Location: Bowling Green, KY Category: Staff Posted On: Wed Aug 30 2017 Job Description:
Under general supervision of the Area Supervisor of Maintenance Services, the Area Technician III works in a multi-functional team made up of electricians, plumbers, and other skilled maintenance team members to provide complete maintenance to a group of buildings across campus. A person participating in this dynamic team environment performs skilled work in the maintenance and repair of HVAC, plumbing, carpentry, electrical equipment and accessories. These duties are performed primarily on the 1st shift, may work other shifts as the need arises.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
The following duties are customary for this position, but are not to be construed as all-inclusive. Duties may be altered based on management discretion and institutional needs.
Performs general plumbing repair to include installing, maintaining and repairing valves, faucets, traps and other sanitary fixtures, as well as maintaining piping systems by opening clogged drains and replacing washers on leaky faucets
Performs routine preventative maintenance to the interior of buildings such as installing/changing various lamps and ballasts in building light fixtures and laying floor tile and installing ceiling tile to ensure the physical condition of buildings does not deteriorate
Performs general carpentry work in the maintenance of buildings, roofs, stairways, partitions, doors, door locks, windows and screens
Uses tools ranging from common hand and power tools, such as hammers, hoists, saws, drills, and wrenches, to precision measuring instruments and electrical and electronic testing devices to repair, replace and reassemble equipment
Perform routine preventive maintenance to ensure that building systems operate efficiently such as fan coils, air handling units, unit ventilators, pumps, motors, exhaust fans and other related equipment
Diagnose mechanical problems and determine how to correct them, checking blueprints, repair manuals, or parts catalogs, as necessary.
Assemble, install, or repair wiring, electrical or electronic components, pipe systems, plumbing, machinery, or equipment as well as locates and corrects power failures and short circuits
Inspect drives, motors, and belts, check fluid levels, replace filters, or perform other maintenance actions, following checklists
Record type and cost of maintenance or repair work
Performs minor maintenance and repair to floor machines, buffers, and other housekeeping equipment
Operates University vehicles
Secondary Duties and Responsibilities
Maintains excellent communication/customer service with Building Coordinators and all other DFM members
Communicates bi-laterally with other area maintenance within DFM to coordinate work activities between groups
Performs related duties as assigned
High School Diploma or GED equivalency
Must possess a valid driver's license.
Must have three years experience working in one of the construction trades.
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