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Maintenance Specialist - Academic

University of North Dakota
Grand Forks, North Dakota (US)

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Salary Range
$40,000 - $49,999
Job Type
Full Time
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The Academic Maintenance Specialist is responsible for providing maintenance repair of building components, fixtures and equipment to include doors, windows, plumbing fixtures, heating, flooring and appliances, and assembling furniture/moves for the Academic buildings at the University of North Dakota

Duties & Responsibilities

  • General Carpentry - Repair/replace doors, door jambs, and trim.  Make jambs and door casing. Build drawers, cabinet doors, shelving, bulletin boards, etc., Furniture repair. Repair/replace floor tile, cove base, walls, screens, mirrors, weather strip windows and doors, ceiling tile, door hardware, window parts, drawer glides, overhead doors, curtain rods, window shades, bathroom accessories, classroom accessories. Repair/replace/reassemble modular office systems and fixtures
  • Electrical - Replace switch and outlet covers
  • Plumbing - Unplug sinks, showers, toilets, urinals, and drinking fountains.  Repair and replace all shower and faucet stems, seats, cartridges, and shower heads.  Repair and replace lavatory fixtures.  Minor replacement of water lines and waste lines
  • Heating/cooling - Remove / install window A/C units
  • Lock repair - Install and repair locks
  • Building exterior - Miscellaneous concrete repairs and exterior structure repairs/replacements
  • Install required signage, grab bars, paper/tissue dispensers in required locations; adjust and maintain ADA door closures; build or repair ramps or thresholds to allow handicapped access.
  • Report safety concerns and security issues to supervisor.

  • Repair and upkeep of athletic equipment, signage, and classroom systems to include projectors, screens, and smart board systems.

  • Installation and mounting or artwork, hardware, an lab equipment and personal items. 

  • Modification of space to suit occupant needs and comply with guidelines.

  • Repair overhead doors and respond to elevator and hydraulic lift malfunctions and emergencies.

  • Escort contractors for specialized repairs and inspect work. 

Required Competencies

  • The ability to interact, communicate, and be respectful of students, faculty, staff, and co-workers.

  • Basic computer skills.

  • Ability to work independtly and as a team.

  • Ability to prioritize jobs as they are issued.

  • Use and operation of power saws, hand tools, plumbing snakes, and boom trucks

Minimum Requirements

  • High school diploma or GED equivalent

  • Valid Drivers License

  • 2 years of general maintenance experience and carpentry experience in a commecial setting

  • General computer skills

  • Successful completion of criminal history records check.

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 FAMIS

  • Experience with Word and Excel

  • Experience with Outlook

Minimum Hiring Salary/Position Classification

$32,000 annual, non-exempt position

Work Schedule/Start Date

8:00a.m. to 4:30p.m., Monday to Friday.  All Facilities Management positions are subject to callbacks twenty-four (24) hours a day, seven (7) days a week.


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.


The University of North Dakota is one of the largest employers in the region. The University provides a comprehensive benefits package that includes full health insurance premium coverage for single or family plans, a retirement plan, tuition benefits for employees, as well as for the spouse and dependents of the employee, on-campus training programs, exclusive internal recruitment opportunities, as well as many other benefits.

Find Us
264 Centennial Drive
Stop 7127
Grand Forks
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