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Maintenance Mechanic 2

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Maintenance Mechanic 2

About Eastern Washington University:
Eastern Washington University is a regional, comprehensive public university located in Cheney and Spokane, Washington, with programs offered throughout the state and online with an enrollment of over 12,000 students. Eastern is one of six state-funded four-year institutions of higher education in Washington reporting to its own Board of Trustees.

Eastern’s 300-acre main campus is located in Cheney, a community of 11,000 residents 16 miles southwest of the state’s second largest city, Spokane. Eastern also offers programs in downtown Spokane at the Brand new Catalyst building and on the Riverpoint Campus which is shared with Washington State University. Eastern also offers program throughout the state based on the needs of the community. Eastern offers an array of bachelor’s and master’s degrees and one applied doctorate in physical therapy. EWU offers 135 fields of study, 9 master’s degrees, 12 graduate certificates, 39 graduate programs, 1 educational specialist degree, and 1 applied doctorate to more than 10,000 enrolled students.

Tribal Land Acknowledgement

Eastern Washington University resides within the traditional homelands of the Spokane People and other tribes who are connected through their shared history of this region. This land holds their cultural DNA and it is their Ancestors who are here and bring forth the knowledge of this place—the knowledge that comes from the land.

Job Summary:
  • Eastern Washington University is currently seeking a Maintenance Mechanic 2. The primary function of this position is installation and repair of commercial hardware and associated devices. Also, for support of students, faculty and staff in providing keys/electronic access cards to access campus buildings and/or rooms and associated maintenance needed by these systems. The position assists in repairs of malfunctioning locks and electronic access devices; Helps to manage and maintain computerized master key/access control system/schedule and records of their assignments for buildings on campus.
  • On top of salary, the University offers a comprehensive benefits package including health insurance, life and disability insurance and retirement. In addition, EWU offers generous vacation and sick leave accruals, 12 paid holidays per year and fringe benefits, such as tuition waiver for employees, discounted EWU sports tickets and free transportation through STA buses.
  • See below under job duties for a more detailed description.

Required Qualifications:
  • High school graduation or GED
  • Possession of a valid motor vehicle operator’s license is required.
  • Completion of a recognized trades apprenticeship program or a minimum of 5 years work experience in carpentry; building maintenance with locksmith experience
  • Candidate must demonstrate interest, ability and/or experience promoting cultural competency, universal accessibility and/or diversity.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Certified locksmith school
  • Locksmith experience in campus setting
  • Experience in electronic access control system devices

Other Skills and Abilities:

Job Duties:
% of Time: 100
Responsibility / Duty: 1. The primary function of this position is installation and repair of commercial hardware and associated devices.

2. Makes/programs and issues keys/access cards required for students, staff, and other personnel in their use of, and access to offices, laboratories building, units, or secured sites throughout a campus, institution, or facility using computerized database.

3. Repairs malfunctioning locks and electronic access devices to improve building security; Manages and maintains computerized master key/access control system/schedule and records of their assignments for buildings on campus.

4. Responsible in keeping all tools and equipment in working condition, to include vehicle, hand and specialty tools. Keep all job sites uncluttered and safe.

5. Complete all projects in a timely manner consistent with the expectations set at the start of the job. If anything should arise that would impact this time schedule supervision should be made aware.

6. The AiM work order system is the accountability tool used within Facilities and Planning. All staff will use AiM as intended to track, request and manage shop operations and individual daily assigned work.

7. Provide accurate daily documentation of work completed, to include parts used, prices for parts used and time spent on task

8. Adhere to all University and shop policies applicable. Report to work and be ready at start of shift. Make sure you arrive at work properly attired to be able to work in all conditions. Arrange all leave in advance and notify supervision the need for sick leave as soon as possible. Take all breaks at the assigned times when possible and adhere to the applicable start and stop times.

9. Represent the shop, department and University in a professional manner during all interactions with the campus community (students, staff and other trades).

10. Communicate with shop and department supervision effectively relating to shop and department needs and other items of interest.

11. Assist in organization of materials and shop equipment. Assist with shop clean up, and participate with efforts to keep the shop neat, organized and in an orderly fashion.

12. Participate in shop meetings with input on operational issues that may enhance the performance of the shop and department.

13. Perform related duties as directed.

Essential Function Indicator: Yes

Conditions of Employment:
  • Successful candidate must be able to lift and carry up to 50 pounds on a frequent basis. Successful candidate must be able to pass a pre-placement physical.
  • All new employees must comply with EWU immunization Policy 602-02 and provide proof of immunity or vaccination to MMR and proof they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 before beginning work at EWU. Waivers for the immunization requirements are available for medical or sincerely held religious beliefs.
  • This position, during the course of university employment will be involved in the receipt of, or accountability for, university funds or other items of value; as well as the unsupervised access with the developmentally disabled, vulnerable adults or children under the age of 16. The offer of employment is contingent upon successful completion and passing of a background check prior to beginning employment.
  • This position is covered by the Washington Federation of State Employees’ Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Salary Information: $45,300 – $59,460

Posting Date: 03/10/2022
Open Until Further Notice: Yes
Closing Date:
Screening to Begin: 03/28/2022

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Submit your application materials through our online applications portal provided below. If you are unable to submit through the applicant portal, please contact Human Resources Services at (509) 359-2381.

To apply, visit

EWU does not discriminate in its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship or immigration status, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, genetic information, age, marital status, families with children, protected veteran or military status, HIV or hepatitis C, status as a mother breastfeeding her child, or the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability or the use of a trained guide dog or service animal by a person with a disability, as provided for and to the extent required by state and federal laws.

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Eastern Washington University is a student-centered, regionally based, comprehensive university. Its campus is located in Cheney, within the Spokane metropolitan area, with additional learning centers in the region and elsewhere in Washington State. Its mission is to prepare broadly educated, technologically proficient, and highly productive citizens to attain meaningful careers, to enjoy enriched lives, and to make contributions to a culturally diverse society.

Eastern Washington University will achieve its mission by providing:

  • an excellent student-centered learning environment;
  • professionally accomplished faculty who are strongly committed to student learning;
  • high-quality integrated, interdependent programs that build upon the region's assets and offer a broad range of choices as appropriate to the needs of the university's students and the region; and
  • exceptional student support services, resources, and facilities.
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