General Maintenance Repair Tech

Position Overview :
Facilities Services supports KU’s mission of learning, scholarship, and creative endeavor by operating and maintaining the University’s physical plant and grounds. The incumbent is responsible for performing a wide variety of maintenance and emergency repair tasks to University buildings (physical structure, mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems), with employee being involved in a regular program of inspection and repair at a journeyman level using more than one skilled trade. This position requires the operation of work issued vehicles.

KU offers great benefits to employees with up to 176 hours of paid vacation per year, 72 hours of sick leave earned per year, nine paid holidays plus one discretionary day, a retirement program, medical & dental insurance, life and disability insurance, other benefit plan options and State of Kansas discounts offered by various vendors. KU also offers employees educational and professional development opportunities. KU is a great place to work!

Work schedule: Monday to Friday 7:30 AM to 4 PM

Job Description :

50% – Follows an established inspection routine in an assigned group of buildings to needed maintenance and repairs to various mechanical/electrical, plumbing and building structural equipment such as charging air conditioning units, performs lubrication, cleaning inspection, changes belts and filters in equipment making necessary adjustment to units, electrical troubleshooting. Repairs and replaces drinking fountains, plumbing fixtures, faucets, valves and traps. Diagnoses leaks, stoppages, inadequate supply or faulty operation of water, sewer, steam, gas and air systems, cleans and repairs defective components. Remounts mirrors, lavatories, towel dispensers and other restroom fixtures. Performs repairs on heating ventilating and air conditioning units, electric motors, gear reducer, air compressors, various electrical and pneumatic control components, etc.

40% – Responds to emergency calls involving loss of utilities or equipment failure. Resets breakers, helps repair leaks in water or air lines. Repairs are performed as time and expertise permits. May assist Central Shop staff with more complex repairs.

5% – Maintains an adequate supply of tools, parts, and supplies for jobs. Responds to after-hours emergency calls as needed. Assists with other maintenance areas and in other work areas as assigned. Assists with snow removal and surface treatment.

5% – Performs other related work as assigned.
Required Qualifications :
High School diploma or G.E.D. equivalency.
Two (2) years of experience in a skilled craft area. Certificate from a vocational school or an associate’s degree in a building or mechanical trade area may be substituted for one year of the required experience.
Must have a valid driver’s license by the time of hire and maintain the license throughout employment.

Position Requirements:

Carry up to 20 pounds constantly and up to 50 pounds occasionally with or without accommodation.
Work under a variety of extremes of temperature and weather, both inside and outdoors.
Work overtime as needed.
Respond to after-hours emergencies as needed.
Report to work during declared periods of inclement weather if required.
Work from high scaffolds and ladders, confined spaces.
Must enter work order information digitally.
Preferred Qualifications :
One year of HVAC preventive maintenance experience.
Knowledge of the standard practices, tools, equipment and materials associated with a variety of skilled crafts and building trades.
Knowledge of occupational hazards and safety precautions of skilled crafts and building trades.
Ability to read and correctly interpret blueprints, electrical or plumbing schematics.
Experience working in a college or university setting.

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Listing expires on Tuesday March 10th, 2020