Building Maintenance Worker$

Travis County
Full Time $45,898 - $50,753 Per year TX 1010 Lavaca St # 400, Austin, TX 78701, United States


Are you looking for career opportunities that provide top-notch benefits including paid vacation & sick leave, outstanding health & dental insurance, a free health clinic for you & your dependents, a generous retirement plan, and much more?

Travis County’s Facilities Management Department has great jobs that serve dozens of facilities across the county. We offer stable career options with training and tuition reimbursement available to get you to the next level in your career.

Performs a variety of moderately complex preventive maintenance tasks, repairs, and additions to County buildings, facilities and equipment. Work involves multiple skill areas, including carpentry, air conditioning/heating, painting, plastering, masonry, plumbing, electrical repairs and installations and machine servicing.

Distinguishing Characteristics:

This is the first in a series of two building maintenance-related job classifications within the General/Road Maintenance job family. This classification is distinguished by moderately complex maintenance work requiring basic proficiency in multiple skill areas. This classification may require work in secure facilities. This classification may require a flexible work schedule in order to meet the needs of the department.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Performs a variety of preventive maintenance routines on equipment, building components, and facilities.
  • Performs periodic and routine walk through inspections of assigned facilities, identifies work requirements, submits requirements to service call and performs work assigned.
  • Researches and estimates time and materials needed and records time and materials used. Requests for needed tools, equipment, supplies and materials to perform assigned tasks. Monitors expenditure of supplies and controls inventory of equipment and tools.
  • Makes electrical, plumbing, masonry and carpentry repairs. Services and repairs heating and air-conditioning systems.
  • Replaces broken glass. Installs/replaces light fixtures, and switches.
  • Remodels building and facilities. May build cabinets and shelves.
  • Prepares for painting. Paints and seals building surfaces and equipment.
  • May be required to disassemble/assemble and move furniture and equipment.
  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements

Education and Experience:

High School diploma or G.E.D. AND three (3) years of building maintenance experience, including preventive maintenance and repairs to equipment, buildings and facilities;


Any combination of education and experience that has been achieved and is equivalent to the stated education and experience and required knowledge, skills, and abilities sufficient to successfully perform the duties and responsibilities of this job.

Licenses, Registrations, Certifications, or Special Requirements:

Valid Texas Driver's License.

Must pass a criminal background check for CJIS clearance. 


Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Universal Certification or must be obtained within one (1) year of date of hire.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Knowledge of:

  • Policies, practices, procedures and methods of plumbing, electrical, mechanical and carpentry repair.
  • Applicable safety practices and regulations.
  • Equipment and tools used in maintenance and repair functions.
  • Federal, State, Local and County applicable laws, rules, regulations and guidelines.
  • Computer equipment to include word processing, spreadsheets, databases and a variety of software packages.

Skill in:

  • Carpentry, painting, plastering, masonry, plumbing, electrical repairs and installations and machine servicing.
  • Troubleshooting, diagnosing and performing maintenance and repair needs.
  • Reading and interpreting schematics and blueprints.
  • Proper and applicable safety practices, procedures and regulations.
  • Working with others, including on a team.
  • Both verbal and written communication.

Ability to:

  • Understand and follow instructions and communicate effectively, as required.
  • Safely and correctly apply building and equipment maintenance and repair techniques, and operate tools and equipment.
  • Work independently and efficiently.
  • Manage time well and meet timelines.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with County employees and officials, representatives of outside agencies, and the general public.

Work Environment & Other Information

Physical requirements include the ability to lift up to 100 pounds/carry up to 75 pounds, visual acuity, speech and hearing, hand and eye coordination and manual dexterity. Subject to standing, walking, sitting, repetitive motion, reaching, climbing stairs, bending, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, pushing, pulling, balancing, client/customer contact, squatting to perform the essential functions. Subject to extreme temperatures, outside elements, noise, vibration, contact with dust, fumes and hazardous chemicals, foul odors, animal and human fecal matter, insects and rodents. Requires working at heights from ladders and scaffolds.

Travis County employees play an important role in business continuity. As such, employees can be assigned to business continuity efforts outside of normal job functions.

This job description is intended to be generic in nature. It is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities. The essential duties, functions and responsibilities and overtime eligibility may vary based on the specific tasks assigned to the position.

Work Hours: Flexible Shifts. AM/PM/Overnight. Must be able to work on weekends and holidays.

Location: Various County Facilities

Department: Facilities Management 

Criminal Background Check, Driving Record, and Employment History Check Required.