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East Tennessee State University

Title Code: 7325
Occ. Group: 416.502 

Maintenance Utility Helper

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 close supervision. Work performed assisting a semi-skilled worker in a variety of semi-skilled maintenance tasks including carpentry, electrical, plumbing, and masonry; performing related work as required. 

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities

Assisting semi-skilled Maintenance Utility Worker by helping to remove, replace, or repair light fixtures, switches, and wall plugs that are simple in nature.

Assisting a semi-skilled Maintenance Utility Worker by helping unstop drain with plunger.

Assisting a semi-skilled Maintenance Utility Worker by helping in simple replacement of plumbing parts and fixtures.

Performs a variety of custodial tasks in the maintenance area and other facilities. 

Required Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of the materials and equipment used in general maintenance and construction.

Knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety precautions.

Ability to carry out simple oral instructions.

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. Completion of the tenth grade. 

Date         Skill         Eval           
7/1/81          2     331013112

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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