Trades Technician III (Emergency Services Building)

October 3, 2021
North Charleston, SC
Job Type



All Charleston County Employees, as a condition of employment must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide their vaccination card.

This position plans, supervises and coordinates a wide variety of maintenance, repairs, and special projects within the Charleston County Facilities Department, at the direction of the Trades Technician Supervisor. Typical duties include, but are not limited to, the repair, installation, and maintenance of HVAC systems, plumbing, electrical, painting and carpentry. This position will be expected to assist with administrative duties such as the computer-based work order management system, project management and procurement processes, as well as provide support to building occupants in the absence of the regular supervisor.

HIRING SALARY RANGE: $38,833 - $52,832 (Estimated Annual Salary)


Duties and Responsibilities

Duties Include: assures repairs, replacements and preventive maintenance of all heating/air condition equipment and components. Assures HVAC coils are cleaned as recommended by the manufacturer. Provides surveillance and temperature adjustments of the HVAC system with BMS software (building maintenance system). Repairs and replaces hot water heaters, faucets and water lines, unclogs drains, toilets, sinks and all other plumbing repairs. Performs repairs on electrical fixtures, devices ballast/bulb replacements. Ensures electrical, HVAC, mechanical, wastewater, potable water, plumbing and life safety systems are operational and tested on a routine basis. Assures carpentry work including locks, sheetrock repair, and painting are completed as needed within Facility. Maintains a safe, dry, and cool environment for all employees, and patrons within the Emergency Services Building as required. Assures all work orders are properly documented with labor and materials and are completed in a timely manner. Coordinates with other facility shops and/or contractors to ensure issues are resolved in a timely and cost-effective manner. Communicates the status of all requested work to the department Supervisor or Manager, as required. Ability to work within the County's procurement procedures. Serves as a liaison between the building's occupants, general public, library staff and the Facilities Operations Department.

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications: Position requires a high school diploma (Associates Degree preferred). Five (5) or more years of progressively responsible experience in one or more of the above building trades and a minimum to two years in a commercial building maintenance environment or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Must be able to provide and receive feedback in both written and oral forms. Possess proficient Microsoft Office skills and be able to utilize computer controlled HVAC and lighting systems (BMS). Must possess valid SC Driver's License and pass a SLED background check. Must be able read blueprints, drawings and other detailed work assignments. Must be able to master the Facilities Management Work order accountability system. Must be able to be on call 24/7 on a rotating schedule and available to work various shifts. Be available for and report to work during a declared County emergency. Possess excellent interpersonal and customer service skills. Communicate effectively within varying levels of management and elected officials verbally and in writing. Closing Date/Time: 10/31/2021 11:59 PM Eastern

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