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Service Technician - Food Services

at Maricopa County

Pay: $20 to $29.10/hour
$20 - $29.1
Posted: 4/5/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 2378109
Keywords: refrigeration

Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Position Overview

The Service Technician - Food Services is responsible for specialized and skilled maintenance, installation, and repair of County facilities, equipment, and offices. Depending on area of certification and assignment, may be responsible for facility renovations, HVAC repair and maintenance, repair and maintenance of doors, gates, and fixtures, preparing and painting walls and ceilings, and the maintenance and replacement of various plumbing equipment and fixtures; maintenance of all commercial Food Services equipment, hydraulic systems, and pneumatic devices.

Consequence of error for this position may be substantial as equipment breakdown may cause loss of service for machines that jail facilities use on a daily basis to prepare and provide meals for inmates. This may result in lawsuits which equate to monetary losses to both MCSO and the County.

Position Qualifications

Minimum education and/or experience:
High school diploma or GED and three (3) years of journey level experience working on commercial food services equipment and/or refrigeration systems.  Post-secondary education such as completion of an apprenticeship program or vocational education in HVAC or Hydraulics and Pneumatics may substitute for up to one (1) year of the experience requirement.  
Specialized training, certifications, and/or other special requirements:
Training with the exception of Arizona driver's license to be provided on-the-job: FEMA NIMS - IS100 AND 700; OSHA training; ADP payroll training; PREA training.  Must possess or have the ability to obtain by the time of hire, a valid Arizona driver's license.  Prior to hiring, the Sheriff's Office requires that all candidates successfully pass a polygraph examination and an extensive background review.
Knowledge, skills, and abilities:
Knowledge of:

  • Commercial food service equipment, hydraulic systems, and their applications.
  • Pneumatic devices such as control valves, cylinders, and switching devices.
  • OSHA safety regulations.
Skill in:
  • Conveying verbal and written information effectively as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
  • Complex troubleshooting and diagnosing issues with machinery.
  • Applying exceptional time management and organization skills and timely problem resolution.
Ability to:
  • Read and understand schematics.
  • Ability to adapt to changing situation.
  • To problem solve with limited supervision.
Preferred education and/or experience:
Completion of apprenticeship program.
Working conditions:
Work occurs indoors and outdoors. Position requires the ability to be available all hours and shifts as deemed necessary by the Food Services Maintenance Supervisor, in order to maintain equipment to include holidays and weekends.  May have contact with working inmates.
The following environments described are only representative of how the essential job tasks are currently performed or envisioned. As such, in order to accommodate a disability or limitation, the essential job tasks may be performed in ways other than described on these pages.

Work Environment:
  • Indoors and outdoors
  • In temperatures above 90 degrees
  • In temperatures below 40 degrees
  • < >Confined areas
  • High noise level, dim or bright lighting
  • Stairs or ladders and may include unprotected heights
  • Conditions may include chemicals/fumes, wet/damp areas, dim lighting, bright lighting, and exposure to contagious diseases
Physical Environment:
  • Sitting, standing walking
  • Driving a vehicle
  • Speaking, hearing, seeing, reading
  • Distinguishing colors
  • Bending/kneeling, reaching, twisting,
  • Climbing, crawling, crouching, balancing
  • Wearing protective gear
  • Precise dexterity
  • Lifting floor to waist fifty (50) pounds
  • Lifting waist to shoulder fifty (50) pounds
  • Lifting shoulder to overhead fifty (50) pounds
  • Carrying a weight of fifty (50) pounds for a distance of 50 feet
  • Pushing/pulling a weight of 200 pounds for a distance of 100 feet
Social Environment:
  • Emergencies, traumatic subject matter, dangerous environment
  • Interruptions
  • Time pressures
  • High volume of work
  • Handling multiple or complicated tasks, frequently changing tasks, unscheduled tasks
  • Accuracy, concentration/vigilance
  • < >Working in close proximity with others
  • Decision making
  • Public contact
  • Overtime/rotating shifts
  • Rarely working in isolation

Essential Job Tasks

  • Maintains food service equipment that provides food to all jail facilities at peak mechanical performance.
  • Working knowledge of commercial food service equipment to include: machines that are used in the food preparation area and the holding area.
  • Adapts to changing situations; problem solves with limited supervision.
  • Performs preventative maintenance as well as heavy maintenance; daily safety checks on equipment, and daily visual inspections for loose hardware and/or belts.
  • Diagnoses mechanical problems at a component board level; troubleshoots three-phase control circuits; diagnoses program inverters; reads and understands schematics, digital and three-phase; and diagnose circuit boards.
  • Maintains an essential parts inventory; a systematic and secure tool inventory.
  • Logs and tracks repairs for Food Services.
  • Maintains a preventative maintenance schedule for all Food Services equipment.
  • Provides customer service as main contact for all outside contractors; contacts all vendors that supply the parts inventory for the Food Service machinery.
  • Maintains duct work for each applicable machine.
  • Participates in application of a comprehensive safety plan, including knowledge of OSHA safety regulations as they apply.
  • Assists with operation of equipment used in the Food Factory as needed.
  • Must be available all hours and shifts as deemed necessary by the Food Services Manager to ensure plant operation.
  • Must be able to drive a County Vehicle to pick up supplies to complete service on machinery
  • Maintains awareness of the general care, custody, and control of inmates at all times to ensure the safety of both staff and other inmates.
  • Be present at work site to perform assigned tasks at the times and dates scheduled by the supervisor.

Selection Procedure

The hiring authority will select the successful candidate based on departmental needs.
All offers of employment made to new hires and rehires at Maricopa County are contingent upon successful completion of a post-offer, pre-employment thorough background investigation.  A background investigation is conducted on a current employee who changes to a Safety Sensitive Position or one having the potential for serious adverse impact on the integrity or efficiency of the County.  These requirements do not pertain to employees of elected officials who undergo background investigation processes administered through their respective offices.

Typically successful candidates are hired at a salary rate, up to midpoint of the range, based on applicable experience, internal equity and budgetary allowances.

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