This position is responsible for the hands-on maintenance of the Cooperative’s facilities and structures for optimal efficiency; performs buildings and grounds construction, maintenance and repairs; diagnose equipment malfunctions and repairs; conduct monthly inspections on corporate facilities and grounds and preventative maintenance of building, grounds and HVAC systems; assist with preparation for the set-up and clean-up for various cooperative functions, meetings or training.
The following includes the minimum job requirements and essential duties for this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Some job requirements may exclude individuals that cannot be reasonably accommodated or who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health and safety of themselves or other employees.
Education and Experience
Required for 1st Class
High school diploma or GED.
Four years progressive experience working in facility maintenance or a related skilled building trade performing general construction, maintenance and repair.
Preferred for 1st Class
Associate’s Degree in Facility Management or Vocational/Technical training certification in construction, carpentry, electrical systems, plumbing and concrete/masonry or a recognized certified trade program.
Experience or similar work with an electric utility or related industry.
Note: Job related experience may be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis.
Required for 2nd Class
High school diploma or equivalent GED.
Three years progressive experience working in facility maintenance or related skilled building trade experience performing general maintenance and repair.
Preferred for 2nd Class
Two years of vocational/technical training in construction, carpentry, plumbing and concrete/masonry or certification in an educational trade program.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
1st & 2nd Class
Proficiency in the proper use and care of specialized tools and equipment necessary to perform general building and grounds maintenance or repair.
Excellent customer service orientation and interpersonal skills, including written, verbal and listening, for effective interaction with employees, managers, subcontractors, vendors and the public.
Ability to work independently and in a team environment to accomplish established goals and meet deadlines; ability to handle stress and pressure in a frequently changing environment; ability to multi-task calmly and effectively in all situations.
English is the primary business language. Second language in Spanish is desirable.
Thorough knowledge of procedures and requirements for general building maintenance, repair and construction; finish carpentry, electrical wiring, plumbing, HVAC systems, cabinet layout and design, masonry, drywall and various finishes, cleaning procedures, landscaping and sprinkler systems.
Demonstrated ability to read and accurately interpret blue prints and specifications; to diagnose and/or repair HVAC systems and electrical wiring.
Basic industrial math skills including skill in personal computer operations and basic knowledge of MS Office products; and ability to acquire skills in the use of applicable corporate software programs as they relate to the position.
Knowledge of procedures and practices required for general building maintenance and construction; basic knowledge and understanding of reading blue prints, finish carpentry, cabinet layout and design, drywall repair and installation, painting, electrical wiring, plumbing, HVAC, and cleaning procedures; knowledge of preventative maintenance and repair of sprinkler systems and landscaping.
Demonstrated skill in personal computer operation and basic knowledge of MS Office products; ability to enter and extract data and acquire skills in the use of applicable corporate software programs as they relate to the position.
The skills required for this position may be verified through a combination of education, experience, interview questions, and technical skills exercise(s).
Employees in this classification must live within a 30-mile radius from the assigned reporting work location. Employees who live a greater distance from the work center must relocate within their first six (6) months in this position. A maximum of one (1) hour will be allowed for response to call-outs.
Valid Florida driver’s license for regular driving privileges of cooperative vehicles; must have and maintain an acceptable driving record as determined by the Cooperative.
Successful completion of Sumter Electric Cooperative's physical examination and drug screen.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
This description is intended to indicate the kinds of tasks and levels of work difficulty required of the position given this title and shall not be construed as declaring what the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position shall be. It is not intended to limit or in any way modify the right of management to assign, direct and control the work of employees under supervision. The listing of essential duties and responsibilities shall not be held to exclude other duties that may be assigned based on the needs of the Cooperative.
1st & 2nd Class
Ensure all tools, equipment, materials and chemicals are stored in the proper and secure location.
Ensure the proper disposal of light bulbs, fluorescent tubes and chemicals.
Assist with planning and preparation, setup and cleanup of the District and Annual Meetings and various corporate meetings, luncheons and events at all designated locations.
Document inspections and provide reports to Supervisor; and initiate appropriate service /maintenance request for needed repairs as directed.
Respond to and complete maintenance repair requests, inquiries, or concerns in a timely manner including assisting employees with adjustment and proper operation of furniture.
Perform monthly inspections and complete check lists on all corporate facilities, grounds and HVAC systems to ensure a safe, healthy work environment.
Perform preventative and general maintenance on Cooperative facilities and structures, i.e. minor drywall repairs and painting, door/hardware replacement, office furniture reconfiguration, sprinkler heads replacements/adjustments; mechanical and electrical systems, plumbing, auxiliary power control system. Complete tasks as needed with as little disturbance as possible to employees performing duties in the work areas.
Troubleshoot equipment malfunctions utilizing testing tools and repair/replace defective equipment or components as directed.
Assist with planning projects and/or general maintenance schedules to ensure events or projects are on track; keep Supervisor informed of all projects or situations affecting facility service operations, employees or vendors.
Conduct inventory of materials, tools and equipment; inspect tools and equipment regularly to ensure safe operating condition; recommend purchase of tools and equipment needed to perform duties effectively and efficiently; and supplies as needed for Annual Meetings, and other various corporate meetings, training, luncheons and events.
Assists in overseeing and coordinating outside vendor’s activities as directed.
Ensure compliance with federal and state laws and codes pertaining to buildings and grounds.
Conduct monthly building and grounds inspections and complete check lists to ensure a safe, healthy work environment.
Assist with building and grounds repairs and maintenance tasks, i.e. minor drywall repairs and painting, door/hardware replacement, office furniture reconfiguration, plumbing fixtures/repair, sprinkler heads replacements/adjustments. Complete tasks as needed with as little disturbance as possible to employees performing duties in the work areas.
Keep Supervisor informed regarding all situations affecting facility service operations, employees or vendors.
Respond to assigned maintenance requests in an efficient and timely manner.
Troubleshoot equipment malfunctions utilizing testing tools as directed.
Assists in overseeing and coordinating outside vendor’s activities as directed.
Assist with inventory control of materials, tools and equipment assigned to Facility Services.
Physical Demands and Work Environment
The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by or those an employee encounters to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Some requirements may exclude individuals that cannot be reasonably accommodated or who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health and safety of themselves or other employees.
1st & 2nd Class
The normal work week consists of five (5) consecutive eight (8) hour days, or four (4) consecutive ten (10) hour days, exclusive of meal time, Monday through Friday between the hours of 6:00 AM and 6:00 PM.
The Cooperative will determine if an eight (8) hour or ten (10) hour schedule will be used and shall establish the normal schedule of starting and quitting time.
Shift schedules may be changed by giving a 36-hour notice of the changed schedule.
Flexibility to work overtime for assignment completion and to report to work on short notice during emergency situations.
Ability to operate a variety of office equipment, including a personal computer, printers, copy machines, telephone, and fax machine.
Shop environment, field work and general office environment; moderate exposure to adverse weather conditions and travel to all areas of the Cooperative’s service territory.
Irregular hours in evenings and on weekends are possible during peak business times and during storm season.
Ability to work irregular hours and flexibility to change scheduling and report to work on short notice during emergency situations.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, talk, and hear. The employee frequently is required to walk. The employee is occasionally required to stand; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, and the ability to adjust focus.
This position is in a shop environment and field work. The employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts and outside weather conditions including wet and/or humid conditions. The employee may be required to work from ladders or confined spaces and occasionally exposed to high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; risk of electrical hazard; toxic or caustic chemicals. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud.
Attend and actively participate in all Job Briefings and Safety Meetings as required.
Promotes safe work practices
Demonstrate a thorough knowledge and comply with all applicable SECO Energy safety rules, policies, practices, and procedures.
Use all required safety protective equipment and utilize all SECO Energy equipment in a safe and efficient manner.
Be alert to any safety hazards involving SECO Energy equipment and notify the appropriate personnel immediately.
Operate and maintain cooperative vehicles in a safe manner and obey all federal, state, and local laws applicable to the operation of the vehicle; drive at safe speeds no greater that that permitted by law or other speed control signs or devices.
Ensure company vehicle is inspected before use and problem areas are reported; ensure vehicle is kept clean an organized with supplies.
Attend and actively participate in training as scheduled.
Ability to maintain regular attendance and punctuality during the established working hours.
Maintain a commitment to excellence and to the Corporate Vision.
Maintain and encourage open, honest communication with superiors and co-workers.
Exhibit a commitment to customer focused service.
Exhibit integrity and honesty in all actions.
Exhibit a firm commitment to safety.
Maintain a team player focused cooperative style.
Exhibit a strong work ethic.
EXTERNAL applicants apply On-Line Only:At a Career Source (formerly Workforce Central Florida) office or from any computer with Internet access on SECO’s Careers Web Site: http://www.secoenergy.com
About SECO Energy
SECO Energy is a not-for-profit electric cooperative serving over 200,000 families and businesses across seven counties in Central Florida, making SECO the third largest electric co-op in Florida and the seventh largest in the nation.
In both 2017 and 2016, SECO Energy was ranked “Highest in Customer Satisfaction among Cooperatives” in the J.D. Power Electric Utility Residential Customer Satisfaction Study. In 2015, SECO Energy was ranked “Highest in Customer Satisfaction among Midsize Utilities in the South” by J.D. Power. SECO refers to the three consecutive awards as its “Triple Crown,” and we are grateful to our members for ranking us #1!