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Maintenance Technician - Sheriff's Office

DEPARTMENT:    Sheriff Department    

DIVISION:             Buildings and Grounds           

GRADE:                23                                                                   



Performs maintenance (mechanical, plumbing, electrical) of the Box Elder County Public Safety Building. 




Works under general supervision of Jail Commander and/or Chief Deputy.








  • Responsible for servicing and maintenance of Heating and  refrigeration systems; installs, maintains, and/or repairs pneumatic controls, boilers, water heaters, appliances, locks, and related mechanical devices for the Box Elder County Public Safety Facility.  Will develop, service and maintain a preventative maintenance schedule for all systems.


  • Performs a variety of maintenance services such as plumbing, i.e. repairs faucets, unstops clogged lines, cuts and repairs pipes and performs other plumbing and steam fitting work; water, gas, electrical i.e. installs or repairs wiring systems, light fixtures, outlets, bulbs, and fuses, etc; carpentry, painting, plastering and sheetrock, refinishing and similar type work.  Does maintenance of equipment and standby generators.


  • Responsible for servicing and maintenance of electronic security and mechanical systems in the Box Elder County Correctional Facility.  Will develop, service and maintain a preventative maintenance schedule for the electronic security systems.


  • Welds, brazes, solders, and cuts material using oxy-acetylene and electric welding equipment to repair existing structures or to construct new facilities.


  • Reads, interprets and works from sketches, diagrams, and blueprints; maintains an inventory of commonly used materials, supplies and parts.


  • Prepares requisitions for supplies and equipment for use in repair or replacement of the public safety facility with supervisor approval.  Keeps records on maintenance and repairs by area and cost. 


  • May work with an officer and one (1) or more inmate workers, if assigned; outlines tasks to be accomplished and materials, supplies and parts required.


  • Is on call for emergencies.


  • Performs other duties as assigned.




l.   Education and Experience:


  1. Graduation from high school or technical school.  At least four years experience in any related construction trades (plumbing, mechanical, electrical).      




  1. Any equivalent combination of education and experience.


II.   Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:


Knowledge of boilers, compressors, generators and associated machinery as well as the various mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems.  Ability to read and interpret blue prints. Knowledge of safety regulations common to building maintenance; record-keeping and cost estimating and/or the ability to obtain said knowledge.


Ability to establish effective working relationships with employees and other agencies.  Ability to be a self starter and work independently with minimal supervision; to perform moderately strenuous manual labor for extended periods of time.





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. 


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls and reach with hands and arms.  The employee frequently is required to stand and talk or hear.  The employee is occasionally required to walk; sit; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.  Employee must be able to use ladders to reach high places.


The employee is expected to lift and/or move more at least 100 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception.


Employee must be flexible enough to access work in small confined spaces such as plumbing chases, attic spaces, pits and inside large equipment.




The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. 


The employee frequently works near moving mechanical parts and is frequently exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, loud noises and vibration. 


The employee occasionally works in high, precarious places and is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, and risk of electrical shock.


The employee works in close proximity or in direct contact with prisoners.





Must have valid Utah Driver's License.

Must be adaptable to changing work hours as some tasks may require consideration of jail operations.

May be required for evening, holiday, or weekend emergencies.

Must be bondable.

Must be able to pass pre-employment drug and criminal background test.




Formal application.  Reference check.  Final interview with hiring authority.