Northwestern Health Sciences University
  • Facilities
  • Bloomington, MN, USA
  • Full Time

Benefits eligible


Position Information:

The Maintenance Technician maintains facility interiors and exteriors. This role keeps buildings, mechanical systems and equipment running properly to ensure safe and effective environments.  This position also performs preventative and corrective maintenance on buildings, equipment, and grounds as needed.

This is a full-time, benefits eligible opportunity working Monday - Friday from 6:30 am - 3:00 pm.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Maintenance
    • Inspects building and grounds to determine nature and extent of repairs or maintenance needed
    • Operates, repairs, and maintains the HVAC systems including boilers, chillers, air handlers, and computerized climate control systems
    • Operates and maintains plumbing systems
    • Performs snow removal activities and maintenance of grounds, including sprinkler system and landscaping
    • Ensures all walkways and stairways are free of obstructions, trip hazards, snow, ice, etc
    • Operates and tests all safety and emergency equipment
    • Cleans, paints, and maintains interiors and exteriors of buildings
  • Repair
    • Performs remodeling work; repairs sheet rock, replaces tile, repairs carpet, paints, assembles office systems, etc
    • Makes minor electrical, HVAC, and plumbing repairs
    • Makes minor safety and emergency equipment repairs
    • Makes necessary repairs to interiors and exteriors of buildings
  • Event Set Up & Tear Down
  • Other duties and projects as assigned

Position Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma plus some specialized training of less than two years is required, but an Associate degree or two-year program is preferred
  • 1-3 years experience in general building maintenance 
  • Pool certification (or the ability to obtain within 90 days of employment)
  • Valid driver's license
  • MN Special Engineer Boiler Operator (or the ability to obtain within 90 days of employment)

Other Specialized Knowledge or Skills:

  • Established skills in planning and managing multiple diverse projects and agendas
  • Critical systems thinking and problem solving skills and experiences
  • Conflict management skills
  • Ability to read and understand written and verbal detailed English instructions
  • Proficient written and verbal communication skills
  • Basic computer skills, including familiarity with Microsoft Office
  • Knowledge of the operation, maintenance, and repair of heating, cooling, ventilating, and emergency equipment and systems
  • Knowledge of equipment assembly, installation, and repair
  • Strong service, quality attitude, and initiative
  • Attendance and reliability
  • Compassion for students, patients, their families, and team members
  • Multicultural and diversity sensitivity
  • Ability to work cooperatively within a team
  • Ability to recognize and maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to recognize the need for change and make suggestions (keep up on trends in the field)
  • Promotes and supports safety and loss control programs to ensure a safe and healthy working environment, minimizing hazards and risks

Northwestern Health Sciences University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of any legally protected category including disability and protected veteran status.

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