Building Maintenance Mechanic 1-2
Full-Time Building Maintenance Mechanic 1-2 at Ramsey County
Available Openings: 1
Industry: Government, Construction
Pay Type: Salary
Compensation: $52,312.00 - $69,409.60 Annually
Education Level: Certification
E-Verify: Yes

The current vacancies are in the Property Management department. The eligibility list created by this vacancy may be used to hire other vacancies in the department or County.

On-the-job training and education will be provided.

The basic functions of this position are to operate, maintain, repair or replace mechanical equipment of the physical plant (including heating, cooling and ventilating systems), security systems, fire and life safety systems. Perform groundskeeping and provide general building maintenance at assigned County facilities; to order and maintain supplies used in building maintenance; to periodically respond to 24/7 emergency call-back schedule, as assigned; and to perform related duties as assigned. (This Maintenance Mechanic 1 class is the entry or apprentice level in a career development series.)

If an internal candidate is selected, salary will be set in accordance with the personnel rules (i.e., promotion, transfer, or voluntary reduction).

To view or print a copy of the complete Ramsey County job (class) description for this position, go to: Job Descriptions. Once at this page, you can browse the alphabetical list or search for a job description.

Hourly Salary Range for Building Maintenance Mechanic 1: $25.15 - $30.17
Hourly Salary Range for Building Maintenance Mechanic 2: $27.86 - $33.37


Examples of Work Performed

  1. Prioritize preventive maintenance and repair requests and plan work to ensure necessary parts are available and tasks are completed safely, efficiently and in a timely manner.
  2. Assist in maintaining (MM1) or maintain (MM2) heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems by adjusting and repairing heat pumps, fans, and related mechanical equipment.
  3. Assist in monitoring or monitor documenting plant operations (including boilers, cooling towers, and pumps), making necessary adjustments to maintain maximum efficiency.
  4. Operate, repair and maintain security, fire and life safety, and communication systems.
  5. Assist in the development and implementation of energy conservation measures and processes.
  6. Assist in the operation and maintenance of computer systems which monitor and control building mechanical systems, preventive maintenance programs, building services operation and utility tracking.
  7. Maintain  faucets, showers, sinks and toilets. 
  8. Maintain and repair interior finished floors, walls, ceilings, doors, and locks as assigned.
  9. Inspect, repair and maintain light fixtures and controls, backup power, and as assigned.
  10. Perform preventive maintenance by changing belts and filters, adjusting belts and cleaning, inspecting, oiling and greasing all mechanical equipment.
  11. Maintain grounds using hand and power tools. Perform grounds keeping tasks such as trimming trees, pruning bushes, planting flowers, cutting grass, and patching sidewalks/parking lots.
  12. Order and maintain inventories of parts and supplies; deliver equipment to vendors for repair or replacement and pick up purchased supplies.
  13. Perform and keep records of scheduled tests of life safety equipment.
  14. Operate and maintain tractors and all related snow removal equipment.
  15. Periodically respond to 24/7 emergency call-back when scheduled and/or assigned.

(The work assigned to a position in this classification may not include all possible tasks in this description and does not limit the assignment of any additional tasks in this classification. Regular attendance according to the position's management approved work schedule is required.)

Finger printing: The Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) and the FBI require the Property Management Department to submit fingerprint cards of new employees and to keep them on file for every employee that has access to areas where their databases or information are accessed, produced, used, or stored.
Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA):
Certification by the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) for authorized access to areas where the Criminal Justice Information System (CJIS) is accessed or CJIS information is stored is required after hire and the ability to maintain this certification every year.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15.


Minimum Qualifications for Building Maintenance Mechanic 1:
Education: One-year vocational certification or equivalent in HVACR, building/systems, custodial services or related field.
Experience: One year of experience maintaining and making repairs to commercial buildings.
Substitution: Additional relevant experience may substitute for the educational requirement on a year-for-year basis.
Certifications/Licensure: Must have and maintain a valid class D driver’s license.  Ability to obtain a State of Minnesota Special Engineer Boiler's license within 6 months of employment. Assistance provided during employment. 

Minimum Qualifications for Building Maintenance Mechanic 2:
Education: Two-year vocational certification or equivalent in HVACR, building/systems or related field.
Experience: Three years of experience making repairs to a large (100,000 sq. ft.) commercial office building, including two years as a Building Maintenance Mechanic 1 or equivalent.
Substitution:  Additional relevant experience may substitute for the educational requirement on a year-for-year basis.
Certifications/Licensure: Must have and maintain a valid class D driver's license. Must have State of Minnesota Special Engineer Boiler's license with the ability to obtain a State of Minnesota 2nd Class C Boiler's License within 12 months of employment. Assistance provided during employment. 
Preferred: Type II Refrigerant Transition and Recovery Certification.

Exam/Screening Process Information

The examination process will consist of the following section with each section weighted as indicated:

  • Training and Experience Rating = 100%

The examination for Maintenance Mechanic 1 or 2 will consist of a training and experience rating, comprised of the questions in the attached supplemental questionnaire. Not all applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will pass the training and experience rating. The rating on this supplemental questionnaire will depend on your answers to the questions – do not mark “see resume” or “see work history” as a response. Please answer all your questions clearly and completely.  Failure to respond could affect your score and final rank on this examination.

Eligible List: The names of all applicants who filed a properly completed application and passed the examination/screening process shall be placed on the eligible list for an employment opportunity as a Maintenance Mechanic 1 or 2. This list will be certified to the appointing authority which may use this list to conduct interviews to fill a vacancy. Candidates will remain on the list for one month or until hired, whichever occurs first. A notice will be sent to applicants at the time the eligible list is posted, informing them that the list has been posted and their rank on the list. The names of all applicants who pass the examination with a score of 22 or higher will be forwarded to the department for further consideration.

Veteran's Preference: This is a classified position requiring an open, competitive selection process. Veteran's Preference points will be applied after a candidate passes the examination process. Applicants who are eligible for veteran's preference should update their veteran's DD214, and other supporting documents, and submit them as an attachment at the time of application.
Criminal Background Checks: All employment offers are conditioned upon the applicant passing a criminal background check. Convictions are not an automatic bar to employment. Each case is considered on its individual merits and the type of work sought. However, making false statements or withholding information will cause you to be barred from employment, or removed from employment.

E-Verify Participation: Ramsey County participates in the federal E-Verify program. This means that Ramsey County will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee's Form I-9 to confirm work authorization. If the Government cannot confirm that you are authorized to work, Ramsey County is required to give you written instructions and an opportunity to contact DHS and/or the SSA before taking adverse action against you, including terminating your employment. Employers may not use E-Verify to pre-screen job applicants and may not limit or influence the choice of documents you present for use on the Form I-9.
Equal Opportunity Employer: Ramsey County provides equal access to employment, programs, and services without regard to race, color, creed, religion, age, sex (except when sex is a Bona Fide Occupational Qualification), disability, familial or marital status, sexual orientation or gender identity, public assistance status, place of residence, political affiliation, or national origin. Ramsey County is deeply committed to advancing racial equity and promoting diversity and inclusion within all areas of our workforce.

To print a paper application for this posting click Paper Application (Download PDF reader). You will need to print this posting and answer the supplemental questions associated with this exam and submit them with your completed paper application.
For further information regarding this posting, please contact 

Ramsey County

Contact: Megan Simmons
Phone 651-266-2700
121 7th Place East
Saint Paul, MN 55101
Transit: On bus line, On the Green Line