Under general supervision, is responsible for the overall maintenance of rental properties. Must be able to work unsupervised while performing maintenance on HVAC units, electrical, plumbing, carpentry work, drywall and painting.
STATUS: Full-time, 12 months, With Benefits WORK HOURS: 7:00 am - 3:30 pm Monday-Friday. On call for emergencies as needed on nights and weekends. FLSA: Non-Exempt MINIMUM PAY: $21.42 / hour
Essential and Related Functions:
Examines and diagnoses problems with heating, ventilation, and air conditioning. Determines the best method of repair or replacement.
Performs minor to moderate-level plumbing repairs, replacements, and/or installations including repairing leaks and removing clogs in toilets.
Repairs and replaces furnished kitchen appliances such as refrigerators, stoves, washers and dryers.
Performs minor electrical repairs and replacement of light fixtures and related items.
Repairs locks and other miscellaneous items.
Performs painting projects ranging from full interior to minor touch up and repair of walls and woodwork.
Performs routine grounds upkeep: includes mowing grass and weed eating, snow removal from walkways and applying chemicals to prevent slipping.
Provides professional, prompt and courteous correspondence with renters when scheduling and providing services.
Ensures that all work undertaken complies with code, ordinances and required specifications.
Follows established safety rules and regulations and maintains a safe and clean environment.
Supports campus wide activities in areas of setups and any other duties as assigned.
Plan and Coordinate - Realistically estimates the time required to accomplish tasks and keeps others informed of potential problems/delays. Takes appropriate steps to ensure that the University resources (e.g., workspace, equipment, tools, etc.) are in good working order. Makes an effort to ask questions to identify issues and solve work problems.
Technical Skills - Demonstrates a higher level of knowledge and understanding of a technical or specialty area and is able to apply it in daily work. Able to identify problems as they occur and takes appropriate steps to promptly solve or communicate them to supervisors. Consistently and carefully checks details of tasks and assignments to ensure quality and accuracy before routine reviews by supervisors.
Results Focused - Displays a level of comfort in exploring different work approaches, rather than the routine. Responds to requests in a timely fashion and keeps track of own progress towards goals and deadlines. Takes initiative to independently find solutions or improve approach when issues/problems are repeatedly encountered.
Communication and Relations - Able to clearly and concisely explain University policies and procedures to others. Able to write correspondences and summarize ideas or facts with few or no errors (within role requirements). Skilled at diffusing difficult situations independently and recognizes when issues/requests require special attention (e.g., confidentiality, supervisor review, etc.). Consistently acts on requests and suggestions in a positive and unbiased way.
Teamwork - Willingly shares information, materials and responsibility to contribute to and achieve work objectives. Seeks input of other work group members and encourages their participation and involvement. Makes an effort to help and actively support work group members in their tasks/assignments.
High school diploma or equivalent GED, minimum of 3 years experience performing maintenance tasks. Ability to read building specifications, blueprints, and construction-related documentation is necessary. Must be able to follow verbal and written directions and provide response in writing. Ability to use computers to read and respond to emails and to use basic applications is also necessary, must have good time management and prioritization skills. This position requires the possession and maintenance of a valid Virginia vehicle operator's license.
Fingering: Picking, pinching, typing or otherwise working, primarily with fingers rather than with whole hand or arm as in handling.
Grasping: Applying pressure to an object with the fingers and palm.
Repetitive motions: Making substantial movements (motions) of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers.
Walking: Moving about on foot to accomplish tasks, particularly for long distances or moving from one work site to another.
Standing: Remaining upright on the feet, particularly for sustained periods of time.
Balancing: Maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling when walking, standing or crouching on narrow, slippery or erratically moving surfaces. This factor is important if the amount and kind of balancing the amount and kind of balancing exceeds that needed for ordinary locomotion and maintenance of body equilibrium.
Climbing: Ascending or descending ladders, stairs, scaffolding, ramps, poles and the like, using feet and legs and/or hands and arms. Body agility is emphasized. This factor is important if the amount and kind of climbing required exceeds that required for ordinary locomotion.
Stooping: Bending body downward and forward by bending spine at the waist. This factor is important if it occurs to a considerable degree and requires full use of the lower extremities and back muscles.
Kneeling: Bending legs at knee to come to a rest on knee or knees.
Crouching: Bending the body downward and forward by bending leg and spine.
Reaching: Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction.
Pushing: Using upper extremities to press against something with steady force in order to thrust forward, downward or outward.
Pulling: Using upper extremities to exert force in order to draw, drag, haul or tug objects in a sustained motion.
Lifting: Raising objects from a lower to a higher position or moving objects horizontally from position to position. This factor is important if it occurs to a considerable degree and requires the substantial use of the upper extremities and back muscles.
The worker is subject to both environmental conditions: Activities occur inside and outside.
The worker is subject to extreme cold: Temperatures typically below 32 degrees for periods of more than one hour. Consideration should be given to the effect of other environmental conditions such as wind and humidity.
The worker is subject to noise: There is sufficient noise to cause the worker to shout in order to be heard above the ambient noise level.
The worker is subject to vibration: Exposure to oscillating movements of the extremities or whole body.
The worker is subject to hazards: Includes a variety of physical conditions, such as proximity to moving mechanical parts, moving vehicles, electrical current, working on scaffolding and high places, exposure to high heat or exposure to chemicals.
The worker is subject to atmospheric conditions: One or more of the following conditions that affect the respiratory system of the skin: Fumes, odors, dusts, mists, gases or poor ventilation.
The worker is subject to oils: There is air and/or skin exposure to oils and other cutting fluids.
Types of Work:
Medium work: Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
Review of applications will begin June 21 and continue on a rolling basis until the position is filled.
Washington and Lee is an Equal Opportunity Employer. As such, we are interested in candidates who are committed to high standards of scholarship, performance and professionalism and to the development of a campus climate that supports equality and diversity in our faculty, staff and student body. Job description requirements are representative, but not all?inclusive of the knowledge, skill, and abilities needed to successfully perform this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
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