SUMMARY: A general maintenance worker at Indiana University South Bend performs a variety of critical tasks across our campus. Among these tasks are semi-skilled maintenance and construction work, multi-craft repair and maintenance of university property, operation of tools and equipment as required, and performing other related duties to facilitate the overall mission of our department. PRIMARYDUTIESANDRESPONSIBILITIES:
Monitor assigned areas through walkthroughs to ensure proper operation of equipment and property.
Maintain walls, ceilings, floors, lights (bulbs and ballasts), and equipment rooms.
Perform routine maintenance and cleaning of HVAC, boiler, cooling tower, and pumping equipment.
Assist other maintenance personnel in complex maintenance and construction projects.
Perform other duties as assigned.
High School Diploma or General Education Degree (GED).
Two years multi-craft maintenance experience in areas such as carpentry, electrical, plumbing, heating/cooling, etc.
General knowledge of maintenance procedures.
General skill in the use of materials, tools, and equipment of the crafts.
Ability to work with little or no supervision.
Ability to work scheduled overtime and to respond to emergency call-ins.
Ability to read electrical diagrams and to use various meters.
General carpentry skills.
Ability to use hand tools, squares, levels, tape measures, miter boxes, and other tools of the trade.
General plumbing skills for repair and replacement of standard fixtures.
Ability to replace switches, plugs, outlets, ballasts, and perform other simple electrical projects.
Ability to seat joints and unplug sewer line drains.
Ability to perform painting prep work.
Ability to fill cracks, holes, and joints with caulk, putty, plaster, or other fillers using the appropriate tools.
Ability to apply primers or sealers to prepare new surfaces, bare wood or metal, for finish coats.
Ability to apply paint, stain, varnish, enamel, and other finishes to equipment, buildings, bridges, or other structures.
Ability to perform basic math to calculate estimated cost of material.
Ability to erect scaffolding, ladders, and swing gates to work above ground leve.
Ability to wash and treat surfaces with oil, turpentine, mildew remover, or other compounds.
Knowledge of inspection procedures for motor dampers, linkage, and other moving parts.
Ability to lubricate parts.
Ability to change filters and clean condensation pans.
Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, safety rules, and technical manuals.
General skill in the use of computers.
Ability and willingness to abide by all safety and quality control instructions.
Founded in 1820, Indiana University is the state’s public university system, comprised of two core campuses—IU-Bloomington and IUPUI—and six regional campuses located throughout the state. Combined, the total student population is more than 114,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional school students. IU is one of the largest employers in the state, with over 20,000 faculty and staff. Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. Diversity and inclusion remains a core commitment to IU’s mission to cultivate an educational environment that supports equal access, participation and representation on all of its campuses and that provides educational and career opportunities for all.