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Maintenance Mechanic (Smyrna)

Company: Motlow State Community College
Location: Smyrna
Posted on: January 12, 2020

Job Description:

Maintenance Mechanic (Smyrna)


is accepting applications for the following position:



Position number: #419 & #420

Salary: $29,000 - $31,000

Application Deadline Date: Until Filled


Motlow State is the fastest growing college in Tennessee. We are located in the beautiful rolling hills of middle Tennessee and have four campuses that serve students from eleven counties. We offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes an excellent retirement package from the state of Tennessee, 401K plan with match, thirteen paid annual holidays in addition to annual and sick leave days, health and dental insurance, tuition discounts, and state employee discounts. Motlow positions are contingent upon funding availability and budget approval.

Minimum Qualifications:

High school diploma or equivalent required. General experience in a related building, grounds or facility maintenance environment. Experience in building and plant maintenance work environment involving knowledge of any of the following carpentry, masonry, painting, electrical, HVAC, plumbing, and low-voltage control systems preferred.

General Function:

Employee in this position performs work in a variety of maintenance tasks including carpentry, electrical, plumbing, mechanical, pneumatics, DDC, grounds, and related work as required.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

(Duties and responsibilities listed are examples of work performed and may be modified as needs of the College may dictate.)


Report to and follow oral and written instructions from the Maintenance and Grounds Supervisor.

Be on call on an emergency basis utilizing electronic pager and/or cell phone.

Assist with training of Facilities Services department team members.

Be able to establish and maintain an effective working relationship with other employees.

Work with and advise the Maintenance Supervisor about work of the custodial staff, whether in-house or outsourced personnel.

Be able to exercise good judgment in evaluating situations and making decisions.

Look for ways and makes suggestions to improve the Facilities Services department, including suggestions on ways to cut costs and quantity of repairs.

Assist other departments in planning for future growth.

Keep up to date on occupational safety & health regulations, progressive environmental standards that are related to this position.

Keep up to date on related construction and maintenance standards.

Have in possession a valid driver's license if required to drive state-owned vehicles.

Perform other work as assigned.


Be capable of learning to operate the MSCC online work order system (SchoolDude).

Become proficient in reading blue prints, diagrams, & schematics.

Be capable of learning to operate the MSCC energy management system on a limited basis in the absence of the Maintenance Supervisor.

Assist in data input for equipment maintenance histories.

Help set up and follow equipment PM schedules.

Be capable of general electrical repairs. Items this could include install, maintain, or repair electrical outlets, lighting fixtures & ballasts, motion sensors, timers, motor controls, electric motors, air compressors, and a variety of other electrical equipment.

Be capable of general repairs of control systems. Items this could include install, maintain, or repair pneumatic and/or DDC control systems in the absence of the Maintenance Supervisor.

Be capable of general plumbing repairs. Items this could include install or repair all types of plumbing fixtures, water lines, water heaters, etc.

Be capable of general piping repairs. Items this could include install and maintain natural gas, water, and compressed air piping in accordance with current safety standards.

Be able to operate MSCC heating and cooling equipment. Be able to maintain non-refrigerant related aspects of the equipment.

Repair racks and supports, ladders, metal furniture, sports equipment, and other metal-based items using various types of welding machines, brazing torches, and cutting torches.

Perform a variety of carpentry and painting tasks in the maintenance and construction campus facilities.

Assemble and move various types of furniture.

Be knowledgeable of tools and equipment used to perform maintenance and custodial tasks.

Help maintain MSCC custodial standards and procedures.

Assist in maintenance and be able to operate all college owned vehicles, equipment and grounds maintenance equipment.


Deliver and pick up supplies when needed.

Be capable of lifting a minimum of 50 pounds and carrying that load 25 yards.

Assist with set-ups for facility use requests and special events.

Assist other campuses when directed for special events or personnel shortage.

Responsible for assigned campus s grounds maintenance. To include mowing, weed eating, edging, pruning watering, applying weed control

Assist in custodial maintenance as directed.

Be aware of purpose and locations of material data safety sheets (MSDS).

Campus Specific:

Follow daily directions of the campus dean.

Check e-mail regularly during the day for Work Orders as assigned.

Advise MSCC Maintenance Supervisor and/or Director of Facilities Services on the quality of any outsourced work accomplished at the campus.

Have building ready for use in the morning before normal operational hours, including, but not limited to: All lights turned on, HVAC systems working properly, hot water circulation pump and tank working properly, door hardware working properly.

Insure snow removal completed and ice melt applied as needed.

Arrange with other campus maintenance staff to insure campus is unlocked for start of classes M-F

Motlow State Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, ethnicity or national origin, sex, disability, age, status as a protected veteran or any other class protected by Federal or State laws and regulations and by Tennessee Board of Regents policies with respect to employment, programs, and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding nondiscrimination policies: Barbara Scales;; 5002 Motlow College Blvd Smyrna, TN 37167; 615-220-7976.

The Motlow State Community College policy on nondiscrimination can be found at .

Human Resources Office

Motlow State Community College

TDD (931) 393 1621


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