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General Maintenance Mechanic

Northern Arizona University
Arizona, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Feb 22, 2023

General Maintenance Mechanic

Location: Facility Srv: Maintenance&Ops
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Job ID: 607049
Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Workplace Culture

NAU aims to be the nation's preeminent engine of opportunity, vehicle of economic mobility, and driver of social impact by delivering equitable postsecondary value in Arizona and beyond.

Special Information

  • This position operates on non standard business hours and requires evenings and/or weekend shifts.
  • This position is an on-site position which requires the incumbent to complete their work primarily at an NAU site, campus, or facility with or without accommodation. Opportunities for remote work are rare.
  • Employees of Facility Services are considered essential staff and must report to work when the university is closed for emergencies. This position is required to participate in on-call, call back duties and snow removal, which can include days, nights, weekends, and holidays. Under established circumstances will respond to emergency dispatch calls within set timeframes in Administrative or Campus Living buildings.

Job Description

Northern Arizona University General Maintenance Shop is now seeking a General Maintenance Mechanic. This position is Full Time (40 hours week) benefit eligible. General Maintenance Mechanics (GMMs) are the front-line responders in Facility Services.

The General Maintenance Mechanic performs maintenance, repairs, and installations on residential and commercial locations including but not limited to general plumbing, electrical, and HVAC equipment. This position also performs moves within the university both residential and commercial utilizing delivery vehicles, dollies, hand-trucks, and other loading equipment. Safety is prioritized when performing tasks and all safety guidelines are expected to be followed as it relates to chemical, electrical, and mechanical procedures.

What types of services can a GMM provide?
  • Minor plumbing repairs of leaks and stoppages in equipment such as faucets, shower valves, hose bibs, sinks, toilets, urinals, flush valves, floor drains and drinking fountains.
  • Repairs and/or installs toilet seats, soap dispensers, hand towel dispensers and towel bars.
  • Minor electric repairs of receptacles, outlets, switches, ballasts, fuses, circuit breakers and exit lighting devices.
  • Minor carpentry repairs on doors, closets, cabinets and stair treads.
  • Installation of new keyboard trays, pencil sharpeners, bulletin boards and whiteboards.
  • Repairs/replaces/installs ceiling tiles, floor tiles and window blinds.

Job Function and Duties of a GMM

Corrective Maintenance - 30%
  • Responding to and repairing reported issues as priority dictates.
  • When issue is outside of scope of General Maintenance, referring and effectively communicating issues to appropriate trades for repair.
  • Complies with all job-specific safety requirements and procedures identified in job-specific hazard assessments (required training, PPE use, standard operation procedures, etc.)
  • Proactively participates in accident prevention efforts and responds to injuries and accidents promptly to modify activities and prevent further accidents.

Preventative Maintenance - 30%
  • Identifying and reporting issues before they become immediate issues effecting use by customers.
  • Repairing identified preventative maintenance issues.

Managing and recording work performance - 10%
  • Utilizing CMMS software to record daily work functions including description of work performed, labor hours, and scope of repair.
  • Referring work orders and creating work orders

Move Requests - 10%
  • Assessing scope of moves
  • Moving furniture, equipment or other items as requested

On-Call Response - 10%
  • Responding to and repairing emergency maintenance issues outside of normal operating hours

Other duties as assigned - 10%

Minimum Qualifications

  • No Educational Requirement
  • One year of general maintenance or repair experience OR
  • Any combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted for the educational requirement on a year-for-year basis.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated experience in commercial and residential type electrical repairs.
  • Demonstrated experience maintaining water softener and water treatment systems.
  • Basic computer application skills including word processing, spreadsheets, and calendaring systems.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

  • Knowledge of methods and practices applied in generalized preventive maintenance, repair, remodeling and construction activities.
  • Knowledge of federal and local safety laws, rules and policies governing work activities and safety equipment and national and local building codes and electrical, mechanical and plumbing
  • Knowledge of equipment maintenance/repair techniques
  • Skill in applying equipment maintenance/repair techniques
  • Ability to communicate effectively.
  • Ability to work with people from a variety of culturally diverse backgrounds.
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Troubleshooting and mechanical skills.
  • Valid driver's license upon start date.
  • Ability to lift, carry, and move objects weighing up to 50 pounds.
  • Ability to work occasionally in poor weather conditions, including heat, cold, rain, or snow.
  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft office suite

Driving Requirement

Driving a vehicle on behalf of the university is a regular part of this position. Arizona Administrative Code Fleet Safety Policy requires all employees who drive on university business to pass an online defensive driving course and submit their driver's license number for periodic records review. The law applies to all faculty, staff, and students who drive any university-owned motorized vehicles or personally-owned vehicles on University business. A driving record check and completion of required training must be completed before driving occurs on behalf of the university. More information on the NAU Authorized Driver Policy can be found on the NAU website.

Background Information

This position has been identified as a safety/security sensitive position. Therefore, per AZ Revised Statute, Northern Arizona University requires satisfactory results for the following: a criminal background investigation, employment history investigation, degree verification (in some cases) and fingerprinting. If you are applying for a job that requires a CDL, you will be required to register with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse and adhere to the clearinghouse requirements. Additionally, as an employer in the state of Arizona, NAU is required to participate in the federal E-Verify program that assists employers with verifying new employees' right to work in the United States. Finally, each year Northern Arizona University releases an Annual Security Report. The report is a result of a federal law known as the Clery Act. The report includes Clery reportable crime statistics for the three most recent completed calendar years and discloses procedures, practices and programs NAU uses to keep students and employees safe including how to report crimes or other emergencies occurring on campus. In addition, the Fire Safety Report is combined with the Annual Security Report for the NAU Flagstaff Mountain Campus as this campus has on-campus student housing. This report discloses fire safety policies and procedures related to on-campus student housing and statistics for fires that occurred in those facilities. If you would like a free paper copy of the report, please contact the NAUPD Records Department at (928) 523-8884 or by visiting the department at 525 E. Pine Knoll Drive in Flagstaff.


Salary range begins at $37,584. Annual salary commensurate with candidate's qualifications and related experience.

FLSA Status

This position is non-exempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The incumbent is eligible for overtime pay or compensatory time according to University policy. Further, the employee must submit timesheets that accurately reflect all hours worked.


This is a Classified Staff (CLS) position. NAU offers an excellent benefit package including generous health, dental and vision insurance; participation in the Arizona State Retirement System; paid vacation and 10 holidays per year; and tuition reduction for employees and qualified dependents. More information on benefits at NAU is available on the Human Resources benefits website. Classified Staff employees are in a probationary status for their first six months at NAU. NAU is a tobacco and smoke-free campus. Employees offered a position will be eligible for state health plans (including NAU's BCBS Plan). New employees are eligible for benefits on the first day of the pay period following their enrollment, after their employment date. Employees will have 31 days from their start date to enroll in benefits. Additionally, new employees will begin participating in the Arizona State Retirement System, and the long-term disability coverage that accompanies it, on the first of the pay period following 6 months after the new employee's start date.

Learning and Development

Your career at Northern Arizona University includes the opportunity for professional development. New employee on-boarding training includes courses to be completed within the first 30 days.

Immigration Suppt/Sponsorship

NAU will not provide any U.S. immigration support or sponsorship for this position.

Application Deadline

April 10, 2023 at 11:59 p.m.

How to Apply

To apply for this position, please click on the "Apply" button on this page. You must submit your application by clicking on the "Submit" button by midnight of the application deadline. If you need assistance completing your application there are instructions available on the Human Resources website or in person in the Human Resources Department located in Building 91 on the NAU Campus - on the corner of Beaver and DuPont Streets.

If you are an individual with a disability and need reasonable accommodation to participate in the hiring process, please contact the Disability Resources Office at 928-523-8773,, or PO Box 5633, Flagstaff AZ 86011.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Northern Arizona University is a committed Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. NAU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

Know Your Rights Poster

NAU is an Employer of National Service. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other National Service alumni are encouraged to apply.

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