General Maintenance Worker
University of Southern California 301 reviews - Los Angeles, CA

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USC Auxiliary Services, one of the largest divisions at the University of Southern California, is a dynamic organization comprised of five integral business units: USC Bookstores, USC Hospitality, USC Housing, USC Transportation, and the Radisson Hotel. At USC Auxiliary Services, we strive "to create the best USC experience" with quality products and services that anchor our Los Angeles campuses. Whether you come to USC for a day's visit, a world-class education, or a rewarding career, there's a good chance you'll be shopping, dining, riding, or staying with us!

USC Auxiliary Services is seeking a General Maintenance Technician to join its Housing team!

USC Housing manages more than 50 properties, hosting over 7,600 undergraduate, professional and graduate students each year. USC's Residential College experience includes trained student and faculty residential advisors, weekly programming and events, and numerous special interest communities.

The General Maintenance Technician provides general maintenance and repair for the appliance, electric, carpentry, painting and plumbing trades. Makes recommendations to resolve recurring problems.

Job Accountabilities:
Provides customer service to students, faculty, staff and external customers. Meets customer needs, offers options, resolves problems and follows up with customers. Ensures full customer satisfaction without unnecessarily referring customer to other staff members. Maintains friendly, helpful demeanor.

Provides on-going preventive maintenance for appliances including air conditioners, heaters, refrigerators, stoves, ovens and dishwashers.

Troubleshoots and repairs or replaces appliance parts and perform repairs on commercial kitchen equipment, e.g.. walk-in coolers, freezers, ice machines, dish machine conveyor belts, slicers, dishwashers, electric ranges, etc., as needed.

Repairs or replaces light bulbs, ballasts, switches, plugs, light fixtures, etc. Maintains room wiring systems and emergency exit signs, adjusts timers, tests and replaces smoke detectors and emergency lights. Secures electrical wires. Repairs vacuum cleaners as needed.

Prepares walls for painting, patches holes, replaces dry wall, paints. Stains and refinishes wood work, such as wall paneling and furniture, etc. Assists in roof repairs, repairs or replaces tiles, performs caulking.

Maintains appliance part inventory. Builds interior walls, fabricates cabinets, drawers and screens, assembles furniture. Repairs or replaces closet doors, drawers, non-fire rated doors, door locks, closers and hinges, tiles, bathroom fixtures, etc. Performs preventive maintenance.

Installs safety restraints on cabinets and furniture. Patches and stretches carpet, replaces broken windows and ceiling tiles, performs caulking.

Repairs or replaces various plumbing fixtures and hardware, e.g.. faucets, shower fixtures, water fountains, garbage disposals, sinks and toilets.

Unclogs sluggish or stopped drains, including main drains. Performs minor repairs on water heaters.

Performs light welding, light vehicle maintenance. Performs utility work, e.g.. installing or removing posts and signs, patching street holes with asphalt, repairing gates, etc.

Performs other related duties as assigned or requested. The University reserves the right to add or change duties at any time.

The University of Southern California offers great benefits and perks for eligible staff and dependents, including medical, dental and vision plans, Tuition Assistance, paid time off, flexible spending accounts, retirement plan contribution, and discounts to USC sporting events and USC Bookstores.

The University of Southern California values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment.

Minimum Qualifications:
Minimum Education:
Specialized/technical training
Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum education

Minimum Experience:
6 - 12 months

Minimum Field of Expertise:
Knowledge of thermodynamic laws, refrigerator cycles, electricity principles, test/detection instruments, hand/power tools, wood finishing, AC/DC currents, wiring, painting, construction and plumbing.

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Education:
Preferred Experience:
1 year

Preferred Field of Expertise:
Knowledge of all applicable safety procedures and precautions. Clean DMV record.

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