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Housing Maintenance Mechanic-A

Ball State University

Muncie, IN

Job posting number: #7092845 (Ref:BSU29190)

Posted: January 26, 2022

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Under supervision, perform skilled and non-skilled duties related to facility maintenance complying with appropriate regulations and codes.

The Ball State University Housing department has an opening for a Maintenance Mechanic-A on the beautiful Ball State University campus.  The Maintenance Mechanic-A primarily performs tasks related to the plumbing trade.  This opportunity comes with excellent pay and a great benefits package that includes medical and prescription plans, dental, flexible spending and health savings accounts, paid time off,  holiday pay,  retirement programs, tuition discounts, employee discounts to the pools and workout facilities and much more. We welcome your application and look forward to seeing you on camps soon!

Job Function:

Under supervision, perform skilled and non-skilled duties related to facility maintenance complying with appropriate regulations and codes.

Minimum Education:

1.High School diploma or equivalent (GED).

Preferred Education:

1.Vocational school training.

Minimum Experience:

1.Successful completion of an apprenticeship program in Plumbing as approved by the Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training and two (2) years of experience in either Electricity, Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning, or Carpentry; or six (6) years verified proof of experience in Electricity, Plumbing, Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning, or Carpentry, including four (4) years of which must be in Plumbing; or an equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable job knowledge can be acquired as determined by Ball State University. 
2.Must be able to read and comprehend all specified policies and procedures for safety, hazardous materials information, and University policies, procedures and communications, and perform mathematical calculations. 
3.Must possess and maintain a valid Drivers License and be insurable under the university's auto fleet policy. 
4.Must successfully demonstrate knowledge of steam line devices and systems. 
5.Must be able to perform all physical & mental requirements as outlined in each job duty. 
6.You must be 18 years or older.

Preferred Experience:

1.Successful completion of an apprenticeship program in Plumbing as approved by the Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training and two (2) years of experience in either Electricity, Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning, or Carpentry; or six (6) years verified proof of experience in Electricity, Plumbing, Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning, or Carpentry, including four (4) years of which must be in Plumbing; or an equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable job knowledge can be acquired as determined by Ball State University. 
2.Must be able to read and comprehend all specified policies and procedures for safety, hazardous materials information, and University policies, procedures and communications, and perform mathematical calculations. 
3.Must possess and maintain a valid Drivers License and be insurable under the university's auto fleet policy. 
4.Must successfully demonstrate knowledge of steam line devices and systems. 
5.Must be able to perform all physical & mental requirements as outlined in each job duty. 
6.You must be 18 years or older.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Perform tasks related to the plumbing trade: repair and replace plumbing fixtures, including tub, lavatory, sink, stool, urinal, water fountains, garbage disposals, etc. and all hardware necessary to operate these fixtures; install, repair and replace valves, traps, supply lines, seats, stems, and filters; cut and thread pipe, sweat joints, solder, silflos and make glued or mechanical joints in compressed air, gas, steam, drainage, condensate return or fluid handling lines as required; perform preventative maintenance, installation, repair, cleaning and removal on all systems such as pumps, receivers, ice machines, water softeners, coils, hot water generators, hydronics, radiation, water treatment, filtering, heating, water heating, sewage, ejector, backflow prevention and steam systems; install, repair, remove all supply lines and discharge and return lines for any of the above systems; layout, assemble, and schedule plumbing projects; read and understand measuring instruments, pressure, temperature and vacuum gages, clean and maintain all University equipment and report any loss or damage to supervisor; perform other related plumbing tasks as needed or assigned.
  • Perform tasks related to the carpentry trade: construct, erect, remodel, maintain and repair building and facilities; general construction of walls, floors, ceilings and related areas; construction and repair of millwork and cabinetry; installations and repair of doors and door screens, windows and window screens, and related hardware; installation of metal, wood, and plastic moldings and trim, floor, wall, ceiling, coverings, and tile; removal and replacement of block, brick, and masonry surfaces; installation and repair of wall surfaces like drywall, plaster and paneling through final surface finishing; installation of all types of auxiliary hardware; installation and repair of all types of caulking and grouting; all other carpentry related tasks as needed or assigned.
  • Perform tasks related to the electrical trade: repair electrical equipment; install, repair, and replace switches, receptacles, incandescent/fluorescent light fixtures, bulbs and ballasts; repair and replace fans, motors, belts, thermostats, baseboard heaters, stats, limits, and elements; replace water heater elements, smoke detectors and any equipment provided with a plug type disconnecter; install and replace garbage disposals; repair T.V. lines and adapters; perform investigative procedures in regards to photo cells, contacter, relays, switches, etc.; perform other electrical tasks as needed or assigned.
  • Perform tasks related to the heating, ventilating, and air conditioning trade: repair and/or replace pumps, motors, mechanical devices, pneumatic devices, gauges, valves on heating, air handling, and air conditioning units, and minor duct work; repair leaks in chilled water, steam, water, and pneumatic lines; do preventative maintenance on all equipment to include belts, filters, greasing, bearings, thermocouples, cleaning, painting, adjustment of dampers and controls, and tightening of mechanical fasteners; repair, replace, and perform preventative maintenance on furnaces, gas fired heating boilers, air condition units, water heaters, air handling equipment, steam, hot water, electric, heating and cooling systems, and air compressors; install, repair, and replace window air conditioners, curbs and roof flashing around roof mounted units; and perform other HVAC tasks as needed or assigned.
  • Perform other maintenance related tasks: prioritize and complete work orders and service requests, and complete the required paper work and/or enter information in computer; maintain student rooms, lounges, common areas, halls, mechanical rooms, work areas, custodial equipment rooms, stairwells, steps, all other interior and exterior building components, interior and exterior of university vehicles, inventory and inventory records, and inform supervisors of needed supplies; repair and replace appliances, venetian blinds, drapes, and related hardware; perform minor repair on elevator cars and doors; load and unload supply trucks; properly use, store, and take care of tools, supplies, equipment, and two-way radio; re-assign non-skilled duties to student help while monitoring and assisting in training students; perform any other duties as needed or assigned.


At Ball State University, we recognize inclusive excellence as an integral endeavor to fulfill our University’s mission and our strategic plan. We recruit, support, and retain a diverse population of students, faculty, and staff. We encourage and reward diversity of thought. We promote a work environment that encourages and rewards innovation and creativity. We pledge to keep Inclusive Excellence at the highest level of institutional importance and as a foundation in all that we strive to do. Our over-arching goal for Inclusive Excellence is to adopt a university-wide Inclusive Excellence approach to academic, administrative support, and service functions of the university. We believe Inclusive Excellence must be infused in every step we take.


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Job posting number:#7092845 (Ref:BSU29190)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Ball State University
Muncie,Indiana
United States
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