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Facilities Maintenance Technician

Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue, Aloha, OR

Job - Government

Close Date: 11/17/2019

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Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue is Oregon's largest fire district and provides fire protection and emergency medical services to more than 530,000 people. Located in one of the fastest-growing regions in the state, our service area includes most of Washington County and unincorporated portions of Clackamas, Multnomah, and Yamhill counties.

Join the Facilities Maintenance department team as Facilities Maintenance Technician with journey-level HVAC skills! The Facilities Maintenance Technician performs skilled preventative and corrective maintenance, repair, improvement and operation of District buildings, systems and equipment.

In your first year at TVF&R, you can expect to complete an evaluation of the current HVAC maintenance program and recommend implementation improvements to the Manager and Division Chief of Logistics. In addition to this important project, you will demonstrate a mechanical aptitude, adaptability, and willingness to branch out from your main HVAC skill set supporting department projects, maintenance, and repairs in other trades and fields. While working within a strong team environment, you self-manage through your assigned tasks, dependent on what has been processed through the District's work order system. This position demonstrates sound decision-making skills while working on a project. You will routinely communicate facilities maintenance work and status with vendors, department officers, other Maintenance Technicians, and District personnel.

The Facilities Maintenance department currently operates out of two facilities. This position is based out of our Logistics Division, currently located at Aloha, Oregon. In 2020, the Logistics Division will be moving to a new location in Tualatin, Oregon.

TVF&R evaluates each applicant's work history and responses to supplemental questions. Please be sure to thoroughly answer the application's supplemental questions to ensure our subject matter experts can appropriately evaluate your experience and qualifications. To reduce barriers to entry, TVF&R evaluates an applicant's work history and responses to these supplemental questions rather than requiring cover letters and resumes.

Appointments on the salary range are made based upon a pay equity analysis of bona fide factors per Oregon's Equal Pay Act.

MAINTENANCE TASKS: Performs a variety of skilled and semi-skilled trade tasks for the maintenance, repair, improvement and operation of District buildings, equipment and grounds including, but not limited to, painting, masonry, carpentry, grounds maintenance, plumbing, and heating/cooling systems. Schedules and prioritizes daily tasks. Applies judgment and creativity to repair and/or maintenance issues of a more complex nature and recommends solutions.

HAND TOOLS: Operates a variety of hand and power tools necessary for building maintenance and performs basic repairs on tools. Maintains records of repairs performed.

TRANSPORTS: Transports supplies, parts and materials from various District facilities and vendors as required. Operate various types of forklifts to move, load, and unload material as required.

SPECIALIZED EQUIPMENT: Inspects, tests, repairs and maintains assigned specialized equipment for the District.

RECORDS: Ensures accurate input into the District's enterprise resource planning system to maintain comprehensive maintenance cost records by project and/or location.

VENDOR/CONTRACTOR LIAISON: Acts as a liaison with vendors and contractors regarding contract specifications, scheduling, and quality of workmanship. Provides specifications for scopes of work for contracts as needed to support facilities projects.

AFTER-HOURS SUPPORT: Participates in after-hours rotation providing 24x7 facilities maintenance support.

Secondary functions:

Supports the preparation of the Facilities Maintenance budget as needed.
Purchases equipment and parts as needed to complete tasks using applicable purchasing procedures and guidelines.
Solicits bids in partnership with the District's Procurement and Contracts Administrator as directed.
Drives or operates a variety of District or rented vehicles and equipment as needed.

The education and experience minimum requirements below are those typically required for performing the job functions (unless specifically noted to be preferred). Equivalent combinations of education and experience may be considered.

EXPERIENCE: Four years of work experience in building maintenance trade tasks. Journey-level (high level of) HVAC experience highly preferred, including experience with BAS controls and variable refrigerant systems.

EDUCATION: High school diploma is required, and some post-high school education in technical related fields preferred.

CERTIFICATIONS: Certifications in relevant trade fields preferred at hire. The inspection, repair, and maintenance of assigned specialized equipment may require specific licenses or certifications (District sponsored). Examples of certifications include EPA certification.

Ability to drive to various locations in order to fulfill the essential functions of the position. Must possess a current driver's license valid in the State of Oregon and have a driving record insurable by the District's insurer.

Thorough knowledge of standard practices, materials, and modern methods used in the repair, maintenance and improvement of facilities.

Ability to interpret building plans/blueprints and specifications as well as considerable knowledge of building code or other applicable code requirements.

Ability to observe appropriate safety precautions at all times.

Working knowledge of hand tools and other equipment and machinery used in the construction and repair of facilities.
Knowledge of the correct use of various materials and hardware used during the alteration (remodeling) and repair/maintenance of facilities or performance of essential functions.

Ability to organize multiple tasks and schedules simultaneously with limited supervision. Tasks involve basic decisions using reasonable judgment and common sense commensurate with communicated expectations, specific direction, stated instructions and District guidelines.

Ability to accurately estimate materials and labor to complete assigned tasks.

Ability to perform facilities related tasks, including: painting, sheetrock repair, flooring installation and repair, hardware; installation and repair, and other general maintenance tasks; plumbing; carpentry; heating and cooling systems; and general grounds maintenance.

Ability to repair a wide variety of specialized equipment.

Ability to operate a forklift. Certifications for forklift operation will be offered by the District. Successful completion of the class is required.

Ability and willingness to assume a work schedule of 24 hour on-call availability, seven days a week, should the need arise.

Manual dexterity and close attention to detail.


It is the District's policy to provide eligible veterans with preference as required by law. Applicants must provide certification of eligibility for entitlement to the preference (e.g. DD214 long form with clear discharge status).

TVF&R is an equal employment opportunity employer and seeks to attract a diverse workforce that reflects the community we serve in order to deliver safe and professional service to our citizens.

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