This position’s primary role is to respond to both planned, reactive, and preventive maintenance and repair work on campus. The position may be asked to perform basic or skilled work for various trades and needs to have a strong mechanical aptitude. Customer service and good communications within the team and to campus customers requesting work is a must for success in the position. Normal working hours for the position are Monday-Friday 8:00-5:00, but occasional shift work, overtime and periodic call back time are also a necessary and required part of the job.
Primary Duties & Responsibilities:
•Strong working knowledge for being called on to perform duties in the following trades: carpentry, plumbing, electrical, painting, mechanical or HVAC. •Develops and keeps accurate records of work performed. •Ability to work with a mobile device to manage work orders is required. •Troubleshoots and repairs equipment and issues as necessary. •Conducts preventive, planned and reactive work orders to completion and satisfaction of campus customers. •Performs plumbing and minor electrical/HVAC related work not requiring a license. •Reports any safety hazards observed in buildings or on grounds to Public Safety and follows safe work practices. •Work necessary overtime, shiftwork, and emergency call out. •Performs all other required tasks as assigned.
Education required to ensure success in this position: • Ideally a journeyman license in a trade, or a diploma/certification from a recognized trade or vocational school in either HVAC, plumbing, electrical or general trade. High School or equivalent diploma required.
Experience required to ensure success in this position: • Three to five years of related experience and demonstrated competence in at least two or more of the following: HVAC, plumbing, electrical, mechanic, or a carpentry related general trade.
Special skills, knowledge and abilities: • Strong knowledge of principles, tools, and techniques of troubleshooting and repair in one or more of the following: HVAC, plumbing, electrical, mechanic, or carpentry related general trade. • Knowledge of the types and uses of materials, tools and equipment associated with one or more of the specified repair trades. • Knowledge of the work methods, procedures and safety practices associated with one or more of the specified repair trades. • Knowledge of the types and uses of safety equipment and/or climbing equipment, such as protective clothing, breathing apparatus, ladders, scaffolds, staging, rigging, etc. • Ability to establish and maintain collaborative working relationships with others. • Ability to read and interpret documents such as plans, manuals, blueprints and drawings. • Ability to organize records and prioritize work orders • Ability to handle multiple tasks at the same time.
License, certification, or registration necessary: • Valid Driver’s License • Ability to obtain other certifications as job requires
Physical requirements: • Ability to stand for prolonged periods of time • Ability to lift and carry heavy objects of 50 or more pounds • Ability to work in confined spaces and work from ladders and scaffolds • Mechanical aptitude and manual dexterity • Physical stamina and endurance • Ability to work externally in various weather conditions, including below freezing temperatures or rain/snow.
Environmental conditions: • May be exposed to noise and noxious fumes with required personal protective equipment • May be exposed to the hazards of sharp tools and running machinery • May work in confined spaces • May operate fixed and hand-held power equipment
Ability to operate the following vehicles or equipment: • Car, truck, fork lift, power tools, computer
Berea College achieved national distinction as the first coeducational and interracial college in the South. With an emphasis on service to the people of Appalachia and beyond, Berea enrolls 1,600 students from 40 states and 70 countries. The College has a longstanding commitment to interracial education; here, people of different races seek to learn from and about each other, while also living together. Berea is among the most racially diverse private liberal arts colleges in the United States. It admits only students whose families are unable to afford the high cost of tuition and awards each of them a Tuition Promise Scholarship, meaning no student ever pays tuition. Berea’s students excel in the College’s supportive but demanding academic environment, and many are the first in their families to graduate from college. The College is one of nine federally recognized Work Colleges, and all students hold a position in which they work 10-12 hours per week. Washington Monthly Magazine has consistently ranked Berea in the top 3 of Liberal Arts Colleges for its success in educating and graduating academically talented, low-income students who become service-oriented leaders in their professions and communities; in 2016 and 2017, the magazine ranked it number 1.