Maintenance Specialist II
State of Nebraska

Ashland, Nebraska

On July 1, 2023 the minimum salary for this position will be adjusted upwards by 10%.

Join our team at the Nebraska Military Department composed of an ANG Fire Department, Civil Engineering, Facilities Maintenance, Nebraska Emergency Management Agency, Military Security Force to name a few. We are part of the largest employer for the State of Nebraska.

The State of Nebraska offers excellent benefits, including: 13 paid holidays, generous sick and vacation leave accruals to start out, a retirement plan with a State match of 156%, health, dental, vision and life insurance options ($20K basic life insurance at no cost and the State pays 79% of health insurance monthly premiums), short and long-term disability, dependent and flexible spending accounts, flexible work schedules, telework possibilities, Deferred Compensation Plan, Military Spouse Transition Program, Veterans Preference, Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF) through the Federal government, Leave Donation Programs, Teammate Discount Program, community college benefit for children of state teammates, free parking, job more!
Examples of Work
Completes specialty trade work which may involve plumbing, electrical, HVAC, painting, carpentry, welding, or masonry work.

May serve as a lead worker on major renovation or building projects. Reads, interprets, and works from blueprints and specifications. Estimates costs for projects and ensures applicable codes are addressed and planned for.

Confers with agency personnel and supervisors to discuss project timelines and impact on worker productivity, equipment, or availability. Trains less experienced workers on job practices and procedures of the building and mechanical trades to increase skills and development.

Performs skilled painting, carpentry, plumbing, electrical or welding work in the major renovation and construction of building structures including installation of fixtures, foundations, walls, ceilings, windows, doors, floors, stairways, fire protection, safety/security, and backup systems.

Installs, operates, and maintains building control systems including pneumatic, electric, electronic, and computerized controls and systems. Determines environmental needs which impact heating, cooling, humidity, and air flow by monitoring control centers and building tenant feedback; makes system changes as appropriate.

Monitors, tests, and calibrates heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems including supply, return, exhaust systems, dampers, diffusers, valves, and other air distribution equipment. Inspects, repairs, and replaces air conditioning equipment, chillers, refrigeration units, furnaces, boilers, kitchen appliances, laundry equipment, office equipment, pumps, fan assemblies, thermostats, mowers, automotive and grounds equipment. Conducts water analysis on cooling towers and water lines.

Alters, fabricates, or installs building systems including air ducts, air handling equipment, volume dampers, fire/smoke dampers, diffusers, fume hoods, environmental controls, VAV and CAV boxes, and related air distribution equipment. Lubricates motors and checks for worn belts, noisy bearings, clogged air lines and refrigerant leaks.

Documents and prepares logs and maintenance records of time worked, equipment maintained or repaired, filters changed, or supplies used/needed. Utilizes computer to monitor equipment and environmental status, receive, schedule and document work performed, and record materials used.

Performs start-ups, monitors daily operations, and tests refrigeration equipment operations. Adjusts and maintains pumps, humidifiers, water coolers, valves, cooling towers, coils. Lubricates machinery, flushes, and recharges system with refrigerant, examines equipment for defects, leaks or faulty compressors, determines cause/problem and makes repairs.

Inventories, stocks, and monitors supplies. Researches, orders, and purchases parts for repair projects. Maintains shop area. Reports security problems or hazardous conditions to supervisor.
Qualifications / Requirements
REQUIREMENTS: Associates degree or equivalent vocational education in construction, HVAC, welding, or other maintenance/construction trade and one year of experience in building maintenance or a mechanical trade. Three years of experience may substitute for the education requirement OR an Associate degree or equivalent vocational education in HVAC and one year experience servicing/maintaining/repairing HVAC systems. Experience may substitute for the education requirement on a year for year basis.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge of standard use, maintenance and safety practices associated with hand tools, power tools and light to heavy machinery; building and mechanical trade methods, practices and procedures; occupational hazards and safety precautions followed in building maintenance operations; computer building control systems and software; heating, air conditioning and refrigeration systems and building codes; pneumatic, electrical and digital control systems; fire codes and fire prevention regulations and procedures.

Skill in the use of hand tools, power tools and building maintenance equipment; basic office and computer skills including competency in the use of email, procurement and building system applications; operate, troubleshoot, repair, and maintain HVAC equipment; the processes, regulations and equipment and safety procedures of a specialized trade.

Ability to communicate effectively, understand and follow instructions, read and comprehend blueprints, reference books and equipment manuals; prioritize and multi-task; utilize and maintain hand tools, power tools and grounds and building equipment safely; troubleshoot and identify complex problems, determine materials, personnel and equipment necessary to install, repair and adjust building structures, systems and fixtures; perform manual labor, work in tight spaces, climb ladders and scaffolding to perform work above ground; make accurate estimates of time and materials required for projects; instruct, advise and prioritize the work of others; safely handle and dispose of construction, maintenance and equipment wastes and hazardous materials; troubleshoot and apply trade-specific knowledge to work that is complex or varied.


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