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General Maintenance Mechanic

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Position Details

Position Information

Title General Maintenance Mechanic
Department Boyce Thompson Arboretum (0104)
Location Outside of Tucson
Position Summary

This position provides support in the maintenance and repair of machinery, plumbing, physical structures, fixtures, and electrical wiring at Boyce Thompson Arboretum, located in Superior, Arizona.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state retirement plan; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

The University of Arizona has been listed by Forbes as one of America’s Best Employers in the United States and WorldatWork and the Arizona Department of Health Services have recognized us for our innovative work-life programs. For more information about working at the University of Arizona, please click here.

Duties & Responsibilities

• Performs the more complex plumbing, electrical and carpentry maintenance and repairs such as replacing solenoid valves, switches, relays and thermostats, rewiring appliances, constructing partitions and small out buildings, installing plumbing pipe and related plumbing fixtures.
• Performs general painting, plumbing, electrical and carpentry repairs, such as unstopping clogged sinks, drains and garbage disposals, resetting circuit breakers, replacing cord caps, buffer switches and light switches; makes minor repairs to heating, refrigeration, air conditioning units and other electrical equipment; repairs damaged walls and doors; paints inside and outside building walls; replaces windows; refinishes and repairs furniture.
• Uses power and hand tools to perform repair and maintenance work.
• Operates forklifts, dollies and other basic loading and unloading equipment as required.
• Drives trucks to transport materials such as furniture, supplies or equipment as required.
• Services equipment used by oiling, greasing and adding gas as required.
• Provides technical direction, coordinates the work schedules and reviews the performance of assigned personnel.
• May install and maintain fixtures and facilities.

May also assist with restroom maintenance and cleaning

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

• Knowledge of building and equipment maintenance/repair techniques.
• Skill in applying building and equipment maintenance/repair technique.
• Ability to effectively communicate.

Minimum Qualifications
Arizona Board of Regents Minimum Qualifications

Four years of general maintenance and repair experience; OR, any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education. Some positions in this classification may be required to obtain a current Arizona Type D driver’s license upon employment. Some positions in this classification may be required to obtain an Environmental Protection Agency Type 1 refrigeration license upon employment.

Preferred Qualifications
Full Time/Part Time Full Time
Number of Hours Worked per Week 40
Job Category Trades and Maintenance
Benefits Eligible Yes - Full Benefits
FLSA Non-Exempt
Posted Rate of Pay DOE
Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number S24243
Number of Vacancies One
Desired Start Date
Position End Date (if temporary)
Limited to Current UA Employees No
Contact Information for Candidates

Chris Spencer
spencer2@email.arizona.edu

Open Date 11/10/2017
Review Start Date 11/21/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicant
Quick Link for Internal Postings http://uacareers.com/postings/23161
Diversity Statement

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. We translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we encourage diverse candidates to apply, including people of color, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Where did you first learn about this position?
    • Arizona Daily Star
    • Arizona Republic
    • ArizonaDiversity.com
    • Careerbuilder.com
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Department of Economic Security (DES)
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • HigherEdsJobs.com
    • Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education
    • Indeed.com
    • InsideHigherEd.com
    • Jobing.Com
    • LinkedIn
    • Local Job Banks
    • Pima County One-Stop
    • Professional Conference
    • Professional journal/publication
    • Referred by UA Employee
    • Invited by Dept to Apply
    • UA Website
    • Other
  2. * Do you have four years of general maintenance and repair experience, or any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education?
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents