Facilities Maintenance Technician Apprentice-CL

City of Portland | Portland, OR

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Posted Date 2/12/2024

Portland Parks & Recreation is seeking an Apprentice Facilities Maintenance Technician!

Job Appointment: Full-Time
Work Schedule: Mon-Fri. 8-5, alternate schedule may be available after probation. Classroom training is held on weekday evenings and some Saturdays. Attendance is required for classroom training.
Work Location: Portland Parks & Rec Tabor Yard Facility, 6437 SE Division St., Portland, OR 97206. Apprentice will be attending classroom training at Portland Community College Swan Island Trades Center.

Benefits: Please check our benefits tab for an overview of benefits for this position
Union Representation: Portland City Laborers 483 (PCL). To view this labor agreement, please click here. Applicants start at the entry salary rate.

Application Material: Please click APPLY to submit your application via the City of Portland’s online portal. You will need to respond to the supplemental questions and attach a resume.

Position Summary:

The Facilities Maintenance Technician Apprentice (FMTA), under the direction and supervision of journey-level managers, supervisors and team members, assists with and learns to perform preventative maintenance to plumbing, electrical, mechanical systems and related system components.

What you’ll get to do:

  • Assist with the maintenance of induction, air handling, and refrigeration units, including servicing, cleaning, inspecting and troubleshooting all related equipment.
  • Assist with and learn to repair and maintain facilities structures to perform minor repairs to building plumbing, low-voltage, and line voltage electric systems, fire, life and safety protection equipment/ systems, sprinkler systems.
  • Take apart equipment, systems, troubleshoot, perform necessary repairs and then put the equipment, system back together in working order.

The Apprentice Program:

This is an 8000-hour (approximately 4 years) program that provides apprentices with the knowledge and skills required to be a journey Limited Maintenance Electrician, working as a Facilities Maintenance Technician, through a combination of on-the-job and outside classroom training.

In addition to the 8000 hours of on-the-job training, 576 hours of related classroom training is required. The Apprentices' skill development is assessed throughout the program and raises are based on progress in the program. Each apprentice will be required to enroll as student with PCC and pass any required math testing administered by the college. They will also be required to submit monthly job reports to verify training is on-track with the program adjectives.

The 8000 hours of On-The-Job Training are in the following areas:

A. Motors and generators

1. Assembly and testing

2. Repair and maintenance

3. Internal and external connections to change direction of rotation and speed, and for a

change of supply of voltage

4. Motor setting, drives, pulleys, gears, coupling devices

5. Related mechanical equipment (Boilers and Chillers)

6. In place motor cleaning

B. Control: Manual and automatic, including magnetic and solid state, programmable logic

controls and direct digital controls

C. Troubleshooting- Non-Working Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing systems and components

D. Lighting

E. Electrical and Mechanical drawings

The 576 hours of classroom related training is in the following areas:

A. Electricity and electronics

B. Fundamental mechanical principles

C. Mathematics of the trade

D. Federal, state, and local electrical laws, codes and rules

E. Blueprint reading, electrical drawings and pictorial, block, one-line and schematic diagrams

F. Industrial electrical safety

G. Brazing and CFC Certification

I. Electrical and Mechanical Controls

All applicants must review the PCC website associated with this apprenticeship: Limited Maintenance Electrician | Apprenticeship and Trades at PCC

Graduation and /or promotion to journey-level is based on approval and authorization

of the City's Training Apprenticeship Committee (TAC).

About the Bureau:
Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R) is committed to the overall Citywide vision that race will have no detrimental effect on people of color, refugee and immigrant communities in accessing our parks and natural areas, or from the benefit of our services. We recognize, understand, and encourage celebration of the differences that surround us. Diversity and equity are vital to PP&R’s ideals and values. The City of Portland, Oregon is a growing and diverse city of 650,000 residents, nearly 20% of whom speak languages other than English at home. PP&R values a diverse workforce and seeks ways to promote equity and inclusion within the organization and with the public. PP&R encourages applications from candidates with knowledge, ability and experience working with a broad range of individuals and communities with diverse racial, ethnic, and socio-economic backgrounds. Although not required, PP&R encourages candidates that can fluently speak another language to include that information in their application materials. Multilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.

Virtual Zoom Meet & Greet Opportunity

Come meet the hiring manager and the senior recruiter! We'll be talking about the position duties and responsibilities, day to day life in the role, review the announcement, discuss how to apply, and answer questions you may have about the position.

February 20, 2024 12:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Zoom Meeting Link:


Meeting ID: 869 6183 9744

Have a question?
Contact Hannah Zeilenga
Senior Recruiter

The following minimum qualifications are required for this position:

1. Basic knowledge of the trades (plumbing, electrical, HVAC/refrigeration)

2. Ability to handle and safely use tools used in the trades. (i.e. pliers, screwdrivers, electronic meters, hammers)

3. Ability to work and communicate effectively with co-workers in a diverse workforce

4. Ability to understand and operate technical equipment such as work-related testing

equipment, phones, tables and computers.

5. The ability to learn, read and understand Technical manuals, Maintenace documents, and Electrical drawings.

Applicants must also possess:

  • A valid state driver’s license and acceptable driving record at the time of hire.
  • A high school diploma or GED Equivalency Certificate at the time of hire.
  • Ability to register as a PCC student: Limited Maintenance Electrician | Apprenticeship and Trades at PCC
  • Ability to pass the Physical Capabilities Test after an offer of employment has been made and accepted.
  • Ability to pass pre-employment physical examination after an offer of employment has been made and accepted.
  • Must be at least 18 years of age at the time of hire.

STEP 1: Apply online between February 12th – February 26th, 2024

Required Application Materials:

  • Resume
  • Answer to the Supplemental Questions (click on the Questions tab to preview the questions)

Optional Application Materials:

  • If you would like to request Veteran's Preference, please submit your Veteran documents (ex, DD214-Member 4, VA Benefit Letter, etc.) by the closing date of the recruitment.

Application Tips:

  • Your responses to the supplemental questions should include details describing your education, training and/or experience, and where obtained, which clearly reflects your qualifications for each of the numbered items in the "To Qualify" section of this announcement.
  • Your résumé should support the details described in your responses to the supplemental questions.
  • Salary Range/Equity Pay Analysis: Please note per the Oregon State Pay Equity Law your salary is determined based on the experience and education listed in your resume/application. It is strongly encouraged to include any transferable experience (paid or unpaid regardless of how recent) to ensure your offer is reflective of all directly related and equivalent experience.
  • Do not attach any additional documents.
  • Please note, all completed applications for this position must be submitted no later than on the closing date and time of this recruitment.

Step 2: Minimum Qualification Evaluation: Week of February 26th, 2024

  • An evaluation of each applicant's training and paid and unpaid experience, as demonstrated in their resume and supplemental questions, weighted 100%.
  • Your résumé and responses to the supplemental questions will be the basis for our evaluation of your qualifications for this position. Incomplete or inappropriate information may result in disqualification.
  • You have 14 days from the notice of the minimum qualification evaluation results to let us know if you would like to review and discuss your evaluation result. Please read the City of Portland Administrative Rule 3.01 for complete information.
  • Additional evaluation may be required prior to establishment of the eligible list and/or final selection.

Step 3: Establishment of Eligible List: Week of March 4th, 2024

  • Candidates who meet the minimum qualifications will be placed on the equally ranked eligible list.
  • Please note, the selection process may take up to 90 days from the notification of being placed on the eligible list.

Step 4: Selection (Interview): Mid-March

  • Hiring bureau will review and select candidates for an interview.
  • Please note, the selection process may take up to 90 days from the notification of being placed on the eligible list.

Step 5: Offer of Employment: Late March

Step 6: Start Date: TBD

  • A start date will be determined after all conditions of employment have been met.

*Timeline is approximate and subject to change.

Click here for additional information regarding the following:
  • City of Portland Core Values
  • Recruitment Process - Work Status
  • Equal Employment Opportunity
  • Veteran Preference
  • ADA, Pregnancy, and Religious Accommodations

An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer

Salary56,056.00 - 88,732.80 Annual
Listing Type
Construction/Facilities | Facilities | Government/Public Agency | Maintenance
Position Type
Full Time
Employer Type
Direct Employer
56056.00 - 88732.80
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