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This is skilled work in performing repair and maintenance work to buildings and equipment. An  employee in this class usually works out of a central maintenance shop in which detailed request for  repair and maintenance work are submitted. General instruction and supervision are received from an administrative or maintenance supervisor, but an employee is expected to use some initiative in assuming repair and maintenance assignments and work with minimum supervision. This employee is given considerable latitude in exercising professional skills and independent judgment in the performance of work.


  • Assist in general repair and maintenance of building structures;
  • Makes cost estimates for small repair and maintenance jobs to which assigned and prepares request for materials and supplies needed to complete the assignments;
  • Supervises a small number of laborers and other workers assigned to a given job;
  • Performs a variety of repair jobs involving a combination of skills in gasoline and diesel equipment mechanics;
  • Performs a variety of building and grounds repair jobs involving a combination of skills in carpentry, plumbing, electrical and/or masonry trades;
  • Turns off electrical, water, and gas supply and starts emergency supply when necessary;
  • Performs related work as required.


  • Considerable knowledge of the principles and techniques of at least two of the building or mechanic trades and some knowledge of a variety of the other trades related there to;
  • Knowledge of the methods, practices, tools, and materials of several of the building or mechanic trades;
  • Skill in the use of a wide range of tools and materials of several of the building or mechanic trades;
  • Ability to make inspections to determine the need for repairs and perform or assist in performing a variety of repairs needed for proper maintenance of buildings, grounds, and equipment;
  • Ability to supervise a small group of skilled and other workers assigned to a job;
  • Ability to work for long hours while standing.
  • Ability to read, write, understand and follow simple oral and written instructions.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with all persons contacted during the course of work. 
  • Ability to lift 70 (seventy) pounds or more.


  • High School Diploma or G.E.D. and (3) three years’ experience at the journeyman level in at least two (2) of the building or mechanical trades; or
  • An Associate’s degree in a related area

No person shall be discriminated against in employment or in any other educational program or activity offered by the Virgin Islands Department of Education on account of race, color, creed, national origin, sex, handicap, or age.”

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Christiansted VI 00820

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