Midwestern University Building Maintenance Technician - IL - Campus Facilities in Downers Grove, Illinois

Summary

The Building Maintenance Technician performs routine and extensive preventative maintenance and repair procedures on buildings, mechanical equipment and utility systems by performing the following duties.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Performs minor and major repair of all buildings and equipment. (Major repairs are performed under the supervision of licensed engineer.)

  • Performs preventive maintenance procedures on building mechanical equipment on a scheduled basis; inspects belts, checks fluid levels, replaces filters, greases bearings, seals, etc.; repairs or replaces broken parts.

  • Completes daily, weekly and monthly checklists on building equipment maintenance procedures and maintains records of scheduled maintenance procedures.

  • Cleans and inspects boiler; treats water with proper chemicals.

  • May operate a computer which controls and monitors mechanical equipment and utility systems.

  • Repairs refrigeration equipment.

  • Assembles and installs valves, pipe fittings, and pipes composed of metals, such as iron, steel, brass and lead, and nonmetals such as glass, vitrified clay, and plastic.

  • Installs and repairs plumbing fixtures such as sinks, commodes, bathtubs, water heaters, hot water tanks, garbage disposal units, dishwashers, and water softeners.

  • Repairs and maintains plumbing by replacing washers in leaky faucets, mending burst pipes, and opening clogged drains.

  • Monitors building temperatures and adjusts as necessary.

  • Responds to emergency maintenance requests as required.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities

This job has no supervisory responsibilities.

Qualifications

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.

Education and/or Experience

This individual must have a High School diploma or GED equivalent with EPA Universal Certification or a 1-year certificate from technical school or Associates degree in a related field. The EPA Universal Certification license is strongly desired. 1-2 years of related experience with plumbing and troubleshooting of electrical components that are related to HVAC equipment is preferred. Must have a valid driver’s license.

Computer Skills

Outlook and internet

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 regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and climb or balance. The employee is occasionally required to sit and taste or smell. The employee must regularly lift and /or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and color vision.

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 regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts. The employee is frequently exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; risk of electrical shock; and exposed to outside weather conditions. The noise level in this environment is moderately loud.

Midwestern University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not discriminate against an employee or applicant based upon race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability, or veterans status, in accord with 41 C.F.R. 60-1.4(a), 250.5(a), 300.5(a) and 741.5(a).