Facilities Maintenance Technician

May 10, 2023
Rocklin, CA
Job Type


Under general supervision, provides a variety of skilled construction, alteration, maintenance, and repair of facilities and buildings. This position works primarily in one of several areas of specialization, but is fully qualified and capable of performing work and assisting others in a different specialty; and performs a variety of tasks relative to assigned area of responsibility.

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Examples Of Functions and Tasks
REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES - The following duties are typical for this job classification. Incumbents may not perform all of the listed duties and/or may be required to perform additional or different duties from those set forth below to address business needs and changing business practices.

Installs, maintains, troubleshoots, and repairs electrical distribution systems and fixtures; installs, adjusts, repairs, or replaces electric lights, motors, heaters, generators, transformers, switchboards, and other electrical apparatus; installs transmission lines for electrical equipment.Performs a variety of painting and varnishing duties; prepares and finishes various surfaces; paints walls, doors, rooms, buildings, and parking lots using spray equipment or brushes; finishes surfaces to comply with applicable building codes or District standards.Performs plumbing duties; inspects, maintains, and repairs complete plumbing systems, including other fluid flows such as natural gas; fits, installs, and repairs water lines, heaters, seals, and valves.Performs carpentry duties; constructs, fabricates, installs, repairs, or replaces doors, walls, signs, desks, counters, shelves, and storage units; participates in the construction of buildings and structures.Performs locksmith duties; installs, repairs, and replaces locks and latches; installs electronic door mechanisms.Maintains swimming pools and water reservoir/treatment pools to comply with applicable health and safety standards; checks water level and tests temperature, chemical levels, and control valves.Inspects, tests, and repairs smoke and heat sensors, fire alarms, pulls, and panels; conducts maintenance on fire sprinkler flow switches; resets fire alarm panels and tests wiring connections.Maintains current knowledge of elevator emergency safety and evacuation procedures.Inspects roofs for leaks and potential leaks; repairs leaks and performs preventative maintenance.Performs a variety of masonry duties including construction and repair of masonry walls, benches, edgings and faces.Maintains required records and makes reports; prepares reports on work completed and materials used.Operates maintenance equipment, including forklifts and loaders; performs minor maintenance work on equipment as necessary.May train and provide work direction to assigned student workers and temporary help as assigned.Performs related duties as required.
Minimum Qualifications

QUALIFICATIONS - The following generally describes the knowledge and ability required to enter the job and/or be learned within a short period of time in order to successfully perform the assigned duties.

Knowledge of:

  • Basic to journeyman level electrical, plumbing, carpentry, locksmith, and commercial painting work methods, practices, techniques, and procedures.
  • Federal, state and local fire and building codes and ordinances.
  • Fire prevention system operation, maintenance and repair techniques.
  • Layout and fabrication techniques.
  • General maintenance power and hand tools and materials and their safe operation and uses.
  • Building repair methods and techniques.
  • Swimming pool maintenance techniques, including pool chemistry.
  • Record keeping techniques.
  • General safety precautions and procedures, including safe lifting techniques and safe handling, storage and disposal of hazardous materials.

Ability to:

  • Perform basic to journeyman level electrical, plumbing, carpentry, locksmith, and commercial painting work skillfully and in a timely manner.
  • Promptly respond to emergencies, including fire alarms and power outages.
  • Maintain effective working relationships with students, staff, managers, external contacts, and the general public.
  • Coordinate with staff and others to minimize delays or interruptions to administrative or instructional activities.
  • Operate trucks, forklifts, boom trucks, chain hoists, electric high-lift equipment, and maintenance equipment, including hand and power tools.
  • Read and interpret engineering drawings, sketches, blueprints, schematics, and building and fire codes.
  • Operate, maintain, and repair fire prevention systems.
  • Lay out and fabricate specialized tools and other items.
  • Keep accurate records.
  • Estimate scope of written and/or oral orders and secure necessary tools, equipment, and materials to complete assignments expeditiously.
  • Maintain swimming pools, including pool water chemistry.
  • Work independently or collaboratively.
  • Follow oral and written directions.
  • Read and write sufficiently to perform the duties of the classification.
  • Observe general safety precautions and procedures, including those for safe lifting and safe handling, storage and disposal of hazardous materials.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Establish and maintains effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of works.

Education and Experience Guidelines: Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

  • Education/Training: Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade.
  • Experience: Three years of facilities maintenance experience from basic to journey level which typically includes electrical, plumbing, carpentry, locksmith, and painting tasks.
  • License or Certificate:
    • Possession of a valid California driver's license.
    • Possession of, or ability to obtain, a Forklift Certificate.
    • Possession of, or ability to obtain, a Hazardous Materials Awareness Training Card.
    • Possession of, or ability to obtain, an Asbestos Awareness Training Certificate.
    • Possession of, or ability to obtain, a Bloodborne Pathogens Exposure Control Program Certificate.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING ENVIRONMENT - The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.

  • Environment: Work is performed in both indoor and outdoor environments; travel from site to site; exposure to noise, dust, electrical energy, grease, smoke, fumes, noxious odors and gases; work and/or walk on various types of surfaces including slippery or uneven surfaces. Positions may be required to work evenings, nights, and weekends.
  • Physical: Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to perform moderately strenuous manual labor; to stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, reach, and twist; to lift, carry, push, and/or pull moderate to heavy amounts of weight; dexterity of hands and fingers to operate specialized hand and power tools and equipment; operate assigned equipment; to stand and walk for extended periods of time; and to verbally communicate to exchange information.
  • Vision: See in the normal visual range with or without correction.
  • Hearing: Hear in the normal audio range with or without correction.

Supplemental Information


  • One of Aspen Institute's Top 150 Community Colleges in the nation
  • The Accrediting Commission recognized Sierra "for its exemplary practice of providing personnel with opportunities for continued professional development in order to meet its mission." This includes providing students and employees with a robust set of programs, events, and conferences related to equity-mindedness and supporting the success of our students, etc.
  • Public Employee's Retirement System (PERS)
  • 17 paid holidays (including extended time off during the winter break)
  • 12 accrued paid vacation days per year (vacation accrual increases over time)
  • Competitive benefits package
  • Flexible work schedules may be available
  • Currently during summers, some employee groups participate in 4x10 schedules

Sierra College is a Community College located near Sacramento, California where a heavy emphasis is placed on academic excellence and student success. Since its founding in 1936, Sierra College has focused on quality instruction and meeting the evolving needs of the students and communities that it serves. The Sierra Community College District covers more than 3,200 square miles and serves the Northern California foothill counties of Placer and Nevada, as well as parts of El Dorado and Sacramento. We serve over 16,000 students throughout the region in both on-ground and online courses, including students at our main Rocklin Campus as well as at three centers located in Grass Valley, Tahoe/Truckee, and Roseville. Our District prides itself on academic excellence.

Sierra College has a strong commitment to the achievement of equity and inclusion among its faculty, staff, and students and values the rich, diverse backgrounds that make up the campus community. A strong candidate for this position must demonstrate a profound understanding of and experience with successfully supporting individuals with varying backgrounds. This includes persons with disabilities, various gender identities and sexual orientations, as well as individuals from historically underrepresented communities and other groups. Our District is committed to providing strategies for success and proactive student-centered practices and policies focused on eliminating equity gaps to ensure the District provides an inclusive educational and employment environment focused on strategies for success and equitable outcomes for all.

As an institution, Sierra College is committed to eliminating the equity gap in all student populations with dynamic, learner-centered practices and policies that fully engage the college community. The ideal candidate will share the College's commitment to helping its racially and socioeconomically diverse students succeed in their degree and career objectives. Currently, Sierra College enrolls 16,500 students per term, where approximately: 24% of Sierra College's students are Latin(o)(a)(x)(e), 3% are African-American, 2% are Filipino, 6% are Asian-American, 7% are multiracial and 55% are White.

The successful candidate will join a College dedicated to the use of culturally responsive strategies and methods that meet the varying needs of our students, faculty, staff, and surrounding community. Sierra College demonstrates its commitment to equity by supporting ongoing professional development for students, faculty, and staff. These opportunities include trainings and workshops on equity and inclusion, active Academic Senate standing committees concerned with student success and equity, a Presidential Equity Advisory Committee (PEAC), culturally responsive student engagement centers, support for our undocumented and AB540 students, campus-wide equity summits, a robust set of programs, events, and conferences related to equity-mindedness and supporting the success of our diverse students.

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  • Use the online Help Guide or contact the NEOED Applicants Support Line at 855-524-5627 if you need assistance with your online applicant account.
  • Applicant Support is available between 6 a.m. and 5 p.m. Pacific Time, Monday through Friday.

Helpful Tip:

Please note that as described above a strong candidate for this position must demonstrate a profound understanding of and experience with successfully supporting individuals with varying backgrounds; and therefore, hiring committees assess candidates for these knowledge, skills, and abilities.

Applicants may want to consider incorporating culturally-inclusive/equity-minded strategies practiced and/or evidence of the responsiveness to and understanding of the racial, socioeconomic, and cultural diversity of community college student populations throughout their application materials (including application and documents uploaded, if any).

Please see the Sierra College website for additional helpful tips and tools for prospective applicants .

Travel expenses may be partially reimbursed for candidates traveling beyond a 150 mile radius for second round interviews. All other travel expenses will be borne by the candidate (if in person interviews).

Terms and Conditions of Employment:

Other terms and conditions of employment are specified in the applicable collective bargaining agreements on file in the District Human Resources Department. Position description of record on file in the Human Resources Department.

*Sierra Community College District currently operates campuses in Rocklin, Roseville, Truckee and Grass Valley. In its management of a multi-campus environment, the District reserves right of assignment including the right to change assignment locations and shift assignments based on District need. Although this position may currently reside at the Rocklin campus, the assignment location may be subject to change as needed. Additionally, the district reserves the right to cancel, revise or re-announce this position as well as any and all positions at any time.

EEO / TITLE IX EMPLOYER Sierra College is an equal employment opportunity employer committed to nondiscrimination and the achievement of diversity and equity among its faculty, staff, and students.

Persons with inquiries about the application of Title IX and/or EEO may contact the Director of Diversity, EEO & Title IX (Title IX Coordinator) at the address below, at (916) 660-7006 or via email at EEOT9@sierracollege.edu .

Persons with questions regarding reasonable accommodation of physical and other disabilities should contact the Sierra College Human Resources Department at (916) 660-7105.

If you have limitations hearing or speaking, the State of California offers a specially-trained Communications Assistant (CA) that can relay telephone conversations for all of your calls. Dial 711 to reach the California Relay Service (CRS). Dialing 711 is for everyone, not just those who have difficulty hearing on a standard phone. If you prefer having your calls immediately answered in your mode of communication, dial one of the toll-free modality and language-specific numbers below. The call will be routed to the CRS provider.

TTY/VCO/HCO to Voice

English 1-800-735-2929

Spanish 1-800-855-3000

Voice to TTY/VCO/HCO

English 1-800-735-2922

Spanish 1-800-855-3000

From or to Speech-to- Speech

English & Spanish 1-800-854-7784

Sierra Community College offers benefit packages to full-time employees including: family coverage health, dental and vision insurance, Public Employee's Retirement System (PERS) OR State Teachers Retirement System (STRS) retirement, income protection, life insurance, sick leave, vacation, and holidays as provided according to District policy.

Closing Date/Time: Continuous

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