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Facility Maintenance Technician - Building Trades

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Requisition Number:


Position Number:


Position Classification Title:

Facility Maintenance Technician - Building Trades

Functional Title:

Facility Maintenance Technician - Building Trades

Position Type:


University Information:

UNC Greensboro, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is 1 of only 57 doctoral institutions recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for both higher research activity and community engagement. Founded in 1891 and one of the original three UNC System institutions, UNC Greensboro is one of the most diverse universities in the state with 20,000+ students, and 3,000+ faculty and staff members representing 90+ nationalities. With 17 Division I athletic teams, 85 undergraduate degrees in over 125 areas of study, as well as 74 master’s and 32 doctoral programs, UNC Greensboro is consistently recognized nationally among the top universities for academic excellence and value, with noted strengths in health and wellness, visual and performing arts, nursing, education, and more. For additional information, please visit and follow UNCG on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Primary Purpose of the Organizational Unit:

Facilities Operations has the responsibility of providing a wide range of services to all administrative departments, student programs, and all academic schools and departments. Services include all aspects of corrective and preventive maintenance, operations, grounds maintenance, housekeeping, utility infrastructure maintenance and operations, business operations, safety, regulatory compliance, project management, and renovations. These duties are conducted for a campus consisting of over 100 buildings totaling 6 million gross square feet on over 275 acres.

Position Summary:

**Re-Post, Previous Applicants Need Not Re-Apply, Still Under Consideration

This position performs a variety of recurring and non-recurring tasks/functions, including carpentry, plumbing, electrical and minor HVAC. This position works in collaboration with other Facilities Operations staff in determining solutions to building repairs and upgrades and with the building occupants in determining specific building maintenance requirements.

This is a mandatory position as defined in the Adverse Weather and Emergency Event Policy. Mandatory employees are expected to report to or remain at work during adverse weather and emergency events and, if deemed necessary, to work a different schedule or shift than normally assigned. This position may also be required to participate in the On-Call and Emergency Callback program as outlined in the Facilities Operations Standard Operating Procedure.

Minimum Qualifications:


Additional Required Certifications, Licensures, and Certificates:

Valid Driver’s License required

Preferred Qualifications:

Candidate should have a minimum of 5 years of documented experience in commercial building maintenance in a University setting; High School Diploma or GED

Alternate Option:

If no applicants apply who meet the required competency level and training & experience requirements, then management may consider other applicants. Salary would be determined based on competencies, equity, budget, and market considerations.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Applicants are required to upload a list of at least three (3) professional references that includes:

  1. Name,
  2. Company Name,
  3. Type of reference (Professional, Supervisor, Colleague, Academic, or Personal). One (1) of those references will need to be a current or previous supervisor.
  4. Email Address
  5. Contact Phone Number

Recruitment Range:

$35,509 - $40,815

Org #-Department:

Buildings and Trades - 56407

Work Hours of Position:

8 A.M. - 4:30 P.M., M-F

Number of Months per Year:


Job Family:

Operations and Skilled Trades

Career Banded Title:

Facility Maintenance Technician - Building Trades

Open Date:


Close Date:






Key Responsibility:

Building Corrective Maintenance

Essential Tasks:

  • Maintains all building lighting per the manufacturer’s recommendations.
  • Changes bulbs and ballast as needed including upgrading to electronic ballast.
  • Upgrades lighting fixtures to Led bulbs.
  • Identifies and replaces defective light switches and receptacles.
  • Updates schedules for building lighting control systems.
  • Replaces damaged floor tiles and cove base
  • Replaces stained and damaged ceiling tiles.
  • Repairs plumbing fixtures.
  • Repairs and replaces sensor-operated electronic valves including changing batteries.
  • Coordinates with other facilities and operations staff and contractors in determining complex maintenance needs and repairs.
  • Performs additional duties as assigned by the supervisor, which can include a specific task for equipment in assigned buildings.
  • Completes work orders per facilities operations SOP.

Key Responsibility:

Performs Building Preventative Maintenance

Essential Tasks:

Performs PM tasks as per manufacturer-recommended schedule.

  • Continually evaluates tasks and forwards recommendations to the PM coordinator.
  • Performs weekly PM inspections of all assigned areas.
  • Identifies and records any deficiencies found.

Key Responsibility:

Customer Service

Essential Tasks:

  • Talks to building contacts at least once a week to see if they have a building-related problem in their areas.
  • Develops a good working relationship with contacts.
  • Keeps contacts updated on work in progress and scheduled work including completion dates.
  • Checks with contact upon completion of work to see if work was completed to their satisfaction.
  • Changes work order status for finished in mobile TMA upon completion of work.

Key Responsibility:

Safety Training

Essential Tasks:

  • Actively participates in all recommended training including safety and provides recommendations for any additional training as needed.
  • Operates equipment, lifts, ladder, tools, and vehicles in a safe manner and notifies supervisor of any potential safety issues
  • Use provided protective equipment (PPE) and request replacement or additional PPE as required.
  • Follows all University and regulatory requirements and practices to ensure a
  • safe working environment.
  • Eliminate or greatly reduce the following items in the building EHS reports: a) ceiling tiles missing or stained; b) ladders not inspected; c) improper storage of material in mechanic/electrical/housekeeping areas.


Knowledge - Technical

Competency Description:

  • Performs a variety of recurring and non-recurring tasks/functions.
  • These tasks/functions may involve related or varying processes to test, renovate, overhaul, replace, and perform preventive maintenance on standard building systems.
  • Provides technical assistance to others by troubleshooting standard facilities maintenance issues and determining their cause.
  • Mentor other technicians.

Competency Level:



Problem Solving

Competency Description:

  • Identifies facilities-related maintenance problems that require in-depth analysis, and identifies options for solving those problems.
  • Solve unusual facility maintenance problems that require the application of journey level trades knowledge and determines the most effective and efficient course of action.
  • Gathers and analyzes/interprets information to better understand the nature of the problem.
  • May seek input from subordinates, peers, and/or managers in the decision-making process in order to solve the problem.
  • Evaluates options and chooses appropriate action by considering potential outcomes.
  • Makes sure that problem is appropriately addressed.

Competency Level:



Attention to Detail

Competency Description:

  • Ensures all work meets and/or exceeds applicable codes and standards.
  • Checks and re-checks work before, during, and after completion.
  • Ensures that all parts of a project/task are completed.
  • Uses appropriate record-keeping methods.

Competency Level:



Coordination – Work

Competency Description:

  • Determines projects/assignment by breaking them down into tasks.
  • Sets objectives and prioritizes activities and tasks, and adjusts priorities when appropriate.
  • Takes advantage of available resources (personnel, processes, departments, and tools) to complete work efficiently.
  • Anticipates obstacles/roadblocks and prepares alternative plans to ensure timely task accomplishment.
  • Uses time effectively and does not let distractions interfere with the completion of the job/project.

Competency Level:




Competency Description:

  • Clarifies the purpose and importance of directives, instructions, and messages; presents information in a clear and concise manner.
  • Seeks input, listens, and checks for mutual understanding; asks for and provides clarification as needed.
  • Explains the purpose and procedures of facilities maintenance projects in a language easily understood by the customer.

Competency Level:



Safety and Health Compliance

Competency Description:

  • Identifies and resolves potential safety problems and unsafe work practices.
  • Demonstrates to employees and others, safe ways to perform job tasks or the use of equipment.
  • Informs supervisor of unusual safety concerns and makes recommendations for resolution.
  • Determines appropriate protective equipment based on established standards.
  • Regularly assesses site and shop operations for safety.

Competency Level:



Client/Customer Service

Competency Description:

  • Identifies options, develops solutions, and takes action when responding to customer requests.
  • Satisfies individual customer requests while balancing multiple priorities.
  • Assesses or checks with the customer to ensure the solution meets the request.
  • Develops effective working relationships with internal/external customers (vendors, subcontractors, etc.) that further the work unit’s goals.
  • Reviews customer requests and seeks clarification as needed.

Competency Level:


Physical Effort:

Hand Movement-Repetitive Motions - F, Hand Movement-Grasping - F, Holding - F, Finger Dexterity - F, Vision-Skilled Trades - F, Reading - F, Writing - F, Eye-hand coordination - F, Vision-Color Distinction - F, Vision-Preparing/Analyzing figures - F, Vision-Visual inspection - F, Vision-Measuring/Assembling at distance close to eye - F, Hearing - C, Talking - C, Standing - F, Sitting - F, Walking - F, Lifting-0-30 lbs. - F, Lifting-30-60 lbs. - F, Lifting-60-90 lbs. - O, Lifting-90 plus lbs. - R, Pushing/Pulling - F, Climbing-Stairs - F, Climbing-Ladders - F, Bending - F, Squatting - F, Crawling - F, Reaching - F

Work Environment:

Driving - Car/Truck - O, Driving - Standar/Automatic - O, Driving - Mower/Forklift - R, Location - Air vent - R, Location - Roof - O, Equipment/Machines - Heights - O, Equipment/Machines - Roofs - O, Equipment/Machines - Ladders - O, Equipment/Machines - Step Stools - O, Equipment/Machines - Scaffolds - O, Night/Dark - O, Extreme noise levels - O, Extreme temperatures - O, Inside - F, Outside - F, Ventilation ConditionsDust - O, Ventilation ConditionsFumes - O, Ventilation ConditionsChemicals - O, Ventilation ConditionsGases - O, Exposure to potential Hazardous Conditions - O, Chemical Spills - R, Gas Leaks - R, Infectious Bacteria - R, Acidic Harsh or Oily Substances - O, Electrical Hazards - O, Overtime - O


UNCG at a Glance

Founded in 1891, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro is the largest and most diverse state university in the Piedmont Triad. Standing apart from other universities, the UNCG community is joined together by a shared value: We define excellence not only by the people we attract, but by the meaningful contributions they make. 

With more than 19,400 students and 2,500 faculty and staff, UNCG is the largest state university in the Piedmont Triad and has an annual economic impact of more than $1 billion. The campus has grown to include 30 residence halls and 30 academic buildings on 210 acres.

UNCG takes pride in being a learner-centered public research university. The College of Arts & Sciences and seven professional schools offer 79 undergraduate majors, 65 master's programs and 30 doctoral programs.

The university holds two classifications from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, as a “research university with high research activity” and for “community engagement” in curriculum, outreach and partnerships. More than $35 million in grants and contracts for research and creative activity are awarded to faculty members annually. Among the most prominent of UNCG's research initiatives are the Gateway University Research Park and the Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering. Both are partnerships with North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University.

Globalization of the curriculum has expanded opportunities for international education, through new programs such as the UNC Exchange Program and the Lloyd International Honors College. In addition, innovative signature programs such as Building Entrepreneurial Learning for Life (BELL), Communication Across the Curriculum, Undergraduate Research and Freshman Seminars enhance the student experience.

As a cultural leader, UNCG offers concerts, lectures, dance and theater performances, exhibitions at the internationally known Weatherspoon Art Museum and readings by nationally known authors. In athletics, Spartan teams compete in nine women's and nine men's sports in Division I of the National Collegiate Athletic Association. With ethnic minority students making up 26 percent of the student body, UNCG is the most diverse of the UNC system's historically white campuses.

Although much has changed, some things remain the same. The university motto — “Service” — continues to be a guiding principle put into practice through all aspects of university life.

UNCG Schools and College of Arts & Sciences

The University's Academic Affairs Division consists of seven academic schools, the College of Arts & Sciences, the Graduate School and the Lloyd International Honors College. The names below are the ones currently in use. In some cases, the names have changed since the academic units were founded. The schools and their dates of establishment are: Graduate School 1921-22;College of Arts & Sciences 1969, Lloyd International Honors College 2005, Joint School of Nanoscience & Nanoengineering 2007, Joseph M. Bryan School of Business & Economics 1969, School of Education 1921, School of Health and Human Sciences 2011, School of Music, Theatre and Dance 2010, and School of Nursing 1966.

Achievements & Accolades

UNCG is garnering national attention and awards for its challenging academic programs, supportive environment and engaged community. Take a look at some of our latest accomplishments and meaningful contributions on campus, in the community and around the globe. Curious about more accolades, achievements, our student body, faculty and staff excellence and other signs of our success? Find out more at UNCG Now:

Challenging Academic Programs

U.S. News & World Report ranked three UNCG online programs among the best in the nation in the 2015 list of Best Online Programs.

UNCG’s slate of online programs has earned a top 10 ranking for affordability from

The graduate program in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies has earned a Top 10 ranking by the The HDFS Report.

Supportive Environment

UNCG is a Military Friendly School for the fourth straight year, putting it in the top 15 percent of colleges and universities nationwide that are doing the most to support veterans and ensure their success.

UNCG is ranked among the best colleges for your money nationwide by College Factual, a new site that guides students through the college selection process.

The Education Trust singles out UNCG among the nation’s universities for its success at closing the gap in graduation rates between black and white students.

Engaged Community

For the fifth year in a row, UNCG has earned the “Tree Campus USA” designation for promoting healthy trees and encouraging the spirit of conservation. 

UNCG’s innovative dynamic mailbox system has been honored as one of University Business Magazine’s Models of Efficiency.

For the eighth consecutive year, UNCG is highlighted on Washington Monthly’s list of American universities that contribute most to the public good.

Careers at UNCG

UNCG is committed to the creation of an inclusive, collaborative and responsive university by attracting, retaining and developing a diverse community of talented individuals in support of the university's mission.

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