Posted: 09/15/2023


--- The hourly rate advertised represents Step 1 on the pay table. Additional steps may be available depending on qualifications. ---
Under general supervision, performs daily work assignments for the Facility Maintenance Division of the Public Works Department in accordance with the Employee Manual, Department Policies and Procedures, City of Alamogordo Ordinances, and any applicable State or Federal authority.

Recruitment Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent;
  • Valid Journeyman Refrigeration (JR) License* issued by the New Mexico Regulation and Licensing Department;
  • Valid EPA Section 608 Type II certification* (refrigerant);
  • One (1) year of experience in building maintenance such as carpentry, plumbing, and basic electrical;
  • Valid New Mexico Driver’s License with a driving record acceptable to the City of Alamogordo;
  • Or any equivalent combination of education, experience, and training that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.
  • Locksmithing experience.
* Unlicensed HVAC Technicians will have six (6) months to obtain a JR license and EPA 608 certification (subject to a pay grade adjustment). Must have at least two (2) years or 4,000 hours of verifiable work experience in refrigeration at the time of hire.

Essential Duties

  • Performs preventative maintenance, troubleshooting, and repairs on heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration equipment, including work on compressors, pneumatic valves and controls, chilled and hot water systems, cooling towers, boilers, water coolers, package units, split systems, air handlers, fan coil units, pumps, walk-in coolers and freezers, and exhaust fans;
  • Assists in maintaining, troubleshooting, and repairing electrical and mechanical kitchen and laundry equipment, including washing machines, clothes dryers, dishwashers, grills, garbage disposals, coffee pots, toasters, deep fryers, mixers, can openers, ranges, ovens, food carts;
  • Troubleshoots and repairs electrical systems relating to HVAC units, including fuses, breaker boxes, relays, thermostats, and contactors;
  • Performs carpentry and minor construction work during building remodeling and repair, including but not limited to framing, installing sheetrock and paneling, painting, and replacing doors and windows; 
  • Assists the Facility Maintenance Technician by troubleshooting and repairing electrical and manual door locks and mechanisms; diagnosing problems and performing repairs of plumbing fixtures, including commodes, sinks, showers, urinals, valves, piping, and supply and drainage systems; and performing miscellaneous building repairs, including concrete work and roof patching;
  • Assists the Facility Maintenance Technician by repairing furniture, food carts, kitchen hardware, and cleaning equipment;
  • Orders parts and supplies needed to complete repairs;
  • Maintains a clean work area and performs general custodial duties;
  • With proper certifications, operates a forklift and various mobile elevated work platforms, including but not limited to aerial lifts, boom lifts, and/or scissor lifts;
  • Assists in traffic control on work sites, as assigned;
  • Safely operates a motor vehicle;
  • Contributes to a high-quality work culture through participation in training and mentoring to develop skills, including safety-related training and skills;
  • Interacts professionally and provides excellent customer service to all levels of City staff and citizens to ensure high operational and service standards; and
  • Performs duties in accordance with the Employee Manual, Department Policies and Procedures, City of Alamogordo Ordinances, and any applicable State or Federal authority.
  • Must obtain and maintain required license(s) and/or certification(s);
  • Occasional non-traditional work hours will be necessary outside normal business hours, including evenings, weekends, and holidays for emergencies or stand-by duties;
  • May be asked to support other departments with personnel, equipment, or training as part of the City "team" effort;
  • Maintains the confidentiality of information obtained during the performance of duties; and
  • Performs such other duties as may be assigned.
The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position. 
Knowledge of:  
  • Principles and practices of effective customer service;
  • Acceptable industry standards related to heating and cooling systems;
  • Safe use of vehicles, hand and power tools, test equipment, and other job-related equipment necessary to perform duties; and
  • Building maintenance techniques, including construction, plumbing, electrical, framing, and heating and air conditioning systems.
Skill/Ability to
  • Demonstrate proficiency in both oral and written communication; understand and follow instructions;
  • Perform tasks and other daily activities in a positive and professional manner alongside employees of varied backgrounds and personalities;
  • Attend work, as scheduled and on a regular basis, to effectively perform the position’s essential duties and responsibilities;
  • Exercise common sense and good judgment in the performance of essential duties;            
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, supervisors, other City personnel, outside agencies, and the public;
  • Maintain accurate legible records and completion of work notices as required;
  • Operate a computer using standard City software, City Database, and any other software and/or hardware used by the division; 
  • Read and interpret gauges, instructions, blueprints, specifications, and parts catalogs; perform basic mathematical calculations;
  • Tolerate outside working conditions, including exposure to adverse weather conditions;
  • Work without close supervision;
  • Maintain professionalism under pressure; 
  • Manage simultaneous tasks and projects, and meet multiple deadlines;
  • Analyze problems; identify, recommend, and implement solutions; and
  • Respond quickly and positively to customer complaints.
Ability to Learn:
  • Job-related O.S.H.A requirements;
  • The Division’s Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and the safe and effective use of chemicals according to Safety Data Sheets (SDSs);
  • City of Alamogordo Ordinances, Citywide and Departmental Policies and Procedures, and any applicable laws regulated by an outside authority;
  • Regulations and requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) as it relates to facility accessibility;
  • Operation of a forklift and various mobile elevated work platforms pursuant to OSHA standards;
  • Proper traffic control compliance using the Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices (M.U.T.C.D.) standards to ensure employee safety with equal considerations for public safety and convenience;
  • D.O.T. Regulations for Rights-of-Way; and
  • New Mexico Motor Vehicle Code.

Work Environment

  • Work is typically performed both indoors and outdoors and may be subject to inclement weather conditions;
  • Daily physical labor that includes extended periods of sitting, standing, walking, kneeling, bending, reaching, climbing ladders, and lifting heavy objects;
  • May be subject to repetitive motion such as painting, digging, typing, and driving;
  • Lift and/or move items weighing up to fifty (50) pounds; the lifting of any object greater than fifty (50) pounds by a single individual is prohibited. Lifting objects, materials, or equipment weighing more than fifty (50) pounds requires the buddy system or the use of devices designed to assist with lifting or moving. Proper lifting techniques shall be used when lifting items of any weight;
  • The noise level in the indoor work environment is usually quiet; outdoors is moderate to loud;
  • May be exposed to hazardous traffic conditions as well as hazardous chemicals, contaminants, and toxins;
  • Will work near gas lines, meters, and other utilities, including electricity;
  • May be exposed to electrical shock hazards;
  • Work will be performed near moving mechanical parts; and possibly in high or precarious places;
  • Terrain may be uneven or undeveloped; and
  • Required to wear a hard hat and safety vest while working outdoors when outside of the service truck and any other personal protective equipment (PPE) appropriate for job assignments, including protective footwear marked by the manufacturer, with a minimum standard of M/F I/75/C75, 6" ankle height work boots, per current ASTM F2413 standard.


City Of Alamogordo
1376 E 9th St

Alamogordo, New Mexico, 88310

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