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Class Code:N0617

PORT EVERGLADES BUILDING TECHNICIAN I

NATURE OF WORK
 
This is skilled work involved in the operation and maintenance of environmental, mechanical, electrical, communication, and vertical transportation systems within Port Everglades buildings.
 
Work involves performing duties in the inspection of facilities and grounds ensuring that all support equipment and systems are operating properly, and maintenance of service contracts and files in accordance with regulations. Supervises subordinates in the completion of assignments. Work is performed in accordance with established practices pertaining to Port owned and operated buildings. Employee utilizes independent judgement to determine proper systems operation. Work is inspected upon completion for both quality of workmanship and compliance with work standards.
 
ILLUSTRATIVE TASKS
 
Supervises routine daily inspections of all support equipment for the building assuring that all systems are operating within normal ranges.
 
Maintains Port facilities, grounds, and equipment; inspects job sites for proper completion of tasks.
 
Observes system operation and adjusts mechanisms, such as valves, controls, piping connections, fittings, couplings and pumps to obtain proper performance level, pressure and temperature.
 
Dismantles malfunctions systems and test components using electrical, mechanical and pneumatic testing equipment; replaces or repairs defective or worn parts.
 
Estimates time and materials required for proposed jobs; keeps records and submits requisition forms and specifications for supplies and materials.
 
Maintains a daily log of all systems indicating operating characteristics and any problems.
 
Initiates preventive maintenance programs.
 
Assists in planning and implementing work projects and work methods.
Trains, supervises and checks the work of subordinates in the inspection of buildings and equipment.
 
Performs related work as required.
 
KNOWLEDGE ABILITIES AND SKILLS
 
Considerable knowledge of the basic maintenance requirements for large Port owned or operated buildings.
 
Considerable knowledge of the principles and practices of facilities management, and methods and testing instruments commonly used in the repair and service of refrigeration, sewer lift stations, energy management systems, traction elevators, fire protection systems and general lighting and electrical systems.
 
Considerable knowledge of county building codes, and city and state electrical codes relating to the operation and maintenance of safe structures.
 
Knowledge of preventative maintenance procedures and techniques and of hazards and safety precautions.
 
Knowledge of facility maintenance contractual agreements.
 
Ability to make estimates of facility maintenance needs in terms of labor, material, and equipment.
 
Ability to organize, implements, and coordinate facility programs; and perform assignments independently.
 
Ability to work from blueprints or electrical diagrams; and perform work at moderate heights.
 
Ability to prepare and maintain accurate records and reports.
 
Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions.
 
Ability to express ideas effectively, both orally and in writing.
 
Ability to serve the public and fellow employees with honesty and integrity in full accord with the letter and spirit of Broward County's Ethics and Conflict of Interest policies.
 
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the general public, co-workers, elected and appointed officials and members of diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds regardless of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, marital status, political affiliation, familial status, disability, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or gender identity and expression.
 
REQUIRED EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING
 
Graduation from high school or equivalent recognized certification supplemented by vocational training or apprenticeship in electrical, hydraulic, electronic controls, and hydraulic fields; six (6) years experience in industrial or commercial maintenance work; or any equivalent combination of relevant training and experience.
 
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENT
Possession of a valid Florida driver's license at time of appointment.
 
GENERAL INFORMATION
 
Bargaining Unit: Unrepresented
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Financial Disclosure Required: No
Class Spec. Estab./Revised:  E  11/1994   R  04/2011

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