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General Maintenance Repair Associate - Physical Plant - Vincennes, IN

Vincennes University
Vincennes, IN
January 25, 2023


Vincennes University

Maintenance Repair Associate

Physical Plant

PRIMARY FUNCTION: The Maintenance Repair Associate is responsible for minor repairs in plumbing, electrical, HVAC, and carpentry. Actual responsibilities contingent on the needs of the department and the University

Minimum Qualifications: High School Diploma or G.E.D., Valid Driver’s License, with Cleaning Driving Record, two years documented experience in maintenance field

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

• Communications - Must have excellent verbal communication skills and be able to work independently and with other Physical Plant Personal.


• Repair lights by changing bulbs and ballasts.

• Repairs and performs preventive and general maintenance on all type of HVAC, mechanical and custodial equipment.

• Scheduled cleaning, lubrication, and replacement mechanical equipment, etc.

• Inspects mechanical equipment. Makes minor repairs and recommendations for major repairs.

• Keeps supervisor informed of potential problems with the buildings and mechanical systems

• Checks operation of boilers, swimming pool, cooling towers, and water softeners and other systems and equipment as designated. Works independently or with other personnel maintaining equipment.

• Assist other trades with repairs, renovations, and paint, roof or construction-type projects.

• Other duties, within the Physical Plant as assigned.

• Maintains and repairs Fire Alarm, Control, and Security, Electrical, and HVAC systems.

Position Requirements:

• Related skills in a combination of the following areas: mechanical, HVAC, plumbing, boilers, minor electrical, building trades, and related preventive maintenance, Experience in several of these trades preferred.

• Interprets and work from rough sketches, drawings and blue prints, and follows both verbal and written instructions.

• Ability to instruct assistants and follow instructions. Provide instruction to assistants, and assist with training new co-workers.

• Understand and follow all safety procedures and use of safety equipment.

• Maintain a positive working relationship with co-workers, faculty & staff, students and the general public; will be required to work as a member on large projects.

• May work under emergency and difficult situations.

• Experienced and comfortable working in heights with agility and balance, on scaffolding, ladders, and lifts.

• Will respond to emergency situations and call-ins. Able to work with limited supervision.

• Skilled in the operation and use of tools, chemicals, materials, and equipment of the building maintenance.

• May be required to perform weekend/holiday building checks on rotation, carry a pager, and respond to pager calls.

• Maybe required to work different shifts and hours.

Physical Demands:

• Standing, bending, climbing, carrying, reaching, handling, and use of fingers 50% or more of the work day.

• Regular attendance is required for this position. Actual schedule contingent upon the needs of the department and Vincennes University.

• Works both indoors and outdoors, occasionally under inclement weather conditions.

• Works in close proximity to electrical/HVAC equipment.

• Frequently exerting 10-50 pounds of force. Occasionally lifting 50-100 pounds and over.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume and contact information for three references to Vincennes University, 1002 North First Street, Vincennes, IN 47591 or email. Interviews may be held concurrently with the application period.

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