The George Mason University, Office of the Provost, Smithsonian-Mason School of Conservation (SMSC)—located at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI) in Front Royal, Va.—seeks a full-time Trades Technician. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment.
This is the front-line facility position for the academic, housing and dining facilities of SMSC. Responsibilities include: independently performing minor repairs and trouble-shooting facility issues involving carpentry, plumbing and other general maintenance; grounds maintenance, including mowing and weeding; light snow removal; setup, breakdown, and general support for event services. There is potential for alternate shifts between 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. with frequent weekends, evenings and on-call shifts.
High school diploma or equivalent;
Five or more years of experience in general building and complex maintenance, including basic mechanical and electrical principles and the use of hand and power tools;
Must have the ability to resolve routine to complex issues, prioritize work orders, and inform management of potential issues;
General working knowledge of building mechanical systems, operating systems, elevator systems and alarm systems;
Must be able to safely and independently move up to 75 pounds;
Working knowledge of office practices;
Valid driver's license;
Ability to work in inclement weather;
Must possess general computer skills (e-mail, Web browser, etc.);
This position requires the physical ability to lift and move heavy equipment and furniture;
Excellent customer service skills;
Must demonstrate initiative, flexibility and resourcefulness in handling maintenance issues as they arise;
Ability to work in a team environment and be able to communicate effectively and in a timely manner; and
Position requires successful completion of standard and special agency federal background check.
Technical training, trade certification, or an associate's degree; and
Experience in general building maintenance within a college or school environment preferred.
Salary: Commensurate with education and experience.
Criminal Background Check: Standard Background Check
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Special Instructions to Applicants:
For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number 02610z at http://jobs.gmu.edu/; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information.
George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.
George Mason University is Virginia's largest public university located in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. With strong undergraduate and graduate degree programs in engineering, information technology, public policy, economics, visual and performing arts, life sciences and biotechnology, Mason prepares its alumni to succeed in the workforce and meet the needs of the region and the world.