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Maintenance Technician

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Position Title: Maintenance Technician Position Title Position Title FLSA: Non-exempt FLSA FLSA All employees of Spartanburg Methodist College are entrusted with assisting the College achieve its vision and mission. Customer focus, college service, and a willingness to assist as needed are the expectations of all employees. All employees of Spartanburg Methodist College are entrusted with assisting the College achieve its vision and mission. Customer focus, college service, and a willingness to assist as needed are the expectations of all employees Reporting Responsibilities: Reporting Responsibilities Reporting Responsibilities The Maintenance Technician reports to the Maintenance Supervisor. Job Summary: Job Summary Job Summary Performs routine facilities work in a variety of areas related to the maintenance and/or repair of buildings to include mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and carpentry. Maintaining the daily operation of HVAC systems is a critical requirement of this role. This is an essential staff position. The technician will be required to work in emergency situations even when the college is otherwise closed. This person should be prepared to work nights, weekends, and holidays to support the mission of the college and the students of SMC. This is an essential staff position. The technician will be required to work in emergency situations even when the college is otherwise closed. This person should be prepared to work nights, weekends, and holidays to support the mission of the college and the students of SMC. Primary Responsibilities: Primary Responsibilities Primary Responsibilities Examples of key duties are intended to be descriptive and not restrictive in nature. Examples of key duties are intended to be descriptive and not restrictive in nature.
  • Operates and services building mechanical HVAC equipment. (Boilers and Chillers)
  • Services, repairs, and installs building service fixtures and equipment (for example: light fixtures, water coolers, bathrooms fixtures, locks, doors, hardware).
  • Performs tasks related to plumbing, electrical, and general carpentry.
  • Assists with preventive maintenance programs.
  • Operates common hand and machine tools.
  • Replaces ceiling tiles and grids.
  • Moves, assembles, and repairs office equipment and furniture.
  • Assist in the inspection of fire alarm systems, smoke detectors, and fire extinguishers on a regular schedule.
  • Assists in the set up and breakdown of campus events.
  • Responds to calls for emergency service.
  • Participates in required safety training.
  • Assists in other areas of facilities and performs other tasks assigned by the Maintenance Supervisor or the Vice President for Facilities.
  • Operates and services building mechanical HVAC equipment. (Boilers and Chillers)
  • Services, repairs, and installs building service fixtures and equipment (for example: light fixtures, water coolers, bathrooms fixtures, locks, doors, hardware).
  • Performs tasks related to plumbing, electrical, and general carpentry.
  • Assists with preventive maintenance programs.
  • Operates common hand and machine tools.
  • Replaces ceiling tiles and grids.
  • Moves, assembles, and repairs office equipment and furniture.
  • Assist in the inspection of fire alarm systems, smoke detectors, and fire extinguishers on a regular schedule.
  • Assists in the set up and breakdown of campus events.
  • Responds to calls for emergency service.
  • Participates in required safety training.
  • Assists in other areas of facilities and performs other tasks assigned by the Maintenance Supervisor or the Vice President for Facilities.
  • Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Worker Characteristics: Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Worker Characteristics Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Worker Characteristics
    • Ability to work well with individuals with diverse backgrounds.
    • Ability to work independently to perform assigned duties.
    • Knowledge of and demonstrated ability to use the scope of tools required in performing maintenance functions.
    • Ability to understand verbal and written instructions.
    • Ability to establish positive working relationships with members of the college community.
    • Knowledge of the practices, processes, and materials used in building maintenance and construction.
    • Knowledge of OSHA safety practices common to building, maintenance, and construction.
    • Knowledge of GHS safety requirements for handling toxic or hazardous materials.
    • Must have a good work ethic, positive attitude, professional appearance, and be able to speak and read English.
    • Knowledge of safety practices relevant to the tasks performed and equipment employed.
    • Ability to perform heavy manual labor.
    • Ability to perform basis mathematical calculations.
    • Ability to communicate effectively.
    • Skill in the use of hand tools or equipment.
    • Well-grounded philosophy of honesty, integrity, and respect.
  • Ability to work well with individuals with diverse backgrounds.
  • Ability to work independently to perform assigned duties.
  • Knowledge of and demonstrated ability to use the scope of tools required in performing maintenance functions.
  • Ability to understand verbal and written instructions.
  • Ability to establish positive working relationships with members of the college community.
  • Knowledge of the practices, processes, and materials used in building maintenance and construction.
  • Knowledge of OSHA safety practices common to building, maintenance, and construction.
  • Knowledge of GHS safety requirements for handling toxic or hazardous materials.
  • Must have a good work ethic, positive attitude, professional appearance, and be able to speak and read English.
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  • Knowledge of safety practices relevant to the tasks performed and equipment employed.
  • Ability to perform heavy manual labor.
  • Ability to perform basis mathematical calculations.
  • Ability to communicate effectively.
  • Skill in the use of hand tools or equipment.
  • Well-grounded philosophy of honesty, integrity, and respect.
  • Working Conditions: Working Conditions Working Conditions This is an on-call position. Preference will be given to a candidate willing to live within a 15-mile radius of campus. This is an on-call position. Preference will be given to a candidate willing to live within a 15-mile radius of campus. Sustained physical effort may be required for the completion of some maintenance responsibilities. The technician will drive a college vehicle while on campus and during on-call rotation. Work environment may risk exposure to bright/dim light, dusts and pollen, extreme heat and/or cold, wet or humid conditions, extreme noise levels, vibration, fumes and/or noxious odors, moving machinery, electrical shock, heights, disease/pathogens, toxic/caustic chemicals. Required Physical Abilities: Required Physical Abilities Required Physical Abilities
    • Ability to bend, stoop, reach, stand, lift, climb ladders, and move from one area of the building to another on a regular basis.
    • Strength and dexterity required to operate hand and power tools.
    • Ability to work around moving mechanical parts and machine noise.
    • Ability to work outdoors in all weather conditions including extreme heat and cold.
    • Ability to comprehend verbal and written instructions and communicate effectively in person and by telephone.
    • Ability to perform physical tasks such as lifting and moving up to 50 lbs.
    • Ability to develop and maintain cooperative working relationships with vendors and the college community.
    • A list of detailed physical requirements is available upon request.
  • Ability to bend, stoop, reach, stand, lift, climb ladders, and move from one area of the building to another on a regular basis.
  • Strength and dexterity required to operate hand and power tools.
  • Ability to work around moving mechanical parts and machine noise.
  • Ability to work outdoors in all weather conditions including extreme heat and cold.
  • Ability to comprehend verbal and written instructions and communicate effectively in person and by telephone.
  • Ability to perform physical tasks such as lifting and moving up to 50 lbs.
  • Ability to develop and maintain cooperative working relationships with vendors and the college community.
  • A list of detailed physical requirements is available upon request.
  • Education and Training: Education and Training Education and Training High school diploma or G.E.D. required. A.A.S. in Industrial Technology (carpentry, HVAC, or electrical) preferred. Valid Driver’s License. Pre-employment drug screen and background investigation is required. About the College: Founded in 1911, Spartanburg Methodist College is a private residential liberal arts institution serving a diverse student population within the United Methodist Connection. Since its founding as the first co-op school in the nation, SMC has remained dedicated to its mission to connect education and employment. After over 100 years as an associate degree granting institution, the college launched its first bachelor’s degree in 2019. SMC is growing significantly, adding new programs, and consistently evaluating operations because of a campus-wide commitment to innovation and a passion for designing all campus programs to serve its student population intentionally. Today, the college’s emphasis on education and employment includes a unique professional development concentration comprised of eight required courses for students seeking associate and bachelor’s degrees. SMC is committed to its student demographic and believes that global impact is possible through their success. Spartanburg Methodist College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sex, age, national or ethnic origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation or any legally protected status in any personnel action regarding the recruiting, hiring, and promotion of faculty and staff members.All offers of employment are contingent upon satisfactory results of a background investigation. SMC participates in the federal E-Verify program. SMC does not maintain an open application file. Unsolicited resumes will not be considered. About the College: Founded in 1911, Spartanburg Methodist College is a private residential liberal arts institution serving a diverse student population within the United Methodist Connection. Since its founding as the first co-op school in the nation, SMC has remained dedicated to its mission to connect education and employment. After over 100 years as an associate degree granting institution, the college launched its first bachelor’s degree in 2019. SMC is growing significantly, adding new programs, and consistently evaluating operations because of a campus-wide commitment to innovation and a passion for designing all campus programs to serve its student population intentionally. Today, the college’s emphasis on education and employment includes a unique professional development concentration comprised of eight required courses for students seeking associate and bachelor’s degrees. SMC is committed to its student demographic and believes that global impact is possible through their success. About the College Spartanburg Methodist College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sex, age, national or ethnic origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation or any legally protected status in any personnel action regarding the recruiting, hiring, and promotion of faculty and staff members. Spartanburg Methodist College Spartanburg Methodist College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sex, age, national or ethnic origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation or any legally protected status in any personnel action regarding the recruiting, hiring, and promotion of faculty and staff members. All offers of employment are contingent upon satisfactory results of a background investigation. SMC participates in the federal E-Verify program. All offers of employment are contingent upon satisfactory results of a background investigation. SMC participates in the federal E-Verify program E-Verify program . SMC does not maintain an open application file. Unsolicited resumes will not be considered. SMC SMC does not maintain an open application file. Unsolicited resumes will not be considered.

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    Spartanburg Methodist College, founded in 1911, is a private residential liberal arts institution serving a diverse student population (38% first generation, 52% minority, 59% Pell) within the United Methodist Connection. Since its founding as the first co-op school in the nation, SMC has remained dedicated to its mission to connect education and employment. After over 100 years as an Associate Degree granting institution, the college launched its first bachelor’s degree in 2019. Today, the college’s emphasis on education and employment includes a unique professional development concentration comprised of eight required courses for students seeking associate and bachelor’s degrees.

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