Building Maintenance Technician

Building Maintenance Technician
Department:  Physical Plant Department
Date:  11/07/2012

Founded in 1813, Colby College is the 12th-oldest independent liberal arts college in the nation enrolling 1815 students who represent 46 states and more than 76 countries on a beautiful 713 acre campus in central Maine. Colby College is announcing that we are actively seeking applications and nominations for a:


The Building Maintenance Technician reports to the Building Trades Supervisor. The Building Maintenance Technician will be responsible for tasks relating to the general maintenance of building systems in a commercial/educational setting. These include general carpentry area, such as windows, glass, flooring, walls, roofs, and masonry.

• Follows all safety rules and procedures.
• Safely operates tools and equipment necessary to perform job duties.
• Works in a positive, cooperative manner with other departmental personnel. The ability to work with members of the diverse Colby community as necessary.
• Responds to emergency calls as necessary. Must be able to independently assess situations and form a plan for remedy.
• Independently responds to work order and requests.
• Demonstrates communication and leadership skills.
• Ability to operate power tools and equipment necessary to perform job duties.
• Performs work in a prompt, neat, and careful manner that displays common sense, planning, and thoughtfulness.
• Coordinates work with other shops.
• Notifies and/or obtains advice from the Building Trades Supervisor or calls for assistance as may be appropriate in any situation.
• Maintains building systems to include windows, masonry, glass, flooring, walls, and roofs.
• Performs other duties as directed by the Building Trades Supervisor.


  • This position requires a high school diploma or GED
  • Minimum 5 years progressive experience in building trades
  • A degreein a Building Trades program may be substituted for experience
  • Specialized training/experience in masonry, roofing, or finish carpentry highly desired
  • Valid driver’s license required
  • Basic computer skills are desired, i.e., word processing, email, and spreadsheet software

Position hours are Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., with overtime as necessary to support operations. General indoor and outdoor physical plant and campus environment. Duties require that employee interact with faculty, staff, and students. Position involves frequent movement. Must be able to walk, bend, stoop, and lift up to 75 lbs. Driving of College vehicles required. Computer and tool usage involving repetitive hand/wrist motion is also necessary.

Interested candidates may apply electronically by clicking the "Apply Now" button below or please submit your letter of application, resume and the names and telephone numbers of three references to:

Building Maintenance Technician - Search Committee
Human Resources
Colby College
5500 Mayflower Hill
Waterville, ME 04901-8855

A review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
Colby is a private, coeducational liberal arts college that admits students and makes employment decisions on the basis of the individual's qualifications to contribute to Colby's educational objectives and institutional needs. Colby College does not discriminate in its educational programs or employment on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, religion, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, or military or veteran’s status. Colby is an equal opportunity employer and operates in accordance with federal and state laws regarding non-discrimination. Colby complies with Title IX, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in an institution’s education programs and activities. Questions regarding Title IX may be referred to Colby’s Title IX coordinator or to the federal Office of Civil Rights. We encourage inquiries from candidates who will contribute to the cultural and ethnic diversity of our college.

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