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Office of Human Resources

East Tennessee State University

Title Code: 6195 

Occ. Group: 412.901 

Maintenance Worker

Skill Level: 5

FLSA Status: Non-exempt

IPEDS: 610

Expectations for All Employees

East Tennessee State University pursues its mission based upon core values. An employee's job performance must support and exhibit the university's core values:

PEOPLE come first, are treated with dignity and respect, and are encouraged to achieve their full potential;
RELATIONSHIPS are built on honesty, integrity and trust;
of people and thought is respected;
is achieved through teamwork, leadership, creativity, and a strong work ethic;
is achieved through wise use of human and financial resources; and COMMITMENT to intellectual achievement is embraced.

Job Purpose

Work performed in a variety of skilled maintenance tasks including carpentry, painting, plumbing, and masonry and performing related work as required.

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities

Performs a variety of carpentry tasks in the construction and maintenance of buildings and other facilities

Performs a variety of plumbing tasks such as removing, replacing or repairing plumbing fixtures, water lines, etc.

Performs work of an unskilled, semi-skilled, or skilled nature when necessary such as painting, masonry, etc.

Performs other work as assigned

Supplemental Functions

All incumbents are expected to perform these functions except for those qualifying under the Americans with Disabilities Act for a reasonable accommodation.

These functions may vary by institution. 

Incumbents may provide backup to various functions within the unit.

Direction Received

Employees work under general supervision.  Advice and guidance are available from the supervisor as needed for complex issues or exceptions to policy.

Direction Given


Job Specifications

Completion of the tenth grade; experience in building and plant maintenance involving a variety of work such as carpentry, painting, plumbing and masonry

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Worker Characteristics

Knowledge of methods, material, and procedures used in general repair and maintenance work

Knowledge of occupational hazards and safety precautions

Knowledge of machines, tools, and equipment used in a variety of tasks as required

Ability to follow instructions

Ability to use, clean, repair and maintain equipment, tools, and machinery required in accomplishing tasks

Ability to evaluate situations and make decisions

Ability to establish and maintain an effective working relationship with other employees

Working Conditions/Physical Demands/Special Conditions

Specific working conditions, physical demands and special conditions relative to this position are on file in the Office of Human Resources for your information

Date                Skill                 Evaluation
5/2004               5                  532023213

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. 

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