Maintenance Specialist II - Facilities Services (Multiple Positions Available)

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville, TN

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Maintenance Specialist II

Duties/Responsibilities: The Zone Maintenance Specialists ll is responsible for the maintenance and repairs of all campus facilities which includes: buildings, grounds, and utility systems.  The Maintenance Specialist II is responsible to mentor new employees, share their skills and knowledge, teach proper safety techniques and procedures, assist their coworkers as needed. A Maintenance Specialist II repairs and performs routine maintenance on all mechanical/electrical within the envelope of buildings and perimeter as well as maintaining all lights, ceilings, doors, restrooms, HVAC equipment, etc.  This position also requires the ability to use and care for basic diagnostic test equipment.  Applicant must adhere to all safety procedures and trainings as required by the university, department and regulatory agencies.  The employee in this position will also be working special events at the University.  Due to frequently being the first point of contact, the Maintenance Specialist II should have superior communications skills and be able to effectively interact with all members of the Campus community, including but not limited to: staff, faculty, administration, students, visitors, contractors, and vendors.  The Maintenance Specialist II contributes to the overall success of Facilities Services by performing other essential duties (for example: snow removal) and responsibilities as assigned.  Employee must keep work site and maintenance shop clean and safe and check emails and work orders on a daily basis via computer and maintain inventory of required parts and materials.

Minimum Qualifications:

High school degree (or GED) required and 2 years experience, or the completion of a technical training program or an apprenticeship program.

Must have a valid driver’s license for operation of a motor vehicle in Tennessee and possess an acceptable driving record.

Applicant should be reliable in attendance, clean and neat in appearance, be in good physical health and able to perform moderately strenuous work activities.

Applicant must be able to wear a respirator.

Be able to work required shift.

Maintenance Specialist II should demonstrate knowledge building and equipment in assigned area, be aware of any hazards particular to his zone.  Demonstrate skills and have knowledge of: carpentry, plumbing, electrical, and general building maintenance; heating and cooling maintenance and repair.  Candidate should have the skill of keeping accurate records of building maintenance repairs.  Candidate should have effective public communication skills to interact with Campus community.  The applicant must have the ability to wear a respirator.  Must have the ability to climb a ladder and/or work on lift, when height of task is over six (6) feet high.  Ability to utilize power tools.

Job: Other Services Jobs
Primary Location: US-Tennessee-knoxville
Organization: Fs Auxiliaries
Schedule: Full-time
Job Posting: Apr 6, 2023, 12:14:12 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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