Nationwide Senior Facilities Technician in Des Moines, Iowa

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Day/Hours: Saturday-Wednesday 2:30pm-10:30pm

JOB SUMMARY: Team member responsible for facility maintenance services and operations including plumbing, carpentry, painting, plastering, electrical maintenance, HVAC maintenance and operations, housekeeping and landscape/grounds maintenance.

Job Description

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP:Reports to Supervisor/Manager.


  1. Utilizes advanced skills to perform maintenance service and repairs in a specialized technical and skilled trade for the organization's facilities.

  2. Ensures maximum efficient operations of facilities and equipment, as well as the care of all grounds and support equipment, through the direction of a technical support staff. Ensures that all systems including utility infrastructure are fully operational and inspected in accordance with accepted standards and practices, including preventive maintenance schedules.

  3. Develops and implements preventive maintenance and repair programs and procedures for structural, HVAC, electrical, mechanical, & plumbing and/or refrigeration systems for the company facilities.

  4. May act as a source of direction for the training and guidance of the less experienced staff.

  5. Remains familiar with and complies with all Federal, State and local safety and environmental laws and regulations.

  6. Performs other duties as assigned.

  7. PREDICTIVE: Serves as part of a team responsible for preventive/predictive infrastructure maintenance and repair; also part of a team responsible for developing preventive/predictive maintenance and repair solutions.

  8. STRUCTURAL: Serves as part of a team responsible for carpentry, masonry, and painting and lock work as related to facility maintenance and developing solutions to facility maintenance issues.

  9. ELECTRICAL: Serves as part of a team responsible for preventive/predictive electrical infrastructure maintenance and repair; also part of a team responsible for developing preventive/predictive electrical facility infrastructure maintenance and repair solutions.

  10. HVAC & HVAC OPERATIONS: Serves as part of a team responsible for HVAC, HVAC Controls facility maintenance, developing HVAC and HVAC Controls facility maintained and solutions. Responds to customer service requests including but not limited to: hot calls, cold calls, odor complaints; tests and inspects water and life safety systems (sprinklers, fire pumps, emergency generators, etc.) administers chemical treatment programs; responds to all maintenance, fire systems and emergency calls.

  11. PLUMBING: Serves as part of a team responsible for plumbing, refrigeration and mechanical systems as they relate to facility maintenance; will be part of team responsible for developing solutions for plumbing, refrigeration and mechanical system facility maintenance issues.


Education: High school diploma or equivalent.

Licenses/Designations: Industry trade certifications strongly preferred.

Experience:At least four years of related work experience. May have experience and skills in carpentry, painting, plastering, electrical maintenance, plumbing, HVAC maintenance and operations, janitorial and/or grounds maintenance.

Knowledge: General knowledge of HVAC mechanical and life safety systems, motor controls, vibration analysis and equipment balancing. Must have general knowledge of all codes, principles and techniques associated with the installation, maintenance, repair ad operation of HVAC mechanical systems and devices. Must be knowledgeable in mechanical test equipment.

Skills/Competencies: Must have ability to install, maintain repair and operate moderately complex HVAC, plumbing, or electrical system and devices. Must be able to troubleshoot and test moderately complex HVAC mechanical systems and components. Must be able to interpret blue prints and electrical schematics.

Values: Regularly and consistently demonstrates the Nationwide Values and Guiding Behaviors.

Staffing Exceptions to the above minimum job requirements must be approved by the Manager, Facilities and Manager/Consultant HR.


Overtime Eligibility: Eligible (Nonexempt).

Working Conditions: Building maintenance environment. Overtime and non standard work hours as needed. May be required to work non-standard and/or rotating shifts. May be required to work outside in various weather conditions. Requires the ability to lift and carry objects weighing over 50 ponds, and to push/move up to 100 pounds. Ability to lift, carry, walk, kneel, stoop, climb, balance, work from heights. Frequent exposure to cleaning chemicals and solutions.

ADA: The above statements cover what are generally believed to the principal and essential function of this job. Specific circumstances may allow or require some associated assigned to the job to perform a somewhat different combination of duties.

Safety Sensitive: This job has been identified as a Safety Sensitive position and in accordance with our substance free work place program may be subject to random alcohol and other drug testing.

Job Evaluation Activity: Revised 12/2010 DLR.

Additional Job Description

Smoke-Free Iowa Statement: Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company, its affiliates and subsidiaries comply with the Iowa Smokefree Air Act. Smoking is prohibited in all enclosed areas on or around company premises as well as company issued vehicles. The company offers designated smoking areas in which smoking is permitted at each individual location. The Act prohibits retaliation for reporting complaints or violations. For more information on the Iowa Smokefree Air Act, individuals may contact the Smokefree Air Act Helpline at 888-944-2247.

Job ID: 50419