Bluffton Township Fire District

Okatie , SC
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Facility Maintenance Technician

Bluffton Township Fire District
Okatie, SC Full time
Posted on February 28, 2018

Position Title: Facility Maintenance Technician

Summary Description:

Under direction of the Battalion Chief of Maintenance, maintains and repairs District buildings and facilities; oversees and evaluates the work of contractors; and performs a variety of tasks relative to the assigned area of responsibility. This is a broad classification with individual positions assigned to specific functional areas; duties and assignments may overlap depending on the operational needs of the department and staffing levels. I

Essential Duties:

The following duties are typical for this classification.

Incumbents may not perform all of the listed duties and/or may be required to perform additional or different duties from those set forth below to address business needs and changing business practices.

  • Acts as primary contact for all District personnel for any facility issues (climate control, odors, smoke, spills, damage, emergencies and repairs.) Monitors contractor performance and works closely with outside vendors and contractors to ensure work is completed according to specifications.
  • May act as the project coordinator for all size projects including large scale repair and new facility construction projects. Perform electrical, plumbing, carpentry, locksmithing and painting work to maintain municipal buildings.
  • Assists with maintaining building security and immediately responds to building emergencies on a 24-hour basis.
  • Assists the Battalion Chief of Maintenance in preparing annual maintenance budget. Move and relocate office furniture; make adjustments to desks, chairs and files.
  • Oversee roof maintenance program; inspect condition of roofs; clean roof gutters and drains.
  • Repair locking systems on doors, files, cabinets and lockers.
  • Solicits bids and quotes from vendors.
  • Oversee building maintenance contract and service work; process and contract out repair requests.
  • Travel from site to site; inspect facilities, buildings and grounds for routine maintenance; prioritize repairs and renovations.
  • Ensure facilities and buildings are in compliance with Americans with Disabilities Act and other federal guidelines and safety regulations.
  • Participate in the preparation of the building maintenance budget; monitor budget expenditures.
  • Requisition building maintenance supplies, material and equipment; monitor inventory; load and unload supplies.
  • Collect and transport hazardous waste including batteries and fluorescent tubes.
  • Prepare cost estimates for maintenance activities; maintain maintenance records and files.
  • Load and deliver tables and chairs to special events.
  • Respond to public inquiries in a courteous manner; provide information within the area of assignment; resolve complaints in an efficient and timely manner.
  • Run errands as needed.
  • Perform related duties as required.


The following generally describes the knowledge and ability required to enter the job and/or be learned within a short period of time in order to successfully perform the assigned duties.

Knowledge of:

  • Methods and principles of general building maintenance.
  • Principles of carpentry, plumbing, painting, and electrical work. Principles of heating, ventilation and cooling systems.
  • Principles and practices of contract administration.
  • Locksmithing and building locking and security systems. Occupational hazards and standard safety practices. English usage, spelling, grammar and punctuation.
  • Basic mathematical principles. Federal, state and local laws, codes and regulations related to areas of assignment.

Ability to:

  • Schedule preventative maintenance services.
  • Operate a variety of hand and power equipment in a safe and effective manner.
  • Read and interpret blueprints and plans.
  • Monitor and evaluate the work of contractors.
  • Work independently in the absence of supervision. Understand and follow oral and written instructions.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.


Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade supplemented by specialized training in the building trades or a related field.


Three years of increasingly responsible general facilities maintenance experience.

License or Certificate:

  • Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid driver's license. Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid refrigerant transition and recovery certification.
  • The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.


Travel from site to site; work with machinery; work at heights; work in confined spaces; exposure to electrical energy, noise, dust, grease, smoke, fumes.


Sufficient physical ability to perform moderate or light lifting and carrying; walking or standing for prolonged periods of time; bending, stooping, kneeling, climbing ladders, crawling; operating motorized equipment and vehicles.


See in the normal visual range with or without correction; vision sufficient to read computer screens and printed documents.


Hear in the normal audio range with or without correction.

Salary Range $40,000.00 - $65,000.00

Competitive Benefits Package includes Health/Dental/Vision Insurance, Life Insurance, South Carolina Retirement System Pension.

Bluffton Township Fire District provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Bluffton Township Fire District complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

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