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Maintenance Craftsman, Senior

Idaho State University

Open for Recruitment: February 5, 2018 - February 25, 2018
Announcement # 06632021111
Salary Range: $12.91 per hour -Plus Competitive Benefits!

Location(s): Pocatello

Department: Pond Student Union Building


Incumbents may work in all weather conditions and move in and around confined spaces. These positions are maintenance oriented. When working under the supervision of a licensed journeyman in a respective trade area incumbents can be an apprentice in that specialty. These positions involve lifting and carrying items weighing approximately 90 pounds, bending, stooping, shoveling, and climbing ladders.


1. Facility maintenance. Typical duties: Electrical. Maintains and repairs panels, circuits, wiring, and related systems; replaces switches, receptacles, ballast’s, fuse boxes, heat systems, motors, fans and lights; repairs electric motors and extension cords; installs communication cable and telephone lines; assists journeyman electricians in new installations. Plumbing. Maintains and repairs plumbing fixtures, lavatories, faucets, sinks, tubs, water heaters and water service and drain lines; installs domestic, irrigation, and sprinkler systems; cleans/unclogs pipes, tanks, floor drains and sewers; cuts and threads or sweats pipe; repairs steam traps and pipes on heat systems; conducts preventive maintenance of plumbing and steam systems; assists journeyman plumbers in the installation and remodeling of plumbing systems. Carpentry. Installs ceramic floor and wall tile, linoleum, plastic laminate and similar products; repairs built-up, shake, shingle, and other roofs; patches holes in walls using sheetrock, plywood, tile, and plaster; reglazes windows; builds walls, partitions, benches, decks, and tables; sketches from oral instructions and works from drawings to design and build specialty items; builds and sets forms and pours and finishes concrete; builds fences and gates. HVAC. maintains and repairs heating, ventilating, and air conditioning equipment such as air compressors, dryers, strainers, pneumatic and electronic controls and piping systems; insures water and steam coils, motors, belts, pulleys, condenser pans, duct work, dampers, and related systems are working properly; repairs fire alarm and pumping systems.

2. Miscellaneous. Typical duties: conducts preventive maintenance on building devices and systems; operates equipment used in building maintenance and repair; performs machinist work involving design and fabrication of specialized parts and equipment; welds and repairs and fabricates brackets, fixtures, and similar items; rebuilds motors and performs mechanical and preventive maintenance work on equipment; lays brick, stone, and block; removes debris from area; repairs appliances; responds to emergency call-backs; functions as leadworker over other maintenance staff and assists with general related trade duties.


Good knowledge of: carpentry, plumbing, electrical and general building maintenance.

Some knowledge of: HVAC and mechanical systems maintenance; building codes.

Experience: performing skilled carpentry, plumbing, electrical, and building maintenance repair; using and maintaining tools and equipment normally associated with carpentry, mechanics, plumbing, and electrical work; reading blueprints and schematics.

Rating of education and experience.  Respond to the examination questions based on your training and experience directly related to this position. Scoring will be based on your responses. Exam results will be available online when the review process is complete. If at any time during the screening/scoring process your responses or resume do not support the answers you provided; your name will be removed from the register.

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Thank you for your interest in Idaho State University! ISU is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We have an institution-wide commitment to inclusion and diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply. Veterans' preference. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.  
Idaho State University's Jeanne Clery report, federally required reporting, provides crime, arrest and fire statistics for the previous three years that occurred on campus, in certain off-campus buildings owned or controlled by Idaho State University; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, such as policies about alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, personal practices, disciplinary procedures, fire safety and other matters. This report can be accessed on the following website:
ISU Clery Report


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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.