• Maintenance Specialist

  • Overview

    Team up with Lea County!

    What do we do?

    Our purpose is to make a difference in the community, to make Lea County a better, safer, and more enjoyable place to live. And it’s our employees who make that happen. Our employees serve in positions as diverse as clerk, administrative assistant, accountant, attorney, detention officer, engineer, IT professional, maintenance technician, mechanic, heavy equipment operator, law enforcement officer, supervisor, and manager, to name only a few.

    What do we have to offer you?

    Challenging opportunities to serve your community and make a difference, a diverse and dynamic work environment, plus a full range of benefits; including competitive pay, professional development opportunities, health, vision and dental insurance, vacation, holidays, sick, and military leave time, a retirement program, and more.

    What can you bring to us?

    In order to meet tomorrow’s changing realities, we are constantly seeking outstanding employees who can help us improve our systems, processes, and technologies - today. 

    Essential Duties



    • Regular attendance is an essential function of this position.


    • Performs preventive maintenance as well as repair of machinery, plumbing, physical structure and electrical wiring and fixtures of County buildings and facilities in accordance with blueprints, manuals and building codes, using hand tools and carpenter, electrician and plumber tools.


    • Inspects machinery and mechanical equipment for defects.


    • Dismantles machines or equipment to gain access to defective parts and repairs them using hand tools.


    • Installs and replaces glass for doors and windows, makes forms for concrete, installs shelves, replaces wall paneling.


    • Repairs and paints buildings, facilities and equipment as required. Operates saws, jointers, planes, drills, sanders and other power and hand tools as needed.


    • Repairs and replaces gauges, valves, pressure regulators and other plumbing and sewage equipment and opens clogged drains using plunger and plumber tools. Repairs toilets and sinks, replaces leaking pipes and washers.


    • Installs electrical equipment and repairs and replaces wiring and fixtures.


    • Tends furnace, air conditioner and boiler to provide heat, cool air and hot water.


    • Notifies management concerning need for major repairs or additions to lighting, heating and ventilat­ing equipment.


    • Mows lawns, trims shrubbery and cultivates flowers using hand tools and power tools, etc.


    • Moves materials, cleans work areas and assists skilled contract workers.


    • Operates some heavy equipment, i.e., loaders, sweepers, tractor mowers, dump truck, pickup truck, as needed. Tolerance of extended hours on mowing equipment over rough terrain required.


    • May work with Electrician to plan layout, install and repair wiring, electrical fixtures, apparatus, and controls equipment.


    • May be required to work with electrical equipment, supplies and materials.


    • May be required to assist in the maintenance and upkeep of specific County properties.


    • Irregular hours, evenings or weekends, 24-hour on-call availability, telephone for 24-hour use and overtime are required.


    • The duties of the Facilities Maintenance Specialist are not limited to those set forth above. The employee will perform such functions, duties or assignments as given by a supervisor, consistent with ability, back­ground and expertise.




    • High school diploma or GED preferred.


    • Training or education in electrical, plumbing, heat­ing, air conditioning and construction preferred.




    • One to three years in one or more of the above areas required.


    • Complex facility maintenance experience preferred.


    • Supervisory experience helpful.


    Certifications, Skills and Licenses:


    • Ability to communicate orally and in writing in English.


    • Valid New Mexico driver's license


    • Computer literacy in order to maintain activity logs, order supplies on-line, and perform other operations


    • Current CDL preferred; may be acquired after hire.


    • Contractor's, plumbing, electrical licensing preferred.


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