General Maintenance Technician
Prescott, AZ 
Posted 23 days ago
Job Description
Job Description

About Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University:

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is an independent, culturally diverse institution providing quality education and research in aviation, aerospace, engineering, and other related fields with residential campuses located in Daytona Beach, Florida and Prescott, Arizona. The University's Worldwide campus provides educational opportunities online and at approximately 130 locations throughout the United States, Asia, Europe, and Central/South America.

As the largest and most comprehensive aviation and aerospace-focused university in the world, Embry-Riddle is a unique institution. Over the past 90 years, the University has evolved with industry to break new ground and produce top-level graduates who serve the ever-changing needs of aviation and aerospace and other STEM-related disciplines. Embry-Riddle offers programs in seven primary fields of study including: Applied Science; Aviation; Business; Computers and Technology; Engineering; Safety, Security, and Intelligence; and Space.

For Academic Year 2021-22, there were over 11,100 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students that attended the University's residential campuses and approximately 20,195 students in total enrolled with the University around the world.

The Opportunity:

Under general supervision, a general building maintenance technician performs a variety of routine and skilled maintenance and repair tasks on campus facilities and infrastructure across multiple trades utilizing power and hand tools. Technician is responsible for the maintenance, troubleshooting, diagnosis, and repair of general building systems. Duties include routine plumbing repairs such as unplugging toilets and drains, replacing plumbing fixtures, routine electrical repairs such as replacing receptacles, replacing light bulbs, light fixtures, performing routing carpentry work such as installing doors, door hardware, door closers, door stops, cleaning and sealing roofs, gutters, clearing downspouts, making roof repairs, building and installing window screens, installing appliances such as refrigerators and ranges, Changing HVAC filters, performing drywall repairs and painting, installing ceiling tile and grid, flooring and floor covering repairs and replacement, and hanging white boards, TV monitors, pictures and bulletin boards. Preparing classrooms for classes. Preparing residence halls for occupancy. All work completed in accordance with all applicable safety standards. Facilitate periodic preventive maintenance inspections and repairs. Assist in various special event set-ups and breakdown and snow and ice removal during the winter months.

ERAU benefits include:

  • Retirement Plan - ERAU offers immediate vesting and provides a 6% gift and will match up to 4% of employee contributions

  • Two BCBS health plans - PPO and high deductible plan with a health savings account

  • Tuition waivers for employees, spouses, and dependent children

  • Use of various campus services: fitness center, library, mailroom and enjoy observation flights


Required Education:

High school (or GED) level ability in spelling, grammar, basic composition, and math.

Required licenses, certificates, and /or security clearances:

Lift Certification (Forklift and Scissors Lift)

Aerial Certification

OSHA10 Certification

Required skills, knowledge, abilities:

  • 5 years of experience in general building or facilities maintenance or in the building trades to perform the duties assigned to this position and skilled in proper and safe use of tools, materials and equipment common to the trade.
  • Principles of carpentry, plumbing, painting and electrical work.
  • Principles of heating, ventilation and cooling systems.
  • Occupational hazards and standard safety practices.
  • Valid Arizona Driver's License and clean MVD driving record and the ability to operate campus vehicles and equipment in a safe, responsible manner
  • Ability to use computer tablet to input work order service details in to the CMMS system
  • Must be able to lift heavy objects weighing between 50-80 pounds
  • Ability to remain awake and alert throughout the assigned work shift
  • Climb ladders at 12' minimum, operate man lift to heights of 30' and climb extension ladders
  • Comply with job related OSHA standards
  • Knowledgeable in the proper operation of equipment, hand tools, power tools related to construction and ability to operate them.
  • Operate small and/or large power driven equipment and tools related to construction
  • Be able to walk over rough, uneven, rocky surfaces
  • Be able to work in a variety of weather conditions while performing work.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Understand and follow oral and written instructions.
  • Must be able to carry a two-way radio and wear earpiece to maintain contact with the Department Administration, to call in and report any problems and to receive messages

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University recognizes the value of diversity and is dedicated to fostering a positive climate in which all students, faculty, and staff are encouraged in their professional, social, and intellectual pursuits. Embry-Riddle is committed to providing equal employment opportunity and affirmative action for qualified individuals. The University does not tolerate discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, gender identity, genetic information, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
High School or Equivalent
Required Experience
5+ years
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