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Building Maintenance Mechanic, 82025

University of Missouri-Kansas City
UMKC Volker Campus
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Job Title: Building Maintenance Mechanic, 82025
Location: UMKC Volker Campus
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 41839
Hiring Department

Campus Facilities Management (CFM)

Job Description As a UMKC employee within the Building Maintenance Mechanic (BMM) trade, you’ll belong to an engaged, diverse community and will get to interact and engage with faculty, staff, and students from a variety of backgrounds daily. You will have an assorted amount of work in the residence halls, performing preventative maintenance, completing minor painting and room refreshes, and you will have the opportunity to broaden your skillsets with the Campus facilities Department as you will work side by side with the skilled trades such as HVAC, electrical and plumbing when needed. There is never a dull, typical day on campus as you will have a wide variety of tasks to complete daily in the three residence halls we have on both campuses. This job could be just the refreshing change and new opportunity you are looking for, and we encourage you to apply and start a new adventure in your career. Key Responsibilities
  • Repair and maintain heating, air conditioning and ventilation systems including single room units up to complete building systems.
  • Repair and maintain building accessories and equipment, such as tables, chairs, charts, gas and electrical appliances, etc.
  • Repair and maintain plumbing systems for water softeners, restroom facilities, water coolers, etc.; open sewers/drains; replace faucets, etc.
  • Repair and maintain refrigeration units by recharging gas supply, assuring power supply, etc.
  • Locate parts and prepare requests for purchase of parts and equipment; provide input as to recommended equipment purchases for consistency in maintenance and repair.
  • Clean area upon completion; return materials and equipment and restore area to original state.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications
  • A high school degree or equivalent combination of education and experience is necessary.
  • At least four (4) years of experience in general building maintenance, including heating/air conditioning, electrical water treatment, plumbing, etc., is necessary.
  • Ability to read blueprints and interpret diagrams is necessary.
  • A valid driver’s license may be required for certain positions.
Full Time/Part Time

Full-time (1.0 FTE), benefit-eligible, staff position.


Commensurate with education, experience, and internal equity.

Application Deadline

Applications will be reviewed immediately; position will remain open until filled.

Application Instructions

Applicants must combine all application materials (cover letter, resume, and list of five references with contact information) into one PDF or Microsoft Word document and upload as a resume attachment.

Limit document name to 50 characters. Maximum size limit is 11MB. Do not include special characters (e.g., /, &, %, etc.).

If you are experiencing technical problems, please call (800) 488-5288.

Note, you must provide a description of job duties for each Work Experience entry on your application. Please carefully review the application instructions section of our Careers page prior to submitting your materials.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy shall not be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or the recruiting rights of military organizations associated with the Armed Forces or the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America. For more information, call the Vice Chancellor of Human Resource Services/Affirmative Action officer at 573-882-4256.

To request ADA accommodations, please call the Disability Inclusion and ADA Compliance Manager at 573-884-7278.


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UMKC Statement on Diversity Diversity, equity and inclusion are central to the UMKC mission as an urban-serving institution. Kansas City is a particularly diverse city, including African, African American, Asian, German, Irish, Italian, Latino, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Native American and Slavic communities. Such ethnic diversity, in addition to our thriving neighborhoods of the Westside, Northeast Kansas City and the Eastside, fosters creativity, connection and innovation, which is showcased across the region. Major attractions such as the Annual Ethnic Enrichment Festival, the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, the Filipino Cultural Center, the American Jazz Museum, Guadalupe Centers and Mattie Rhodes and Kansas City Irish Fest are a small sample of the many ways our diverse city enriches us. For the reasons enumerated above, UMKC’s strategic plan prioritizes our commitment to multiculturalism, globalism, diversity and inclusion. The university’s values call upon its faculty, staff, students and community to position themselves as global citizens who seek out, embrace and celebrate the many benefits of diversity. UMKC received the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award in 2019 in recognition of our continued commitment to equity and inclusion. Such commitment is demonstrated across teaching, service and research. We welcome applicants to share in our commitment to these core values and know that you will quickly understand the beauty of calling Kansas City your home. Please visit these pages to learn more about UMKC’s engagement in diversity, equity and inclusion. Roos Advocate for Community Change The Division of Diversity and Inclusion Annual Report Multicultural Student Affairs Benefit Eligibility Why UMKC?

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