Class Specifications - G.25
Physical Plant_________Supervisor (B) - 8181
Physical Plant_________Supervisor (A) - 8182
Lead Physical Plant___________(B) - 8183
Lead Physical Plant___________(A) - 8184
Physical Plant_____________(B) - 8185
Physical Plant_____________(A) - 8186

May, 1973

Series Concept

Physical Plant Craft Workers perform a variety of skilled tasks in the maintenance, alteration and repair of buildings and related facilities and equipment; and perform other related duties as required.

Incumbents may work independently or as a part of a regular maintenance crew and may be assigned duties in one or more of the building trades.

As a carpenter, incumbents work from blueprints, drawings or oral instructions in constructing and repairing structural woodwork and equipment; build and repair and install counters, cabinets, benches, partitions, floors, doors, building framework and trim, using carpenters' hand and power tools; install ceiling and floor tiles; may build cabinets and other wooden equipment in a shop, using woodworking machines such as a circular saw, handsaw and jointer; and instruct or lead semi-skilled or unskilled assistants.

As an electrician, incumbents repair, maintain and install electrical systems and equipment such as motors, transformers, wiring, switches and alarm systems; locate and determine electrical malfunctions, using various test instruments such as an ammeter, oscillocope and test lamp; repair malfunctions by such methods as replacing burnt-out elements and fuses, bypassing or replacing defective wiring, filing switch contact points, and cleaning or rewiring motors; test electrical equipment for safety and efficiency; install fixtures, motors and other electrical equipment; make various adjustments to electrical equipment as necessary; inspect circuits and wiring for specified shielding and grounding and repair, or rewire system according to building codes and safety regulations; may plan layout and wire new or remodeled installations; and instruct or lead semi-skilled or unskilled assistants.

As a locksmith, incumbents repair and open locks, make keys and change lock combinations, using hand tools and special equipment; plan, install and document master key systems; disassemble locks and repair or replace worn tumblers, using file, and insert new or repaired tumblers into lock to change combination; cut new or duplicate keys, using key cutting machine; install, maintain and repair all types of building hardware such as door closers, panic bars and the like; and instruct or lead semi-skilled or unskilled assistants.

As a mason, incumbents construct, maintain and repair concrete and other foundations for buildings, machinery and similar projects; build retaining walls; construct pavement and walks; lath, plaster and repair walls; cut, set and repair stone, tile and marble; lay brick; cover roofs to make them waterproof with materials such as composition shingles or sheets, wood shingles or asphalt and gravel; and instruct or lead semi-skilled or unskilled assistants.

As a painter, incumbents apply coats of paint, varnish, stains, enamel or lacquer to decorate and protect interior or exterior surfaces, trimmings and fixtures of buildings and other related structures; smooth surfaces, using sandpaper, brushes or steel wool and remove old paint, using paint remover, scrapers or wire brushes to prepare surfaces for painting; fill nail holes, cracks and joints with putty, plaster or other filler; select premixed paints or prepare paints to match specified colors by mixing portions of pigment, oil and thinning and drying substances; paint surfaces, using brushes, spray guns or rollers; lay out and paint letters and designs to make signs and related items; may cover interior walls and ceilings of offices and related facilities with decorative wallpaper or fabric; and instruct or lead semi-skilled or unskilled assistants.

As a plumber, incumbents assemble, install and repair pipes, fittings and fixtures of heating, water and drainage systems, cut and thread pipe, using pipe cutters, cutting torch and a pipe threading machine; bend pipe to required angle by use of a pipe-bending machine or by placing pipe over block and bending it by hand; assemble and install valves, pipe fittings and pipes composed of metals such as iron, steel, brass, copper and lead and nonmetals such as glass, vitrified clay and plastic; join pipe by use of screws, bolts, fitting or solder, and calk joints; install and repair plumbing fixtures such as sinks, commodes, water heaters, hot water tanks, garbage disposal units and dishwashers; and instruct or lead semi-skilled or unskilled assistants.

As a sheetmetal worker, incumbents fabricate, assemble, install and repair sheet metal products and equipment such as control boxes, drain pipes and ventilators; select gage and type of sheet metal according to product being fabricated and knowledge of metal; set up and operate fabricating machines such as shears, brakes, bending rolls and punch and drill presses to cut, bend and straighten sheet metal; shape metal over anvil, blocks or forms; set up and operate soldering and welding equipment to join together sheet metal parts; smooth seams, joints or burred surfaces, using files and portable grinder or buffer; inspect assemblies and installations to conform with specifications; and instruct or lead semi-skilled and unskilled assistants.

The Physical Plant Craft Worker series consists of three levels. Physical Plant___________(B) and (A) are the fully-skilled levels; Lead Physical Plant___________(B) and (A) are the working supervisory levels; Physical Plant___________Supervisor (B) and (A) are the full supervisory levels.

Class Concepts

Physical Plant_________________Supervisor (B)

Under direction, incumbents supervise and coordinate the work of the Lead Physical Plant_____________(B) in charge of skilled building craft workers and others in the areas of electrical, plumbing and sheetmetal work.

Incumbents typically make hiring selections among job applicants; insure that new and existing staff receive proper training; make daily work schedules and assignments; review work performed at various stages and upon completion; evaluate the performance of subordinate employees; recommend or initiate personnel actions such as promotions, transfers, and disciplinary measures; and maintain various work records and prepare written and oral reports.

Physical Plant________________Supervisor (A)

Under direction, incumbents supervise and coordinate the work of the Lead Physical Plant______________(A) in charge of skilled building craft workers and others in the areas of carpentry, locksmith, masonry and painting work.

Incumbents typically make hiring selections among job applicants; insure that new and existing Staff receive proper training; make daily work schedules and assignments; review work performed at various stages and upon completion; evaluate the performance of subordinate employees; recommend or initiate personnel actions such as promotions, transfers, and disciplinary measures; and maintain various work records and prepare written and oral reports.

Lead Physical Plant_______________(B)

Under general supervision, incumbents serve as working supervisors of one or more skilled building craft crews and others in the areas of electrical, plumbing, and sheetmetal work.

Incumbents typically transmit and explain work orders to craft workers and assistants, help workers or supervisor solve work problems, see that assignments are completed satisfactorily, and perform the range of duties outlined in the Series concept. Additionally, incumbents have limited responsibilities for making or modifying daily work assignments of craft workers and assistants.

Lead Physical Plant_______________(A)

Under general supervision, incumbents serve as working supervisors of one or more skilled building craft crews and others in the areas of carpentry, locksmith, masonry, and painting work.

Incumbents typically transmit and explain work orders to craft workers and assistants, help workers or supervisor solve work problems, see that assignments are completed satisfactorily, and perform the range of duties outlined in the Series concept. Additionally, incumbents have limited responsibilities for making or modifying daily work assignments of craft workers and assistants.

Physical Plant_________________(B)

Under supervision, incumbents perform skilled building maintenance tasks as outlined in the Series concept on a regular and continuing basis in one or more of the crafts involving electrical, plumbing and sheetmetal work.

Physical Plant_________________(A)

Under supervision, incumbents perform skilled building maintenance tasks as outlined in the Series concept on a regular and continuing basis in one or more of the crafts involving carpentry, locksmith, masonry and painting work.

Minimum Qualifications

Physical Plant______________Supervisor (B)

Ability to read, write, and perform basic arithmetic calculations; two years of operational experience in one or more of the crafts involving electrical, plumbing or sheetmetal work, including one year in a supervisory capacity; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Physical Plant______________Supervisor (A)

Ability to read, write, and perform basic arithmetic calculations; two years of operational experience in one or more of the crafts involving carpentry, locksmith, masonry or painting, including one year in a supervisory capacity; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Lead Physical Plant_______________(B)

Ability to read, write, and perform basic arithmetic calculations; two years of operational experience in one or more of the crafts involving electrical, plumbing or sheetmetal work; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Lead Physical Plant_______________(A)

Ability to read, write, and perform basic arithmetic calculations; two years of operational experience in one or more of the crafts involving carpentry, locksmith, masonry, or painting work; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Physical Plant__________________(B)

Ability to read, write, and perform basic arithmetic calculations; four years of responsible experience in one or more of the crafts involving electrical, plumbing or sheetmetal work and achievement of operational level skills; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Physical Plant__________________(A)

Ability to read, write, and perform basic arithmetic calculations; four years of responsible experience in one or more of the crafts involving carpentry, locksmith, masonry or painting work and achievement of operational level skills; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.