Summer Maintenance Craftsperson Temp

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Work type: Classified
Location: Boise, ID
Categories: Housing, Temporary opportunities

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Job Summary/Basic Function:

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

Department Overview:

Are you handy with tools and looking for a rewarding summer job? Join Boise State University’s Housing and Residence Life team as a Summer Maintenance Craftsperson! Help us keep our residence halls in top shape while gaining valuable experience. You'll be performing maintenance tasks, repairs, and general upkeep, ensuring a comfortable and safe living environment for our students.

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

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:

60% of Time the Summer Maintenance Craftsperson must perform:

  • 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 lead worker over other maintenance staff and assists with general related trade duties.

40% of Time the Summer Maintenance Craftsperson must perform duties:

  • Determined by department needs
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.

Salary and Benefits:

$14.96 - $19.95 per hour. This position is not eligible for benefits. 

Required Application Materials:
  • Resume
  • References



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