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Maintenance Worker

Pellissippi State Community College
Tennessee, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Aug 10, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Facilities Management & Physical Plant
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Not specified
Employment Type
Full Time
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Title: Maintenance Worker

Number of Positions: 2

Position #: 600460 & 600860

Type of Appointment: Full-Time

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Department: Facilities

Required Documents Needed to Upload at Time of Application:

· Resume

· Unofficial Transcripts

· Three professional references (See below)

Reference check requirements:

· Supervisory roles: two (2) current or former supervisors and one (1) current or former direct report

· Personal references (friends, co-workers, clergy, customers, relatives) are not considered acceptable references

About Facilities

The mission of the Pellissippi State Facilities is to provide consistent and quality maintenance, operations, custodial, and facility planning services in a customer oriented, efficient, and responsible manner for students, faculty, staff, and the community.

About Pellissippi State Community College

Pellissippi State Community College is one of 40 institutions in the Tennessee Board of Regents system. TBR is the governing board of the College System of Tennessee, offering more than 400 programs of study at the state’s 13 community colleges, 27 colleges of applied technology and the online TN eCampus. The college serves an average of 10,000 students, making it the largest community college in Tennessee by enrollment. Pellissippi State Community College offers eligible employees a comprehensive benefits package that includes health, dental, vision, life insurance, retirement programs, time off including annual and sick leave, and much more.

In 2018, Pellissippi State became a member of an Achieve the Dream (ATD) three-year cohort adopting a theme of Start Strong, Stay Strong, Finish Strong for our work. Achieve the Dream has partnered with the program Integrated Student Experience at Pellissippi State (Insteps) to improve the fall-to-fall retention rates for full-time and part-time students by 13% in the next five years. Our vision is to ensure every student who attends Pellissippi State will develop a sense of belonging and confidence in their ability to succeed academically, grow intellectually, and make timely progress towards achieving their educational and vocational goals. If this is something that aligns with your values, we encourage you to apply.

Culture and Diversity

Knoxville claims a wide range of forward thinking national and international talents. The scholarly influence on the Knoxville metropolitan area bred literary greats including James Agee, Cormac McCarthy, and Nikki Giovanni. Knoxville is home to one of the largest sculptures dedicated to an African American in the country. Located in Haley Heritage Square is a 13-foot high bronze statue of author and Pulitzer Prize winner Alex Haley who chose to spend the last several years of his life in Knoxville. Renowned artists Beauford Delaney and Joseph Delaney hailed from Knoxville. Musicians Roy Acuff, Chet Atkins, the Everly Brothers, and RB Morris called Knoxville home during their careers. Women’s suffragist Lizzie Crozier French was active in the ratification of the 19thamendment and was born and raised in Knoxville.

The lasting influence of these artists and activists leaves the Knoxville area as a welcoming area to live and work. More about the area and support groups can be found at Visit Knoxville , the Beck Cultural Exchange Center , the Knoxville Urban League , Knoxville City , Knox County , My Knox Village , Knox Pride , Centro Hispano de East TN , and Knoxville chamber

Position Summary: To perform skilled and semi-skilled maintenance tasks, including but not limited to, carpentry, electrical, and plumbing. To provide maintenance/custodial support for all campuses as assigned.

Essential Functions:

70% Perform general building maintenance and repair involving carpentry, painting, plumbing, carpet and tile flooring, and electrical. The maintenance worker supports the staff and faculty in the college by providing a clean, safe, and functional environment in which to work and learn.

10% Move office and classroom furniture and other equipment such as portable platforms, man-lift, pianos, and incubators. Assist Shipping/Receiving to deliver equipment and supplies to other campuses with 16’ or 26’ box truck. Assist Grounds in doing snow removal and applying ice melt chemical to sidewalks when needed. Assist EH&S Manager in removing bio-hazard waste and storing for proper disposal. Assist EH&S Manager in all campus emergency drills.

10% Set-up tables and P.S.C.C. display on and off campus for special functions

10% Performs various custodial tasks

Note: The College reserves the right to change or reassign job duties, or combine positions at any time.

Job Requirements:

· High school diploma/equivalent

· Three years’ experience in building maintenance to include electrical, carpentry and plumbing, and/or other building trades required, 5 years preferred.

Part-time work experience is calculated at 50% credit of full-time work experience


o Ability to effectively communicate with faculty, staff, and students.

o Able to provide faculty and staff support.

o Able to interact and provide information to diverse individuals and groups.

o Take initiative to complete tasks/projects with minimal supervision.

o Must be able to work on multiple projects simultaneously, either independently or as part of a team.

o Must be able to analyze and prioritize tasks/projects.

o Must be able to meet deadlines.

o Ability to lift 50 lbs.

o Ability to follow oral and written instructions.

o Must have a valid driver’s license or ability to obtain one.

Key Result Areas: Performance of work orders assigned in a complete and timely fashion. A safe and well maintained building and campus.

The maintenance worker supports the students, staff and faculty in the college by providing a clean, safe, and functional environment to work and learn.

Scope of Responsibility: Carpentry, plumbing, painting, electrical, floor tile and carpet laying, installing landscape office furniture, and operating a computer. The maintenance worker has to be creative to get most jobs done. About 75 percent of the time, the maintenance worker has to analyze what needs to be done and how to prioritize work according to policies, procedures, standards, and precedents. Routine building maintenance tasks tend to be mechanical in nature, thus they carry a certain amount of complexity. The ability to problem solve and recognize the affect that one component may have on another when approaching a solution is important.

Physical Demands: Must be able to walk, lift, and bend as well as work from a ladder, work in a confined space, and carry up to fifty pounds. Must be able to hear to communicate via radio to contact each other to help with jobs. Visual acuity is required to drive on and between campuses, as well as the need to have color perception when painting or doing electrical work. Not being able to differentiate between colors while connecting electrical wire could result in someone’s death.

Hazards: Extreme heat and cold as well as dirty conditions like dust, and also working at heights above 30 feet. Blood borne pathogens, electrical shock, back injury, chemical burns, loss of appendages, chemical fumes, bomb threats, falling from ladders, or crushed hand, foot, or other body part.

Pay Rate: $28,330 - $34,410/per year. Pay will be determined based on related work experience above required. To be considered in determining pay, all related work experience must be listed on the application. This is an exempt level position.

Special Instructions to Applicants: To be considered for a position at Pellissippi State, you must create an on-line application. Your skills, abilities, qualifications, and years of experience will be evaluated using only what is recorded on your application. Work experience that is not listed on the application will not be considered towards compensation. Please note: attaching a resume does not substitute for completion of the application form. Part-time work experience is calculated at 50% of full-time experience. Please note: to scan, upload, or attach documents, a computer and scanner are available at the Hardin Valley Campus Educational Resources Center, if needed.

Pellissippi State Community College is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA employer

If you have any problems or questions please contact Human Resources at Pellissippi State Community College’s Human Resource Office at 865-694-6607 or by email at .

A summary of our benefits can be found at

If you are interested in this position, click on the link to the left to apply.


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