General Maintenance Repair Tec - HVAC - 20946BR

General Maintenance Repair Tec - HVAC

FS Maintenance Services
University of Kansas Lawrence Campus
Work Location Assignment: 
Employee Class: 
B-University Support Staff

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. Duties involve the operation of work issued vehicles.

If you are looking for a rewarding and dynamic career look no farther than the University of Kansas. In addition to a competitive salary, KU offers great benefits to employees with up to 176 hours of paid vacation per year, 96 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 - 7:30am-4:00pm, Monday to Friday with overtime and after hours call back as needed. Facilities also offers a four-day 10-hour work week option Monday-Thursday or Tuesday to Friday.

Job Description

50% - Follows an established inspection routine in an assigned group of buildings for needed maintenance and repairs to various mechanical/electrical, plumbing and building structural equipment. Performs lubrication, cleaning, inspections, changes belts and filters in equipment. Performs repairs on heating, ventilating and air conditioning units, replace bearings, 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. Reset equipment and assists with repairs on HVAC equipment. Repairs are performed as time and expertise permits. May assist other central shop staff with more complex repairs.

5% - Other Related Work as Assigned: 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.

Position Requirements

  1. Reach, grasp, lift, carry, and place moderately heavy loads frequently, and heavy loads occasionally (50 lbs.) with or without accommodation.
  2. Perform work above normal heights, in confined spaces, and in extreme temperatures – both hot and cold, inside, and outdoors. Report to work during declared periods of inclement weather.
  3. Respond to after-hours emergencies as needed.
  4. Work planned, and unplanned overtime as needed.
  5. Must have a valid driver’s license by the time of hire and maintain that license throughout employment.
  6. Must digitally enter work order information and perform other electronic communications as required.

Required Qualifications

  1. High School diploma or GED equivalency.
  2. Must have a valid driver’s license by the time of hire and throughout the term of employment.
  3. Two years of experience in a skilled craft area. Associate degree or vocational school certification may be substituted for one year of the required.

Preferred Qualifications

  1. One year of commercial HVAC preventive maintenance experience.
  2. One year of commercial plumbing experience.
  3. Six months commercial electrical maintenance experience.
  4. Knowledge of the standard practices, tools, equipment, and materials associated with a variety of skilled crafts and building trades.
  5. Knowledge of occupational hazards and safety precautions of skilled crafts and building trades.
  6. Ability to read and correctly interpret blueprints, electrical or plumbing schematics.
  7. Experience working in a college or university setting.

Additional Candidate Instructions

In addition to the online application, the following documents are required to be considered for this position:
  1. A cover letter addressing how required and preferred qualifications are met.
  2. Resume or curriculum vitae.
  3. Contact information for three professional references.
Review of applications will begin Monday, January 3rd and continue until a qualified pool of applicants is identified.

Contact Information to Applicants

Dave Henricks

Advertised Salary Range

starting at $16.34/hour

Work Schedule

7:30am-4:00pm, Monday to Friday with overtime and after hours call back as needed. Facilities also offers a four-day 10-hour work week option Monday-Thursday or Tuesday to Friday.

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Posting ID:
FS Maintenance Services
Primary Campus:
University of Kansas Lawrence Campus
Work Location Assignment:
Employee Class:
B-University Support Staff
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