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Maintenance Technician

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Maintenance Technician

  • Facilities Services
  • Staff Full-time

Position Title: Maintenance Technician

Department: Facilities Services (CBU)

Advertised Pay: $16.50

Location: Washburn University

Application review is immediate and ongoing until the three positions are filled

Position Summary: This position performs the duties of a Maintenance Technician.

Essential Functions:
Work assignments for this position may include any or all of the following plus other duties as assigned.
Employees are expected to use equipment to manufacturer and University standards, operate tractors and hand tools safely, and to comply with University and OSHA policies and regulations. 

New employees are required to complete safety training within 6 months of employment.

Operate heating and boiler systems, monitoring steam boilers on-site for scheduled operations. Make needed repairs to all boilers, pumps and support equipment.

Work with and assist engineers, contractors and consultants who evaluate safety controls and building systems operations for maintenance, expansion and/or repair by explaining University practices and/or providing information regarding University procedures.

Inspect buildings; plumbing, electrical and HVAC equipment and systems and report identified deficiencies.

Perform maintenance and repair work on buildings and mechanical systems as assigned from inspections or Computerized Maintenance Management System work orders. Work may include but is not limited to tasks such as the following:

Inspecting and testing air compressor, fire sprinkler piping systems, grease traps, sewer pumps and other systems and equipment.
Repairing and/or replacing ceiling tiles, floor tile, covebases, lamps, ballasts, doors, locks and other building materials.
Patching and painting interior walls and surfaces.
Clearing sewage blockages and drain lines.
Clean roof drains.
Troubleshooting systems and equipment.
Locate underground utilities such as natural gas, water, sewer, etc., for dig permits.
Basic general maintenance of HVAC equipment.
Maintain and repair custodial equipment such as buffers, vacuums and other electrical equipment.
Mix and apply chemicals to swimming pool and/or whirlpools according to information provided by water analyzers.
Record completed repairs using Computerized Maintenance Management System or other University software.
Recommend work process improvements to Facilities supervisors and administrators.
Check space temperatures and equipment operation via building automation systems (BAS).
Maintain a professional, safe and clean work area.
Provide service support for campus events.
Snow removal duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:
High school diploma or GED equivalent.
Training in Building Maintenance.
Stable/continuous work history.
One year of experience in Building Trades.
Ability to operate HVAC and steam boiler systems.
Ability to communicate effectively.
Ability to move and/or maneuver equipment and materials weighing as much as 50 pounds.
Ability to work from a ladder or lift.
Ability to respond to emergency service calls outside regularly scheduled work hours.
Ability to work various shifts as assigned.
Valid driver’s license with an acceptable driving record under University standards.

Physical Requirements:
The ability to move and/or maneuver materials weighing as much as 50 pounds as well as other hazards associated with physical work to maintain and repair buildings and equipment.

Preferred Qualifications:
Demonstrated expertise in at least 2 skill sets associated with Building Trades.
Experience in HVAC and steam boiler operations.
Experience with a Computerized Maintenance Management System.
Experience with a Building Automation System (BAS).
Safety or Chemical Management training.

Full Time, Hourly, Mon-Fri, 8am-4:30pm   
Background Check Required
Driving History Required
Drug Screen Required

Washburn is an EOE and is dedicated to providing a student-centered and teaching-focused academic and work environment. We seek candidates who are committed to Washburn’s efforts to create a campus climate that fosters the growth and development of a diverse student body, and we encourage applications from members of groups that have been historically underrepresented and/or marginalized in higher education.

Washburn University provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, veteran status, or marital or parental status.

Washburn University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants for employment. If you are an applicant who needs a reasonable accommodation to participate in the application or interview process, please email or call 785-670-1538 at least five (5) business days in advance of the date you need the requested accommodation.


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