Job Description

Grand Canyon University!  One of Arizona’s leading institutions of higher learning. Located in the Valley of Sun in the heart of Phoenix, Arizona, GCU is a regionally accredited, private, nondenominational Christian University. 

GCU Facilities manages and services all university-owned property. By the development and maintenance of the GCU campus and surrounding areas, the GCU Facilities team aims to support and ensure the accomplishment of the university’s mission. By working creatively and collaboratively, the Facilities team fulfills the needs of the university by successfully managing resources while delivering excellent customer service.

Grand Canyon University is currently seeking a fulltime General Maintenance/Roofer. The gm/roofer will perform work inspecting, maintaining, repairing, designing, modifying and/or altering roofing materials. Identifies source of roof leaks and damage and makes temporary and permanent repairs; conducts water tests to verify integrity of completed repairs.

Schedule: Wednesday - Sunday 7am - 4pm or Monday - Friday, 11:00 am - 8:00 pm

What you will do:

  • Provide a high level of customer service to students and/or faculty and staff. Install, maintain, repair, and inspect all types of roofing materials and protective coatings, such as but not limited to wood, shingles, slate, aluminum, metal, tile, single ply membranes (PVC, EPDM, modified bitumen, polyethylene), asphalt, energy efficiency coatings, and related materials.

  • Perform a variety of routine skilled general maintenance tasks including, but not limited to carpentry, painting, plumbing, mechanical and electrical trades work. Ensure that facilities are available for use and consistently maintained in a safe and clean condition.

  • Adhere to maintenance schedules and performs ongoing roof inspections on all types of roofs and writes detailed reports regarding future repairs.

  • Install, waterproof, repair, and maintain sheet metal/lead flashings, drain rings, gutters, down spouts, scuppers and all related components.

  • Locate and repair leaking roofs during and after rains.

  • Operate high lift boom truck, platform lift and/or plans and erects scaffolding and ladders in a safe manner as required by job site conditions.

  • Operate a variety of hand and power tools including but not limited to; woodworking equipment to include power saws, table saws, grinders, sanders etc.

  • Patch, paint and/or finish various types of hard surfaces.

  • Assess any damage to building, furnishings and or rooms and identifies type of repair work needed.

  • Respond to emergency needs and requests within designated time frames.

  • Coordinate work with customers, project managers, other crafts, and inspectors; inspects job sites and reviews detailed plans, drawings and oral directions to plan work.

  • Perform electronic recordkeeping related to preventative maintenance and repair. Track and close assigned work orders; may monitor work orders assigned to others and assist them in managing work orders.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

What you need:

  • High school diploma or equivalent

  • Trade school/training preferred.

  • Must have valid driver’s license and clean driving record.

  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in general maintenance, building maintenance, renovation, or construction.

  • Knowledge of carpentry, electrical, HVAC, painting/plastering, drywall repair, plumbing, pool maintenance and appliance repair

  • Willing to respond emergency requests outside of normal work hours.

  • Willingness to work weekends, holidays or extended hours as needed.

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.

  • Skill in the use of personal computers, smart phones and related software applications.

  • Skilled in organizing resources and establishing priorities.

  • Ability to read, understand, follow, and enforce safety procedures.

  • Demonstrates an ability to communicate well, both orally and in writing, with varied groups and to work effectively with university students, faculty, and staff, as well as with professionals, governmental entities, community groups, and the general public.

  • Act collaboratively to solve problems and resolve spontaneous and unique situations with professionalism and service orientation.

  • Must pass pre-employment background investigation.

Why work at GCU?

  • Exceptional workplace benefits include medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance, flexible spending accounts, a 401K savings plan.

  • Generous time off plan and 11 paid holidays

  • Paid time off to volunteer in the community or at GCU sponsored events.

  • Free covered parking

  • We also offer full-time employees, their spouses, and dependent children an Education Tuition Discount Program

  • Free on-site gyms at all our office locations

Application Instructions

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