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Building Services Technician

Oglethorpe University
Oglethorpe University - Atlanta, GA, 30319

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Job Details

Job Location: Oglethorpe University - Atlanta, GA

Position Type: Full-Time Staff

Job Shift: Day

Job Category: General Labor

Under the direction of the Building Services Supervisor, the Building Services Technician will be responsible for the Universitys events set ups, mange office furniture, perform general maintenance duties as well as perform commercial painting and refinishing of structures, furnishings, and surfaces. The Facilities Building Services Technician will prioritize safety and communication in their work and have working knowledge of all safety regulations. The Facilities Building Services Technician possess a proven ability to read, interpret and work from diagrams and other documents.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Coordinates the logistics necessary to plan and execute conferences, meetings, and various types of special events for the school, a department, or division.
  • Interfaces with clients to plan events and oversees their implementation.
  • Responsible for collecting, loading, and transporting office furniture, laboratory equipment, and special event items including but not limited to: stages, tables, lecterns, chairs and event information.
  • Lifts and moves equipment that may weigh over 100 pounds
  • Ensures the proper safeguarding of tools and moving equipment. Assists in facility and vehicle management maintenance.
  • May operate trucks
  • Assures superior customer service to both external and internal customers by providing accurate and timely follow-through on all inquiries.
  • Communicates with supervisor to ensure work orders are processed on time and labor completed.
  • Supports the need of the department by being a team player and having flexibility with work orders and schedule adjustments.
  • Make periodic building rounds or perform PMs to check that all required assets are functioning properly. Replace ceiling tiles, light bulbs, and such.
  • Assure that deficiencies are reported via the CMMS system. Communicate with management any hazards or risks that require immediate attention.
  • Takes necessary precautions, use personal protective equipment as required in keeping with OSHA standards and other applicable regulations when working with hazardous chemicals.
  • May paint, hang and finish drywall. Preps surfaces before beginning a project.
  • Respond to emergency calls and work requests as required.
  • Ensure adequate inventory of necessary supplies and parts.
  • Complete additional duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

A high school diploma or equivalent. Two years of related staging, moving experience. One to two years experience in general maintenance. A valid Georgia drivers license. Experience in a University setting preferred.

Other Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

The Facilities Building Services Technician must have spatial awareness regarding room set ups indoors and outdoors. Must possess strong skills in organization, communication, and great customer service.

Work Environment/Physical Demands:

Majority of the tasks associated with this position will be performed indoors at multiple campus locations or buildings. Some duties will require the ability to function with exposure to seasonal weather conditions. May have exposure to potential hazards. Ability to stand, bend stop, kneel, reach lift pull, push, and walk for a minimum of three hours. Also, must possess the ability to lift at least 100 lbs. using safe lifting techniques.


Founded in 1835, Oglethorpe University is Atlanta’s only co-educational small private college, home to more than 1350 eclectic and engaged students from 33 states and 31 countries.

Renowned for the groundbreaking Oglethorpe Core, Oglethorpe's academically rigorous programs emphasize intellectual curiosity, individual attention, close collaboration among faculty and students, and active learning in relevant field experiences. Students connect theory and practice with the help of Oglethorpe’s A_LAB (Atlanta Laboratory for Learning), an incubator for experiential learning through internships, study abroad, civic engagement, and undergraduate research.

Oglethorpe is in an unprecedented era of growth and innovation, evidenced by increased enrollment and philanthropic giving, and new strategic entrepreneurial partnerships and programs. In 2018, Oglethorpe launched Flagship 50, a groundbreaking merit tuition scholarship program that matches all 50 states’ flagship tuition for qualified students. The 2020 Fiske Guide to Colleges named Oglethorpe one of only 20 “Best Buy Schools” in the nation and the only one in Georgia for the third year in a row.

This year marks the opening of the I.W. “Ike” Cousins Center for Science and Innovation and the Q. William Hammack, Jr. School of Business. Oglethorpe received a $50 million gift commitment, the largest in its history, from alumnus Bill Hammack ’73 to establish the new school of business. 

In the past five years, Oglethorpe has seen the addition of an award-winning campus center; a residential complex with six state-of-the-art classrooms; and the expansion of arts and athletics facilities. Oglethorpe’s study abroad venture with LeadAbroad has expanded its global footprint, with the development of five global campuses in Barcelona, Cape Town, Greece, Paris, and Rome.

Oglethorpe is home to the Conant Performing Arts Center, Oglethorpe University Museum of Art, and the Piedmont School of Atlanta. The Oglethorpe Stormy Petrels compete in the NCAA Division III Southern Athletic Association.


Oglethorpe is ideally located in the newly-formed city of Brookhaven, an inner suburb of Atlanta recently cited as the safest city in the metro area and one of the most popular destinations for singles and families alike. The campus is situated on Atlanta’s famous Peachtree Road, less than a mile from the Brookhaven-Oglethorpe University MARTA station and easily accessed from all major interstates. The university is just minutes from Atlanta’s best shopping and dining.

Brookhaven boasts a variety of living options from large historic homes, mid-century bungalows, and newly-constructed homes, townhomes and apartments, including a new luxury rental apartment complex on Oglethorpe’s campus. Residents enjoy an extensive and growing system of parks and walking trails, nature preserves, annual festivals, and top-notch public and private schools.

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