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Maintenance I

Performs general maintenance and repair of the college facilities and its equipment and machinery including plumbing, carpentry, painting, electrical, ventilation, heating, air conditioning, snow removal, etc.; works under hazardous conditions and must maintain safety awareness at all times. Knowledge of building, fire, health, and safety codes must be applied to ensure that the work done will pass inspection and meet ADA requirements.


Conducts routine inspection of college facilities, equipment, and grounds for defects and to determine service needs.

Programs, operates, and monitors the performance of the computerized climate control system; performs maintenance and repair of the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems to ensure proper operation of boilers, pumps, water heaters, air handling units, pneumatic systems, fans, and other related equipment.

Performs routine maintenance on the various building mechanical systems; repairs and/or replaces pumps and motors, changes belts and filters, and lubricates various moving parts.

Performs various building trade tasks such as carpentry, painting, and concrete work; makes electrical and plumbing repairs and installations.

Performs maintenance tasks such as minor equipment repairs, lock repair or replacement, light bulb and fluorescent fixtures replacement, installing shelves and cabinets, moving furniture and equipment, etc.

Installs and repairs electrical wiring and computer and audio/visual cables.

Removes snow and ice from campus and spreads salt during the winter months.

Assists in the operation of the waste water treatment plant.

On 24-hour call to respond to heating/cooling system breakdowns or malfunctions, and/or other facility emergencies.

Performs other related tasks as required.

SUPERVISION – Works under the general supervision of the director of facilities management.


  • High school diploma or GED and one year of technical, vocational, or trade school
  • Three to five years of experience in electrical, heating, cooling, and ventilation; experience in carpentry, plumbing, masonry, roofing, and with direct control of HVAC system
  • EPA certification in refrigerants or attainable within nine months
  • Ability to read and interpret blueprints and schematic drawings
  • Working knowledge of the operation and repair of mechanical equipment
  • Working knowledge of safety factors and legal codes
  • Ability to perform physical tasks such as lifting and moving up to 50 pounds, and ascending ladders
  • Valid driver’s license

JOB DIMENSIONS – Analysis, initiative, judgment, practical learning, planning and organizing, technical self-development, stress tolerance, informal communications, work standards, teamwork, dependability, commitment to the college.


Kirtland Community College is an equal opportunity employer

* This job description is intended to describe the type and level of work being performed by a person in this position. It is not an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities required by a person so classified.