The Building Maintenance Technician is part of the Facilities department at Vanderbilt University and is a key individual responsible for the ongoing maintenance and repair of a building or area. Building Maintenance Technicians need to have a good knowledge of building skills, including HVAC, plumbing, drywall installation, painting, and general building repair. The position reports directly to a Zone Manager. This is a great opportunity for candidates with a mechanical background or aptitude looking to gain experience in a wide range of facilities and trades skills, and who wants to expand their experience as a craftsman or technician.
Plant Operations provides facilities support for all construction, renovation, and routine maintenance of University Central space and facilities; housekeeping services for approximately 5.8 million square feet of academic, administrative, residential, and recreational space; grounds care for 330 acres that are a registered arboretum; turf care for athletic fields; and utilities for the University Central and the Medical Center.
Duties and Responsibilities
Change filter in dorm room unit
Check chilled water pressure in building
Check Steam pressure at PRV station in building
Check run status on air handling unit
Check alarm on VFD
Investigate water leaks
Change air filters in AHU
Grease pump/motor bearings
Check a steam trap for proper operation
Check/prime AC drain trap
Assist HAR Tech in pulling motors on equipment
Assist Tech with condensate pump system repairs
Clean AHU coils/air intakes
Change out thermostats
Check discharge air temps on HVAC equipment
Clean and organize work areas, including mechanical/electrical rooms' parts storage areas
Plunge sink and toilet (snaking)
Replace shower curtain rods
Tighten toilet seat
Replace wax ring on toilet and reset toilet
Rebuild flush valve
Use small sewer machine
Change batteries in auto flush valves
Use pro-press to install piping and valves
Change out fire extinguishers (including record keeping)
Test fire extinguishers (including record keeping)
Clean out drains
Caulk sinks and vanities
Change out toilet tank float/flush assemblies
Change out water stop valves
Help w/winterization at Stadium
Help w/installation of shutoff valves on water mains to each floor of buildings
Help plumber w/various plumbing/piping repairs
Assist plumber w/repair or replacement of water heaters
Minor piping repairs to fix leaks
Replace ceiling tile
Replace rubber base
Replace carpet and carpet squares
Hang pictures/bulletin/dry erase/chalk boards
Cut and install small drywall pieces/mud
Patch holes and nail holes
Help carpenter lay ceramic floor tile and grout
Respond to roof leak calls and locate leak
Change out/install door sweeps
Install/replace door stops
Repair tracks on sliding doors
Minor dorm furniture repairs
Assist carpenter w/assembling trash cans/benches & setting them
Repair brackets for wall shelving
Replace lamps and ballasts in any fixture
Replace receptacles and switches
Reset small amperage circuit breakers
Proper handling/disposal of lamps and ballasts
Organize bulb supply and spent bulb storage locations
Use Volt-Ohm Meter to check voltage/current
If trained, use man lift/boom lift/scissor lift and single man lift/bucket truck for various repairs
String lights and drop cords in tents for special events
Assemble scaffolding/adjustable ladders to work on various lighting repairs
Assist electrician on conduit runs/wire pulls
Hand banners on street light poles
Set up and monitor personal work order query
Process daily work order time sheet
Operate vehicle/golf cart and perform operator level maintenance
Other duties related to classification
High School Graduate or GED is required
Ability to work safely around equipment
Strong communication skills
Able to stand, stoop, crawl, work on elevated surfaces and be in awkward positions for extended periods of time.
Push, pull, lift and carry at least 50 pounds.
Able to work in various weather conditions
Valid driver's license
High work ethic
Ability to effectively communicate and follow written and oral instructions.
Ability to: change light bulbs, ballasts, fixtures, switches/plates, HVAC filters, thermostats, hang pictures, tighten screws on hardware, lubricate hinges and closures.
Touch up paint as needed.
Simple plumbing repairs.
Perform preventive maintenance on equipment.
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Vanderbilt University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, people with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.
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