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Vanderbilt University Building Maintenance Technician in Nashville, Tennessee

Building Maintenance Technician (Job Number: 1900993)


The Building Maintenance Technician is part of the Facilities department at Vanderbilt University and is a key individual responsible for the ongoing maintenance and repair of a building or area. Building Maintenance Technicians need to have a good knowledge of building skills, including HVAC, plumbing, drywall installation, painting, and general building repair. The position reports directly to a Zone Manager.

Plant Operations provides facilities support for all construction, renovation, and routine maintenance of University Central space and facilities; housekeeping services for approximately 5.8 million square feet of academic, administrative, residential, and recreational space; grounds care for 330 acres that are a registered arboretum; turf care for athletic fields; and utilities for the University Central and the Medical Center.

Facilities' annual budget exceeds $100 million in operating expenses and includes over 400 employees. Facilities manages major capital project expenditures totaling $125 million annually and facility renewal, replacement and large maintenance project expenditures totaling $20 million annually.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Change filter in dorm room unit

  • Check chilled water pressure in building

  • Check Steam pressure at pry station in building

  • Check run status on air handling unit of pump

  • Check alarm on VFD and condensate pump

  • Investigate water leaks

  • Change air filters in AHU

  • Grease pump/motor bearings

  • Check a steam trap for proper operation

  • Check/prime AC drain trap

  • Assist HAR Tech in pulling motors on equipment

  • Assist Tech with condensate pump system repairs

  • Clean AHU coils/air intakes

  • Change out thermostats

  • Check discharge air temps on HVAC equipment

  • Clean and organize work areas, includingmechanical/electrical rooms’ parts storage areas

  • Plunge sink and toilet (snaking)

  • Replace shower curtain rods

  • Tighten toilet seat

  • Replace wax ring on toilet and reset toilet

  • Rebuild flush valve

  • Use small sewer machine

  • Change batteries in auto flush valves

  • Use pro-press to install piping and valves

  • Change out fire extinguishers (including recordkeeping)

  • Test fire extinguishers (including record keeping)

  • Clean out drains

  • Caulk sinks and vanities

  • Change out toilet tank float/flush assemblies

  • Change out water stop valves

  • Help w/winterization at Stadium

  • Help w/installation of shutoff valves on water mains toeach floor of buildings

  • Help plumber w/various plumbing/piping repairs

  • Assist plumber w/repair or replacement of water heaters

  • Minor piping repairs to fix leaks

  • Replace ceiling tile

  • Replace rubber base

  • Replace carpet and carpet squares

  • Hang pictures/bulletin/dry erase/chalk boards

  • Cut and install small drywall pieces/mud

  • Patch holes and nail holes

  • Help carpenter lay ceramic floor tile and grout

  • Respond to roof leak calls and locate leak

  • Change out/install door sweeps

  • Install/replace door stops

  • Repair tracks on sliding doors

  • Minor dorm furniture repairs

  • Assist carpenter w/assembling trash cans/benches &setting them

  • Repair brackets for wall shelving

  • Replace lamps and ballasts in any fixture

  • Replace/upgrade fixtures

  • Replace receptacles and switches

  • Reset small amperage circuit breakers

  • Proper handling/disposal of lamps and ballasts

  • Organize bulb supply and spent bulb storage locations

  • Use Volt-Ohm Meter to check voltage/current

  • If trained, use man lift/boom lift/scissor lift andsingle man lift/bucket truck for various repairs

  • String lights and drop cords in tents for specialevents

  • Assemble scaffolding/adjustable ladders to work onvarious lighting repairs

  • Assist electrician on conduit runs/wire pulls

  • Hand banners on street light poles

  • Set up and monitor personal work order query

  • Process daily work order time sheet

  • Operate vehicle/golf cart and perform operator levelmaintenance

  • Other duties related to classification

About Vanderbilt University

Vanderbilt University, located in Nashville, Tennessee, is a top-15 private research university offering a full range of undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. Vanderbilt is situated on a 330-acre campus near the thriving city center, serving more than 12,000 students and employing almost 7,000 faculty and staff. The university’s students, staff, and faculty frequently cite Nashville and the surrounding area as one of the many perks of being a part of the Vanderbilt community. Vanderbilt University is a place where your expertise will be valued, your knowledge expanded, and your abilities challenged. It is a place where your diversity is sought and celebrated. Vanderbilt was recently named as one of “America’s Best Large Employers” and the top employer in Tennessee and the Nashville metropolitan area in 2019 (Forbes).

About Vanderbilt Benefits

Vanderbilt University offers a competitive, flexible benefits package including health, dental, vision, life, accidental death & dismemberment, disability insurance, paid time off, and a 403(b) retirement plan with employer match. Vanderbilt offers tuition assistance to employees, spouses, and dependent children.

Commitment to Equity,Diversity and Inclusion

Vanderbilt University is committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff, and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our campus values.

Vanderbilt University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

Primary Location: United States-Tennessee-Nashville

Organization: 37510 - Building Maintenance

Job: Service/Maintenance Staff

Vanderbilt University is committed to principles of equal opportunity and affirmative action