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Contact Information:
  • PO Box 189
  • Centreville MI, 49032

  • 125 W. Main St.
  • Centreville MI, 49032
  • Historic Courthouse - Third Floor
  • Phone: (269) 467-5500
  • Fax: (269) 467-5624

Employment Opportunities


Position: Maintenance Technicial - Union Position

Salary: $16.54 per hour, Pay grade 4 in addition to a comprehensive benefit package.

Hours: 40 hours per week; 7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and weekends & holidays as assigned/needed by the Building and Grounds Director

Posting Date: 10/02/2017

Position Summary:

Under the supervision of the Buildings and Grounds Director, performs a wide range of maintenance tasks necessary to ensure that the county’s buildings, facilities and equipment operate safely and efficiently. Incumbents perform semi-skilled maintenance and repair tasks including plumbing, electric, carpentry, painting and plastering. Performs seasonal tasks associated with the maintenance of outside building and grounds, such as lawn care and snow removal and assists in custodial maintenance.

Employment Qualifications:

  • Education: This job requires knowledge normally acquired from a specialized training beyond high school such as that acquired in up to one year of college, technical, vocational or trade school. Course work would typically include subjects such as structural blueprint reading, applied electricity, electric motor maintenance, heating and cooling fundamentals and so forth.
  • Experience: Three years of experience in maintaining buildings, grounds and related equipment. HVAC experience preferred.
  • Other Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Knowledge of applicable laws and regulations, e.g., occupational health and safety, handling of hazardous materials, building and fire codes is desirable. Skills in basic carpentry, plumbing, electrical and masonry (i.e., semi-skilled), is required. Ability to operate electrical and manual tools is required. Ability to read and interpret blueprints and schematic drawings is required. A valid State of Michigan driver’s license is required.
  • Physical Requirements: May be exposed to moderate to extremely disagreeable working conditions at times. Requires significant physical exertion with bending, climbing and lifting. May be required to respond to emergencies on a 24 hour basis to properly address mechanical system issues.

Please direct cover letter and resume to:
Pat Yoder, County Administrator/Controller
St. Joseph County
125 W Main St
Centreville, MI 49032

St. Joseph County, Michigan is an equal opportunity employer.


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