Position Purpose: Under general supervision, perform a variety of skilled maintenance, repair, alteration, and building construction tasks related to the college buildings and equipment within a broad framework of standard policies and procedures.
Represents Aurora University in the most positive manner with prospective, former and current students, clients, suppliers and the community we serve. Interacts effectively with a diverse group of faculty, staff, students and other customers of our service, learns and uses operating practices of the department and Aurora University.
Upholds the Mission Statement: Aurora University an inclusive community dedicated to the transformative power of learning.
Handle confidential information with tact and discretion.
Supports learning through performance of essential job functions and performing other duties and functions as necessary or as assigned.
Essential Job Functions:
Inspect buildings, electrical systems, grounds, and equipment to ensure safe, well-maintained conditions; identify hazards, defects, and the need for adjustment or repair.
Supervises work order process and ensures tasks are completed in a timely manner.
Perform minor troubleshooting and repairs; replace light bulbs, ballasts and fuses.
Identify and perform basic service and repair on plumbing fixtures; open clogged lines and drains.
Identify and assist carpentry and repair work.
Operate a variety of machinery, equipment, and tools including saws, routers, drills, sanders, planers, drill presses, and various hand tools.
Maintain inventory of tools, supplies, and equipment; recommend tool supplies and equipment for purchase.
Perform a variety of locksmith duties; install, repair, and replace locks on doors.
Install or replace plugs, switches, and outlets.
Assist with snow removal.
Perform periodic maintenance of lawn equipment and vehicles.
Assist with moving, loading, unloading, and storing supplies, furniture, and equipment.
Responds to 24-hour emergency calls. Troubleshoots and responds to after-hour issues as needed regarding the operational aspects of the facilities such as HVAC issues, fire alarm malfunctions, electrical outages, water leaks, etc.
Performs all work in accordance with established safety procedures.
Complies with all company, safety, and risk management policies and procedures.
Reports all accidents and injuries in a timely manner.
Participates in regular safety meetings, safety training, and hazard assessments.
Applies all applicable OSHA and related local safety requirements to all assigned work.
Attends training programs (classroom and virtual) as designated.
Willingness to work in multiple areas within the Facilities/Grounds department.
Maintain clean and orderly conditions in all working areas for purpose of observing all safety practices and regulations.
Monitors contract work for the purposes of ensuring contract terms are fulfilled and work standards are met.
Prepares written materials (e.g. repair status, activity logs, recommendations, etc.) for the purpose of documenting activities and/or conveying information.
May perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
Essential Job Requirements:
Job-related experience within a specialized field is required. Targeted job-related education that meets organization prerequisite requirements.
5+ years' experience.
Strategic thinking and orientation with the ability to identify and solve problems.
The ability to deal with multiple projects and priorities simultaneously and the flexibility to deal with changing needs.
Demonstrated ability to set and achieve or exceed goals and the ability to consistently meet deadlines.
Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituents; the ability to develop and maintain strong relationships with internal and external audiences.
Willingness to work evenings and weekends for University-sanctioned events.
Ability to maintain a positive attitude.
Knowledge of and proficiency in all OSHA and local requirements related to all assigned work.
The ability to work independently and as a member of the George Williams College team.
Strong enthusiasm, motivation, and drive.
Valid driver's license and evidence of insurability.
The usual and customary methods of performing the job's functions require the following physical demands: significant lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling; significant climbing and balancing; significant stooping, kneeling, crouching, and/or crawling; and significant fine finger dexterity. Generally the job requires 10% sitting, 60% walking, and 30% standing. The job is performed under some temperature extremes and under conditions with exposure to risk of injury.
Must maneuver around campus and the hilly terrain with ease.
Aurora University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to becoming a model university of the 21st century. Toward this effort we are determined to have a faculty, staff, and student body reflecting the cultural demographics of the greater Chicago area.
Aurora University (AU) is an inclusive community dedicated to the transformative power of learning. It is committed to helping students discover what matters and build their life around it.
AU is a private, nonprofit, independent university accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. It offers more than 45 undergraduate majors — such as nursing, social work, business administration, criminal justice and psychology — and a wide variety of master’s and doctoral degrees that include social work and business administration. Degree programs are grounded in real-world experiences and are led by experienced, dedicated faculty members, nearly 140 of whom are full-time. The student/faculty ratio is 18:1.
Almost 6,000 undergraduate and graduate students take classes on two main campuses — Aurora University in Aurora, Illinois, and George Williams College in Williams Bay, Wisconsin — as well as the nearby Orchard Center in Aurora and the Woodstock Center in Woodstock, Illinois. Online classes are also available. The Aurora University campus is located 40 miles west of Chicago.
AU has 24 NCAA Division III teams competing in the Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference, Midwest Lacro...sse Conference, Midwest Women's Lacrosse Conference and Northern Collegiate Hockey Association. About 700 student-athletes compete in sports. AU has a rich history and tradition of success across the spectrum of sport offerings. From conference championships to NCAA Championship appearances to academic awards and community service, student-athletes and staff continue to bring excitement and a sense of pride to Aurora University and all of the Spartan fans across the country. At AU, we firmly believe that intercollegiate athletics should promote the character development of participants, enhance the integrity of higher education, and promote civility in society. Toward these ends, we strive to adhere to fundamental values such as respect, civility, honesty and responsibility. Student-athletes and staff are always expected to operate with the principles of sportsmanship and ethical conduct in mind.
Founded in 1893 in Mendota, Illinois, as Mendota Seminary, the institution soon changed its name to Mendota College. By 1911, it had outgrown its facilities and the following year changed its name to Aurora College and moved to Aurora, where its students could take advantage of a thriving business environment and easy access to Chicago. In 1985, Aurora College changed its name to Aurora University to better reflect the magnitude of its academic offerings. Seven years later, Aurora University and George Williams College traditions blended when the two institutions entered into an affiliation agreement that paved the way for a merger eight years later. In 2010, the Woodstock Center opened to meet the needs of students in McHenry County and surrounding communities.