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General Maintenance Repair Tec

The University of Kansas
Lawrence, KS
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Position OverviewDuties of the School of Education & Human Sciences maintenance personnel requires skill and work performed independently. Decisions made by the maintenance personnel require judgements based on specialized knowledge of electricity, plumbing, welding, carpentry, upholstery. Specific knowledge of design, maintenance and repair of sports equipment, sports fields, sports ball courts is an intricate component of this position. Job Description5%: General Maintenance – Joseph R Pearson
  • Makes routine inspection and evaluation of facility maintenance needs.
    • Develops a comprehensive list of facility’s general maintenance needs three times during the year: 1) prior to winter break; 2) prior to spring break; and 3) prior to summer break; and submits the list to Work Management.
    • Visits JRP twice weekly, as needed, to evaluate public spaces. The need for each week’s visits can be determined through conversation with Asst. Dean and/or Director of Welcome Center.
  • Reports estimates of materials and labor of projects to Asst Dean.
  • Keeps Asst. Dean advised of all non-routine issues.
  • Meet the needs of each assignment in a timely manner.
30%: General Maintenance – Robinson Center
  • Makes routine inspection and evaluation of facility maintenance needs.
  • Holds daily briefing with facility Director for assignments and to advise Facilities director, Chairperson of routine and non-routine indoor/outdoor maintenance issues.
  • Reports estimates of materials and labor of projects to Facilities Director.
  • Keeps Facility Director advised of all non-routine issues.
  • Determines and reports non-departmental facility emergency needs and routine requirements to Facility Director on a daily basis.
  • Performs maintenance on the facility and related equipment in accordance with Departmental responsibilities.
  • Meet the needs of each assignment in a timely manner.
  • Keep outdoor fields clear of hazardous items.
  • Assist and perform the diagnosis of broken equipment and machinery.
20%: Pool Maintenance
  • Maintain safe water conditions of the Robinson Natatorium complex consisting of two indoor pools, each having it's own filtration and chemical feeding system by use of Chemtrol for pool's chlorine and PH level.
  • Change Chlorine and caustic soda barrels as needed.
  • Clean sensor probes.
  • Repair valves.
  • Clean filters and back wash main pool filters on a regular basis.
  • Handle and store pool chemicals.
  • Notify F&O of repair needs.

25%: Electrical
  • Perform the following tasks requiring knowledge and skill associated with electricity and electronics by replacing switches, outlets, ballasts, light fixtures and troubleshooting electrical motors. Also, work with electronic scoreboards, electronic sensors, ball equipment and audio-video equipment. This may involve working with high voltage electricity. Must be able to read a multimeter and understanding wiring schematics, voltage, olms, wattage and amperage.

10%: Plumbing / Inventory / Vehicles
  • Make emergency repairs to plumbing as a first line of service to prevent major damage to facility.
  • Supervise the assembly of a wide variety of sports equipment and other mechanical devices or structures associated with the education/recreation/scientific research performed by the Department.
  • Maintain a knowledge of and be willing to learn the maintenance component of a variety of sports and movement applications associated with such activities and their equipment. This may include the lubrication of cables, bearings, belts, motors and the replacement of parts when necessary.
  • Assist with the maintenance of the 5000+ lockers and locks in Robinson Center.
  • Keep an active inventory of materials and supplies required to maintain the facility and equipment. Place orders thru HSES purchasing officer for supplies and materials upon approval from Facilities Director.
  • Maintain dept vehicles, tools & equipment used in the performance of work activities.
  • Performs semi-skilled work relating to building and grounds maintenance.
  • Work may provide assistance to skilled or highly skilled positions in one or more of the skilled craft areas.
Position Requirements
  1. Lift and carry up to 50 pounds with or without accommodation.
  2. Work from high scaffolds and ladders, confined spaces.
  3. Work in temperature extremes, both hot and cold inside and outside.
  4. Respond to after-hours emergencies as needed.
  5. Work overtime as needed.
  6. Report to work during periods of inclement weather as declared.
  7. Must have a valid driver’s license at the time of hire and throughout the term of employment.
Required Qualifications
  1. High School diploma or GED equivalency.
  2. Two years of experience in skilled craft area. Associate's degree or vocational school certification may be substituted for one year of the required experience.
Preferred Qualifications
  1. Must be able to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  2. 30 months of experience in inspection, maintenance and repair of mechanical and sports systems. 6 months of aforementioned should be at the skilled level.
Additional Candidate InstructionsA complete application includes an online application, cover letter, resume highlighting experience relative to the required and preferred qualifications and contact information for three professional references.

Review of applications will begin Friday, November 5th, and will continue until a qualified pool of applicants is identified. Contact Information to ApplicantsMichele Casavant
[email protected] Advertised Salary Range30,000 - 42,000 Work ScheduleMonday - Friday day shift, flexible start time Application Review Begins05-Nov-2021 Anticipated Start Date30-Nov-2021


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