Preventative Maintenance Technician

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Pittsburgh, PA

Job Title: Preventative Maintenance Technician

Location: Duquesne University (Brottier Hall & St. Martins Hall) in Pittsburgh, PA

Reports to: Maintenance Supervisor

Salary: $18.00-$20.00 per hour. Competitive benefits package

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt


COCM is searching for a Preventative Maintenance (PM) Technician for a student apartment community on the campus of Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The primary responsibility of the PM Technician is to collaborate with the overall Facilities Staff to upkeep, maintain, repair, and renovate the buildings at two apartment complexes (Brottier Hall and St. Martins Hall) serving roughly 1100 upper-class and graduate students at Duquesne University.  The ideal candidate for this position will project a customer focused and professional image through interaction with all internal and external customers.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

General Maintenance

  • Preventative maintenance on HVAC systems including thermostats, filter changes, belt changes, oil/lubing, cleaning of registers, diffusers, and vents, and small motor changes as scheduled.
  • Routine boiler maintenance including observance, recording, and reporting of temperatures, gauges, and necessary repairs.
  • Perform general plumbing repairs including leaks, drains, toilets, sinks, showers, and gaskets.
  • Perform electrical repairs including but not limited to bulb and ballast replacement, fixtures, sockets, outlets, and GFCIs.
  • Perform general appliance maintenance and repair.
  • Maintenance, repair, and replacement of entry door, lock, and key systems.
  • Complete painting and drywall repair/replacement projects as scheduled.  
  • Maintain, move, repair, and replace public area, office, and residential furniture as needed.
  • Conducts regular general inspections of assigned buildings. Reports persistent findings of these inspections to Maintenance Supervisor with appropriate recommendations for proactive solutions.
  • Complete exterior maintenance, repairs, and projects as set forth by supervisor(s).
  • Clean and maintain equipment and tools routinely and as directed by Maintenance Supervisor.
  • Maintain, clean, and organize storage and Maintenance Shop regularly.  This includes unloading and stocking equipment/supplies. 
  • Other duties as assigned.

 Emergency Response On-Call

  • Participates in a 24-hour emergency maintenance on-call schedule on a rotating basis.
  • Responds on-site within 30 minutes for emergency calls.

Work Hours:
Monday-Friday 7:00am-3:30pm and serving in an on-call duty rotation for emergency maintenance.

Work Environment:
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. The work environment is mid-to-high paced. The noise level is usually moderate. 

Physical Demands:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is occasionally required to sit. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and distance vision.

Education/Experience/Skills Required:

  • High school diploma or GED.   
  • Two to three years’ experience in facilities/build maintenance for property management or student housing.
  • Experience in general maintenance, which may include any of the following: plumbing, carpentry, HVAC, painting, drywall repairs, electrical, locksmith, and/or appliance repair. 
  • Ability to move and lift to 50lbs and navigate up and down stairs. 
  • This is a learning-focused position intended to build mastery in general maintenance for future job progression.

Other Information

This is an hourly, exempt position. Salary is commensurate with experience. Competitive benefits package, including health benefits, dental benefits, vision coverage, and 401K. 

Applicants must be able to pass a pre-employment background check and drug screening.

If you are unable to apply because of incompatible assistive technology or a disability, please contact COCM Recruitment from our website. We will make every effort to respond to your request for assistance as soon as possible.

To provide equal employment opportunities to all individuals, employment decisions at Capstone On-Campus Management (COCM) will be based on qualifications, and abilities. COCM does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.