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Facilities Technician

Facilities Technician


Are you ready to embark on a rewarding career path that contributes to the safety and well-being of the Renton community? We are currently seeking a dedicated Facilities Technician to join our ranks. This role is not just a job; it’s an opportunity to be an integral part of a team that impacts lives and makes a real difference in the community every day.

As our future Facilities Technician, you embody a friendly and personable demeanor, coupled with a strong focus on customer service. Your role is pivotal in ensuring smooth operations of our fire stations and creating a welcoming environment for all. Your ability to connect, communicate effectively, and maintain positive relationships with Renton RFA staff, community members, and third-party vendors is key to your success in this role.

As a qualified applicant, it is the expectation that you work well independently and are highly efficient and effective in doing so. You must also possess a strong desire to continually learn and build your skillset in a variety of facilities-related areas. If you enjoy being a key part of a team that supports  first responders while growing in your position as a facilities expert, we encourage you to apply today!

Job Summary:

Under the direction of the Deputy Chief of Support Services, perform a variety of trade and maintenance work requiring operating specialized machines and hand, power, and automotive equipment in the daily maintenance work of owned and leased facilities.

Work is performed with considerable independence in accordance with specific instructions and defined procedures and schedules. Facilities Technician III defines objectives, priorities, and deadlines; and assists employee with unusual situations, which do not have clear objectives or precedents. Employee plans and carries out assignments and handles problems and deviations in accordance with instructions, policies, procedures and/or accepted practices. Work is evaluated for technical soundness and conformity to practice and policy.

Job Duties / Responsibilities:

Essential Functions:

  • Familiar with, follow and actively support the Department’s mission, vision, and values
  • Familiar with basic Regional Fire Authority policies, procedures, and structure; applicable local, state, and federal laws, codes, regulations, and ordinances.
  • Applies quality customer service principles and concepts to assist internal and external
    customers in a patient, courteous and tactful manner.
  • Assist with completing structural remodels, including reading and following approved architectural plans, creating material lists, material installation, and calling for necessary inspections.
  • Performs plumbing, carpentry, electrical, locksmith, appliance, and HVAC inspection, troubleshooting, maintenance and repair work.
  • Performs a variety of building maintenance and repair tasks.
  • Performs exhaust extraction equipment preventative maintenance and repair work.
  • Assist with performing drill tower burn prop and smoke generating system preventative maintenance and repair work.
  • Perform fire alarm and fire protection sprinkler system preventative maintenance and repair.
  • Completes electronic and written maintenance request reports.
  • Inspects, maintains, and repairs assigned equipment, instruments, and small tools for proper operating condition.
  • Assists with the development and implementation of preventative maintenance plans and special maintenance projects.
  • Ensures owned and leased facilities are in compliance with applicable codes by taking appropriate maintenance action to maintain building safety and efficiency
  • Maintains reasonable, predictable, and regular attendance during the standard workweek.
  • Other duties as assigned.

First Review:



Facilities Tech I: $64,920 – $79,140 Annually
Facilities Tech II: $80,957 – $98,690 Annually


Benefits include medical, dental and vision, 457(b) and DRS/PERS retirement plans.  Other benefits include: paid holidays, personal days, management leave, life insurance and LTD. For more information regarding benefits with Renton RFA, view our Benefits Guide.

Job Type:

Regular Full-Time


Renton Fire Station, WA


Support Services


Reports To:  Facilities Manager

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or equivalent (GED)
  • An applicant must be a citizen of the United States or a lawful permanent resident and be able to read and write the English language as specified in RCW 41.08.070.
  • Must be 18 years of age.
  • Two (2) years’ experience in building maintenance and repair.
  • In place of the above requirement, the incumbent may possess any combination of relevant education and experience which would demonstrate the individual’s knowledge, skill and ability to perform the essential functions listed above.
  • Valid drivers license in good standing.
  • Ability to obtain the appropriate certificates or licenses as required by law, ordinances, and department regulations in the area of work employed, for example, Class A or B CDL, welding certification or electrical license or certification.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Specialty training and/or completion of a related vocational/technical program in the building trades. Prior experience with boom trucks, backhoes, forklift, and dump trucks. Welding experience.

Demonstrated Attributes:

  • Skilled trades and facilities maintenance.
  • Knowledge of applicable local, state, and federal laws, codes, regulations, and ordinances for all projects.
  • Applies quality customer service principles and concepts to assist internal and external customers in a patient, courteous and tactful manner.
  • Demonstrate and maintain knowledge of preventative maintenance and record keeping.
  • Read, understand, and interpret building plan drawings, sketches, diagrams, and schematics.
  • Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Problem solving and time management.
  • Understand and follow direction given.
  • Meet schedules and deadlines.

Work Environment / Physical Demands:

Physical strength to exert force and/or lift or carry objects weighing up to 60 pounds occasionally, and 10 to 25 pounds frequently. Occasionally required to lift up to 110 pounds with the assistance of another worker. Requires endurance to move about and from location to location frequently. Required to push and/or pull equipment. Frequently reaches and uses hands and arms and/or feet and legs to move controls on machinery or equipment. Requires repetitive hand motion associated with hand and power tools. Required to kneel, crouch, bend, stoop, climb, balance on ladders, or crawl. Work is conducted in both indoor and outdoor environments.

Approved reasonable accommodation requests will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

Application Process

Submit the following information by clicking the Apply Now button below:

  1. Cover letter explaining your interest in the position.
  2. Current resume.
  3. Answers to supplemental questions.
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