Senior Maintenance Specialist I- Recreation Complex

Knoxville, TN
Mar 24, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Senior Maintenance Specialist I- Recreation Complex

The Division of Student Life at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville invites applications and nominations for the position of Senior Maintenance Specialist I in the RecSports Department. This is a non-exempt, 12 month, full-time; non-tenure track staff position.

The University: The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is the state’s flagship research institution, a campus of choice for outstanding undergraduates, and a premier graduate institution. Enrolling 30,000 students, the campus is located in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains and beautiful East Tennessee. As a land-grant University, it is committed to excellence in learning, scholarship, and engagement. In all its activities, the university aims to advance the frontiers of human knowledge and enrich and elevate society. The University values intellectual curiosity, pursuit of knowledge, and academic freedom and integrity.

The Division: The Division of Student Life is comprised of over 400 staff members that serve our students through 22 departments and functions. Staff are actively engaged in the lives of our students, living and learning with them in our residence halls, student union, and other campus environments. The Division seeks candidates willing to engage, challenge, and support our students through intentional programs and services. In addition, we seek colleagues that are committed to teamwork and have a palpable passion for working with and serving all students.

The Department: The RecSports Department facilitates a wide variety of recreation-based opportunities for the University community. The RecSports Department manages four recreation facilities, including the TRECS (Tennessee Recreation Center for Students), the SAC (Student Aquatic Center), the RecSports Field Complex at Sutherland, and the RecSports Fields at TRECS. With the doors open for more than 100 hours per week, the RecSports Department aims to engage students in a variety of recreation activities including intramural sports, group fitness classes, personal training, outdoor adventure trips, Sport Clubs, Aquatic programs, open-gym basketball, climbing/bouldering, racquetball, weight lifting (free weight or machine), and/or cardio exercises. The RecSports department is also the 2nd largest employer of students on campus with more than 300 students employed part-time for the majority of the year. The RecSports Department strives to satisfy varying degrees of interest in recreation, while designing activities that promote health and wellness, social and cultural interaction, professionalism, and leadership, all while staying on the cutting edge of technology, in order to foster an environment conducive to supporting the academic experience at the University of Tennessee.

The Position: The Senior Maintenance Specialist is responsible for physically maintaining the RecSports fitness equipment, as well as the oversight of the outdoor field maintenance staff composed of one full time staff and up to 15 part-time student employees. In addition to performing all ongoing repair of exercise, weight, and cardiovascular equipment, the senior maintenance specialist will keep comprehensive records of equipment maintenance, safety checks, and record keeping for risk management purposes. The Senior Maintenance Specialist is responsible for purchasing repair parts and other items needed for the general maintenance of RecSports equipment. The Senior Maintenance Specialist will make recommendations on capital equipment purchases related to cardiovascular equipment and/or field equipment in consultation with members of the RecSports senior leadership team.

Required Qualifications: High school diploma. Extensive knowledge of "technical" exercise equipment, field maintenance equipment and electronics. General mechanical skills, experience with pumps, motors, mechanical systems, irrigation systems, field maintenance. Good communication skills (oral and written); basic computer skills for the use of e-mail, Word, and Excel.

Preferred Qualifications: Ability to utilize manuals and specification sheets/information to perform needed repair functions.

Application Process: Please complete the on-line application for full consideration at Applicants should include a cover letter, resume, a list of at least three references (with current e-mail address and phone number/s) in the application file. A review of all applications will begin on April 5, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. Nominations are welcomed and should be made by submitting information to Katy Locke, Director of RecSports, Tennessee Recreation Center for Students (TRECS), 2111 Volunteer Blvd, Knoxville, TN 37996 or [email protected]

All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment and admissions without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status. Eligibility and other terms and conditions of employment benefits at The University of Tennessee are governed by laws and regulations of the State of Tennessee, and this non-discrimination statement is intended to be consistent with those laws and regulations. In accordance with the requirements of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964,

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, The University of Tennessee affirmatively states that it does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, or disability in its education programs and activities, and this policy extends to employment by the University.

Inquiries and charges of violation of Title VI (race, color, and national origin), Title IX (sex), Section 504 (disability), ADA (disability), Age Discrimination in Employment Act (age), sexual orientation, or veteran status should be directed to the Office of Equity and Diversity (OED), 1840 Melrose Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37996-3560, telephone (865) 974-2498. Requests for accommodation of a disability should be directed to the ADA Coordinator at the Office of Equity and Diversity.

Job: Crafts
Primary Location: US-Tennessee-Knoxville
Organization: Spsf-Recreation Complex
Schedule: Full-time
Job Posting: Mar 17, 2021, 10:44:21 AM

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