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Facilities Technician III

at Thurston County

Posted: 11/21/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 2515684
Keywords: repair

Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Summary of Duties

Thurston County is seeking a qualified individual for the position of Facilities Technician III within the Facilities Services Division.
The Facilities Technician III is a senior level position, responsible for maintaining and repairing County buildings and equipment and ensuring work performed meets code requirements and County guidelines. We are looking for an experienced technician with hands-on experience maintaining and repairing a variety of building systems such as electrical, HVAC, plumbing, electronic controls, fire alarms, security systems, lighting, irrigation and related systems.  The preferred candidate will have experience acting in a lead capacity, meeting with customers, vendors and project managers, writing technical reports, evaluating code or other safety concerns, and reading blueprints or other building drawings.
Essential Function include but are not limited to:
  • Identifying, troubleshooting, and diagnosing problems with building systems and components which may include boiler system, electrical, electro­ mechanical, electronic, and pneumatic control systems/components, fire alarm, heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC), and security systems.
  • Acting in a lead capacity directing work of Maintenance Technicians, providing input and recommendations regarding employment decisions and performance evaluations.
  • Setting and adjusting parameters within computer software systems which may control fire monitoring, DDC, or security systems.
  • Performing and assigning preventive maintenance, periodic confidence testing and repairs on major pieces of equipment as assigned through an electronic work order program.
  • Performing activities as an electrician, electronics or HVAC specialist and participating in meetings with vendors, customers, engineers, architects and user department representatives, estimating costs, evaluating code, safety and long and short term affects of the planned projects.
  • Laying out, repairing, testing, installing and modifying HVAC, electrical and electronic components of building systems and equipment. Reading, sketching and interpreting complex circuitry and other blueprints and drawings.
  • Performing preventive maintenance and repairs on major pieces of equipment, including: diesel/generators, air compressors, air handler units, fans, pumps, rotary screw chillers, water heaters, heat recovery systems, heat exchangers, heat pumps, gas furnaces, and refrigeration equipment.
  • Assuring adherence to safety rules, regulations, procedures, and precautions while involved in work tasks.

This position will be posted until filled with first review of applications December 3, 2019.

Working Conditions:
Work is typically performed in a variety of locations including high security areas such as detention facilities, on rooftops and use a variety of equipment including hand and power tools, ladders, and work in confined areas.  Facilities Technicians regularly lift 75 pounds and are required to bend, stoop, crouch, push, pull, and reach above shoulders as assigned.  Work is performed both indoors and outdoors in all of weather and temperature, and is exposed to loud noise, smoke and vapors.  


  • High school diploma or GED and completion of vocational training program(s) in a building maintenance field.
  • Must have trade certification or license in electrical systems, mechanical equipment and controls or other related building maintenance trade, with advanced knowledge of associated codes and regulations.
  • Three (3) years experience in building equipment/systems maintenance and operation which includes:
    • one (1) year of hands-on experience in controls, and;
    • two (2) years of hands-on experience with major mechanical equipment and electrical repairs.
  • Current Washington State Driver's License or have requested and obtained and appropriate accommodation.

Desired Skills

  • One (1) year experience directing the work of individuals performing facilities projects.
  • Experience using testing and measurement equipment which may include data logger with computer reporting, multi-meter, amp clamp and infrared camera.
  • Knowledge of the materials, methods, tools, and equipment used in building mechanical maintenance and repair work, and in the maintenance of plumbing back flow, heating, air conditioning, and electrical systems.

Other Position Related Information

Contact Person: Jettie Silva-Chojnowski, Administrative Services Manager, (360) 754-2948

This position is:
- Represented by a Union
- Eligible for benefits
- Eligible for overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
- Contingent upon passing a security background investigation

Items required for consideration:
- Application