Facilities Maintenance Specialist

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Barton College currently has a vacancy for a Facilities Maintenance Specialist (Electrical Technician) who will report directly to the Maintenance Supervisor. This position will perform semi-skilled and skilled maintenance, repair, adjustment, and minor construction work in the basic trades to ensure that facilities are properly maintained and meet College standards. The incumbent will perform electrical work such as reviewing blueprints and schematics; calculating load requirements; laying out projects and installing wiring, fixtures, and equipment in accordance with code requirements; installing switches, relays, and circuit breaker panels; troubleshooting and repairing electric motors, generators and equipment. Assists more skilled staff in the completion of larger and more complex assignments. Duties may fall into a variety of trades areas, including carpentry, painting, plumbing, electrical, mechanical, energy management, fire and life safety, and locks. The incumbent will deliver and move furniture, fixtures, equipment, and exhibit items when offices are relocated or as requested by agency staff. Deliver and set up tables, chairs, and equipment for meetings and special events. Incumbent may be required to work nights and weekends in support of college events. Incumbent will be required to perform standby duty on a rotating basis.

Note: This job description indicates in general the nature and levels of work, knowledge, skills, abilities and other essential functions (as covered under the Americans with Disabilities Act) expected of an incumbent. It is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities required of an incumbent. An incumbent may be asked to perform other duties as required.

Essential Functions

Electrical Maintenance and Repair (40%)

  • Installs and repairs electrical systems, apparatus, and electrical and electronic components of industrial machinery and equipment, following electrical codes, manuals, schematic diagrams, blueprints, and other specifications
  • Installs power supply wiring and conduit for newly installed machines and equipment following electrical code
  • Connects power supply wires to machines and equipment and connects cables and wires between machines and equipment
  • Diagnoses malfunctioning equipment, such as transformers, motors, and lighting fixtures using test equipment and replaces damaged or broken wires and cables
  • Tests malfunctioning machinery using test equipment and discusses malfunction with other maintenance workers

Facilities Maintenance and Repair (25%)

  • Perform minor building and equipment maintenance such as changing filters, lubricating motors and fans, inspecting fire extinguishers and alarms for proper operation, and replacing lamps
  • Perform facilities maintenance work in a professional manner to maintain and repair buildings, structures, and fixtures. Includes maintenance and repair of doors, windows, ceilings, roofs, walls, stairs, flooring, and concrete
  • Perform semi-skilled painting work; prepare surfaces and apply paint with brushes and airless spray equipment
  • Perform semi-skilled maintenance and repair of plumbing and locks
  • Assist skilled trades workers by performing general labor or simple tasks as directed

Delivery and Moving (20%)

  • Deliver and move furniture, fixtures, equipment, and exhibit items
  • Operate delivery vehicles; unload, uncrate, and arrange items in accordance with established guidelines and instructions
  • Deliver and set up tables, chairs, and equipment for meetings and special events. Arrange furniture and equipment in accordance with instructions or a diagram provided by the organizers
  • Take inventory of tables and chairs and return items to storage after conclusion of functions

Tool Maintenance (10%)

  • Properly use and maintain tools, equipment, and vehicles while following safety regulations
  • Use all required personal safety equipment

Other Duties as Assigned (5%)

Function as essential personnel during facility emergencies and perform standby duty as required

Work Environment

This job requires working with and around hazardous building materials containing asbestos and solvents; biohazards; frequent lifting, climbing, moving heavy objects, and preparing work; installing equipment in awkward, confined, restricted or high locations; and exposure to extreme heat, cold, noise, vibration, and electrical hazards. High ethical standards and good judgement required.  Position impacts public safety and security. This position is considered essential personnel and may be required to work evenings and weekends to maintain campus operations.

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. Requires frequent lifting, moving, carrying, pushing, or pulling 50 – 75 lb., occasionally lifting up to 100 lb. Requires frequent standing, walking, stooping, kneeling, and crouching.

Desired Education, Skills, and Experience

Graduation from high school or equivalent education and four years of progressively responsible experience under the supervision of journey-level trades persons in major building or mechanical trades; one year must have included electrical maintenance and repair. Must possess a valid driver’s license.

Working Knowledge of

  • electrical standard practices, methods, materials, tools, and equipment used in electrical work
  • safety hazards and safe working procedures
  • common hand tools, basic recording techniques
  • standard practices, methods, materials, tools, and equipment used in the building and mechanical trades as related to the maintenance and repair of buildings, grounds, and equipment
  • basic use of personal computers or tablets to access automated work order system and use email and basic customer service practices

Ability to

  • read and interpret equipment manuals, electrical codes, schematic diagrams to determine type, location and configuration of electrical systems
  • troubleshoot complex systems without adequate drawings and documentation
  • apply knowledge of mathematics sufficient to calculate electrical loads, conduit size, and correct wire size for projects
  • safely lift and move heavy objects
  • read and interpret work orders
  • document items that require service or repair
  • understand and follow oral and written instructions
  • perform physical labor
  • prioritize assignments to complete work in a timely manner
  • assist skilled trades with basic maintenance tasks
  • work on ladders and scaffolding and in confined building access areas
  • use various diagnostic and testing equipment

Skill in

  • using high voltage test equipment
  • safely operating and maintaining hand and power tools used in the building and mechanical trades
  • operating light equipment used for deliveries and grounds maintenance activities

Application Process

Please submit a current resume and contact information for at least three professional references (all should be MS Word or PDF format) to Human Resources at employment@barton.edu. Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled. In lieu of a resume, you can complete the attached application and submit it electronically to the address above or mail it to:

Barton College
Attn: HR
P.O. Box 5000
Wilson, NC 27893



Barton College is an equal employment opportunity employer committed to a diverse faculty, staff, and student body and welcomes all applicants. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

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