Maintenance Craftsman

Job no: 497594
Work type: Classified
Location: Boise, ID
Categories: Facilities Maintenance, Housing, Temporary opportunities, Entry-Level

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Boise State University is building an inclusive community of faculty and staff whose unique skills, cultural contributions, work history, and perspectives create a rich and rewarding academic experience for our students. Research demonstrates that people thrive when they feel welcome, respected, and inspired. We seek applicants who are committed to helping us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community. Applications from members of historically marginalized groups, including women, BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color), those with disabilities, members of the LGBTQ+ community, those who have served in the military, and members of other underrepresented communities are strongly encouraged.

Job Summary/Basic Function:

To perform semi-skilled duties in the operation, maintenance and repair of buildings and related facilities and systems; perform related work.

This is a temporary, non-benefit-eligible position that is anticipated to last approximately three months.

Level Scope:

Applies skills and job knowledge in area of specialization; may adapt procedures, operations, techniques, tools, materials, and/or equipment to meet needs of area of specialization; may work on non-routine tasks; resolves issues/makes working decisions within area of specialization or responsibility with minimal supervision.

Essential Functions:

60% of Time the Maintenance Craftsman must:

  • Electrical. Maintains and repairs panels, circuits, wiring, and related systems; replaces switches, receptacles, ballast, fuse boxes, heat systems, motors, fans and lights; repairs electric motors; installs communication cable and telephone lines; assists journeyman electricians. Plumbing. Maintains and repairs plumbing fixtures; installs domestic, irrigation, and sprinkler systems; cuts and threads or sweats pipe; repairs steam traps; conducts preventive maintenance of plumbing and steam systems; assists journeyman plumbers.
  • Carpentry. Installs ceramic floor and wall tile, linoleum, plastic laminate and similar products; repairs built-up, shake, shingle, and other roofs; patches holes in walls; reglazes windows; sketches from oral instructions and works from drawings to design and build specialty items; builds and sets forms and pours and finishes concrete. HVAC. maintains and repairs heating, ventilating, and air conditioning equipment such as air compressors, dryers, strainers, pneumatic and electronic controls and piping systems; insures water and steam coils, motors, belts, pulleys, condenser pans, ductwork, dampers, and related systems are working properly; repairs fire alarm and pumping systems.
  • Conducts preventive maintenance on building devices and systems; operates equipment; performs machinist work; welds and repairs; rebuilds motors and performs mechanical and preventive maintenance work on equipment; repairs appliances; responds to emergency call-backs.
  • Functions as a lead worker over other maintenance staff and assists with general related trade duties.

35% of Time the Maintenance Craftsman will perform duties:

  • Determined by department needs

5% of Time the Maintenance Craftsman will: 

  • Perform other duties as assigned
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
  • Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair and maintenance
  • Ability to perform routine maintenance on equipment and determine when and what kind of maintenance is needed
Minimum Qualifications:

Some knowledge of: heating and cooling system maintenance and repair.

Experience: performing semi-skilled maintenance and repair involving carpentry, plumbing, electrical and general building maintenance trades work; using and maintaining tools and equipment normally associated with carpentry, mechanics, plumbing, and electrical work.

Salary and Benefits:

$15-$17.17 per hour. 

This is a temporary position that is not eligible for benefits. 

Application Instructions:

To apply, email your resume and a list of references to Jesse Donez at



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