Maintenance Technician

George Mason University - Fairfax, VA4.3

Full-timeEstimated: $29,000 - $40,000 a year
George Mason University Housing and Residence Life (HRL) invites applications for the Maintenance Technician position for the day shift with weekends on a rotating basis. HRL serves a highly diverse population of approximately 6,200 students, the majority of which are undergraduates living in tradition, suite, and apartment-style residence halls in three campuses within the Northern Virginia area. 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. 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.

The Maintenance Technician position performs general/preventative maintenance services under supervision, as directed, within the campus housing system. This is a fully benefited position that offers substantial professional development in the form of university classes, on-the-job training, and eligibility to participate in an apprenticeship program facilitated through Fairfax County Public Schools in a variety of disciplines such as electrical, HVAC, and Building Maintenance.

Responsibilities include:

Repairs electrical systems, outlets and cords;
Resets breakers;
Installs motors and belts, as needed;
Responds to all electrical request, as needed; and
Performs preventative maintenance on electrical equipment, as scheduled.

Repairs overflowing and clogged toilets, and unclogs showers and sinks;
Repairs valves, gaskets and lines (this includes, but is not limited to: water, sewer, steam and condensate lines);
Responds to all requests for plumbing service, as directed; and
Performs preventative maintenance on plumbing equipment, as scheduled.

Restarts industrial HVAC units;
Repairs window units;
Monitors HVAC chemical equipment;
Changes filters/fan belts, cleans coils, lubricates bearings, and opens HVAC drains;
Responds to HVAC requests; and
Performs preventative maintenance on HVAC equipment, as scheduled.

Performs carpentry repairs on doors, door hardware, windows, walls, shelving, and other carpentry repairs as needed.

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, other floor coverings installation, etc.;
Inspects residential facilities and equipment to ascertain required repairs and reports discrepancies; and
Reports all matters of safety to the appropriate supervisor.

Required Qualifications:
High school education and specialized training with significant related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience indicating proficiency in the preceding knowledge and abilities;
General knowledge of HVAC, plumbing, electrical, carpentry, painting/wall repairs, and installation as needed;
Valid driver’s license with a good driving record, and must be insurable;
Ability to practice effective oral communication skills with students, faculty and staff;
Ability to read, understand, and abide by all safety policies and procedures and follow equipment and system manuals; and
Due to frequent verbal contact, candidates should command the English language.

Preferred Qualifications:
Preference is provided for candidates with prior residential university or multi-residential community maintenance experience.

The incumbent of this position is considered an essential employee for HRL in regards to severe weather; and is subject to recall after hours in the event of campus emergencies, disasters, or other special needs as directed by management. The individual may be required to perform snow and ice removal and is required to work on a periodic rotating basis to ensure evening and weekend coverage.

Special Instructions to Applicants
For full consideration, applicants must apply at; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references.

For Full Consideration, Apply by: October 15, 2018