General Maintenance Worker

Updated: 4 months ago
Location: Lawrence, KANSAS


FS Zone Maintenance

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.  This full-time position within the Facilities Services department, functions as part of a team of maintenance staff responsible for operating and maintaining the university’s physical plant and grounds.  Duties involve operating work issued vehicles to perform general maintenance and repair which may pertain to a wide variety of areas such as plumbing, HVAC, moving, electrical, carpentry, finishes, and grounds.  Work may also include responding to emergency calls after hours, equipment and building inspections and equipment recordkeeping.
If you are looking for a rewarding and dynamic career look no farther than the University of Kansas.  KU offers great benefits to employees with 176 hours paid vacation a year & 8 hours of sick leave a month, 9+ paid holidays a year, a great retirement program, medical & dental insurance as well as life insurance.  KU also offers educational opportunities for employees. KU is a great place to work!

Work hours: 7:30am-4:00pm, M-F with overtime and after hours call back as needed.

Job Description

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 work assigned by supervisor.

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.

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, helps repair leaks in water or steam lines, reset elevators, repair air conditioners, air compressors and other equipment.  More complex repairs are performed under the direct supervision of more skilled tradespersons.

5% - Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

  •  High school diploma or GED equivalency.
  •  Six months of experience in building, grounds or mechanical trades.
  •  A valid driver’s license by the time of hire and maintain the license throughout employment.
  •  Associate’s Degree or vocational school certification may be substituted for the required experience.

  • Preferred Qualifications

    1. Professional plumbing, HVAC, electrical, moving, grounds, finishes, and/or carpentry experience in large institutional or commercial buildings.
    2. Experience working in a university or college environment.

    Contact Information to Applicants

    Josie Hyde, 785-864-7102 or

    Additional Candidate Instruction

    Complete the online application and include a resume/cover letter addressing how you meet the required qualifications and the names and contact information of three references.

    Review of applications begins Monday, May 20.  For full consideration, apply no later than Sunday, May 19.

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    Work Location

    University of Kansas - Lawrence

    Employee Class

    B-University Support Staff

    Work Schedule

    7:30am-4:00pm, M-F with overtime and after hours call back as needed.

    Job Family

    Facilit Plan Design&Operat-KUL


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