Class Specifications - G.25
Senior Farm Maintenance Worker - 8148
Farm Maintenance Worker - 8149

August, 1974

Series Concept

Farm Maintenance Workers install, maintain and repair farm buildings, facilities and equipment; and perform other related duties as required.

Class Concepts

Senior Farm Maintenance Worker

Under general supervision, incumbents inspect farm buildings, facilities, and equipment to ascertain whether repairs are needed; make necessary repairs or have work performed by other craft workers; maintain irrigation systems; and install, repair and replace concrete pipe, stands, vents, valves, gates and water pumps.

Incumbents typically maintain frost protection systems; install, repair and replace wind machines, heaters, frost alarms, and thermographs; supervise the construction or repair of farm buildings, fences and concrete structures such as bridges, culverts and diversion dams; and maintain records of water usage and pumping, and of fuel consumption. This class is distinguished from Farm Maintenance Worker in that incumbents are required to perform the majority of duties at the operational level of skill in one or more craft trades.

Farm Maintenance Worker

Under supervision, incumbents replace broken window glass, lath, floor and siding boards, shingles and roofing; build shelves, boxes, tool bins, rough concrete forms, and scaffolding; replace faulty electrical and plumbing fixtures; clean, oil and service water gates, pumps, wind machines, and heaters; and operate a variety of power and hand tools in the performance of semi-skilled craft duties. This class is distinguished from Farm Laborer and Laborer in that incumbents are required to perform the majority of duties at the entry or sub-operational level of skill in one or more of the craft trades.

Minimum Qualifications

Senior Farm Maintenance Worker

Ability to read, write and perform basic arithmetic calculations; four years of experience in various craft trades, with an operational level of skill in at least one of the craft trades; and knowledges and abilities essential to the successful performance of the duties assigned to the position.

Farm Maintenance Worker

Ability to read, write and perform basic arithmetic calculations; one year of experience related to general maintenance and repair work; and knowledges and abilities essential to the successful performance of the duties assigned to the position.