Maintenance Mechanic III, Houston, Texas

Created 11/25/2021
Reference 479842
Job type Full Time
Country United States
State Texas
City Houston
Salary $19.40 - $22.10 Hourly

Applications will be accepted from: ALL PERSONS INTERESTED
Division/ Section: Terminal Management / International Services
Workdays & Hours:
Shift work, including rotation, weekends, and holidays (subject to change)

The International Services Team strives to firmly establish the airport as a 5-Star organization by engaging talented airport professionals who embrace the core values of the Houston Airport System. Our mission is to ensure a friendly, safe, and efficient operating environment by maintaining strict compliance with federal, state and local government regulations while providing the highest levels of customer service for all passengers, visitors, tenants and employees through training, expertise and personal dedication.

International Services provides facilitation assistance to all international arriving customers processing through the Federal Inspection process and manages all common use facilities with our primary focus of maintaining compliance with all federal, state and local rules and regulations pertaining to the airport. The International Services team serves a wide scope of internal and external business partners including, but not limited to the traveling public, airlines, commercial transportation providers, regulatory agencies, tenants, contractors, City departments and HAS cost centers.

The purpose of the Maintenance Mechanic III is to prevent mechanical failure of equipment, to identify and correct safety hazards, and inspect, repair, clean and maintain several types of equipment: pumps, miscellaneous rotating and reciprocating equipment. Work with carpet cleaning equipment, scrubbers, burnishers and various types of custodial equipment. Performs scheduled or unscheduled maintenance, repairs and modifications, along with preventative maintenance on electro-mechanical equipment, structures, facilities and systems. Repair, refurbish, and maintain all types of pumps, equipment, machinery, hydraulic, oil, gas, diesel, reciprocating and rotary equipment. Additional maintenance activities include sweeper, scrubbers, burnishers, and various types of janitorial equipment. Must be willing and available to work shifts, including rotation, weekends and holidays. "Must be able to pass a criminal background check, obtain and maintain federally mandated security clearances where required."

The Maintenance Mechanic III duties will include but are not limited to:

  • Installs mechanical equipment and components.
  • Repairs, refurbishes and maintains several types of pumps (i.e. hydraulic, oil, gas, diesel) and miscellaneous rotating and reciprocating equipment and machinery.
  • Operates vehicles to and from work sites.
  • Repairs and maintains equipment and parts. Practice equipment and parts conservation.
  • Performs additional maintenance activities such as painting, a/c repairs, carpentry, carpet, plumbing, concrete and roofing repairs as in general building maintenance.
  • Rehabilitates and monitors equipment, facilities, and systems (i.e. elevators, escalators, automatic doors, ticket dispenser's electric gates, a/c and heating equipment).
  • Provides preventive maintenance to equipment, buildings, facilities and systems.
  • May lead and train lower-level personnel.

Performing these duties will involve lifting, pulling or pushing objects; observing and differentiating details; operating city vehicles; operating power and hand tools; applying specialized information; and working in hot, cold, noisy environments; dealing with people in tense situations and working as a member of the team; may be required to lift up to eighty (80) pounds. Walking and standing for extended periods of time. Must be willing and available to work shifts, including rotation, weekends and holidays.


Specialized training in principles, procedures, practices, routines or techniques in a specific area or trade which might normally be acquired through up to 18 months of education or training beyond the high school level. Vocational competence in the operation of mechanical or electronic equipment may be required.

One year of experience in building or mechanical maintenance is required.

Requires a valid Class C Texas driver's license and compliance with the City of Houston's policy on driving (AP 2-2).


Preference will be given to applicants with the ability to read blueprints as they relate to repair and replacement of major components, accessories, and subsystems. Ability to communicate tactfully and effectively with subordinates, supervisors and the public.

**Preference shall be given to eligible veteran applicants provided such persons possess the qualifications necessary for competent discharge of the duties involved in the position applied for, such persons are among the most qualified candidates for the position, and all other factors in accordance with Executive Order 1-6. **


The selection process will involve application review and/or interview. Department may administer skills assessment test.

YES - If yes, this position is subject to random drug testing and if a promotional position, candidate must pass an assignment drug test.

Pay Grade 14

Factors used in determining the salary offered include the candidate's qualifications as well as the pay rates of other employees in this classification.

Only online applications will be accepted for this City of Houston job and must be received by the Human Resources Department during active posting period. Applications must be submitted online at: .

To view your detailed application status, please log-in to your online profile by visiting: or call (281-233-1893).

If you need special services or accommodations, call (281-233-1893). (TTY 7-1-1)

If you need login assistance or technical support call 855-524-5627.

Due to the high volume of applications received, the Hiring Department will contact you directly, should you be selected to advance in our recruitment process.

All new and rehires must pass a pre-employment drug test and are subject to a physical examination and verification of information provided.

Applicants are encouraged to attach a cover letter and resume along with their completed application when applying. For further information pertaining to the Houston Airport System, please visit: .

EEO Equal Employment Opportunity
The City of Houston is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and providing a work environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based upon any legally protected status or protected characteristic, including but not limited to an individual's sex, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status, gender identity, or pregnancy.
Closing Date/Time: 12/8/2021 11:59 PM Central

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