This position performs work under the direction of department management. Primary expertise shall include maintenance and repair related to all aspects of campus facilities and areas. This position also requires basic experience regarding HVAC, electrical, and plumbing systems. This position should be proficient in a variety of basic skills/trades including: carpentry, tile setting, drywall and plaster repair, window and door installation and repair, welding and brazing. This position ensures that buildings are maintained in proper operating condition.
Maintenance coverage is 24/7 – 365 days/year and overtime may be necessary to accomplish work assignments and/or shift coverage. Vacations (PTO) approval may be limited during peak activity periods. This position may be required to work as scheduled during University closings.
Consistently makes proper decisions and ensures that work is performed in accordance with project expectations / guidelines and that work is completed with a high degree of efficiency. Performs inspections (rounds) and general maintenance on all mechanical equipment such as: heating equipment, ventilation units, air conditioning units, electrical equipment, and similar facility/campus systems. Knowledge and experience regarding essential tools, equipment, vehicles, materials, proper work methods and hazards of the trade. Such tools/equipment may include, but are not limited to: power saws, sanders, drills, light and heavy trucks and various hand tools. Performs a variety of maintenance and mechanical work including equipment troubleshooting, installations, adjustment, repairs and ongoing maintenance. Such work may include, but is not limited to: carpentry, painting, plumbing, basic electrical, general mechanical and similar functions. Repairs and maintains faucets, drinking fountains, water and gas valves, restroom fixtures/plumbing, water supply lines, drain lines, and similar plumbing systems. Completes small scale construction, basic installations, maintenance and repairs of furniture, cabinets, counters, walls, ceiling systems, windows and doors. Installs, maintains and repairs various flooring systems such as carpet, tile, linoleum and wood. Completes basic electrical work including inspection, installation and maintenance of University lighting systems. Prepares surfaces to be painted by use of power cleaning equipment, chemicals, scrapers, sandpaper, sanding machines and any other methods. Determines specific types and amounts of materials to be used. Paints interior and exterior surfaces such as walls, building equipment, furniture, crosswalks, directional arrows, curbs and strips in roads, parking lots and athletic fields. Repairs cracks and potholes in roads. Repairs and/or installs new signs and sign posts in parking lots/roads. Maintains railings and similar aspects of campus grounds. Hangs and install doors, closures and windows; install drywall and wood paneling; hangs interior and exterior finishes, working boards, art and University signs/displays. Maintains and repairs roofing systems, rain gutters, drains and other components of the building. Maintains physical conditions appropriate to the performance of assigned duties and responsibilities. Maintains and completes accurate maintenance records and/or logs related to all work activities. Operates office equipment including computers and supporting programs and applications. Receives and unloads delivery trucks. Performs snow removal work by using hand tools to remove snow and ice from steps, walks and ramps. Ability to operate equipment such as salt spreaders, skid steers, tractors and trucks to remove snow and ice from walks, ramps, roads and parking lots. Attends seminars, conferences, and training sessions related to craft, and must be able to demonstrate and utilize the knowledge gained through this training. Maintains a functional awareness of typical hazards of the workplace as well as special hazards that may be encountered; follows established procedures for dealing with such potential hazards, promptly reporting all accidents or injuries to supervisor. Responds to emergency calls from all campus locations. Will drive on behalf of the university. Performs related work and other duties as assigned.
High school diploma or GED required, supplemented by training in plumbing, electrical, and HVAC trades. Training in skilled mechanical maintenance and repair or related field required.
Minimum of three years’ work experience in a building maintenance environment, performing a full range of skilled mechanical maintenance and repair work is required.
Must be mechanically inclined.
Must have the ability to receive work orders and follow orders verbally or in writing.
Must have the ability to work without direct supervision.
Must have the ability to work well with co-workers.
Must be able to work from blueprints, shop drawings, sketches, technical manuals, or verbal instruction.
Must be able to complete work and operate maintenance equipment in a safe and effective manner.
Must be able to work outside in all types of weather conditions, in unpleasant areas.
Must be able to clean spills of various substances such as body fluids or chemical substances.
Must be able to maintain an acceptable record of attendance, punctuality and meeting deadlines. Must be able to work any shift, at any campus location.
Must be able to work overtime, limit PTO (paid time off) during peak activity periods and work as scheduled during University closings when needed.
Must adhere to all University and departmental policies, procedures, and safety regulations.
Must have a valid driver’s license, as well as the ability to drive vehicles with standard transmissions.
This position description is intended to convey information essential to understanding the scope of the job and the general nature and level of work performed by the employee holding this job. This position description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of qualifications, skills, efforts, duties, responsibilities or working conditions associated with the position. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
In performance of their respective tasks and duties, all employees are expected to conform with the University’s Policy of Ethical Practice and the following: perform quality work within deadlines with/without direct supervision; interact professionally with other employees, students, customers and suppliers; work effectively as a team contributor; and work independently while understanding the necessity for communicating/coordinating work efforts with other employees and organizations.
Robert Morris University is committed to increasing diversity in our community and actively pursues individuals from all backgrounds. Additionally, RMU complies with all applicable federal, state and local laws and provides equal opportunity in all educational programs and activities, admission of students and conditions of employment for all qualified individuals regardless of race, color, sex, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, or national origin. EOE
About Robert Morris University
Approximately 5,200 undergraduate and graduate students from 42 states and 32 nations are enrolled at Robert Morris University, which is located in Moon Township approximately 20 minutes from downtown Pittsburgh.
Robert Morris University offers 60 undergraduate degree programs and 20 graduate degree programs in five academic schools: the School of Business, the School of Communications and Information Systems, the School of Education and Social Science, the School of Engineering, Mathematics and Science, and the School of Nursing and Health Sciences.
RMU’s mission is to change our students’ lives so that they can go out and change the lives of others for the better. We do this through professional experiences, service learning, global experiences, undergraduate research, campus leadership, and cultural experiences. These activities are documented on RMU’s unique Student Engagement Transcript.
More than 100 clubs and organizations help students to develop leadership skills, network professionally and meet friends. Student organizations include varsity, club and intramural sports, sororities, fraternities and student government. RMU has 23 NCAA Division I athletic programs,... including football, men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s hockey, and men's and women's lacrosse.
The university has 571 employees, which includes 200 full-time faculty members.