Maintenance Craftsman, Senior

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Work type: Classified
Location: Boise, ID
Categories: Facilities Maintenance

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Job Summary/Basic Function:

Position duties include performing general maintenance and repairs to plumbing systems, HVAC systems and related equipment, as well as electrical repairs, fixture replacement and light carpentry. Incumbent will be required to respond to after-hours call in requests.

Shift Details:
Sunday- Thursday
12:00 pm -9:30 pm

Level Scope:

Regularly works on tasks that are varied and complex. Applies full range and job knowledge; frequently adapts procedures, techniques, tools, materials, and/or equipment to meet specialized needs; may serve as lead; performs broad and/or focused assignments under general supervision; originality and ingenuity are often required to help establish procedures in functional area; relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish assigned tasks.

Essential Functions:

Maintenance and Repair, 70% 
This position will perform skilled trade duties in the operation, maintenance, and repair of buildings and related facilities and systems; perform related work in the following areas:

Electrical. Troubleshoot disengaged 110 volt (or less) electrical systems; replaces fixtures, ballast, pumps, motors and blowers. Maintains and repairs panels, circuits, wiring, and related systems; replaces switches, receptacles, ballast’s, fuse boxes, heat systems, motors, fans and lights; repairs electric motors and extension cords; installs communication cable and telephone lines; assists journeyman electricians in new installations.

Plumbing. Maintains, repairs, replaces and rebuilds plumbing: fixtures, faucets, sinks, tubs, showers, toilets, urinals, valves, water fountains, investigate water heater issues; water service and drain lines; cleans/unclogs pipes, tanks, floor drains and toilets; cuts and threads or sweats pipe; repairs steam traps and pipes on heat systems; conducts preventive maintenance of plumbing and steam systems; replaces seats, stems, washer, O-ring and packing seals.

Carpentry. General work in framing, cabinet installation, door repair and installation. Investigate/repair built-up, shake, shingle, and other roofing issues; hang pictures, patches holes in walls using sheetrock, plywood, tile, and plaster; and dry wall repair.

HVAC. Troubleshoot heating and cooling systems to include: forced air gas, hydronic, PTAC and electric baseboard heat. Maintains and repairs heating, ventilating, and air conditioning equipment such as air compressors, dryers, strainers, pneumatic and electronic thermostat controls and piping systems; insures water, fan and steam coils, motors, belts, blowers, pulleys, condenser pans, duct work, dampers, and related systems are working properly; repairs fire alarm and pumping systems.

Administrative Duties, 20% 
Maintain proper repair records, prepare related reports, and promptly close out work orders with complete notes. Perform required tests and keep required logs. Performs or coordinate mandatory safety tests. Makes sure necessary safety inspections by outside contractors are completed as required. Order and select necessary parts and materials to perform job functions. Maintain inventory of replacement parts. Keeps building plans and blueprints filed and in proper order. Conducts preventive maintenance on building devices and systems.

Security/Miscellaneous, 10% 
Senior Maintenance Craftsmen are responsible for maintaining building security such as securing rooms and apartments and exterior doors when entering and leaving facilities. Staff members are expected to report any illegal or suspicious behaviors, fire hazards and other safety concerns to their supervisor immediately. Departmental keys will be issued to employees, which they are responsible for at all times. This position will aid in maintaining the safety of housing facilities during inclement weather to include snow removal (shoveling and snow blowing), applying de-icing agents to walkways and stairs, etc. The employee must demonstrate an understanding of Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) and common safety practices. Use hand held devices to include meters for measuring carbon monoxide

Senior Maintenance Craftsmen are expected to maintain a high level of customer service in their interactions with residents, guests and other staff members by providing direction and answering basic questions as well as following up with appropriate staff regarding concerns and issues. Staff may also aid in instruction of temporary help and student workers, under supervisor discretion. Staff are also required to attend regular staff/departmental meetings and trainings.

Operates equipment used in building maintenance and repair, removes debris from area; repairs appliances; responds to emergency call-backs; functions as lead-worker over other maintenance staff and assists with general related trade duties.

Position also takes rotation as Maintenance on Call. On-call employees are required to maintain their physical condition to be able to work at any time while they are on call. On-call employees need not remain at home and are general free to engage in his/her own pursuits. However, the on-call employee must be quickly reachable by cell phone and typically must arrive to the work site within 30 minutes.

Ability to work in confined spaces such as elevators and under building tunnels.

Join team in snow removal as needed.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
  • Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance
  • Ability to inspect equipment, structures, or materials to identify the cause of errors or other problems or defects.
Minimum Qualifications:

Good knowledge of: carpentry, plumbing, electrical and general building maintenance.

Some knowledge of: HVAC and mechanical systems maintenance; building codes.

Experience: performing skilled carpentry, plumbing, electrical, and building maintenance repair; using and maintaining tools and equipment normally associated with carpentry, mechanics, plumbing, and electrical work; reading blueprints and schematics.

Preferred Qualifications:

Not Required, but Preferred: Fluency in two or more languages.
Salary and Benefits:

Salary commensurate with experience. Boise State University is committed to offering a benefits package that provides health and financial protection plans as well as resources to promote health and well-being. Our program provides flexibility so you can choose the benefits that are right for you and your family. Learn more about our benefit options at

Required Application Materials:

Please provide a resume with employment history and contact information for three (3) professional references.



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Boise State University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. Boise State University is building a culturally diverse faculty and staff and strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and covered veterans. As a federal contractor, the University will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. View Boise State's complete Pay Transparency Policy Statement. If you require an accommodation to complete this application, please contact Human Resources at 208-426-1616
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