Facility Maintenance Worker

Open until filled

This position is responsible to help support the City of Merriam’s mission in helping to present well-maintained, clean, and sanitary City properties; these duties will be performed in a safe manner, while promoting the City of Merriam’s values.

 Essential duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Performs routine inspections and preventive maintenance of facilities, equipment and grounds
  • Maintains records both electronic and written related to inspections and maintenance
  • Provides well-maintained exterior grounds by sweeping, keeping rain gutters clean and functioning, removing snow/ ice buildup from sidewalks, and picking up litter
  • Keeps and accurate inventory of supplies and informs supervisor when items need to be replenished
  • Performs minor semi-skilled interior building maintenance and repairs such as painting, floor covering, plumbing, carpentry, electrical, mechanical, and other unskilled to semi-skilled trade work
  • Maintains clean premises to include windows, walls, metal, woodwork
  • Inspects HVAC and performs seasonal maintenance on equipment
  • Installs office equipment and arranges furniture as requested
  • Operating small powered equipment such as leaf blowers and power washers
  • Maintains beautified grounds including watering, weed removal, mulching, and some limb removal/trimming
  • Maintains interior of City-owned buildings by performing custodial care duties
  • Operates lawnmower, edger, string trimmer, snow blower, and trimmers
  • Driving City-owned vehicles; will load, haul, unload equipment, gravel, sand and salt in a variety of weather conditions
  • Promotes city values at all times
  • Wears appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Ability to effectively communicate verbally and to follow oral and /or written instruction
  • Ability to work without the need for close supervision; keeping personal safety in mind
  • Ability to work outdoors in all conditions
  • Working knowledge of various equipment, materials, and supplies used in building and grounds maintenance
  • Knowledge of safe operation of the tools needed to make minor repairs
  • Ability to perform heavy, manual tasks for extended periods of time
  • Ability to stand and walk on concrete and/ or uneven surfaces for extended periods of time


  • High School Diploma or GED
  • At least 1 year of experience relating to construction, maintenance, or repair
  • Must have valid State Driver’s license and Commercial Driver’s License Certification; or the ability to obtain a CDL within 8 weeks from hire date
  • We will train the right candidate!


If reasonable accommodation is necessary to apply contact Stephanie Thompson: sthompson@merriam.org