The General Maintenance Technician I performs a variety of semiskilled and, some skilled work, in any of several trades such as plumbing, carpentry, wall repair, painting and electrical work in the maintenance and repair of facilities. Work may include assisting with the inspection, testing, adjustment, repair and cleaning of minor mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems. Under the direction of the Facilities Maintenance Supervisor, the General Maintenance Technician I assists and works with Maintenance Mechanics and other Facilities and Maintenance staff as needed or assigned.
About Harvey Mudd College:
Located in the heart of Claremont, California, 35 miles east of Los Angeles, Harvey Mudd College is a highly selective undergraduate liberal arts college offering degrees in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. HMC enrolls about 800 students and is a member of The Claremont Colleges, which comprises five undergraduate colleges and two graduate institutions. According to students, professors, and alumni, what makes Harvey Mudd distinctive is its collaborative, cross-disciplinary nature. The working environment is built on collaborative relationships between and among all members of the campus community and a deep commitment to the College’s mission to educate students “so that they may assume leadership in their fields with a clear understanding of the impact of their work on society.”
Summary of Job Responsibilities:
JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Respond to all assigned work orders generated by requests from students, faculty and staff. Meet daily with the Facilities & Maintenance Coordinator to prioritize, update, and close work orders. Tighten and adjust door closures, window locks, repair screens, drape cords, towel racks and shower doors. Repair minor electrical units, such as emergency lights, alarms, vacuum cleaners, exhaust fans, wall and desk lights. Replace burned out light bulbs and fluorescent fixtures. Open clogged toilets and drains and repair leaking plumbing fixtures. Report all problems which require specialty shop attention. Do minor carpentry such as installing and repairing doors, cabinets and furniture. Do minor patching, painting and water sealing of buildings. Perform other essential duties and tasks specific to the position.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES
Basic knowledge of methods used in various trades such as electrical, plumbing, painting, carpentry, and mechanical systems. Ability to properly and effectively use a variety of hand and power tools. Ability to communicate effectively in both written and oral form, and understand written and oral instructions in English. Basic knowledge of computer use for emails and ability to use or learn to use a computerized work order system. Knowledge of safe practices and procedures related to the building trades. Ability to interact well with faculty, staff and student populations. Ability to work independently and as a member of a team. Recognize limitations of time and skill to understand when to request assistance. Assist other team members with more complex repairs or projects.
Additional Information –
Ability to stand, walk, bend, climb, push, pull, stoop, twist, stretch, lift up to 50 pounds from floor to waist level without assistance, climb ladders up to 25 feet with assistance and up to 10 feet unassisted, and be able to work on feet for prolonged periods of time.
Hours: The regular hours for this position are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with a one hour lunch break. Hours may vary due to needs of the College or department. May include occasional weekends and evening/night hours. This position is in rotation for unrestricted on-call. Overtime may be required during busy periods.
Classification and Status: This is a full-time, 12 month, non-exempt, benefits-eligible position.
Uniform Requirement: Maintenance Mechanics are issued and required to wear uniforms while working.
Supervisory Responsibility: None.
Reports To: Facilities Maintenance Supervisor.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
High school graduation or equivalent and one year of job-related experience in one or more building trades, or a combination of education, experience and training that provides the knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the position’s essential functions.
PREFERRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Previous job-related experience in a private or public educational facility.
LICENSES / CERTIFICATES
Possess a valid driver’s license and a driving record acceptable to the College’s automobile insurer.
Please visit www.hmc.edu/employment to view a complete job description for this position and obtain information about how to submit an application. Information about HMC’s competitive benefits package is available at www.hmc.edu/hrbenefits.
Deadline to apply:
Position will remain open until filled.
Harvey Mudd College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants will be given consideration for employment without regard to age, race, gender, national origin, sexual orientation, protected veteran’s status, disability, or any other characteristics protected by applicable law.
The Claremont Colleges, a consortium of five undergraduate liberal arts colleges, two graduate institutions, and Claremont University Consortium, which provides shared institutional support services, is reminiscent of the Oxford-Cambridge model. The undergraduate colleges include Pomona College, Scripps College, Claremont McKenna College, Harvey Mudd College, and Pitzer College. The two graduate institutions include Claremont Graduate University and Keck Graduate Institute.