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Maintenance Repair Worker I

Willamette University
Oregon, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Jan 26, 2024

Maintenance Repair Worker I

Posting Number: R0005545
Location: Salem Campus

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Position Summary:
Responsible for the performance of manual and semi-skilled work related to the maintenance of buildings. Repairs are generally of limited difficulty and involve the application of skills at less than the journeyman level, but also may involve work at times related to journeyman level. This is the first level of a two-level series. At this level, employees are performing tasks under the guidance of a skilled tradesperson or supervisor. As employees in this class increase their proficiency, they may perform routine, minor repairs and other tasks independently.
  • Practices and encourages Facilities workplace expectations.

  • Makes miscellaneous minor repairs and adjustments to various building elements, furnishings, and equipment as directed.

  • Performs preventative maintenance tasks such as changing filters, cleaning and lubrication of operating equipment, belt changing and alignment.

  • Operates and makes simple repairs to power tools related to the trade.

  • Performs minor carpentry and painting.

  • Repairs and maintains plumbing as directed.

  • Performs minor roof patching and repair.

  • May assist in maintaining water testing and treatment of swimming pools and fountains.

  • Fills in on weekends and holidays when required.

  • Subject to after hour's callback for emergencies.

  • Assists other team members as needed.

  • Performs other maintenance related duties as assigned.

  • Any combination of education, experience and training that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the duties of this position. High school diploma or GED desired.
  • Minimum of two years' experience as a Maintenance Repair Worker involving semi-skilled work related to the maintenance and repair of buildings and related equipment required.
  • Basic computer skills such as typing, email, ability to fill out service request forms online required.

  • Have the knowledge and training in the safety hazards and precautions associated with this position and other building maintenance functions. Estimate time and materials. Communicate both orally and in written English. Must have knowledge of and be able to use the appropriate PPE (Personal protective equipment) as needed.
  • Must have the ability to effectively interact with a variety of people in a manner that emphasizes strong customer service and portrays the University's programs, personnel and philosophies in a positive manner.
  • Must have the ability to work independently as well as establish and maintain harmonious relations with other staff, faculty and students.
  • Organize and update computerized logs.


  • Routinely and safely lifts up to 50 pounds.
  • Work while walking and standing for prolonged periods of time and while exposed to dirt, dust, infectious waste, obnoxious odors, and inclement weather;
  • Climb ladders and work in confined spaces;

Salary: $19.34 per hour

All University positions require that candidates submit to a criminal conviction record check prior to hire. Conviction does not automatically preclude candidates from being hired. Nature of conviction will be considered relative to the duties of the position.

You will need to upload the following two documents as part of your application materials in the "My Experience" section labeled Resume:
  • Cover
  • Resume

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and continue until the position is filled.

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Reasonable Accommodations Statement
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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