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This full-time position will report to the Assistant Director for Maintenance and Infrastructure Management and is responsible for providing day-to-day maintenance services to Institute housing. Including but not limited to apartments, student houses, condominiums and single family homes. Provides assistance with various projects and events, and ensuring a safe, clean and well-maintained living environment for over 1700 Caltech housing units supporting students, faculty and visitors. Must be able to provide professional customer service to internal and external customers. Resolves routine problems in a thorough and timely manner either with a team of maintenance workers or unsupervised.
Essential Job Duties
Provide maintenance services in conjunction with rehabilitation, renovation, preventative maintenance, and respond to service/repair calls
Respond immediately to emergency maintenance requests in buildings or other areas as requested
Perform interior and exterior painting of residences and common areas, including prepping, patching, drywall
Plumbing - Perform various plumbing repairs, rebuilds, and installations including faucets, toilets, drain work, garbage disposal, water and gas pipes
Carpentry - Perform minor carpentry including rebuilding walls, cabinet installation, metal studs, base boards, trim, door installations, deck repair, wood laminates. Assembling, repairing or replacing wooden desks, chairs, doors, door frames, windows, window frames and bookshelves. Repair or replacement of windows blinds or curtains.
Telecommunications -troubleshoot Ethernet lines, communication lines for card access system, category 5 wiring, cable modems, satellite TV equipment, phone line wiring from box to room.
Electrical - running wiring, install circuits, circuit breakers, ceiling fans, lights; troubleshoot, find and repair shorts and wiring problems, repair alarm systems
Locksmith - install, repair, reset locks, some re-keying
Heating/Air Conditioning - troubleshoot problems and call contractors
Masonry - repair decks, concrete ramps, driveways and brick walls
Demolition - remove walls, cabinets, doors as needed
Develop and maintain knowledge of various units and properties and their characteristics
Conducts periodic inspections of all Housing properties
Move furniture, tables and chairs. Pickup and delivery of boxes, parts or supplies.
Will require some weekend or after hours work
Assists in administering the Emergency Action Plan as it pertains to Housing Department (Organizational Critical Status)
Perform other related duties as assigned
Must have a valid California driver's license and maintain it throughout the course of employment
Ability to multi-task and prioritize in a busy, fast-paced, dynamic environment
Must have basic computer skills and be able to perform basic tasks on iOS devices
Must be highly organized, detail oriented and proactive
Requires good problem solving skills
Awareness and sensitivity to special interest groups, parents, students, faculty, and staff
Must have patience and be able to deal with people under stressful circumstances
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Strong customer service skills and an effective communicator with those of diverse backgrounds
Must be a team player and willing to work after hours and weekends as needed
Must comprehend simple instructions and ask questions to clarify when needed
Must understand basic math and measurements
Resolves routine problems in a thorough and timely manner either with a team of maintenance workers or unsupervised
Must have skills in handiwork and be comfortable using power tools
Must be in good physical condition and be able to use ladders, stand, walk, kneel and crouch for extended periods of time; heavy lifting is also required, up to 75 lbs.
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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