Maintains, installs, and repairs plumbing and electrical equipment; performs carpentry, masonry, and painting functions; maintains buildings and grounds, following established guidelines and procedures. Reports to Building and Grounds Supervisor/Superintendent or other designated supervisor.
Additional Basic Function – if applicable:
Examples of Duties:
Duties/essential functions may include, but not be limited to, the following:
Maintains, installs, repairs, and replaces plumbing equipment (e.g., water and steam lines, trap fittings, plumbing fixtures, regulators, valves, faucets, toilets, sinks, drinking fountains, etc.).
Maintains, installs, troubleshoots, repairs, and replaces electrical equipment (e.g., light fixtures, electrical outlets, switches, motors, electrical circuits, etc.); may install wiring and cable for audio, video, and electrical systems.
Maintains, installs, repairs, alters, and replaces doors, windows, walls, steps, floors, paneling, stairways, chalkboards, furniture, etc.; replaces bricks, blocks and tile; installs security devices and locks.
Performs exterior grounds keeping duties (e.g., cuts grass; cleans sidewalks; removes snow and ice from walkways, driveways, and parking lots).
Paints fixtures, rooms, buildings, signs and equipment; patches plaster and prepares surfaces for painting.
Performs preventative maintenance and minor repairs on grounds keeping equipment (e.g., tractors, snow plows, mowing equipment, etc.).
Sets up equipment and furniture for Kent State University events; receives shipments; loads and unloads trucks; moves furniture; may order custodial and maintenance supplies and maintain inventory.
May assist other skilled trades persons and drive vehicle to pick up and deliver personnel and materials.
May train and direct student or temporary employees; may participate in training new employees.
Performs related duties as required.
Additional Examples of Duties – if applicable:
A minimum of two years experience in building and maintenance repair (e.g., electrical, plumbing, carpentry, painting, etc.) or equivalent combination of education and experience which provides comparable knowledge, skills, and abilities.
Valid Ohio driver's license, if required by position.
Electrical wiring, plumbing, carpentry, painting, etc. Safety practices
Use of hand and power tools Operation of related equipment (e.g., tractors, snow plows, mowing equipment, fork lift, etc.)
Demonstrate mechanical aptitude to include skill in building and equipment maintenance and repair. Diagnose problems and determine appropriate action Interpret and apply blueprints and schematic diagrams Demonstrate physical dexterity and lift 100 pounds Work in high places, tunnels, and crawl spaces Read (e.g., work orders, repair manuals), write (e.g., materials requests), and accurately follow oral, written, and graphic instructions Perform basic mathematics (e.g., add, subtract, multiply, and divide whole numbers, fractions, and decimals, and to calculate percentages)
Preferred Qualifications – if applicable:
Asterisk (*) indicates knowledge, skills, abilities which require assessments
Working Conditions / Physical Requirements:
Exposed to dirt, odors, moisture/wetness, variable temperatures and weather conditions, loud equipment noise, potentially dangerous equipment (e.g., hand and power tools), light chemical substances (e.g., cleaning solutions), electricity and occasional high voltage; requires considerable physical exertion to include frequent lifting of 75 pounds (e.g., to unload trucks, asphalt/concrete bags, refuse containers), occasional lifting up to 100 pounds, climbing ladders, and assuming awkward positions for extended periods of time; may work varied hours and shifts to include evenings, weekends, and holidays; may require on- and off-campus travel.
Schedule to be determined.
Must pass a security check.
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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The intent of this description is to illustrate the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and should not be interpreted to describe all the specific duties and responsibilities that may be required in any particular position. Directly related experience/education beyond the minimum stated may be substituted where appropriate at the discretion of the Appointing Authority. Kent State University reserves the right to revise or change job duties, job hours, and responsibilities.
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About Kent State University
Kent State University's eight-campus system, among the largest regional systems in the country, serves both the development of a true living/learning approach at the Kent Campus and the regional needs on seven other campuses throughout Northeast Ohio.The Kent Campus provides the resources and facilities of a large, diverse Ohio university, while the Regional Campuses – Kent State University at Ashtabula, Kent State University at East Liverpool, Kent State University at Geauga, Kent State University at Salem, Kent State University at Stark, Kent State University at Trumbull and Kent State University at Tuscarawas - offer the friendly, casual atmosphere of small liberal arts colleges. Today, Kent State has become an engine for economic, cultural and workforce development locally and internationally as one of the premiere Ohio universities. Kent State is ranked among the nation's 77 public research universities demonstrating high-research activity by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The Liquid Crystal Institute, for example, conducts research that translates into technologies used globally in laptops, calculators and flat screen televisions.