Crafts Worker III (#RC0403)
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$29.80-$36.22 Hourly / $5,165.41-$6,278.59 Monthly / $61,984.96-$75,343.10 Yearly


Under direction, performs 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 third level class in the Crafts Worker series. An employee in this class independently performs a variety of skilled tasks related to building construction, installation, alteration, maintenance and repair. This class differs from that of Crafts Worker II in that an employee of the latter class functions at the sub-journey level performing semi-skilled tasks and assisting in skilled work. This class differs from that of Crafts Worker IV in that an employee of the latter class is a working supervisor.


  • Performs skilled painting, glazing, carpentry, plastering, locksmithing, masonry, plumbing, metal work, welding, electrical, mechanical, heating and ventilating, and related maintenance trades work.
  • Pours concrete, hangs doors, lays flooring, installs partitions and drop ceilings; repairs door closures, furniture and roofing; performs general carpentry work.
  • Performs general plumbing repair; installs water and gas lines, lavatories and faucets; unplugs sewers and drains.
  • Installs and replaces light fixtures, bulbs, ballasts and fuses; installs conduit, electrical wiring, switches and outlets.
  • Maintains and performs minor repairs on locks, appliances, automotive equipment, boilers, heating and ventilating, and related mechanical devices.
  • Operates and maintains a variety of motorized tools, equipment and vehicles.
  • Reads, interprets and works from sketches, diagrams, or simple blueprints; forecasts material needs and orders supplies; maintains records; prepares reports.
  • May lead other workers.



Experience: Two years of journey level experience in at least one of the building trades.



Experience: Four years as a Crafts Worker II in San Joaquin County Service.



License: Possession of valid California driver's license.

Special Requirement
: Two years of journey level experience in one of the following building trades may be required for assignment or continued assignment to specific departments: Painting, carpentry, plumbing, welding, electrical, heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC).


Methods and practices, tools and materials, safety precautions and occupational hazards of the building maintenance trades.


Lead a small group of semi-skilled or unskilled workers; prepare and work from sketches or plans for construction, renovation and maintenance of buildings and equipment; make accurate estimates of time and material required for repair and maintenance work; use tools employed in the building trades; keep records and prepare reports; follow oral and written instructions; establish and maintain effective working relationship with others. 


Mobility-Stand for long periods of time; push and pull; bend and squat; drive; operate heavy equipment; climb stairs; crawl; lift over 70 pounds; Visual-Overall vision sufficient to read close-up; color perception; eye-hand coordination; Dexterity-Reaching; grasping; repetitive motion; writing; Hearing/Talking-Hear on the telephone/radio; hear faint sounds; talk on telephone/radio; Emotional/ Psychological Factors-Emergency situations; public contact; decision making; heights; hazardous materials; working alone; working weekends/nights/overtime; Environmental Conditions-Noise; dirt dust smoke, fumes, poor ventilation; indoor and outdoor temperature conditions.

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: RC0403; EST: 2/8/1989; REV: 9/10/1996;