Facilities Maintenance Technician

Facilities Maintenance Technician

Job ID#:22-0203
Department:Facilities
Job Type:Staff
Job Status:Full-time
Date Posted:02/03/2022
Desired fill date: Open until filled
Reports to:Director of Facilities
Supervision required:No

Job Summary

Under general supervision, performs a variety of routine semi-skilled maintenance for campus facilities; ensures that facilities are available for use and consistently maintained in a safe and clean condition. Areas of responsibility include, but are not limited to, carpentry, painting, plumbing, electrical trades work, groundskeeping and custodial services. Operates a variety of maintenance and cleaning tools and equipment; and performs related work as required.

Supervision Received / Exercised:

Receives general supervision from the Director of Facilities and direction from higher-level staff. May direct lower-level staff including student and volunteer workers.

Distinguishing Characteristics:

The Facilities Maintenance Technician is responsible for performing a variety of routine semi-skilled maintenance for campus facilities. Incumbents at this level receive only occasional instruction or assistance as new or unusual situations arise and are fully aware of the operating procedures and policies. Work is reviewed upon completion for soundness, appropriateness, and conformity to policy and requirements.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Performs a variety of routine semi-skilled maintenance for campus facilities, including, but not limited to, carpentry, painting, plumbing, electrical trades work, grounds-keeping and custodial services. Ensures that facilities are available for use and consistently maintained in a safe and clean condition.
  • Assembles, repairs, maintains, and moves furniture, such as desks, cabinets, tables, chairs, shelves, and related fittings and fixtures.
  • Conducts routine inspections and maintenance of heating, electrical, and air conditioning equipment; replaces filters; identifies and reports more complex maintenance needs to supervisor.
  • Inspects facilities and grounds for safety and security; identifies and reports hazardous conditions and facility maintenance needs to supervisor.
  • Follows safe working practices and makes appropriate use of related safety equipment as required.
  • Performs custodial tasks.
  • Monitors inventory, and orders supplies as needed.
  • Maintains records and logs of daily work order activity.
  • Assists with campus special events, as needed.
  • Performs related duties, as assigned.

Education and Experience

  • High School Diploma or GED;
  • Three (3) years of relevant work experience.
  • Any combination of training, education, and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.

Knowledge of:

  • Methods and techniques used in the operation, repair, and maintenance of facilities and equipment.
  • Operational characteristics of a variety of tools and equipment.
  • Occupational hazards and standard safety practices.
  • Principles and practices of work activity record-keeping.
  • Principles and practices for providing high level of customer service.

Ability to:

  • Perform semi-skilled facility maintenance.
  • Safely and effectively use, operate, and maintain equipment and tools.
  • Perform heavy manual labor.
  • Understand, interpret, and apply all pertinent laws, codes, regulations, policies, and procedures.
  • Independently organize work, set priorities, meet deadlines, and follow up on assignments.
  • Demonstrate strong customer service skills and establish, maintain, and foster positive and effective working relationships.

Licenses and Certifications:

  • At time of appointment, current Driver’s License with a satisfactory driving record maintained throughout employment.

Physical Demands:

Must possess ability to perform medium to heavy physical work, to work around machines, to climb and descend ladders, to operate a variety of tools and equipment, and to operate a motor vehicle in person. Frequent walking in operational areas to identify problems or hazards. This position requires being able to stoop, bend, kneel, reach, and inspect work sites. Incumbents must possess the ability to lift, carry, push, and pull materials and objects weighing up to 50 pounds or heavier weights with assistance and/or the use of proper equipment.

Environmental Elements:

The Facilities Maintenance Technician works in both indoor and outdoor environments with moderate to loud noise levels. May work in controlled temperature conditions, cold and hot temperatures, or inclement weather conditions. Exposure to chemicals, mechanical and electrical hazards, and hazardous physical substances and fumes. Interacts with individuals in interpreting and enforcing rules, policies, and procedures.

Working Conditions:

This position is an on-call and irregular work schedule, including weekends, early mornings, evenings, and holidays.