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General Maintenance

Syracuse University
New York, United States
Salary Not Specified
Closing date
Aug 2, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Facilities Management & Physical Plant, Auxiliary Services
Employment Type
Full Time
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Job # 037270 Department Code 37407-7869 Department Facilities Services Job Title General Maintenance Location Facilities Services/The Marshall Pay Range Based on Syracuse University and SEIU Contract Staff Level 10 FLSA Status Non-exempt Hours
Wednesday-Sunday 7:00am-3:30pm

(All days and hours subject to change) Job Type Full-time Campus Syracuse, NY Unionized Position Code UP Job Description
Plan and perform a variety of maintenance jobs in University buildings; most of the work involves repairs or replacements. Qualifications

A general knowledge of maintenance operations, building systems or trades skills equivalent to 1-2 years practical trades training or previous work experience.

At least one year additional practical experience.

Must provide own hand tools.

A valid driver’s license; the ability to drive manual and automatic transmission vehicles.

Job Specific Qualifications Responsibilities
Repack and replace faucets.

Open plugged sinks, toilets, drains.

Disassemble, clean and replace traps.

Check water for pH in pools; check water softeners and circulation pump motors.

Oil motors, compressors, fans, etc. and change belts in electrical equipment.

Check electric switches, lead wires, floor plugs, etc.

Open stuck windows.

Repair or replace catches and window ropes.

Install storm and screen windows.

Patch holes in screens.

Caulk windows; install and repair window shades, venetian blinds and drapery rods.

Repair rooms and furnishings including tighten door hinges; adjust or replace door stops; repair closet doors, beds and other furniture; repair floor tile, ceiling tile, storm doors, patio doors and rugs.

Remove small animals (including bats) from inside and around buildings.

Exercise judgment to determine when trades-person should be called, especially in cases involving electricity, steam, gas or oil.

Read diagrams to assemble furniture and equipment and occasionally work from blue prints.

Install preventive insulation.

Re-lamp fluorescent and incandescent lights.

Board up broken windows.

Hang pictures, banners and signs.

Assist trades-people as needed.

Release people stuck in elevators and shut down if necessary. Physical Requirements
Standing, bending, stooping, walking, daily lifting of items that weight 15-100 pounds. Will work around dust, fumes, and solvents. Tools/Equipment
Use a variety of hand tools such as hammers, screwdrivers, wrenches, pliers, saws, etc. and some hand power tools such as drill and circular saws and hand snake.

Work from ladders, scaffolds and catwalks.

Use proper safety equipment for removal of animals. Application Instructions
. About Syracuse University

Syracuse University is a private, international research university with distinctive academics, diversely unique offerings and an undeniable spirit. Located in the geographic heart of New York State, with a global footprint, and nearly 150 years of history, Syracuse University offers a quintessential college experience.

The scope of Syracuse University is a testament to its strengths: a pioneering history dating back to 1870; a choice of more than 200 majors and 100 minors offered through 13 schools and colleges; nearly 15,000 undergraduates and 5,000 graduate students; more than a quarter of a million alumni in 160 countries; and a student population from all 50 U.S. states and 123 countries. For more information, please visit

About the Syracuse area

Syracuse is a medium-sized city situated in the geographic center of New York State approximately 250 miles northwest of New York City. The metro-area population totals approximately 500,000. The area offers a low cost of living and provides many social, cultural, and recreational options, including parks, museums, festivals, professional regional theater, and premier shopping venues. Syracuse and Central New York present a wide range of seasonal recreation and attractions ranging from water skiing and snow skiing, hiking in the Adirondacks, touring the historic sites, visiting wineries along the Finger Lakes, and biking on trails along the Erie Canal.


Syracuse University is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action institution. The University prohibits discrimination and harassment based on race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender, national origin, citizenship, ethnicity, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law to the extent prohibited by law. This nondiscrimination policy covers admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in University programs, services, and activities.

Commitment to Supporting and Hiring Veterans

Syracuse University has a long history of engaging veterans and the military-connected community through its educational programs, community outreach, and employment programs. After World War II, Syracuse University welcomed more than 10,000 returning veterans to our campus, and those veterans literally transformed Syracuse University into the national research institution it is today. The University’s contemporary commitment to veterans builds on this historical legacy, and extends to both class-leading initiatives focused on making an SU degree accessible and affordable to the post-9/11 generation of veterans, and also programs designed to position Syracuse University as the employer of choice for military veterans, members of the Guard and Reserve, and military family members.

Commitment to a Diverse and Inclusive Campus Community

Syracuse University maintains an inclusive learning environment in which students, faculty, administrators, staff, curriculum, social activities, governance, and all other aspects of campus life reflect a diverse, multi-cultural, and international worldview. The University community recognizes and values the many similarities and differences among individuals and groups. At Syracuse, we are committed to preparing students to understand, live among, appreciate, and work in an inherently diverse country and world made up of people with different ethnic and racial backgrounds, military backgrounds, religious beliefs, socio-economic status, cultural traditions, abilities, sexual orientations and gender identities. To do so, we commit ourselves to promoting a community that celebrates and models the principles of diversity and inclusivity.

Quick Link Job Posting Date 07/29/2021 Application Deadline 08/04/2021 Full Consideration By Job Category Union/Bargaining Unit Message to Applicants
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