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Facility Maintenance Technician

Date Posted:
Department: Maintenance
Salary Grade: 60

Compensation: $31,236
Hours: Full-time

Deadline: Open until filled

Position Objectives


This job will be responsible for ground maintenance, mowing and weed control,cleaning up parking areas around buildings, trash pickup at county facilities and building maintenance of McDowell County facilities and related properties. Experience in lawn care and maintenance is preferred. This position is full time with a weekly schedule of Monday – Friday from 7:30 am – 3:30 pm.

Under limited supervision performs a variety of landscaping and maintenance duties in the care and maintenance of landscaped areas and facilities throughout the County. Work involves operating, maintaining and performing routine repairs on medium to light equipment and using hand tools to trim grass, trees and plants. Supervises and assigns work duties of workforce inmates and community service personnel assigned to Facility Maintenance Department for grounds keeping and Facility Maintenance duties. Work schedule and assignments are coordinated with the Facility Maintenance Supervisor daily.

Duties & Responsibilities

Performs a variety of landscaping duties to include mowing, edging, fertilizing, mulching, planting, trimming, raking, pruning, watering, etc. Provides for the general care and maintenance of plants, flowers, grass and trees.

Cleans debris at County buildings, floral displays areas, parking lots and transports to convenience centers and dumpster sites. Cleans restrooms, and other county facilities.

Maintains assigned vehicles, tools and equipment used in maintenance and landscaping duties. Performs preventive maintenance and routine repair on tools and equipment as needed to attain serviceability. Ensures tools and supplies are properly cleaned, stored and secured. Maintains order in equipment storage areas.

Maintains an accurate inventory of tools and equipment.

Performs a variety of maintenance tasks to include painting, changing bulbs, assisting in plumbing and electrical repairs and assisting in carpentry work. Duties may include housekeeping and semi-skilled maintenance tasks maintaining cleanliness and repair of all county buildings, grounds, and other facilities.

Employees must abide by safety rules and regulations and use care and accuracy in handling chemical cleaning supplies. Work subjects the employee to inside and outside environmental conditions, noise, vibration, hazards associated with maintenance work, fumes, chemicals, mists, gasses and oils. Duties may also expose the employees to human body fluids and thus the work is subject to the OSHA requirements on blood borne pathogens.

Work is assigned daily and is reviewed by the Facility Maintenance Supervisor by observation of quality and quantity of work completed and timeliness of completion.

Minimum Requirements

Effective communication skills

Valid NC Driver’s License

High School diploma or GED


Benefited after 30 days

Medical, dental, and life insurance
Sick, vacation, and holiday pay
Membership in the Local Government Retirement System

Supplemental retirement 401k/457

How to Apply



APPLICANTS WILL BE GIVEN CREDIT ONLY FOR INFORMATION PROVIDED IN RESPONSE TO THIS ANNOUNCEMENT. No additional information will be solicited by the McDowell County; therefore, persons who submit incomplete applications may not receive full credit for their education, training and experience.


McDowell County is an equal opportunity employer.  It is the policy of the County to recruit, hire, train and promote individuals without regard to age, sex, race, color, religion, political affiliation or national origin. The County will interactively work with disabled applicants and employees to identify reasonable accommodations that will allow the individual to perform essential job functions. 


McDowell County participates in E-Verify.


Applications are available:


  • on our website:

     under “Job Opportunities”

  • McDowell County Administration Building(s):

              60 East Court St Marion, NC 28752 ​

              25 W Fort Street Marion, NC 28752


Applications can be submitted:

              60 East Court Street Marion, NC 28752

              25 W Fort Street Marion, NC 28752

  • or by Mail to:

               McDowell County Human Resources

               60 East Court Street Marion, NC 28752

  • or by email to: 


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