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Senior Facilities and Grounds Technician

Rocky Vista University
Montana, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Aug 31, 2023

Rocky Vista University

Rocky Vista University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not discriminate against an employee or applicant based upon race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability, or veteran status. Rocky Vista University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Location: US-MT-Billings
Category: Installation, Maintenance, and Repair
Type: Full-Time

Location, Job Title, Benefits

Rocky Vista University in Billings, MT has an opening for a

Senior Facilities and Grounds Technician (Full-Time)

To be considered for this position applicants should submit a resume/cover letter and salary requirements.


A $1,000 bonus after 90 days. RVU's full compensation structure provides a minimum to a maximum range. The salary of the finalist(s) selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to skill, knowledge, experience, education, and credentials.


RVU offers a full benefits package that includes Health, Dental and Vision insurance, along with 2 weeks (minimum) accrued paid vacation days per year, 12 accrued sick days per year, personal days, 13 ½ paid holidays and 401(K) match up to 7% based on employee's contribution.

Commitment to Inclusive Excellence: We are Rocky Vista University (RVU), a diverse, equitable, and inclusive healthcare education university that recognizes, values, and respects the commonalities and differences reflected in our students, staff, faculty, and alumni. We strive to be compassionate healthcare educators and practitioners who embrace and champion diversity, equity, and inclusion.

RVU is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

Primary Purpose

The Facilities & Grounds Sr. Technician, under the general direction of the Manager of Facilities & Grounds, is responsible for the planning, coordination, oversight, operation and maintenance of RVU's Facilities & Grounds on the Rocky Vista University Montana Campus. This position will work closely with and provide support for the Manager of Facilities & Grounds. The Sr. Technician will provide necessary mentoring and training to the Technicians in the department. The Sr. Technician will perform maintenance work on the building, equipment, and the premises of the Campus. This position requires documenting assigned work tasks and taking part in scheduling and performing maintenance activities. The workload will include maintenance, special event logistics, and requests from other departments. Workload prioritization is essential. In case there is a need for specialized labor, the Sr. Technician will work with the Manager of Facilities and Grounds to procure an appropriate Contractor. The Sr. Technician will supervise hired Contractors while on site, ensuring the accuracy and quality of the scope of work, while also ensuring all safety standards are met.

Essential Job Functions

  • Performs scheduled and unscheduled maintenance on all Facilities & Grounds equipment as needed.
  • Performs preventive maintenance on all Facilities & Grounds equipment as needed.
  • Assists in identifying and maintaining critical spares and consumables inventory.
  • Works with Contractors, Vendors, Staff and Faculty to support all Facilities & Grounds.
  • Assists to coordinate the overall planning and decision-making for maintaining the safety, utility and appearance of RVU.
  • Keeps records of inspections, service, repairs and maintenance of all safety systems within RVU, ensuring all Federal, State, and Local compliance is met.
  • Assists in creating a schedule or timetable of work to be performed in the facility.
  • Makes recommendations for improvements associated with the Contracted staff.
  • Assists in overseeing the work of outside Contractors and Vendors, like HVAC, Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing, Janitorial, Landscaping, etc.
  • Monitors and maintains the HVAC Building Management System. (BMS)
  • Submits requests to the Manager of Facilities & Grounds for deferred maintenance projects.
  • Assists the Manager and all Technicians in developing and maintaining a plan for 24-7 coverage relating to building usage, janitorial, grounds, maintenance, safety and emergencies.
  • Ensures operation, and upkeep of all vehicles and equipment owned by RVU.
  • Assists all Technicians in the usage of facilities by RVU personnel/groups and organizations within the University. (set-ups, teardowns, and clean-up)
  • Oversees landscaping issues and projects.
  • Help build a culture that respects, values, and promotes diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Marginal Job Functions

  • Assist administration, faculty and staff in special projects as needed.
  • Continue education programs through electrical vendors, keeping RVU up to code standards related to electrical needs currently and in the future.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Solid understanding of Facilities equipment and Grounds, including Snow Removal.
  • Demonstrated commitment to valuing equity, diversity and contributing to an inclusive working and learning environment.
  • Ability to read and interpret construction blueprints, engineering drawings, manuals, and interpret specifications.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft office applications (Outlook, Word, Excel,)
  • Strong organizational skills demonstrating the ability to organize and prioritize workload, develop processes, and follow through on assignments.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to communicate effectively with others, inside and outside of RVU.
  • Demonstrates a professional demeanor.
  • Ability to work with confidential material.
  • Ability to operate with a high level of attention to detail and discretion.
  • Ability to multi-task effectively and efficiently.
  • Ability to troubleshoot and solve problems quickly.
  • Ability to work effectively as a high-energy team player within a team-based environment.
  • Demonstrates effective time management skills and ability to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Ability to perform physically demanding tasks throughout the workday INCLUDING: Ability to lift and carry 50 lbs; climb 25-foot ladder; and work in all weather conditions.

Minimum Qualifications

  • 3-5 years of Facilities Maintenance experience, or equivalent industry experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • Associate's Degree or some college
  • Certified or experienced in multiple Trades, like HVAC, Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing, Carpentry, Drywall & Paint, Landscaping, or Structural.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Project or other Project Management Software.

Final applicant will be required to pass background check and drug screening.

Qualified applicants will be contacted. There may be an additional video interview for you to complete. Please watch your email including spam and promotions folder.

Rocky Vista University is in full compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and does not discriminate with regard to applicants or employees with disabilities, and will make reasonable accommodation when necessary. The following are essential abilities and physical requirements for all positions at the University.

  • Ability to orally communicate effectively with others;
  • Ability to communicate effectively in writing, using the English language;
  • Ability to work cooperatively with colleagues and supervisory staffs at all levels;
  • May be exposed to short, intermittent, and/or prolonged periods of sitting and/or standing in performance of job duties;
  • May be required to accomplish job duties using various types of equipment/supplies to include, but not limited to, pens, pencils, calculators, computer keyboards, telephone, etc.;
  • May be required to transport oneself to other campus offices, conference rooms, and on occasion, to off-campus sites to attend meetings, conferences, workshops, seminars, etc.
  • Ability to lift and carry 50 lbs; climb 25-foot ladder; and work in all weather conditions.
  • Physical Demands:
    • Standing - Constantly
    • Walking - Constantly
    • Sitting - Rarely
    • Lifting - Constantly
    • Carrying - Constantly
    • Pushing - Constantly
    • Pulling - Constantly
    • Climbing - Constantly
    • Balancing - Constantly
    • Stooping - Constantly
    • Kneeling - Constantly
    • Crouching - Constantly
    • Crawling - Constantly
    • Reaching - Constantly
    • Handling - Constantly
    • Grasping - Constantly
    • Feeling - Constantly
    • Talking - Constantly
    • Hearing - Frequently
    • Repetitive Motions - Constantly
    • Eye/Hand/Foot Coordination - Constantly
  • Working Conditions:
    • Extreme cold - Occasionally
    • Extreme heat - Occasionally
    • Humidity - Occasionally
    • Wet - Occasionally
    • Noise - Frequently
    • Hazards - Constantly
    • Temperature Change - Frequently
    • Atmospheric Conditions - Occasionally
    • Vibration - Frequently


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