The Facilities Technician utilizes knowledge of mechanical, electrical, and hydraulic equipment Facilities Technician will install, maintain, troubleshoot, and repair machinery or equipment, diagnose issues with machinery components, and determine when adjustments or repairs are needed. The incumbent will have an increasing level of responsibility with an increase in experience and expertise.
B Technician: Demonstrates the ability and shows a complete understanding of Level C skills and equipment, while showing an increasing amount of knowledge of Level B Skills. Level C mechanical skills include grease bearings, knowledge of types of belts, lubrication (gear oils), ladders, and use of all lifts and filter carts. Level C electrical skills include knowledge of wire sizes, splice connectors, knowledge of voltages, ability to read labels on sub-panels to find the main supply, ability to reset breakers, and what to do if they continue to trip.
A Technician: Demonstrates the ability and shows a complete understanding of Level B skills and equipment, while beginning to show an increasing amount of knowledge of Level A skills. Level B mechanical skills and equipment include use of calipers, an understanding of reading name plates, changing bearings, gearboxes, shafts, pulleys, and conveyor belts, welding with torches, use of a hydraulic wrench, changing motors, voltmeter, hydraulic solenoids, changing coils, diagnose motors or gearboxes, making hydraulic hoses, and LOTO. Level B electrical skills and equipment include colt and multimeter, wire all motors and voltage, trouble-shooting motors, test fuses, change starters, overloads, input/output cards, program UFDs, run and bend conduit, wire motor as “Y” Delta, read name plates and change breakers in panels.
Master Technician: Demonstrates the ability to complete and understand all Level C, B, and A skills and equipment. Level A mechanical skills include vertical weld and overhead weld with stick, diagnose dialed motor, gearbox and pumps, rebuilds gearbox, solenoids, motors, pumps (hydraulic/water), reads hydraulic schematics, welds 1/2” steal or larger. Level A electrical skills and equipment include: Electrical schematics, low voltage, control wiring, 480/240/120 volts circuits, isolation tests on motors, diagnose circuits, conduit size, wire size, and wire count, wire a new panel by the schematic, and load calculation and balance panels. A Master Technician should also demonstrate the ability to successfully lead and train a small team.