Lamar University Facilities Maintenance Specialist #495459 & #499555 in Beaumont, Texas

Position Information

Posting Number 20111242

Position Title Facilities Maintenance Specialist #495459 & #499555

Template Title

Position Type Staff

Position Number 495459, 499555

Department Facilities Management

Position Summary Information

Job Summary/Basic Function

GENERAL DESCRIPTION: Candidate must possess multi-craft skills in the field of facility maintenance, specifically in Heating Ventilation & Air Conditioning (HVAC), with a general knowledge of electrical, carpentry and plumbing. Work will consist of variable shifts and is performed under the supervision of the utility shop supervisor. After hours work, including newly identified is recorded in log books by the employee and reviewed by Facilities Maintenance Supervision. Work can involve potentially dangerous electrical equipment, boiler, and refrigerant gases. Work may involve exposure to inclement outdoor weather. Candidate must follow all departmental safety rules and regulations. He/she will be required to work independently. They will be capable of responding to emergency after-hours calls, eliminating problems when possible, and coordinating with Facilities Maintenance Supervisors on technical work beyond scope. Candidate will be required to work flexible hours and perform other duties as required. Typical duties for this position include:

EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED: HVAC: Perform preventative maintenance of HVAC equipment by routinely changing belts, and filters. Monitor and log the operation of cooling towers, chillers, pumps, boilers and other related equipment. Assist in the disassembly, removal, replacement, and installation of HVAC equipment as necessary. Record and log all work performed and parts utilized for work order completion. General knowledge of the use of tools related to the trade. Perform other related work as assigned.

Plumbing: Perform emergency response and repair. Clear clogged building sewer line and fixtures using an auger or plunger. Isolate ruptured water lines by closing valves.

Electrical: Perform emergency response and repair. Reset tripped electrical breakers. Change light bulbs. Isolate defective electrical equipment as required.

Carpentry: Perform emergency response and repair. Enable student access to defective dorm room entry doors using expedient door opening techniques. Operate basic carpentry tools to fabricate wood panels to secure doors/windows in the event of an emergency.

Establish and execute a preventative maintenance program for the facility. Schedules shall be developed for reoccurring work and routine inspections of the HVAC, electrical, plumbing and structural components of the facility.

Minimum Qualifications


Experience: Generalized maintenance experience working in the building trade industry. Prior facility maintenance experience is preferred.

Education/License: 1. Possession of a valid vehicle operator’s license 2. High school diploma or GED. Specialized technical or vocational training in a maintenance related trade (i.e. mechanical, electrical, heating and plumbing) is preferred.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 1. General knowledge of the practices, procedures, tools, equipment and materials used in the maintenance and repair of buildings and related systems (i.e. mechanical, electrical, HVAC and plumbing) 2. Must possess excellent interpersonal skills. Must maintain excellent customer service. Position requires routine interaction with students and staff. 3. Ability to plan/organize work, resolve problems and ensure completion of assigned work 4. Have basic computer skills. Should be familiar with Microsoft Office applications and Microsoft Outlook. 5. Must have the ability to work independently with minimal supervision

Physical Requirements: Must have the physical ability to perform the work normally associated with the requirements of the job position.

Lifting/Carrying: Periodic lifting up to 50 pounds.

Pushing/Pulling: Occasionally pushes and pulls assemblies weighing up to 200 pounds

Body Positions:
Standing: Regularly Walking: Regularly Running: Required only in the event of an emergency Sitting: Regularly Climbing: May climb step ladders and stairs when required

Body Movements: Bending/Stooping: Regularly Squatting: Regularly Twisting: Regularly Reaching: Regularly

Hand Use: Must be able to handle tools used in the performance of assigned duties

Sense of Touch: Must be able to sense heat, cold or sharp objects

Hearing: Must be able to communicate effectively with or without communication devices

Vision: Must be able to drive a vehicle, recognize colors, and work in normal lighted areas

Mental Requirements:

Mathematics: Must be able to perform routine arithmetic functions and solve simple equations

Remembering: Must be able to follow and recall complex instructions. Must be able to retain practices and procedures used in carrying out duties associated with the job.

Language Ability: Reading: Must be able to comprehend written instructions, documents, technical instructions and terminology associated with facility maintenance.

Writing: Must be able to write or print legibly to construct simple and compound sentences that can be understood by those of reasonable intelligence.

Speaking: Must have a high degree of ability to verbally communicate effectively with logic to a varied audience.

Reasoning: Must be able to make decisions for difficult problems and request advice for highly complex decisions.

EEO Statement

Lamar University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications:

Lamar University is proud to provide employment preference to veteran applicants in accordance with Texas SB 805, Section 657.003.

Security Sensitive Statement

This position is security-sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of the Texas Education Code §51.215, which authorizes the employer to obtain criminal history record information.

Salary $28,560

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Application Information

Posting Date 10/17/2016

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

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