JOB: Building Mechanic I or II, Sonoma County Library

Sonoma County Library
Announces an Employment Opportunity

This full-time, benefited position under direct supervision, provides excellent customer service, performs a variety of skilled and semi-skilled work in the inspection, repair and maintenance of library infrastructure, systems and facilities; demonstrates full competence as a tradesperson in at least one (1) skilled trade for Building Mechanic I and at least two (2) skilled trades for Building Mechanic II including electrical, mechanical, plumbing, carpentry, and painting; and performs related work as required.

TYPICAL DUTIES include, but are not limited to:
Performs routine skilled and semi-skilled maintenance, repair, and installation work of the Library’s infrastructure, systems, and facilities, including electrical, mechanical, plumbing, carpentry, painting, air conditioning, heating, masonry, glass, security/emergency safety systems, and other mechanical systems.
Repairs and replaces plumbing fixtures including sinks, toilets, faucets, and pipes; ensures all fixtures remain operational.
Repairs and installs electrical lighting systems and fixtures.
Operates and maintains specialized equipment, hand and power tools related to the construction, maintenance, and repair of Library facilities.
Conducts administrative duties related to facilities management including maintaining accurate logs and records of work completed, processing work order forms, producing cost estimates for repairs and responding to emails regarding facilities maintenance.
Education: Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth (12th) grade.

Experience: Building Mechanic I requires one (1) year of experience in a skilled building and/or construction trade and some experience and familiarity with the other building trades. Building Mechanic II requires three (3) years of increasingly responsible experience in a skilled building and/or construction trade.
Licenses and Certifications: Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid California Driver’s License by time of appointment.
Knowledge of: Principles, practices, tools, and materials for maintaining and repairing assigned Library infrastructure, systems, and facilities, specifically in relation to electrical, mechanical, HVAC, refrigeration, plumbing, carpentry, and painting work.
Ability to: Inspect systems and buildings to detect existing or potential problems, troubleshoot maintenance problems and determine materials and supplies required for repair, and safely and effectively use and operate hand tools and mechanical equipment.
Must possess mobility to use standard office equipment, including a computer; strength, stamina, and mobility to perform medium to heavy physical work, to work in confined spaces and around machines, to climb and descend ladders up to forty (40) feet high, to operate varied hand and power tools and construction equipment; to operate a motor vehicle and to visit various Library sites; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen; and hearing and speech to communicate in person and over the telephone. Finger dexterity is needed to access, enter, and retrieve data using a computer keyboard or calculator and to operate above-mentioned tools and equipment. Positions in this classification bend, stoop, kneel, reach, and climb to perform work and inspect work sites. Employees must possess the ability to lift, carry, push, and pull materials and objects weighing up to one-hundred (100) pounds, or heavier weights with the use of proper equipment.

SALARY RANGES: Building Mechanic I- $24.59 – $30.71/hour plus benefits
Building Mechanic II- $30.70 – $38.36/hour plus benefits

CLOSING DATE: 5:00 p.m., Tuesday, July 16, 2019

APPLICATION PROCESS: Please go to to apply. Applications must be complete and submitted by the final filing date in order to be considered. Resumes will not substitute for a completed application.
The application process may contain one or more of the following steps: a supplemental application, written test(s), skills assessment(s), and/or oral examination(s).

REQUEST FOR ACCOMMODATION: Sonoma County Library will make reasonable accommodations in the recruitment process to accommodate applicants with disabilities. If you are invited to participate in an examination or interview and have a disability for which you require an accommodation, please contact the Human Resources Department at (707) 545-0831 extension 1591 or as soon as possible to make arrangements for your accommodation. Requesting accommodations at least 3 working/business days before the scheduled event will help to ensure availability. For further information regarding disability accommodations provided by the Library and related matters, see the Library’s website at

Employment offers will be contingent upon a successful pre-employment verification/criminal records clearance. Having a criminal record will not necessarily disqualify an applicant from employment.
The eligibility list established from this recruitment may be used to fill future positions as they occur during the active status of the list.

The Sonoma County Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer