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Dart Facilities/Maintenance and Grounds Person in Des Moines, Iowa


The Des Moines Area Regional Transit Authority (DART) is the largest public transit agency in Iowa. Dart provides resources for those who vanpool, walk, or bike. These services connect thousands of people every day to jobs, school, medical appointments, entertainment and more. DART serves Altoona, Ankeny, Bondurant, Clive, Des Moines, Grimes, Johnston, Pleasant Hill, Polk County, Urbandale, West Des Moines and Windsor Heights.

What do we offer?

DART offers high-quality, competitive benefits such as:

  • Health Insurance

  • Dental Coverage

  • Group Life Insurance

  • Deferred Compensation Plan

  • I.P.E.R.S. Retirement System

  • Long Term Disability

  • Holidays

  • Employee development and the opportunity to advance within the organization


Under the direction of the Building & Grounds Supervisor, this position will perform, on a bid shift, semi-skilled repair work in the upkeep of physical premises, buildings, facilities and grounds.

This is a full-time day shift position M-F.


  • Perform preventive maintenance in the form of troubleshooting, diagnosing and repairing DART buildings, facilities, fixtures, equipment and property involving HVAC, carpentry, painting, masonry, electrical, plumbing and mechanical

  • Analyze and diagnose equipment problems while identifying safety hazards

  • Maintain plants, trees, ground covers and other landscaping materials and irrigations systems to include planting, watering, feeding and maintain flower beds, shrub beds, mulch/rock beds and trees

  • Install new/replacement equipment and materials in all facilities by performing electrical, plumbing, carpentry, welding, masonry, glazing, boiler, hydraulic, pneumatic, irrigation, heating, refrigeration, ventilating, air conditioning and other maintenance work

  • Perform snow removal activities to include plowing, sanding operations and handwork

  • Safely operate any non-revenue company vehicle and/or heavy equipment including 4-wheeler, bobcat, tractors, lawn mowers, chippers/shredders and paint sprayer

  • Safely operate electrical and air powered tools, pipe fitting, welding, hydraulic, pneumatic and other mechanical tools, snow removal and salt spreader equipment and/or other heavy equipment assigned to the department

  • Trouble shoot, diagnoses and repairs malfunctions in boilers, electrical, hydraulic, pneumatic, heating, refrigeration, ventilating and air conditioning, irrigation and other systems, structures and equipment

  • Reads and interprets blueprints, schematics and technical manuals pertaining to facilities and equipment installed and serviced

  • Conforms to all safety regulations and practices


  • High School diploma or GED

  • A minimum of two years’ experience in skilled maintenance or construction work

Special Requirements:

  • Valid Iowa CDL with Air Brake and Passenger endorsements with satisfactory driving record

  • No attendance problems within the last two years

  • No disciplinary issues within the last 12 months

  • IDOT Physical and Drug Test are required


On a normal work day, this position requires:

  • Prolonged periods of standing, walking, reaching, bending, stooping, kneeling and physical activity

  • Frequently lift, push, pull up to 50 pounds; occasionally lift, push, pull up to 100 pounds

  • Extensive use of hands, fingers, legs and arms in operations requiring constant motion

  • Must be able to reach/extend hand and arms in any direction (horizontal and vertical movement)

  • Must be able to seize and hold objects with hand or hands and use fingers to carry out designated tasks

  • Clarity of vision sufficient to see objects clearly at distances of 20 inches or less.

  • Ability to hear normal verbal conversations