Missouri State University Posting Details in Springfield, Missouri

Posting Details

Position Information

Position Title Maintenance General Mechanic

Work Location Springfield Campus

Department Facilities Maintenance

HR Home Department 060118 FAC MGMT-MAINTENANCE

Pay Grade 25

Proposed Salary $14.56

Position only available to current, regular, full-time Missouri State University employees? No, Position is available to all applicants.

Appointment Type Full Time Regular

Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt

General Function

GENERAL FUNCTION

The Maintenance General Mechanic performs skilled work in the installation, operation, maintenance, modification, service and repair of mechanical, electrical, heating, ventilation and air conditioning, plumbing and structural systems. The Maintenance General Mechanic monitors the performance of heating, cooling, and related systems by interpreting the energy management system alarms and temperature and pressure differentials, troubleshoots problems, and makes adjustments, when necessary. The Maintenance General Mechanic also performs routine carpentry work using hand and power tools and precision measuring and testing devices to repair or remodel existing structures according to work orders or verbal instructions.

Description of Primary Duties

First Shift 8 AM to 4:30 PM Monday to Friday

The Maintenance General Mechanic performs skilled work in the installation, operation, maintenance, modification, service and repair of mechanical, electrical, heating, ventilation and air conditioning, plumbing and structural systems. The Maintenance General Mechanic monitors the performance of heating, cooling, and related systems by interpreting the energy management system alarms and temperature and pressure differentials, troubleshoots problems, and makes adjustments, when necessary. The Maintenance General Mechanic also performs routine carpentry work using hand and power tools and precision measuring and testing devices to repair or remodel existing structures according to work orders or verbal instructions.

Minimum Acceptable Qualifications

Education: A high school diploma or the equivalent plus completion of a maintenance vocational/technical school or a recognized apprenticeship program in general mechanical maintenance is required. However, significant mechanical maintenance experience beyond that required for the position and a demonstrated ability in one of the mechanical trades may be substituted for the required vocational/technical school or apprenticeship.

Experience: At least four years of successful experience in one of the mechanical trades is required.

Skills: Requires general mechanical ability which includes skills in the use of electrical test equipment, and small hand and power tools, mechanical equipment and materials applicable to the mechanical trades. Ability to interpret wiring diagrams, blueprints, and schematics is required. Computer literacy is required. The ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds is required.

Effort: Must be able to lift and transport materials and equipment weighing up to 50 pounds on a frequent basis and up to 100 pounds on an occasional basis; prolonged standing and frequent bending, stooping, and reaching on a daily basis; and working in confined spaces. Requires a full range of physical motion in order to operate manual and electrically-powered tools and electrical test equipment, to move throughout campus, including climbing stairs in all University buildings, and to work at heights. Work is performed indoors and out-of-doors, occasionally in environments that are dusty, noisy, or which could have work hazards. Some positions in this job classification (job title) are designated as essential employees who must report to work as scheduled when University offices are closed due to severe weather; the supervisor will communicate whether the particular position is considered essential and under what situations.

License: A valid Missouri driver’s license is required.

Other: Scope of the position requires exposure to and use of chemicals, solvents, cleaners, and lubricants common to mechanical work that may be hazardous and/or cause injury if specific instructions regarding their mixture, use, and disposal/storage are not properly followed.

Additional Qualifications

Link to Job Description http://www.missouristate.edu/human/jobdescriptions/21848.htm

Open Date 01/18/2019

Close Date (If Close Date is blank then the posting is considered open until filled) 03/22/2019

Special Instructions to Applicants

First Shift 8 AM to 4:30 PM Monday to Friday

EO/AA and Diversity Statement

Non Discrimination Statement Missouri State University is a community of people with respect for diversity. The University emphasizes the dignity and equality common to all persons and adheres to a strict nondiscrimination policy regarding the treatment of individual faculty, staff, and students. In accord with federal law and applicable Missouri statutes, the University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin (including ancestry, or any other subcategory of national origin recognized by applicable law), religion, sex (including marital status, family status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or any other subcategory of sex recognized by applicable law), age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law in employment or in any program or activity offered or sponsored by the University. Sex discrimination encompasses sexual harassment, which includes sexual violence, and is strictly prohibited by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972.

This policy shall not be interpreted in a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or military organizations associated with the Armed Forces of the United States of America.

The University maintains a grievance procedure incorporating due process available to any person who believes he or she has been discriminated against. Missouri State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Minority/Female/Veterans/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity employer. Inquiries concerning the complaint/grievance procedure related to sex discrimination, including sexual harassment and sexual assault, should be addressed to the Title IX Coordinator, Carrington Hall 205, 901 S. National Ave., Springfield, Missouri 65897, TitleIX@missouristate.edu, 417-836-8506, or to the Office for Civil Rights. All other inquiries concerning the grievance procedure, Affirmative Action Plan, or compliance with federal and state laws and guidelines should be addressed to the Equal Opportunity Officer, Office for Institutional Equity and Compliance, Park Central Office Building, Suite 111, Springfield, Missouri 65897, equity@missouristate.edu, 417-836-4252, or to the Office for Civil Rights. (Res. Board Policies No. 70-11; Bd. Min. 10-28-11.)

Background Check Statement

Employment will require a criminal background check at University expense.

Posting Detail

Posting Number 20180029FTS

Quicklink for Posting http://jobs.missouristate.edu/postings/38438

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).


  • How did you hear about this vacancy?

  • Missouri State University Website

  • Web Postings

  • Print Publications

  • Diversity website posting

  • INSIGHT into Diversity

  • HigherEdJobs.com

  • (HERC) Higher Education Recruitment Consortium

  • Job Board (CareerBuilder.com, Monster, etc.)

  • Other Professional Conferences or Meetings

  • Personal Contacts / Networking

  • Newspapers

  • Other


  • Please specify the recruitment source where you located this posting.

(Open Ended Question)


  • Are you a current full-time regular Missouri State University employee?

  • Yes, I am a current full-time faculty/staff University employee.

  • No, I am not currently employed by the University.

  • No, I am a current per course faculty member.

  • No, I am a current part-time staff University employee.

  • No, I am a current University graduate assistant or teaching assistant.

  • No, I am a current student University employee.


  • Do you have at least four years of successful experience in one of the mechanical trades?

  • Yes

  • No


  • Do you have a valid Missouri driver's license?

  • Yes, I have a valid Missouri driver's license.

  • No, I have a valid driver's license from another state.

  • No, I do not have a valid driver's license


  • Do you have a High School Diploma or Equivalent?

  • Yes

  • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  • Resume

  • Cover Letter

Optional Documents

  • Unofficial Transcripts - 1

  • Letter of Recommendation-1 (Non-confidential)

  • Letter of Recommendation-2 (Non-confidential)

  • Letter of Recommendation-3 (Non-confidential)

  • Other Documents -1

  • Certificate/License-1