Under direct supervision, performs apprentice level work in one of the skilled trades. Apprentices receive approximately 8000 hours of work process training, handling, installation and maintenance and repair of equipment and facilities. Close supervision is received from an experienced Journeyperson on all work processes in which the apprentice has not demonstrated proficiency and competence. Apprentices receive training and experience which allows them to progress through successive levels of knowledge and skills during the course of their apprenticeship culminating with eligibility for appointment to a journey level job class.
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: Level I - Satisfactory completion of screening process. Level II - Satisfactory completion of 6 months apprentice training in the option or its equivalent experience in physical plant maintenance. Level III - Satisfactory completion of 12 months appr
Ability to read, understand and carry out oral and written instructions; to perform basic mathematics including area, volume, weights and the practical application of fractions; to learn to diagnose and solve problems, repair and construct equipment and facilities; to operate and maintain tools and equipment of the trades; to operate personal computers and related software; to work in, around, over and under fixed equipment and machinery; to work from lifts, ladders, and scaffolding; to work in hazardous or irritating environments, confined spaces, and adverse weather and temperature conditions; to manipulate heavy equipment, tools, and supplies and/or exert force up to 70lbs.; to wear and work in personal protective equipment.
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:
Applicants must successfully complete a minimum of 104 classroom hours of instruction appropriate to the option. Skill certification by the supervisor is required for each 6-month period. Candidates selected for employment may be subject to medical inquiries and/or medical examination to determine the ability to perform the job. Valid Maryland Non-commercial Class C or equivalent driver's license may also be required.