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City of Reno, NV Maintenance Technician in Reno, Nevada

Maintenance Technician


Class Title

Maintenance Technician

Class Code



$55,754.50 - $78,502.81 Annually

  • Definition

  • Benefits

Classification Description Summary

Under direction, performs a variety of advanced skilled trade and maintenance functions including new construction and remodeling of City structures utilizing plumbing, carpentry, electrical, painting, and HVAC skills; operates a variety of hand, power and shop tools; and performs a variety of technical tasks relative to assigned area of responsibility.

Essential Functions

The following duties are typical for this classification. Incumbents may not perform all of the listed duties and/or may be required to perform additional or different duties from those set forth below to address business needs and changing business practices.

Perform a variety of skilled trade and maintenance functions including plumbing, carpentry, electrical, painting and HVAC duties in the maintenance of City facilities, buildings, grounds, equipment, signs and machinery.

Inspect assigned facilities or buildings for needed repairs or maintenance including burned out light bulbs, leaking faucets and vandalism; receive requests for maintenance and repair from City staff; perform preventive maintenance on assigned buildings and facilities.

Maintain assigned downtown facilities and grounds including the Riverwalk; monitor water levels and water balance; check pumps and clean filters; program computer to operate the fountain as required.

Install new electrical circuits for lighting purposes; repair or replace broken switches, outlets, ballasts, circuit breakers, relays, switches and thermostats.

Troubleshoot, repair, and maintain all mechanical components and machinery including air conditioning, heating, plumbing, electrical systems, compressors, boilers, pumps, swimming pool machinery and filtration systems and auxiliary generating systems; repair or replace pumps, motors, belts and fan bearings necessary for proper operation.

Troubleshoot, repair, replace and relocate all electric, electronic and pneumatic controllers for individual heating and cooling zones; balance air supply levels for individual zones and the percentage of outside and return air.

Perform a variety of carpentry and cabinet making functions; fabricate counters, furniture and cabinets; remodel existing structures and erect walls.

Repair, replace and install locks in City buildings; cut duplicate keys; repin and master pin locks and lock systems; repair and encode combination locks.

Paint interior and exterior of City buildings and facilities including desks, chairs, tables and filing cabinets; operate and maintain a variety of painting tools and equipment including spray guns, compressors and nozzles; tape and texture; safely mix paints and other chemicals according to established guidelines.

Fabricate, construct, install and retrofit various devices including handrails, service trucks, pressure washers, trucks and trailers; bolt, rivet, weld and screw parts to assemble structural and functional components.

Perform routine and emergency repairs and preventive maintenance on sewer lift stations; change or repair filters, sump pumps, dehumidifiers, vent fans, lighting buffers, bubbler systems, fences, ceramic seals, valves, motors and electrical and plumbing systems.

Maintain telemetry system including antennae, electrical conduit, remote transmitter units, power box, dry contracts and switching boxes; maintain air monitoring meters for confined space entry activities.

Perform various plumbing duties; remove and replace sink, toilet and fountain fixtures; repair leaky pipes and lines; replace faulty valves, control devices and filters.

Repair doors, windows, door closers, sheet rock and flooring; repair and perform preventive maintenance on existing roofs.

Inspect, repair, and maintain playground and exercise equipment and structures; replace broken or worn out swing seats, chains, "S" hooks, springs, bearings, bolts, nuts, wood, gates and fences.

Oversee assigned projects including planning and scheduling work.

Operate a variety of machinery and equipment used in the construction and maintenance of assigned facilities including, but not limited to, tractors, backhoe, forklift, bulldozer, cranes, snow plow and gas and electrical welding equipment.

Read and interpret a variety of blue prints, schematics, plans and specifications; ensure work duties adhere to established policies and procedures.

Respond to public inquiries in a courteous manner; provide information within the area of assignment; resolve complaints in an efficient and timely manner.

Estimate time, materials and equipment required for jobs assigned; requisition materials as required.

Perform related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications

The following generally describes the knowledge and ability required to enter the job and/or be learned within a short period of time in order to successfully perform the assigned duties.

Knowledge of:

Principles and applications of a variety of skilled trades.

Methods and techniques of building and facility maintenance and repair.

Methods and techniques of sewer lift station maintenance and repair.

Operational characteristics of air conditioning, heating, plumbing and electrical systems.

Theories and applications of refrigeration and air conditioning.

Principles and practices of welding and fabrication.

Operational characteristics of a variety of maintenance and construction equipment and hand and power tools.

Occupational hazards and standard safety practices.

Pertinent federal, state and local laws, codes and regulations.

Ability to:

Perform advanced carpentry, plumbing, HVAC, painting, and electrical maintenance functions in the course of assigned work.

Read and interpret a variety of blue prints, schematics, plans and specifications.

Troubleshoot, repair, replace and relocate electric, electronic and pneumatic controllers.

Troubleshoot and repair all mechanical components of heating, ventilation and air conditioning equipment.

Inspect assigned facilities or buildings for needed repairs or maintenance.

Perform mechanical maintenance and repair work on a variety of machinery and equipment.

Interpret and apply federal, state and local policies, laws and regulations.

Work in a team based environment to achieve common goals.

Coordinate multiple projects and complex tasks simultaneously.

Meet the physical requirements to safely and effectively perform the assigned duties.

Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.

Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Education and Experience Guidelines - Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:


Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade supplemented by specialized training in assigned skilled trade(s) or a related field.


Four years of increasingly responsible maintenance experience that includes two years of demonstrated journey level experience in assigned skilled trade.

License or Certificate:

Possession of an appropriate, valid driver's license.

Possession of an EPA certificate may be required by some positions.

Supplemental Information


The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.

Environment: Work is performed in both indoor and outdoor field environments; travel from site to site; work at heights on scaffolding and ladders; exposure to noise, dust, grease, smoke, fumes, noxious odors, potentially hazardous chemicals, gases, and all types of weather and temperature conditions; work in or around water; work and/or walk on various types of surfaces including slippery or uneven surfaces and rough terrain.

Physical: Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to walk and stand for prolonged periods of time; frequently stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, crawl, climb, reach, and twist; push, pull, lift, and/or carry moderate to heavy amounts of weights; dexterity of hands and fingers to operate specialized hand and power tools and equipment; operate assigned equipment and vehicles; verbally communicate to exchange information.

Other Requirements

Local 39 Non-Supervisory


Last Update: 8/2019

(Formerly Maintenance Technician II)

JD 11/2018


No state income tax.

Nevada PERS retirement plan. Vesting in 5 years.

No social security participation (1.45 % Medicare deduction required).

City paid medical, dental, and vision insurance coverage for employee. City pays a substantial amount towards dependent coverage.

City paid long term disability insurance and life insurance.

Twelve paid holidays.

Deferred compensation plans 457 and 401(a) available.

Vacation leave accrued at 4 hours per bi-weekly pay period.

Sick leave accrued at 4 hours per bi-weekly pay period.

Credit Union available.


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