Building Maintenance Worker, University Power Plant - Facilities Management

Washington D.C.
Aug 07, 2019
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Building Maintenance Worker, University Power Plant - Facilities Management

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The Building Maintenance Worker performs general building maintenance in support of the operation of the University's Power Plant, which provides heating and cooling for University physical facilities. S/he monitors, receives, and records fuel oil levels and receives incoming deliveries, ensuring an adequate supply of paper products on a daily basis. The incumbent ensures that all plant offices, bathrooms, and floors are kept clean, assisting in the maintenance and operation of plant equipment. Reporting directly to a Power Plant Maintenance Supervisor, the Building Maintenance Worker has duties that include but are not limited to:
  • Ensures completion of general building structure and systems work to support University operations.
  • Responds to work order requests, written and verbal requests from users, and supervisor's directions to perform scheduled preventative maintenance, minor repair and service of building structures (carpentry repairs, painting), systems (plumbing, electrical), and related work.
  • Ensures that work is performed in accordance with applicable building codes and local government regulations.
  • Uses and disposes materials in accordance with applicable environmental safety and control regulations, keeping abreast of changes and new developments in applicable codes and regulations.
  • Ensures completion of paperwork to assure accountability and records actions taken in response to work orders and other requests, entering such information on forms, documents and/or into computerized record system as needed.
  • Fills out, completes, and submits such other forms and documents as may be required to assure that such information is properly recorded and submitted.
  • Suggests improvements in service to improve unit operations.
  • Provides supervisors and department management with advice and suggestions regarding work methods, procedures, parts, tools, and related matters for the purpose of improving the effectiveness and cost of service.
  • As assigned, conducts tests or pilot programs to evaluate new products, methods or procedures, monitoring tests and reporting test results with recommendations to supervisor.
  • Ensures efficient and economic use of supplies and materials to conserve University resources.
  • Draws and/or requisitions supplies, parts, materials and tools needed to effect repairs, and uses such items economically to avoid undue costs, keeping the supervisor informed of supply/material needs to ensure that adequate inventory is maintained.

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • At least two years' of experience performing general building maintenance work utilizing electrical, plumbing, carpentry/lock, basic HVAC maintenance skills
  • Requires completion of a training program in general building maintenance that includes basic electrical, plumbing, carpentry, lock and basic HVAC maintenance
  • Valid and current driver's license from Maryland, Virginia or District of Columbia

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EEO Statement:
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