FT Maintenance Specialist I

FT Maintenance Specialist I


Haywood Community College
185 Freedlander Drive
Clyde, NC 28721
Phone: 828-627-2821

Job Location

Haywood Community College, 185 Freedlander Dr, Clyde, NC  28721


$31,200.00 - $33,272.00 Annually


Full comprehensive benefit package. HCC participates in the NC State Health and TSERS pension plans.

Job Category

  • Service/Maintenance

Application Period

Opens: Tuesday, August 23, 2022
Closes: Thursday, September 29, 2022

Target Start Date

Monday, October 3, 2022

Expected Work Hours

Monday - Friday, 7:30 am - 3:30 pm with occasional variance

Reports to

Maintenance Supervisor

Employment Type

FT Staff; Non-Exempt

Minimum Qualifications

High School Diploma or equivalent and 1 to 2 years of experience in building/facilities upkeep which may include plumbing, carpentry, electrical, as well as knowledge of vehicle maintenance. Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. 

Preferred Qualifications

Meet minimum requirements and:  AAS or Diploma in Building Construction Technology, Electrical Systems Technology, Industrial Systems Technology or HVAC Systems Technology.; Forklift certification; Building Operator Certification


Licensing Requirement

  • North Carolina Driver’s License; must have acceptable Motor Vehicle Record reporting with a 3 year history.-




Physical Demands

Physical strength/agility sufficient to perform a wide variety of frequent physical tasks; including bending, lifting (moderate to heavy), moving, stooping, crouching, standing, reaching, kneeling; lifting moderate to heavy materials, various tools/equipment, furniture.  Lifting includes moving/working with objects above the shoulders. This position requires the ability to work on uneven terrain, standing for extended periods, shovel snow to clear sidewalks, stairs, and platforms.  Visual acuity and manual dexterity for operation of vehicles, forklift, tools, machines/equipment as directed by manufacturers guidelines and OSHA safety standards.  Occasional climbing; ascending and descending ladders.


Speak, read and understand sufficiently to successfully receive/provide information to/from the public, co-worker. 


Working Conditions


Work in and outdoors.  Work in ice and snow includes slippery conditions as well as temperature and weather extremes.


Hazard Assessment


Moderate to heavy lifting; working at heights; slippery surfaces; exposed to moving machinery parts; Chemical exposure risk includes (but not limited to) inhalants, corrosives, irritants, flammable, reactive.

Personal Protective Equipment


 Required to wear personal protective equipment (PPE) meeting OSHA standards and appropriate for job assignments.  May include (but not limited to) gloves, back support (as needed when lifting), steel-toed safety boots, respirator as required, head and eye protection.


Position Description



To perform or assist in a variety of skilled, semi-skilled and manual tasks in building maintenance; operate power-driven equipment; Incumbents are normally expected to solve most work problems independently and to make recommendations to supervisory personnel regarding those matters which involve policy decisions, technical questions and unusual problems.  


* This advertisement replaces the posting dated 8/18/22 for the Maintenance Specialist II or III position.  This updated and revised position advertisement will close on 9/29/22. *



Duties may include, but are not limited to: 

  • Load, unload and transport parts, materials and equipment 
  • Operate small hand and power tools 
  • Operate a variety of air tools 
  • Operate spray units 
  • Operate power driven street equipment 
  • Operate vehicles and equipment including pick-up trucks, genie lifts, forklifts, tractors, golf carts, and mini-excavators 
  • May occasionally operate heavy equipment 
  • Clean and maintain tools and mechanical equipment 
  • Perform minor plumbing, electrical and carpentry work 
  • Respond to emergency calls at anytime 
  • Repair vandalism 
  • Perform minor maintenance on HVAC units 
  • Install/repair or replace light fixtures, ballasts, switches and outlets 
  • Repair minor roof leaks 
  • Perform minor building repairs and alterations 
  • Perform painting duties: sand, caulk, prime and paint 
  • Setup and breakdown special events
  • Troubleshoot, service and perform repairs on decorative street lights, parking lot lights, park lights and area lighting 
  • Conduct routine maintenance and keep records of monthly preventative maintenance
  • Assist in the performance of arboretum and grounds tasks such as mowing, landscaping, plant maintenance, cleaning  
  • gutters, leaf removal, street and sidewalk cleaning, and snow removal if needed. 
  • Minor repairs and maintenance to motor vehicle fleet
  • Minor repairs and maintenance of equipment
  • Basic operation of Building Automated System in order to change setpoints and trouble shoot.
  • Other duties as assigned

Knowledge of

  • Principles and practices of customer service 
  • Use and purpose of general construction and maintenance tools and equipment 
  • Basic construction and maintenance methods and terminology of trade 
  • Principles and practices of work safety 
  • Understanding basic safety principals 

Ability to

  • Represent the College in a positive manner 
  • Establish, maintain and foster cooperative working relations with others from diverse backgrounds, including elected officials, co-workers and the public effectively and with courtesy, in person, via e-mail and over the phone 
  • Follow written and oral instructions and procedures from supervisors 
  • Follow computer – based work order system.
  • Exercise initiative and good judgement.
  • Occasionally work beyond normal hours, including weekends and during inclement weather conditions.
  • Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, by using proper English grammar, spelling and punctuation 
  • Perform a wide variety of semi-skilled and unskilled tasks in the construction, maintenance and repair of facilities 
  • Operate trucks and a variety of power-driven equipment 
  • Perform heavy manual labor

How to Apply

The following is necessary for consideration:


  • Official Haywood Community College employment application online found at our jobs page: https://www.schooljobs.com/careers/haywoodedu. Please call Beverly Balliot with any questions or if you are unable to complete the online application for any reason.
  • The application must be complete for consideration - do not reference resume. A resume is suggested but does not take the place of any questions or details that you need to provide in order to be qualified for the position.  Unofficial transcripts must be included for the application process. Most unofficial transcripts can be downloaded from college/university websites. Official transcripts of all secondary education must be submitted to Human Resources within 10 days of any offer of employment. 
  • References may not be a current HCC employee. Candidates must provide three professional references with email addresses.  At least one reference must be a current or previous supervisor.  
  • College screening committee is responsible for application review, interviews, and recommends the candidate to HR. Upon completion of the hire process in HR, President approval is required in the hire of a candidate. 
  • HCC is a tobacco free campus

Haywood Community College provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information, political affiliation or status as a covered veteran in accordance with all applicable federal, state and local laws. Upon request, the College will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities so that they may be able to perform the essential functions of their job unless doing so would result in an undue burden for the College.

Haywood Community College (HCC) is part of the North Carolina Community College System and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges & Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). Founded in 1965, it is an open-door institution with the mission to foster an environment that meets the educational needs of the communities it serves, promotes student success in higher education and in the workplace, and facilitates economic development. This includes programs for Haywood County high school students through Career and College Promise and Haywood Early College. The college campus, a designated arboretum, boasts one of the most beautiful college campuses in the state with an iconic mill pond, a productive greenhouse, dahlia gardens, an orchard garden and a rhododendron garden.  


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185 Freedlander Dr

Clyde, NC 28721