General Maintenance Mechanic (Temporary)

Tucson, AZ
Apr 11, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Posting Number:



Residential Facilities

Department Website Link:


Main Campus


Tucson, AZ USA

Position Highlights:

Housing & Residential Life (Housing), a self-funded auxiliary housed within Campus Life at the University of Arizona, operates 23 dorms and 1 graduate apartment complex that house over 7,800 students annually on the University of Arizona Main Campus. More than 80% of on-campus residents are first-year students. Our dorms range in style from historic to modern and range in size from 60 to 1000 residents. While the University does not require students to live on campus, more than 70% of all incoming first-year students choose to live in UA housing to help their transition to university life. Housing & Residential Life plays a critical role in achieving institutional and divisional goals. We are proud of the supportive environment we provide our students, our vibrant academic partnerships and our high-quality facilities. Our Mission: Helping Students Build a Foundation for Success Our Core Values: • Excellence -Excellence is performing at an extraordinary level and exceeding expectations • Respect - Respect is treating others courteously and professionally in all situations; valuing and honoring diversity in others; being honest, direct, and courteous in all communications and loyal to all, including those not present • Integrity - Integrity is doing the right thing, being honest with oneself and others, being authentic, and being transparent in intent • Caring - Caring is being welcoming, kind, compassionate, and willing to help others; showing concern for a person’s needs; listening more and talking less.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, vision, life insurance and disability programs; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities:

The General Maintenance Mechanic reporting to the General Maintenance Superintendent, plays an integral part of a team responsible for the repair and maintenance of University dorms, apartments and related building systems. Among the various duties and responsibilities outlined below, this position is essential for the department and will require driving University vehicles and/or golf carts.


  • Repair, replace and/or install a wide range of building items; including but not limited to windows and other glazing needs, minor door hardware and screens, casement furnishings, floor coverings, ceramic tile, light fixtures and other electrical fixtures and appliances, plumbing fixtures, window coverings, and other items typical to large residential environments
  • Perform general painting, plumbing and carpentry repairs, such as, minor plumbing, unstopping plumbing fixtures, resetting electrical circuit breakers, replacing ballasts, minor furniture repair, caulking, room paint and paint touch up
  • Repair HVAC fan coils including but not limited to motors, speed switches, coil fin cleaning and filters
  • Supervises up to 6 temp labor and student staff for all summer RCR room turns in assigned districts residence halls for 12-week period.
  • Assures safety standards with inspections and replacement of including but not limited to security lights, minor security door hardware, fire extinguishers and assist in fire marshal walks.
  • Performs facility inspections including but not limited to maintenance work request, building condition and outside grounds condition
  • Communicate with vendors, dorm staff, other Housing staff members and student residents on status of work requests and related needs
  • Maintain inventory, tools and equipment
  • Leads summer work of assigned staff/students
  • Assist with various departmental activities during the August summer move-in process
  • Oversee assigned building area keeping contact with staff and CD for any emergency issues
  • Perform related duties as assigned or required to meet Housing and University goals and objectives

    Skill in applying building and equipment maintenance/repair techniqueAbility to effectively communicateKnowledge of building and equipment maintenance/repair techniquesKnowledge of cleaning and repair of heating/cooling fan coil units Knowledge and skill in applying building and equipment maintenance/repair technique

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or equivalent, or equivalent learning attained through experience required.
  • Minimum of 3 years of relevant experience required.
  • Valid Driver’s License and ability to drive according to the University Fleet Safety Policy.

Preferred Qualifications:

•Four years general maintenance experience in a large residential environment, i.e. residence hall/dorm, apartments, hotels, etc
•Experience with NEC, UBC and UFC codes.
•Floor coverings and wall base treatments (VCT, Carpet, and Ceramic tile) installation, repairs and maintenance experience



Full Time/Part Time:

Full Time

Number of Hours Worked per Week:


Job FTE:


Work Calendar:


Job Category:

Facilities, Grounds and Infrastructure

Benefits Eligible:

Yes - Limited Benefits

Rate of Pay:


Compensation Type:

hourly rate



Career Stream and Level:


Job Family:

Facilities Mgmt & Services

Job Function:

Facil, Grounds, & Infra

Type of criminal background check required::

Fingerprint criminal background check (security sensitive due to title or department)

Number of Vacancies:


Target Hire Date:


Expected End Date:


Contact Information for Candidates:

[email protected]

Open Date:


Open Until Filled:


Documents Needed to Apply:

Resume and Cover Letter

Special Instructions to Applicant:

Diversity Statement:

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution and a Native American/Alaska Native-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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