Job Description

ESSENTIAL DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES: Include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Provides a high level of customer service to students and/or faculty and staff.
  • Assists in processing and responding to maintenance requests for assigned building in a timely manner, escalates requests as necessary to the appropriate maintenance specialization such as electrical, plumbing, HVAC, etc.
  • Ensures assigned areas are kept neat, clean and orderly including lounges, elevators, stairwells, lavatories, laundry areas, common areas and waste disposal areas.
  • Repairs or replaces plumbing fixtures, light fixtures and switches, ballasts, doors and related hardware, windows and screens, window coverings, trim, floor coverings including tile, hardwood, laminate or carpeting, furnishings and other fixtures as necessary.
  • Patches, paints and/or finishes various types of hard surfaces.
  • Conducts facilities and mechanical room inspections on a periodic and routine basis of assigned areas and resolves issues as necessary.
  • Changes air conditioning filters as a part of regular, routine maintenance.
  • Assesses any damages to building, furnishings and/or rooms and identifies type of repair work needed.
  • Responds to emergency needs and requests within designated time frames.
  • Assists building occupants with other non-routine requests, which may include requests outside of normal maintenance work, whenever possible or as needed on occasion.
  • Maintains logs, including records of air conditioning filter changes, as requested.
  • Observes safety and security procedures and determines the appropriate action beyond guidelines and reports unsafe conditions to appropriate staff.


QUALIFICATIONS: The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required to successfully perform the job.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Must demonstrate a strong knowledge in the correct usage of tools, power tools, and equipment as related to general maintenance work.
  • Knowledge of carpentry, electrical, HVAC, painting/plastering, drywall repair, plumbing and general maintenance.
  • Ability to perform minor electrical and plumbing work.
  • Must have the physical skills and endurance to move about campus and the buildings in order to fulfill daily maintenance tasks and activities.
  • Self motivated and shows initiative to start and complete tasks.
  • Must be familiar with, and follow, safety requirements and precautions.
  • Detail oriented with good troubleshooting skills.
  • Good interpersonal skills, the ability to interact positively with diverse populations and maintain a professional demeanor.
  • Good communications skills with a good command of the English language
  • Willing to respond to emergency requests outside of normal work hours.
  • Willingness to work weekends, holidays, or extended hours as needed.
  • Ability to pass background investigations.

Education and/or Experience:

Required Qualifications:

  • High school diploma, or equivalent.
  • Minimum of 1 year experience in general maintenance, building maintenance, renovation or construction.
  • Valid driver's license and clean driving record.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Some trade school/training is preferred.
  • University housing general maintenance work experience is preferred.

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.

The following physical demands are estimated by the amount of time spent. Usually, the amount of time spent will be estimated on a daily basis, but depending on the position could be estimated on a weekly basis or a monthly basis.

Constantly: 60%+ or 5-8 hrs/shift Occasionally: 10%-25% or 1-2 hrs/shift

Frequently: 25%-60% or 4-5 hrs/shift Rarely: Less than 10% or less than 2 hrs/shift

  • Work is characterized as non-sedentary 60% of the time requiring incumbents to be on their feet.
  • Work constantly requires standing, walking, climbing stairs.
  • Work frequently requires kneeling, bending, stooping, reaching outward and upward, balancing, crouching, crawling, standing on ladders.
  • Work occasionally requires pushing and pulling tools, equipment, machinery.
  • Work occasionally requires lifting and carrying up to 60 pounds.
  • Frequently requires feeling, grasping, holding and handling various tools, including screwdrivers, power tools, and tool sizes; which may require fine manipulation.
  • Work also requires occasionally move about the campus.
  • Work constantly requires the ability to view and discern colors, shapes and materials such as electrical wiring.
  • Work frequently requires the ability to read detailed instructions and/or requisitions.
  • Work frequently requires the ability to communicate with staff and customers/students through a variety of means including in person, telephonically or other readily available technology.
  • Work may occasionally require exposure to chemicals and harsh fluids.
  • Work constantly requires the ability to read, follow and observe safety precautions.
  • Constantly requires mental acuity to focus attention on specific task and activity; to review, assess, diagnose or troubleshoot repair issues; attention to detail for repair work; multi-task; cognizance of deadlines; awareness of GCU policies.


GCU's Christian worldview has shaped the university's mission and growth for more than 65 years. As a Christ-centered higher education institution, GCU integrates faith, learning and work to connect the GCU community with distinct Christian principles and strong central values. The University values diversity among its students, faculty and staff, and invites applications from all qualified individuals, including minorities, females, individuals with disabilities and veterans. At GCU, working professionals may find their purpose in ways marked by compassion, service, integrity and concern for the common good.

Employment is contingent upon the satisfactory outcome (as determined by the university) of pre-employment screening activities, including a background check.

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Posted 28 Days Ago

Full time


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