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Maintenance Technician, Lead

Overview of Maintenance Technician, Lead

The Maintenance Department is seeking a Maintenance Technician, Lead. The Maintenance Technician, Lead is primarily located at the Westville campus with travel to other PNW locations as needed. This position will be part of a team that maintains the building envelope and all systems within. Operates the central heating and cooling plant. Duties will include general maintenance of buildings, troubleshooting of electrical, plumbing, and HVAC systems. Oversight of the energy management system and scheduling of the HVAC systems. The Lead position will also assist the Maintenance Manager in assigning work orders and prioritizing work. The Lead will also be the primary backup for the manager in their absence and provide functional supervision. Availability for emergency call outs is necessary.

Pay :
  • $25.75/hour
  • Monday - Friday, Day Shift (40 hours per week)
Duties and Responsibilities of Maintenance Technician, Lead
  • General maintenance of buildings, troubleshooting of electrical, plumbing, and HVAC systems
  • Maintain, repair and replace building system components (e.g. HVAC, electrical, plumbing, and mechanical systems.)
  • Assist in operation of the central heating and cooling plant
  • Boiler and chiller water chemical treatment program
  • Seasonal cleaning and maintenance of boilers and chillers
  • Oversight of the energy management system and scheduling of the HVAC systems
  • Assist other staff with troubleshooting and completing repairs
  • Functional supervision of maintenance staff. Work order assignments and delegation
  • Assisting with snow removal or event setup
Benefits of Maintenance Technician, Lead
  • Full benefits – Medical, Dental, Vision, Short Term Disability, Retirement, Life Insurance and more
  • Ten paid vacation days first year of employment
  • Ten paid holidays
  • University paid and matching contribution to retirement
  • University contribution to Health Savings Account –
    • Plus, a chance to earn more through participating in University Wellness Initiatives
  • Employee Wellness Programs
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Tuition remission for you, your spouse and dependent children at any Purdue campus
For more information on our excellent benefit package, please visit:

Purdue University Northwest (PNW) is a premier metropolitan university dedicated to empowering transformational change in our students and in our community. We offer two campuses serving approximately 8,800 undergraduate and graduate students. At PNW, we value academic excellence, support growth, and celebrate diversity.

PNW sits between Chicago’s skyscrapers and Lake Michigan’s sandy shores. You can have all the perks of a world-class city just a short drive away or enjoy the natural beauty of the Indiana Dunes National Park and Lake Michigan just 15 miles away.

Education of Maintenance Technician, Lead
  • High school diploma/GED
Experience of Maintenance Technician, Lead
  • 5 years of Experience in building system maintenance and repair in a commercial or institutional setting
  • Previous experience in a educational setting preferred
  • Steam boiler experience is a plus
Core Competencies of Maintenance Technician, Lead
  • Troubleshooting and repair skills in mechanical, electrical, plumbing, HVAC and controls systems
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain relationships with diverse constituencies
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills are necessary
  • Computer literacy and working knowledge of architectural plans and specifications are essential
  • Knowledge of energy management systems and work management systems
Additional Information

Professional references will be verified prior to any offer of employment. Employment is contingent upon completion of successful background check along with a motor vehicle records check if applicable.

Purdue University Northwest is an EEO/AA employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

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