Campus Living invites you to apply to the Trades Generalist position. This role offers consistent, daytime work hours and the opportunity to work overtime. In choosing to work for UB’s Campus Living, you will find a dynamic environment that encourages professional growth.
Your duties include:
Perform maintenance on various equipment, furniture, and fixtures
Operate computerized HVAC controls and adjust student room heating
Repair, troubleshoot and install faucets, toilets and pipes
Repair and troubleshoot electrical equipment; replace light fixtures and thermostats as necessary
Repair and install door closers, tiles, coat hooks, shelves, towel bars, etc.
May supervise and assign tasks to other staff members
Our team recognizes the advantages diverse perspectives and backgrounds bring to the workplace. We are particularly interested in candidates who share this value and will work to achieve the university’s goals of inclusive excellence.
Outstanding Benefits Package
Working at UB comes with benefits that exceed salary alone. There are personal rewards including comprehensive health and retirement plan options. We also focus on creating and sustaining a healthy mix of work, personal and academic pursuit – all in an effort to support your work-life effectiveness. Visit our benefits website to learn about our benefit packages.
About The University at Buffalo
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University at Buffalo is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and, in keeping with our commitment, welcomes all to apply including veterans and individuals with disabilities.
Departmental Operating Needs
Working knowledge of safety standards and procedures is essential as well as a demonstrated commitment to following those procedures Knowledge of applicable NYS codes and regulations is important
The ability to follow written and oral instructions
This position requires traveling within the campus, between the campuses, and off campus, therefore, the candidate must be able to demonstrate their ability to meet this requirement.
Since the activities of other employees depend on the availability of the employee in this position, reliable attendance is a factor that will be considered when filling this vacancy.
Due to the nature of the work, the incumbent must hold the discipline, motivation, and knowledge to successfully complete tasks independently with little to no supervision
Professionalism is important as the incumbent may serve as a supervisor to designated staff; the incumbent will also encounter students, staff and visitors throughout the workday; representing Campus Living in a positive manner is essential.
The incumbent must be able to demonstrate skills at a high level that are appropriate for the trade/position
One or more of the following:
Four years of full-time experience in a trade under a skilled tradesperson which would provide training equivalent to that given in a training, apprenticeship, or equivalent program; or
An equivalent combination of experience and training gained by completion of technical courses in skilled trades at a school, institute, or branch of the Armed Services.
Due to the need to travel within campuses, between campuses, and occasionally off-campus, candidates must possess a valid New York State Class D driver’s license or describe how they will meet this requirement
Experience working in a higher education residential living environment
The incumbent must have the ability to stand, bend, stoop, twist, kneel, reach and work from elevated heights using ladders and other equipment.
This position requires moderately heavy physical effort.