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City of Torrance
Class Code: 5542

Class Designation: Civil Service

September 1988

Representation Unit: Torrance Municipal Employees
(AFSCME Local 1117)


Senior Building Maintainer


Under supervision, supervises and inspects the work of building maintenance crews performing maintenance, alteration, repair, refurbishment and occasional new construction of structures and equipment, and does related work as required.

Distinguishing Characteristics

Distinguished from Building Maintenance Supervisor in that an incumbent does not have overall responsibility for planning, organizing ana directing the maintenance of City buildings and facilities. Distinguished from Building MainteLiner in that the Senior Utility Maintainer is responsible for supervision of subordinates.

Examples Of Duties

  • Assigns, monitors, inspects and evaluates the work of building maintenance crews engaged in painting, plumbing, carpentry and concrete work;
  • instructs employees in standard building construction and maintenance methods;
  • trains employees in the safe and proper use of power equipment and hand tools;
  • designs plans for fabricating cabinet work and building refurbishment;
  • maintains proper level of supplies;
  • orders materials;
  • insures equipment and hand tools are in working order;
  • supervises, evaluates, and disciplines subordinate staff; maintains records such as supply orders, completed projects, employee time sheets and work orders;
  • may perform painting, plumbing, carpentry, plaster, concrete work and repair of roofs, floors, building appurtenance and woodwork;
  • may interact with vendors to provide access to the work site and to secure bids.
  • Minimum Qualifications

    Knowledge of
  • Standard methods, materials, equipment and tools used in the building trades;
  • Hazards and safety precautions related to building maintenance work.
  • Ability to
  • Assign, inspect, and evaluate the work of subordinates and supervise, train, evaluate, counsel and discipline subordinates;
  • Use tools and equipment skillfully and safely;
  • Maintain and make minor repairs to a variety of power equipment and hand tools;
  • Understand and carry out oral and written instructions;
  • Work from sketches and blueprints;
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing;
  • Estimate quantity and types of materials and supplies needed;
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
  • License Required

    A valid Class 3 California Driver's License.


    Five years of experience in general building maintenance and construction.


    No specific minimum required.