The role of this position is to provide a safe, functional, clean, efficient and attractive living and learning environment. This position performs work at a skilled, licensed level in one or more trades in university facilities. Responsibilities include work involving: plumbing, electrical, and HVAC. This position will be involved in corrective and preventive maintenance and minor alteration work and may oversee temporary labor and/or other trades persons or contractors as required. This position requires general supervision and often works independently.
All university trade positions are expected to perform duties other than those typically associated with core trade responsibilities as the needs of the university dictate. Facilities Management is a diverse team-oriented organization where employees actively support each other’s success. Collaboration and cooperation are expected from all employees. Successful FM employees are those who contribute to our ability to support each other and our customers. Ability to work on ladders, scaffolding and at heights of 40 feet or more, and lift 50 lbs preferred. Maintain a valid driver’s license with fewer than 2 points.
American University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution that operates in compliance with applicable laws and regulations. The university does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, personal appearance, gender identity and expression, family responsibilities, political affiliation, source of income, veteran status, an individual’s genetic information or any other bases under federal or local laws (collectively "Protected Bases") in its programs and activities.
Journeyman’s Certification in 1 or more Trades (3-5 years)
Green Associates or Green O & M (1 year)
Advance Knowledge of All Trades
Master’s Trade Certification
1 to 2 years experience or knowledge of EM systems, Bas or Commissioning
3 to 5 years general construction or maintenance experience
Facilities technician certification (1 to 2 years)
A global outlook, practical idealism, and a passion for public service define American University. American University is a private doctoral institution situated in a residential neighborhood of northwest Washington, D.C. Our academic strengths are grounded in social responsibility and a commitment to cultural and intellectual diversity.