Reports to: Assistant Director, Academic Maintenance
FLSA status: Full Time, Non-Exempt
To Apply: Please email an Otterbein employment application, cover letter and resume including salary expectations addressing this position to firstname.lastname@example.org; FAX to 614-823-1511; or mail to Otterbein University, Human Resources, 1 South Grove Street Westerville, OH 43081.
SUMMARY: Perform skilled work in first response and emergency maintenance to the University’s mechanical, plumbing, electrical, telephone, and carpentry systems. Applicant must be familiar with general electrical, plumbing, carpentry, and HVAC repairs and maintenance.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
1. Perform repairs (both normal and emergency) to heating equipment, electrical devices and lighting, locks, doors, windows, and performs emergency elevator extractions.
2. Perform routine preventative maintenance on building systems such as air handlers, heat exchangers, controls, domestic water supplies, kitchen equipment, electric supplies and distribution.
3. Checks condition of equipment serviced and reports need for repairs or replacement to immediate supervisor.
4. Keeps and maintains preventative maintenance records on items such as lubrication schedules and filter changes.
5. Monitors supplies and ensures proper stock levels of essential materials maintained.
6. Quickly evaluates assigned or dispatched work and takes appropriate action to remedy situation. Completes repairs and puts equipment back into service. Informs supervision of status updates.
7. Completes assigned work orders and reports status to his/her supervisor.
8. May serve as a designated emergency employee for snow removal and other emergency situations.
9. Assist other University employees in the performance of their duties as required to meet University priorities, or as directed.
10. Responds to emergency maintenance calls.
11. Other duties as assigned.
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: Provide limited supervision over unskilled labor and student workers.
QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
High School Diploma or equivalent (GED). Bachelor’s degree preferred.
Minimum five (5) years of experience related to the above described duties or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Two (2) years of related experience if applicant has a college degree. Applicant must:
1. Possess basic knowledge of code requirements pertaining to building maintenance.
2. Have basic computer skills.
3. Demonstrate and possess great interpersonal communication and customer service skills.
4. Be self-directing, have ability to supervise and direct others, ability to work unsupervised.
5. Be able and willing to respond to emergency call-ins.
6. Have a working knowledge of safety practices, precautions, and occupational hazards.
7. Have experience installing wood and metal studs, drywall, door frames, windows, cement forms, block laying and cement finishing, and laying hard surface flooring.
8. Possess ability to identify potential electrical hazards, take corrective action, and inform supervisors.
9. Be able to troubleshoot fire alarm systems and correct discovered issues.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:
Must possess a valid driver’s license and maintain Otterbein University’s Certified Driver status.
LANGUAGE SKILLS: Must demonstrate professional level oral and written communications skills including grammar.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
1. Good physical health and strength to be able to handle work and weights commonly associated with this trade; able to lift up to 100lbs.
2. Ability to work from ladders and scaffolds and in underground tunnels.
3. Skill with hand and power tools common to the trade, including electrical testing equipment.
Must be able to meet regular and predictable attendance standards.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
This description is intended to indicate the kinds of tasks and levels of work difficulty that will be required of positions that will be given this title and shall not be construed as declaring what the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position shall be. It is not intended to limit or in any way modify the right of any supervisor to assign, direct and control the work of employees under supervision. The use of a particular expression or illustration describing duties shall not be held to exclude other duties not mentioned that are of similar kind of level of difficulty.
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