Building Mechanic

Job description

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Job No: 510361
Work Type: On Campus
Location: Normal, Illinois

Title: Building Mechanic

Department: Building Maintenance

General Summary

A Building Mechanic is responsible for, but not limited to, various job duties including general maintenance an repair within residence halls and apartment complexes. They may also be expected to assist in complex renovation processes. In addition, they are responsible for responding to emergency calls, inspection of building/systems, and determining reassignment of work orders to the appropriate trade.


A. Supervisory Expectations
Daily contact in some form: in person, telephone, or radio. Contact must be courteous and professional using radio etiquette if communication is in form of radio communication. Must observe departmental reporting structure, taking into account confidentiality. Must read, understand, and practice workplace safety.

B. Complexity
Work with the established procedures involving the work order system, ordering of parts, materials, and maintaining references such as equipment manuals, drawing and parts ordering files. Follow policies and procedures provided by University Housing Services. Employee will acknowledge understanding of all policies by signing off on all documents. Building Mechanic must comply with University guidelines, attendance and procedures.

C. Productivity/Volume/ Quality of Work
Receives numerous work orders on a daily basis. Must meet schedules, complete assignments and work orders in a timely service oriented manner. Work produced must meet quality requirements of accuracy, thoroughness and effectiveness. Must be efficient in us of time and resources.

D. Training
The department will offer both developmental and technical training on an ongoing and annual basis. It will be necessary for some of the training to be mandatory. It is however, the department expectation that all training is attended.

Required Qualifications

1. Three (3) years of mechanical and/or electrical work experience. (This experience refers to building mechanical maintenance such as light carpentry and plumbing. It does not include machinery or farm implement maintenance.)
2. A final candidate must complete a post-offer pre-employment physical exam. Employment is contingent on the successful result of the pre-employment physical.

Desired Qualifications

1. Basic knowledge of mechanical/electrical equipment and devices.
2. Working knowledge of construction principles, materials and methods as well as the ability to learn and apply crafts' techniques, processes, and principles.
3. Ability to use independent judgment in planning sequence of operations
4. Ability to organize, determine priorities and take initiative.
5. Ability to communicate with UHS/CDS administrators, staff and other Building Mechanics.
6. Ability to process work orders and submit closed when work is completed in a timely fashion.
7. Ability to work well with other ISU crafts and trades personnel and outside contractors.
8. Sensitive to individuals of different races, creeds, sex, and religions.
9. Responsive to the needs of "customers" of the unit and follow through on customer interactions in a timely, service-oriented manner.

Work Hours

8:00am-4:00pm/4:00pm-12:00am, Monday through Friday during probation; Following probation, shifts are assigned based on seniority.

Mandatory Physical Requirement

Must be able to complete the following with or without a reasonable accommodation:

Must have the manual dexterity and motor skills needed to perform mechanical repairs and work on a variety of machinery, appliances, hardware and structures. Heavy physical exertion and activity will be required at times. Examples are: lifting large bulky items weighing up to 80 pounds while going up or down stairs or ramps, unloading furnishings such as mattresses, desks, beds, or appliances from trucks; ability to push/pull up to 60 lbs.

Proposed Starting Date

November 2020

Salary Rate / Pay Rate


Required Applicant Documents

Reference List

PLEASE NOTE: These documents are required to be submitted online in order to complete the application process. Please have these documents ready prior to clicking on "Apply"

Optional Applicant Documents

Certification of Retirement Annuity

PLEASE NOTE: These documents may be submitted online in order to complete the application process. Please have these documents ready prior to clicking on "Apply"

Special Instructions for Applicants

For full consideration, the application and all supplemental information must be submitted on-line. Application materials submitted via fax, e-mail, or mail will not be accepted.

Incomplete applications WILL NOT be considered. Please complete the entire employment application including the Education and Work History background. Please do not put "see resume" in the duties and responsibilities section of the work history. This will be considered an incomplete application and incomplete applications will not be considered. Only the employment application will be reviewed to determine if an applicant meets minimum qualifications. Please be complete in the duties and responsibilities section for each position listed.

Please prepare a resume and reference list, including three (3) professional contacts (phone/email), to attach to this application.

A Civil Service examination will be required. You will be notified by e-mail if you meet the qualifications for the examination. Please monitor your e-mail for changes to your application status.

To ensure consideration, documentation such DD214 paperwork (official military discharge) may be provided at the time of the exam or submitted to Human Resources via mail, fax, email, or in person.

Illinois State University
Attn: Trish Trainor
Human Resources
Campus Box 1300
Normal, IL 61790-1300
Email: [email protected]
Fax: 309.438.0011, Attn: Trish Trainor

Contact Information for Applicants

Trish Trainor
Human Resources
[email protected]

Important Information for Applicants

If this position is Security Sensitive or if you are subject to a criminal background investigation based on University policy, employment is contingent upon you passing a satisfactory criminal background investigation. You may not begin work until the criminal background investigation results have been received and cleared by Human Resources.

Illinois State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

If you are an individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) or other state or federal law you may request an accommodation by contacting the Office of Equal Opportunity and Access at (309) 438-3383. The Office of Equal Opportunity and Access will hold any confidential information you provide in confidence.

If you are having difficulty accessing the system, please call Human Resources at (309) 438-8311.

Application Opened: 10/12/2020 08:00 AM CST
Application Closes: 10/30/2020 11:55 PM CST




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