Maintenance Technician

Claremont McKenna College
Story House - LC40191

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Job location: Story House - LC40191

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2021-07-13
Req: REQ-3322
Equal Opportunity and Nondiscrimination Statement                                    

In addition to its commitment to a harassment-free educational and working environment, the College is an equal employment opportunity employer. The College is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunities for all applicants and employees and complies with all applicable state and federal laws on the matter. The College does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including gender, pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, age, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition or medical leave, marital status, sexual orientation, or any other category protected by law. The College also prohibits the harassment of any employee on any of these bases.


Claremont, CA

Job Posting Title:

Maintenance Technician

Job Details and Requirement:

The Maintenance Technician is responsible for maintenance, repair, and installation of some building equipment, fixtures, and systems. This individual is a vital member of a team that relies upon direction from the supervisor, individual initiative, and cooperation between others. Must be willing to assist other team members and contribute to the goals of the department on a continual basis



Reporting to the Assistant Director of Facilities and Campus Services (FACS), Maintenance, the incumbent works collaboratively and independently to perform the following essential duties and responsibilities:

  • Provides effective maintenance and repair of most campus building structures, fixtures, equipment, and related record keeping, to include semi-skilled and skilled maintenance and repairs in various trades; including electrical, carpentry, plumbing, painting and preventative maintenance. This position includes an emphasis on plumbing, including fixture and pipe unclogging, maintaining, and associated cleanup, as well as repairing plumbing supply fixtures.
    • Completes campus work orders in a timely and accurate manner.
    • Reports progress and completion by writing in the work order database and verbally, as needed.
    • Responds immediately to campus emergency calls during normal duty hours, as needed.
    • Conducts preventative maintenance on equipment owned and operated by Claremont McKenna College.
    • Performs shop maintenance and daily clean-up.
    • Periodically inspects campus buildings for quality of appearance, safety problems, vandalism and makes suggestions for improvements to supervisor.
  • Occasionally orders, purchases and picks up parts and tools as directed.
  • Occasionally assists in sets-up and supports annual campus events or moves, as needed.
  • Participates in workshops, seminars, or training sessions (as approved) that advance new techniques and will enhance the performance of the employee and the operation of the department.
  • Performs other essential duties and tasks specific to the position, and as requested by supervisor
  • May train and work with temporary employees in daily assignments or other related duties.


Regular attendance is considered an essential job function; the inability to meet attendance requirements may preclude the employee from retaining employment.

The successful candidate will also be able to perform the following essential functions:

  • Ability to take and follow directions.
  • Ability to work cooperatively with others.
  • Ability to receive and respond appropriately to constructive criticism.
  • Ability to display a positive attitude.
  • Ability to multitask.


EDUCATION: High School Diploma, GED or equivalent combination of education and experience is required.

EXPERIENCE: A minimum of three to five years of plumbing/construction or facility maintenance experience with increasing responsibility in installation and repair of plumbing systems is required.

LICENSES: A valid California driver’s license is required. A valid driver’s license is essential to drive College-owned vehicles.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Ability to lift/push/pull up to 50 pounds from ground to above shoulder level without assistance. This is primarily a heavy work classification with employees working in various campus buildings and in utility and service areas. The position requires continual walking, lifting and grasping; frequent climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling and crouching; exposure to dirt, dust and noise. Finger dexterity is required to operate equipment. Position is occasionally required to work around chemical, electrical, and mechanical hazards.

Must take and successfully pass a functional capacity test after job offer and prior to hire.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, and ABILITIES: Individual must possess knowledge, skills, and ability to be able to successfully perform the essential functions of the position, or be able to explain or demonstrate how the essential functions will be performed, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of skills and abilities.

  • Residential and commercial grade plumbing experience required.
  • Perform basic mathematical computation skills.
  • Correctly use safety equipment as required and provided.
  • Basic knowledge of the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA), electrical plumbing, carpentry and general building maintenance.
  • Knowledge of common tools, material and equipment used in basic maintenance duties.
  • Knowledge of and constant practice of safe work practices relating to ladders, power tools, machinery, electricity, carpentry and plumbing, and everything done on campus. Good organizational skills and follow-through.
  • Effective communication and problem solving ability.
  • Interpret and apply a variety of rules, regulations and procedures.
  • Work in cooperation with co-workers, supervisors, students, staff and faculty.
  • Effectively manage multiple priorities and work well under pressure of deadlines.
  • Complete work requests and other related forms in writing.
  • Establish and maintain professional relationships, demeanor and image.
  • Adapt to a fast-paced and changing environment.
  • Plumbing/construction certifications are encouraged.
  • Operate the College’s vehicles safely for campus-related work and meet all insurance-related requirements.
  • Must be able to understand and follow basic instructions in English, both orally and written.


REQUIRED HOURS: The regular hours for this position are 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Regular hours may vary due to needs of the College or department. Must be willing and able to work overtime including weekends, holidays, and evening work hours.

CLASSIFICATION AND STATUS: This is a regular full-time, non-exempt, benefits-eligible position. This is a 12-month position.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Heavy (up to 50 lbs.)


GROOMING AND APPEARANCE: The Claremont Colleges seek to maintain a neat and professional image at all times. A uniform is required and will be provided.

BACKGROUND CHECK: The successful candidate will be required to undergo a full consumer background check. This position will require the successful completion of a post-offer physical agility test. Employment is contingent on the satisfactory results of the aforementioned, in addition to compliance with requirements cited in this job description.

ADA/OSHA: This job description defines the essential or fundamental job duties of this position. It is assumed that employees hired for this position can perform the essential functions of this job without imposing risk of substantial harm to the health or safety of themselves or others. It may also include marginal functions, generally defined within Title 1 of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

DISCLAIMER: This job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this position. When duties and responsibilities change and develop, the College will review this job description and make changes of business necessity.

AT-WILL EMPLOYMENT: Employment with the College is “at-will” meaning that the terms of employment may be changed with or without notice, with or without cause, including, but not limited to termination, demotion, promotion, transfer, compensation, benefits, duties, and location of work. There is no agreement express or implied between the College and you for continuing or long-term employment. While the College has every hope that employment relationships will be mutually beneficial and rewarding, employees and the College retain the right to terminate the employment relationship at will, at any time, with or without cause. The President is the only person who can modify or alter the at-will employment relationship.

Claremont McKenna College hires and promotes individuals on the basis of their qualifications, consistent with applicable state and federal laws, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, breastfeeding or related medical condition, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, marital status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic characteristic or information, military and veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law.  Inquiries may be directed to the Director for Human Resources, 528 N. Mills Avenue, Claremont, California 91711-4015, (909) 621-8490.  All applicants must complete and submit an online application to be considered for an open position.

Employment is contingent upon new employee providing documents verifying U.S. citizenship or, for aliens, documents verifying legal permission to work in the United States, applicant's acceptability for positions requiring use of a college vehicle is contingent upon a driving record acceptable to the College's automobile liability insurance. Promotion from within is encouraged whenever qualified employees of Claremont McKenna College are available. Interested employees of the College are urged to contact the Office of Human Resources if qualified for any open position. Please do not contact departments directly.

Disability Accommodations                                                                                    

In compliance with applicable laws ensuring equal opportunities to qualified individuals with a disability, CMC will make reasonable accommodations for the known physical or mental limitations of an otherwise qualified individual (applicant or employee) with a disability if the disability affects the performance of essential job functions, unless the accommodation results in an undue hardship for the College. Employment decisions are based on the merit and not an individual’s disability.               

An applicant or employee who requires an accommodation should contact the immediate supervisor and the Human Resources Office. If multiple accommodations are identified that do not pose an undue hardship for the College, the selection of an accommodation will be at CMC’s discretion. To request disability accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process, please contact Human Resources at (909) 621-8490 or [email protected] for assistance.


As one of the nation's most selective private liberal arts colleges, CMC sits among the intellectually-stimulating, socially-fulfilling, seven-college community known as The Claremont Colleges, a system modeled after England's Oxford University. Founded in 1946, CMC is the youngest of the nation's top colleges and enrolls approximately 1,200 students.

Claremont McKenna College (CMC) educates its students for thoughtful and productive lives and responsible leadership in economics, government and public affairs. CMC's strong grounding in the liberal arts, together with its emphasis on economics, government, and international relations, attracts students who approach education pragmatically and who intend to make a difference in the world. With this broad-based foundation graduates leave CMC well prepared for the challenges of the 21st century. Many go on to pursue careers in law, business, government, foreign service, international relations, public policy, museum administration, science and education, or to pursue graduate study.

The College's cutting-edge research institutes provide students unprecedented opportunities to work alongside their professors and discover how what they learn in the classroom links to life in the world behond. The world comes to Claremont McKenna through a vibrant and renowned speakers series in which world leaders, thinkers, artists and visionaries visit campus through the Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum and other public programming.

In September 2007, Robert A. Day, the Founder and Chairman of The TCW Group, Inc., pledged a $200 million personal gift to establish the Robert Day School of Economics and Finance and its unique programs. This was the largest recorded gift to a liberal arts institution, the largest gift in the field of finance and economics, and among the top 20 largest gifts ever given to a college or university. Through his generosity, the Robert Day School of Economics and Finance now offers multiple programs, including a Master of Arts in Finance degree.

While many other colleges champion either a traditional liberal arts education with emphasis on intellectual breadth, or training that stresses acquisition of technical skills, Claremont McKenna College offers a clear alternative. Instead of dividing the liberal arts and the working world into separate realms, education at Claremont McKenna is rooted in the interplay between the world of ideas and the world of events. By combining the intellectual breadth of the liberal arts with the more pragmatic concerns of public affairs, CMC helps students to gain the vision, skills, and values necessary for leadership in all sectors of society.

In addition to its dedication to teaching and learning, the College is a center for scholars who are engaged in research that can enlighten a society intent on finding solutions to its economic, political, social, and environmental problems. Ongoing research at CMC is contributing to the body of knowledge in areas such as the effects of government regulations upon the economy, toxic waste, juvenile justice, changes of enzyme systems in humans, and the ecology of desert regions.

The Research Institutes are perhaps our clearest example of the linkages forged at CMC between research, teaching and learning. Here, students serve as assistants to, and collaborators with, their teachers, co-authoring scholarly articles and presenting papers to academic bodies, corporations, political organizations and government agencies. They test theories in the public marketplace and actively seek answers to questions of broad social importance.

In recent years CMC has gained national recognition as one of the top liberal arts colleges in America. This recognition can be attributed, in part, to CMC's mission which acknowledges its obligation for service to the larger scholarly community through faculty contact with business and with government, a process that enriches both the outside world and the campus itself. Also contributing to CMC's national reputation are the accomplishments of its almost 8,000 alumni. Today, about seventy percent of CMC's graduates go on to advanced degrees at prestigious institutions, and one in eight graduates holds a position in top management.

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