University of Kansas General Maintenance Worker-PM in Lawrence, Kansas

Position Overview

Facilities Services supports KU's mission of learning, scholarship, and creative endeavor by operating and maintaining the University's physical plant and grounds. The incumbent will function as part of a team of maintenance staff who are responsible for the preventive maintenance program for Facilities Services. Work involves general maintenance and repair which may pertain to a wide variety of areas such as plumbing, HVAC, electrical and carpentry. The incumbent also responds to emergency calls involving loss of utilities and/or equipment failure, performs equipment inspection, and maintains records of equipment.

In addition to a competitive salary, KU offers great benefits to employees with up to 176 hours of paid vacation per year, 72 hours of sick leave earned per year, nine paid holidays plus one discretionary day, a retirement program, medical & dental insurance, life and disability insurance, other benefit plan options and State of Kansas discounts offered by various vendors. KU also offers employees educational and professional development opportunities.

KU is a great place to work!

Job Description

25% - General Maintenance and Repair: Performs a wide variety of assigned maintenance and repair tasks such as replacing ceiling and floor tiles, patching holes in walls and repainting, replacing leaking plumbing parts and fixtures such as faucet washers, lavatories, remounting mirrors, towel dispensers, and other restroom fixtures. Performs lubrication, cleaning inspections, changes of belts and filters in HVAC and exhaust equipment. Replaces, or repairs lights, switches, receptacles, and other electrical equipment. Works alone or with other technicians under general supervision by more skilled tradespersons. 40% - Equipment Inspection: Follows a daily inspection route through and assigned area. Notes any conditions needing attention and/or performs minor repairs to correct problems such as damage to paint or walls, damaged ceiling or floor tiles, leaking water or gas pipes and fixtures, malfunctioning HVAC equipment, burned out lights, etc. Reports findings and any repair work done to supervisor. Performs monthly testing of life safety equipment, emergency generators, stand- alone lighting invertors, and other smaller power sources. Performs any related work assigned by supervisor. 20% - Equipment Records and Inventories: Inventories new or added equipment to appropriate lists. Corrects and/or updates equipment information to maintain accurate listings for assigned area. 10% - Emergency Calls: Responds to emergency calls involving loss of utilities and/or equipment failure. Resets breakers, rigs emergency power cables, helps repair leaks in water or steam lines, repairs elevators, air conditioners, etc. Repairs are performed as time and expertise permits. More complex repairs are performed under the direct supervision of more skilled tradespersons. Performs any related work assigned by supervisor. 5% - Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications
  1. Six months of experience in building, grounds or mechanical trades.
  2. High school diploma or GED equivalency.
  3. Must have a valid driver’s license by the time of hire. *Position Requirements: *

  4. Reach, grasp, lift, carry, and place moderately heavy loads frequently, and heavy loads occasionally (50 lbs) with or without accommodation.

  5. Work in temperature extremes, both hot and cold inside and outdoors.
  6. Report to work during declared periods of inclement weather.
  7. Respond to after-hours emergencies as needed.
  8. Work overtime as needed.
Preferred Qualifications
  1. Professional plumbing experience in large institutional or residential commercial buildings.
  2. Professional HVAC experience in large institutional or residential commercial buildings.
  3. Professional electrical experience in large institutional or residential commercial buildings.
  4. Experience working in a university or college environment.
Contact Information to Applicants

Teresa Krambeer, 785-864-6802,

Additional Candidate Instruction

*Review of applications begins March 26, 2018. For full consideration, apply by March 25, 2018. * Please include the names and contact information for three references with your online application. Apply online at

Work Schedule

3:30pm to 12:00am Tu-Sa with overtime and after hours call back as needed.

Advertised Salary Range: 12.64 + $.30 shift differential

Application Review Begins: 26-Mar-2018

Work Location: Lawrence

FTE: 1.0

Reg/Temp: Regular

FLSA Status: Nonexempt

Employee Class: B-University Support Staff

Job Family: Facilit Plan Design&Operat-KUL;