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Facilities Lead

Graham Fire & Rescue - Pierce County Fire Protection District 21   Graham, WA   Full-time     Maintenance
Posted on September 20, 2022

Facilities Lead

This position is highly skilled, technical, and complex maintenance, repair, and construction work for the Graham Fire & Rescue, Logistics Division. This position is responsible for performing trades work and lead level work for areas such as carpentry, electrical, HVAC, plumbing, masonry, or related trade areas. Work involves project planning, cost estimating, coordinating project priority, and ensuring work quality meets standards and code requirements. Work is performed under the general supervision of the Assistant Chief of Logistics and is reviewed for thoroughness, timeliness, and conformance with instruction
and trade standards.  The Facilities Lead is a full-time, FLSA non-exempt, non-represented position.

Essential Duties

  • Perform duties in skilled building maintenance activities associated with a variety of trades. Plan and coordinate with outside vendors for repairs, maintenance, and improvements.
  • Responsible for development and completion of projects in assigned areas of budget. Monitor expenditures from assigned budget areas. Work with Assistant Chief of Logistics to develop budget needs.
  • Plan, organize, and prioritize various maintenance, repair, and construction projects in conjunction with approval from Assistant Chief of Logistics for District assignments. Prepare and submit periodic reports to the Assistant Chief of Logistics.
  • Keep Assistant Chief of Logistics informed about District project status on a continual basis.
  • Assess work assignments in various stages of completion.
  • Communicate proactively with co-workers, management, and clients about project and work status.
  • Demonstrate and perform proactive facility care and maintenance. Assist with preventive maintenance schedules for capital facilities, and equipment replacement for all District facilities.
  • Develop and evaluate the status of facilities and associated equipment schedules.
  • Perform journey-level experience in one craft area with general knowledge in other craft areas including, but not limited to Carpentry, Electrical, Plumbing, Painting, Welding, Masonry, and HVAC. Conduct various analyses and inspections of heating, cooling, air handling, lighting, plumbing and other building systems to determine the most cost-effective means of maintenance, repair or replacement.
  • May repair and maintain machinery and mechanical equipment in accordance with diagrams, sketches, operating manuals, and manufacturer's specifications, using hand and power tools and precision-measuring and testing instruments.
  • Read blueprints/schematics. Use and operate all shop equipment and hand/power tools.
  • Ensure project assignments conform to standards and code requirements.
  • Determine materials, supplies, cost estimates for projects, and order supplies and materials.

Candidate Attributes

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities required for success:

  • Thorough knowledge of applicable safety rules and regulations. (OSHA, WISHA, Department of L&I.)
  • Commitment to the mission of the District and development of a vision that embraces the trust and support of the District and the community.
  • Clear and unequivocal commitment to cultural diversity as a core value, both personally and organizationally.
  • Knowledge of statutes, laws and regulations relative to Fire Districts and/or the ability to acquire them.
  • Responsible for administration of contracts and/or Interlocal agreements by and between the Fire District and outside agencies.

Candidates shall have demonstrated ability and skill to effectively:

  •  Ensure project assignments conform to standards and code requirements.
  • Lead and direct forces under stressful and hazardous conditions.
  • Perform highly skilled trades maintenance, repair, construction work and perform routine inspections.
  • Plan projects, estimate costs and materials necessary to complete assignments, plan and lay out projects, prioritize work, ensure compliance with codes and standards, and oversee assignments through project completion.
  • Provide direction, assistance, training, and monitor work of other maintenance staff assigned to specific projects.
  • Work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Carry out assignments in a timely manner that fulfills the mission and needs of the District.
  • Design and install building-related systems. Respond to non-routine situations such as fire system sprinkler failures, facility alarms and power outages.
  • Work with outside clients or vendors on property acquisitions, sales and obtain bids from vendors for materials, equipment and services.

Qualifications

The ideal candidate for this position will possess:

  • High school diploma or GED.
  • Three or more years of journey-level work experience in one or more of the building, mechanical, electrical, carpentry, plumbing, construction, or related trade areas and provide adequate documentation of such as required.
  • Additional training or experience may substitute for the recruitment requirements.

Special Requirements

  • Must have a valid Washington State driver's license and a driving record acceptable to the District's insurance carrier standard.
  • Must be at least 18 years old.
  • Must be able to read and write the English language.
  • May be subject to on-call availability; and, at discretion of supervisor, incumbent may work varied shifts.
  • Candidate must be able to pass extensive preemployment background check process.
  • Must successfully pass 12-month probationary period.

Benefits

  • PERS 2 or 3 retirement-eligible position
  • 100% employer-paid health insurance premiums
  • Employer-paid deferred compensation contributions
  • Employer-paid HRA VEBA plan contributions
  • Health & Wellness Incentive
  • Sick, holiday and vacation leave
  • Longevity pay
  • Tuition Reimbursement

Pierce County Fire District #21 – Facilities Lead
Base Pay Range: $ 97,760.00 -108,160.00 annually
Starting wage is dependent upon experience and qualifications. The District also includes an excellent benefits package with several employer-paid benefits.