Vanderbilt University Building Maintenance Technician in Nashville, Tennessee

Building Maintenance Technician (Job Number: 1801952)


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

  • Changefilter in dorm room unit

  • Checkchilled water pressure in building

  • CheckSteam pressure at pry station in building

  • Checkrun status on air handling unit of pump

  • Checkalarm on VFD and condensate pump

  • Investigatewater leaks

  • Changeair filters in AHU

  • Greasepump/motor bearings

  • Checka steam trap for proper operation

  • Check/primeAC drain trap

  • AssistHAR Tech in pulling motors on equipment

  • AssistTech with condensate pump system repairs

  • CleanAHU coils/air intakes

  • Changeout thermostats

  • Checkdischarge air temps on HVAC equipment

  • Cleanand organize work areas, including mechanical/electrical rooms’ parts storageareas

  • Plungesink and toilet (snaking)

  • Replaceshower curtain rods

  • Tightentoilet seat

  • Replacewax ring on toilet and reset toilet

  • Rebuildflush valve

  • Usesmall sewer machine

  • Changebatteries in auto flush valves

  • Usepro-press to install piping and valves

  • Changeout fire extinguishers (including record keeping)

  • Testfire extinguishers (including record keeping)

  • Cleanout drains

  • Caulksinks and vanities

  • Changeout toilet tank float/flush assemblies

  • Changeout water stop valves

  • Helpw/winterization at Stadium

  • Helpw/installation of shutoff valves on water mains to each floor of buildings

  • Helpplumber w/various plumbing/piping repairs

  • Assistplumber w/repair or replacement of water heaters

  • Minorpiping repairs to fix leaks

  • Replaceceiling tile

  • Replacerubber base

  • Replacecarpet and carpet squares

  • Hangpictures/bulletin/dry erase/chalk boards

  • Cutand install small drywall pieces/mud

  • Patchholes and nail holes

  • Helpcarpenter lay ceramic floor tile and grout

  • Respondto roof leak calls and locate leak

  • Changeout/install door sweeps

  • Install/replacedoor stops

  • Repairtracks on sliding doors

  • Minordorm furniture repairs

  • Assistcarpenter w/assembling trash cans/benches & setting them

  • Repairbrackets for wall shelving

  • Replacelamps and ballasts in any fixture

  • Replace/upgradefixtures

  • Replacereceptacles and switches

  • Resetsmall amperage circuit breakers

  • Properhandling/disposal of lamps and ballasts

  • Organizebulb supply and spent bulb storage locations

  • UseVolt-Ohm Meter to check voltage/current

  • Iftrained, use man lift/boom lift/scissor lift and single man lift/bucket truckfor various repairs

  • Stringlights and drop cords in tents for special events

  • Assemblescaffolding/adjustable ladders to work on various lighting repairs

  • Assistelectrician on conduit runs/wire pulls

  • Handbanners on street light poles

  • Setup and monitor personal work order query

  • Processdaily work order time sheet

  • Operatevehicle/golf cart and perform operator level maintenance

  • Otherduties related to classification

About Vanderbilt Benefits

In addition to offering a lively community that encourages learning and celebrates diversity, 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. Also, after five years of service, Vanderbilt will pay up to 55% of the tuition for up to three dependent children to earn a bachelor's degree. Learn more about Vanderbilt's benefits at VU Benefits Overview at .

About Vanderbilt University

Vanderbilt is a renowned private institution founded in 1873 and located in the heart of Nashville, Tennessee. The university’s students 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. It is a place where employees know they are part of something bigger than themselves, take exceptional pride in their work and never settle for what was good enough yesterday. Vanderbilt was recently ranked #2 for “best quality of life” and “great financial aid,” #5 for “best run colleges” and “beautiful campus,” and #6 for both being in a “college city that students love” and having “great campus/city relations.”

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