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General Maintenance

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Posting Details

Posting Details

Working Title General Maintenance
Position Number 00540A
Location Norfolk, VA
Type of Position Classified
Type of Job Full Time
EEO Category G Skilled Craft Workers
Job Description

This position will complete all assigned general maintenance work orders that include, but are not limited to, rough and finish carpentry, door and window repair, ceiling and drywall repair, brick and mortar repair, and any other structural related repairs to buildings and grounds. Other duties include providing excellent customer service to any and all parties involved with the execution of assigned tasks, and completing all tasks in a clean and professional manner while adhering to the University’s code of ethics and Service Standards at all times.

Type of Recruitment
Knowledge, skills and abilities

Considerable knowledge of the materials, methods, tools and equipment used in building maintenance. Proficient skill in the use of a variety of related diagnostic tools, instruments, equipment, hand & power tools. Demonstrated ability to troubleshoot and repair problems to structural building components and grounds independently.
Demonstrated ability to perform skilled repair and maintenance tasks, including but not limited to, carpentry, drywall finishing and door repairs. Demonstrated ability to work independently or in groups.
Demonstrated ability to read and write; to estimate materials needed for repair/maintenance, as well as the associated costs, using arithmetic.

Special licenses, registration or certification

Valid driver’s license and insurable driving record.

Education or training
Level and type of experience

Considerable experience in a related variety of skilled trades areas. Basic experience performing skilled work in carpentry and drywall repair. Some experience estimating project time and materials appropriately.

Preferred knowledge, skills, abilities, education, experience, licensure, certification

High School Diploma or equivalent and/or combination of experience and training in skilled trade/craft. Considerable experience in the construction and maintenance field with an emphasis in carpentry and drywall repairs/finishing. Basic experience installing and repairing all types of doors. Some experience installing/repairing ceiling grids, brick & mortar, aluminum framing, doors and windows in commercial buildings.

Conditions of Employment

Facilities Management employees are considered essential personnel and subject to working during University closings.

Annual Salary/Hourly Rate Salary commensurate with education and experience

Posting Detail Information

Job Requisition Number S00507
Job Open To General Public
Open Date 08/21/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
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It is the policy of Old Dominion University to provide equal employment, educational and social opportunities for all persons, without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, gender, age, veteran status, disability, political affiliation, sexual orientation or genetic information. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply

Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or © consistent with contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have experience in performing skilled repair and maintenance tasks in carpentry, drywall finishing, and door repairs?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Please describe your experience in troubleshooting and repairing structural building components and grounds independently.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Do you have a valid driver's license and an insurable driving record?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
Optional Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  3. Other Document