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Maintenance Craftsman

Boise State University

Open for Recruitment: December 6, 2017 - December 13, 2017
Announcement # 06634021831
Salary Range: $12.90 per hour -Plus Competitive Benefits!

Location(s): Boise

Boise State University has a current opening for Maintenance Craftsman in Campus Operations

A current driver's licence is required

Position Overview:

General Responsibilities:

Under the direction of trade journeyman a Maintenance Craftsman will perform the following:

  • Electrical: Maintains and repairs panels, circuits, wiring, receptacles, and switches; replaces motors, fans, lights, starters, ballasts, and auxiliary heat systems; repairs extension cords; changes light bulbs; assists journeyman electricians in new installations.


  • Plumbing: maintains and repairs faucets, sinks, drains, toilets, tubs, water heaters and water service and drain lines; unplugs drain systems; repairs leaks and installs washers; cuts and threads or sweats pipe; repairs steam traps and pipes on heat systems; assists journeyman plumbers in the installation and remodeling of plumbing systems.


  • Carpentry: Builds partitions and walls, installs windows, door frames, stairways and railings; hangs doors; repairs damaged wall surfaces; sands and refinishes hardwood floors; builds and sets forms and pours and finishes concrete; builds fences and gates.


  • HVAC: Maintains and repairs heating, ventilating, and air conditioning systems; monitors boiler room by reading gauges for pressure and records in log book; checks and repairs leaks in heating/cooling systems; replaces thermostats, control and zone valves and power heads; changes/washes filters.

Operates equipment such mowers, forklifts, tractors, snowplows, saws, jointers, sweepers, and presses

Maintains hand and power tools associated with mechanics, carpentry, electrical plumbing, and general building maintenance 

Patches and repairs roofs 

Moves furniture 

Patches and repairs pavement 

Hauls debris to dump 

Replaces broken windows 

Install and maintain signs 

Repairs appliances 

Responds to emergency call-backs 

Functions as lead worker over other maintenance staff and assists with general related trade duties

Assures all work orders are completed with all labor and material 

Conducts preventive maintenance on building devices and systems 

Operates equipment used in building maintenance and repair 

Ensures that routine preventive maintenance is performed according to established schedules and standards 

Assures all work is completed in accordance with established safety procedures 

Verify and implement preventive maintenance standards on all systems and equipment under their oversight 

Document all work in the CMMS system 

Enforces all Boise State University, Safety and Risk Management policies and procedures; reports all accidents and injuries in a timely manner and identifies and corrects unsafe work conditions with management oversight

Attends training programs (classroom and virtual) as designated

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Some knowledge of: heating and cooling system maintenance and repair.
  • Experience: performing semi-skilled maintenance and repair involving carpentry, plumbing, electrical and general building maintenance trades work; using and maintaining tools and equipment normally associated with carpentry, mechanics, plumbing, and electrical work.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Considerable knowledge of building maintenance.
  • Good knowledge of building codes.
  • Some knowledge of:  HVAC related work; supervisory practices.
  • High School diploma, GED or equivalent experience.
  • 10 or more years of related work experience.

The successful candidate will possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities:
  •  Strong organizational skills, including the ability to plan, prioritize, schedule and execute work assignments.
  • Ability to understand and execute oral and written instructions. Ability to prepare reports such as cost estimates.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to effectively interact and maintain working relationships and collaborate with others.
  • Knowledge and skill in computer applications and related programs in support of the business activities.
  • Experience in performing skilled carpentry, plumbing, electrical and building maintenance repair.
  • Experience in using and maintaining specialized tools and equipment associated with trades.
  • Reading blueprints and schematics.
  • Presents self in a highly professional manner to others and understands that honesty and ethics are essential.
  • Ability to maintain a positive attitude.
  • Ability to communicate with co-workers and other departments with professionalism and respect.
  • Maintains a professional relationship with all coworkers, vendor representatives, supervisors, managers, customers, and client representatives.
  • Must have basic phone and computer skills (email, texting, etc.).
  • Good attention to detail.
  • Ability to work well under pressure.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Ability to work well alone and in a team.

 Physical Requirements:

  • Close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus, with or without corrective lenses.
  • Significant walking or other means of mobility.
  • Ability to work in a standing position for long periods of time (up to 8 hours).
  • Ability to reach, bend, stoop, push and/or pull, shovel, climb ladders and frequently lift and move up to 90 pounds.

  • Must be able to see color differentiation.
  • Work in all weather conditions and move in and around areas that are constricted.


You will receive a score based on your answers. You must receive a minimum rating of 70 to pass this examination. Exam results are available immediately online when you complete and submit your exam.

To preview the examination, click on Preview Exam below. You will not be able to take the exam from this screen. If you wish to take the exam, click the Apply Online button to the left and follow the instructions provided.


Click on the Apply Online button to the left and follow the instructions provided to complete the Application Information and Exam for this position. If you are unable to use the Apply Online process, you must respond to the exam questions on this announcement and complete a State of Idaho Application. To obtain a paper application, click on "Forms" at the top of the screen.If you are interested in the current opening, add/select: Boise State University under "Agencies"; full time employment under "Job Type/Shift"; and Boise under "Cities".

The Boise State University 2016 Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is provided to students, faculty, staff, and the public as part of the University’s commitment to safety and security on campus, and in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act. Copies of the report may also be requested in person through the Department of Public Safety at 2245 University Drive, Boise, Idaho 83706, by calling (208) 426-6911, or sending an email to

The 2016 Annual Security and Fire Safety Report for Boise State University is now available online at

Background Investigations– Any offer of employment at Boise State University will be contingent upon the successful completion of a criminal background investigation and may require a credit and/or motor vehicle background investigation depending on the position. For more information, please review the University’s full Background Investigations Policy.


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At the discretion of the appointing authority, compensatory time off may be provided in lieu of overtime cash compensation.

Hiring is done without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age or disability. In addition, preference may be given to veterans who qualify under state and federal laws and regulations. If you need special accommodations to satisfy testing requirements, please contact the Division of Human Resources.