Maintenance Technician

Immediate Supervisor: Architectural Trades Coordinator

Position Summary:  The primary duties of the Maintenance Technician are general upkeep of campus buildings, equipment and grounds including light plumbing, electrical, HVAC, carpentry, appliance repair, furniture moving/set-up, landscaping and waste management.  Under the direction of the Architectural Trades Coordinator, the maintenance technician completes daily tasks, assigned work orders and assists both the Technical and Architectural Trades technicians in completing planned maintenance and repairs.  The maintenance technician position is largely self-directed, must provide excellent customer service and communicate well.      

Responsibilities:

  • Drywall repair, painting and general carpentry
  • Major appliance repair
  • Basic/intermediate plumbing
  • Basic/intermediate electrical (when no license is required)
  • Cleaning up after completing tasks
  • Landscape/Grounds work
  • Waste management
  • Furniture moving and event set-up
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Compliance with COVID vaccination policies required.
  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Possess a valid Michigan driver’s license and maintain a good driving record in accord with college policy.
  • Minimum of three years previous experience in property management maintenance, other building maintenance, or related trade.
  • Experience in or Certified in either HVAC, NATE, or EPA 608 is preferred but not required
  • Excellent problem solving skills
  • Good mechanical aptitude and basic math skills, ability to pass mechanical aptitude test
  • Good verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills
  • Basic computer skills, ability to use e-mail and computerized maintenance management system
  • Orientation toward safety and safe work practices
  • Must have reliable transportation
  • Must have working phone for emergency contact
  • Must be able to work overtime and report for after-hours emergencies

Kalamazoo College is a selective, nationally known liberal arts college offering students a personalized, integrated undergraduate experience known as the K-Plan that interweaves a traditional liberal arts curriculum with individualized research and experiential educational experiences in both domestic and international settings. Founded in 1833, Kalamazoo College is one of 40 dynamic Colleges That Change Lives, a group of 40 colleges that excel at developing potential, values and initiative, and provide the foundation for success beyond college. The campus is located midway between Chicago and Detroit in Kalamazoo, Michigan, a metropolitan community of 225,000 that supports four college and university campuses along with numerous civic arts and cultural associations. Thirty-five miles from Lake Michigan, the area offers many opportunities for outdoor activities.

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