Facilities Maintenance Technician

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Job Title:

Facilities Maintenance Technician

Requisition Number:


Department Name:

3CP00:Campus Physical Plant

Work Location:

Lexington, KY

Grade Level:


Salary Range:


Type of Position:


Position Time Status :


Required Education:


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Required Related Experience:

6 yrs

Required License/Registration/Certification:


Physical Requirements:

Lifting, pushing, and/or pulling objects up to and over 50lbs; Standing or walking with objects up to 25lbs; Working at heights above 4 feet; Confined spaces; Loud noises; Temperature extremes; Hazardous chemicals, fumes, including waste; May be subject to outdoor working conditions.

Performs physical activities that require considerable use of arms, legs, and movement of the whole body, such as required in climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling of materials.

Ability to work off scissor lift, aerial lift, and ladder.

May be exposed to loud noises, fumes, confined spaces, and/or weather/temperature extremes while on or traveling to/from various job sites.


7:30am – 4:15pm (Monday – Friday)*
3:30pm – 12:00am (Monday- Friday)*

*Hours of work and task assignments may vary dependent upon situational factors; emergencies; crisis management; and/or weather-related conditions requiring night(s), weekend(s), and holiday response(s).

Job Summary:

Reporting directly to the Facilities Maintenance Supervisor, this position performs maintenance service and repairs in the areas of plumbing, carpentry, painting, plastering, machine, electrical, and HVAC servicing for the University of Kentucky – Campus; Services, repairs, adjusts, and tests machines, devices, moving parts, and equipment that operate primarily on the basis of mechanical (not electronic) principles; Performs assigned daily maintenance work load; Inspects equipment, structures, or materials to identify the cause of errors, problems, or defects, as needed; Collaborates with maintenance supervisor to generate and update daily work orders in SAP, providing accurate and complete information; Generates PMs and complies with lockout/tag-out procedures; Supports supervisor in closing daily work orders by documenting accurate information of work performed, time to perform, parts used, equipment work was performed on, editing PM tasks, etc.; Performs emergency work and informs supervisor of barriers; Follows-up with supervisor on daily work performed on job sites, inspection results, testing, or measuring completed work to verify conformance to standards or repair requirements; Analyses information, uses logic, and develops new ideas and answers to address work-related problems; Interprets blueprints, specifications, or diagrams to plan, inform or develop work procedures or activities; Performs skilled repairs or maintenance operations, as required 24/7.

In addition, the Facilities Maintenance Technician models and promotes excellent customer service for internal and external customers; Proactively and regularly initiates contact with customers and clients; Deals calmly and effectively with others in difficult situations; Advises supervisor of customer needs, delivers appropriate responses, and monitors progress towards reaching goals and objectives, as directed; Maintains inventories of tools, materials, equipment, or products; Submits requests for materials; supplies, or equipment to supervisor; Performs work in-process and upon completion in compliance with instructions; Ensures completion of work adheres to established practices, standards, and overall acceptability of work; Maintains designated working areas in a safe and orderly manner continuously free of trash and debris; Executes maintenance priorities in order to improve response time and facility/equipment reliability.

Requires Safety First Commitment and Code and Regulatory Compliance.

There are currently 20 positions open for the Facilities Maintenance Technicians. To be considered for each position, you must apply for each position. One application will not be considered for all positions.

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities:

MS Windows/Office/Project; SAP; KRONOS

Driver’s License — Preferred

Knowledge of building and construction materials, methods, technical plans, blueprints, and drawings — Preferred

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? :


Preferred Education/Experience:

HS + 6 Years

Industrial or Technical Degree or Associate’s Degree preferred.

Minimum of six years related facilities maintenance experience, including knowledge of machines and tools, their designs, uses, and repair — Preferred

Deadline to Apply:


University Community of Inclusion:

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.




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Job No:
Posted: 11/14/2020
Application Due: 12/8/2020
Work Type: Full Time