General Maint Repair Tech Sr

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 independently or leading a team to perform a wide variety of maintenance and emergency repair tasks to University buildings (physical structure, mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems), with the employee being involved in a regular program of inspection and repair at a journeyman level using more than one skilled trade. This position requires 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, 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 employees educational opportunities for employees. KU is a great place to work!

Work schedule: Monday-Friday, 7:30am-4pm

Job Description

50% - This is a lead position to assist in the troubleshooting, repair and preventative maintenance for various plumbing and structural equipment. Installs and maintains assembles and installs a variety of metal and non-metal piping and pipe fittings for water and compressed air pipes, couplings, traps, and pipe fittings, including those made of brass, copper, lead and plastic. Joins piping by means of threaded, calked and soldered. Secures pipes to structure with clamps, brackets and hangers, using hand and power tools. Maintains water softeners. Installs and maintains drinking fountains, lavatories, commodes, etc. Performs all work in accordance with local building codes and KU standards. Assists in training and mentoring general maintenance staff.

40% - Assist other trade groups such as electrical, HVAC and carpentry as needed. Responds to emergency calls such as loss of domestic or heating water or other emergency calls as needed.

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

Required Qualifications

  1. High School diploma or G.E.D. equivalency.
  2. Three (3) years of experience in a skilled craft area. Certificate from a vocational school or an associate's degree in a building or mechanical trade area may be substituted for one year of the required experience.
  3. Must have a valid driver’s license by the time of hire and maintain the license throughout employment.

Preferred Qualifications

  1. One year of general maintenance that includes plumbing troubleshooting and repairs.
  2. Knowledge of the standard practices, tools, equipment and materials associated with a variety of skilled crafts and building trades.
  3. Knowledge of occupational hazards and safety precautions of skilled crafts and building trades.
  4. Ability to read and correctly interpret blueprints, electrical or plumbing schematics.
  5. Experience working in a university, college or multi-building campus environment.

Additional Candidate Instructions

Please include the following with your completed online application:
  1. Resume addressing how you meet the required qualifications
  2. Cover letter
  3. Names and contact information to three references
Application review will begin on Tuesday, April 16th and continue until a qualified pool of applicants is identified.

Contact Information to Applicants

Charles Helmer

Advertised Salary Range

No less than $40,000 annually ($19.23 hourly). Salary offers increase with relevant experience.

Work Schedule

Monday-Friday, 7:30am-4pm

Application Review Begins

Tuesday April 16, 2024

Anticipated Start Date

Monday May 6, 2024

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Posting Information

  • Posting ID:  27599BR
  • Department:  FS Maintenance Services
  • Primary Campus:  University of Kansas Lawrence Campus
  • Assignment:  On-Site
  • Reg/Temp:  Regular
  • Employee Class:  B-University Support Staff
  • Review Begins:  16-Apr-2024

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