New Job Skilled Trades Specialist In Wyoming

Skilled Trades Specialist
Skilled Trades Specialist

Skilled Trades Specialist

Company : State of Wyoming
Salary : $22.71 an hour
Location : Wyoming

Full Description

Description and Functions

Open Until Filled


This position is responsible for various general trades and preventive maintenance functions throughout a prison facility and property. This position will be responsible for the repairs and upkeep of the facility in all trade areas and is under the supervision of the Skilled Trades Supervisor.

Human Resource Contact: 307-328-7426

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: The listed functions are illustrative only and are not intended to describe every function which may be performed at the job level.
  • Responsible for electrical duties including replacing light bulbs and ballast, repairing or replacing switches, controls, dialers, and other electrical components, troubleshooting and locating problems, and maintaining/operating emergency generators.
  • General maintenance of and planning, tracking/scheduling, and performing preventative maintenance on various equipment throughout the facility and property.
  • Accomplishes troubleshooting, repair, remodeling, design, and construction of state facility maintenance.
  • Plans direct, assists, supervises, and inspects the work of skilled and non-skilled inmate workers, including training inmate work crews on the proper use of tools and equipment.
  • Responsible for the upkeep of fleet vehicles and equipment and other mechanical systems.
  • Installs, repairs, and maintains heating systems, gas systems, refrigeration systems, boiler systems, and air handling units.
  • Assists with snow removal as needed.
  • Responsible for maintaining proper tool control, accountability, and logs.
  • Maintains records through the AIM maintenance management software.
  • Responsible for the water and sewer service (pump stations, sewer lift stations, automated fire sprinkler systems, irrigation systems, etc.) for a state facility.
  • Reads and interprets mechanical, topographical, and electrical schematic drawings and maintenance manuals used in maintaining and repairing electronic equipment.
  • Conducts inspections at facilities, including developing an inspection schedule and timelines to ensure the system complies with federal, local, and environmental standards.
  • May work with and will escort vendors and contractors to complete various tasks and assignments.
  • Be able to work on-call on a rotating basis to include occasional night and weekend hours.
  • Ensures adherence to all WDOC policies and procedures.



Preference may be given to those applicants with 2-4 years of progressive work experience in a skilled trade.


  • Knowledge of electrical diagnostics.
  • Knowledge of applicable building codes.
  • Knowledge of power woodworking, metalworking, and masonry equipment.
  • Knowledge and competency within the following areas at a basic or journeyman level.
  • Knowledge of general construction and remodeling, including applicable building codes and regulations.
  • Knowledge of grades, kinds, and uses of various wood and wood products.
  • Knowledge of concrete masonry units and bricks, asphalt, and concrete repair.
  • Knowledge of federal, state, and local laws and regulations related to construction operations and vehicle and/or aircraft maintenance facilities.

Associate's Degree
0-2 years of progressive work experience (typically in Skilled Trades) with acquired knowledge at the level of a Skilled Trades Laborer
Education & Experience Substitution:
2-4 years of progressive work experience (typically in Skilled Trades) with acquired knowledge at the level of a Skilled Trades Laborer
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

Necessary Special Requirements


  • Climbing on an occasional to regular basis
  • Lifting/grasping up to 50 pounds without assistance regularly
  • Walking/standing on cement floors regularly
  • Walking up and down stairs regularly
  • Balancing on an occasional basis
  • Stooping, bending, kneeling, crouching regularly
  • Crawling on an occasional basis
  • Pushing/pulling/reaching regularly
  • Speaking/hearing frequently
  • Perform maintenance on equipment that may not be visible and would require being completed by feel or touch on an occasional basis
  • The visual ability to operate machinery and perform mechanical or skilled trades duties
  • The visual ability to determine the accuracy, neatness, and thoroughness of the work assigned
  • Computer literate

  • FLSA: Non-Exempt
  • The Wyoming Department of Corrections (WDOC) is a Drug-Free Workplace. All staff members are subject to drug testing while employed by the WDOC.
  • Successful applicants for employment must pass a background/reference check and drug test prior to appointment.
  • The WDOC is a Tobacco-Free Workplace and prohibits the taking, carrying, possessing, or introducing smoking materials, smokeless tobacco, or tobacco substitutes on or into WDOC facilities and grounds.
  • The WDOC is in compliance with the Federal Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) of 2003. It is the policy and practice of WDOC to protect inmates/offenders from personal abuse, corporal punishment, personal injury, disease, property damage and harassment, and the elimination of prison rape.
  • WDOC has a strict dress code policy to include standards for facial hair, body art, and piercings/gauges. All applicants must meet the standards of this dress code to be considered for employment.
  • WDOC offers a competitive benefits package including; medical, dental and life insurance, paid vacation and sick leave, paid holidays, tuition reimbursement program, Wyoming State Retirement and 457 Deferred Compensation Program, longevity pay, and opportunities for advancement.

Supplemental Information

080-Wyoming Department of Corrections - Wyoming State Penitentiary - Rawlins

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The State of Wyoming is an Equal Opportunity Employer and actively supports the ADA and reasonably accommodates qualified applicants with disabilities.

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