Human Resources

Building Mechanic II

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Department: Athletic/Rec Complex Operations
Work Type: Union
Location: Main Campus (Houghton, MI)
Full Time / Part Time: Full Time
Categories: Labor/Service/Maintenance

Department: Sports and Recreation Operations

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Michigan Technological University is an Equal Opportunity Educational Institution/Equal Opportunity Employer that provides equal opportunity for all, including protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.  

If you require any auxiliary aids, services, or other accommodations to apply for employment, or for an interview, at Michigan Technological University, please notify the Human Resources office at 906-487-2280 or humanresources@mtu.edu.

Job Description Summary

Accountable for supervision and maintenance of all operating units in the SDC, MacInnes Ice Arena, Tech Trails & Recreational Forest, Child Care Center, and Gates Tennis Center during the day. Evening and weekend hours, including staff, security, safety, maintenance, sanitation, customer service and enforcement of SDC, MacInnes Ice Arena, Tech Trails & Recreational Forest, Child Care Center, and Gates Tennis Center policies and procedures. Provide excellent customer service to a wide variety of customers. This position could require split shifts as needed.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities (other duties may be assigned)

 1. Assist the general public and students with information concerning the SDC, MacInnes Ice Arena, Tech Trails & Recreational Forest, Child Care Center, and Gates Tennis Center operations and services. Resolve complaints and problems when necessary.
2. Assist in the coordination of athletic and special events.
3. Enforce SDC, MacInnes Ice Arena, Tech Trails & Recreational Forest, Child Care Center, and Gates Tennis Center policies and procedures. Ensure conformance to safety, security, and sanitation regulations.
4. Provide excellent customer service to a diverse group of internal and external customers.
5. Identify maintenance and custodial needs. Perform duties with minimum supervision or direction from others.
6. Establish and adjust work assignments to meet operational needs.
7. Maintain inventory and order parts and materials for maintenance and custodial operations. Prepare maintenance and custodial inspection reports.
8. Conduct inspections of storage areas in order to maintain a neat, clean and well-organized area.
9. Perform general maintenance and repair work in the SDC, MacInnes Ice Arena. Tech Trails & Recreational Forest, Child Care Center, and Gates Tennis Center to maintain the various structures including electrical systems, machines, pumps, heating systems, ice plant, storage vault, equipment, plumbing, furniture, windows, etc.
10. Conduct daily inspection of doors, entrances, parking lots, elevators, snow conditions, HVAC equipment temperature control systems, pool systems, ice plant equipment, water systems, and steam systems.
11. Conduct weekly inspections of lighting, roof drains and flashing, cooling systems, chemical treatment, generators and fire systems.
12. Perform various preventative maintenance tasks according to a computerized schedule, and update and improve preventative maintenance when new equipment or procedures are installed.
13. Read and work from blueprints, sketches, schematic diagrams and instruction manuals. Weld and perform carpentry, plumbing, mechanical and electrical work.
14. Conduct monthly readings of utility meters, and fire systems, and clean-up mechanical and electrical needs.
15. Operate all pieces of equipment pertaining to the SDC, MacInnes Ice Arena, Tech Trails & Recreational Forest, Child Care Center, and Gates Tennis Center (i.e., Zamboni, groomers, riding floor machines, airlift, etc.).
16. Utilize a network terminal to interface with and operate the building systems HVAC energy management systems.
17. Integrate safety practices into daily activities.
18. Commit to learning about continuous improvement strategies and applying them to everyday work. Actively engage in University continuous improvement initiatives.
19. Apply safety-related knowledge, skills, and practices to everyday work.
Functional supervision is exercised over AFSCME employees. Effective supervision is exercised over 15-20 student employees.

Required Education, Certifications, Licensures (minimum requirements)

● High school diploma, with a minimum of two years in a related trade school or an Associate Degree in Construction Technology or related field, or an equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and abilities can be acquired.

Required Experience (minimum requirements)

● Four years experience in building operations and maintenance including electrical, mechanical, architectural, plumbing, HVAC, water systems, and refrigeration systems or equivalent.
● Two years experience maintaining and operating a Zamboni.
● Two years experience working with the general public/customers.

Desirable Education and/or Experience

● Licensed builder, plumber, or electrician.
● Experience using personal computers, including word processing and spreadsheet software.
● Two years experience supervising maintenance/custodial personnel.
● Experience supervising bargaining unit personnel.
● Experience working in an athletic facility.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and/or Abilities (minimum requirements)

● Demonstrated knowledge of computers including email and search engines.
● Demonstrated ability to understand and work from blueprints, sketches and schematic diagrams.
● Excellent interpersonal, customer service and oral/written communication skills.
● Demonstrated ability to independently organize and prioritize work assignments.
● Demonstrated ability to learn and follow instructions.
● Demonstrated ability to work harmoniously with people in varying situations, and in all areas when assigned.
● Demonstrated understanding of safe operating and maintenance procedures.
● Possess a valid Michigan driver’s license and meet Michigan Tech University’s vehicle use requirements.
● Demonstrated willingness and ability to work evenings, weekends, split shifts, and/or flexible shifts as needed.
● Demonstrated commitment to contribute to a safe work environment.
● Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively across cultural boundaries and work harmoniously with diverse groups of students, faculty, and staff.
● Demonstrated commitment to contribute to a safe work environment.

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Desirable Knowledge, Skills, and/or Abilities

Demonstrated success in, or potential future contributions to, working with persons from diverse backgrounds, creating a sense of belonging, and fostering a fair, objective, welcoming place to work for persons with a wide variety of personal characteristics and viewpoints. 

Work Environment and/or Physical Demands

WORK ENVIRONMENT:
● The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.
● Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
● While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to wet, humid conditions (non-weather); fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; outdoor weather conditions; extreme cold (non-weather); risk of electrical shock and vibration. The employee must occasionally work near moving mechanical parts and work in high, precarious places.
● The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
● The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
● Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
● While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; reach with hands and arms; and taste or smell. The employee is frequently required to stand and walk.
● The employee is regularly required to talk or hear and use hands to finger, handle, or feel an object.
● The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds; occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds.
● Specific vision abilities required by this job include close, distance, color, and peripheral vision; depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.
● The employee must be able to use a manual lift to change lights/ballast forty feet in height.
● The employee must be able to perform duties in confined spaces.

Required Training and Other Conditions of Employment

Every employee at Michigan Technological University will receive the following 4 required trainings; additional training may be required by the department.

Required University Training:

  • Employee Safety Overview

  • Anti-Harassment, Discrimination, Retaliation Training

  • Annual Data Security Training 

  • Annual Title IX Training 

Background Check:

Offers of employment are contingent upon and not considered finalized until the required background check has been performed and the results received and assessed.

Other Conditions of Employment:

The successful applicant will be responsible for ensuring eligibility for employment in the United States on or before the effective date of the appointment. Visa sponsorship is unavailable at this time. This is not an E-Verified Position.

 

Michigan Technological University is an Equal Opportunity Educational Institution/Equal Opportunity Employer that provides equal opportunity for all, including protected veterans and individuals with disabilities

Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) % (1=100%)

100%

FLSA Status

Non-Exempt

Appointment Term

12 months

Shift

2nd Shift

Pay Rate/Salary

Contractual. External candidates will receive the minimum amount. ($19.57/hr)

Title of Position Supervisor

Senior Associate Athletic Director

Posting Type

Internal and External Posting

Dependent on Funding

False

Special Instructions to Applicants (if applicable)

AFSCME Posting 03/22/24 - 03/28/24
External applications will not be considered until after all internal applications.

Additional Information

 

Required Education, Certifications, Licensures* (minimum requirements)

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