JOB SUMMARY: The Maintenance Craftsperson I is responsible for performing various maintenance tasks, routine and skilled work, below the level of a licensed tradesperson. The basic purpose of this work is to perform various tasks required for upkeep of all University and Village owned and/or leased campus buildings and homes; and all other related duties.
The duties listed below are intended to describe the essential functions of the position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties and responsibilities.
Perform general building maintenance, including repairs and preventive maintenance as outlined on service requisitions using hand and power tools appropriate to the job on all college owned or leased buildings and homes.
Work cooperatively with all staff and tradespeople.
Assist with remodeling activities for large and small-scale projects
Perform repairs to windows, walls, doors and all related hardware.
Maintain, repair, install and replace locks in doors or furniture.
May perform light carpentry duties under the direction of the Lead Carpenter or supervisor.
Repair faucets and other bathroom fixtures, and unclog toilets, and report problems to appropriate personnel.
Reset electrical circuit breakers and report problems to appropriate personnel.
Assist with the maintenance of phone, data and CCATV systems.
Replace burnt out light bulbs.
Assemble and make minor repairs of office furniture.
Install bookshelves, cabinets, pictures, clocks and similar items.
Repair department equipment.
Assist with maintenance of mechanical systems as needed, including cleaning, changing and inventorying filters.
Assist with the recycling and trash disposal program.
Assist in completing setup and maintenance related assignments for special events, meetings and College functions.
Assist with moving equipment and furniture as needed.
Assist with vendor deliveries.
Perform grounds work and custodial work as needed.
Remove snow and ice as needed.
Report hazardous and unusual situations to the appropriate authority.
Complete all work orders and requisitions in a timely manner, and properly process and return all completed work orders and requisitions.
Maintain a clean work area and an adequate inventory of all shop supplies and equipment.
May operate aerial bucket truck.
Attend training sessions as required.
May direct employees of a lower level as needed.
Perform duties of lower classifications as required.
Respond to emergency calls and perform a variety of maintenance and repair duties.
Perform related duties as required.
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE REQUIRED Equivalent to High School education and at least 3 years of previous experience in maintenance, and repair; or any equivalent combination of education and experience.
CERTIFICATION, REGISTRATION OR LICENSURE REQUIRED Valid driver's license and good driving record Must pass a required CORI
Other Requirements of the Job
Knowledge of mechanical, electrical, plumbing, carpentry, machine tools, and maintenance equipment related to these areas.
Must complete and pass a Lead Paint Certification course provided by the University within one year of employment.
May be required to use computers, radios, and other technological tools in the course of performing duties.
Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of the organization, including but not limited to all staff, administration and students.
Ability to work independently and be able to make sound, independent decisions when circumstances warrant such actions.
General knowledge of the University's mission, purpose and goals and the role of their position in achieving those goals.
Ability to understand and apply the laws, rules, regulations, policies, procedures, specifications, standards and guidelines governing the department.
Ability to follow detailed oral/written instructions.
General knowledge of OSHA regulations.
Ability to establish and maintain professional working relationships and deal tactfully with others.
PHYSICAL AND VISUAL REQUIREMENTS
May be required to lift/push/pull heavy objects; subject to mechanical/chemical hazards and inclement weather/temperature extremes; work above ground level and in cramped positions; wear protective clothing. Average visual effort is required.
Ability to stand, walk and/or sit and continuously to perform duties
Ability to grasp, lift and/or carry or otherwise move heavy objects
Ability to climb and work on ladders, scaffolds, and roofs.
Ability to walk up and down stairs.
Perform tasks requiring bending, stooping, kneeling, crawling and walking significant distances between and within college buildings.
Ability to perform duties in confined spaces, including equipment and attic spaces.
Ability to perform duties in extreme temperature ranges and weather conditions.
Sufficient manual dexterity in both hands to operate hand tools and power tools.
Work performed in an environment requiring exposure to weather extremes, fumes, odors and/or noise.
Lasell University is committed to equal opportunity in every aspect of hiring and employment. Lasell proactively reviews its policies and practices to assure that decisions with respect to every dimension of employment are made without regard to age, color of skin, disability, gender expression and identity, genetic predisposition, marital status, national origin, race, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran's status, status as a victim of domestic violence, and all other protected groups and classes under Federal and State Laws and executive orders.
About Lasell University
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