Sr. Maintenance Technician

Kansas, United States
Salary Not Specified
Aug 28, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time

Position Details

Position Title

Sr. Maintenance Technician

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Position Summary

This position performs the duties of a Senior Maintenance Technician.

Essential Job Functions of Position

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 must complete safety training within 6 months of hire.

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

Install, maintain and repair duct work, refrigeration piping; air conditioning units; exhaust equipment; kitchen equipment such as walk-in coolers, freezers, refrigerators and ice makers; doors and door closers; and other materials and mechanical equipment as needed by campus departments and buildings.

Work with and assist engineers, contractors and consultants who evaluate building systems operations for maintenance, expansion and 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.
Troubleshooting systems and equipment.
Calibrating thermostats.
Locating underground utilities such as natural gas, water, sewer, etc., for dig permits.

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

Recommend process improvements to Facilities supervisors and administrators.

Effectively utilize Building Automation Systems ( BAS ).

Maintain a professional, safe an 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.
Formal training in Building Maintenance.
Stable/continuous work history.
2 years of experience in Building Trades, HVAC, steam boiler operations and/or troubleshooting equipment controls.

Preferred: Expertise in at least 3 skill sets associated with Building Trades. Graduate of a trade school. Welding and steel fabrication skills. Locksmith experience. Troubleshooting skills/experience in HVAC, electrical systems and controls.
Experience with computerized maintenance management system.
Experience with Building Automation Systems ( BAS ).
Experience with frequency drives.
Safety or Chemical Management training.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Ability to communicate effectively.
Ability to read and apply information from schematics and building blueprints.
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.

Licenses, Certifications & Registrations

Valid driver’s license with acceptable driving record under University standards.
EPA certification to reclaim and handle Freon ( CFC ).

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.

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Special Instructions to Applicant

Advertised Pay

18.00 per hour

Work Schedule

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


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Average Hours per Week


Months per Year






EEO Statement

Washburn is dedicated to providing a student-centered and teaching focused academic environment and a curriculum that engages the diversity of human experience across the globe. We seek candidates who are committed to Washburn’s efforts to create a 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 in higher education. Application materials should clearly articulate how the candidate will contribute to the University’s commitment to diversity and inclusion through their teaching, research, and/or service.

Washburn University is an EOE . 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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Drug Screen Required?


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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. * Supp Question: Do you have at least two years of experience in Building Trades, HVAC, steam boiler operations and/or troubleshooting equipment controls?
    • 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
Documents Needed to Apply
Required DocumentsOptional Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Letter of Recommendation

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