General Maintenance Technician

George Washington University
September 25, 2023
Offerd Salary:Negotiation
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Contract Type:Open-ended
Working Time:Full time
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Job Description Summary:

The Division of Safety and Facilities aims to provide a safe and secure campus environment for all members of the university community through best-in-class technological and physical infrastructure, proactive assessment and analysis, and a caring team of professionals dedicated to upholding the university's values with the highest level of care.

Facilities, Planning, Construction, and Management, a department in GW's Division of Safety and Facilities manages and maintains GW's property and grounds on all three of GW's campuses. Our maintenance team includes electricians, carpenters, painters, HVAC technicians, locksmiths, and plumbers. Reporting to the Supervisor, Facilities Operations, the General Maintenance Technician (GMT) supports facilities maintenance operations as a member of the maintenance team at GW's Foggy Bottom Campus.

Responsibilities Include: • The GMT will independently perform semi-skilled and sub-journey work in the maintenance, repair, remodeling, alterations and construction of buildings, grounds, facilities, and equipment. • Additionally, the GMT performs skilled work in carpentry, plumbing, steam fitting, electrical, mechanical and machinist work in under the technical direction of a journey-level trades worker. • Operates and maintains building equipment and systems such as vacuum systems, control air systems, building air systems, emergency generators, electrical distribution systems, liquid pumping systems, steam, air handling systems, hot/cold water systems and natural gas and fuel oil systems. • Performs minor repairs on: building fixtures, plumbing, heating, laundry and kitchen equipment, motors and electrical appliances; electrical circuits, steam or waterlines, plumbing fixtures, lights and partitions; clean clogged drains and sewer lines; broken windows, doors, screens, floors, floor coverings, and painted surfaces. • Reads and interprets blueprints, drawings, schematics and written technical documents associated with general machinery in order to locate trouble areas and to complete repairs accurately. • Detects and assesses the need for major maintenance repairs; escalates repairs that require the technical direction of a journey-level trades worker. • Performs preventive maintenance on equipment, buildings, and building systems to ensure safe operation. • Maintains required documentation and effectively responds to clients' maintenance requests in a timely and professional manner. • May assist in the fabrication of equipment and materials constructed in trade shops in accordance with any assigned work requirements. • Operates hand tools, power tools and other shop equipment as needed. • Operates automotive equipment to transport materials and supplies. • Collaborates with other FPCM teams and GW partners to provide shared support for various division wide special projects. • Performs related responsibilities as required. The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically related to the position.

Minimum Qualifications:

Qualified candidates will hold a high school diploma/GED plus 1.5 years of relevant professional experience, or, a Bachelor's degree or higher in a relevant area of study. Degree must be conferred by the start date of the position. Degree requirements may be substituted with an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Additional Required Licenses/Certifications/Posting Specific Minimum Qualifications: Preferred Qualifications:

FPCM is dedicated to supporting GW's academic mission by providing high- quality services to the campus community. We are seeking team members who have a strong sense of personal accountability and integrity. The individual selected for this role will be able to demonstrate success working independently, taking initiative, and advocating for themselves and other members of the GW community with great discretion.

Proficiency with computers, other smart devices, and work management applications (like AiM).

Knowledge of safe work practices based on industry standards, injury and illness prevention practices is preferred.

PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS An individual with the following characteristics is strongly preferred:

  • Commitment to GW's values
  • Intellectual, professional and a person of integrity
  • Honest, with the highest ethical standards
  • Passionate, collaborative, strategic, and smart with a hands-on, roll-up- the-sleeves orientation
  • Ability to work independently. Self-starter; hard-worker. Takes the initiative; very high energy
  • Personally accountable. Assumes ownership, control, and accountability for all areas of responsibility and commitments made to others
  • Sincere, open, and direct communicator. Puts organizational interests above self- interests and is comfortable expressing candid opinions
  • Highest levels of responsiveness
  • Combination of strong intellect that is combined with a practical and realistic common sense understanding of how to get things done
  • Ability to demonstrate initiative, a strong desire to succeed and exert the extraordinary effort often needed
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, high growth, entrepreneurial environment
  • Ability to work with faculty and staff in a respectful way
  • Establish trust and credibility with institutional leadership and across the University
  • Seeks “win-win” solutions to help foster continued integration and collaboration
  • Flexible and receptive to change; a positive “can-do” attitude
  • Must be responsive to after-hours calls from associates and other colleagues
  • Typical Hiring Range Commensurate with Experience.


    Campus Location: Foggy Bottom, Washington, D.C.

    College/School/Department: Operations Family Safety and Facilities Sub-Family General Trades Stream Service and Support Level Level 2 Full-Time/Part-Time: Full time -> FTE 1.00 Hours Per Week: 40 Work Schedule: Overnight: ~10:30pm- 7:30am Will this job require the employee to work on site? Yes Employee Onsite Status Essential onsite Telework: No Required Background Check: Criminal History Screening, Education/Degree/Certifications Verification, Social Security Number Trace, and Sex Offender Registry Search Special Instructions to Applicants:

    Employer will not sponsor for employment Visa status

    Internal Applicants Only? No Posting Number: S012138 Job Open Date: 08/25/2023 Job Close Date: If temporary, grant funded or limited term appointment, position funded until:

    Background Screening Successful Completion of a Background Screening will be required as a condition of hire. EEO Statement:

    The university is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

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  • If you are a current staff or research employee at The George Washington University, have you successfully completed your Introductory Employment Period (IEP)? The Introductory Employment Period (IEP) at George Washington University for non-faculty benefitted staff and research positions lasts for 180 days from the hire date into the position (if hired before October 31, 2022) and 90 days, if hired on or after October 31, 2022. Employees in their IEP are not eligible to apply for other internal university staff and research positions until the IEP is complete.
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