Crafts Worker I (#RC0401)
$18.47-$22.45 Hourly / $3,201.47-$3,891.33 Monthly / $38,417.60-$46,696.00 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.

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