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Classification Details

Classification Information

Classification Title Maintenance Worker
Classification Code 61950
FLSA Non-Exempt

Position Details

Position Information

Position Title Maintenance Worker
Position Number 132400
Pay Grade 5
Department Building Maintenance, Housing - 40312
Expectations for All Employees:

East Tennessee State University pursues its mission based upon core values. An employee’s job performance must support and exhibit the university’s core values: PEOPLE come first, are treated with dignity and respect, and are encouraged to achieve their full potential; RELATIONSHIPS are built on honesty, integrity and trust; DIVERSITY of people and thought is respected; EXCELLENCE is achieved through teamwork, leadership, creativity, and a strong work ethic; EFFICIENCY is achieved through wise use of human and financial resources; and COMMITMENT to intellectual achievement is embraced.

Job Summary

Work performed in a variety of skilled housing maintenance tasks including carpentry, basic plumbing, basic electrical, and basic HVAC repair; performs a variety of semi-skilled preventive maintenance duties such as cleaning coils, changing filters, and greasing motors, etc; performs interior and exterior painting duties and unit turnaround duties as required; and performs other related duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Ability to read and interpret blueprints, wiring diagrams and schematics.
  • Ability to give and interpret oral and written directions.
  • Ability to work well with others. Ability to operate all maintenance department related equipment.
  • Ability to inspect apartments, create and complete work as necessary.
  • Ability to complete operational forms and work records (work orders)
  • Ability to perform all duties in compliance with all applicable safety codes.
  • Ability to work with computers.
  • Ability to work with little or no supervision.
  • Ability to communicate with peers, customers, and housing staff.
  • Ability to communicate problems and building system related issues to supervisor.
  • Ability to make repairs to various HVAC equipment, ie, VRF
Required Qualifications

Completion of the tenth grade; experience in building and plant maintenance involving a variety of work such as carpentry, painting, plumbing and masonry; ability to establish and maintain an effective working relationship with others; ability to perform light to heavy manual labor; and ability to work various shifts including weekends and after business hours required. Must have a valid Driver’s License. Background check required.

Preferred Qualifications
Physical Demands
Supervision Given and Received

Performs under general supervision. Determines own methods for performing assigned work.

Version Date February 2012
Job Duties

These are the job duties required of the position.

Description of Job Duty
  • Installs, troubleshoots, repairs, and maintains housing facilities including minor electrical, plumbing, carpentry, painting, HVAC, appliances, and general building repairs.
  • Performs preventative maintenance measures including inspection of apartments and grounds quarterly.
  • Daily policing of streets, grounds, playgrounds, pool, and other recreational facilities.
Job Duty Type Essential
Job Duties

These are the job duties required of the position.

Description of Job Duty
  • Assumes other duties as directed by supervisor to include snow removal and moving furniture.
Job Duty Type Secondary