Maintenance Technician, Entry – (Los Angeles, California, United States)

Capitalizing on over 140 years of history and tradition in downtown Los Angeles, the University of Southern California (USC) has embarked on an unprecedented period of expansion. USC is now poised to take its place as the preeminent research institution of the 21st century and we are looking for skilled, motivated professionals to help forge the future of higher education.

The USC department of Facilities Planning and Management (FPM) – Operations and Maintenance is seeking a Maintenance Tech, Entry to join its team.

THE WORK YOU WILL DO

The Maintenance Tech, Entry is responsible for performing a variety of maintenance tasks until proficiency is attained in all designated trade areas such as electrical, plumbing, air conditioning, carpentry, locksmith, or painting independently or as part of a team, as assigned. Participates in the Maintenance Pay for Knowledge and Skills Program, including on-the-job training to learn and/or perform specialized skills found at Level I.

The Maintenance Tech, Entry:

  • Performs a variety of maintenance tasks until proficiency is attained in all designated trade areas such as electrical, plumbing, air conditioning, carpentry, locksmith, or painting independently or as part of a team, as assigned.

  • Repairs and/or replaces equipment and equipment components.

  • Uses hand-held and power tools and equipment in an efficient and effective manner.

  • Prepares reports and/or maintenance records, as needed.

  • Performs other related duties as assigned or requested. The university reserves the right to add or change duties at any time. Performs other related duties as assigned or requested. The university reserves the right to add or change duties at any time.

  • In the event of an emergency, the employee holding this position is required to “report to duty” in accordance with the university’s Emergency Operations Plan and/or the employee’s department’s emergency response and/or recovery plans.  Familiarity with those plans and regular training to implement those plans is required.  During or immediately following an emergency, the employee to assist in the emergency response efforts, and mobilize other staff members if needed.

The work schedule for this position is Tuesday – Friday 5:00 AM – 3:30 PM OR Monday – Thursday 5:00 AM – 3:30 PM; however, work schedules may change at any time to accommodate business needs.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

The ideal candidate for the position of Maintenance Tech, Entry meets the following preferred criteria:
 

  • High school or equivalent

  • Experience in a university support position.

  • General knowledge of all campus buildings.

  • Ability to read and write in English.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS  

Candidates for the position of Maintenance Tech, Entry must meet the following minimum qualifications:

  • Less than high school

  • 0-6 months of maintenance experience

  • Basic knowledge of most trade tools. General knowledge of most of standard safety practices and equipment.

  • Active/valid/unrestricted CA Drivers’ license in accordance with USC’s Driver Vehicle Safety Policy

The hourly rate range for this position is $20.20 – $21.93. When extending an offer of employment, the University of Southern California considers factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the candidate’s work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, federal, state, and local laws, contractual stipulations, grant funding, as well as external market and organizational considerations.

About Facilities Planning and Management (FPM) :

FPM (formerly named Capital Construction & Development / Facilities Management Services) is responsible for planning, developing, and maintaining the breadth of the facilities at USC, and is also dedicated to creating a safe environment for our USC community. Woven into every service, safety is of upmost importance. As FPM, this diverse group of innovative and talented professionals provide high quality facilities construction, operations and maintenance services at USC and serve as dedicated stewards of USC and FPM core values. FPM values integrity, excellence, well-being, open communication, accountability, diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Come and join the FPM team – a team that works as trusted partners shaping an environment of innovation and excellence. Apply today!

The University of Southern California values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment.

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Minimum Education: Less than high school
Minimum Experience: 0 – 6 months
Minimum Field of Expertise: Basic knowledge of most trade tools. General knowledge of most of standard safety practices and equipment.

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