Maintenance Technician

Bennington, Vermont, United States Full-time

The Maintenance Technician is responsible for providing basic maintenance services including the repair and maintenance of all College facilities and equipment.  The position provides services to all campus constituents and is, therefore, a highly visible representative of Facilities Management, responsible for providing a superior and positive customer experience that encourages pride in and use of campus facilities.


General Responsibilities

  1. Accept, review, prioritize, and complete daily work orders using hand and power tools.  Notify supervisor of discrepancies/problems with work orders, including any observation of hazardous materials or conditions.   Work orders may include, but are not limited to, the following:  install items such as keyboard trays, door stops and hooks, buffer pads, and shelving; hang artwork, bulletin boards, mirrors and signage; repair or replace window screens, shades, weather stripping, caulk, grout, furniture, stair treads, broken hinges, ceiling tiles, and baseboard; assemble furniture or equipment; change locks; demolish or dispose of unneeded structures or fixtures such as cabinets or countertops; erect or dismantle structures such as stages or platforms for special events; unclog minor blockages in toilets and sinks; patch and spot-paint damaged walls; deliver materials to jobsites.  Report any defects in or problems with College equipment, buildings, or property.
  2. Operate assigned vehicles as required to assist with transport of goods to designated areas and/or to facilitate execution of job functions.  Report any mechanical defects in vehicle to assistant director.
  3. Maintain proper care of tools and equipment.  Report necessary equipment repair and maintenance to supervisor in a timely manner.
  4. Follow established safety rules and regulations including using appropriate guards and safety devices on all equipment.  Maintain a safe and clean work environment.  Keep informed of all material safety data sheets. Attend and successfully complete/pass College-sponsored safety classes and seminars.
  5. Promote a positive and congenial atmosphere and working relationship with students, employees, supervisors and other individuals that this position may come in contact with.  Work effectively with other personnel to complete/coordinate designated duties.
  6. Use proper judgment in work assignments on a daily basis and recommend improvements in work efficiency.  Effectively manage own time.
  7. Perform additional related duties as assigned.



  1. High School graduate and/or GED equivalent required.  Minimum of 3-5 years of relevant maintenance experience required.  Demonstrated knowledge of and experience using materials, methods, machines, and the tools involved in the maintenance and repair of houses, buildings, fixtures and other structures required.   Valid/current driver’s license required.
  2. Successful completion of College’s annual Hazardous Communication Training Program.  Ability to understand proper use of chemicals used in the performance of position duties and maintain familiarity with the chemical’s material safety data sheets.  Required attendance and successful completion/passing of College-sponsored classes and seminars determined by employer. 
  3. Exceptional customer service skills; demonstrated experience interacting and developing relationships with internal customers.  Demonstrated ability to multi-task, respond to requests with a sense of urgency, and complete work orders in a timely manner.  
  4. Language Skills: Ability to comprehend and follow oral and written instructions, procedures, correspondence, and memos.  Ability to write correspondence.  Ability to give full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate
  5. Math Skills: Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure and inventory, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals to solve problems.  
  6. Reasoning Ability: Ability to use logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems; considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions and discussing ideas with supervisor.  Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.  


Working conditions and physical demands

This position works both indoors and outside of regular office buildings, academic/campus facilities, residential houses and the general maintenance plant building.  This position requires routine medium to heavy physical exertion; typically involves lifting, standing, bending, reaching, stooping, walking, pushing, pulling and climbing stairs, step ladders and extension ladders to coordinate work.  This position requires the ability to lift and carry at least 50 pounds and the ability to exert up to 50 pounds of force frequently.  This position may require some overtime as well as weekend and holiday coverage.

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