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  • Mechanical Operations and Maintenance Technician

    The Pottawattamie County Conservation Department is announcing the hiring of a full-time Mechanical Operations and Maintenance Technician. 

    This position performs a variety of routine maintenance, service, and repair duties to assist in the upkeep of County equipment and properties. Tasks will consist of general maintenance of buildings including carpentry, minor plumbing, and mechanical and minor electric repairs and maintenance. General maintenance on outside equipment including ski-lifts, outdoor power equipment, small engines, and operation stations for lifts. Directly reports to the Site Manager and Mechanical Operations & Maintenance Manager.

    This position will work at Hitchcock Nature Center, 27792 Ski Hill Loop, Honey Creek, IA. 

    Pay range for this position is $20.28-25.96

    Essential Functions:

    Perform routine maintenance on buildings including but not limited to siding replacement, window replacement, inside wall changes including framing, electrical, plumbing, and finish work.
    Perform routine maintenance and repair on machinery and equipment, change filter, grease and oil as needed. Examine belts, shafts, bearings, and equipment to wear.
    Perform minor repairs on electrical fixtures and equipment such as switches, receptacle, fans, + lights.
    Perform minor plumbing repairs and install water pipes, faucets, toilets, sewer drains, and vents, maintain septic system.
    Conducts carpentry work, repairs and replace building frames, insulation, drywall, roofing, and painting and concrete work as needed.
    Operate a vehicle safely and in compliance with traffic laws and regulations, in the performance of job duties.
    Operate pickups and trailers, skid steer, high lifts and other heavy machinery, and equipment as needed.
    Perform snow removal as needed.
    Perform duties in high lift up to 60 ft. in the air, or on maintenance lift chairs.
    Conduct routine inspections (lights, tires, fluid levels, safety device, etc.) on assigned vehicles to assure proper operation, inform supervisor of needed parts or repairs.
    Work in other departments when needed and perform other duties as assigned.

    Essential Education, Certification and/or Licenses:
    Must be eighteen (18) years old at the time of hire. High School Diploma or GED required.
    2-5 years’ experience in various aspects of manual labor, power-tool use, equipment construction, plumbing, operations of heavy equipment, or equivalent combination of education and experience required.
    Must be able and willing to work flexible schedule to include early mornings, overnights, holidays, and weekends required.

    For more information, and to apply for this position, please visit the Pottawattamie County Jobs Site

    Position Type: Full-time

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