General Maintenance Technician

Washington D.C.
$18.33 - $23.76
Aug 26, 2021
Sep 30, 2021
Full Time

Facilities Services, a department in GW’s Division of Operations under the Executive Vice President and Treasurer’s portfolio, manages and maintains GW’s property and grounds on all three of GW’s campuses. Our maintenance team includes electricians, carpenters, painters, HVAC technicians, locksmiths, and plumbers.
 Positions perform semi-skilled and sub journey work in the maintenance, repair, remodeling, alterations and construction of buildings, grounds, facilities, and equipment. Position will be utilized as general repairer when no immediate journey level tradesperson is unavailable. General repairer positions are used when it would be impractical to have several journey level tradespersons on site. Other positions perform a variety of semi-skilled maintenance duties requiring a limited knowledge of various trade skills. These positions work independently in routine maintenance assignments or under the technical direction of a journey level position


Independently performs semi-skilled work in carpentry, plumbing, welding and metal fabrication, steam fitting, electrical, HVAC, mechanical and machinist work;

Under the technical direction of a journey-level trades worker, performs skilled work in carpentry, plumbing, steam fitting, electrical, mechanical and machinist work;

Operates hand tools, power tools and other shop equipment as needed;

Performs minor repairs on building fixtures, plumbing, heating, laundry and kitchen equipment, motors and electrical appliances;

Operates automotive equipment to transport materials and supplies;

May assist in the fabrication of equipment and materials constructed in trade shops in accordance with project requirements;

Positions may lead or supervise lower level staff or instruct offenders or residents.

Repairs windows, doors, screens, floors, floor coverings, and painted surfaces;  

Perform minor repairs on electrical circuits, steam or waterlines, plumbing fixtures, lights and partitions; clean clogged drains and sewer lines; replace broken windows; 

  • have a positive attitude with an ability to think logically but also out of the box.
  • able to work independently.
  • have a great customer service mindset and be able to interact positively with the public
  • Respond to clients’ maintenance requests in a timely and professional manner.
  • Detect and report the need for major maintenance repairs
  • Reads and interprets blueprints, drawings, schematics and written technical documents associated with general machinery in order to locate trouble areas and to complete repairs accurately.
  • Operates and maintains building equipment and systems such as vacuum systems, control air systems, building air systems, emergency generators, electrical distribution systems, liquid pumping systems, steam, air handling systems, hot/cold water systems and natural gas and fuel oil systems.
  • Performs preventive maintenance on equipment, buildings, and building systems to ensure safe operation.
  • Assigns and schedules work. Orients and trains staff.
  • Provides guidance to staff to ensure work orders are completed accurately and in a timely manner.
  • Maintains required record-keeping.
  • Performs related responsibilities as required.

Minimum Qualifications: Qualified candidates will hold a high school diploma/GED plus 1.5 years of relevant professional experience, or, a Bachelor’s degree or higher in a relevant area of study. Degree must be conferred by the start date of the position. Degree requirements may be substituted with an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.