Under the direction of the Building Trades Supervisor, the General Maintenance Technician (GMT) is responsible for completing assigned work orders relating to the Universityâ™s 7-day, 24 hour service program for the safe operation, maintenance, and general upkeep of Brandeis facilities, buildings and equipment. Responds to routine general services requests as well as any/all emergency requests to ensure a safe and functional campus. Performs basic tasks associated with all major building trades (carpentry, plumbing, electrical, HVAC and locksmithing). Covers shifts or portions of shifts for other employees working in the 24 hour service program. May be assigned to one or more trade shops.
Carpentry:Â Wall repair; furniture repair; hang writing boards, shelving, and pictures; window and door hardware repair; ceiling tile replacement; window blind and shade repair and installation; window screen fabrication and installation; carpet and tile repair; painting.
Locksmithing:Â Basic repair or replacement of door hardware including closers, locks, and cylinders.
Electrical:Â Replace lamps, bulbs, and lens covers; test generators, take meter readings; clean electrical and mechanical areas; reset breakers.
HVAC:Â Make minor repairs or adjustments to heating and air conditioning equipment; cut threads, repack pumps; lubricate fans, motors, control units; change filters; install or remove heating /air conditioning units
Emergency Response:Â Upon receiving such instruction from Campus Public Safety personnel, shut down or close fire sprinkler valves; reset fire alarm panels.
Assists other GMT staff with their daily tasks as needed, including carrying and transporting loads.
Provides appropriate support during various university events, including annual electrical shutdown, opening of school and commencement.
Shift: 12:00am- 8:00amÂ Sun-Thurs (Fri/Sat Off)
Follows proper safety procedures and observes all safety rules and regulations including OSHA. Cleans work areas and maintain tools and equipment. Reports building damages, malfunctioning equipment, needed maintenance and/or repairs in assigned work areas. Responds to emergency call ins. Inputs data into computerized work order system, recording time and work order information. Participates in training to keep and acquire knowledge, skills and abilities in order to remain current with standard operational practices and revised standards. Maintains appropriate certifications and licenses Interacts professionally and follows up with members of the campus community.
Physical/Environmental Demands: Must be physically able to perform all of the essential duties of the position as set forth in this Position Description, including but not limited to the following:
Observe safety rules at all times
Read, write, understand and carry out oral and written instructions in English
Work on ladders, scaffolds and rooftops, in bucket trucks, pits, manholes and other confined spaces
Work in an environment subject to frequent changing of priorities and time deadlines
Ability to operate a variety of stationary and portable power tools (drill, reciprocating saw, circular saw, table saw, radial saw, miter saw, nail gun, etc.) and various hand tools
Drive a University vehicle
Bend, stoop, manually lift and move equipment and supplies up to 60 pounds (heavier material or equipment is lifted using other methods)
Job Qualifications and Requirements
High or trade school graduate, or GED
Minimum of 3-5 years full-time demonstrated, documented experience performing a variety of work within the associated trades
Ability to keep records, write reports and identify job related materials
Ability to cover shifts or portions of shifts for other employees working in the 24 hour service program
Valid and current Massachusetts Driverâ™s License
OSHA 10 training preferred
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ethnicity, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, including transgender identity, religion, disability, age, genetics, active military or veteran status and any other characteristics protected under applicable federal or Massachusetts law.
As a medium-sized private research university with global reach, we are dedicated to first-rate undergraduate education while making groundbreaking discoveries. Four major academic units with 3,600 undergraduates and 2,050 graduate students comprise the University: the College of Arts and Sciences, the Heller School for Social Policy and Management, the International Business School, and the Rabb School of Continuing Studies. In 1985, Brandeis was elected to membership in the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU), which represents the 62 leading research universities in the United States and Canada. Brandeis has been ranked among the top 35 national universities by U.S. News & World Report every year since the rankings’ inception. Our 235-acre campus is located in the suburbs of Boston, a global hub for higher education and innovation. Our faculty are leaders in their fields, as passionate about teaching and mentorship as they are about pushing the boundaries of knowledge. Our students are motivated, compassionate, curious and open to exploring new and challenging experiences. Brandeis was founded in 1948 as a nonsectarian university under the sponsorship of th...e American Jewish community to embody its highest ethical and cultural values and to express its gratitude to the United States through the traditional Jewish commitment to education. By being a nonsectarian university that welcomes students, teachers and staff of every nationality, religion and orientation, Brandeis renews the American heritage of cultural diversity, equal access to opportunity and freedom of expression.