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Maintenance Assistant

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number 09496z at http://jobs.gmu.edu/; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information (at least two supervisors, current or former; the rest can be co-workers).

Position Information

Position Information

Department UL - Office of Housing and Residence Life (OHRL)
Alternate Department Description
Criminal Background Check Standard Background Check
Motor Vehicle Background Check Yes
Restricted Position? Yes, is not eligible for layoff or severance benefits.
Job Category Classified Staff
Role (State) Job Title Trades Technician II
Working Title Maintenance Assistant
Job Type Full-Time
Position Number 09496z
Recruit Number Staff - 8360
Working Hours See Description
Location Fairfax
Pay Band Payband 2
Salary $38,251 annually plus benefits.
Web Announcement

Maintenance Assistant

The George Mason University Office of Housing and Residence Life (OHRL) invites applications for a Maintenance Assistant position; positions are available for both day and evening positions. 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.

Responsibilities:

The Maintenance Assistant, under supervision, performs general/preventative maintenance services as directed within the campus housing system. Duties include:

Electrical:

  • 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.

Plumbing:

  • 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.

HVAC:

  • 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.

Carpentry:

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

Painting:

  • 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 multiresidential community maintenance experience.

The incumbent of this position is considered an essential employee for OHRL 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 for position number 09496z at http://jobs.gmu.edu/; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information (at least two supervisors, current or former; the rest can be co-workers).

For Full Consideration, Apply by: September 27, 2017
Posting Date 09/14/2017
Job Close Date
Open Until Filled? Yes
Telework Friendly? No
Mason Ad Statement

Great Careers Begin at Mason!

George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in both academics and research. Mason holds a top U.S. News and World Report “Up and Coming” spot for national universities and is recognized for its global appeal and excellence in higher education.

Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in over 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Mason’s diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create.

If you are interested in joining the Mason family take a look at our current opportunities and catch some Mason spirit at jobs.gmu.edu/!

George Mason University, Where Innovation is Tradition.

Equity Statement

George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

Campus Safety Information

Mason’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available at http://police.gmu.edu/annual-security-report/

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * I understand and am available to perform the following expectations: •Is considered an essential employee for the Office of Housing and Residence Life in regards to severe weather. •Is required to work on a rotating basis to ensure evening and weekend coverage. •Is subject to recall after hours in the event of campus emergencies, disasters or other special needs as directed by management. •Performs snow and ice removal.
    • Yes
    • No

Supplemental Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of Professional References
Optional Documents