General Maintenance Technician

General Maintenance Technician


Pitt Community College
1986 Pitt Tech Road
Winterville, NC 28590
Phone: 252-493-7200

Job Location

Winterville, NC


$28,148.00 - $42,223.00 Annually


FT Benefits

Job Category

  • Service/Maintenance

Application Period

Opens: Friday, February 22, 2019
Closes: Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Target Start Date

Monday, June 3, 2019

Expected Work Hours


Reports to

Reports to the Assistant Director of Facilities Services

Employment Type

Full-Time Position

Minimum Qualifications

Vocational/technical school education in plumbing or a related maintenance field, or four years of experience. An equivalent combination of education and experience, which provides the required skills, knowledge, and abilities will be considered. 

Must have an acceptable criminal background check. Must have an acceptable driver's record check. Must attend required safety training. Must be willing to use proper safety equipment and follow proper safety procedures.

Physical Requirements:   Must be physically able to operate a motor vehicle as well as a variety of types of HVAC, electrical, plumbing, painting, and construction equipment.  Must be physically able to exert up to fifty pounds of force occasionally and/or frequently to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects. Physical demands are in excess of sedentary work; work involves standing, walking, reaching, handling, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, climbing, and balancing frequently and/or constantly.  Must be able to lift and/or carry weights of up to fifty pounds.
Data Conception:   Requires the ability to compare and or judge the readily observable functional, structural, or compositional characteristics (whether similar to or divergent from obvious standards) of data, people, or things.
Interpersonal Communication:   Requires the ability of speaking and/or signaling people to convey or exchange information.  Includes the receiving of information and instructions from supervisor.
Language Ability:   Requires the ability to read a variety of documents and reports.  Requires the ability to prepare documents and reports such as general letters of correspondence (email), using the proper format, punctuation, spelling, and grammar, etc.  Requires the ability to communicate with co-workers, supervisor, students, vendors, etc. with poise, voice control, and confidence.
Intelligence:   Has the ability to apply principles of rational systems such as HVAC, plumbing, electrical, and mechanical, etc., in order to solve problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists; to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagrammatic, or schedule form.
Verbal Aptitude:   Requires the ability to record and deliver information and to follow verbal and written instructions.
Numerical Aptitude:   Requires the ability to utilize mathematical formulas; add and subtract totals; multiply and divide; determine percentages and decimals; and determine time and weight.
Form/Spatial Aptitude:  Requires the ability to inspect items for proper length, width and shape.
Motor Coordination:   Requires the ability to coordinate hands and eyes in utilizing automated equipment.
Manual Dexterity:   Requires the ability to handle a variety of items, office equipment, control knobs, switches, etc.  Must have moderate levels of eye/hand/foot coordination.
Color Discrimination:   Requires the ability to differentiate colors and shades of color.
Interpersonal Temperament:   Requires the ability to deal with people beyond receiving instructions.   Must be adaptable to performing under moderate stress when confronted with an emergency.
Physical Communication:  Requires the ability to talk and/or hear (talking - expressing or exchanging ideas by means of spoken words; hearing - perceiving nature of sounds by ear.)

Preferred Qualifications

See minimum qualifications

Position Description

Under general supervision, performs a variety of general maintenance duties with a focus on plumbing.  Requires being on-call during rotating nights and weekends for emergency assistance due to maintenance of buildings, grounds, and equipment for the college.  Performs other related duties as required.  Reports to the Assistant Director of Facilities Services.

Performs plumbing maintenance duties which include all related commercial plumbing. Soldering copper, changing out flush valves, and replacement/repair of sink faucets.
Performs routine/preventative maintenance on variety of systems. Duties include checking water utilities inside and outside of the buildings to determine if they are functioning properly. Cleaning and servicing systems as necessary, changing circulator pumps as needed, changing flush valves, faucet cartridges, water coolers, water filters, unstopping sewer lines, etc.
Maintains records as required including operating a computer-based work order system. Maintains procurement card related sales receipts.
Operates and/or utilizes a variety of types of equipment upon completion of proper training. Equipment includes: forklift, scissor life, aerial platform, generator, electric welder, gas torch, mechanic's tools, plumbing tools and equipment, campus vehicles, etc. Must possess and maintain a valid N.C. driver's license and complete CDL training within six month of employment. 
Performs carpentry-related tasks which include: installation of white boards, door hardware, roof repair, etc.
Performs on call service on rotating nights and weekends for emergency assistance due to maintenance of buildings, grounds, and equipment for the college, which includes checking all facilities for proper operation on weekends and holidays.

While the following tasks are necessary for the work of the unit, they are not an essential part of the purpose of this position and may also be performed by other unit members. The list of additional job functions, as outlined herein, is intended to be representative of the tasks performed within this classification.  It is not necessarily descriptive of any one position in the class. The omission of an essential function does not preclude management from assigning duties not listed herein if such functions are a logical assignment to the position.
Performs a variety of general maintenance duties such as: removing broken tree limbs from trees, unloading trucks, assisting carpenter and HVAC as needed, performing duties during inclement weather which requires, but is not limited to, storm clean up, storm notification or evacuation, and snow removal which may be required to be done during times the school is closed due to the inclement weather.

Knowledge of Job:  Has thorough knowledge of the methods, policies, and procedures of the Administrative Services Division as they pertain to the performance of duties of the General Maintenance Technician. Has a knowledge of plumbing. Has a basic knowledge of HVAC, electrical, and mechanical terminology and technology.  Has knowledge of how to maintain, service and repair plumbing and plumbing systems, and mechanical equipment. Is able to apply technical and scientific principles in performing tasks.  Has knowledge of basic arithmetic.  Has knowledge of how to follow detailed instructions.  Is able to use judgment in repairs and breakdown procedures of facilities operations.  Has knowledge in performing painting and other general maintenance duties.  Is physically able to work outdoors in varying weather conditions.  Is able to complete work orders in a timely manner.  Is able to maintain plumbing fixtures and other equipment to meet specific specifications to assure proper operation of the total system. Has knowledge of safety procedures to be followed in conducting maintenance/repair work.  Has knowledge and skill in the use of tools and testing equipment.  Is able to interpret and work from drawings, sketches and specifications. Has knowledge of all safety precautions to use when working with electrical systems. Is able to use independent judgment in making decisions relative to unstable or risky situations.  Is able to assist others in a variety of general maintenance duties.  Is able to follow directions and work well with others.
Quality of Work:  Maintains high standards of accuracy in exercising duties and responsibilities.   Exercises immediate remedial action to correct any quality deficiencies that occur in areas of responsibility. Maintains high quality communication and interacts with all College departments and divisions, co?workers and the general public.
Quantity of Work:  Maintains effective and efficient output of all duties and responsibilities as described under "Specific Duties and Responsibilities."
Dependability:  Assumes responsibility for doing assigned work and for meeting deadlines.  Completes assigned work on or before deadlines in accordance with directives, College policy, standards and prescribed procedures.  Accepts accountability for meeting assigned responsibilities in the technical, human and conceptual areas.
Attendance:  Attends work regularly and adheres to College policies and procedures regarding absences and tardiness.  Provides adequate notice to higher management with respect to vacation time and time?off requests.
Initiative and Enthusiasm:  Maintains an enthusiastic, self?reliant and self?starting approach to meet job responsibilities and accountabilities.  Strives to anticipate work to be done and initiates proper and acceptable direction for the completion of work with a minimum of supervision and instruction.
Judgment:  Exercises analytical judgment in areas of responsibility. Identifies problems or situations as they occur and specifies decision objectives.  Identifies or assists in identifying alternative solutions to problems or situations.  Implements decisions in accordance with prescribed and effective policies and procedures and with a minimum of errors.  Seeks expert or experienced advice and researches problems, situations and alternatives before exercising judgment.
Cooperation:  Accepts supervisory instruction and direction and strives to meet the goals and objectives of same.  Questions such instruction and direction when clarification of results or consequences are justified, i.e., poor communications, variance with College policy or procedures, etc.  Offers suggestions and recommendations to encourage and improve cooperation between all staff persons and departments within the College. 
Relationships with Others:  Shares knowledge with managers, supervisors and staff for mutual and College benefit.  Contributes to maintaining high morale among all College employees.   Develops and maintains cooperative and courteous relationships with department employees, staffers and managers in other departments, representatives from organizations, and the general public so as to maintain good will toward the College and to project a good image.  Tactfully and effectively handles requests, suggestions and complaints from other departments and persons in order to maintain good will within the College.  Emphasizes the importance of maintaining a positive image within the College.  Interacts effectively with higher management, professionals and the general public.
Coordination of Work:  Plans and organizes daily work routine.  Establishes priorities for the completion of work in accordance with sound time?management methodology.  Avoids duplication of effort.  Estimates expected time of completion of elements of work and establishes a personal schedule accordingly.  Attends meetings, planning sessions and discussions on time.  Implements work activity in accordance with priorities and estimated schedules.  Maintains a calendar for meetings, deadlines and events.
Safety and Housekeeping:  Adheres to all safety and housekeeping standards established by the College and various regulatory agencies.  Sees that the standards are not violated.  Maintains a clean and orderly workplace.

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