Facilities Maintenance Technician

Cloquet, Minnesota
Svc, Maint/Labor B Grade 15
Mar 05, 2018
Job Type
Full Time

Position Overview:

The Cloquet Forestry Center (CFC) is part of the College’s Research and Outreach Center network, and serves as the primary research and education forest for the University of Minnesota. It is located two hours north of the St. Paul campus, and 30 minutes south of Duluth, MN. It is a regional hub for forestry research, undergraduate and graduate field instruction in natural resources, and extensive outreach and professional training programs. This position is responsible for a wide variety of specialized and complex maintenance, repair and replacement for buildings and equipment.


-  General building repair such as doors (knobs, hinges, latches, locks), Window screens, wall dents/holes, overhead doors, etc. auger drains, unclog toilets. Repair and replace bathroom accessories, flush assemblies, and faucet components when isolated by backflow preventer. Set up locks, rekeys and repair cores.

 - Preventative and general maintenance such as replacing filters, changing belts, lubricating/greasing components.Cleans waste from fixtures up to and including P trap.Balance fans and sheaves.Replace bearings when needed to a variety of equipment including: water and air cooled compressors and vacuum pumps.Install and remove window air-conditioning units.Inspects and adjusts controls of domestic heating and/or cooling pumps.

- Oversee the operation of the sewage treatment facility, including seasonal flushing & monthly filter replacement.

- Work with outside contractors on the planning, design and construction/remodeling of facilities.

- Perform monthly and annual inspections of smoke alarms, fire extinguishers and fire pump.

- Troubleshooting general building complaints such as air is hot/cold, faucet is leaking, door won’t close, electricity is off, etc. Troubleshooting may include checking for blockage in steam, water, sewer and air vacuum lines.Adjusting air handler components such as dampers, fans, sheaves

- Adjusting controls of domestic heating and/or cooling pumps.May also troubleshoot and repair window air-conditioners

- Notify supervisor of building repairs that need specialized knowledge and skills.Brief facilities management and/or outside contractors on the repair issues, when needed. Assist as needed.

- Assembles and repairs furniture, cabinets and cubicles. Hangs pictures, bulletin boards, and simple shelves.May provide minor fabrication and soldering.

- Low voltage item replacement such as: switch/outlet plates, light bulbs and resets breakers, etc. May perform basic repairs to electrical equipment.

- Maintains and repairs small motors (electric) and engines (fossil fuel) such as cleaning equipment, snow blowers, back pack blowers, power sprayers, and compressors.

- May order standard supplies from vendor.

- Remove snow and other miscellaneous duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:  

Must be able to follow detailed written work orders, plans and drawings.

Technical education/training in mechanical maintenance totaling one year and one year of applicable work experience or a combination of education and/or applicable experience to total two years. Position may require the ability to walk or stand for the majority of the day: bend, climb, reach, kneel, carry, lift, push and pull 50 pounds or more. Must have Minnesota Department of Health certified Water Supply System Operator, Class E employee, or the ability to obtain this license within six (6) Months


May serve as a lead worker (e.g. assign, schedule, direct work) of University staff and student employees but are not PELRA supervisors. Supervisor is the Director of Operations.

The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity educator and employer. This publication/material is available in alternative formats upon request.

Applications must be submitted online at  https://humanresources.umn.edu/jobs  

Search keyword for Job Opening ID: 322541

 You will have the opportunity to complete an online application for the position and attach a cover letter and resume. Closing Date: April 2, 2018