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Maintenance Mechanic (Harris Early Learning Center)

Auburn University
Alabama, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Sep 25, 2023

Position Details

Position Information

Requisition Number

Home Org Name
Harris Early Learning Ctr Operating

Division Name
College of Human Sciences

Position Title
Maintenance Mechanic (Harris Early Learning Center)

Job Class Code

Appointment Status

Part-time FTE

Limited Term

Limited Term Length
1 year

Job Summary

The Harris Early Learning Center seeks candidates for a Maintenance Mechanic II position to maintain facilities and grounds. The Harris Early Learning Center ( HELC ), managed by Auburn University, is a National Association for the Education of Young Children ( NAEYC ) accredited preschool facility for children ranging in age from six weeks to five years.

This position is a 1-year limited-term position. Continued employment is contingent upon the availability of funding and satisfactory performance.

Working for Auburn: 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. Employees enjoy competitive benefits that include top-notch health insurance, generous retirement plans, tuition assistance for employees and dependents, flexible spending accounts and more!
Learn more about Auburn’s impact, generous employee benefits, and thriving community by visiting .

Our Commitment: Auburn University is committed to a diverse and inclusive environment. Visit to learn more about our commitment to expanding equity and inclusion for all.

This position is located in Birmingham, AL.

Essential Functions
  • Performs inspections and routine maintenance, troubleshoots and repairs various building environmental systems and associated systems; including heating, cooling and ventilation systems.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Maintains indoor and outdoor surfaces to include roof and playgrounds. 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.
  • Coordinates with Auburn University Facilities Management and third-party contractors to schedule repairs and maintenance needs. 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.
  • Enters occupied and unoccupied facilities to include, but not limited to, personal offices, academic and administrative buildings. Personal interaction between University students, faculty, staff, and HELC students and families both during and after normal working hours is required.
  • This position includes the above mentioned tasks, but is not limited to them. Additional related tasks could be requested as different situations arise.
Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications

Education: High School Diploma or equivalent.

Experience: (3 years) Journeyman level knowledge and experience in building maintenance, electrical repair, plumbing repair, carpentry, and/or trades.

Certification or Licensure Requirements:
Valid Driver’s License.

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. Ability to read, write, and perform basic math skills. The ability to correctly and safely use common hand and power tools.

Minimum Technology Skills

Minimum License and Certifications

Valid Driver’s License.
Additional certifications may be required for Level II or Level III, based on department need.

Desired Qualifications

Desired Qualifications

Posting Detail Information

Salary Range
$38,200 - $57,300

Job Category
Building/Grounds Maintenance

Working Hours if Non-Traditional

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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.

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

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  1. * Please select how you first became aware of this opportunity. Your response helps us determine how we can more effectively reach our candidates.
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  2. * Please select the answer that best describes your current employment relationship with Auburn University:
    • Current full-time Auburn or AUM employee within probationary period
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  3. * Do you have a High School Diploma or equivalent?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Do you have at least 3 years of experience in building maintenance, electrical repair, plumbing repair, carpentry, and/or trades OR a Degree to use in lieu of some years of experience?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Do you have a valid Drivers License?
    • Yes
    • No

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