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Buildings and Grounds Technician

Johnson City, TX, US, 78636

Position open until filled

Minimum starting pay for this position is $24.92 per hour or commensurate with experience


Position Summary

This position is responsible for the operation, installation, repair and maintenance of mechanical, electrical, plumbing equipment, furniture systems and machinery in support of the Cooperative’s strategic initiatives.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Ensure working order of mechanical equipment in Cooperative buildings
  • Perform maintenance and repair to the mechanical, plumbing, structural, furniture, life safety and control systems
  • Perform minor electrical repairs, i.e., lighting systems and 120/208 volts
  • Ensure all systems are performing at applicable standards
  • Monitor construction and other work being performed by outside contractors at company facilities
  • Perform routine building and equipment repairs
  • Participate in the fire brigade responding to fire alarms and during fire drills
  • Maintain awareness of potential hazards and report them for corrective action
  • Perform routine duties such as oiling fan motors, changing light bulbs, repairing beds and changing air filters, etc. to ensure the smooth operation of all equipment
  • Assist with Cooperative meetings set up
  • Perform day-to-day maintenance, repairs and execution of work order requests
  • Provide technical direction to other team members
  • Assist other maintenance personnel with complex work orders or when more than one technician is needed to complete a job
  • Evaluate the quality and pricing of maintenance and contracted work
  • Actively participate in the emergency response process
  • Assist management in preparation of the annual budget and capital improvement projects


• Maintain the security of confidential information

• Stay abreast of advances in technology

• Demonstrate regular and prompt attendance

• Performs other related duties as necessary or assigned.


Supervisory and/or Leadership Responsibilities



Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of using computer systems, which may include setting up and using hardware and software programs, entering data or processing information
  • Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer service
  • Knowledge of equipment used in janitorial, grounds keeping or related work
  • Knowledge of maintenance and operation of building automation and fire life safety systems
  • Knowledge of low voltage 12V and 24V
  • Knowledge of electrical test equipment
  • Knowledge of electrical systems
  • Knowledge of Energy Management Systems
  • Knowledge of Heating Ventilation Air Conditioner (HVAC) controls
  • Skilled in time management
  • Skilled in prioritizing and managing changing priorities
  • Skilled in operating power tools
  • Ability to anticipate, identify, analyze and resolve conflict and problems
  • Ability to understand oral and written instructions
  • Ability to read and understand mechanical and architectural plans
  • Ability to work independently without direct supervision
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing
  • Ability to listen and understand information verbally and in writing


Minimum Qualifications - (Education, Experience, Certification, & Licensing)

  • High School Diploma
  • Five years of experience in commercial facility maintenance including electrical, HVAC, plumbing, generator and UPS equipment
  • Three years of experience managing projects
  • Universal CFC certification within six months of employment
  • Valid Driver’s License


Physical Demands and Work Environment
The physical demands described here 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 qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • The employee may be required to stand; reach with hands and arms, stoop and kneel
  • The employee may be required to sit or stand for long periods of time
  • The employee may be required to lift, carry, push, pull or move up to 25 pounds
  • The employee may be required to travel
  • Exempt employees receive a fixed bi-weekly salary to compensate them for all hours worked during each pay period
  • This position may be required to work more than 40 hours per week

This description is intended to indicate the kinds of tasks and levels of work difficulty required of the position given this title and shall not be construed as declaring what the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position shall be. It is not intended to limit or in any way modify the right of management to assign, direct and control the work of employees under supervision. The listing of essential duties and responsibilities shall not be held to exclude other duties that may be assigned based on the needs of the Cooperative.




Pedernales Electric Cooperative is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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