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East Tennessee State University

Title Code: 6170 

Occ. Group: 415.899 

Maintenance 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 a variety of skilled maintenance tasks including carpentry, electrical, plumbing, air conditioning and refrigeration, and performing related work as required. 

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities

Installs or repairs electrical outlets, lighting fixtures, timers, motor controls, electric motors, air compressors, air conditioning and refrigeration units, and a variety of other electrical equipment.

Installs or repairs all types of plumbing fixtures, water lines, water heaters, etc.

Operates and maintains high pressure boiler and chiller equipment.

Repairs racks and supports, ladders, metal furniture, and sports equipment using an arc welder, brazing torch, and cutting torch.

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

Performs other work as assigned. 

Required Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of methods, materials and equipment used in carpentry, electrical, air conditioning and refrigeration, plumbing, boilers, chillers, and other maintenance work.

Knowledge of occupational hazards and safety precautions.

Knowledge of tools and equipment used to perform these tasks.

Ability to exercise good judgment in evaluating situations and making decisions.

Ability to read blueprints and electrical diagrams.

Ability to follow oral and written 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. Experience in increasingly responsible building and plant maintenance work involving a knowledge of carpentry, masonry, painting, electrical, and refrigeration work of which some experience must have been at the journeyman level. 

Date         Skill         Eval           
10/1/80       6      632024213

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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