Building Maintenance Mechanic, (A242910-4), 204, Administration

City of Laredo, TX | Laredo, TX

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Posted Date 6/28/2024
Description Salary: $16.63 Hourly

Location : Laredo, TX

Job Type: Full-time

Job Number: A242910-4

Department: Health

Division: Administration

Opening Date: 06/28/2024

Closing Date: Continuous

Job Description

Performs minor repairs and maintenance to plumbing, carpentry, electrical, heating, and air conditioning systems in accordance with accepted practices and procedures; performs routine maintenance and janitorial duties; ensures work is in compliance with safety requirements. Assists with other maintenance environmental duties.
Essential Functions/ Job Competencies/ Physical Requirements


The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by employees in this job. Employees may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.

  • Checks, repairs, and installs air-conditioning, refrigerators, and cooling equipment including window units and domestic/ commercial central units.
  • Checks, repairs, and installs electrical and gas water heaters, and gas boilers used in hot water central heating systems; utilizes electrical equipment and hand tools.
  • Repairs and installs plumbing equipment; repairs water lines; unclogs drainage lines.
  • Changes burned out lights and performs minor electrical repair and maintenance; repairs and replaces electrical motors; installs new wiring, conduit pipes, breaker panels, transformers, and control wiring.
  • Decides on the amount of materials needed to perform repair and maintenance work on new projects.
  • Performs minor carpentry repairs; installs doors, and replaces door and window frames, etc.
  • Performs routine maintenance and janitorial duties including cleaning, sweeping, mopping, waxing, and replenishing supplies.
  • Assists Electrician in installing panel breakers, conduit lines, troubleshooting lighting, and outlets.
  • Performs other related work as required.

Knowledge of:

  • Knowledge of the methods and materials used in commercial building cleaning and minor repair.
  • Knowledge of the construction trades such as electrical, plumbing, and carpentry.
  • Knowledge of the methods and materials used in maintaining and repairing light and heavy duty cooling and heating systems and related components.
Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with elected officials, the general public and others.
  • Ability to determine supplies and materials needed before beginning a maintenance or repair project.
  • Ability to perform maintenance and repair work in compliance with accepted practices and procedures and in efficient and timely manner.
  • Ability to maintain a valid Texas Driver License and a good driving record.
  • Ability to project a positive and professional image of the City of Laredo.
  • Ability to comply with all City of Laredo policies and procedure
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to maintain harmonious and effective working relationships with other employees and respond to general public complaints.
  • Ability to maintain good health and physical condition sufficient to permit the full performance of the duties of the position.
  • Ability to perform other duties as assigned.

Physical Effort Requirements
Position will have the following exposures

  • Frequent exposure to unpleasant environmental conditions and/or hazards. Majority of work performed outside or with exposure to risk.
  • Exerting up to 100 pounds of force occasionally, up to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 20 pounds of force constantly having to move objects.
Work Environment Locations
Position will require the employee to work in the following types of work environments

  • Office or similar indoor environment
  • Street environment (near moving traffic)
  • Construction site
  • Confined space
  • Vehicles
  • Warehouse environment
  • Outdoor environment
Position will require the employee to be exposed to the following environmental elements

  • Individuals who are hostile or irate
  • Individuals with known violent backgrounds
  • Communicable diseases
  • Extreme cold (below 32 degrees)
  • Extreme heat (above 100 degrees)
  • Fumes or airborne particles
  • Toxic or caustic chemicals or substances
  • Loud noises (85+ decibels such as heavy trucks, jack hammers, construction)
  • Moving mechanical parts
Position will require the employee to travel

  • Regional travel
  • National travel
  • International travel
  • Local travel
Minimum Qualifications

Required Experience

At least one (1) year of general experience. Experience performing plumbing, painting, electrical, heating and air conditioning repair, and/or maintenance work is preferred.

Proof of TB Test/Screening will be required to be presented prior to employment.
Valid Licenses and Certifications

Required Licenses or Certifications
  • None
Valid Texas Driver License. If applicant holds an out-of-state license, a State of Texas Driver License must be obtained within 6 months of employment.

As part of the minimum requirements for all positions with the City of Laredo, a thorough background check and certified school transcripts will be required from all applicants who are offered employment.

Effective February 24, 1997, all selected applicants are required to undergo a drug and alcohol test prior to employment.

Effective January 7, 2008, all persons in safety-sensitive functions/positions, as per City of Laredo Drug and Alcohol Policy definition, shall be subject to random drug and alcohol testing.

A person with a disability who needs a reasonable accommodation related to a selection process is requested to contact the Human Resources Department at (956) 791-7480 two days prior to the scheduled interview and/or test if applicable.

City of Laredo is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled and Veteran Employer. We welcome differences in the form of gender, race, ethnicity, disability, geography, socioeconomic status, age, politics, religion, philosophy, sexual orientation, or gender identity. All applicants who share this goal are encouraged to apply. Must be able to function in a principle-based organization that has a culture built on character and core values.

The City of Laredo provides a benefit compensation package that includes the following for all Full-time regular employees:
  • 10 days of paid vacation per year
  • 6 1/2 days sick leave per year
  • Pension plan
  • 16 paid Holidays
  • Paid health*
  • Dental plan*
  • Life insurance*
*30 day waiting period

For a full description of our benefits, please visit our website at: under Employee Benefits


Are you a current regular full-time or part-time City of Laredo employee?
  • I am a full-time City of Laredo employee
  • I am a part-time City of Laredo
  • I am not a full-time or part-time City of Laredo employee

What is your highest level of education?
  • Some High School
  • High School Diploma or G.E.D. recognized by the Texas Education Agency or a regional accrediting agency
  • 30 completed college hours (credits) from an accredited college or university
  • 60 completed college hours (credits) from an accredited college or university
  • Associate's Degree from an accredited college or university
  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university
  • Master's Degree from an accredited college or university
  • PhD from an accredited college or university
  • Juris Doctor from an accredited college or university
  • Other Post Graduate Degree from an accredited college or university
  • None of the above

Do you have at least one (1) year of general experience?
  • Yes
  • No

I understand that failure to complete ALL sections of my application, including the "Driver License", "Education", "Work Experience", "Certifications and Licenses" (if applicable), "Agency-Wide Questions", and "Job Specific Supplemental Questions" will result in my application not being processed.
  • I have read and understood the above information.
  • I have read and do not understand the above information. (Please contact the Human Resources Department at (956) 791-7480, for further explanation)
Salary16.63 Hour
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