Position Classification Description

Position Class Code / Title: Q4004 / Lead Facilities Services Tech
Recruitment Tier: Tier 1
FLSA: Non-Exempt
Grade: 08

This is a description of a Staff Position Classification. It is not an announcement of a position opening. To view descriptions of current openings, please go to UNMJobs and Search Postings to view positions that are currently accepting applications.

The following statements are intended to describe, in broad terms, the general functions and responsibility levels characteristic of positions assigned to this classification. They should not be viewed as an exhaustive list of the specific duties and prerequisites applicable to individual positions that have been so classified.


Performs multi-craft functions, which may include non-technical electrical, plumbing, grounds, carpentry, locksmith, custodial, and painting; provides day-to-day coordination and leadership to other employees performing similar work.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Coordinates the work of other facilities services technicians in completion of maintenance work orders; assists others with complex tasks.
  2. Maintains inventory of parts and supplies for facilities repairs; orders materials as needed.
  3. Monitors, maintains, and performs standard repairs to building electrical, plumbing, heating, ventilation and cooling systems.
  4. Assists licensed plumbers, electricians and HVAC personnel as appropriate.
  5. Prepares job estimates for customers including time and materials costs.
  6. Performs quality inspections on work completed by other facilities services technicians.
  7. Prepares and maintains records on all maintenance activities.
  8. Oversees the work of employees in supporting roles, including assigning workload and monitoring employee performance.
  9. Ensures proper care in the use and maintenance of equipment and supplies; promotes continuous improvement of workplace safety and environmental practices.
  10. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Minimum Job Requirements

  • High school diploma or GED; at least 3 years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.
  • Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

  • Knowledge of supplies, equipment, and/or services ordering and inventory control.
  • Ability to prepare engineering documents, specifications and cost estimates for projects.
  • Ability to monitor and/or maintain quality control standards.
  • Ability to complete routine paperwork.
  • Records maintenance skills.
  • Knowledge of facilities services including electrical, plumbing, HVAC, utility operations, building maintenance, carpentry and finish work.
  • Ability to use hand and power tools applicable to trade.
  • Ability to lead and train employees, to include organizing, prioritizing, and scheduling work assignments.
  • Ability to repair and maintain appliances and heating and cooling equipment.
  • Ability to read, understand, follow, and enforce safety procedures.
  • Organizing and coordinating skills.
  • Ability to foster a cooperative work environment.

Distinguishing Characteristics

    Position Requires: a) Performing multi-craft non-technical functions including electrical, plumbing, grounds, carpentry, locksmith, custodial, and painting; b) Coordinating the work of lower level technicians; c) Preparing job estimates including time and materials cost; d) Inspecting the work of other technicians; and e) Maintaining inventory of parts and supplies, reordering when necessary.

Conditions of Employment

  • Possession of a valid New Mexico driver's license is a requirement for this job.
  • Must pass a pre-employment criminal background check.
  • Successful candidate must submit to post-offer, pre-employment physical examination and medical history check.
  • Employees who provide services or work in patient care or clinical areas are required to be in compliance with the University's influenza vaccination requirement.
  • All regular, non-temporary positions assigned to this classification are represented by a labor union and subject to the terms and conditions of the CWA Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Working Conditions and Physical Effort

  • Work involves almost constant exposure to unusual elements, such as extreme temperatures, toxic chemicals, biohazardous materials, dirt, dust, fumes, smoke, and/or loud noises.
  • Considerable physical activity. Requires heavy physical work; heavy lifting, pushing, or pulling required of objects up to 50 pounds. Physical work is a primary part (more than 70%) of job.
  • Work environment involves exposure to potentially dangerous materials and situations that require following extensive safety precautions and may include the use of protective equipment.

The University of New Mexico provides all training required by OSHA to ensure employee safety.

Revised Date: 05/02/2021