Arizona State University

Phoenix, Arizona, United States

General Maintenance Mechanic- Downtown Phoenix campus

Posted 20 days ago · Full time · $21.49 Hourly

Job Description

General Maintenance Mechanic- Downtown Phoenix campus

Arizona State University

Department Name: FDM FM Downtown SS

Campus: Downtown Phoenix


Job Description


Facilities Management, Downtown Phoenix campus, seeks General Maintenance Mechanics whose maintenance background is in institutional, commercial, and/or industrial general maintenance to perform general maintenance of university buildings.

Salary Range

$21.49 per hour. ASU offers a comprehensive benefits package with the State of Arizona.

Close Date

31-May-2023 is the initial close date. Applications will continue to be accepted and reviewed each week until the job is filled.

Essential Duties

Electrical maintenance duties for 277 volts:

  • Maintain and repair lighting, ballast, lighting switches, receptacles, sockets, tombstones, and diffusers.
  • Perform electrical troubleshooting utilizing multi-meters/volt detectors and circuit tracers.

Plumbing maintenance duties:

  • Plumbing repair and maintenance of public restrooms, labs, kitchens, etc.
  • Maintain and re-build water closet flushometers, urinal flushometers, and multiple types and brands of faucets and under sink supplies.
  • Clear all types of drain clogs and stoppages.
  • Maintain public restroom toilet and urinal partitions and replacement of related hardware of partitions.

Carpentry maintenance duties:

  • Maintain and adjustment of auto door closers.
  • Provide interior and exterior door preventative maintenance and replacement of door hardware such as flush bolts, push/pull handles, kick plates, door strikes, hinges, closers, weather stripping, smoke seals, door sweeps.
  • Repair and replacement of several diverse types of flooring.
  • Maintain and replace damaged suspended ceiling systems and ceiling tiles.
  • Small drywall repairs, including paint touch-up of drywall repairs.

Other duties:

  • First response to elevator trouble calls and perform basic troubleshooting of elevator door problems.
  • Utilize various specific hand tools, power tools, and equipment. Maintain daily logs/records with the use of computers/tablets.
  • Interact effectively with customers and students of diverse backgrounds. Work within a team environment and contribute to team goals.
  • Use ability to clearly communicate to perform essential functions.

Days and Schedule: Monday - Friday, 7:30am – 4:00pm.

Minimum Qualifications

Two years of general maintenance and repair experience; OR, Any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved. Employee may be required to possess a valid US Driver’s license of the appropriate class and required endorsements throughout employment. Some positions in this classification may be required to obtain an Environmental Protection Agency Type 1 refrigeration license upon employment.

Desired Qualifications

Experience in:

  • higher education facilities management residential/commercial/industrial general maintenance
  • residential/commercial plumbing maintenance and repair residential/commercial electrical maintenance and repair residential/commercial carpentry maintenance and repair work order systems (TMA)
  • HVAC troubleshooting, repair, and/or maintenance customer service
  • using a computer

Demonstrated knowledge of:

  • lock/door hardware/exit devices
  • electronic devices

Evidence of effective communication skills

Working Environment

Frequent bending, stooping, kneeling, reaching, lifting, pushing and pulling up to 100 pounds. Required to stand for varying lengths of time and walk distances outside to perform work. Work outside in extreme temperatures and in a dirty environment. Utilize specific hand tools and equipment related to essential duties. Work off ladders, scaffolding, single man lifts up to 40 feet. May be exposed to safety hazards and dangerous tools and equipment; safety precautions must be followed, including use of safety equipment and wearing personal protective equipment (e.g. safety glasses, gloves). May drive University vehicles/carts. Ability to push and/or pull approximately 200-300 pound weight loaded on wheeled maintenance carts to transport tools and equipment throughout campus to job site utilizing carts.

Department Statement

ASU Facilities Development and Management (FDM) maintains and services all university-owned property, and develops and constructs innovative and sustainable facilities. FDM’s vision is to contribute to and guarantee the success of the university’s mission by creating and caring for the ASU campus and environment. 

ASU offers a comprehensive benefits package at very competitive rates to enhance the total compensation of its faculty and staff. This package includes low-cost health and life benefits to insure you and your family, a wellness program for preventative health education and screenings, a disability and leaves program for income protection, employee assistance for free and confidential behavioral health services, access to world-class educational opportunities at ASU/UofA/NAU at deeply discounted rates, disability resources for Americans with Disabilities (ADA), a retirement program with a variety of retiree benefits to ensure your financial security at the end of your career, paid vacation and holidays – and more. For more information, please visit the Office of Human Resources, Benefits website, at 

ASU’s comprehensive benefits package is a significant part of your overall total compensation – and ASU pays for most of it when you are a benefits-eligible employee.

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Facilities Development and Management at ASU employment requires current eligibility to legally work in the United States. Facilities Development and Management will not be a sponsor for this position.

This position is located at the Downtown Phoenix campus, 522 N. Central, Phoenix, AZ, 85004.

Must possess a valid Arizona driver's license (minimum of Class D) upon employment and maintain throughout employment. Post-offer of employment, selected candidate must possess an acceptable driving record which is 5 or fewer points in the most recent 39 month period from date of hire.

Must pass pre-employment physical examination, post offer of employment.

This position requires working a rotating on-call/stand-by schedule and may be called in for emergency response including nights, weekends, and holidays.

ASU Statement

Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 100,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation's fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.

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Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

Notice of Availability of the ASU Annual Security and Fire Safety Report

In compliance with federal law, ASU prepares an annual report on campus security and fire safety programs and resources. ASU’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at You may request a hard copy of the report by contacting the ASU Police Department at 480-965-3456.

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Employment Verification Statement

ASU conducts pre-employment screening which may include verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications.

Background Check Statement

ASU conducts pre-employment screening for all positions which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications. Employment is contingent upon successful passing of the background check.

Instructions to Apply

Application deadline is 3:00PM Arizona time on the date indicated.

Please include all employment information in month/year format (e.g., 6/88 to 8/94), job title, job duties and name of employer for each position.

Resume should clearly illustrate how prior knowledge and experience meets the Minimum and Desired qualifications of this position.

Work reference history information for 3 current and/or former supervisors will be requested at time of interview.

Only electronic applications are accepted for this position.

IMPORTANT NOTE: What is the meaning of “equivalent combination” in the minimum qualifications? It means one year of higher education or 24 credit hours, is equal to one year of experience. For example, a four year Bachelor’s degree is equal to four years of experience.

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