Correctional Officer/Physical Plant Maintenance Trades Mechanic II (#MCCH02)
$53,713.97 Yearly Min / $57,028.00 Yearly Mid / $71,285.00 Yearly Max

Summary Statement

A class incumbent performs at the full-performance level carrying out routine and preventative maintenance on physical plants and equipment; working on on-going and short term projects to help ensure efficient operations of physical plant facilities.

Nature and Scope

An incumbent reports to a technical or administrative supervisor and is involved in skilled and/or specialized work which includes making rounds of HVAC systems; doing basic repairs to system's elements, performing routine maintenance, inspecting gauges and pumps, lubricating and cleaning pumps, motors, filter lines and traps, adjusting temperatures and steamflow, replaces additives and filters in systems and maintaining compressors, pumps, treatment and disposal plants.  Concurrently, an incumbent makes repairs and performs maintenance in one or more trade fields involving plumbing, carpentry, painting, welding concrete, masonry and plastering, and assists Maintenance/Trade Mechanic III's in complex or large-scale projects. Work in this class may include operating and maintaining life safety devices such as sprinkler systems and may operate and maintain oil-fired burners and auxiliary equipment to provide a supply of steam for facility use. Duties in this class may require working at heights using ladders or scaffolds. Employees in this class are responsible for the supervision, custody and control of inmate workers.

Essential Functions

Essential functions are fundamental, core functions common to all positions in the class series and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties for any one position in the class. Since class specifications are descriptive and not restrictive, incumbents can complete job duties of similar kind not specifically listed here.
  • Renovates equipment, builds partitions, furniture and structures to extend usage and/or meet specific needs.
  • Performs maintenance in one or more trade fields including plumbing, carpentry, painting and assists in complex or large-scale projects.
  • Inspects facilities, makes basic repairs to systems, structures and equipment and is engaged in preventative maintenance program.
  • Inspects, maintains and repairs HVAC operation, water supply, pumps, wells, sanitary systems, compressors, treatment and disposal plants.
  • May perform maintenance and preventative maintenance of vehicles and operate heavy equipment.
  • Maintains records of materials, jobs, and other pertinent information.
  • Supervises an inmate work crew in the performance of assigned duties; maintains security of all tools, supplies, equipment and assigned inmates at all times including body searches of inmates, tool count, live body count and material inventory.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

The intent of the listed knowledge, skills and abilities is to give a general indication of the core requirements for all positions in the class series; therefore, the KSA’s listed are not exhaustive or necessarily inclusive of the requirements of every position in the class.

  • Knowledge of advanced methods and techniques used in one or more traditional fields, such as plumbing, painting, carpentry, welding and plastering.
  • Knowledge of safe and efficient use of tools commonly used in the building and mechanical trades and their accountability in compliance with security regulations.
  • Knowledge of methods and techniques used in maintenance and repair of heating and cooling systems.
  • Skill in the repair of a variety of structural and/or mechanical facilities in a variety of trade areas.
  • Skill in following and understanding oral and written instructions, sketches and plans.
  • Skill in analyzing problems and taking corrective action.
  • Ability to relate to co-workers, subordinates and general public.
  • Ability to supervise and control an inmate work crew on specific projects.
  • Ability to report, in writing, incidents in a correctional setting.

Job Requirements

JOB REQUIREMENTS for Correctional Officer/Physical Plant Maintenance Trades Mechanic II
Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas:

  1. Six months experience in performing work in a variety of trades fields such as plumbing, carpentry, painting or HVAC.
  2. Six months experience in operating and maintaining a variety of equipment, hand and power tools used in trades fields such as plumbing, carpentry, painting or HVAC.
  3. Knowledge of interpreting blueprints, schematics or technical drawings.
  4. Knowledge of record keeping.
  5. Possession of a valid Driver's License (not suspended, revoked or cancelled, or disqualified from driving).