George Washington University

George Washington University

General Maintenance Technician

United States

Closing in 6 days

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Job Description Summary:

The Division of Safety and Facilities aims to provide a safe and secure campus environment for all members of the university community through best-in-class technological and physical infrastructure, proactive assessment and analysis, and a caring team of professionals dedicated to upholding the university's values with the highest level of care.

Facilities, Planning, Construction, and Management, a department in GW's Division of Safety and Facilities manages and maintains GW's property and grounds on all three of GW's campuses. Our maintenance team includes electricians, carpenters, painters, HVAC technicians, locksmiths, and plumbers. Reporting to the Supervisor, Facilities Operations, the General Maintenance Technician (GMT) supports facilities maintenance operations as a member of the maintenance team at GW's Foggy Bottom Campus.

FPCM is dedicated to supporting GW's academic mission by providing high- quality services to the campus community. We are seeking team members who have a strong sense of personal accountability and integrity. The individual selected for this role will be able to demonstrate success working independently, taking initiative, and advocating for themselves and other members of the GW community with great discretion.

Responsibilities include:

  • The GMT will independently perform semi-skilled and sub-journey work in the maintenance, repair, remodeling, alterations and construction of buildings, grounds, facilities, and equipment.
  • Additionally, the GMT performs skilled work in carpentry, plumbing, steam fitting, electrical, mechanical and machinist work in under the technical direction of a journey-level trades worker.
  • Usage of electronic data collection devices to log locations and visual inspections of fire extinguishers and other equipment as needed
  • Performs minor repairs on: building fixtures, plumbing, heating, laundry and kitchen equipment, motors and electrical appliances; electrical circuits, steam or waterlines, plumbing fixtures, lights and partitions; clean clogged drains and sewer lines; broken windows, doors, screens, floors, floor coverings, and painted surfaces.
  • Perform data entry into various software systems such as work order management systems and inspection tracking software
  • Detects and assesses the need for major maintenance repairs; escalates repairs that require the technical direction of a journey-level trades worker.
  • Performs preventive maintenance on equipment, buildings, and building systems to ensure safe operation.
  • Maintains required documentation and effectively responds to clients' maintenance requests in a timely and professional manner.
  • May assist in the fabrication of equipment and materials constructed in trade shops in accordance with any assigned work requirements.
  • Operates hand tools, power tools and other shop equipment as needed.
  • Operates automotive equipment to transport materials and supplies.
  • Collaborates with other FPCM teams and GW partners to provide shared support for various division wide special projects.
  • Performs related responsibilities as required.
  • Minimum Qualifications:

    Qualified candidates will hold a high school diploma/GED plus 1.5 years of relevant professional experience, or, a Bachelor's degree or higher in a relevant area of study. Degree must be conferred by the start date of the position. Degree requirements may be substituted with an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

    Additional Required Licenses/Certifications/Posting Specific Minimum Qualifications: Preferred Qualifications:

  • A High School Diploma or GED certificate with 1.5 or more years of progressive and practical experience in one or more of the skilled trades.
  • 1.5 years' experience in the repair, maintenance and operation of building operating equipment or graduation from a certified trade school with one years' experience in the repair, maintenance and operation of building operating equipment.
  • Proficiency with computers, other smart devices, and work management applications (like AiM).
  • Knowledge of safe work practices based on industry standards, injury and illness prevention practices is preferred.
  • PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS This position requires an individual with the following characteristics:

  • Commitment to GW's values
  • Intellectual, professional and a person of integrity
  • Honest, with the highest ethical standards
  • Passionate, collaborative, strategic, and smart with a hands-on, roll-up- the-sleeves orientation
  • Ability to work independently. Self-starter; hard-worker. Takes the initiative; very high energy
  • Personally accountable. Assumes ownership, control, and accountability for all areas of responsibility and commitments made to others;
  • Sincere, open, and direct communicator. Puts organizational interests above self- interests and is comfortable expressing candid opinions
  • Highest levels of responsiveness
  • Combination of strong intellect that is combined with a practical and realistic common sense understanding of how to get things done
  • Ability to demonstrate initiative, a strong desire to succeed and exert the extraordinary effort often required
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, high growth, entrepreneurial environment
  • Ability to work with faculty and staff in a respectful way
  • Establish trust and credibility with institutional leadership and across the University
  • Seeks “win-win” solutions to help foster continued integration and collaboration
  • Flexible and receptive to change; and
  • A positive “can-do” attitude.
  • Must be responsive to after-hours calls from associates and other colleagues.
  • Typical Hiring Range $19.36 - $25.09 How is pay for new employees determined at GW?


    Campus Location: Foggy Bottom, Washington, D.C.

    College/School/Department: Operations Family Safety and Facilities Sub-Family General Trades Stream Service and Support Level Level 2 Full-Time/Part-Time: Full time -> FTE 1.00 Hours Per Week: 40 Work Schedule: Monday – Friday; 7:00 am - 4:00 pm (will be part of the designated list and may need to respond to emergencies) Will this job require the employee to work on site? Yes Employee Onsite Status Essential onsite Telework: No Required Background Check: Criminal History Screening, Education/Degree/Certifications Verification, Social Security Number Trace, and Sex Offender Registry Search Special Instructions to Applicants:

    Employer will not sponsor for employment Visa status

    Internal Applicants Only? No Posting Number: S011909 Job Open Date: 05/04/2023 Job Close Date: If temporary, grant funded or limited term appointment, position funded until:

    Background Screening Successful Completion of a Background Screening will be required as a condition of hire. EEO Statement:

    The university is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

    Posting Specific Questions

    Required fields are indicated with an asterisk ().

  • Are you currently employed with The George Washington University?
  • No
  • Yes
  • If you are a current staff or research employee at The George Washington University, have you successfully completed your Introductory Employment Period (IEP)? The Introductory Employment Period (IEP) at George Washington University for non-faculty benefitted staff and research positions lasts for 180 days from the hire date into the position. Employees in their IEP are not eligible to apply for other internal university staff and research positions until the IEP is complete.
  • Yes, I have successfully completed my IEP
  • No, I have not completed my IEP
  • Not Applicable
  • What is your expected salary range?
  • (Open Ended Question)

  • GW's requires that all employees are either fully vaccinated or have obtained a religious or medical exemption, approved by the university, prior to starting work. More information can be found at https: // I understand that I will need to be vaccinated or have an approved exemption from Occupational Health prior to starting work.
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    Documents needed to Apply

    Required Documents

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Optional Documents

    Job details


    General Maintenance Technician


    George Washington University


    United States


    May 25, 2023

    Application deadline

    June 11, 2023

    Job type



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    About the employer

    George Washington University is a private institution that was founded in 1821. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 11,762 (fall 2020), its setting is urban, and the campus size is 43 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. George Washington University's ranking in the 2022 edition of Best Colleges is National Universities, #63. Its tuition and fees are $59,870.

    George Washington University’s urban location in downtown Washington, D.C., is ideal for fans of politics and city life. The school is spread out across the D.C. Foggy Bottom neighborhood, near the State Department and about a mile away from museums on the National Mall and the Washington Monument. Freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus, and, starting with the Class of 2018, juniors are required to live on campus as well. The school’s sports teams are nicknamed the Colonials, and compete in the Division I Atlantic 10 Conference. A costumed student called George, named for George Washington, is the school mascot, though an 10-foot inflatable character known as Big George and an on-campus statue of a hippopotamus are unofficial mascots. There are more than 400 organizations on campus, and students can start their own clubs with an original idea and nine other members. About 25 percent of students are involved in the school’s large Greek system. The TRAiL program takes students on outdoor excursions like hiking, kayaking and horseback riding. Student publications include the GW Hatchet, The Daily Colonial and The GW Patriot.

    The school has broad graduate offerings, and its Law School and Graduate School of Education and Human Development are particularly well regarded. Among the scores of famous GW graduates are politicians Harry Reid and Eric Cantor, former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell and performers including Kerry Washington. Alec Baldwin attended GW but did not graduate.

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