Employment Opportunities

Current Employment Opportunities with the City of Meridian:

Job Title: Senior Maintenance Technician
Department: Parks & Recreation
Reports To: Assistant Parks Foreman or Crew Chief
Open Date: November 5, 2021
Close Date: Open Until Filled
Hiring Range: $16.52 - $21.11 per hour, DOE
Salary Range: $16.52 - $24.78 per hour, DOE

Job Summary:

Responsible and accountable in all aspects of maintenance for parks and recreational facilities. Work involves driving city vehicles, hauling city trailers and equipment, and skillful operation of a variety of hand and power tools and power equipment. Senior Maintenance Technicians work under the supervision of the Parks Maintenance Foreman or designated Crew Chief who issues written or oral work orders and inspects work frequently. A Senior Maintenance Technician is proficient in one or more disciplines and will regularly supervise seasonal employees and work with volunteers or court appointed individuals. In any assignment, a Senior Maintenance Technician is expected to be a problem solver, lead by example and perform work safely and efficiently, many times under adverse weather conditions.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

Use and maintain equipment;

Facilities trash collection, restroom cleaning and prep for picnic shelter reservation;

Responsible for maintenance of tools and machinery utilized in the course of work assignments;

Performs preventive maintenance on parks equipment; mowers, weed eaters, blowers;

Maintains and prepares fields for athletic events i.e., baseball, softball, soccer, etc.;

Perform preventive maintenance on parks equipment;

Spray and fertilize turf and trees;

Performs the full range of ground maintenance tasks; mows, rakes, edges, sweeps, plants, prunes, irrigates, fertilizes;

Repair and maintain pumps and filters;

Working knowledge of irrigation principles and equipment;

Maintains irrigation systems by repairing broken irrigation heads, valves, and lines;

Perform startups and winterizations for pumps, irrigation, features, fountains;

Snow removal with hand tools and power equipment/ plows, brooms and trucks;

Operates city trucks power tools and equipment;

Order supplies and maintain schedules;

Oversee court appointed personnel, volunteers and scouts;

Communicate with maintenance account managers;

Work with vendors and contractors for scheduled and unscheduled maintenance and projects;

Calculate and order: top soil, bark, playground mix and supplies;

Perform hardscape repairs pickup and return parts;

Calculate chemical/fertilizer rates. oversee application;

Supervise and train, and provide feedback on performance of seasonal and part time staff;

Must be available for on-call, holiday and weekend work;

Performs maintenance work involving plumbing, electrical, and carpentry;

Operates oxygen and acetylene/arc welding equipment to repair or fabricate equipment;

May repair, overhaul and reassemble gasoline powered engines;

Performs other tasks as assigned or needed.

Job Specifications:

Minimum 3 Years’ experience as a Maintenance Technician or combination of experience and training which demonstrate the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to perform the work;

High school education or equivalent.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:

Knowledge and ability to skillfully and safely operate and maintain hand tools and power equipment in conformance with applicable laws, and regulations;

Knowledge of proper methods of maintaining turf, trees, shrubs, flowers, recreational facilities, and/or buildings;

Knowledge of park maintenance procedures;

Ability to make independent judgments and decisions and work under minimum direct supervision;

Ability to work out of doors for extended periods under unfavorable weather conditions;

Ability to understand and execute oral and written instructions;

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with respect to other employees, supervisors and the general public;

Ability to provide quality services in a cost-effective manner and to recommend improved methods of performing the work;

Ability to perform essential duties of the position;

Ability to work as a team player;

Ability to maintain integrity, in the performance of assigned tasks;

Communicates with others to maximize the effectiveness and efficiency of interdepartmental operations;

Must display an attitude of cooperation and the ability to work well with others.

Ability to operate a pickup truck, backhoe, tractor, front-end loader, forklift, trencher, welders, snow blower, push and riding lawn mower, roto-tiller, aerator, fertilizer spreader, chainsaw, power hedge trimmer, weed eater, backpack blower, air compressor, drill press, shovels, rakes and brooms;

Ability to properly and effectively use miscellaneous power tools for carpentry, painting, plumbing, electrical, and concrete finishing work, telephone, calculator, and copy machine.

Licensing & Certifications:

Possession of valid driver’s license and safe driving record;

Current Idaho Professional Applicator License with Following Endorsements: Ability to obtain within six months from the date of hire;

LS: Laws and Safety;

OH: Ornamental Herbicide;

Plus One of the Following:

OI: Ornamental Insecticide;

CPSI Certified Playground Safety Inspector;

City of Meridian Irrigation Technician: Pass exam II plus field test.

Work Environment & Physical Demands:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works near moving mechanical parts and in outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud;

Occasionally works in high, precarious places and is frequently exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals and vibration;

Constantly requires driving a motor vehicle or maintenance equipment;

Occasionally is exposed to risk of electrical shock;

Frequently requires lifting and moving up to 50 pounds and occasionally lifts and/or moves more than 100 pounds;

Required to know when to use proper PPE (Personal Protective Equipment):

When working in high precarious places;

When exposed to hot or wet and/or humid conditions;

When exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals and vibration;

When exposed to risk of electrical shock;

When required to lift or move up to 50 pounds, or move more than 100 pounds.

Travel Requirements:

Required to drive city motor vehicles to parks, places of business and other recreational facilities while hauling trailers and equipment, and be able to properly tie down loads and operate manual transmissions.