General Maintenance Repair Tech Sr

Updated: 22 days ago
Location: Lawrence, KANSAS


FS Maintenance Services

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 is responsible for performing a wide variety of maintenance and emergency repair tasks to University buildings (physical structure, mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems), with the employee being involved in a regular program of inspection and repair at a journeyman level using more than one skilled trade. This position requires the operation of work issued vehicles.

KU offers great benefits to employees with up to 176 hours of paid vacation per year, 96 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!

Work schedule: Thursday to Monday 3:30pm to 12am

Job Description

50% - This is a lead position to assist in the repairs and preventative maintenance for various fire alarm, mechanical, electrical, 3 phase power, generator, plumbing and structural equipment. Performs lubrication, cleaning inspection, changes belts and filters in equipment. Performs repairs on heating ventilating and air conditioning units, reset fire alarm systems, electric motors, gear reducer, air compressors, various electrical and pneumatic control components.

40% - Responds to emergency calls involving loss of utilities or equipment failure. Resets breakers helps repair leaks in water or air lines. Repairs are performed as time and expertise permits. May assist Central Shop staff with more complex repairs. Assist in training and mentoring GMRT staff.

5% - Other Related Work as Assigned: Maintains an adequate supply of tools, parts, and supplies for jobs. Responds to after-hours emergency calls as needed. Assists with other maintenance areas and in other work areas as assigned. Assists with snow removal and surface treatment.

5% - Performs other related work as assigned.

Position Requirements

  • Carry up to 20 pounds constantly and up to 50 pounds occasionally with or without accommodation.
  • Work under a variety of extremes of temperature and weather, both inside and outdoors.
  • Work overtime as needed.
  • Respond to after-hours emergencies as needed.
  • Report to work during declared periods of inclement weather if required.
  • Work from high scaffolds, ladders and confined spaces.
  • Must enter work order information digitally.

  • Required Qualifications

  • High School diploma or G.E.D. equivalency.
  • Three (3) years of experience in a skilled craft area. Certificate from a vocational school or an associate's degree in a building or mechanical trade area may be substituted for one year of the required experience.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license by the time of hire and maintain the license throughout employment

  • Preferred Qualifications

  • One year of generator and/or life safety systems experience.
  • Knowledge of the standard practices, tools, equipment and materials associated with a variety of skilled crafts and building trades.
  • Knowledge of occupational hazards and safety precautions of skilled crafts and building trades.
  • Ability to read and correctly interpret blueprints, electrical or plumbing schematics.
  • Experience working in a college or university setting.

  • Contact Information to Applicants

    Shawn Harding 

    Additional Candidate Instruction

    Please include a resume addressing how you meet the required qualifications, cover letter, and the names and contact information to three references along with your online application.

    Review of applications will begin Monday, January 25th, 2021 and continue until a qualified pool of applicants is identified. 

    Advertised Salary Range

    starting at $33,297

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    Anticipated Start Date


    Primary Campus

    University of Kansas Lawrence Campus

    Employee Class

    B-University Support Staff

    Work Schedule

    Thursday to Monday 3:30pm to 12am

    Job Family

    Facilit Plan Design&Operat-KUL

    Work Location Assignment



    The University of Kansas prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, age, ancestry, disability status as a veteran, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, gender identity, gender expression, and genetic information in the university's programs and activities. Retaliation is also prohibited by university policy. The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies and are the Title IX coordinators for their respective campuses: Executive Director of the Office of Institutional Opportunity & Access,, 1246 West Campus Road, Room 153A, Lawrence, KS 66045, 785-864-6414, 711 TTY 9for the Lawrence, Edwards, Parsons, Yoder, and Topeka campuses); Director, Equal Opportunity Office, Mail Stop 7004, 4330 Shawnee Mission Parkway, Fairway, KS 66205, 913-588-8011, 711 TTY (for the Wichita, Salina, and Kansas City, Kansas medical center campuses).

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