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Craft Specialist III - Athletic Plant Maintenance

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This position is responsible for assisting the Director of Athletics Facilities & Grounds with the overall maintenance of Athletic facilities and maintenance equipment. 


Duties and Responsibilities:

    Strip, clean, buff and apply different cleaners and sealers to the multiple surfaces throughout all athletic facilities.Operation and maintenance of power tools included but not limited to pressure washers, blowers, drills, saws and pneumatic tools.Ensure that all maintenance equipment is kept in proper working condition specified by manufacture’s guidelinesAssist with inventory control of cleaning material.Assist with security/lockdown of multiple athletic facilities when not in use.Paint various surfaces including but not limited to concrete, cinderblock, railings, and metal, Inspects and notifies the maintenance crew leader when there is concern of a major repair at an athletic facility.Works athletic special events as assigned. Nights and weekends work sometime required.
    Makes recommendations for new equipment purchases as needed.

Required Qualifications:

Education:      High school degree or equivalent

Experience:     2 years of of maintenance and/or mechanical background

Skills:   Knowledge and experience in tasks associated with general facility maintenance. Experience operating and/or maintaining maintenance equipment. Small engine and equipment mechanical skills desired.


Behaviors:  The candidate must adhere and to the rules and regulations set forth by the NCAA, SEC and University of Tennessee.

  • Unquestioned integrity and trustworthiness.
  • Commitment to the University’s and Athletics Department’s mission and strategic plan
  • Ability to make good, consistent and fair decisions.
  • Ability to work with cross-functional teams and to foster teamwork.

Job: Other Services Jobs
Primary Location: US-Tennessee-knoxville
Organization: Athletic Plant Maintenance
Schedule: Full-time
Job Posting: Nov 29, 2021, 4:03:48 PM


Working at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Founded in 1794, the University of Tennessee is one of the nation’s oldest and most storied public universities. Based in Knoxville, Tennessee’s flagship land-grant institution includes the statewide Institute of Agriculture and the Space Institute in Tullahoma. The university embodies excellence in teaching, discovery, scholarship, research, creative activity, outreach, and engagement. Known as the Volunteers, we lead with a spirit of selflessness, empathy, and courage, and strive to be champions for diversity, equity, and inclusion

UT Knoxville is a Research 1 university with 11 academic colleges and more than 900 programs of study. With an enrollment of more than 30,000 students, our academic programs are repeatedly ranked top in their class. The university co-manages Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the country’s most prominent national lab, driving innovation in advanced manufacturing and materials, national security, and more. We are closely connected with our communities through outreach and extension efforts across Tennessee and through partnerships with non-profits, corporations, and industries—regionally, nationally, and around the globe.

The city of Knoxville is nestled in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. The modern, thriving community is surrounded by gorgeous lakes and hundreds of miles of walking, hiking, and biking trails. Situated along the banks of the Tennessee River, our beautiful features an eclectic music scene, internationally recognized festivals, unique restaurants, and a robust offering of diverse cultural activities. Knoxville is located within a day’s drive of Atlanta, Nashville, Asheville, Charlotte, Louisville, Cincinnati, Memphis, Chicago, and Washington D.C.

Knoxville and the surrounding counties have a population of more than 850,000 people. The region houses many leading corporations and organizations, including Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Pilot/Flying J, the Tennessee Valley Authority, and Regal Cinemas, along with HGTV, Food Network, and other networks owned by Discovery Inc.

As a member of the UT family, you will be surrounded by top-notch faculty, staff, and students from around the world. You will be part of a diverse campus community that is passionate about changing the world and cheering for the Vols on game day.

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