Maintenance/Repair Technician

General Function

Assists in maintaining University facilities by performing basic mechanical and craft repairs

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities—Essential Functions

  • Performs basic carpentry tasks including replacing windows, hanging and fixing doors, repairing tile floors and ceiling, and hanging shelves, etc.
  • Performs basic plumbing tasks including fixing leaks, replacing sinks, commodes and faucets, etc.
  • May perform basic electrical tasks including replacing switches, outlets, dimmer, clocks, and light fixtures, etc.
  • May perform basic mechanical tasks and preventive maintenance on electric motors and small appliances.
  • May perform basic maintenance on AC/heating system including replacing belts and filters.
  • May perform basic custodial tasks including sweeping, mopping, and vacuuming.

Reporting Relationships

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

Direction Given: May provide occasional monitoring and training of student employees

Minimum Requirements

Requires a high school diploma or GED, six months experience in any mechanical/trade field, and completion of MRW or BRW training. An equivalent combination can be substituted for education and experience requirements. Requires driver’s license.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Worker Characteristics

  • Basic knowledge of simple mechanical repair
  • Basic 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.

Functional Title

Maintenance/Repair Technician

Job Code


Classification Series







Non exempt

Last Updated

September 2013