Job Summary/Basic Function: Basic Function: Reporting to the Assistant Director for Housing Facilities in the Department of Housing and Residence Life, the Housing Facilities Maintenance Specialist is responsible for assisting in the maintenance, physical and mechanical upkeep of the university residence halls. As part of a housing facilities staff team, the position maintains, services and conducts minor repairs and performs various semi-skilled duties in the areas of plumbing, carpentry, electrical and painting.
Perform basic carpentry repairs and painting such as dry wall repair, screen and glass replacement, doors and door hardware replacement, caulking, window blinds and vent installation, furniture, handrails, and flooring repairs.
Install or repair lighting, light fixtures, electrical outlets, machinery, equipment and appliances. Replace batteries and devices.
Diagnose, repair and perform minor maintenance associated with plumbing leaks, pipe systems and fixtures including repair of faucets, toilets, stoppers, and shower-heads. Inspect and clear drains.
Document and maintain service records of work performed through use of a computerized maintenance management system. Submit work reports. Update supervisor and other department staff regarding repairs and issues.
Perform preventative maintenance functions and conduct inspections of student rooms to complete necessary maintenance in a timely and accurate manner.
Assist contractors and vendors with gaining access to student rooms, mechanical rooms and storage closets.
Assist with ordering and pick up of necessary materials; maintain accurate inventory records. Install new appliances and equipment.
Assist with housing facilities projects and renovations as needed.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications: Minimum Qualifications: 3 years of facility maintenance experience working in the building trade industry Basic working knowledge of carpentry, plumbing and electrical systems Experience using hand and electrical tools Excellent customer service and problem-solving skills Ability to input notes and other data into computer system Ability to work independently and also be a team player Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing Physical stamina and dexterity; work may be performed both indoors and outdoors, and may require heavy lifting, stooping, ladder use, and the operations of power equipment High school diploma or equivalent Must have a valid Texas drivers license and acceptable driving record
Preferred Qualifications: Preferred Qualifications: Experience working in a university environment, in particular student housing Experience with HVAC system maintenance and repairs Licensure, certification or technical training in a maintenance related trade Familiar with Microsoft applications and Microsoft Outlook
Security Sensitive Statement: This position is security-sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of the Texas Education Code 51.215, which authorizes the employer to obtain criminal history record information.
Lamar University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of Lamar University not to discriminate on the basis of non-relevant criteria including, but not limited to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status in its educational programs, activities, admissions or employment practices.
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Home to more than 14,000 students, Lamar University is one of the fastest growing universities in Texas and is a member of The Texas State University System. LU offers more than 100 programs of study leading to bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. The 270-acre campus in Beaumont is about 90 miles east of Houston and about 25 miles west of Louisiana