Skilled Maintenance - 1st Shift
JOB SUMMARY: This entry level employee will work on the skilled maintenance team while learning and employing knowledge in the skilled maintenance field (e.g., construction, painting, electrical, masonry, plumbing, carpentry…etc.) Works with the general support of the Director of Facilities, to resolve Institutional operational and/or safety concerns; maintaining the Institution for students, faculty/staff and the general public in safe and operating condition; providing guidance to construction workers and maintaining preventive maintenance programs. Hours will be M – F, 7 – 3:30. The position will also include on-call duties on a rotating basis, every 4-5 weeks.
CHARACTERISTIC JOB TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Collaborates with site personnel, other trades, subcontractors (e.g., scheduling work orders and work activities, identifying project specifications, estimating costs, establishing required delivery dates of equipment and supplies) for the purpose of providing written support, conveying information, and coordinating work assignment activities;
Handle confidential and non-routine information;
Builds and maintains a work atmosphere of trust and respect by establishing open communication among team members;
Coordinates with administration and other trades for the purpose of completing projects/work orders efficiently;
Guides other maintenance workers in performing skilled crafts for the purpose of providing support to workers developing their knowledge of specific skills with trade; Inspects facilities, systems and their components for the purpose of ensuring safety (e.g. OSHA) and cleanliness, and identifying necessary repairs;
Installs a variety of items and/or system components frequently of a complex nature (e.g., cabinetry, doors and hardware, windows, playground equipment, classroom and office equipment and facility components, TV cables, audiovisual equipment, intercommunicating telephones) for the purpose of maintaining the Institution in a safe, comfortable and operating condition;
Maintains tools and/or equipment for the purpose of ensuring the availability of equipment in safe operating condition;
Performs a variety of facility and equipment repair and maintenance activities at multiple sites within areas of trade expertise (e.g., electrical, heating/air conditioning, carpentry, plumbing, heating, locksmithing, roof and rain gutters, concrete, drywall, stucco, painting) for the purpose of ensuring that Institutional facilities and equipment are maintained in a safe and effective working order;
Prepares and maintains a variety of documentation (e.g., work orders, repair records, purchase orders, requisitions) for the purpose of providing written support and/or conveying information;
Procures equipment and supplies in collaboration with onsite and outside vendors for the purpose of maintaining inventory and ensuring availability of required items;
Responds to emergency situations for the purpose of resolving safety concerns and taking appropriate actions to maintain the overall educational environment;
Tests and/or troubleshoots a variety of items dependent on specific trade expertise (e.g., thermocouples, motors, boiler controls, motor valves, fire alarms, plumbing valves, fixtures, water lines, alarms, locks, new and renovated construction) for the purpose of assessing item functioning and recommending repair or replacement;
Be available to work extended hours and weekends on an as needed basis;
Contribute directly to the Mission of LECOM embodying the essence of Osteopathic Principles and Practices by assisting with Institutional fundraising and participating in the LECOM Scholarship Auction;
Commit to being a representative of LECOM by being actively involved in the community, including, but not limited to, serving on Boards, participating in community fundraisers and overall outreach; and
Performs other related duties as assigned for the purpose of ensuring the efficient and effective functioning of the work unit.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS:
Must possess required knowledge and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.
SKILLS are required to perform multiple, highly complex, technical tasks with a need to occasionally upgrade skills in order to meet changing job conditions. Specific skill-based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: adhering to safety practices; operating equipment used in specific trade; operating standard office equipment using pertinent software applications; leading and guiding other skilled maintenance workers; and planning and managing projects;
KNOWLEDGE is required to perform algebra and/or geometry; review and interpret highly technical information, write technical materials, and/or speak persuasively to implement desired actions; and solve practical problems. Specific knowledge-based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: materials, tool, methods and equipment used in building trade i.e. audiovisual, electrical, plumbing, locksmith, HVAC, etc.; concentration of knowledge in a specific skilled craft; various types of electronic test equipment; principals of supervision, preparing estimates; work with plans and specifications; and safety practices and procedures;
ABILITY is required to schedule activities, meetings, and/or events; gather, collate, and/or classify data; and consider a number of factors when using equipment. Flexibility is required to work with others in a variety of circumstances; work with data utilizing defined but different processes; and operate equipment using a variety of processes. Ability is also required to work with a diversity of individuals and/or groups; work with a variety of data; and utilize a variety of job-related equipment. Problem solving is required to identify issues and create action plans. Problem solving with data requires independent interpretation of guidelines; and problem solving with equipment is moderate to significant. Specific ability-based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: communicating with diverse groups; adapting to changing work priorities; displaying mechanical aptitude; meeting deadlines and schedules; carrying a job through from beginning to completion; and working as part of a team.
Flexibility to accept other duties needed/assigned for the department needs;
Ability to work cooperatively and collegially with others, consistent with a workplace of dignity and respect and EEO rules and regulations;
Ability to report to work as scheduled, ready to devote full attention and energy to the important work of LECOM; and
Ability to accept work directives from managers and supervisors in a respectful and cooperative manner.
Education and experience equivalent to:
Education: High School diploma and/or equivalent required. Recent graduate of a relevant program for this entry level position is desired.
Experience: Educational experience in the skilled maintenance field with the ability and desire to learn and be taught skilled trades and/or construction, audio-visual (electronics), electrical, plumbing, locksmith, or HVAC.
License: Valid Driver’s License and Evidence of Insurability
Salary Range: $16.00 - $19.00 per hour
Application Deadline: 02/28/2023
LECOM offers competitive work conditions, wages and benefits.