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Facility Maint Tech Bldg

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Requisition Number:


Position Number:


Position Classification Title:

Fac Maint Tech Bldg Tradesman

Functional Title:

Facility Maint Tech Bldg

Position Type:


University Information:

Located in North Carolina’s third largest city, UNC Greensboro is among the most diverse, learner-centered public research universities in the state, with nearly 18,000 students in eight colleges and schools pursuing more than 150 areas of undergraduate and over 200 areas of graduate study. UNCG continues to be recognized nationally for academic excellence, access, and affordability. UNCG is ranked No. 1 most affordable institution in North Carolina for net cost by the N.Y. Times and No. 1 in North Carolina for social mobility by The Wall Street Journal — helping first-generation and lower-income students find paths to prosperity. Designated an Innovation and Economic Prosperity University by the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities, UNCG is a community-engaged research institution with a portfolio of more than $67M in research and creative activity. The University’s 1,100 faculty and 1,700 staff help create an annual economic impact for the Piedmont Triad region in excess of $1B.

Primary Purpose of the Organizational Unit:

Housing and Residence Life provides safe, inclusive, and secure residential communities where a diverse and innovative team of professionals encourages students to pursue academic excellence, personal growth, civic leadership, and responsibility. Efficient and effective programs and services are provided by competently trained and reliable departmental teams in affordable, clean, comfortable, and sound facilities equipped with current technologies. Our diverse residence hall environments promote learning and personal growth through programs that enable students to acknowledge and appreciate diversity through open dialogue, establish a personal sense of interdependence, and prepare them for responsible service as members of the global community. UNCG Housing and Residence Life is committed to following sustainable principles and is rated a Green Office at the 3.0 level.

Position Summary:

Under general supervision, this position performs a variety of semi-skilled manual tasks and duties in support of general building facilities maintenance. This position is required to perform basic maintenance; using power and hand tools to troubleshoot, repair, and replace parts, components, and/or systems within building facilities. This position is required to perform various semi-skilled duties including but not limited to such trades as carpentry, painting, electrical, plumbing, HVAC, etc.

Minimum Qualifications:


Additional Required Certifications, Licensures, and Certificates:

Must have a valid NC Driver’s License.

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:

$40,815 - $42,448

Org #-Department:

Housing and Residence Life - 44502

Work Hours of Position:

Monday - Friday 7:30 A.M. - 4:30 P.M.

Number of Months per Year:


Job Family:

Operations and Skilled Trades

Career Banded Title:

Fac Maint Tech Bldg Tradesman

Open Date:


Close Date:






Key Responsibility:

Provide a safe, secure and comfortable living environment.

Essential Tasks:

  • Demonstrates an understanding of applicable policies and procedures and maintains conditions that ensure a healthy and safe working environment.
  • Accomplishes tasks and processes accurately and completely.
  • Position may be required to possess and maintain required certification, licensure, educational level, and/or experience criteria as applicable to the tasks being performed and follow applicable building codes.
  • Must exhibit proper safety practices and constructively participate in shop safety programs.
  • Knowledge of proper and safe use of maintenance equipment, chemicals, tools, etc.
  • Maintains a functional awareness of the typical hazards of the workplace as well as follows established procedures for dealing with such potential hazards.

Key Responsibility:

Must demonstrate the ability to work cooperatively with co-workers and other departments on campus.

Essential Tasks:

  • Establishes and maintains a positive view and cooperative working relationship with all members of the campus community.
  • Effectively performs in a service environment.
  • Observe and report, through the work order system, all correspondence related to the requests and/or work order, and all defects, deterioration, and wear and tear on the facilities.
  • Must possess good oral and written communication skills and be able to follow oral and written instructions. Ability to express ideas effectively and concisely.
  • Assist as required and cooperate with all staff, faculty, tradespeople, and custodians in the performance of day-to-day duties and responsibilities.
  • Identifies problems, determines possible solutions, and actively works to resolve the issues.
  • Accomplishes tasks and processes accurately and completely.
  • Clearly and concisely conveys written information orally or in writing to individuals or groups to ensure that they understand the information and the message.
  • Listens and responds appropriately to others.

Key Responsibility:

Plan, organize, control, and direct all aspects of required corrective and preventative maintenance for all campus housing.

Essential Tasks:

  • Perform semi-skilled labor in trades such as carpentry, painting, electrical, plumbing, etc. Skills to operate, repair, and maintain various power and hand tools, maintenance equipment, etc.
  • Ability to effectively work individually or in teams as well as diverse groups.
  • Ability to effectively communicate orally, in writing, or electronically.
  • Ability to work effectively in a service-oriented environment subject to frequently changing priorities.
  • Ability to follow through and carry out assignments.
  • Problem-solving skills and sound judgment.
  • Ability to understand and apply university and departmental policies and procedures.

Key Responsibility:

Provide customer services to students and staff.

Essential Tasks:

  • This position is required to respond to plumbing and all other facilities requests as needed; a working knowledge of general building facilities systems is required including but not limited to (plumbing, electrical, HVAC, mechanical, and carpentry).
  • Occasional overtime is required based on the department’s needs.
  • This position is required to be in the on-call rotation (after normal hours) as specified by the schedule.
  • Occasional overtime is required based on the department’s needs, during the summer months (May – Aug) is typically the busiest schedule that requires overtime to prepare buildings for occupancy.


Coordination - Work

Competency Description:

  • Determines project/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:



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:



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.
  • Mentors other technicians

Competency Level:



Attention to Detail

Competency Description:

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

Competency Level:



Client/Customer Services

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 customers to ensure the solution meets the request.
  • Develop 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:




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:


Physical Effort:

Hand Movement-Repetitive Motions - F, Hand Movement-Grasping - F, Holding - O, Finger Dexterity - O, Vision-Skilled Trades - O, Reading - O, Writing - O, 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 - F, Talking - F, Standing - F, Sitting - R, Walking - F, Lifting-0-30 lbs. - F, Lifting-30-60 lbs. - F, Lifting-60-90 lbs. - O, Lifting-90 plus lbs. - R, Pushing/Pulling - O, Climbing-Stairs - O, Climbing-Ladders - F, Bending - O, Squatting - O, Crawling - R, Reaching - O

Work Environment:

Driving - Car/Truck - F, Driving - Standar/Automatic - F, Driving - Mower/Forklift - R, Location - Trees - 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 - R, Extreme noise levels - O, Extreme temperatures - O, Inside - F, Outside - F, Ventilation ConditionsDust - O, Ventilation ConditionsFumes - O, Ventilation ConditionsChemicals - O, Ventilation ConditionsGases - R, Exposure to potential Hazardous Conditions - O, Chemical Spills - R, Gas Leaks - R, Infectious Bacteria - R, Acidic Harsh or Oily Substances - R, Use of Respirator - 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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