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Maintenance Mechanic

Auburn University
Alabama, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Apr 14, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Professional Fields, Vocational & Technical Fields, Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Facilities Management & Physical Plant
Employment Type
Full Time
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Position Details

Position Information

Requisition Number


Home Org Name

Property Management Scvs

Division Name

Student Affairs

Position Title

Maintenance Mechanic

Job Class Code


Appointment Status


Part-time FTE

Limited Term


Limited Term Length

Job Summary

Property Management at Auburn University is seeking to fill two (2) Maintenance Mechanic positions. These positions are vital for building support operations that provide quality service to student in the on-campus Residence Halls and those who eat at Campus Dining.

Auburn University was named by Forbes Magazine as one of the state of Alabama’s best employers, with employees staying an average of ten years.
Auburn University aims to assist and support employees with balancing work and family. We offer a number of benefits designed for working families, including:
  • Generous and affordable family health, dental, and vision insurance
  • Life, disability, and cancer insurance
  • Substantial vacation and sick leave accrual
  • Competitive retirement plan
  • Paid parental leave for births and adoptions
  • Flexible spending account programs for medical and dependent care
  • 50% tuition discount for dependents to attend Auburn
  • Employee tuition waiver to attend Auburn or Auburn University Montgomery
  • Eligibility for salary continuation in the event of a short-term disability
Essential Functions

  1. Performs inspections and routine maintenance, troubleshoots and repairs various building environmental systems and associated systems; including heating, cooling and ventilation
    systems. Coordinates with supervisors to schedule repairs and maintenance needs.
  2. Installs, troubleshoots, repairs, and maintains building plumbing systems including domestic hot and cold and sanitary sewer. Includes, but not limited to; replacing fixtures, repairing leaks, replacing piping, clearing drains.
  3. Installs, troubleshoots, repairs, and maintains building electrical systems; including lights,
    devices, fan motors, and breakers. Provides routine and scheduled maintenance such as
    replacing bulbs, ballasts, and batteries.
  4. Performs basic carpentry tasks such as door repair and replacement, window repair and
    replacement, furniture repair and replacement. Including, but not limited to; replacing locks and hinges, replacing balances and locks, replacing drawer glides and pulls.
  5. May maintain indoor and outdoor surfaces in regards to painting structures and objects. Maintains professional appearance of the facilities extending service life through proper surface prevention and maintenance. May provide assistance in additional variations of building maintenance and repair including but not limited to; brick work, concrete, flooring, and general construction.
  6. May provide assistance in additional variations of building maintenance and repair including but not limited to; brick work, concrete, flooring, and general construction.
  7. Communicates and/or collaborates with coworkers and management to make repairs for routine and emergency repairs to ensure jobs are completed in a quality and timely manner.
  8. May be required to enter occupied and unoccupied facilities to include, but not limited, to campus housing buildings, personal suites, university dining facilities, personal offices, and academic and administrative buildings depending on individual department and job requirements. Personal interaction between University housing residents, students, faculty, and staff both during and after normal working hours is required.
  9. This position includes the above mentioned tasks, but is not limited to them. Additional relatedtasks could be requested as different situations arise.

Minimum Education and Experience

Education Level

High school diploma or equivalent

Field of Study

Years of Experience


Area of Experience

General building maintenance, basic electrical repair, basic plumbing repair, basic carpentry, and/or general trades.

Requirements for Additional Job Levels

Alternate Minimum Education and Experience (If available)

Education Level

Field of Study

Years of Experience

When a candidate has the required education, but lacks the required experience, they may normally apply additional appropriate education toward the experience requirement, at a rate of one (1) year relevant education per year of required experience.

Area of Experience

Requirements for Additional Job Levels

Minimum Skills, License, and Certifications

Minimum Skills and Abilities

Knowledge and understanding of basic building maintenance and repair; including electrical, plumbing, mechanical, and carpentry. Basic knowledge of current building codes and practices, and OSHA standards.

Minimum Technology Skills

basic cell phone and computer skills

Minimum License and Certifications

Valid Driver’s License

Desired Qualifications

Desired Qualifications

Posting Detail Information

Salary Range

$31,300 - $52,100

Job Category


Working Hours if Non-Traditional


City position is located in:


State position is located:


List any hazardous conditions or physical demands required by this position

Regularly involves lifting, bending or other physical exertion. Often exposed to one or more elements such as heat, cold, noise, dust, dirt, chemicals, etc., with one often to the point of being objectionable. Injuries may require professional treatment.

Posting Date


Closing Date

EEO Statement

Auburn University is committed to an inclusive and diverse campus environment. Women, underrepresented groups, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.

AUBURN UNIVERSITY IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION / EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER . It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, sex, religion, color, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by applicable law.

Special Instructions to Applicants

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Documents Needed to Apply
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional DocumentsSupplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Please select how you first became aware of this opportunity. Your response helps us determine how we can more effectively reach our candidates.
    • LinkedIn
    • AcademicKeys
    • The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • DiversityJobs
    • HigherEdJobs
    • HERC (Higher Education Recruitment Consortium)
    • Indeed
    • RecruitMilitary
    • The Tuskegee News
    • Professional organization or journal
    • Veterans Assistance Services
    • Disability Assistance Services
    • State Employment Service
    • Social Media
    • AU Job Bulletin
    • Notified by an Auburn employee
    • College or university Career Services
    • I went to the AU Employment Website directly (
    • Other
  2. * Do you have a high school diploma or equivalent?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you have a minimum of three (3) years experience in general building maintenance, basic electrical repair, basic plumbing repair, basic carpentry, and/or general trades OR a college degree to use in lieu of experience?
    • Yes
    • No
    • Have college degree in lieu of some experience
  4. * Do you have a valid driver's license or the ability to obtain one prior to selection?
    • Yes
    • No

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