Maintenance Technician

William Peace University

Raleigh, NC

ID: 7057289
Posted: May 14, 2019

Job Description

University Information:
William Peace University is a nationally-ranked, award-winning institution located in one of the best cities in the United States in downtown Raleigh, NC. WPU provides a culture that values diversity, fosters an energized team environment, builds on our strengths, promotes creativity and innovation, and encourages inclusiveness, respect, and open communication by leading with our actions. Our mission is to prepare our students for careers in the organizations of tomorrow. The ideal candidate will have the ability to embrace the five core values, mission, and vision of William Peace University. Join our team and see why William Peace University was voted one of the Triangle’s Best Places to Work in 2017! Follow your passion and make an impact at WPU.

Department: Buildings and Grounds
Purpose of Department:
The mission of the department of Building and Grounds at William Peace University is to create and support a well-maintained campus infrastructure and to provide the highest quality service in a responsive and efficient manner to all our students, staff, faculty and visitors.

Summary of Position:
The Maintenance Technician performs preventative maintenance and journeyman-level repair of University facilities from multiple trade areas including: electrical, plumbing, HVAC, drywall, painting, and carpentry. The Maintenance Technician also performs basic vehicle maintenance and grounds-keeping work as needed to ensure that university vehicles and grounds are maintained appropriately. Reporting to the Associate Vice President (AVP) for Facilities, the Maintenance Technician functions independently performing tasks received through an online work order system and from direction given by the AVP. The Maintenance Technician collaborates with the AVP, vendors, and contractors as required on complex and unusual maintenance requests and problems.

Essential duties and responsibilities:
~ Respond to work order requests in professional and timely manner documenting work activities and resolutions to issues.
~ Determine appropriate repairs and solutions based on the details provided in the work order and through communication with the reporting party, supervisor, etc.
~ Identify the cause of a problem, determine materials, tools needed and methods of best corrective action needed to prevent recurrence. The technician is expected to carry repair procedures independently.
~ Participate in project planning and completion discussions.
~ Install, maintain, alter, or repair plumbing, HVAC, and electrical fixtures.
~ Carpentry requirements include the ability to understand design tools (drawings), use of tools/equipment and complete as designed for the project.
~ Repair/replace small motors and pumps. Install /relace electrical fixtures and components.
~ Prep walls and surfaces for interior and exterior painting. Paint surfaces using brushes, rollers and spray methods.
~ Install and change out fixtures; clear lines, run lines as related to plumbing issues.
~ Perform basic maintenance on vehicles, golf carts and yard equipment. Maintain maintenance schedule and ensure that preventative maintenance is performed by outside vendors in timely fashion.
~ Assist grounds technicians when needed. This may include seeding; mowing; installing plants; trimming; edging; performing general care of grass and flower beds; maintaining paths, roads, and parking lots; and participating in the removal of dirt, rubbish, snow, leaves, and refuse.
~ Use hand and power tools to complete assigned tasks.
~ Perform other duties as assigned.

This position is considered mandatory/essential and will be required on campus under all conditions of the Adverse Weather and Emergency Closing policies.



 

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