General Maintenance III, Facility Services
Northwest Missouri State University - Maryville, MO

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PRIMARY DUTY: This position maintains assigned areas of facilities by performing general maintenance, inspections, and repairs of the assigned facility’s buildings, electrical, and mechanical equipment and systems. This position utilizes common practices and procedures for carpentry, painting, electrical, heating, air conditioning, and plumbing.

Essential Functions:

  • Creates and develops relationships throughout the campus community with a customer service attitude
  • Leads by example and shifts own approach and perspective in adapting to change in work priorities, practices, and processes; Assists others in adapting to change and continually seeks to improve performance
  • Assists with energy efficiency assessments and helps to identify energy conversation measures
  • Performs safety inspection of facility’s exit signs/lights and emergency lights, emergency generation equipment, lightening protection, personal safety equipment, and other safety related devices on a routine/scheduled basis; Performs maintenance and repairs as required and allowed by code
  • Performs inspections and repairs of doors and windows, roof hatches, lighting systems, and related equipment/systems as required or allowed by code
  • Maintains daily operation of heating/cooling and domestic hot water heating systems
  • Troubleshoot and diagnose repairs on electrical, mechanical, and plumbing systems (ballast replacement, switch replacement, pump replacement, coil cleaning, contractors, starters, timers, belts and bearings, etc.)
  • Handles multiple tasks simultaneously; Prioritizes, schedules, and executes work orders and estimates scope, cost, and time requirements of routine maintenance actions
  • Interprets drawings, blueprints, schematics, and diagrams
  • Performs inspections and repairs to interior finishes (ceiling tile or floor tile replacement, carpet repair, painting, glass replacement, cabinet repair, chalkboards repair, wall repair, door repair or replacement, railing and partition repair, etc.)
  • Performs inspections and makes repairs to exterior (roof, roof drains, down spouts, caulking, tuck pointing, etc.)
  • Inspects and repairs steam & water lines, valves, and pumps as well as domestic plumbing equipment
  • Performs preventive maintenance tasks for electrical, HVAC, and plumbing systems, including but not limited to filter changes, coil cleaning, lug tightening, greasing, oiling, wipe down, vibration and temperature checks, blow down, consumable components replacement (such as packing glands, etc.)
  • Completes and submits the required paperwork (log books, timesheets, work orders, material requisition slips, etc.)
  • Communicates effectively with building managers and maintenance zone supervisors
  • Maintains accurate inventory information and orders necessary maintenance materials and supplies in a timely manner
  • Helps perform equipment/system condition analysis and preparation of information for upcoming budget year
  • Has knowledge of building access (keys, electronic credentials) and programming FOBs and locks, building/pinning cores
  • Has knowledge of hydraulic and pneumatic systems and/or controls
  • Perform other related duties as assigned

  • Qualifications:

    Education: High school diploma and Technical degree or certification in a related field (Ten years of experience across three technical skilled areas may be substituted for education)
    Certification/License: Valid driver’s license
    Experience: Knowledgeable of applicable codes and common safety practices for carpentry, painting, electrical, HVAC, and plumbing systems; two years or more of active experience working with computer, Microsoft Office and Computerized Maintenance Work Order System and/or Control System Software
    Skills: Familiar with common practices and procedures for carpentry, painting, and electrical, heating, air conditioning, and plumbing

    Education: Master’s degree or Journeyman certification in HVAC, Electrical, Mechanical, Plumbing, or Carpentry
    Experience: Ten years of experience in a maintenance or construction related field; five years or more of active experience working with a computer

    Additional Job Information:

    WORKING CONDITIONS: Typical hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. with a half hour lunch break. This position must be able to work in confined areas, tunnels, on roofs and on tall ladders or lifts (up to 60 feet). Conditions can be hot with high humidity or may be extremely cold and/or dry. Some areas will be loud and noisy and could require noise protection. There is exposure to possible bodily injury from moving mechanical parts, equipment, tools or machinery. There is exposure to possible electrical shock. This position may be required to work nights, weekends, and holidays as needed to support University events or emergencies.
    SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: May oversee full-time and/or student employees

    EQUIPMENT/MATERIALS USED: Common knowledge in the operation of vehicles, hand tools, portable drills, power saws, lifts, fork trucks, VOHM meters, lock out/tag out process, etc.

    TYPICAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The position must be able to lift up to 50 pounds and must have a full range of motions due to work environment and work conditions. This includes but is not limited to climbing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching, handling and holding. This position must be able to exert 20 to 50 pounds of force occasionally or 10 to 25 pounds of force frequently, or greater than negligible up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects. This position must be capable of seizing, holding, grasping, turning, or otherwise working with hand or hands. This position must be able to see clearly and identify or distinguish colors, such as wiring colors, or warning lights.

    COMMUNITY: Northwest Missouri State University is located in Maryville, Missouri, a community of 12,000 with a diverse economy, and a strong industrial base. Maryville is located 45 miles north of St. Joseph, Missouri and 90 miles north of Kansas City, Missouri. For more information visit the website at .

    UNIVERSITY: Northwest Missouri State University is a traditional resident-based campus with total enrollment over 7,200 students, which includes undergraduate and graduate students. Northwest, a four-time winner of the Missouri Quality Award, is a teaching-focused institution requiring a twelve-hour teaching load per trimester. For more information visit the website at .

    APPLICATION DEADLINE: Until position is filled

    DATE AVAILABLE: Immediately

    TO APPLY: Please fill out a Northwest application online by clicking on the APPLY button on the top of the page. Please contact the Office of Human Resources at 660-562-1127 or email for more information.

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