Performs general maintenance on various types of buildings, equipment and systems, ie., motors, pumps, valves, bearings, floats, pulleys, belts, switches, relays, plugs, light ballasts, light photo cells, fuses, circuit breakers, timers, transformers, wiring and fire sensors.
Assists in preventive maintenance on facility systems and equipment; maintains HVAC system, including VAV boxes; thermostats; electrical systems, pneumatic controls, electrical and electronic controls, actuators, etc.; maintains boilers, domestic hot water systems and pumps.
Repairs and maintains machinery and mechanical equipment in accordance with diagrams, sketches, operating manuals, manufacturers' specifications or supervisor's instructions, using hand and power tools, precision measuring or testing devices. Provides expertise and has a working knowledge in the mechanical aspects of construction and maintenance in the areas of electrical, plumbing, and HVAC.
Perform a variety of skilled maintenance activities in the support of the University's indoor swimming pool complex, including chemical control equipment, operation and maintenance of pumps and motors; and ensuring the total water quality.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Responsible for complete maintenance in area of assignment.
Observes and adjusts a wide variety of mechanical equipment to assure proper operation. This equipment includes pumps, engines, motors, conveyors, compressors and laboratory equipment.
Dismantles equipment for servicing, repair or installation of replacement parts
Lubricates and cleans pumps, motors, fans, machinery and other mechanical equipment
Replaces washers, seals, packing or parts on faucets, water coolers, flushometers, valves, traps, etc.
Clears stoppages in sanitary or storm drainage systems using plumber's snake, vacuum or manual plungers
Replaces defective bulbs, sockets, switches, ballasts, fuses, and receptacles in buildings or on the exterior areas of the campus.
Regulates steam and hot water equipment in mechanical rooms, offices, laboratories, residence areas, etc. Adjusts valves, thermostats and dampers.
Maintain proper pool water chemistry including calibrating and adjusting chemical dispensers, and assures water purification standards.
Monitor pool functions to include reading gauges, graphs, meters, and control panels to ensure water quality.
Clean and maintain chemical dispensing units, pumps and boilers, as required.
Repair and maintain pool equipment, pumps, small and large motors, pipes, valves, chemical dispensing units and chlorinators.
Performs labor or other semi-skilled duties including drilling, digging, etc.
Cooperates and coordinates work with other crafts as needed
Maintains inspection duties according to established procedures and preventative maintenance schedules. May be asked to formulate new task lists.
Reports unsafe conditions and building or equipment damage to supervisors
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES. This is a non-supervisory position.
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 essential functions.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE. High school graduate or GED preferred. A minimum of four years experience as a general or trades maintenance mechanic; or graduation from a recognized trade school and two years of acceptable experience. Journeyman certificate preferred.
LANGUAGE SKILLS. Ability to read blue prints, procedure manuals, work orders, equipment operating instructions and general correspondence (ie: memos, letters, etc.). Ability to effectively communicate with staff, students, administration and visitors. Ability to read and accurately complete maintenance requests, time sheets, supply requests, etc.
MATHEMATICAL SKILLS. Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.
REASONING ABILITY. Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS. Requires at least a type 2 refrigerant transition and recovery certification. Journeyman Certificate preferred. Must have valid Driver's License and ability to meet University's insurance requirements for driving University vehicles.
OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES. Should be skilled in the refrigeration field including installation, trouble shooting and repair of equipment from small appliances to industrial size.
Should be skilled in hydronics and other applications of heating and chiller systems. This includes installation, trouble shooting and repair of gas fired furnaces, low-pressure steam boilers, chillers, pumping systems and air handling equipment.
Should be skilled in the electrical trade to include trouble shooting of industrial equipment, fixtures and controls. Should be able to design and install electrical fixtures and equipment involved in various construction projects.
Should have a working understanding of DDC automated controls, pneumatic controls and other control systems.
Should have a general knowledge of computers operations (prefer MicroSoft Word and Excel).
Should be knowledgeable of water chemistry including chemical treatments for boilers, closed water loops and condenser and domestic water systems to prevent corrosion and scaling of equipment. Chemical treatment duties consist of training, handling of water treatment chemicals, testing and management of pumps, controls and related equipment
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; use hands to finger, handle or feel including the use of a computer keyboard; reach with hands and arms; work on their feet for several hours at a time; bend, stoop, climb ladder/stairs; and work overhead, using a ladder or scaffolding. The employee is frequently required to lift and/or move up to 50 lbs. The employee is occasionally required to climb extension ladders and to work while balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, or moving within confined areas including equipment, crawl and attic spaces; and talk or hear including the use of a telephone and 2 way radio.
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
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.
Typically the employee works indoors, in classroom, business office and athletic facility environments with a moderate noise level. Frequently the employee is required to work in the maintenance shop or mechanical rooms working with loud power equipment. Occasionally the employee will be required to work outside the building in inclement weather doing construction, repair and maintenance functions.
Missouri Southern State University is a four year liberal arts public institution serving more than 5,000 students in over 140 academic programs offering undergraduate and graduate degrees. Internationally-focused semesters and enriching cultural events in theatre, art, music and film create an engaging learning environment for students and citizens of the region. MSSU is located in Joplin, MO, which is considered to be the Crossroads of America, and serves as the commercial hub for the four states area. Joplin is a resilient and vibrant city with a population of over 50,000 serving a metropolitan statistical area of 208,000. There is quick and easy access to Northwest Arkansas, Kansas City, and Tulsa, as well as numerous outdoor activities and attractions throughout the Ozarks.