Equipment Repairer

Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not Specified
Feb 04, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Facilities Management Job Description

Job Summary

Maintain, repair and inventory building services equipment. Provide a safe and sanitary environment with other necessary support for routine and special activities required of Facilities Management building services. Provide backup and assistance to other facilities management staff as assigned.

Take appropriate actions to support a diverse workforce and participates in the College's efforts to create a respectful, inclusive, and welcoming work environment.

When applying, please attach both a current resume and cover letter, combined into a single PDF or Word document.

Essential Functions

Equipment Repair and Maintenance (45%)

• Repair, service, order parts and maintain inventory for all maintenance equipment such as: vacuum cleaners, auto scrubbers, pool vacuums, carpet extractors and any other equipment associated with building services.
• Construct and repair canvas tents and tarps. Sew college flags or other material as requested.

Cleaning and Custodial Support (55%)

• Collaborate with the manager of facilities services or designee on planning and related work activities for Commencement, Reunion weekends, Orientation, college opening, Family Weekend and any other college functions.
• Clean rest rooms: toilets, urinals, mirrors, sinks, windows and glass, walls, floors, fixtures, restock paper goods, soap, etc.
• Dry mop, wet mop, buff, strip and refinish floors.
• Clean all spaces within assigned areas (i.e., apartments, offices, classrooms, labs, storage areas, corridors, laundry rooms, custodial closets, etc.)
• Vacuum carpets, walk-off mats and runners in all assigned areas.
• Shampoo upholstered furniture, carpets, walk-off mats and runners in all assigned areas.
• Remove leaves, snow and debris from all entrances of assigned areas.
• Perform emergency clean-up of floods, spills and breakage within the building, excluding hazardous materials.
• Perform non-technical tasks as assigned to include, but not limited to changing light bulbs, filling/cleaning humidifiers, cleaning drinking fountains, emptying dehumidifiers, changing screens, opening and closing buildings.
• Check and clean eye wash stations, emergency showers and fire extinguishers according to maintenance schedule.
• Report all necessary maintenance and repair items to coordinator, supervisor or designee.
• Conduct daily building inspections for possible safety hazards and report findings to the supervisor.
• Maintain positive public relations with all members of the college community.
• Perform tasks for scheduled and unscheduled academic, community events and other activities as required.
• Clean, sweep and mop all stairwells, including assigned floor and one flight up, unless otherwise noted.
• Remove trash, recycling and other materials from buildings. Comply with all recycling practices.
• Drive college vehicles as assigned.
• Responsible for cleaning vehicles, inspecting for damage and performing visual check prior to using. Reporting any issues discovered to the supervisor immediately.
• Must comply with cleaning frequency requirements as scheduled for assigned areas.
• Attend meetings and training opportunities, when requested.
• Perform other related duties as assigned.

Other Functions

All employees are expected to participate in the College's efforts to create a respectful, inclusive, and welcoming work environment.

Minimum Qualifications (knowledge, skills, education, experience, certifications, licenses)

• Must possess the knowledge of fundamental mechanics and be familiar with the basic principles of electronics in order to recognize and repair potential problems with the equipment. Must be able to read and understand service manuals for detailed directions while performing repairs. Be familiar with testing devices to assist with the location of faulty parts.
• Must have a valid driver’s license. Must complete and comply with all college driving credentialing requirements and obtain DOT certificate. Upon award of this position, a Division of Motor Vehicles background check will be completed.
• Must be able to safely lift and carry up to fifty pounds. Must be able to bend, walk, stand, climb stairs and ladders, and safely operate loaded hand trucks and dollies.
• Must demonstrate proficiency in accessing the internet, using the Smith College email, finance, payroll and calendar systems as well as the work order system.
• Must be able to pass a C.O.R.I background check as well as a fingerprint-based state and national criminal record check.
• High school/vocational diploma, GED equivalent or combination of education and experience.
• Minimum of 3 years recent experience in small motor repair and maintenance.

Experience working with individuals from diverse backgrounds.

Preferred Qualifications

Minimum of 3 years (preferred) custodial/housekeeping experience in a service related industry and prior successful work experience within the department.


• Must have mechanical aptitude for small motor repairs.
• Ability to appropriately plan and schedule projects.
• Must be able to work independently and in a team environment.
• Must have excellent customer service skills and have a noted ability to work well with students, staff and all members of the college community.
• Must possess general knowledge of custodial practices and be committed to maintaining high standards of maintenance.
• Ability to safely move, deliver (truck) and arrange heavy items such as equipment, furniture, fixtures and materials within and between buildings for students, faculty, staff and guests of the college.
• Know the cleaning schedule for all assigned areas and look for ways to improve on that schedule.
• Demonstrate a basic understanding of cleaning chemicals, including but not limited to reading and understanding Safety Data Sheets (SDS).
• Ability to remove ice and snow from entrances, walkways, ramps, fire escapes, porches and emergency exits attached or leading to buildings which includes shoveling, scraping and sanding.
• Must have the ability to operate power tools including, but not limited to drills, grinders, soldering irons, heat guns, etc.
• Must be able to research and order parts from vendors and/or online procurement.
• Must work in a collaborative manner with supervisors in establishing a yearly preventative maintenance schedule for the equipment associated with building services.
• Must have knowledge of OSHA regulations for the safety of the college employees, its users and property.
• Ability to use good judgment to take appropriate, independent action to carry out the primary functions of the job.
• Must possess the ability to carry out oral and written (electronic) instructions.
• Must have a clear understanding of the union contract and all college policies.

Please attach BOTH a current resume and a cover letter in order for your application to be considered for this position . You may combine your resume and cover letter into a single file or attach multiple files to your application, but BE SURE you have provided all attachments BEFORE SUBMITTING your application. You will NOT be able to attach additional files after you have hit the Submit button.

Review of applications will begin

February 8, 2021

Compensation Grade:

Grade 263 6a

Position Type:


About Smith College

Located in Northampton, MA, Smith College is one of the largest women’s colleges in the country and is dedicated to excellence in teaching and research across the liberal arts. A faculty of outstanding scholars interact with students in small classes, as advisors, and through student-faculty research projects. The College is a member of the Five College Consortium with Amherst, Hampshire and Mt. Holyoke Colleges, and the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Students cross-enroll and faculty cross-teach across the Five Colleges.

Smith College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression or veteran status in the recruitment and employment of faculty and staff, and the operation of any of its programs and activities, as specified by all applicable laws and regulations. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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