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Maintenance Technician

Facilities – Lake Charles, Louisiana
Department Facilities
Employment Type Full time
Minimum Experience Experienced
Compensation $12.72/hour












Responsible for the prompt repair and ongoing maintenance of facilities, equipment, and company vehicles.  Identifies, monitors and troubleshoots problems.  Keeps records of work performed and completes maintenance history logs.  Controls and accounts for equipment.  Assures operation of safe and functionally sound equipment.  Maintains grounds and clears parking lots.  Maintains and orders supplies, and parts as needed.



1. Assumes responsibility for maintaining equipment, facilities and vehicle maintenance functions.

a. Maintains and repairs production equipment as needed.

b. Monitors equipment and performs troubleshooting for problems and breakdowns.

c. Maintains and repairs facilities including basic plumbing and electrical systems.

d. Maintains grounds, parking lots, and driveways.  

e. Provides recommendations to repair or replace poorly functioning equipment.  

f. Repairs and maintains equipment in accordance with established standards, policies, and procedures.  

g. Efficiently prioritizes repair schedule to ensure an uninterrupted production schedule.

h. Conducts regular facilities inspections.

i. Performs all maintenance tasks in a safe manner. 


2. Assumes responsibility for completion of related maintenance recordkeeping.

a. Keeps records of all work performed and updates maintenance history logs.

b. Controls and accounts for equipment entering or leaving the building.

c. Assists in developing a preventive maintenance schedule.

d. Completes other related paperwork and records as assigned.


3. Assumes responsibility for establishing and maintaining professional working relations and effective communication and coordination with Library staff and with management.

a. Promotes Library’s Core Values (Service, Community, Respect, Adaptability, Ethics & Integrity, and Teamwork) by modeling these values in all daily activities. 

b. Works efficiently both individually and with a team to support the library’s mission and core values.

c. Communicates effectively using a variety of methods. 

d. Develops and maintains effective relations with co-workers.

e. Provides information and assistance as needed.  

f. Keeps management informed of area activities and reports major concerns or significant problems. Communicates regularly with supervisor to ensure that repairs and maintenance needs are met and efficiently coordinated.

g. Attends meetings as required.


4. Assumes responsibility for engaging in learning and development activities.

a. Continuously improves job skills through participation in various learning and training opportunities. 

b. Develops and enhances computer and technology skills necessary for effective communication and job function.

c. Stays knowledgeable and informed about our library services, resources, activities, policies and procedures. 


5. Assumes responsibility for related duties as required or assigned.

a. Assists in moving materials, supplies, and equipment as needed.

b. Performs building maintenance functions as needed.

c. Ensures work area is clean, secure and well maintained.




1. Appropriate level of work output and efficiency is maintained. Tasks are completed in a timely manner. 

2. Maintenance and mechanical problems are promptly identified and resolved with minimal disruption to Library schedules.

3. Preventive maintenance is performed according to schedule.

4. Accurate records and logs are maintained.  Equipment is appropriately controlled and accounted for.

5. Maintenance and repair functions are effectively completed in accordance with established quality and safety standards and Library policies.

6. Good communication and coordination is maintained with maintenance and warehouse personnel and management.  Assistance and support are provided as needed.  Management is appropriately informed.



EDUCATION/CERTIFICATION: High school graduate or equivalent.  

At least one year of related mechanical and electronics training preferred.

Valid Driver’s License.


REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE: Able to read and understand blueprints and technical reference manuals.

Understanding of equipment operation and maintenance procedures.


EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: Two years of on-the-job experience with electronics and mechanical equipment.

Machining and fabrication experience helpful.


SKILLS/ABILITIES: Excellent mechanical aptitude.

Ability to work well independently.

Able to cooperate and communicate well with others.

Well organized and attentive to detail.

Good typing and basic computer skills.

Able to use various hand tools.



Positions in this class typically require: walking, standing, sitting, bending, stretching, reaching, stooping, twisting, climbing, kneeling, lifting, talking, hearing, seeing, and repetitive motions. 

Medium Work: Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. 

The physical requirements described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 



While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts; outside weather conditions; risk of electrical shock; and vibration. The employee is frequently exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, extreme cold, and extreme heat. 

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. 

Frequent local travel.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 



Job descriptions assist organizations in ensuring that the hiring process is fairly administered and that qualified employees are selected.  They are also essential to an effective appraisal system and related promotion, transfer, layoff, and termination decisions.  Well constructed job descriptions are an integral part of any effective compensation system.  

All descriptions have been reviewed to ensure that only essential functions and basic duties have been included.  Peripheral tasks, only incidentally related to each position, have been excluded.  Requirements, skills, and abilities included have been determined to be the minimal standards required to successfully perform the positions.  In no instance, however, should the duties, responsibilities, and requirements delineated be interpreted as all inclusive.  Additional functions and requirements may be assigned by supervisors as deemed appropriate.  

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, it is possible that requirements may be modified to reasonably accommodate disabled individuals.  However, no accommodations will be made which may pose serious health or safety risks to the employee or others or which impose undue hardships on the organization.

Job descriptions are not intended as and do not create employment contracts.  The organization maintains its status as an at-will employer.  Employees can be terminated for any reason not prohibited by law.


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    Lake Charles, Louisiana
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