SENIOR MAINTENANCE TECH - 400000152, 400001268

Date: Sep 20, 2022

Location: Durham, NC, US, 27701

Company: Durham County

Durham County Government employs approximately 1,900 employees that work towards providing needed services throughout the community. With a wide array of services, Durham County Government is at the heart of a rapidly growing and diverse area offering residents, employees and visitors exciting opportunities to live, work, grow and play. For more information about Durham County Government, visit





General Services

DATE POSTED:         


SEPTEMBER 22, 2022

CLOSING DATE:           


OCTOBER 7, 2022









40001268, 400000152





General Description:


The purpose of this job is to perform responsible advanced skilled work in the maintenance, repair, modification, installation and construction of County facilities and equipment.


This position works under general supervision, independently developing work methods and sequences. 


Duties and Responsibilities:


The functions listed below are those that represent the majority of the time spent working in this position. Management may assign additional functions related to the type of work of the position as necessary.

• Coordinates and reviews work; maintains standards; monitors status of work in progress; inspects completed work assignments; answers questions; gives advice and direction as needed.
• Performs a broad range of skilled trades including carpentry and/or painting, masonry, tiling, flooring and related tasks.
• Participates in the maintenance and repair of buildings, structural components, doors, door frames, windows, floors, ceilings, and walls.
• Identifies problems, determines solutions and/or repair needs and performs necessary work.
• Repairs furniture and bleachers and installs partitions, shelves, doors, windows, floors, ceilings and walls.
• Installs sheetrock and paneling, plaster walls and finishes concrete.
• Updates buildings for new tenants.
• Assists with providing cost estimates for repairs, installations, maintenance and other trades as helper.
• Performs life safety checks of fire extinguishers.
• Orders and transports materials and supplies.

• Installs and repairs rain gutters and ventilators.
• Removes and hauls trash, moves furniture and equipment.
• Performs related work as assigned.


Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:

• General knowledge of the methods, materials, equipment, tools, terminology and safety precautions of building maintenance trades.
• General knowledge of the use and characteristics of common building materials.
• Skilled in the operation of various tools and equipment used in the trade.
• Ability to work from sketches, drawings, plans or specifications.
• Ability to follow oral and written instructions; and maintain records.
• Ability to estimate needed materials and time required for various jobs.
• Ability to rig scaffolds.
• Ability to plan and supervise the work of subordinates.


Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:


Requires High School graduation or GED equivalent supplemented by two (2) years of experience in the repair, construction, or maintenance of equipment and/or facilities; or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.


Physical Demands:


Performs medium work that involves walking, standing, stooping, jumping, lifting, digging, pushing and raising objects and also involves exerting between 20 and 50 pounds of force on a regular and recurring basis and 50 to 100 pounds of force on an occasional basis.


Unavoidable Hazards (Work Environment):


  • Involves routine and frequent exposure to:
  • Bright/dim light; Dusts and pollen.
  • Extreme heat and/or cold; Wet or humid conditions.
  • Extreme noise levels, Animals/wildlife.
  • Vibration; Fumes and/or noxious odors.
  • Traffic; Moving machinery.


Special Certifications and Licenses:


Must possess and maintain a valid North Carolina Driver's License with an acceptable driving record.  A North Carolina CDL class B Driver’s License, is preferred.


Americans with Disabilities Act Compliance:


Durham County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  ADA requires Durham County to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified persons with disabilities. Prospective and current employees are encouraged to discuss ADA accommodations with management.


Durham County Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Nearest Major Market: Durham
Nearest Secondary Market: Raleigh