General Maintenance Mechanic
Full-Time at Northern Arizona University, Cap Assets: Maintenance
posted on August 11, 2012
• Work hazards are associated with maintenance, utilities service and powered and non-powered tools and equipment. Position involves exposure to hazards and some exposure to ventilation problems, noise extremes and inclement weather, requires response to emergency facilities repairs as needed. Travel between campus locations is a regular part of position.
• Works under the general direction of the Plumbing Supervisor, performs routine tasks including (but not limited to), general repairs and maintenance (with some technical applications) to facilities, electrical, plumbing, and HVAC equipment, and first response to facility general maintenance service calls via radio dispatch.
• Performs minor to technical electrical repairs/installations and maintenance to include (but not limited to) replacement or repair of wall switches and outlets, incandescent and fluorescent bulbs, ballasts, transformers, sockets, and fuses.
• Performs minor to technical plumbing maintenance/repair/installation to include (but not limited to) replacement or repair of leaks in water supplies, drains, faucets, laboratory fixtures. Clears obstructions from drain lines of all kinds.
• Maintains frequent communications with building managers in regard to work request status and on-going projects.
• Applies general/preventive maintenance and repair programs to buildings and related utilities and support services equipment Detects unsafe conditions, takes emergency action as prescribed and reports same to supervisor. Maintains a record of material used, equipment and man-hours expended.
• Gives and receives information regarding work processes by two-way radio-responds to work order requests and needs for assistance through various communication methods.
• May/will operate state-owned vehicles in the course of work activities. Inspects buildings and other structures using pre-established check sheets, determines functional systems and detects malfunctions and needed repair.
• May/will coordinate with contracted trades for timely project completion. Independently notes, establishes plans, (long term and short term) for repairs, improvements, and upgrades to facilities and equipment.
• Performs periodic standard inspection and preventive maintenance on tools and equipment.
• Confers with supervisor on a regular basis, discussing work processes and problems, receives counseling and instructions.
• Integrates into work routine knowledge and skills needed for advancement in the work system - attends periodic training sessions and workshops and reads/studies materials to improve knowledge and skills in the work system.
• Attends regular safety meetings.
• Attends work unit staff meetings, receives information and participates in problem-solving activities and functions.
• Performs specialized tasks during adverse weather conditions and college closures.
• Maintains a safe work environment and performs all duties in a safe manner.
• Performs all other tasks as assigned.
• Work product consists of completed work assignments; complete customer satisfaction, adherence to safety laws, rules and policies, and compliance to national and local building codes. Responsible for performing all tasks within established guidelines and instructions; adhering to and demonstrating all safety rules and procedures; and detecting unsafe work conditions and assisting in correcting them in a timely and efficient manner.
• Responsible for observing and performing all tasks within established guidelines and instructions; adhering to and demonstrating all safety rules and procedures as it relates to chemical, electrical and mechanical safety regulations.
• This position is responsible for adherence to the Minimum Expectations of Employees and Work-Force Professionals of Capital Assets/Facility Services.
• All employees of Capital Assets/Facility Services are subject to being placed on call.
• Four (4) years of documented general maintenance and repair experience; OR
• Any equivalent combination of experience, training, and/or education.
• Current and valid driver's license will be required upon employment.
Knowledge Skills and Abilities
• Work demands are not always predictable and situation response, quick problem solving and immediate technical judgment and direction-setting are required. Sustained physical effort and heavy lifting (50 lbs) required.
• Knowledge of tools, equipment, and materials used in the work place, federal and local safety laws, rules and policies governing work activities and safety equipment, national and local building codes is required.
• Protection of tools, equipment and materials; methods and practices applied in generalized preventive maintenance, repair, remodeling and construction activities; the rules, regulations and procedures of the work system.
• Must be able to climb ladders, stairs and move unassisted in order to perform work activities and assess conditions; must be able to enter small confined areas, unlighted areas or elevated areas.
• Skills to properly use, maintain and secure tools, equipment and materials; and in using safety equipment; lifting, moving, stacking, storing supplies and protecting tools, equipment and materials; generalized remodeling and construction activities; oral and written communications; interpersonal communications.
• Ability to effectively communicate.
• The ability to work effectively with people from a variety of culturally diverse backgrounds.
This position has been identified as a safety/security sensitive position. Therefore, per AZ Revised Statute, Northern Arizona University requires satisfactory results for the following: a criminal background investigation, employment history investigation, degree verification (in some cases) and fingerprinting.
Additionally, as an employer in the state of Arizona, NAU is required to participate in the federal E-Verify program that assists employers with verifying new employees' right to work in the United States.
This is a Classified Staff (CLS) position. NAU offers an excellent benefit package including generous health, dental and vision insurance; participation in the Arizona State Retirement System; paid vacation and 10 holidays per year; and tuition reduction for employees and qualified family members. More information on benefits at NAU is available at www.nau.edu/hr. Classified Staff employees are in a probationary status for their first six months at NAU.
Employees offered a position on or after July 20, 2011, will be eligible for state health plans (including NAU's BCBS Plan) after 90 days of employment. If you accept an offer on or after July 20, 2011, you will begin participating in the Arizona State Retirement System, and the long-term disability coverage that accompanies it, on the first of the pay period following 6 months after your start date. More information is available at: http://hr.nau.edu/node/10159.
August 23, 2012 at midnight.