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Lead Facilities Technician

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Job Summary / Basic Function:

Job Summary:
Reports to the Director of Facilities and Risk Management to perform complex maintenance work and repairs in multiple maintenance and building construction trades. Work involves the maintaining of grounds, repair of building components; utilities, electrical, plumbing, carpentry, stationary equipment, and/or motorized equipment, lawn sprinkler systems and HVAC systems. Management of keys to all buildings and doors for the whole Institution. Backup for the Director when needed.

Major Essential Job Functions:
•Act as a lead worker on construction, maintenance or repair projects.
•Daily morning trash pickup for overall campus.
•Inspects campus after storms.
•Performs preventative maintenance task on HVAC filter systems, fire alarms, fire equipment, plumbing fixtures, lighting systems, building maintenance and grounds equipment.
•Performs electrical work such as, replacing receptacles, breakers, ballast, bulbs, cord plugs, light fixtures and pulling wire.
•Performs carpentry work such as repair and installation of doors, locks, closures, furniture, ceilings, dry wall and cabinets.
•May perform exterior grounds care including cutting, landscaping, weeding, dirt work and associated repairs.
•Performs plumbing repairs to include soldering, changing out of commodes, faucets, etc. and unclogging drains.
•Performs inspections and repairs of equipment, operating machinery, building appliances and systems.
•Calculate material and supplies for projects.
•Maintain a tidy workshop for the repairs, alteration, refinishing and construction for facilities maintenance.
•May operate a forklift, pressure washer and fire-fighting equipment.
•Train others and oversee technicians as needed
•Assist with event setup at MPC.
•Assist with vehicle maintenance.
•Responsible for performing key transactions, i.e., issuing, recording, and recovering keys in accordance with the Key Control Policy authorized by Vice Presidents, Deans & Dept. Heads.

Minimum Qualifications:

Minimum Education Required:
·High School Graduate or GED Certificate and completion of a technical program.
·Education and experience may be substituted for one another.

Certification(s) Required:
·Valid driver’s license
·Receive and maintain HVAC certification.

Key Competencies:
·Trustworthy and the ability to follow instructions and communicate well, by both written and verbal communications.
·Knowledge of safety regulations.
·Demonstrate the ability to be a creative thinker and problem solver.
·Experience in grounds upkeep.
·Excellent Customer Service.
·Availability after hours and on weekends, if needed.

Physical Requirements:
Considerable physical activity, restricted movement, lifting, carrying heavy objects, pushing, or pulling required of objects up to fifty pounds, walking, climbing, and bending is primary part of the job more than 80% of the time.

Job Conditions:
Ability to work in almost constant exposure to unusual elements, such as extreme temperatures, rain, hazard chemicals, dirt, dust, and loud noises.

LIT Expectation of Quality:
Employee will support the mission of Lamar Institute of Technology by providing high quality, professional services, timely responses and solutions to customer requests.

EEO Statement:

Lamar Institute of Technology is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Security Sensitive Statement:

This position is security-sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of the Texas Education Code §51.215, which authorizes the employer to obtain criminal history record information.



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Posted: 1/6/2021
Application Due: 1/20/2021
Work Type: Full Time