Facilities Maintenance Technician

$18.19 - $25.20 hourly
  • Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority
  • 2700 South Industrial Highway, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
  • Oct 20, 2021
Full time Facilities General Labor Installation-Maint-Repair Skilled Labor Technical/Technician

Job Description

The following FULL-TIME position posting will be open through April 7th, 2021:

Facilities Maintenance Technician

Pay Rate: $18.19/hour during training

            $21.83/hour after training

                                   $25.20/hour after one year of employment

Shift is determined by union seniority. Hours may vary, weekend work likely.

Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer


  1. Must meet minimum requirements of the position.

March 24, 2021 - April 7, 2021 Employment Applications

  1. Submit an Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority Employment Application Form (on-line or paper), completed in its entirety.
  2. Apply online at theride.org
  3. Paper applications must be received in the AAATA office at 2700 S. Industrial Highway, Ann Arbor, MI 48104 no later than 5:00PM on March 4, 2021. Paper applications are available at the same address.
  4. Faxed or emailed applications will not be accepted.
  5. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.

After April 7, 2021 - Interviews will begin

  1. Interviews will be granted to selected qualified candidates as applications are received.
  2. Qualified candidates selected for an interview will be notified via telephone.
  3. Applicants who are not selected for an interview will receive notification they are no longer being considered.



Utilizes a variety of skills and basic knowledge to perform maintenance, repair, or replacement activities as needed on all AAATA facilities (and their appurtenances) including buildings, offices, shelters, stops, signs, fences, gates, lawns, parking lots, sidewalks, etc. Works cooperatively with AAATA hourly, management employees, and contractors to ensure that the quality, timeliness, and quantity of facility maintenance efforts are acceptable.


  1. Maintains floors, parking lots, curbs, sidewalks and other paved or graveled areas by power and/or hand scrubbing, sweeping and vacuuming.
  2. Cleans and maintains storage cabinets, windows, doors, guard rails, and other fixtures. Empties trash dumpsters, recycle containers and scrap bins.
  3. Maintains hydraulic hoists, hoist controls, pumps and plumbing by performing preventative maintenance, repairs, and keeping accurate records.
  4. Performs maintenance and keeps records on fire prevention system (smoke alarms, sprinklers, extinguishers, hoses, etc.). Supervises preventative maintenance by subcontractors. Assists with annual fire alarm and riser.
  5. Performs preventative maintenance and supervision and support for contaminated waste processing, storage, removal and disposal. Cleans all primary and secondary waste containers at all AAATA facilities.
  6. Maintains the fleet fueling system(s) using preventative maintenance, record keeping, repairing or supervising the repair of fuel system meters, hoses, nozzles, underground tanks, valves, filters, pipes, pumps, etc.
  7. Maintains water and sewer systems (plumbing, bathrooms, drains, meters, sinks, softeners, disposal and trench drains, bus washers, filters, sumps, etc.). Keeps records on repairs, cleaning, painting and ordering spare parts.
  8. Coordinates the repair of time devices, including master clock, time clocks, time stamps, and regular wall clocks.
  9. Provides effective interior and exterior lighting systems using preventative maintenance, repair, replacement, cleaning, upgrade and ordering parts for interior, exterior and emergency lights, ballasts, starters, lenses and fuses.
  10. Maintains lawns, shrubbery, groundcovers, flowers, plants, and trees at all locations. Services, maintains, and stores lawn care equipment.
  11. Removes snow and ice from buildings, sidewalks, boarding locations, shelters, and driveways. Uses salts and chemicals to control buildups of snow and ice. Services and maintains equipment used in snow/ice removal.
  12. Properly services bus stop signs, shelters, map cases, kiosks, detour signs, benches, trash receptacles around bus stop zones, shelters, and park-and-ride facilities. (Includes coordinating with MissDig to excavating.)
  13. Repair/replace doors, gates, windows, glass, and facility appurtenances.
  14. Performs semiskilled plumbing, electrical, mechanical, and carpentry duties as may be associated with minor repairs or improvements to facilities.
  15. Assists in overseeing contractors used in minor construction projects such as bus shelter pads, curb cuts, lead walks, door/gate repairs, electrical repairs and wiring, pump and motor replacement, roof repairs, plumbing, etc.
  16. Coordinates with Parts Department and/or Facilities Maintenance Lead to care, store, and account for inventories used in activities. Recommends to supervisors to stock or re-stock needed materials, supplies, and equipment.
  17. Completes and maintains work orders, journals, reports, and other records as necessary to document, track, and otherwise control and assess the repair, maintenance, or replacement of all facilities and their appurtenances.
  18. Daily drives Authority vehicles including transporting fellow workers, supplies, and equipment to and between various locations in order to perform facilities maintenance duties at all AAATA facilities.
  19. Prepares weekly reports of activities, the consumption of parts and materials, and inventory control and purchasing of replacement supplies.
  20. Maintains current system knowledge. Provides customer service at bus stops using personal knowledge, schedule books, and other resources.
  21. Other duties as may be required or assigned.

Employees are required to perform other related functions as assigned.



  • High school diploma.
  • Prefer vocational certification or college courses.


  • Two years previous facility maintenance experience in a similar industry.


  • Valid Driver's License


  • Ability to read and interpret technical documents and instruments.
  • Good communication skills; including good command of English.
  • Memorize and retain detail.
  • Problem solving and reasoning ability.
  • Performs as an effective team member.


  • Occasional lifting, carrying, pushing, or pulling of equipment, tools and supplies weighing up to 75 lbs.