Facility Maintenance Technician - Mechanical Trades

Fayetteville State University
Fayetteville, NC

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Position Title::

Facility Maintenance Technician - Mechanical Trades

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Full-time or Part-time::

Full Time


Facilities Management

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Hiring Range::

$46,682.00 - $50,752.00

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Description of primary duties and responsibilities::

Please note: this position is being re-posted. All previous applicants are still under consideration and need not re-apply.

Primary Purpose of the Organizational Unit:

The Facilities Management Heating, Ventilation and Air-Conditioning section’s mission is to provide a comfortably conditioned environment in which students, staff and faculty can work, live and learn.

Description of Work Continued::

Primary Purpose of the Position:

The position works within the Department of Facilities Management’s HVAC/Plumbing section as a one of three Advanced level HVAC/Plumbing Technicians. The HVAC/Plumbing section maintains the mechanical and plumbing infrastructure, systems and equipment for the entire FSU campus.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements::

High school diploma or equivalency; or demonstrated possessionof the competencies necessary to perform the work. Some positions may require special licenses or certification.
Optional Guidelines:
Experience in the trade(s) areas related to the area of assignment may be substituted on a year-for-year basis

Knowledge skills and abilities::

Knowledge – Technical
Ability to routinely and consistently perform widely varying and broad, functionally diverse facility maintenance assignments requiring in-depth analysis and problem solving regarding the most complex, non-routine building systems, using advanced skills in the HVAC and plumbing trade areas.
Ability to serve as a technical expert within the HVAC and plumbing work unit. Ability to guide, direct and coach others regarding application and interpretation of technical issues.
Ability to apply and interpret technical knowledge to resolve unique or highly complex situations. Ability to analyze and research appropriate solutions.
Thorough and extensive understanding of programs, concepts and practices in the most complex mechanical systems trades area as well as a general understanding of one or more different trades areas.

Problem Solving
Ability to anticipate and proactively pursue facilities-related maintenance issues and/or problems.
Ability to recognize inherent problems with procedures and practices and make suggestions for improvement.
Ability to include management, peers, and subordinates in the decision-making process to gain the support and acceptance of all parties.

Attention to Detail
Ability to check and re-check work of others considering accuracy with respect to standards and codes.
Ability to consider options and details that are not obvious.
Ability to troubleshoot total systems.
Ability to integrate highest quality control standards into work.

Work Coordination
Ability to identify critical and less critical activities and tasks; ability to develop timelines and milestones.
Ability to set objectives and clearly prioritize activities and tasks; ability to adjust priorities when appropriate.
Ability to allocate appropriate resources and time for completing own and other’s work; ability to avoid scheduling conflicts.

Ability to persuade and negotiate to build rapport when establishing goals and objectives for facilities maintenance projects.
Ability to assess and weigh the impact of the message on the organization or customer, including regulatory implications.
Ability to advise and consult with others to ensure accuracy and appropriateness of codes, instructions, policies, procedures, rules, regulations, laws, etc., related to facilities maintenance.

Safety and Health Compliance
Ability to regularly assess safety conditions; ability to identify, communicate, and implement accident prevention and corrective measures in work related activities.
Ability to enforce appropriate post-emergency procedures.
Ability to anticipate safety issues and take proactive steps to maximize safe operations and measure the effectiveness of action.

Client and Customer Service
Ability to identify and resolve trends and work issues that impact service delivery to groups or individual customers.
Ability to make recommendations to improve service delivery based on customer feedback.
Ability to make recommendations to streamline processes/procedures, remove barriers, and link resources for efficient and effective customer service.
Ability to develop creative, alternative solutions to respond to complex service needs.

Preferred Qualifications::

10 years of progressive experience in Facilities Maintenance related trades.
Training in the programming, troubleshooting and operation of Direct Digital Control equipment and Building Automation Systems.
Universal C.F.C. Certification and Commercial NC Driver’s License.
Supervisory experience.

Closing Date::


Open Until Filled::


Other Information:

If no applicants apply who meet the required competency level and training & experience requirements, then management may consider other applicants. Salary would be determined based on competencies, equity, budget, and market considerations.

EEO Statement::

This position is subject to the successful completion of an employment background check. An employment background check includes a criminal background check, employment verification, reference checks, license verification (if applicable), academic verification and credit history check (if applicable).

Fayetteville State University is committed to equality of educational opportunity and employment and does not discriminate against applicants, students, or employees based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information or veteran status. Moreover, Fayetteville State University values diversity and actively seeks to recruit talented students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds.

Veteran's Statement:

Fayetteville State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and seeks priority referrals of protected veterans for our openings.


Working at Fayetteville State University

Fayetteville State University (FSU) is a member of the prestigious University of North Carolina System. Situated in southeastern North Carolina, FSU prides itself in being in one of the most diverse cities in the country and neighbor to one of the nation’s largest military installations – Fort Bragg.

FSU has a rich history that serves as genesis for its current status as a leading institution of higher learning. A year after the Civil War ended, the Phillips School provided primary education to Fayetteville’s black citizens, and the Sumner School provided intermediate education for this population. The two schools were consolidated in 1869 and dedicated in April of that year as the Howard School, in honor of the Freedman’s Bureau chief General O.O. Howard. Seven prominent African-American men pooled $136 to purchase two lots for the first building that housed the Howard School. Robert Harris was named the first principal of the Howard School.

In 1877, the Howard School became not just the first public normal school for African Americans in North Carolina but also the first state-sponsored institution for the education of African-American teachers in the South. It was renamed the State Colored Normal School in Fayetteville that year, Fayetteville State Teachers College in 1939, Fayetteville State College in 1963, and Fayetteville State University in 1969.

While FSU’s roots are as a teacher education institution, it now offers nearly 70 degrees at the baccalaureate, masters and doctoral levels. Many of the programs are accredited by the top agencies. The university’s School of Business and Economics is endorsed by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). AACSB is one of the most prestigious and rigorous accrediting bodies for business programs in higher education. Currently, less than one-third of U.S. business programs and only 15% of the world's business programs have earned AACSB accreditation. Receipt of this distinguished accreditation provides evidence that FSU’s School of Business and Economics has established itself as a leader among business schools. Additionally, the Master of Business Administration program has been cited by U.S. News and World Report and The Princeton Review as one of the best graduate business school programs in the country. The Department of Criminal Justice is accredited by the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS). FSU’s criminal justice program is the only such program in North Carolina to hold ACJS certification.

FSU is rapidly becoming a center for research and technology. In spring 2010, the university, in conjunction with the University of North Carolina at Pembroke, cut the ribbon on the Southeastern North Carolina Regional Microanalytical and Imaging Center. The center is home to the electron microprobe, an advanced imaging tool that magnifies objects up to 300,000 times.

FSU is a partner in the community. The institution has formulated a strong relationship with the local municipality and with civic and social organizations in the area. The institution enjoys its partnership with its military neighbors. In the coming years, as a result of Base Realignment
and Closure (BRAC), Fort Bragg will be home to more than 50,000 soldiers and some of the nation’s top military brass. To address their educational needs, FSU has implemented a degree in intelligence studies with plans to offer more academic programs with the military in mind.

Students who come to FSU know they will be learning in a nurturing environment from some of the top scholars in their respective fields. As they matriculate, they know their degrees will prepare them to be 21st century global scholars, change agents, and contributing members of society.

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