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2 - 5 years
Education level:
Bachelor's Degree

Maintenance Worker III (Department Only)

Posting Title Maintenance Worker III (Department Only) Job Requisition Number AE501803 Position Number 100409 Job Type Full-Time Division Name Facilities Management Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from an accredited high school or equivalent, plus three (3) years of building maintenance and construction work, including heating, cooling, electrical, and plumbing systems.

Relevant work experience may substitute for the education up to the maximum of four (4) years.
Licenses or Certifications:
Texas Class "C" Operator's License.

Physical Requirements:
Moderate. Tasks involve bending, lifting, walking, carrying, or using a force equal to lifting up to fifty (50) pounds

Notes to Applicants

The Austin Energy (AE) Maintenance Worker III position works alongside with the Facility Service Specialist in handling building maintenance at the Town Lake Center and all other AE locations as required to support the 24/7-hour Utility operations. The Maintenance Worker conducts building inspections interiorly and exteriorly every morning for needed repairs and maintenance in order to provide a safe and healthy environment for all employees and visitors.

The Maintenance Worker III handles a wide variety of building maintenance job functions to include, but not limited to the following:

  • Assists with facility maintenance ticket request for AE buildings
  • Performs internal and external building maintenance, repairs and upgrades related to minor construction, electrical and plumbing

  • Assists in various types of safety building inspections (ex. building, plumbing, fire and alarm inspections)

  • Responds to temperature change requests and submits operational requests for elevated HVAC work

  • Performs personnel moves throughout AE buildings

  • Interprets and understands blue prints to perform facility and property maintenance work

    This position is physically demanding and requires daily year around outdoor activities during extreme hot and inclement weather. Extensive and frequent walking, sitting, standing, kneeling, squatting, bending, twisting upper body, pushing, pulling, climbing ladders and stairs is required to perform essential job functions. Finger and manual dexterity is required to frequently operating vehicles, power tools and equipment. Job duties also include lifting heavy equipment and a variety of building materials. Building materials may include wood and modular furniture, metal cabinets, heavy doors, heavy equipment and all types and sizes of sand bags and boxes.

    This position is categorized as Essential Personnel, who are required to work during emergencies and bad weather to support operations. Weekend and holiday work is occasionally required due to bad weather events and various disasters. Additional weekly work hours may be required to support operations. Hours and days off are subject to change to address business needs.


    The City of Austin employment application is an official document; incomplete applications will not be considered. Please be sure that your application is a reflection of your entire work history. A detailed and complete employment application is required to help us better evaluate your qualifications and will be used to determine salary if you are selected for this position. Describe your specific experience for each position. Include all job duties, responsibilities, and employment dates. Any gaps in employment must have an explanation and dates of unemployment. Please be sure that your application is a reflection of your entire work history.

    Resumes will not be accepted. Statements such as “see resume” will not be accepted. You may use “N/A” for fields that are not applicable. Starting salary will be based on overall relevant experience from your employment application. Supplemental information or changes to your application will not be accepted after the job posting closes.

    The responses to the supplemental questions must reference the employment history listed in the employment history section. Once the requisition has closed, the application cannot be changed to update work history, supplemental questions, or any other information.

    We reserve the right to verify high school and college education for the top candidate(s).
    If you have any questions regarding your City of Austin employment application, please use the official website of the City of Austin as reference.
    Military/Veterans must provide a copy of their DD214 verifying honorable discharge, at the time of initial interview to receive military/veteran interview preference.

    The top candidate will be subject to a minimum 10 year criminal history background check.

    This position is classified as NON-EXEMPT.

Pay Range

$16.11 – $19.48


Monday through Friday

8 a.m. to 5 p.m. – 40 Hour Work Week

Additional work hours may be required to support the 24-hour Utility operations which may include evenings, weekends, holidays, inclement weather and emergency closures

Job Close Date
01/21/2019 Type of Posting Departmental Only Department Austin Energy Regular/Temporary Regular Grant Funded or Pooled Position Not Applicable Category Technical Location 721 Barton Springs Road Preferred Qualifications

1. Experience in building maintenance, such as construction and carpentry work, minor electrical and plumbing repairs, reconfiguration of modular systems, basic operation of heating and cooling systems, and ground maintenance.
2. Experience using a variety of hand and power tools.
3. Experience monitoring contractors while on City property.
4. Experience using computers and software applications to communication with employees, management and other City departments.
5. Experience using Maximo or other similar type of ticketing/tracking system.

Duties, Functions and Responsibilities

Essential duties and functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following. Other related duties may be assigned.

  1. Inspects buildings and equipment for needed repairs and maintenance.
  2. Repairs and maintains heating and cooling systems as required. Installs or replaces floors and ceramic tiles. Repairs or replaces electric plugs and cords.
  3. Drives vehicles as needed.
  4. Performs service on pumps, air handlers, cooling towers, etc.
  5. Repacks, changes oil/filters, lubricates, etc.
  6. Operates drills, buffers, grinders, sanders, and various power saws, i.e. radial arm, skill, etc.
  7. Operates acetylene cutting torch, welder, etc.
  8. Performs basic plumbing installations/repairs i.e. install and repair faucets, unclog drains, replace valves, etc.
  9. Performs semi-skilled carpentry work in the construction and repair of walls, ceilings, etc.
  10. Operates forklift.
  11. Reads profiles/blueprints.

Responsibilities- Supervision and/or Leadership Exercised:
None Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Must possess required knowledge, skills, abilities and experience and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.

  • Knowledge of equipment, methods, and materials used in routine painting, basic plumbing, and moderate levels of construction.
  • Knowledge of equipment, methods, and materials used in routine carpentry.
  • Knowledge of basic electricity and plumbing.
  • Knowledge of basic heating and cooling system operations.
  • Knowledge of proper safety practices and procedures.
  • Knowledge of the equipment, methods, and materials used in ground maintenance.
  • Skill in oral and written communication.
  • Skill in handling multiple tasks and prioritizing.
  • Skill in planning and organizing.
  • Ability to operate power tools and mechanical equipment..
  • Ability to read blueprints.
  • Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with other City employees and the public.
Criminal Background Investigation This position has been approved for a Criminal Background Investigation. EEO/ADA

City of Austin is committed to compliance with the American Disabilities Act. If you require reasonable accommodation during the application process or have a question regarding an essential job function, please call (512) 974-3210 or TTY (512) 974-2445.

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