General Maintenance Repair Tech - Special Services

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. Job duties for this position include moving, delivery, and set-up of a variety of items throughout the campus, changing light bulbs and ballasts and performing other various services as needed. Work requires working independently and/or as a lead worker as well as operating work issued vehicles, forklifts, pallet jacks and other mechanized equipment.

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 is 7:30am-4pm Monday to Friday

Job Description

60% - Moving/Set-Up:
  • Loads and unloads trucks, drives trucks and vans. Picks up and delivers office furniture within and between buildings; percussion equipment and other band instruments for University Band Department; mattresses, dressers, and other residential room furniture; janitorial supplies to residence halls and scholarship halls; and undergraduate catalogs and time tables. May load pianos and lab equipment. Loads, transports, sets up and tears down chairs, tables, staging and other equipment for special events.
  • Removes broken or obsolete furniture or equipment, such as typewriters, computers, desks, chairs, etc.
  • Uses Geni lift and scaffolding.
  • Assembles furniture, Herman Miller office systems, bunk beds for residential rooms, and special orders, following the specifications of the manufacturer and shop supervisor.
  • Disposes of broken or obsolete furniture. Installs and removes bulletin boards, chalkboards, and whiteboards.
  • Installs, repairs, and maintains large tables, tablet arm chairs, table tops, and desks. Repairs office equipment and furniture such as file cabinets, desks, Herman Miller and other wall partitions, chairs and computer work stations.
  • Operates hand and power tools and equipment as necessary on work sites.
35% - Maintenance/Upkeep/Misc.:
  • Repairs shop equipment such as two and four wheel moving dollies, pallet jacks and lifts on the moving truck.
  • Assists electric shop with light bulb and ballast wiring changes (with required training and tools).
  • Assists HVAC technicians in performing seasonal maintenance on large chillers, cooling towers, window a/c units and other related equipment.
  • Acts as lead worker in the absence of supervisor.
  • Demonstrates safe lifting methods and other procedures to others.
  • Reports materials usages and anticipated early or late completions of work in progress.
  • Cleans work sites and tools.
  • Completes necessary paperwork associated with assigned projects.
  • Assists with snow/ice removal and surface treatment as needed.
5% - Performs other related work as assigned.

Position Requirements

  1. Lift and carry up to 50 pounds with or without accommodation and items greater than 100 pounds with assistance.
  2. Work from high scaffolds and ladders, confined spaces.
  3. Work in temperature extremes, both hot and cold inside and outside.
  4. Respond to after-hours emergencies as needed.
  5. Work overtime as needed.
  6. Report to work during periods of inclement weather as declared.
  7. Must enter work order information digitally.
  8. NOTE: this position is physically demanding requiring moderate physical exertion.

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. One year of experience in a skilled craft area. Associate’s degree or vocational school certification may be substituted for required experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  1. Knowledge of the standard equipment for moving of office furniture, lab equipment, pianos etc.
  2. Experience driving 1-ton box trucks with lift and pickup truck.
  3. Experience in building of office furniture, bunk beds, and Herman Miller office Systems.
  4. Knowledge of computer programs, Word, Maximo and Excel.

Additional Candidate Instructions

A complete application will include your current contact information including email, phone number and your previous work experience including dates of employment.

Review of applications will begin Tuesday, August 29th and continues until a qualified pool of applicants is identified.

Contact Information to Applicants

Will Allen

Advertised Salary Range

No less than $34,840 annually ($16.75 hourly). Salary offers increase with relevant experience.

Work Schedule

Monday - Friday 7:30a-4p

Application Review Begins

Tuesday August 29, 2023

Anticipated Start Date

Monday October 16, 2023

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Posting Information

  • Posting ID:  26064BR
  • 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:  29-Aug-2023

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