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General Maintenance I, Main Campus (First Shift)

North Central College
Naperville, IL
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Position Title:

General Maintenance I, Main Campus (First Shift)




Facilities Planning and Operations

Supervisor Title:

Director of Buildings & Grounds


Full Time Regular

Position Summary:

To ensure that assigned buildings, including plumbing, furnishings, mechanical and electrical systems therein, are functional on a continual basis. To ensure the safety and security of all college constituents, students, faculty, administration, staff, and visitors.

Description of Key Responsibilities:

1. Inspect the exterior and appropriate interior areas of assigned buildings on a regular basis. Identify, prioritize and perform or report necessary maintenance activities. Promptly report safety and security concerns.

2. Maintain regular contact with sources of work assignments (i.e., supervisor, clerk, assignment board, and RT Tracker) so that necessary activities are carried out in a timely fashion. Promptly report on completion of activities.

3. Service, adjust, repair, replace building components, systems and furnishings, based on observed needs, work orders, preventive maintenance schedules, or other sources. Examples of typical activities are: trouble-shoot equipment and systems to determine causes of problems; repair or replace electrical fixtures and/or associated wiring; replace burned-out or broken light bulbs and tubes (interior and exterior); repair worn or damaged walls, floors, doors (including hardware) and windows (including blinds); repair damaged or malfunctioning washroom fixtures and associated piping; service and repair HVAC, refrigeration and fire protection systems; and seal leaks. Report the need for more extensive work by others, including outside contractors, to immediate supervisor.

4. Maintain building access/egress areas (i.e., sidewalks, stairways) in a serviceable condition by removing debris and snow and ice.

5. Carry out projects, which involve installations, renovations, remodeling, etc., as directed by supervision, either individually or as part of a group.

6. Coordinate all activities with building users and contractors (i.e., food service, cleaning services) so as to maximize efficiency and minimize disruption to building activities.

7. May be assigned to temporarily work at other locations to substitute for personnel not available or to supplement personnel during times of unusually heavy workload.

8. May be assigned to act in place of immediate supervisor during his/her absence, including the assumption of responsibility for that person’s duties and tasks.

9. Design and fabricate building components and furnishings, such as shelving, cabinets, etc.

10. Install and/or repair exterior building appurtenances such as fences and railings.

11. In addition to repairing door hardware (an essential function) prepare and replace locks (including cores) and make keys.

12. Move or assist in moving equipment, furniture, materials and supplies to/from storage areas or between locations.

13. Open (unlock) and/or secure (lock) buildings.

14. Travel to vendors to pick up materials and supplies.

15. Perform other related duties and tasks as appropriately assigned.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

1. Ability to communicate in the English language, both orally and in writing, in order to receive assignments and instructions, understand written procedures and cautions, prepare written requests, record work completed, etc.

2. Ability to utilize basic mathematical skills necessary for calculating quantities, preparing estimates, etc.

3. Ability to accurately interpret drawings and schematics representing electrical, mechanical, architectural and structural systems.

4. Ability to safely and effectively transport (which may involve lifting up to 50 pounds) and utilize materials and equipment used in facility servicing and maintenance and to work safely from ladders, scaffolds, and other elevated positions.

5. Ability to perform a variety of building maintenance tasks requiring knowledge of and skills in working with electrical and mechanical systems (including HVAC), plumbing, carpentry, masonry and painting projects.

6. On occasion, work outdoors in inclement weather and to work other-than-normal and, at times, long hours.

7. Ability to carry out work efficiently and in a manner which will minimize interference with building operations.

8. Ability to effectively communicate with, and relate positively to, a variety of people representing various building users.

9. Ability to quickly grasp knowledge of the College organization and operation so as to contribute positively.

10. Ability to use power tools in an appropriate and safe manner.

Distinguishing Characteristics:

The condition of the College’s buildings has a profound effect on the overall appearance of the campus, as well as on the daily lives of all who live, study and work there. Perhaps most striking is the impact this function has on the quality of life of students, particularly those who reside on campus.

The College’s work force which is responsible for buildings and grounds maintenance is generally made up of individuals who each perform a wide variety of duties, and whose work strongly affects a diverse group of users of the facilities. Thus, employees in this area are expected to be multi-skilled, flexible, and able to work cooperatively with each other (to the extent of doing work of subordinates when necessary) and with other members of the campus community, often without direct supervision. Because of the nature of the work, reliable and regular attendance is essential.

Because individuals in this position must interact regularly with a wide variety of members of the campus community, as well as, on occasion, inspectors from City and State agencies and the College’s insurance carrier, uniforms, furnished by the College, must be worn at times determined by supervisor.

Individuals in this position may be required to work at times that are other than, or in addition to, normal hours and days, including responding at any time to severe weather and other emergency conditions. Also, individuals in this position can expect to be “on-call” during nights and weekends for specified periods. Individuals must be available by telephone to report to work fit for duty during these times.


A high school diploma is required.


A minimum of one year of experience in building maintenance is preferred.

Licenses or Certifications:

A valid driver’s license and acceptable driving record is required.

Is This a Temporary Position?:


Employment Conditions:

An offer of employment is contingent upon successful completion of the College’s background screening process.

Number of Vacancies:


EEO Statement:

NORTH CENTRAL COLLEGE provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment.

Open Until Filled:


Special Instructions to Applicant:

Applicants who would enrich the diversity of the campus community are strongly encouraged to apply.

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