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Maintenance Craftsman, Senior

Health and Welfare

Open for Recruitment: January 12, 2018 - January 19, 2018
Announcement # 06632009668
Salary Range: $15.75 per hour -Plus Competitive Benefits!

Location(s): Blackfoot

The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare is currently seeking a full-time Maintenance Craftsman, Senior at State Hospital South in Blackfoot.

Incumbents may work in all weather conditions and move in and around confined spaces. These positions are building maintenance oriented - not construction. These positions involve lifting and carrying items weighing approximately 90 pounds, bending, stooping, shoveling, and climbing ladders.

Applicants will be required to pass a background investigation after a conditional offer of employment. SHS is a tobacco free workplace.


  • Assists journeyman electricians in new installations
  • Maintains and repairs panels, circuits, wiring, and related systems and replaces switches, receptacles, ballasts, fuse boxes, heat systems, motors, fans and lights
  • Assists journeyman plumbers in the installation and remodeling of plumbing systems
  • Maintains and repairs plumbing fixtures, lavatories, faucets, sinks, tubs, water heaters and water service and drain lines and installs domestic, irrigation, and sprinkler systems
  • Installs ceramic floor and wall tile, linoleum, plastic laminate and similar products
  • Repairs built-up, shake, shingle, and other roofs
  • Patches holes in walls using sheetrock, plywood, tile, and plaster and re-glazes windows
  • Builds walls, partitions, benches, decks, and tables; sketches from oral instructions and works from drawings to design and build specialty items
  • Maintains and repairs heating, ventilating, and air conditioning equipment such as air compressors, dryers, strainers, pneumatic and electronic controls and piping systems
  • Ensures water and steam coils, motors, belts, pulleys, condenser pans, duct work, dampers, and related systems are working properly
  • Conducts preventive maintenance on building devices and systems; operates equipment used in building maintenance and repair

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Good knowledge of carpentry, plumbing, electrical and general building maintenance
  • Some knowledge of HVAC and mechanical systems maintenance
  • Some knowledge of building codes
  • Experience performing skilled carpentry, plumbing, electrical, and building maintenance repair
  • Experience using and maintaining tools and equipment normally associated with carpentry, mechanics, plumbing, and electrical work
  • Experience reading blueprints and schematics


There is an exam for this position to determine an applicant's eligibility. Click the "Preview Exam" button below to review the exam. You must receive a score of 76 to pass this exam. If at any time during the screening/testing process your responses or resume do not support the answers you provided, your name will be removed from the register.

How to Apply:

Click on any Apply Online button and follow the instructions provided to complete the Application Checklist and Exam for this position. When updating your online application information, please select Health and Welfare under "Agencies," full-time under "Job Type/Shift" and Blackfoot under "Cities.


Preview Exam

Hiring is done without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age or disability. In addition, preference may be given to veterans who qualify under state and federal laws and regulations. If you need special accommodations to satisfy testing requirements, please contact the Division of Human Resources.