Maintenance Technician

Location
Fairfax, VA
Salary
Commensurate with education and experience.
Posted
Nov 03, 2021
Closes
Dec 10, 2021
Ref
STF10600
Industry
Education
Hours
Full Time
Maintenance Technician

The George Mason University Department of Housing and Residence Life invites applications for a Maintenance Technician. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment.

About the Department:

Housing and Residence Life is an auxiliary organization within the University Life unit of George Mason University. HRL employs over 170 full-time and graduate staff members and over 350 undergraduate student staff members, and is committed to provide a safe, well-maintained student-centered environment that is innovative and inclusive of the global community. It is dedicated to creating a home that enriches the experiences of our students, staff, and faculty.

Responsibilities:

  • Daily communications with Housing staff to ascertain current work needs;
  • Tracks time and work orders in on-line work-order management system;
  • Notifies supervisor within an hour of identifying the inability to repair or maintain an issue;
  • Maintains inventory of equipment, supplies and tools;
  • Electrical repairs;
  • Plumbing repairs;
  • HVAC: restarts all types of industrial HVAC units;
  • Carpentry: performs carpentry repairs on doors, door hardware, windows, walls, shelving, and other carpentry repairs as needed such as replacing damaged drywall, shower tiles, and vanities;
  • Painting: patching, caulking, priming, staining, and painting ceilings, walls, doors, windows, and other items as needed;
  • General Building Maintenance: responds to building issues and resident requests for basic building needs including, but not limited to, exterior building maintenance, light bulb replacement, tile and other floor coverings installation, etc.;
  • Inspects residential facilities and equipment during daily walk-throughs to ascertain required repairs and reports discrepancies;
  • Communicates with the night shift any outstanding projects and unresolved issues;
  • Troubleshoots, identifies needed appliance repairs and installs new appliances including, but not limited to microwaves, stoves/ovens, refrigerators, dishwashers, and range hoods;
  • Is considered an essential employee for the Office of Housing and Residence Life in regards to severe weather;
  • Is required to work on-call on a rotating basis which may include evening and weekend coverage;
  • Is subject to recall after hours in the event of campus emergencies, disasters or other special needs as directed by management;
  • Reports all matters of safety to the appropriate supervisor;
  • Must strictly adhere to Key Control, Computing, Emergency Safety and Health, and Human Resource guideline and policies;
  • Follows all State, University and departmental policies, procedures and practices;
  • Performs snow removal, ice removal, and grounds upkeep;
  • Picks-up and makes deliveries of supplies from vendors;
  • Maintains proficiency at current level and continually updates knowledge through appropriate courses, seminars, publications, training sessions, and other contacts in the trade;
  • Maintains acceptable attendance record, punctuality and meeting deadlines;
  • Promptly reports accidents on the job, preparing and submitting accident reports;
  • When instructed, attends and participates effectively in training sessions and meetings;
  • Resolves maintenance issues by clarifying student complaint;
  • Professionally handles incoming requests from students and stakeholders to ensure that issues are resolved both promptly and thoroughly;
  • Provides quality service and support for maintenance issues and concerns; and
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


Required Qualifications:

  • General knowledge of HVAC, plumbing, electrical, carpentry, painting/wall repairs and installation as needed;
  • Strong customer service focus and demeanor;
  • Basic computer skills;
  • Ability to practice effective written and oral communication skills with students, faculty and staff;
  • Ability to read, understand and abide by all safety policies and procedures;
  • Ability to read, understand and follow equipment and system manuals;
  • Because of the nature of the position and frequent verbal contact, candidates should command the English language;
  • Strong customer service skills; and
  • Ability to work well with others and in a team.


Special licenses, registration, or certification:

  • Valid driver's license with a good driving record; must be insurable; and
  • High school education plus specialized training.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • HVAC certification;
  • EPA certification in refrigerant handling and recovery; and
  • Preferred-three (3) years related experience.


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For full consideration, applicants must apply at https://jobs.gmu.edu/ ; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information.
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Great Careers Begin at Mason!

George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in both academics and research. Mason holds a top U.S. News and World Report "Up and Coming" spot for national universities and is recognized for its global appeal and excellence in higher education.

Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in over 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Mason's diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create.

If you are interested in joining the Mason family take a look at our current opportunities and catch some Mason spirit at jobs.gmu.edu/!

George Mason University, Where Innovation is Tradition.

New hires starting after August 15, 2021, must have received at least one COVID-19 vaccination by their start date, be fully vaccinated within 45 days of their start date, and submit documentary proof unless they have an approved medical or religious exemption by their start date. For updated George Mason University COVID-19 vaccination requirements, please visit George Mason University Vaccination Requirements .
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George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law.

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