Maintenance Craftsman

Boise, ID
Sep 14, 2020
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Maintenance Craftsman

Posting Code: 2858882
Work type: Classified
Location: Boise, ID
Categories: Facilities Maintenance

About Us:Boise State University, powered by creativity and innovation, stands uniquely positioned in the Northwest as a metropolitan research university of distinction. Learn more about Boise State and the City of Boise at Boise State University is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty, staff, students, and academic program offerings and to strengthening sensitivity to diversity throughout the institution. Boise State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, and members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. We are a welcoming campus that supports diversity and inclusion.Job Summary/Basic Function:

To perform semi-skilled duties in the operation, maintenance and repair of buildings and related facilities and systems; perform related work.

Level Scope:

Applies skills and job knowledge in area of specialization; may adapt procedures, operations, techniques, tools, materials, and/or equipment to meet needs of area of specialization; may work on non-routine tasks; resolves issues/makes working decisions within area of specialization or responsibility with minimal supervision.

Essential Functions:

The Maintenance Craftsman must:
● Maintains and repairs electrical panels, circuits, wiring, receptacles, and switches; replaces motors, fans, lights, starters, ballasts, and auxiliary heat systems; assists journeyman electricians. Maintains and repairs plumbing faucets, sinks, drains, toilets, tubs, water heaters and water service and drain lines; repairs leaks; repairs steam traps; assists journeyman plumbers. HVAC. Maintains and repairs heating; monitors boiler room; checks and repairs leaks in heating/cooling systems. May maintain parking areas and boat ramps.
● Services and repairs gas lines; conducts preventive maintenance on building devices and systems; operates equipment; maintains hand and power tools associated with mechanics, carpentry, electrical plumbing, and general building maintenance; patches and repairs roofs; installs door and lock hardware; moves furniture; paints walls and woodwork; patches and repairs pavement; welds; cleans and shampoos carpet; replaces broken windows; shovels snow; and minor maintenance and repair of equipment; may install and maintain signs.
● Builds partitions and walls, installs windows, door frames, stairways and railings; hangs doors; repairs damaged wall surfaces; sands and refinishes hardwood floors; builds and sets forms and pours and finishes concrete; builds fences and gates.
● Assists other maintenance staff performing general related duties; may function as lead worker over non-skilled staff; responds to emergency callbacks; may perform duties in the organization, operation.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

● Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair and maintenance
● Ability to perform routine maintenance on equipment and determine when and what kind of maintenance is needed

Minimum Qualifications:

Some knowledge of: heating and cooling system maintenance and repair.

Experience: performing semi-skilled maintenance and repair involving carpentry, plumbing, electrical and general building maintenance trades work; using and maintaining tools and equipment normally associated with carpentry, mechanics, plumbing, and electrical work.

Salary and Benefits:

This position pays $14.14 an hour. Boise State University is committed to offering a benefits package that provides health and financial protection plans as well as resources to promote health and well-being. Our program provides flexibility so you can choose the benefits that are right for you and your family. Learn more about our benefit options at

Advertised: September 11, 2020
Applications close: September 20, 2020