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Maintenance Repair Worker

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Work Type: Staff/Classified AFSCME
Location: Kent Campus
Category: Full-time
Home Org/Dept: Recreational Services - Kent Campus [100486]

Job Title:

Maintenance Repair Worker

Physical Location:

 Kent Campus - Kent, OH


 $15.85 - $16.54(6 month rate) 

Basic Function:

Under general supervision, performs a variety of tasks in maintenance of buildings, equipment, and systems within buildings. Reports to Building Maintenance Supervisor or other designated supervisor.

Additional Basic Function – if applicable:


Examples of Duties:

Duties/essential functions may include, but not be limited to, the following: 

Maintains, repairs, and replaces various plumbing equipment such as water and sewage lines, sinks, faucets, toilets, bathtubs, drain lines, and iron, copper, and plastic pipes; performs minor installation of same. Opens plugged drains; checks pipes for leaks; replaces, repairs, and maintains pipe covering insulation; lubricates pumps and valves; and changes filters and motor couplers.

Maintains, repairs, and replaces various pieces of electrical equipment such as light fixtures, ballasts, electrical outlets, switches and appliances; ensures that safety regulations are followed.

Installs, repairs, and replaces doors, windows, floors, walls, roofs, furniture, door closures, locks, window air conditioners, cabinets, etc.

May build masonry forms and pour concrete for entrance ways, sidewalks, ramps, etc.

May replace and maintain various HVAC equipment such as heating lines, thermostats, heaters, motors, air conditioners, air handlers, absorption machines, and air compressors; cleans and performs minor installation of same; adjusts and replaces belts on motors and other drive equipment; adjusts settings on thermostats and valves.

May paint fixtures, rooms, buildings, signs, equipment, interior and exterior pipes, and furniture.

Repairs metal parts and equipment. May operate machine tools in order to make repairs on building and equipment parts; inspects buildings and equipment for needed repairs and compliance with technical orders, blueprints, specifications, handbooks, and/or established procedures.

Notes and reports any needed repairs during the performance of preventative maintenance.

Assists and provides access to contractors and inspectors.

Operates computerized energy management system.

Performs custodial and groundskeeping duties to include snow removal, as required; may repair food service and custodial equipment.

May drive vehicle to pick up and deliver personnel and materials.

May be required to assist tradespersons in the above duties and train and direct student employees or employees in a lower pay grade; may participate in training new employees.

Performs related duties as required.

Additional Examples of Duties – if applicable:


Minimum Qualifications:

A minimum of two years skilled work experience in one or a combination of the following areas: carpentry, electrical, plumbing, or heating/air conditioning (or equivalent combination of education and experience which provides comparable knowledge, skills and abilities). Successful completion of relevant skilled trades training or certification program may be substituted for up to one year of experience.


Valid Ohio driver's license with safe driving record, if required by position.

Knowledge Of:

One or a combination of the following: carpentry, electrical, plumbing, and/or heating/air conditioning
Appropriate safety practices

Skill In:

Use of hand and power tools and welding equipment

Ability To:

Demonstrate mechanical aptitude to include skill in building and equipment maintenance and repair
Diagnose problems and determine appropriate action
Interpret and apply blueprints and schematic diagrams
Demonstrate physical dexterity and lift 100 pounds
Work in high places, tunnels, and crawl spaces
Read (e.g., log cards, work orders, repair manuals), write (e.g., materials requests), and accurately follow oral, written, and graphic instructions
Perform basic mathematics (e.g., add, subtract, multiply, and divide whole numbers, fractions, and decimals, and to calculate percentages)
Operate computerized equipment

Preferred Qualifications – if applicable:



Asterisk (*) indicates knowledge, skills, abilities which require assessments

Working Conditions / Physical Requirements:

Exposed to dirt, odors, moisture/wetness, heights, variable temperatures and weather conditions, loud equipment noise, potentially dangerous equipment (e.g., hand and power tools), light chemical substances (e.g., cleaning solutions), electricity and occasional high voltage; requires moderate physical exertion to include frequent lifting of up to 50 pounds (e.g., motors, repair parts), occasional lifting of up to 100 pounds (e.g., stall partitions), climbing ladders, extended periods of walking and standing, and working in crawl spaces; may work varied hours and shifts to include evenings, weekends, holidays, and rotating shifts; may be called to work in emergency situations; may require on- and off-campus travel.

Working Schedule:

 Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; however, schedule may vary to meet departmental needs.

Additional Information:


Must pass a security check.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Kent State University is a Smoke-Free, Tobacco-Free University effective July 1, 2017. Smoking and tobacco is not permitted on any of Kent State’s campuses or other locations and properties that are owned, operated, or leased by Kent State, both domestic and international. For additional details, visit<>.


The intent of this description is to illustrate the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and should not be interpreted to describe all the specific duties and responsibilities that may be required in any particular position. Directly related experience/education beyond the minimum stated may be substituted where appropriate at the discretion of the Appointing Authority. Kent State University reserves the right to revise or change job duties, job hours, and responsibilities.

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