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Community Colleges of Spokane


PO Box 6000, MS 1001
Spokane, WA 992176000

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Job Category: Construction

Employment: Full Time

Salary: $3,575.00 Monthly



Listing Expires: March 25, 2019

Job Description:

Maintenance Mechanic 1

SALARY: $3,575.00 Monthly

OPENING DATE: 03/08/19

CLOSING DATE: 03/25/19 04:00 PM



Please be aware that this recruitment closes at 4:00 p.m. PST. The application process will not be available after this time. To ensure consideration make sure your application is completed and submitted as soon as possible. Applications will only be accepted prior to 4:00 p.m. on the closing date.

The Community Colleges of Spokane is seeking a highly motivated and qualified individual for the position of Maintenance Mechanic 1 in the Facilities Division.

Under general direction this position assists Journey trades workers in performing semiskilled work in constructing, maintaining, modifying, or repairing buildings, facilities, HVAC systems, utility tunnels, sewer systems, equipment, and etc. This position may work independently in routine maintenance assignments or under the technical direction of a Journey worker.



  • Perform semiskilled work in constructing, maintaining, modifying, or repairing buildings, facilities, utility tunnels, sewer systems and equipment. Initiate layout and job planning on routine maintenance or construction projects; perform minor maintenance and installation to building interiors such as installing shelves, green boards, bulletin boards or white boards. Pick up supplies and equipment at commercial vendors from will call as needed/requested. *
  • Perform general maintenance of all HVAC equipment e.g. change filters and belts; lubricate bearings and motors; clean coils and ducts; fill glycol feeder tanks; log maintenance functions; and perform HVAC equipment inventories. *
  • Trouble shoot door locks and makes minor adjustment to door hardware; make minor repairs to students desks, chairs, tables, or office furniture, maintain and repair roads, ramps, sidewalks, parking lots, parking blocks, street signs, utility systems, and gutters; perform semiskilled maintenance and construction work on gas, water and sewer systems; check for proper operation of campus security and site lighting systems and identify deficiencies. *
  • Assist electricians in responding to building interior problems by troubleshooting power outages and resetting circuit breakers and switches and determining if light bulbs are burned out or is ballast is defective; troubleshoot plumbing problems and perform minor support such as plunging or unclogging drains, washer replacements, and stem replacements; assist control technician in responding to heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) problems and evaluate to determine cause and reset system if applicable; assist carpenter in responding to building roof leaks and temporarily repair is applicable; assist in pressuring and adjusting sprinkler systems and checking for winter damage, assist in repairing irrigation systems valves; vacuum breakers and time clocks. *
  • Clean, service, adjust and store tools and equipment. *
  • Operate motorized equipment such as automobiles, light trucks, small tractors, front-end loaders, dump trucks, forklifts, trenchers, trailers, and snow removal equipment. *
  • May set up and reset rooms/areas for special functions or events; load and unload trucks, move and assemble furniture and equipment.
  • Maintain campus grounds by removing litter, debris, snow and ice around building entrances, sidewalks, parking lots and streets, and dumpsters; clean sidewalks, streets and parking lots.
  • Assist as needed to mow lawns and maintaining grounds by digging ditches, pulling weeds or using weed trimmers, seeding, irrigating, aerating, planting, pruning, spraying herbicides, and fertilizing; sweep and clean the athletics track and fields; install paper and product dispensers in restrooms and service, perform custodial functions such as mopping, sanitizing, and emptying trash cans to support academic operations or event functions.
  • Support and advance the CCS strategic plan, and perform other duties as assigned. *

'*' Indicates this is an "essential duty"




  • Ability to assess building repair issues and explain issues/concerns.
  • Knowledge of HVAC systems.
  • Knowledge of chemicals and Safety Data Sheets (SDS).
  • Able to read and interpret instructions on SDS.
  • Ability to work individually and as a member of a team.
  • Ability to communicate in English.
  • Acceptance of the responsibility to promote the welfare and best interests of students at all times.
  • A demonstrable understanding and acceptance of the mission, values, goals and objectives of CCS.
  • The ability to perform assigned duties in a manner consistent with applicable laws, regulations and goals of the institution, community and technical college system.
  • Demonstrated commitment to fostering and supporting a teaching, learning and working environment that honors diversity, equity and inclusion.




  • Six months full-time related vocational study or training OR six months' applicable work experience.
  • Experience working in higher education or general government.
  • Experience reading building plans.
  • Knowledge of CCS purchasing policies and procedures.

Total compensation is an estimate based upon base compensation, current employer-paid health and related benefit contribution rates and median retirement fund contributions. The actual total will vary depending upon each employee's enrollment choices.

Person hired must be able to provide acceptable documentation of U.S. Citizenship or lawful authorization to work in the United States. This is an absolute condition of employment. An offer of employment will not carry with it any responsibility or obligation on the part of the District to sponsor an H1-B visa. In addition, the Community Colleges of Spokane maintains a drug-free work environment and prohibits all smoking in the college buildings and state-owned vehicles. Must be able to successfully work in and promote a multicultural work and education environment. Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant's suitability and competence to perform in the position.




  • Move up to 50 lbs. frequently and up to 75 lbs. occasionally.
  • Work is equally performed in indoor temperature controlled office environment, and outdoor uncontrolled elements.
  • Work is active in nature.
  • Frequent repetitive hand/wrist motions and finger manipulation.
  • Operates and controls movement of power tools and/or large mechanized, powered and non-powered equipment.
  • Frequent kneeling, stooping, crouching, crawling, climbing and twisting.
  • Enters, crouches, twists, works and climbs in and out of confined spaces.
  • Requires communication ability necessary to understand instructions and recognize hazardous, unsafe or poisonous materials and/or products.
  • Occasional exposure to fumes, dust, odors and/or biohazards.
  • Respiratory equipment used that may require adherence to applicable safety rules and standards.




  • Full-time schedule (12-month, 40-hours a week).
  • 6-month probationary period; may be extended up to 12 months.
  • This position is overtime eligible.
  • Requires local or regional travel. If using personal vehicle proof of driver's license and car insurance required.
  • Valid motor vehicle operator license required.
  • Criminal background check required.
  • This position is designated a bargaining unit position.


To qualify for consideration, applicants must meet required competencies and submit a complete application packet, which includes the following:



  • CCS online application.
  • Cover letter addressing your qualifications as applied to the responsibilities of this position. *
  • Comprehensive resume *
  • Names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three professional references*
  • College transcript(s) if applicable - unofficial/copies of transcripts are acceptable for initial application, official copies must be submitted upon acceptance of job offer

NOTE: All of the above are required to ensure your consideration for this position. The item(s) marked with an asterisk are required attachments to your application prior to submission.

Community Colleges of Spokane does not discriminate in its programs, activities and employment on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, sex, marital status, pregnancy, parental status or families with children, status as a mother breastfeeding her child, AIDS/HIV or hepatitis C, honorably discharged veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, use of trained guide dog or service animal by a person with disability, genetic information or any other legally protected category. Please direct all inquiries regarding compliance with access, equal opportunity and/or grievances to the Chief Administration Officer, Community Colleges of Spokane, 501 N. Riverpoint Blvd., PO Box 6000, MS 1004, Spokane WA 99217-6000 or call 509-434-5037; SCC TTY 509-533-8610/VP 866-948-2811; or SFCC TTY, 533-3838/VP 509-315-2310