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Georgia Southern University
Georgia, United States
Salary Not specified
Start date
Jun 22, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Facilities Management & Physical Plant
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time
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Job ID: 228885
Location: Statesboro, Georgia
Full/Part Time:
Regular/Temporary: Regular

About Us
Join Our Team at Georgia Southern!

Georgia Southern is a dynamic university with three vibrant campuses in Hinesville, Savannah and Statesboro serving the communities in Southeast Georgia. As a Carnegie Doctoral/R2 institution, our world-class scholars instruct about 26,000 students in associates, bachelor's, master's and doctoral level degree programs. Whether you are seeking the charm of a small town, the traditions of a historical/urban destination near the beach or supporting our military service members and their families, Georgia Southern offers its faculty and staff the best of all worlds!

Beyond an ideal location, there is a place for you to work in an exciting environment abounding with opportunities for personal and professional growth. We are steeped in tradition and devoted to academic distinction in teaching, scholarship and service. In 2018 Forbes Magazine listed Georgia Southern, along with 10 other Georgia companies or institutions, as one of America's Best Midsize Employers. Georgia Southern University is passionate about serving our region while preparing our students to be lifelong scholars, leaders, and responsible stewards of their communities and the world.

Department Information
9920301 - Mechanical Maintenance

Job Summary
Inspect, repair, install and maintain plumbing related fixtures and equipment on campus. Perform skilled plumbing work to maintain effective operation and proper functionality. Supervise, train, and oversee plumbing repairs of all general maintenance workers to take action on preventative work ensuring compliance standards are met.

  • Perform related duties as assigned to support the mission of the University
  • Maintain inventory as to eliminate down time in production
  • Select materials and equipment at competitive prices
  • Prepare daily log sheets accounting for full work schedule (all tasks accomplished by employee for that specific day)
  • Penmanship and accuracy are important aspects of this function.
  • Train all Department of University Housing general maintenance workers relating to plumbing requirements and knowledge needed with their scope of repairs and preventative maintenance
  • Maintain, repair, and clean tools, equipment and work areas
  • Keep assigned service vehicle clean and organized
  • Responsible for installation, repair, and replacement of all plumbing fixtures and equipment (i.e., lavatories, toilets, sinks, showers, tub, disposals, drinking fountains)
  • Repair or replace supporting water mains, pipes, and valve for entire system in accordance with Standard Plumbing Codes
  • Repair pumps or other supporting equipment in fire equipment in fire equipment rooms and kitchens
  • Submit daily report of materials used and time spent on plumbing projects
  • Assist and oversee work requirements of Plumbing Contractors working within Department of University Housing buildings in maintenance and repair of plumbing systems and service entrances
  • Respond to emergency plumbing related calls and utility failures
  • Assist as needed with overhauling and servicing refrigeration, air conditioning, and heating systems
  • Locate underground utilities both electronically and manually

Required Qualifications
Educational Requirements
  • High school diploma or equivalent

Required Experience
  • Two (2) or more years of related work experience

Preferred Qualifications
Preferred Experience
  • General mechanical maintenance background
  • Three (3) or more years of commercial plumbing experience

Proposed Salary
$16.01 per hour

Required Documents to Attach
  • Please attach three (3) professional references to the Required Documents to Attach section of your application.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
  • Consistently exhibit engaging customer service
  • Navigate web access and e-mail with or without reasonable accommodation
  • Proven proficiency with computers including Microsoft Office, Google, and/or applications as required for specific position
  • Ability to work well in a diverse environment
  • Ability to operate pipe cutting, reaming and threading machines
  • Ability to use safely hand, precision, and power tools
  • Ability to operate heavy equipment
  • Ability to read and comprehend construction plans, specifications and standards, and technical literature
  • Ability to operate University service vehicle
  • Ability to install, maintain, inspect, and repair standard plumbing equipment
  • Ability to operate equipment standard to trade including high pressure drain cleaning machines, rigid cable machines
  • Stay current on latest plumbing technology

  • Adhere to University policies and procedures to meet Institutional goals and support the University's mission for student success

  • Demonstrate commitment to inclusiveness by working well with diverse populations
  • Demonstrate appropriate organizational skills as required for specific position
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated organizational and human relation skills

Apply Before Date
July 30, 2021

Contact Information
For more information or questions about a job posting, please contact the Department of Human Resources by phone at (912) 478-6947 or by e-mail at .

For technical support, please call the Shared Services Center at (877) 251-2644 or .

Conditions of Employment
  • Georgia Southern University is a Tobacco and Smoke-Free Community.
  • Successful completion of background investigation and legal authorization to work in the US prior to employment

Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of background investigation including a criminal background check demonstrating your eligibility for employment with Georgia Southern University, as determined by Georgia Southern University in its sole discretion, confirmation of the credentials and employment history reflected in your application materials and, if applicable, a satisfactory credit check. Applicants may be subject to a pre-employment drug test.

Offers are made expressly subject to the applicable federal and state laws, to the statutes, rules and regulations of this institution and to the Bylaws and Policies of the Board of Regents (BOR) of the University System of Georgia (USG), which are available for your inspection upon request.

Equal Employment Opportunity
Georgia Southern University provides equal opportunities to all employees and applicant for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, or disability. Individuals in need of reasonable accommodations under the America with Disabilities Act to participate in the search process should notify Human Resources: (912) 478-6947.

Other Information
  • Must be able to perform duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation.
  • Walk, climb, balance, stretch (able to stretch over their head), bend, stoop, kneel, crouch, stand throughout day
  • Work in confined spaces
  • Maneuver up to 50 lbs. with or without accommodation
  • Work from lifts and ladders to reach desired work areas
  • Work at heights up to and occasionally exceeding 25 feet
  • Work in wet and humid conditions exposed to outdoor elements

Background Check

Other Information
Believing that diversity, equity, and inclusion contribute to excellence in the workplace and to the quality of the University's academic environment, Georgia Southern University is committed to recruiting and retaining diverse faculty and staff to support, promote, and serve a diverse student body and promote Inclusive Excellence. Candidates from historically underrepresented groups, whose work furthers the institution's Inclusive Excellence goals, and who bring to campus varied life experiences, perspectives and backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply.

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