Human Resources

General Maintenance Technician




This position is responsible for general maintenance duties for the interior and exterior of all campus buildings including electrical, mechanical, carpentry and construction in the maintenance and repair of college facilities and equipment. Employees of Ursinus College must possess excellent customer service skills, interpersonal skills and have an overall concern for the general welfare of the college and community and provide the best possible environment for education and student living.


General Technician Responsibilities:

  • Inspect buildings, electrical systems, grounds, and equipment to ensure safe, well-maintained conditions, identify hazards, defects, and the need for adjustment or repair.
  • Complete maintenance work orders as assigned and in a timely manner.
  • Operate a variety of machinery, equipment and tools including saws, router, drills, sanders, planers, drill presses and various hand tools.
  • Maintain inventory of tools, supplies, and equipment; recommend tools, supplies, and equipment for purchase.
  • Basic ability to read, interpret and work from blueprints, drawings, or oral instruction on a variety of structures related to the construction project.
  • Perform preventative maintenance checks on all equipment prior to and during use.
  • Secure the work area and post proper safety notices for other users of the space prior to beginning work.
  • Equipment troubleshooting
  • Corrective and preventative maintenance.
  • Establish work priorities.
  • Respond to on-call, after-hours emergencies.
  • Interact with the college community.
  • Snow removal as required.
  • Special events support as needed.

Electrical Responsibilities:

  • Perform minor troubleshooting and repairs; replace light bulbs, ballasts and fuses.
  • Install or replace plugs, switches, outlets.

Plumbing/HVAC Responsibilities:

  • Assist with preventive maintenance and troubleshooting on HVAC system, changing filters, bearings.
  • Identify and perform basic service and repair on plumbing fixtures; open clogged lines and drains.

Carpentry Responsibilities:

  • Identify and assist with carpentry and repair work.
  • Inspect, service, and maintain operational functionality of doors and windows.

Position Expectations:

  • Works successfully with diverse others and upholds the College’s commitment to equal employment opportunity and affirmative action, to help the organization realize its commitment to excellence through diversity.
  • This job requires the use of specialized, power equipment.
  • Always obey all safety requirements and procedures.
  • Supply own trade tools.
  • Supply own transportation (mileage on campus is reimbursed).
  • Ability to work well in a team environment and communicate with a diverse community.
  • Self-motivated and personally accountable.

Requirements and Qualifications

  • High school diploma/GED required.
  • 3 – 5 years of related experience is required.
  • Vocational or technical training in a skill trade is preferred.
  • Knowledge of power tools.


Interested candidates should apply here. Once you create an applicant account, you will be prompted to upload your cover letter, resume, and a list with contact information for three references to the applicant database.

Ursinus is an EO/AA employer. Ursinus College does not discriminate on grounds of race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, age, creed, ancestry, veteran status, marital status, disability, or other classification protected by applicable law in the administration of any of its educational programs or activities or with respect to employment.