Facility Maintenance Technician
This job will be responsible for ground maintenance, mowing and weed control of McDowell County facilities, Greenway
Trails and related properties. Experience in lawn care and maintenance is preferred. This position is full time with a
weekly schedule of Monday – Friday from 7:30 am – 3:30 pm.
Under limited supervision performs a variety of landscaping and maintenance duties in the care and maintenance of
Greenway Trails, parks, landscaped areas and facilities throughout the County. Work involves operating, maintaining and
performing routine repairs on medium to light equipment and using hand tools to trim grass, trees and plants.
Supervises and assigns work duties of workforce inmates and community service personnel assigned to Facility
Maintenance Department for grounds keeping and Facility Maintenance duties. Work schedule and assignments are
coordinated with the Facility Maintenance Supervisor daily.
Performs a variety of landscaping duties to include mowing, edging, fertilizing, mulching, planting, trimming, raking,
pruning, watering, etc. Provides for the general care and maintenance of plants, flowers, grass and trees.
Cleans debris in trail areas, parks, roadside parks, floral displays areas, parking lots and transports to convenience
centers and dumpster sites. Cleans restrooms, picnic shelters and other park facilities.
Performs visual inspection of trails and walkways for hazardous conditions. Maintains assigned vehicles, tools and
equipment used in maintenance and landscaping duties.
Performs preventive maintenance and routine repair on tools and equipment as needed to attain serviceability. Ensures
tools and supplies are properly cleaned, stored and secured. Maintains order in equipment storage areas.
Maintains an accurate inventory of tools and equipment.
Performs a variety of maintenance tasks to include painting, changing bulbs, assisting in plumbing and electrical repairs
and assisting in carpentry work. Duties may include housekeeping and semi-skilled maintenance tasks maintaining
cleanliness and repair of all county buildings, grounds, and other facilities.
Employees must abide by safety rules and regulations and use care and accuracy in handling chemical cleaning supplies.
Work subjects the employee to inside and outside environmental conditions, noise, vibration, hazards associated with
maintenance work, fumes, chemicals, mists, gases and oils. Duties may also expose the employees to human body fluids
and thus the work is subject to the OSHA requirements on blood borne pathogens.
Work is assigned daily and is reviewed by the Facility Maintenance Supervisor by observation of quality and quantity of
work completed and timeliness of completion.
Effective communication skills
Valid NC Driver’s License
High School diploma or GED
Benefited after 90 days
* Medical, dental, and life insurance
* Sick, vacation, and holiday pay
* Membership in the Local Government Retirement System
* 2% contribution for retirement 401k/457
PRE-EMPLOYMENT DRUG SCREENING AND BACKGROUND CHECK IS REQUIRED
APPLICANTS WILL BE GIVEN CREDIT ONLY FOR INFORMATION PROVIDED IN RESPONSE TO THIS ANNOUNCEMENT. No
additional information will be solicited by the McDowell County; therefore, persons who submit incomplete applications
may not receive full credit for their education, training and experience.
McDowell County is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of the County to recruit, hire, train and promote
individuals without regard to age, sex, race, color, religion, political affiliation or national origin. The County will
interactively work with disabled applicants and employees to identify reasonable accommodations that will allow the
individual to perform essential job functions.
McDowell County participates in E-Verify.
Applications are available:
· on our website: www.mcdowellgov.com- under “Employment Opportunities
· McDowell County Administration Building: 60 East Court St Marion, NC 28752
· McDowell County Administration Annex: 100 Spaulding Rd, Suite #1 Marion, NC 28752
· Employment Security Commission: 316 Baldwin Ave Marion, NC 28752
Applications can be submitted:
· in the locked box at the County Administration building: 60 East Court Street Marion,
· in person at the Administration Annex: 100 Spaulding Rd, Suite #1 Marion, NC 28752
· By mail to: McDowell County Human Resources 60 East Court Street Marion, NC 28752
· By email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
· By fax to: 828-659-9476