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East Tennessee State University

Title Code: 6105 

Occ. Group: 415.290 

Custodial Equipment Mechanic

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.


Employees in this class are under general supervision. Work performed in the repair and maintenance of custodial equipment and performing related work as required. 

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities

Repairs and maintains in accordance with manufacturer's specification and operation manuals custodial electrical and mechanical equipment.

Uses hand tools, power tools, and testing equipment to repair and maintain custodial equipment.

Observes and listens to custodial equipment in operation to locate cause of trouble.

Dismantles custodial equipment to gain access and remove defective parts.

Repairs or replaces defective parts using hand or power tools.

Starts equipment to test its performance.

Lubricates and cleans parts.

Operates common power and hand tools in making and repairing parts.

Maintains inventory, location and maintenance records of all custodial equipment.

Initiates purchase orders for parts.

Performs other work as assigned. 

Required Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of materials, methods, and principles used in the performance of custodial equipment maintenance and repair.

Knowledge of the use, care, and maintenance of required tools and equipment both specialized and common.

Knowledge of occupational hazards and safety precautions.

Ability to use and operate required tools and equipment.

Ability to read and follow manufacturer's specifications and operations manuals.

Ability to perform manual labor.

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

Recommended Qualifications

Applicants possessing these qualifications have a good probability for success in this class. However, applicants not possessing these qualifications should apply if they believe their training and experience will enable them to perform the work successfully. Successful completion of the tenth grade. Experience in electronic and/or mechanical equipment repair and maintenance. 

  Date     Skill         Eval            
10/1/80      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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