Senior General Maintenance Specialist

University of Oklahoma

Oklahoma, OK

ID: 7109043 (Ref.No. ta222328)
Posted: August 25, 2022
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Job Description


Performs a variety of duties involving routine maintenance and repair to facilities under minimal supervision in areas such as electrical, plumbing, HVAC, swimming pools, food service equipment, landscape, paint, and carpentry and is a lead to others performing similar duties. Performs work requiring independent judgment, planning, coordinating, and prioritizing of efforts. 


  • Plans, organizes, assigns, and reviews the maintenance work of unskilled and semi-skilled workers assigned to his/her team.
  • Ensures that adequate supplies, materials, and equipment are available for projects and workload.
  • Performs maintenance duties such as basic plumbing, electrical, heating, air conditioning, swimming pool maintenance and repair, paint, carpentry, and landscape activities.
  • Identifies emergency repairs beyond his/her skill level and that of his/her team members in order to summon on-call assistance using defined procedures.
  • Has regular contact with University representatives, customers, and outside vendors and agencies to gather and disseminate a wide variety of information.
  • Performs minor equipment repair to welders, drills, saws and other tools.
  • Completes required forms and logs.
  • Performs tasks using small hand tools and power equipment.
  • May recommend building or equipment repair or equipment or tool replacement to management.
  • Performs various duties as needed to successfully fulfill the function of the position.

Job Requirements


Education: High School diploma or GED

Experience:  36 months basic maintenance activities such as electrical, plumbing, HVAC, pool maintenance, paint, carpentry, and landscape

Certifications:  Valid Oklahoma Driver's License in order to drive University vehicles or ability to obtain within 30 days from hire date


  • Ability to communicate verbally and in writing
  • Ability to compose original written reports
  • Ability to train and direct others, conduct interviews
  • Uses tools or equipment with expertise
  • Ability to accurately read and understand written materials and instructions
  • Ability to update written records, including computerized records
  • Read and understand complex written materials such as blueprints, metrics or technical manuals

Working conditions:

  • Physical:  Climbing ladders, working at heights.  Shoveling snow from doorways and sidewalks.  Lifting and carrying loads up to 100 lbs.  Prolonged standing and walking.  Working with insulation such as fiberglass.  Climbing stairs, including carrying while climbing.  Excessive stooping and bending.
  • Environmental:  Painting and exposure to chemicals associated with paint.  Exposure to odors.  Exposure to disagreeable tasks or conditions.  Working in very tight areas, cramped enclosures.  Exposure to hazardous chemicals.  Work may involve some nights, weekends, or overtime work.  May be designated as an essential position during emergency closures. May be required to remain on campus overnight during weather or other emergencies.


Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:  The University of Oklahoma, in compliance with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, age, religion, disability, political beliefs, or status as a veteran in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. This includes, but is not limited to, admissions, employment, financial aid, housing, services in educational programs or activities, and health care services that the University operates or provides.

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