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General Function

Assists in maintaining University facilities by performing moderately complex mechanical repairs requiring some specialized training

Job Details

Functional Title

Maintenance/Repair Specialist

Job Code


Classification Series







Non exempt

Last Updated

September 3013

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities—Essential Functions

  • May monitor operation of specific equipment; monitors gauges; collects needed samples; conducts required tests.
  • May monitor maintenance and repair operations for a specific facility; oversees cleaning and maintenance of facility.
  • Investigates and resolves any problems that arise during operations; performs moderately complex repairs.
  • Performs preventative maintenance and cleaning of equipment; adds any materials needed for operation.
  • Assists in disposal of waste or trash.

Reporting Relationships

Direction Received: Reports to supervisor of unit's maintenance section (i.e. Steam Plant Supervisor, Maintenance Safety Coordinator, or Area Shop Supervisor)

Direction Given: Occasional monitoring and training of student employees. May occasionally train classified employees or provide functional guidance to a group of student employees.

Minimum Requirements

Requires six months of training beyond high school in mechanical repair and maintenance and three years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. May require driver's license. May require certificate of specialized training for some positions.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Worker Characteristics

  • Knowledge of mechanical repair
  • Knowledge of tools
  • Mechanical aptitude

Working Conditions

Physical effort usually requires considerable walking, standing, and lifting materials weighing 25 to 50 pounds. Periodic assignments given which entail dealing with modestly unpleasant situations. Some possibility of personal risk due to accidents.

Please note: 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 positions. Employees may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description. For jobs occupied by more than one employee, the identification of non-essential functions shall be determined from the individual’s position description.

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