Maintenance Technician - Warehouse

Grand Forks, North Dakota
Apr 26, 2021
Job Type
Full Time

Description The Warehouse Maintenance Technician is responsible for performing skilled work in the repair, service and maintenance of tools, custodial equipment, landscaping equipment, small gas engines (two and four cycle), facilities management equipment, and other equipment or tools, as requested, for the Facilities Department, Housing, and Dining Services. Responsible for ordering, receiving, issuing and inventory for all tools and equipment within the Facilities Management tool room.


Responsible for ordering, receiving, and issuing all tools and equipment for new employees; responsible for engraving employee identification number on employee-issued tools and equipment; Responsible for checking in all employee-issued tools and equipment upon employee’s termination or transfer. Responsible for maintenance, issuance, and inventory of all specialty tools for the temporary use by Facilities Trades employees.


Duties & Responsibilities

  • Responsible for performing skilled overhaul and repair services on commercial custodial floor care machines Landscaping equipment- weed eaters, snow blower, hedge trimmers, and other small gas (two and four cycle) engines Troubleshoots, isolates malfunction & repairs various mechanical, electrical, pneumatic, and hydraulic systems Advise supervisor to replace obsolete or non-repairable tools and equipment Responsible for tracking maintenance repair trend data, and presenting this data to supervision Completes vendor(s) sourcing and ordering of repair parts, supplies, or services required on repair or overhauls needed Ability to safely use hand and power shop tools, equipment, and diagnostic equipment Read and comprehend electrical schematics Manage tool room repair work order processing; note all replacement parts required, repair service rendered, and close Request repair services and generate repair contracts when needed Responsible for researching, ordering, and engraving tools required, per Tool Management Procedures Creates vehicle tools and equipment inventory reports for supervisors, per Tool Management Procedures Maintains UND Facilities Management Tool Procedures and send out to all supervisors Assist in annual Facilities Major/Minor inventory of tool for all Trade and Custodial areas Notify Crew Supervisors when surplus paperwork is required for disposal of equipment, ensure documentation received and equipment taken to surplus Responsible for issue and return of tool room equipment by updating accounting system use by Crew members Schedule safety inspections on required tools & equipment and ensure billing completed Issue & return JLG and Scissor lifts, insure individual completed training prior to use, in-check upon return Assist in receipt of freight and packages from vendor’s/delivery companies and interdepartmental surplus items Handle packages and freight IAW applicable laws and regulations Assist with in-check of materials Take corrective actions when errors are found on property received versus what the packing slip says was shipped to us Use of propane forklift to offload pallets, heavy or large items when required Mark incoming materials with correct stock part number, PO number, and place in correct warehouse location Process receipts using accounting system for property delivered daily and ensure paperwork provided to administration for payment Inspect and contact vendors on damaged property received, invoice or discrepancies on stock materials, and ensure all corrective actions are taken to receive property Notify UND Departments of incoming requested property damaged in shipment to determine if receipted or return process Assist with issue and return of customer stock requests, update automated accounting system, and parts pick up from local vendors when time allows Perform bi-monthly walk through of warehouse to identify stocking hazards that need corrective action, stocked parts for possible deplete action, areas of concern and bring them to the Logistic Managers attention Aid in performance of monthly cycle counts; research stock balance errors, make quantity adjustments Perform annual physical warehouse inventory Add, change stock part numbers, and locations as needed in accounting system; create and place updated labels Coordinate with customer & buyer on stocked parts, analyze product usage, and determine if product works for UND Monitor accounting system shopping carts, print requests, pull them, and issue items for customer pick up Monitor weekly custodial order requests, pull items, and set up orders to be delivered by grounds Verify student(s) performing weekly custodial pulls and ensure all requests are issued in accounting system Prepare warehouse for annual inventory, ensure property in correct locations and ensure accounting system is updated when additional location(s) are required Enforce Facilities and Warehouse procedures and assist in training of employees of daily tasks Perform general cleaning housekeeping in tool room and warehouse areas, keep walkways cleared of debris, locations cleaned of old paperwork and dirt

Required Competencies

  • Must be able to work independently, multi-task, and ability to interact with students, staff and faculty
  • Experience and knowledge of small engines
  • Ability to troubleshoot issues related to tools and equipment
  • Repair skills in mechanical and electrical system
  • Ability to safely use hand and power shop tools, equipment, and diagnostic devices
  • Must be able to read electrical schematics
  • Experience with computerized inventory systems
  • Good organizational and oral and written communication skills
  • Successful completion of criminal history records check.

Minimum Requirements

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • 5 years experience in mechanic, electrical, and power tool equipment service and repairs
  • Experience with warehouse inventory processes
  • Experience with performing hands-on repairs and maintenance tasks
  • Valid Driver's License

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the US and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Familiar with UND Campus and Buildings
  • Experience with Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Experience with Automated Accounting Systems

Minimum Hiring Salary/Position Classification

$35,000 annual, non-exempt position

Work Schedule/Start Date

Monday to Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm; summer hours may vary


Includes single or family health care coverage (premiums paid for by the university), basic life insurance, EAP, retirement plan, tuition waiver, annual and sick leave. Optional benefits available: supplemental life, dental, vision, flexible spending account, supplemental retirement plans.

To Apply

For full consideration, all application materials must be fully submitted by 11:59PM on the closing date.

Additional Information

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All information listed in this position announcement will be used by Human Resources, the Hiring Department, and EO/Title IX for screening, interviewing and selection purposes.

Confidentiality of Application Materials

Pursuant to NDCC 44-04-18.27, applications and any records related to the applications that identify an applicant are confidential, except records related to the finalists of the position, which are open to the public after the search committee has identified the top three finalists who will be invited to campus.

EEO Statement

The University of North Dakota is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or other protected characteristic. Women, minorities, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. Applicants are invited to provide information regarding their gender, race and/or ethnicity, veteran’s status and disability status as part of the application process. This information will remain confidential and separate from your application.

Veteran’s Preference

Veterans claiming preference must submit all proof of eligibility by the closing date. Proof of eligibility includes a DD-214 or NGB 22 and if claiming disabled status, a current letter of disability from the VA dated within the last 12 months.

Clery Statement

In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the University of North Dakota publishes an Annual Security and Fire Safety Report. The report includes the university’s policies, procedures, and programs concerning safety and security, as well as three years’ of crime statistics for our campus. As a prospective employee, you are entitled to a copy of this report. The report and statistical data can be found online at You may also request a paper copy of the report from the UND Police Department located at 3851 Campus Road, Grand Forks, ND, 58202.