Maintenance and Repair Tech II
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Manhattan, KS 66506
About This Role:
The Maintenance and Repair Technician II positions offer the opportunity to apply maintenance and repair skills and customer service skills in a large residence hall. Primary duties include:
Diagnose, service and maintain plumbing and electrical systems and equipment including, but not limited to, repairing stopped drain lines, flush valves, shower valves, sink, and lavatory component; replacing outlets, switches, resetting circuit breakers, testing and maintaining fire alarm and emergency lighting systems. Completes repairs as needed to provide a safe and pleasant living condition for residents and guests.
Independently troubleshoots, maintains, and repairs specialized equipment and building systems by applying specialized technical knowledge of electrical, HVAC, plumbing, electronic climate controls. Services and maintains building systems by making adjustments, lubricating and repairing HVAC units, air compressors, water softeners, pumps valves, various electrical control systems, related piping for domestic hot and cold water systems and waste and vent piping, lighting control systems and other equipment. Assists in adjusting heating and cooling controls.
Coordinates and schedules with other departmental staff to alter, maintain and diagnose plumbing and electrical problems in mechanical and other building systems, air handling equipment, air ducts, dampers, and other environmental controls. Troubleshoots mechanical, plumbing and electrical systems.
Performs other duties to include selecting, organizing, cleaning and storing equipment and tool; may remove/repair asbestos materials (only if certified; maintains and organizes for easy access maintenance manuals and records.
Repairs and services building hardware and custodial equipment.
Makes minor furniture repairs and adjustments.
Performs all duties in a manner that promotes a harmonious work environment that espouses civility and the University Principles of Community.
The positions routinely interact with others, including student residents and offer a community type work environment. This position is benefits eligible: health insurance, life insurance, retirement plans, tuition assistance program, paid time off – vacation, sick and holidays.
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Regular work hours are 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday-Friday.
Why Join Us:
Housing and Dining Services (HDS) is a self-operated auxiliary department with five functional areas: business operations, facilities management, dining services, retail operations, apartment living, and residence life. We are a large, complex department employing more than 1,300 full and part-time staff. Although we are a large, diverse group, we share the desire to provide exemplary services, products, and facilities for our customers.
More than 5,000 students call the K-State campus home. Our living spaces include ten residence halls, a large apartment community, one leadership/scholarship house, and an honors house. This “home away from home” meets more than the basic needs of students living with us – we provide affordable, safe and engaging accommodations for our residents while finding unique ways to support them in their academic pursuits. We’ve worked hard to create an environment that fosters diversity, leadership, academic success and personal growth.
If you take pride in your work, are conscientious, and have a commitment to quality and customer service, you may enjoy working in our HDS family.
We Support Diversity and Inclusion:
Kansas State University embraces diversity and promotes inclusion in every sector of the institution. The university actively seeks individuals whose commitments and contributions will advance the University’s dedication to the Principles of Community.
What You’ll Need to Succeed:
Requires one year of relevant experience. Various training and/or certification may be required. Education may be substituted for experience as determined relevant by a hiring manager.
High school graduation/GED
Journeyman skill level or higher experience in plumbing, electrical, HVAC or other mechanical trade
Five years of experience in the mechanical or building trades.
Strong troubleshooting skills
Effective oral and written communication skills
Ability to interact with customers effectively
Ability to read blueprints and schematics
Knowledge of tools, equipment, and materials used in a variety of trades
Knowledge of codes, hazards, and safety precautions
Ability to provide professional, prompt communication regarding repairs, parts, “downtimes”, etc.
Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment
How to Apply:
Complete the online application
Screening of Applications Begins:
Immediately and continues until the positions are filled.
Anticipated Hiring Salary Range:
$14.79 – $15.50 per hour
Equal Employment Opportunity:
Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees.
Background Screening Statement:
In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University will procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee.