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Maintenance Craftsman Senior - SHN

Posting Begin Date: 2024/01/10
Posting End Date: 2024/04/10
Category: Maintenance
Sub Category: Trades
Work Type: Full Time
Location: Orofino, ID, United States
Minimum Salary: 19.00
Maximum Salary: 19.00
Pay Rate Type: Hourly

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People Making a Difference!

A one-time $1000 SIGN-ON BONUS is being offered for newly hired Maintenance Craftsman Seniors.

***Sign-on bonus program criteria must be met.

Looking for full-time work with benefits? The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare is seeking applicants to work full-time (40 hours per week) as a Maintenance Craftsman, Senior at State Hospital North in Orofino.

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. 

Successful candidates will be required to complete a criminal history background investigation. Employment is dependent upon satisfactory results of the investigation. 

This is an ongoing announcement which means at the time applicants apply, we may or may not have an opening. Those applicants that take and pass the exam to show they meet the minimum qualifications will be placed on the referral list. When a position becomes available, the hiring supervisor will then directly contact those applicants they wish to interview off the referral list.



We have one of the Nation's best state retirement systems(PERSI) that offers a lifetime benefit.


  • excellent medical, dental and vision insurance- (full-time) employee only coverage for PPO $65/month for medical and vision & $11.80/month for dental
  • generous vacation and sick leave accrual beginning as soon as you start
  • 11 paid holidays a year
  • paid parental leave
  • multiple savings plans, optional 401K, and optional 457
  • basic life insurance for employee and family (employee covered at one times annual salary; spouse covered at $10,000; child covered at $5,000)
  • wellness programs
  • ongoing training opportunities
  • an opportunity for student loan forgiveness
  • and more!


Facility Maintenance:


  • Maintains and repairs panels, circuits, wiring, and related systems. 
  • Replaces switches, receptacles, ballast's, fuse boxes, heat systems, motors, fans and lights. 
  • Repairs electric motors and extension cords. 
  • Installs communication cable and telephone lines. 
  • Assists journeyman electricians in new installations. 


  • Maintains and repairs plumbing fixtures, lavatories, faucets, sinks, tubs, water heaters and water service and drain lines. 
  • Installs domestic, irrigation, and sprinkler systems. 
  • Cleans/unclogs pipes, tanks, floor drains and sewers. 
  • Cuts and threads or sweats pipe. 
  • Repairs steam traps and pipes on heat systems. 
  • Conducts preventive maintenance of plumbing and steam systems. 
  • Assists journeyman plumbers in the installation and remodeling of plumbing 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. 
  • Reglazes windows. 
  • Builds walls, partitions, benches, decks, and tables. 
  • Sketches from oral instructions and works from drawings to design and build specialty items. 
  • Builds and sets forms and pours and finishes concrete. 
  • Builds fences and gates. 


  • Maintains and repairs heating, ventilating, and air conditioning equipment such as air compressors, dryers, strainers, pneumatic and electronic controls and piping systems. 
  • Insures water and steam coils, motors, belts, pulleys, condenser pans, duct work, dampers, and related systems are working properly. 
  • Repairs fire alarm and pumping systems.


  • Conducts preventive maintenance on building devices and systems. 
  • Operates equipment used in building maintenance and repair. 
  • Performs machinist work involving design and fabrication of specialized parts and equipment. 
  • Welds and repairs and fabricates brackets, fixtures, and similar items. 
  • Rebuilds motors and performs mechanical and preventive maintenance work on equipment. 
  • Lays brick, stone, and block. 
  • Removes debris from area. 
  • Repairs appliances. 
  • Responds to emergency call-backs. 
  • Functions as lead worker over other maintenance staff and assists with general related trade duties.


You must possess all the minimum qualifications below to pass the exam for this position. Please make sure your resume or work history supports your meeting the minimum qualifications for this position. Failure to do this may disqualify you from being considered for this position.

  • Good knowledge of carpentry, plumbing, electrical and general building maintenance; 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. Typically requires completion of formal training (such as in a vocational technical school) covering all the following skills OR at least two (2) years of professional work experience performing all the following skills: skilled carpentry, plumbing, electrical, and building maintenance repair and using and maintaining tools and equipment normally associated with carpentry, mechanics, plumbing, and electrical work.
  • Some knowledge of HVAC and mechanical systems maintenance. Typically requires formal training/education specific to HVAC systems OR approximately 6 months of (supervised) professional work experience performing routine HVAC maintenance. Performing limited HVAC maintenance on an occasional basis or home maintenance is not qualifying. Experience must have been gained in a professional work capacity and must have been a primary responsibility of your job.
  • Some knowledge of building codes. Typically requires completion of formal training such as in a vocational technical school OR two years of work experience.
  • Experience reading blueprints and schematics. Typically requires completion of formal training such as in vocational technical school OR at least two years of work experience.

Learn About a Career with DHW

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If you have questions, please contact us at:

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(answered Monday through Friday during business hours MST)

EMAIL: [email protected]

PHONE: (208) 334-0681


The State of Idaho is committed to providing equal employment opportunities and prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, political affiliation or belief, sex, national origin, genetics, or any other status protected under applicable federal, state, or local laws.

The State of Idaho is committed to access and reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities, auxiliary aids and services are available upon request. If you require an accommodation at any step in our recruitment process, you are encouraged to contact (208) 334-2263 (TTY/TTD: 711), or email [email protected].

Preference may be given to veterans who qualify under state and federal laws and regulations.