Crafts Worker I (#RC0401)
$21.18-$25.74 Hourly / $3,670.84-$4,461.93 Monthly / $44,050.10-$53,543.17 Yearly


Under immediate supervision, performs semi-skilled building maintenance and repair work; and does related or other work as required in accordance with Rule 3, Section 3 of the Civil Service Rules.


This is the entry-level class in the Crafts Worker series. An employee in this class learns to perform a variety of semi-skilled tasks related to building construction, installation, alteration, maintenance and repair and assists other workers in performing more skilled work. Employees receive extensive training in a variety of trades. Initially work is done under close supervision; however, as experience and skills are gained employees work more independently.


  • Learns to perform semi-skilled painting, glazing, carpentry, plastering, locksmithing, masonry, plumbing, metal work, welding, electrical, mechanical, heating and ventilating, and related maintenance trades work.
  • Assists in hanging doors, pouring concrete, laying flooring, installing partitions and drop ceilings, repairing door closers, furniture and roofs, and in performing other general carpentry work.
  • Performs general minor plumbing repair; repairs leaking faucets, unstops clogged lines; assists in installation of water and sewer lines.
  • Installs and replaces light fixtures, outlets, bulbs, and fuses.
  • Learns to maintain and perform minor repairs on locks, appliances, automotive equipment, boilers, heating and ventilating, and related mechanical devices.
  • Assists skilled workers in a variety of skilled building trades tasks.
  • Maintains runways and taxiways; sprays chemicals for weed control.
  • Operates a variety of motorized tools, equipment and vehicles, and performs minor maintenance of same; uses hand tools common to the building maintenance trades.
  • May perform other janitorial, grounds maintenance or related work as assigned.
  • Learns to read, interpret, and work from sketches, diagrams or simple blueprints; may forecast material needs and order supplies; maintains simple records; may prepare routine reports.


Experience: Six months of semi-skilled experience in at least one of the building trades.



Experience: One year of unskilled labor in a building trade.



License: Possession of valid California driver's license.


The basic methods, practices, tools and materials used in the several building maintenance trades; the occupational hazards and safety precautions.


Learn to perform semi-skilled work in a variety of building trades; understand and follow oral and written instructions; write simple notations and prepare simple reports; do heavy manual labor; maintain effective working relationships.


San Joaquin County complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and, upon request, will consider reasonable accommodations to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.

CLASS: RC0401; EST: 2/8/1989;