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Maintenance Worker II

Job description

Job no: 493246
Work type: Staff Full-Time
Department: Facilities Maintenance
Location: Moon Campus
Categories: Facilities
Position Title Maintenance Worker II

Position Department Facilities Maintenance

Position Type Staff Full-Time

This position performs work under the direction of department management. Primary expertise shall include maintenance and repair related to all aspects of campus facilities and areas. This position also requires basic experience regarding HVAC, electrical, and plumbing systems. This position should be proficient in a variety of basic skills/trades including: carpentry, tile setting, drywall and plaster repair, window and door installation and repair, welding and brazing. This position ensures that buildings are maintained in proper operating condition. Maintenance coverage is 24/7 - 365 days/year and overtime may be necessary to accomplish work assignments and/or shift coverage. Vacations (PTO) approval may be limited during peak activity periods. This position may be required to work as scheduled during University closings.

Consistently makes proper decisions and ensures that work is performed in accordance with project expectations / guidelines and that work is completed with a high degree of efficiency. Performs inspections (rounds) and general maintenance on all mechanical equipment such as: heating equipment, ventilation units, air conditioning units, electrical equipment, and similar facility/campus systems. Knowledge and experience regarding essential tools, equipment, vehicles, materials, proper work methods and hazards of the trade. Such tools/equipment may include, but are not limited to: power saws, sanders, drills, light and heavy trucks and various hand tools. Performs a variety of maintenance and mechanical work including equipment troubleshooting, installations, adjustment, repairs and ongoing maintenance. Such work may include, but is not limited to: carpentry, painting, plumbing, basic electrical, general mechanical and similar functions. Repairs and maintains faucets, drinking fountains, water and gas valves, restroom fixtures/plumbing, water supply lines, drain lines, and similar plumbing systems. Completes small scale construction, basic installations, maintenance and repairs of furniture, cabinets, counters, walls, ceiling systems, windows and doors. Installs, maintains and repairs various flooring systems such as carpet, tile, linoleum and wood. Completes basic electrical work including inspection, installation and maintenance of University lighting systems. Prepares surfaces to be painted by use of power cleaning equipment, chemicals, scrapers, sandpaper, sanding machines and any other methods. Determines specific types and amounts of materials to be used. Paints interior and exterior surfaces such as walls, building equipment, furniture, crosswalks, directional arrows, curbs and strips in roads, parking lots and athletic fields. Repairs cracks and potholes in roads. Repairs and/or installs new signs and sign posts in parking lots/roads. Maintains railings and similar aspects of campus grounds. Hangs and install doors, closures and windows; install drywall and wood paneling; hangs interior and exterior finishes, working boards, art and University signs/displays. Maintains and repairs roofing systems, rain gutters, drains and other components of the building. Maintains physical conditions appropriate to the performance of assigned duties and responsibilities. Maintains and completes accurate maintenance records and/or logs related to all work activities. Operates office equipment including computers and supporting programs and applications. Receives and unloads delivery trucks. Performs snow removal work by using hand tools to remove snow and ice from steps, walks and ramps. Ability to operate equipment such as salt spreaders, skid steers, tractors and trucks to remove snow and ice from walks, ramps, roads and parking lots. Attends seminars, conferences, and training sessions related to craft, and must be able to demonstrate and utilize the knowledge gained through this training. Maintains a functional awareness of typical hazards of the workplace as well as special hazards that may be encountered; follows established procedures for dealing with such potential hazards, promptly reporting all accidents or injuries to supervisor. Responds to emergency calls from all campus locations. Will drive on behalf of the university. Performs related work and other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications
High school diploma or GED required, supplemented by training in plumbing, electrical, and HVAC trades. Training in skilled mechanical maintenance and repair or related field required.

  • Minimum of three years' work experience in a building maintenance environment, performing a full range of skilled mechanical maintenance and repair work is required.
  • Must be mechanically inclined.
  • Must have the ability to receive work orders and follow orders verbally or in writing.
  • Must have the ability to work without direct supervision.
  • Must have the ability to work well with co-workers.
  • Must be able to work from blueprints, shop drawings, sketches, technical manuals, or verbal instruction.
  • Must be able to complete work and operate maintenance equipment in a safe and effective manner.
  • Must be able to work outside in all types of weather conditions, in unpleasant areas.
  • Must be able to clean spills of various substances such as body fluids or chemical substances.
  • Must be able to maintain an acceptable record of attendance, punctuality and meeting deadlines. Must be able to work any shift, at any campus location.
  • Must be able to work overtime, limit PTO (paid time off) during peak activity periods and work as scheduled during University closings when needed.
  • Must adhere to all University and departmental policies, procedures, and safety regulations.
  • Must have a valid driver's license, as well as the ability to drive vehicles with standard transmissions.

  • Exemption Status Non-Exempt

    Act 153 Clearance Required Yes

    Required To Pass a Motor Vehicle Report Check Yes

    Required to Pass a Credit Check No

    Additional Posting Information None

    Special Applicant Instructions None

    Advertised January 29, 2018 Eastern Standard Time

    Robert Morris University (RMU), founded in 1921, is one of the leading universities in the Pittsburgh region. RMU provides a professionally focused education with an emphasis on engaged learning and is one of the most affordable private doctoral-level institutions in Pennsylvania. The University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. In 2016, for the first time in its history, RMU was ranked nationally by U.S. News and World Report. In 2017, RMU had among the biggest increases of all national universities in the U.S. News and World Report annual "Best Colleges" rankings released, rising 12 spots to No. 176.

    Robert Morris University is dedicated to changing the lives of its students and employees so that they can go out and change the lives of others. The University combines academic excellence with a professional focus offering numerous undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degree programs. In 2011, Robert Morris University was named as a "Top Workplace" by the Pittsburgh Post Gazette , which names the best places to work in the Greater Pittsburgh region.

    RMU offers faculty members an environment where teaching, research and service are supported and valued.

    RMU's main campus in Moon Township features 230 rolling acres and provides all the benefits of a traditional university campus, just minutes from the airport and downtown Pittsburgh.

    At Robert Morris University, we believe that institutional equity reflects our continued commitment to a community where everyone is both valued and respected. Institutional equity encompasses racial, ethnic, gender and religious diversity, cultural perspectives, national origin, sexual orientation, physical ability, as well as socioeconomic contexts, and educational backgrounds. We are dedicated to developing a diverse population by fostering an environment where intellectual and social growth, individual perspectives, and all human experiences are valued. We strive to be an inclusive community that celebrates and embraces differences as a means of responding to the cultural and social demands of a global society. Inherent in our inclusion efforts is a strong commitment to intercultural and global education to produce and include citizens who will serve as educational, social, economic and cultural ambassadors to the world. Robert Morris University is committed to increasing diversity in our community and actively pursues individuals from all backgrounds. Additionally, RMU complies with all applicable federal, state and local laws and provides equal opportunity in all educational programs and activities, admission of students and conditions of employment for all qualified individuals regardless of race, color, sex, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, or national origin.
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    Posted: 1/30/2018
    Application Due: 3/22/2018
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