TITLE Maintenance Technician II
CLASSIFICATION NUMBER 8730
IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR Maintenance Supervisor
The Maintenance Technician II performs skilled work in the installation, operation, maintenance, modification, service and repair of mechanical, electrical, heating, ventilation and air conditioning, plumbing and structural systems; monitors the performance of heating, cooling, and related systems by interpreting the energy management system alarms and temperature and pressure differentials, troubleshoots problems, and makes adjustments, when necessary. This position also performs routine carpentry work using hand and power tools and precision measuring and testing devices to repair or remodel existing structures according to work orders or verbal instructions.
MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE QUALIFICATIONS
Education: A high school diploma or the equivalent and completion of a maintenance vocational/technical school and more than one and up to two years (more than 30 but less than 60 credit hours) of college in specific and/or specialized courses or equivalent vocational training or certification is required. An equivalent combination of experience and education may be considered for substitution of educational requirements.
Experience: At least two years of successful experience in one of the mechanical trades is required.
Skills: Requires general mechanical ability which includes skills in the use of electrical test equipment, and small hand and power tools, mechanical equipment and materials applicable to the mechanical trades. Ability to interpret wiring diagrams, blueprints, and schematics is required. Computer literacy using Microsoft or a trade related software /program or related mobile device is required. The ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds is required.
Effort: Must be able to lift and transport materials and equipment weighing up to 50 pounds on a frequent basis; prolonged standing and frequent bending, stooping, and reaching on a daily basis; and working in confined spaces. Requires a full range of physical motion in order to operate manual and electrically-powered tools and electrical test equipment, to move throughout campus, including climbing stairs in all University buildings, and to work at heights. Work is performed indoors and out-of-doors, occasionally in environments that are dusty, noisy, or which could have work hazards. Some positions in this job classification (job title) are designated as essential employees who must report to work as scheduled when University offices are closed due to severe weather; the supervisor will communicate whether the particular position is considered essential and under what situations. Will be required to respond to after-hours emergencies and mandatory overtime.
License: A valid driver’s license is required.
Other: Scope of the position requires exposure to and use of chemicals, solvents, cleaners, and lubricants common to mechanical work that may be hazardous and/or cause injury if specific instructions regarding their mixture, use, and disposal/storage are not properly followed.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Performs skilled mechanical maintenance work in the installation, operation, maintenance, modification, service and repair of electrical, heating, ventilation and air conditioning, plumbing and refrigeration control systems by inspecting and testing elements of those systems to locate and diagnose faults and malfunctions, monitoring the performance of heating, cooling, and related systems by interpreting the energy management system alarms and temperature and pressure differentials, troubleshooting problems, and making adjustments and/or performing required repairs using hand and power tools and precision measuring and testing devices, and providing an estimate of repair (and/or replacement) costs beyond the capability to perform.
2. Assures the proper operation of a wide variety of mechanical machines and devices including pumps, engines, motors, conveyors, compressors, and laboratory equipment by observing mechanical machines in operation and listening to them to locate the source of malfunctions, lubricating and cleaning mechanical machines, dismantling the machines in order to repair or replace inoperative parts such as belts, fans, motors, and pumps, and adjusting the machines to prescribed operating standards or performance rates.
3. Repairs existing structures according to work orders or verbal instructions by inspecting the work site to determine the materials, equipment, tool requirements, and method to be used; developing a plan or lay out for the project or following a blueprint, sketch or schematic; assembling, fabricating or building and installing materials, equipment, or fixtures as required by the scope of work.
4. Performs basic plumbing work by repairing existing plumbing and pipe lines, replacing washers in valves, installing plumbing fixtures, such as sinks, toilets, water heaters, and connecting them to outlet and inlet pipes by fitting with gaskets, couplings, traps, and valves, and soldering connections to seal joints, and opening clogged drains and stopped-up toilets.
5. Performs basic electrical work by replacing faulty switches, sockets, plugs, fuses, breakers, insulators and other simple elements of electrical systems, fixtures and equipment, installing new conduit, wiring, and electrical machinery, inspecting and testing electrical lighting, power circuits, and equipment, and maintains and repairs existing electrical wiring, equipment, and installations, and providing an estimate of repair (and/or replacement) costs beyond the capability to perform.
6. Assists with documenting the cost of repairs by ensuring labor hours are charged appropriately on the mobile device using the CMMS app. and providing periodic status reports to the designated supervisor regarding the status of work projects, material consumed, and man-hours used. Additionally, ensures communication with customers regarding status of work orders.
7. Minimizes institutional liability regarding the University's compliance with federal regulations by complying with policies, laws and regulations governing environmental protection, safety, hazardous waste disposal and the use of chemical substances and materials.
8. Practices preventive maintenance in maintaining electronic test equipment and mechanical tools by performing spot checks of equipment to determine their working condition, oiling moving parts, cleaning and servicing tools and equipment as directed or specified in the operator's manual, and returning damaged tools and equipment for repair or replacement.
9. Contributes to an accident-free work environment by complying with operator's instructions for the use of power tools, wearing protective gear such as goggles, hearing protectors, back supports, and work gloves, reporting incidents of unsafe work activity to supervisors, and following standard safety precautions during work.
10. Focuses on customer needs and customer satisfaction, projects and positive customer service environment to both internal and external customers, and promotes and encourages an attitude of exemplary customer service and high integrity to all of the staff within Facilities Management.
11. Remains competent and current through self-directed professional reading, developing professional contacts with colleagues, and attending professional development courses, training meetings, and other courses as assigned.
12. Contributes to a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and development of skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds.
13. Contributes to the overall success of the Facilities Maintenance Department by performing other essential duties and responsibilities as assigned.
The Maintenance Technician II is supervised by the Maintenance Supervisor and may occasionally instruct or direct others who are assisting in maintenance work.
OFFICE OF HUMAN RESOURCES
REVISED JULY 2022