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Maintenance Mechanic - Harris Early Learning Center

Auburn University
Alabama, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
May 2, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Professional Fields, Vocational & Technical Fields, Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Facilities Management & Physical Plant
Employment Type
Full Time
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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

One year

Job Summary

The Harris Early Learning Center seeks candidates for a Maintenance Mechanic 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 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

1. Performs inspections and routine maintenance, troubleshoots and repairs various building environmental systems and associated systems; including heating, cooling and ventilation systems.

2. 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.

3. 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.
4. 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.

5. 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.

6. 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.

7. 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.

8. This position includes the above mentioned tasks, but is not limited to them. Additional related tasks could be requested as different situations arise.

Minimum Education and Experience

Education Level

High school diploma or equivalent

Field of Study

Years of Experience


Area of Experience

General building maintenance, basic electrical repair, basic plumbing repair, basic carpentry, and/or general trades. A degree may substitute for years of experience.

Requirements for Additional Job Levels

Alternate Minimum Education and Experience (If available)

Education Level

Field of Study

Years of Experience

When a candidate has the required education, but lacks the required experience, they may normally apply additional appropriate education toward the experience requirement, at a rate of one (1) year relevant education per year of required experience.

Area of Experience

Requirements for Additional Job Levels

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.

Minimum Technology Skills

Minimum License and Certifications

Valid Driver’s License

Desired Qualifications

Desired Qualifications

Posting Detail Information

Salary Range

$31,300 - $52,100

Job Category

Building/Grounds Maintenance

Working Hours if Non-Traditional

City position is located in:


State position is located:


List any hazardous conditions or physical demands required by this position

Posting Date


Closing Date

EEO Statement

A commitment to an inclusive and diverse campus environment is required.

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.

Special Instructions to Applicants

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

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a high school diploma or equivalent?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have 3 years of experience in general building maintenance, basic electrical repair, basic plumbing repair, basic carpentry, general trades, OR have a degree to use in lieu of years of experience?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you have a valid driver's license or the ability to obtain one prior to selection?
    • Yes
    • No

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