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Posted: 11/08/2021

Department: Buildings and Grounds

Reports to: Maintenance Supervisor

Status: Non-Exempt


Perform installation, testing, troubleshooting, repair, and preventive maintenance of building plumbing components, fire protection, HVAC, and appliances. Ensure all work is in accordance with relevant codes.


  1. Assemble, install, test, and maintain plumbing equipment, wiring, fixtures, and appliances using hand and power tools.
  2. Diagnose malfunctioning systems, appliances, fixtures, and components using schematics, plumbing diagrams, and test equipment as necessary to locate and correct problems and repair breakdowns.
  3. Install and work with copper, PVC, cast iron, and other plumbing components.
  4. Inspect plumbing systems and equipment to identify hazards, defects, and the need for adjustment to ensure compliance with applicable codes.
  5. Test plumbing systems, equipment, and fixtures as necessary to diagnose problems and make repairs.
  6. Plan plumbing layouts and installation of valves, fixtures, and appliances, size components, order material, and install equipment based on drawings, job specifications, and codes.
  7. Assist in building, renovation, and remodeling projects as necessary.
  8. Maintain equipment manuals, records, and files. Fill out paperwork for work orders and preventive maintenance; interact with vendors to order materials and equipment and prepare cost estimates.
  9. Work from ladders, scaffolds, or man lifts to make repairs or install equipment.
  10. Assist other trades as necessary. Assist HVAC mechanics in installing, cleaning, and repairing pumps, motors, air conditioning, and other mechanical equipment.
  11. May work alone or in teams as required. Contributes to a team effort by welcoming new and different work requirements; exploring new opportunities to enhance the services of the division; helping others accomplish related job results as and where needed.

Primary Contacts:

Buildings & Grounds supervisors and staff, students, outside contractors, university faculty and staff,

Supervision Exercised:


Supervision Received:

Works under general supervision on routine work, referring questionable cases to the Maintenance Supervisor.

Job Qualifications


Minimum High School Diploma or GED equivalent.


2-5 years of related experience. Familiar with the use of all equipment related to building maintenance activities. A demonstrated ability and commitment towards diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Specialized Training:

Must have an approved certificate from an accredited related apprenticeship program and 2 years directly related work experience, or high school diploma or GED and 5 years directly related work experience. Basic computer proficiency. Ability to read blueprints, schematics.


Customer Service:

  • Exhibit a "student/customer first" orientation in providing exceptional service in all responsibilities and interactions demonstrating versatility in handling people and situations
  • Adapt willingly and quickly to changing priorities, responsibilities, and students' and staff needs and expectations; anticipate and identify students' and staff needs
  • Demonstrated ability to recognize, appreciate and serve culturally diverse populations, special needs, and others (if applicable)
  • Available for on-call/rounds and emergency work as required by department operations and campus activities.
  • Demonstrate an enthusiastic approach to duties and a commitment to improving facilities.


  • Collaborate well with others and help make the Buildings and Grounds staff a cohesive group
  • Communicate, cooperate and collaborate well with others to achieve common office, division or University goals
  • Willingly assist in various responsibilities as appropriate within the Buildings and Grounds Division and other areas of the college as appropriate as required during high service demand times


  • Develop and nurture an effective, productive, and respectful rapport and working relationship with students, faculty and staff co-workers, and various campus and community constituencies maintaining an appropriate level of professionalism
  • Demonstrate strong interpersonal and organizational skills, a sense of humor, flexibility, and creativity
  • Demonstrate strong written, telephone, and electronic communication skills.
  • Communicate information clearly and concisely and listen well to others
  • Ability to execute work from a computerized work order system and provide written feedback of work accomplished and report the need for further maintenance to department supervision.


  • Maintain a high level of accuracy, consistently reviewing work to detect errors, oversights, or omissions



  • Take immediate and independent action when necessary assuming initiative for creative problem solving
  • Demonstrate creativity and high energy
  • Accomplish tasks with follow through to completion
  • Must possess an aptitude for technical development and staying up-to-date with electrical codes.


Work Environment, Physical Demands:

Use of power tools. Frequent efforts involving lifting, kneeling, stooping, standing, and climbing ladders; limited occasional exposure to hot/cold areas or inclement weather; on-call and rounds availability as necessary

To apply, please upload the cover letter, resume, and contact information with three professional references via Paycom.

A review of resumes will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Please click here to review the University's Non-Discrimination Policy.

Mount St. Joseph University is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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