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Maintenance Technician, Day Shift

Purdue University Northwest
Indiana, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Aug 16, 2023

Overview of Maintenance Technician, Day Shift

The Maintenance Department at Purdue University Northwest, Westville Campus is seeking a Maintenance Technician for the 1st shift. Under functional supervision the Maintenance Technician will perform semi-skilled building maintenance work while completing service requests, working on minor projects, and when making repairs. Must be able to travel to other PNW locations as needed.

Pay: $18.00/hour

  • Monday through Friday from 7:00AM – 3:30PM
  • May work periodic overtime
Duties and Responsibilities of Maintenance Technician, Day Shift
  • Orders and picks up needed materials and supplies to perform work
  • Works, as required, and supports the following functions: mechanical, plumbing, HVAC, carpentry, electrical, roofing grounds, and building services
  • Coordinates, documents, and performs preventative maintenance activities and informs immediate supervisor of necessary additions/deletions to facilities documentation
  • Utilizes technology to complete work orders and communicate
  • Perform other related duties as requested by a supervisor
  • Practices and encourages a "Safety First" attitude by using safe work practices when performing all duties and responsibilities
Benefits of Maintenance Technician, Day Shift
  • 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, Day Shift
  • High school diploma/GED
Experience of Maintenance Technician, Day Shift
  • 2 years of experience in basic building repairs
Core Competencies of Maintenance Technician, Day Shift
  • Demonstrated ability to plan and prioritize tasks in a self-directed work environment and maintain high levels of productivity while under functional supervision, with limited independent skilled work performed on building systems
  • Demonstrated strong customer service and problem solving orientation; seeks to solve problems with a sense of urgency
  • Possession of strong mechanical aptitude
  • Communicate effectively in both oral and written form
  • Maintain work logs
  • Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work assignments
  • Ability to handle any and all power tools, ladders, and other necessary power equipment as required
  • Must have knowledge of standard practices and tools used in the maintenance and repair of building facilities
  • Safety practices and procedures related to the building trades
  • Basic math to add subtract multiply and divide
  • Basic computer skills; ability to navigate a database
  • Valid driver's license with good driving record (as determined by WL Risk Management via Motor Vehicle Records check)
  • Majority of work includes walking and standing with very little sitting; climbing stairs and ladders up to 10ft high also included in work day
  • Must be able to lift, push pull and carry up to 50lbs frequently and up to 60lbs occasionally
  • May be subject to call back to the University for emergency purposes
  • Must work overtime as needed
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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