties

Assists journey-level workers in a variety of crafts to install, repair, maintain, and otherwise care for buildings, fixtures, equipment, and grounds by performing one or more of the following duties:

Makes minor repairs to and installs equipment or small appliances in buildings.

Safely operates common hand and machine tools in installation, maintenance, repair, and refinishing work.

Disassembles and assembles, cleans and sands, and otherwise prepares equipment, fixtures, or appliances for repair, overhaul and/or refinishing.

Performs heavy labor and semiskilled manual tasks involved in helping journey-level workers in a variety of crafts.

Performs recurring tasks such as carrying, moving, and delivering supplies and equipment.

Performs routine and preventive maintenance.

May test campus swimming pool water and operate pool equipment.

May prepare surfaces for painting or refinishing.

May operate power equipment such as trucks, lifts, skip loaders, pneumatic tools, saws, drills, sanders, and other items.

Performs related duties as assigned.

Distinguishing Characteristics

A Maintenance Assistant performs heavy labor and semiskilled manual tasks involved in assisting journey-level workers in a variety of crafts related to the maintenance and/or repair of buildings, equipment, appliances, or grounds.

A journey-level crafts person in one of the building trades performs skilled work in a trade specialty such as plumbing, carpentry, electrical, heating and air conditioning, and painting.


General supervision is received from a General Foreman or facilities management staff. Work direction is received from a journey-level crafts person. No supervision is exercised.

Class Qualifications

Knowledge of:

Practices, processes, and materials used in building, maintenance, and construction

Proper use of common hand and power tools

Proper methods for lifting and moving heavy objects

Safety practices common to building, maintenance, and construction

Safety requirements for handling and storing toxic or hazardous materials

Skill in:

Using hand and power tools common to the building trades

Ability to:

Perform semi-skilled tasks involved in assisting a journey-level worker in the various trades

Safely operate tools and machines common to the building trades

Perform sustained heavy labor

Work cooperatively with others

Understand and follow written and oral instructions

Work in more than one trade area, as directed

Learn various testing methods of swimming pool water and operation of swimming pool equipment

Learn general and specialized software applications

Entrance Qualifications

Education and Experience:

Graduation from high school or its equivalent AND one year of full-time, paid experience involving the maintenance and/or repair of buildings, equipment, appliances, or grounds using hand or small power tools.

Experience with the Los Angeles Community College District as a Custodian, Gardener or Groundskeeper will be considered qualifying provided that experience with hand or small power tools can be documented.


A valid Class ā€œCā€ California driver's license may be required for some positions.

Travel to locations throughout the District may be required for some positions.

Appointment to a position responsible for pool maintenance requires a valid Swimming Pool Service Technician certificate issued by Los Angeles County Department of Public Health that must be obtained within six months of employment.


Some positions may involve working with asbestos and/or lead and will require an incumbent to participate in an asbestos and/or lead medical screening examination in compliance with the California Code of Regulations, Title 8, Sections 1529 and 1532.1.

Reasonable Accommodations

Our class specification generally describes the duties, responsibilities, and requirements characteristic of the position(s) within this job class. The duties, responsibilities, and requirements of a particular position within this class may vary from the duties of other positions within the class.

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Los Angeles Community College District provides reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with covered disabilities on a case-by-case basis throughout the application, examination, and hiring processes and throughout employment. If an individual is in doubt about his or her ability to perform the duties and responsibilities of a position or possession of any other requirement noted in a class specification or job announcement, he or she should always apply for a position and request reasonable accommodation at the appropriate time.


CLASS: 3768; EST: ; REV: 7/7/2021;