Lead Maintenance Tech - Jail

South Bend, IN

Position: Lead Maintenance Tech – Jail


Department:     Maintenance                                         

Location:  Jail

Status: Full-time

Salary: $44,273                        

Job Category:   

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt




This position is full-time non-exempt and is covered under the Saint Joseph County Employee Policy Manual.




Essential Functions:


Performs daily walk-thru and inspections of assigned building, mechanical rooms, restrooms, noting needed repairs.

Continuous physical exertion includes walking, standing, bending/kneeling, pushing/reaching, lifting/carrying.

Monitor and take readings on boilers, cooling units, other equipment. Maintain computer-controlled HVAC systems.

Maintain plumbing and electrical functions in assigned locations.

Maintain panic buttons.

Assist in remodeling projects, furniture moves/transfers. Unload deliveries at dock.

Empties recycle bins and deliver trash to landfill. Moving/carrying up to 50lbs. Perform other related duties.






Must be 18 years of age with high school diploma or GED.

Verifiable driver’s license and safe driving record.

Must speak, write, and understand English to follow instructions and complete reports.

Comply with all county and department policies, including attendance, safety, drug free workplace and personal conduct.

Basic math skills, knowledge of electrical, plumbing, HVAC systems, carpentry, painting, and general mechanics.

Ability to read and interpret maps, manuals, blueprints, wiring, and plumbing diagrams. Must have adequate set of basic hand tools.

Ability to operate variety of equipment, such as pallet jack, pressure washer, drill press, grinder, forklift, and delivery truck.

Ability to communicate effectively with co-workers and the general public in a courteous manner, being sensitive to gender, cultural diversities, and disabilities.

Ability to work alone with minimum supervision and in a team environment.

Occasional evening and weekend hours. On-call for emergency situations.