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Maintenance Technician

Washburn University
Kansas, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Aug 6, 2020

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Professional Fields, Vocational & Technical Fields, Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Facilities Management & Physical Plant, Auxiliary Services
Employment Type
Full Time
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Position Details

Position Information

Position Title

Maintenance Technician

Position Number

000911, 000712, 000748

Position Summary

This position performs the duties of a Maintenance Technician.

Essential Job Functions of Position

Work assignments for this position may include any or all of the following plus other duties as assigned.
Employees are expected to use equipment to manufacturer and University standards, operate tractors and hand tools safely and to comply with University and OSHA policies and regulations.
New employees are required to complete safety training within 6 months of employment.

Operate heating and boiler systems, monitoring steam boilers on site for scheduled operations. Make needed repairs to all boilers, pumps and support equipment.

Work with and assist engineers, contractors and consultants who evaluate safety controls and building systems operations for maintenance, expansion and/or repair by explaining University practices and/or providing information regarding University procedures.

Inspect buildings; plumbing, electrical and HVAC equipment and systems and report identified deficiencies.

Perform maintenance and repair work on buildings and mechanical systems as assigned from inspections or Computerized Maintenance Management System work orders. Work may include but is not limited to tasks such as the following:
Inspecting and testing air compressor, fire sprinkler piping systems, grease traps, sewer pumps and other systems and equipment.
Repairing and/or replacing ceiling tiles, floor tile, covebases, lamps, ballasts, doors, locks and other building materials.
Patching and painting interior walls and surfaces.
Clearing sewage blockages and drain lines.
Clean roof drains.
Troubleshooting systems and equipment.
Locate underground utilities such as natural gas, water, sewer, etc., for dig permits.
Basic general maintenance of HVAC equipment.

Maintain and repair custodial equipment such as buffers, vacuums and other electrical equipment.

Mix and apply chemicals to swimming pool and/or whirlpools according to information provided by water analyzers.

Record completed repairs using Computerized Maintenance Management System or other University software.

Recommend work process improvements to Facilities supervisors and administrators.

Check space temperatures and equipment operation via building automation systems ( BAS ).

Maintain a professional, safe and clean work area.

Provide service support for campus events.

Snow removal duties as assigned.

Non-Essential Job Functions of Position

Education and Experience

High school diploma or GED equivalent.
Training in Building Maintenance.
Stable/continuous work history.
One year of experience in Building Trades.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Ability to operate HVAC and steam boiler systems.
Ability to communicate effectively.
Ability to move and/or maneuver equipment and materials weighing as much as 50 pounds.
Ability to work from a ladder or lift.
Ability to respond to emergency service calls outside regularly scheduled work hours.
Ability to work various shifts as assigned.

Preferred: Demonstrated expertise in at least 2 skill sets associated with Building Trades.
Experience in HVAC and steam boiler operations.
Experience with a Computerized Maintenance Management System.
Experience with a Building Automation System ( BAS ).
Safety or Chemical Management training.

Licenses, Certifications & Registrations

Valid driver’s license with acceptable driving record under University standards.

Additional Requirements (e.g. Physical Demands)

The necessity to move and/or maneuver materials weighing as much as 50 pounds as well as other hazards associated with physical work to maintain and repair buildings and equipment.

Campus Security Authority


Special Instructions to Applicant

Update: New hourly rate.
Three positions are available. The review of applications is immediate.

Advertised Pay


Work Schedule

Regular Business Hours, Monday - 8am-4:30pm, Tuesday - 8am-4:30pm, Wednesday - 8am-4:30pm, Thursday - 8am-4:30pm, Friday - 8am-4:30pm


After completing one year of service in a benefits-eligible position, the University will contribute an amount equal to 10% of base pay into an employee’s defined contribution plan with TIAA .
  • After one year of continuous employment, eligible employees may officially enroll in University courses for credit or audit without having to pay applicable tuition and fees. Law School Courses excluded.
  • For an overview of the excellent benefits package, Washburn provides employees visit Washburn benefits.

Full Time

Average Hours per Week


Months per Year






EEO Statement

Washburn is an EOE and is dedicated to providing a student-centered and teaching-focused academic and work environment. We seek candidates who are committed to Washburn’s efforts to create a campus climate that fosters the growth and development of a diverse student body, and we encourage applications from members of groups that have been historically underrepresented and/or marginalized in higher education.

Washburn University provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, veteran status, or marital or parental status.

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Background Check Required?


Driving History Checked?


Drug Screen Required?


Anticipated Start Date

Position End Date (if temporary)

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Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a valid driver's license? (A valid license is required for this position and a motor vehicle report will be conducted to verify the validity of your license.)
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have a high school diploma, GED or equivalent?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you have at least 1 year of Building Maintenance experience?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Do you have the ability to move and maneuver objects weighing as much as 50 pounds?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Do you have the ability to work from a ladder and/or a lift?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * Do you have experience with steam boiler operations?
    • Yes
    • No
  7. * Do you have any prior building maintenance experience?
    • No
    • Yes less than 1 year
    • Yes 1-2 years
    • Yes 2 1/2 to 3 1/2 years
    • Yes more than 4 years
Documents Needed to Apply
Required DocumentsOptional Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter

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