Ohio University - Athens, OH

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Under general direction of a lead worker or supervision by departmental administrator performs highly skilled preventive maintenance work (e.g. motor analysis & repair; equipment and specialty equipment trouble-shooting, lubrication & repair; air & water balancing). Provides work direction, training & mentoring of lower-level technicians and/or other trades workers performing craft duties. Reads blueprints, schematics, diagrams, & periodically inspections operation of equipment.

  • Adheres to all OSHA and/or Ohio University required safety guidelines
  • Provides work direction, training and mentoring or lower-level technicians in installation, maintenance and troubleshooting of equipment.
  • Lubricates equipment and replaces bearings
  • Repairs specialty equipment- exercies equipment, lab equipment, kitchen equipment
  • Performs air and water balancing
  • Performs predictive maintenance-vibration analysis, noise analysis, oil analysis, and motor current analysis.
  • Replaces filters and belts
  • Completes necessary documentation. Uses computerized maintenance management system ( CMMS ).
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications

  • 48 months skilled experience in preventive maintenance, or equivalent;
  • Successful completion of pertinent written & practical test may be required.
  • Valid driver’s license.
  • Journey-level working knowledge of preventive maintenance.
  • Ability to read & write common vocabulary in sentence structure
  • Abililty to add, subtract, multiply & divide whole numbers, calculate fractions, decimals & percentages;
  • Ability to apply principles to solve practical problems.
  • Knowledge of all applicable OSHA and/or Ohio University safety guidelines and procedures.
  • Ability to carry out instructions in written, oral, blueprints, schematics, diagrams and pictorial form, understand manuals & verbal instructions technical in nature.
  • Abilitly to work independently or with others.
  • Demonstrated willingness to work with diverse populations.
  • Ability to demonstrate dexterity and skill in use of craft-associated hand &/or power tools & equipment.
  • Ability to work at heights
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.
  • May be exposed to dirt, grease, odors, cramped conditions, extreme hot or cold temperatures, heights, and electrical hazards
  • May be exposed to dangerous machinery
  • May be exposed to confined spaces.
  • Must have an established pattern of good work habits and performance with good interpersonal skills.
Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of employee mentoring*, training* and development*, inventory control*.
  • Skill in using a computer and related programs for a Computer maintenance Management System*.
  • May be developed after Employment

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