Sr Maintenance/Repair Technician - Miami University in Oxford Ohio

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Miami University

Oxford, Ohio

United States


Detailed Job Description

Job ID: 1816 - AFSCME - FT (hourly)

Performs a variety of mechanical tasks related to performing general maintenance on University buildings.


Job Duties:

1) Customer Service Function - Provides assistance to internal and external customers promptly and courteously; maintains frequent communication with the customer concerning status of equipment usability; performs quality work consistent with manufacturer's requirements; maintains a professional appearance and attitude 

2) Mechanical Function - Performs pressure differential readings to determine frequency of filter changes; changes various types of air filter media in HVAC equipment; replaces belts, adjusts to proper tension, and ensures appropriate alignment; performs alignment on pumps; tests operation of dampers; maintains temperature control compressors

3) Lubrication Function - Changes oil in gearboxes, oils bearings, greases motors and bearings, and lubricates mechanical dampers and linkages per manufacturer's recommendations 

4) Cleaning Function - Cleans mechanical and electrical rooms and/or spaces; cleans mechanical and electrical equipment to include air handlers, pumps, motors, fans, air intake louvers and area wells, air compressors, radiant heat systems, fan coil units, and coils of all types 

5) Inspection Function - Reports any obvious or suspected equipment malfunctions to supervisor to include worn sheaves, bearings, pneumatic leaks, steam or fluid leaks, dampers not operating properly, or excessive oil consumption 

6) Tool Proficiency/Safety - Utilizes mechanical hand tools and other relevant equipment; utilizes lockout/tagout equipment; maintains tools in a clean and serviceable condition; reports broken or damaged items for repair or replacement 

7) Additional Functions - Assists in the performance of other building trades tasks in maintaining industrial equipment and in response to emergency situations as assigned 

Working Conditions:

Work may include lifting of materials that weigh up to 75 pounds, bending, stooping, carrying, climbing (to include extension ladders); ability to enter attic and basement areas with chase ways/doorways as small as 18 inches by 24 inches is required; ability to work in man lifts up to 80-feet from the ground is required; work environment may be very hot or cold, with respirator if required.

Minimum Qualifications

1) Education/Experience - High school diploma (or GED), six months of mechanical/trade training beyond high school and two years of repair/maintenance experience in light to moderately complex plumbing, electrical and/or mechanical tasks, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. 

2) Driver's License - Valid driver's license is required.

Preferred Qualifications

1) EPA Universal Refrigeration Certification

2) General Knowledge - Basic knowledge and understanding of plumbing, electrical and other building functionality systems, HVAC, refrigeration, and other mechanical systems

3) Attention to Detail - ability to maintain detailed and complete records of maintenance, and testing activities 

4) Communication Skills - ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, to a wide range of persons 

5) Customer Service Skills - understanding of modern customer service theories, practices and methods 

Special Instructions to Applicant

Employment will require a criminal background check according to University guidelines.

Miami University, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with smoke- and tobacco-free campuses, is committed to a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from minorities, females, veterans and individuals with disabilities.

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  • Opportunities for growth and advancement
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Employment Type:Administrative Staff
Degree Required: See Job Description
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Analyst / Staff
Salary: See Job Description
Type of School:Research University
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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