Second-Shift Technician

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Second-Shift Technician
Susquehanna University

About Susquehanna
As a living, learning and working community, Susquehanna University affirms its commitment to being an engaged, culturally inclusive campus. As we seek to embody the rich diversity of the human community, we commit ourselves to the full participation of persons who represent the breadth of human difference. The university encourages candidates from historically underrepresented groups to apply. Susquehanna University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Susquehanna University is a national liberal arts college committed to excellence in educating students for productive, creative and reflective lives of achievement, leadership and service in a diverse, dynamic and interdependent world. Its more than 2,200 undergraduates come from 35 states and 22 countries, and all students study away through Susquehanna's unique Global Opportunities program. Susquehanna University's 325 acre campus, noted for its beauty, is located in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania, 50 miles north of Harrisburg in the scenic Susquehanna River Valley, about a three hour drive from Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., and New York City. For more information, please visit

Position Summary
The Second-Shift Technician responds to all after-hours, priority work requests. This position will report to the Plumbing/HVAC Supervisor and will also work closely with all Supervisors as work may be assigned from any department within Facilities. This position will work independently to determine the appropriate response to repair, stabilize, or communicate any issues which are called after the Facilities office is closed. This is normally a second shift, weekday position, but may require occasional first shift work. Participation in the weekend on-call rotation is required.
Specific Responsibilities

  • Will work from 3:00 pm to 11:30 pm daily (Monday through Friday). This is normally a second shift, weekday position, but may require occasional first shift work. Participation in the weekend on-call rotation is required.
  • Primary job function will be to complete various work orders assigned including regular and preventive maintenance work requests.
  • Secondary job function will be responding to after-hours work requests.
  • When not responding to after hours calls, work from a list of assigned work orders including minor repairs and replacements.
  • During inclement weather, responsible for monitoring the on-campus conditions to alert the appropriate Facilities personnel as needed for ice, snow, power failures, and flooding conditions.
  • Work with minimal supervision. Take the lead in identifying, analyzing, and correcting problems and deficiencies, with appropriate input from coworkers and supervisors.
  • Work on multiple types of issues including but not limited to:
    o Replacing light bulbs, HVAC filters, ceiling tile, and HVAC belts.
    o Clean heating coils and other HVAC related equipment.
    o Trouble shoot and reset electrical circuit breakers.

    o Silence, trouble shoot and reset fire alarm panels when Public Safety is unable to do so.
    o Trouble shoot and repair bathroom fixtures (leaks and running fixtures).
    o Setup and tear down of university events.
    o Un-clogging drains, plumbing and bathroom fixtures.
    o Cleaning up spills, overflowing drains and toilets, and/or leaks.
    o Extract liquids from carpets and setup carpet drying equipment.
    o Trouble shoot doors, locks and associated hardware.
    o Cleanup and secure broken windows, repair broken furniture.
    o Plow, broom, shovel and spread ice melt as needed based on conditions.
    o Post signage as needed for work which will be completed outside of the current work shift
    o Operate vehicles, equipment and pick up trash around campus.
    o Deliver supplies and packages.
    o Landscaping, weeding, mulching and spraying.
  • Adhere to OSHA standards, employ safe practices and follow safety policies/procedures. Use PPE in a safe manner, set examples for others, notify supervisor of potential hazards, and demonstrate good housekeeping habits.
  • Support and promote the University's sustainability efforts.

    Required Qualifications
    High School diploma or equivalent required.

    5 years of general maintenance or related experience required.

    Knowledge, Skills, Abilities
    Ability to complete a series of hands-on training with each appropriate trade (electrical, mechanical, and carpentry) to ensure they have the skills needed to safely and effectively respond to the types of issues that can be expected after hours; Ability to work independently, set priorities and advocate team concepts; Knowledge of English language including meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition and grammar; Ability to work collaboratively with faculty and staff and; Ability to provide excellent customer service to students, faculty, staff and campus visitors.

    Physical Demand
    Work routines involve climbing scaffolding, stairs, and step ladders; bending; lifting many and various items; crawling on knees; raking and shoveling; pushing and pulling mowers.
    Lifts various weights up to 100 lbs. on a frequent basis. Pushes or pulls various weights up to 100 lbs. on a frequent basis. Carries various weights up to 100 lbs. on a frequent basis. Working conditions are indoor and outdoor.

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    Job No:
    Posted: 1/7/2019
    Application Due: 7/4/2019
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