Building Maintenance Technician, Walker County

DATE OF POSTING: March 3, 2023

TITLE: Building Maintenance Technician

DEPARTMENT:  Building Maintenance, Walker County

JOB SUMMARY:  this position performs technical duties in the maintenance of county buildings and grounds.

MAJOR DUTIES:  Installs electrical boxes, circuit breakers, transformers, plugs, switches and fuses; pulls electrical wire, installs new lightning, changes ballasts and bulbs; operates ohmmeters and voltmeters to check circuits for proper connections; inspects electrical equipment to ensure it is operating properly; locates and corrects electrical problems.

Participates in the repair and maintenance of heating and cooling systems; repairs or replaces belts, motors heating elements, switches, gears and thermostats; tightens, aligns, cleans and lubricates parts; changes out motors in cooling towers; replaces filters; cleans air conditioning pans; changes electronic boards in air conditioning units; reprograms control boards.

Participates in the repair and maintenance of plumbing systems; installs, maintains and repairs pipe systems; repairs leaks; operates pressure gauges; changes out water pumps and replaces bearings.

Participates in grounds maintenance; transports and plants new vegetation; mulches, fertilizes and waters plants, trees, shrubs and lawns; applies pesticides and herbicides; mows, edges and trims lawns; prunes trees and shrubs.

Erects scaffolding’ repairs gutters; patches roofs; installs and replaces ceiling tiles; installs floor tiles; paints.

Performs other related duties as assigned.


Knowledge of county regulations, policies and procedures.

Knowledge of plumbing, electrical, heating/cooling, carpentry, painting and mechanical maintenance procedures.

Knowledge of the tools and methods used in a wide variety of building maintenance activities.

Knowledge of occupational hazards and safety requirements.

Skill in the performance of a wide range of building maintenance activities.

Skill in the reading of blueprints, drawings and technical and mechanical documents.

SUPERVISORY CONTROLS:  The Building Maintenance Supervisor assigns work in terms of general instructions.  The supervisor spot-checks completed work for compliance with procedures, accuracy and the nature and propriety of the final results.

GUIDELINES:  Guidelines include the National Electric Code, the International Plumbing Code, the Code of Alabama and National Fire Protection Association standards.  These guidelines are generally clear and specific, but may require some interpretation in application.

COMPLEXITY:  The work consists of related technical duties.  The variety of tasks to be performed contributes to the complexity of the position.

SCOPE AND EFFECT:  The Purpose of this position is to participate in the maintenance of county buildings and grounds.  Success in this position contributes to a safe and attractive environment for county personnel and visitors.

PERSONAL CONTACTS:  Contacts are typically with co-workers, vendors, contractors and members of the general public.

PURPOSE OF CONTACTS:  Contacts are typically to give or exchange information; resolve problems; and provide services.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  The work is typically performed while intermittently sitting, walking, bending, crouching, standing or stooping. The employee must frequently lift light and heavy objects, climb ladders and use tools or equipment requiring a high degree of dexterity.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:  The work is typically performed in an office, warehouse, stockroom and outdoors, occasionally in cold or inclement weather.  The employee is exposed to noise, dust, dirt, grease, machinery with moving parts and irritating chemicals.  Work requires the use of protective devices such as masks, goggles or gloves.

SUPERVISORY AND MANAGEMENT RESPONSIBILITY:  This position has functional supervision over department personnel in the absence of the Building Maintenance Supervisor.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:  Knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with completion of specialized training in the field of work, in addition to basic reading, writing and mathematical skills to do the job. 

Sufficient experience to understand the basic principles relevant to the major duties of the position, usually associated with the completion of an apprenticeship/internship or having had a similar position for one to two years.

Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid driver’s license issued by the State of Alabama for the type of vehicle or equipment operated.


One of the following:  High School Diploma

                                     College Degree


                                     Transcripts from high school or college

Valid Alabama Driver’s License  

For more information on this position, please contact Sharon Tucker at (205) 384-7248.

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