Maintenance Technician

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Requisition Number

Job Title
Maintenance Technician

Official Title
Maintenance Technician

Position Number

Facilities-Gen - 152000


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Work Schedule
Monday-Friday, 40 hours/week

Department Overview
The Maintenance group within the Facilities Auxiliary Maintenance Department at the University of North Texas is seeking to hire a Maintenance Technician to join our team.

The division consists of seven Departments: Custodial Services, Grounds Department, Electrical Maintenance, Utilities Maintenance, Structural Maintenance, Construction Services, and Auxiliary Services. For additional information on the Facilities Maintenance department you may visit our website at:

The Facilities Maintenance Department supports the academic, research, housing, and dining facility needs for the University of North Texas while providing responsible stewardship and efficient operation of the University's physical assets. The Facilities Maintenance team performs routine and preventative maintenance and repairs of the campus buildings and utility infrastructure. Grounds services provides an aesthetically pleasing environment for University faculty, staff, students, and visitors by maintaining all campus turf, landscapes, irrigation system, litter control, solid waste management and recycling. Facilities Maintenance maintains, repairs, constructs, and renovates University facilities and installed systems in accordance with applicable codes and regulations, and in conformance with University policies and standards.

As one of the nation's largest public universities and the most comprehensive in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, we are dedicated to providing an excellent educational experience to a diverse student body of approximately 38,000 students. UNT is a student-focused Tier One Public Research University with 12 colleges and schools offering 101 bachelors, 82 masters, and 38 doctoral degree programs, many nationally and internationally recognized. With more than 400 student organizations, NCAA Division I athletics and an array of concerts presented by our world-renowned College of Music, there's something for everyone at UNT. UNT has been named by Forbes as one of America's 100 Best College Buys® for 21 consecutive years, the state's most affordable research university, according to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, and The Princeton Review named us a "Best in the West" university. named Denton the 9th Best College Town in the nation.

The Facilities organization at UNT is a service provider comprised of the following divisions: Facilities Planning, Design & Construction (FPDC); Facilities Maintenance (FM) and Facilities Support & Services (FSS). We are responsible for the planning, renovation, maintenance and repair of university buildings and facilities, as well as other services playing an essential role to the mission of the University of North Texas. Facilities has over 325 employees who lead the way in caring for and operating over 170 facilities and 904 acres of landscape. Our goal is to provide world class support for the University by ensuring safe, reliable, efficient facility and utility services delivered with outstanding customer services and effective stewardship of resources and the environment. For additional information on Facilities you may visit our website at: University of North Texas Career Bands are located on the Human Resources website at: under the subtitle of Pay Plan.

Job Description
The Facilities Department at the University of North Texas is seeking to hire a Maintenance Technician to join our team. Responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to:

* Performs electrical maintenance to include; but not limited to, replacement or repair of light fixtures, switches, receptacles, breakers and fuses; incandescent, fluorescent and LED bulbs, tubes and ballasts; and appliances using appropriate hand, power, specialty tools and meters.
* Performs plumbing maintenance to include; but not limited to, replacement or repair of leaks in drains, sinks, faucets and toilets; unclogging of all types of drains; replacing drain hoses, and drain pipes on washing machines, water coolers, ice machines and similar devices.
* Performs painting, carpentry, and masonry work; uses brushes, sprayers and rollers in preparation of surfaces to receive paints, stains and varnishes; uses chisels and trowels to replace ceramic, carpet and vinyl wall and floor tile; hangs doors, installs latches, hinges, locks and handles on entry, passage, and cabinet doors.
* Responsible for the completion of all maintenance service and repair requests as assigned by the Work Order System.
* Performs scheduled preventative maintenance tasks as assigned by the Work Order System.
* Performs maintenance, repair and upgrades of facilities as part of a Make-Ready Crew and directs part-time student workers.
* Responds to maintenance emergencies and/or after-hours requests. Must be available for 24-hour On-Call duties as assigned. Overtime may be required.
* Read and interpret equipment manuals, drawings and schematics and work orders to perform required maintenance and service requests.
* Maintain a professional and courteous demeanor with all residents, vendor, contractors and fellow employees.
* May be assigned to the On Call rotation.
* Other duties as assigned.

The University of North Texas System and its component institutions are committed to equal opportunity and comply with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University of North Texas System and its component institutions do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, and employment practices.

Minimum Qualifications
The successful candidate will possess a High school diploma/GED equivalent and one year experience in related maintenance/repair field. Substitution of education for experience allowed. The following knowledge, skills, and abilities are required:

* Knowledge of and skill in use of standard tools, equipment, materials, methods, and practices of general maintenance task; knowledge of the hazards and safety precautions of general maintenance; knowledge of blueprints, schematics, and working drawings.
* Ability to use basic shop math applications.
* Ability to locate and identify problems in appropriate building system or equipment and to plan and execute necessary repairs.
* Physical ability to perform moderately heavy physical work which includes lifting and crawling, and to remain outdoors in inclement weather.
* Knowledge of appropriate safety and security precautions appropriate to work performed.

Preferred Qualifications
The preferred candidate will possess the following additional qualifications:

* Experience working in semi-independent situations.
* Experience with Make-Ready Crews and a fast paced maintenance environment.
* Experience with the use of a variety of hand and power tools, electric meters and materials handling equipment in different maintenance environments and situations.

Special Instructions to Applicants
Applicants must submit a resume, a cover letter and a list of three professional references with their online application.

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Job Open Date

Job Close Date
Open Until Filled

Pay Rate

Pay Basis

Job Type
Full-time Permanent

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Posted: 11/6/2018
Application Due: 11/14/2018
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