General Maintenance Repair Technician - LASTS - 22714BR

General Maintenance Repair Technician - LASTS

Operations Business Office
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, student experience and creative endeavor by operating and maintaining the University’s physical plant and grounds. The Lock, Access, & Security Technology Services (LASTS) GMRT will function as part of a dynamic team responsible for the lock and access control program within the University, working with both traditional keys and electronic card access. The incumbent performs inspections, maintains records of equipment, completes proactive and reactive repairs, and may occasionally respond to equipment failures and campus wide emergencies. This position requires the operation of work issued vehicles. No prior locksmithing experience required.

The University of Kansas offers dynamic career opportunities and growth. Candidates hired to this GMRT position would have the option to train in increasingly advanced locksmith and access management skills and could be eligible for promotion to more specialized technician roles. 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, 9 paid holidays plus one discretionary day, a great retirement program, medical and dental insurance, life and disability insurance, other benefit plan options and state of Kansas discounts offered by various vendors. KU also offers educational opportunities and tuition assistance for employees.

Work Schedule – 7:30am-4pm, Monday through Friday.

Job Description

General Maintenance Repair Technicians are primarily responsible for the troubleshooting, repair and installation for University lock and access control equipment but may also be assigned general routine maintenance tasks. GMRT’s work under the direction of a supervisor or skilled tradesperson. Assignments may be varied depending upon the customer need and could require working in a team or independent assignment.

70% General Maintenance, Inspection, and Repair
  • Utilizes digital work orders to follow an established inspection route for needed preventive maintenance and repairs to assigned equipment.
  • Performs lubrication, cleaning, inspections, and material changes such as exit devices, door handles, and locks.
  • Stays current on assigned equipment.
  • Suggests improvements (mechanical or process) to improve efficiencies and service delivery to the customer.
20% Equipment Records, Inventory, and Customer Service
  • Inventories new or added equipment and updates activities appropriately.
  • Records equipment, work order, and other information digitally on handheld devices.
  • Engages with customers as required. Ensures work order is completed to customer satisfaction.
  • Corrects and/or updates equipment information to maintain accurate listings and associated work.
5% Emergency response – responds to access or other trade emergencies as assigned.

5% Other duties as assigned.

Position Requirements

  • Reach, grasp, hold, lift and place moderately heavy loads and heavy loads occasionally (50 lbs) with or without accommodation.
  • Perform work above normal heights, in confined spaces and extreme temperatures (hot and cold) inside and outdoors.
  • Operate work issued vehicles for transporting staff and materials.
  • Work occasional planned and unplanned overtime as needed including responding to after-hours emergencies as needed.
  • Report to work during declared periods of inclement weather.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license by the time of hire and maintain that license throughout employment.
  • Must digitally enter work order information and perform other electronic communications as required.

Required Qualifications

  1. High school diploma or GED equivalency.
  2. Two years of experience in a building or facility service trade (ex. HVAC, plumbing, electrical, grounds, relocation, etc.). Associate degree or vocational school certification may be substituted for one year of the requirement.
  3. Must have a valid driver’s license by the time of hire and maintain that license throughout employment.

Preferred Qualifications

  1. Knowledge of occupational hazards and safety precautions of skilled crafts and building trades.
  2. Experience working in a multi-building environment.

Additional Candidate Instructions

A complete application consists of:
  1. A cover letter addressing how required qualifications are met
  2. Resume
  3. 3 Professional References
Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Application review will being Monday, July 25th, 2022 and will remain open until a qualified pool of candidates has been identified.

Contact Information to Applicants

Callie Long

Advertised Salary Range

$16.346/hour -$20.632/hour

Work Schedule

Work Schedule – 7:30am-4pm, Monday through Friday.

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Posting ID:
Operations Business Office
Primary Campus:
University of Kansas Lawrence Campus
Work Location Assignment:
Employee Class:
B-University Support Staff
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