General Technician I at Valparaiso University in Valparaiso, Indiana

Posted in Other 7 days ago.





Job Description:

General Technician I Tracking Code874 - 674iaJob Description

This position is responsible for performing routine maintenance, preventative maintenance, and emergency repairs to the University's systems and equipment including carpentry, electrical, HVAC, and plumbing.




Major Responsibilities:



  • Replace light bulbs and ballasts throughout campus

  • Perform routine maintenance inspections and repairs of mechanical systems and equipment, electrical equipment, and plumbing systems

  • Respond to urgent or emergency situations, such as floods, alarms, outages, equipment failures

  • Complete work orders and communicate the status when resolved or an update is appropriate

  • Coordinate, troubleshoot, repair, assemble and install wiring, electrical components, plumbing and pip systems, fixtures, paint, HVAC systems, lock systems, compressors, generators, etc.

  • Assist in snow and ice removal

  • Perform carpentry repairs as needed

  • Read and interpret blueprints, diagrams, sketches, and job specifications

  • Assist other trades as needed




Required Knowledge and Skills:



  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office products

  • Working knowledge of computers for tasks including reading email, logging hours, and entering work order information

  • Ability to work independently, but also an excellent collaborator and team player

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Ability to follow written and oral instructions

  • Ability to problem solve and creatively overcome obstacles

  • Knowledge of a wide variety of tools and equipment

  • Familiarity and knowledge of Fire Systems, including the ability to acknowledge, silence, and reset

  • On the job experience, Vocational School, or Associates Degree

  • Three years of Maintenance experience with knowledge in carpentry, electrical, HVAC, and plumbing

  • Valid Driver's License






Successful applicants will demonstrate a commitment to cultural diversity and the ability to work with individuals or groups from diverse backgrounds.




All offers of employment with Valparaiso University are contingent upon clear results of a thorough background check. Background checks may include criminal history, motor vehicle reports, prior employment verification, and personal/professional references. If applicable to the position, background checks will also include credit history. Background checks will be conducted on all final candidates for employment.




Driving a University vehicle or other vehicle while conducting University business is a requirement of this position. Applicants who apply for this position will be required to complete a motor vehicle record check. At a minimum, a successful candidate's driving record must be in compliance with guidelines established by the University. The results of the record check will be evaluated by the University before an applicant can become an employee of the University.




Valparaiso University requires all employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or apply for and receive a qualified exemption within two weeks of the employment start date.





To be considered for this position you must upload:



  • Cover letter

  • Resume

  • List of 3 professional references

  • Answer all the application questions




Please address cover letter to:


Dan Haynes, Director of Maintenance


Valparaiso University


Valparaiso, IN 46383


Job LocationValparaiso, Indiana, United StatesPosition TypeFull-Time/Regular
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