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Part-time Facilities Worker for Residential Life

Facilities Worker for Residential Life
Louisiana State University Alexandria
Alexandria, LA

We are looking for an experienced facilities worker(s)/building maintenance/maintenance mechanic for our on campus apartment style student housing.
The facilities Worker performs varied tasks, assists skilled trades personnel, i.e., (plumbers, electricians, carpenters, painters, masons, locksmith, and glazer. Performs trade-related maintenance and repair; maintains machinery, equipment and tools; and may install glass (precut), installs and/or replaces floor coverings; performs related work as required.

1. Assists, all skilled trades in major repairs, emergency repairs or new construction to support successful completion of assigned work.
2. Performs semi-skilled building and equipment maintenance and construction tasks, as well as some specialized skills and/or knowledge in connection with maintenance upkeep and repairs. Including to but not limited to: furniture, windows, screens and associated hardware, glass, flooring, an occasional touch-up of paint and/or painting, and appliances such as vacuum cleaners and electric drills for their efficient, and proper operation.
3. Fabricates, repairs or replaces window shades and signage to assure attractive facilities.
4. May work independently on construction or repair work in any trade.
5. May operate equipment as required to support the completion of assigned work such as saws, drills, roto-hammers, etc.
6. Performs simple electrical and plumbing work below the journeyman level and may do acetylene and electrical welding of a simple nature.
7. Assists in erecting and or dismantling scaffolding and or the rigging used to gain access to high places.
8. Performs related duties such as furnishing tools and materials to the journeyman during the course of a job; holding materials or tools in place while a journeyman works on them; cleaning work area upon completion; erecting or dismantling wall partitions or bathroom partitions and doors; requisitioning supplies and maintaining records.
9. May direct the work of a small group of students or employees of a lower grade as assigned by the Director of Residential Life to ensure the cleaning of the Oaks clubhouse lobby, bathrooms and grounds are kept cleaned at all times.
10. May operate a vehicle for the purpose of transporting trade’s personnel and /or material to and from supply houses, shops and worksite.

1. Knowledge and skill in the use and operation of power tools.
2. Knowledge and skill in the use of hand tools. i.e.; pliers, chisels, hammers, screwdrivers, wrenches, etc.
3. Knowledge of the methods used in the care and maintenance of small hand-held power tools.
4. Ability to follow oral and written instructions.
5. Ability to establish and maintain harmonious working relationships with others.
6. Ability to maintain a calm manner in emergency situations.
7. Ability to lift and carry heavy objects.
8. Ability to climb ladders and scaffolding.
9. Ability to stand for prolonged periods of time.
10. Physical stamina and endurance.
11. Mechanical aptitude/manual dexterity.
12. Ability to work appropriately within a student-oriented environment.
13. Ability to lead and direct the work of students or lower grade employees.
14. Ability to operate a motor vehicle.

1. Some prior knowledge or work related experience in one or more of the mechanical or building trades.
2. Valid Louisiana driver's license.
3. Resume

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