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Facility and Field Maintenance Technician, Recreation Services

University of Colorado Boulder
Boulder, Colorado, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Apr 10, 2024

Job Summary

Recreation Services at the University of Colorado Boulder encourages applications for a Facility and Field Maintenance Technician! The primary functions of this role are to provide excellent service in facility maintenance and repairs, assist with the Recreation Facility and Outdoor Field maintenance and repairs, and to take assigned work requests and use knowledge of trades work to complete the task in an efficient, cost effective, and safe manner. This role is responsible for carrying out the duties assigned using judgment and experience to decide the best course of action with minimal guidance.

The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Who We Are

The Division of Student Affairs consists of 30 departments that provide student support and services dedicated to helping students become successful, curious, competent individuals during their time at CU Boulder.

The work in Student Affairs supports all factors of the student experience, no matter what department a staff member may work in. This includes where students live, eat, make friends, build professional skills and find help if they need it. Many departments provide involvement opportunities, educational resources and support services to help students find their community and build lifelong skills. Student Affairs also has shared services departments that support the work and staff of our student-facing areas, including areas like assessment, business services, financial planning, human resources, marketing communications and information technology (IT).

With over 800 staff members in the Division of Student Affairs, our diverse team is uniquely positioned to personalize the student experience and advocate for students, enhancing their success inside and outside the classroom.

CU Boulder Recreation Services is a welcoming, valued, campus resource that promotes healthy lifestyles through high-quality, accessible, facilities and experiences. This student-fee-funded unit features a student-led CUSG Recreation Board and a diverse team of professional experts to help meet evolving recreational needs and support student engagement and success. Recreation Services oversees the LEED Platinum main campus Student Rec Center, a building with over 300,000 square feet of recreation and fitness activity space, as well as a satellite recreation center at Williams Village, outdoor basketball courts, a challenge ropes course, and eight turf and grass fields around campus. Throughout these facilities, members of the CU community can engage with a variety of programs that include ice skating, indoor rock climbing, intramural and club sports, yoga, aquatics and so much more.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

Facility Maintenance
  • Perform skilled and routine facility maintenance and repairs of building equipment, including aspects of plumbing, carpentry, and general labor duties.
  • Assist with regular inspections of facilities, equipment, and systems to identify maintenance needs, safety concerns, and potential issues.
  • Ensure compliance with safety regulations and maintain a safe working environment for yourself and others.
  • Respond to facility-related emergencies and urgent maintenance requests in a timely manner.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of preventive maintenance programs to minimize downtime and prolong the lifespan of equipment.
  • Performs maintenance and repairs of floors and walls including, patching, painting, replacing, and protecting as needed.
  • Troubleshoots, cleans, tests and performs other preventative maintenance tasks in the facility.
  • Collaborate with other departments and collaborators to address maintenance needs and ensure operational efficiency.
  • Keep up-to-date with industry trends, standard processes, and advancements in facility and field maintenance techniques.
Outdoor Facility Work
  • Perform routine maintenance and repairs of the outdoor recreation facilities.
  • Assist with lining sports fields, moving goals, tine/ groom turf fields.
  • Assist with staining and maintaining the CU Challenge Course
  • Assist in mowing and weed trimming the challenge course.
  • Assist in snow removal: around the Recreation Facility and the four synthetic sport fields.
  • Perform routine safety/risk management inspections of the outdoor spaces.
  • Remove trash from trash cans at outdoor fields.
Fitness Equipment, Pool, & Ice Rink Maintenance
  • Assistant in routine maintenance and repairs out the fitness equipment, Rec Center Pools and Ice Rink facilities.
  • Assist with repairs of the fitness equipment in the Recreation Center
  • Assist and become familiar with the operations of the Aquatics and Ice Rink
  • Assist with tasks to check the chemicals for the pools.
  • Assist with moving chemical/equipment to proper locations when needed.
Special Events/Projects
  • Collaborate and support to other areas within Student Affairs with planning, implementing, set up, tear down for special events and project.
  • Assist with support of special events when needed. Help with set up/tear down and custodial support when needed
Other Responsibilities
  • Attend and actively participate in staff meetings, in-service education sessions, and other divisional or departmental meetings.
  • Participate in other departmental or divisional initiatives, programs, and committees as required. Participate in the development of ideas and suggestions for Recreation Services and facility improvements.
  • Ensure that the Recreation Center’s facilities, equipment, and programs are meeting or exceeding the standards of the department quality by using and attending its offerings.
  • Assist with additional initiatives, assignments, and special projects as needed.
  • Coordinate and/or assist with special events and activities as necessary.
  • Engage in annual diversity and inclusion training.
  • Available to work flexible hours including some evenings and weekends.
What You Should Know
  • The schedule for this position is Tuesday - Saturday 7am - 3:30pm.
  • The work associated with this position involves strenuous movement of heavy objects and fitness equipment like treadmills, elliptical, bikes, weight benches, and free weights. This includes stooping, bending, pushing and lifting up to 75 lbs.
What We Can Offer
  • The salary range for this position is $43,000 - $48,000 annually.

The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits , including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder .

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What We Require
  • Two (2) years of semi-skilled or skilled labor experience in the field of building or facility maintenance. Appropriate education or successful completion of a formalized apprenticeship program will substitute for the required experience on a year-for-year basis.

What You Will Need
  • Ability to safely and effectively use a variety of tools.
  • Knowledge of carpentry, plumbing, painting, pool maintenance, and related tools and equipment.
  • Basic knowledge of safety protocols and regulations related to facility maintenance.
  • Strong communication skills to effectively interact with team members, contractors, and other partners.
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills to prioritize tasks and meet goals.
  • Physical stamina and the ability to lift heavy objects and perform manual labor as required.
What We Would Like You to Have
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of common methods, practices, and materials used in the maintenance and repair of commercial facilities.
  • Knowledge of swimming pool, Ice Rink and fitness equipment maintenance.
  • Current CPR/first aid certification within 6 months of hire.
Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:

  1. A current resume.
  2. Optional: A cover letter that specifically tells us how your background and experience align with the requirements, qualifications, and responsibilities of the position.

We may request references at a later time.

Please apply by April 24, 2024 for consideration.

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs .

Essential Services
This position is designated “essential/critical services.” The incumbent is required to respond to requests for work during campus emergencies (snow, wind, rain, flood and any other natural or man-made event) and report to work for regularly assigned shifts during emergency campus closures.

Posting Contact Information

Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

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