Under general supervision, provides first level administrative and
technical supervision of the general and daily operations of a small
to medium sized mechanical trades unit. Incumbents at this level
typically supervise Trades Chiefs and do not regularly perform trades
1. Plans, organizes, assigns, and reviews the technical maintenance
work and installation services rendered by unskilled,
semi-skilled, and skilled workers assigned to multi trade work
2. Supervises and trains assigned personnel. Performs on-the-job
training and participates in performance management process.
3. Assists in budget projections, budget preparation and
departmental planning for area of responsibility.
4. Recommends and oversees internal operating procedures.
5. Reviews work orders; determines work priority and makes
appropriate personnel assignments; makes recommendations
regarding work that falls outside the scope of the shop and
suggests alternatives for timely and appropriate completion.
6. Ensures adequate supplies, materials, and equipment are
maintained for area(s); initiates and/or prepares documentation
related to purchase transactions; recommends and supervises
vendors; oversees the ordering process.
7. Performs estimates of time, labor, and materials to be used on
assigned projects. Prepares contractual specifications for
construction, renovation, or overhaul work to be done by outside
8. Prepares a variety of special and recurring reports and analyses
reflecting daily operations and project status.
9. Inspects shop and work areas for adherence to safety, sanitary,
and security regulations. Ensures area meets established
10. Inspects completed job assignments for adherence to trade
standards and contract specifications.
11. Troubleshoots problems and performs maintenance repairs.
12. Operates and ensures operational readiness and safety of the
tools and equipment of the trade(s). Repairs and/or directs the
repair of machinery and equipment using hand and power tools,
precision measuring devices and testing instruments.
Note: The intent of this list of primary duties is to provide a
representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities of
this job. Incumbents perform other related duties assigned. Specific
duties and responsibilities may vary based upon departmental needs.
EDUCATION: High School Diploma or GED.
EXPERIENCE: Six years progressively responsible experience in the
trade(s) where assigned to include at least three years in a lead or
Comprehensive knowledge of and skill in the methods and techniques of
the trade where assigned; of the OSHA regulations related to the trade
area. Thorough knowledge of and skill in the practical application of
electronics, hydraulics, and mechanics as used in maintenance work; of
basic mathematics including area, volume, weights and the practical
application of fractions, percentages, ratios and proportions; of the
principles of supervision in the maintenance trades. Skill in the
care and storage of equipment and supplies used in the trade where
assigned; in the use and maintenance of the tools and equipment of the
trade where assigned; in reading, interpreting, and working from
blueprints, schematics, drawings, and specifications. Ability to
communicate effectively both orally and in writing; to supervise and
train skilled and unskilled employees in assigned trade work; to plan
and organize maintenance work; to determine sufficiency of cost
estimates prepared by others; to prepare specifications for tools,
equipment, materials, and supplies; to prepare summaries and reports;
to work in, on, around, over and under fixed equipment and machinery;
to work from ladders and scaffolding; to manipulate heavy equipment,
tools, and supplies and/or exert force up to 70 lbs.; to concurrently
manipulate multiple controls on machinery and equipment; to work in
hazardous or irritating environments, confined spaces, and adverse
weather or temperature conditions; to wear and work in personal
OTHER: Except for qualifications established by law, additional
related experience and formal education in which one has gained the
knowledge, skills, and abilities required for full performance of the
work of the job class may be substituted for the education or
experience requirement on a year-for-year basis with 30 college
credits being equivalent to one year of experience.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Candidates selected for employment may be subject to medical inquiries
and/or medical examinations to determine ability to perform the job.
Valid Maryland Non-commercial Class C or equivalent driver's license
may be required. Employees in this job class may be required to be
trained to work with asbestos. Employees in this job class assigned to
work with equipment containing CFC refrigerants must achieve and
maintain valid certification in accordance with federal law.