General Maintenance Mechanic
Joliet, IL 
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Job Description

Position Title:

General Maintenance Mechanic

Job Description:

STATUS: Full time
DEPARTMENT:Facility Services
DIVISION:Administrative Services
UNION:Facility Services
REPORTS TO:Maintenance Superintendent
PLACEMENT: Buildings and Grounds Level 3A or 3B
MINIMUM PAY RATE:3A $21.77 per hour
*Internal candidates (3B): Hourly rate is subject to the terms of the current union contract.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The student population at the college is diverse in ethnicity, gender, language, age and background. Joliet Junior College is an AA/EO employer and strongly encourages applications from candidates who would enhance the diversity of its staff.

Responsibilities include the maintenance, minor repair, and up-keep of plumbing fixtures and electrical devices and appliances in all campus. Some minor carpentry work will be required. Displays knowledge of safe operation of equipment while maintaining the level of safety required and exhibited by JJC and OSHA requirements. Assures assigned work is completed in a professional efficient manner. Accountable for prompt, efficient customer service.


1. Electrical distribution, troubleshooting, repair, and install including: all voltages, up to but not including, 480 volts; lighting, fluorescent, LED and H.I.D.; and exterior lighting.
2. Plumbing distribution & repair including: copper fitting and sweating; black iron threading and assembly; lavatory repairs, faucets and flush valves; and drain rodding and treatment.
3. Carpentry including: wood frame and metal stud construction; drywall installation; door closures and locks and hardware - including card access.
4. Interior/exterior painting and finishes including: drywall repair; carpet and tile replacement.
5. Perform minor maintenance and repairs to small appliances such as refrigerators, washers, dryers, freezers, ovens, etc. not identified as a Special Maintenance responsibility.
6. Minor roofing repairs on built up and single ply membranes.
7. Assembly and repair of furniture.
8. Report all damage of interior or exterior campus facilities and equipment to the Maintenance Superintendent
9. Assist in snow removal when necessary.
10. Perform other duties as assigned.

1. Working knowledge in one or more of the building trades as outlined above.
2. Five (5) years working experience in building maintenance or construction.
3. Basic familiarity with job duties listed above.
4. High school diploma or equivalent, plus additional technical school or related on-the-job training.
5. Ability to move a maximum of 50 (fifty) lbs., climb ladders and work in tight spaces. Willingness and ability to go up in an open lift to a minimum of thirty (30) feet.
6. Ability to read and interpret blueprints and technical manuals.
7. Ability to work effectively independently or in a team concept with people, courteous, dependable, able to follow both oral and written instructions and work with minimal supervision.
8. Must possess and maintain a valid Driver's License.
9. Must pass physical examination.
10. Eyesight at or correctable to 20-20. Hearing normal or correctable to normal hearing.
11. Ability to operate power equipment such as: various hand tools and their proper use; wrenches, screwdrivers, socket & socket wrench, etc.; electrical test equipment; voltage test meter, voltage detector, continuity tester, megger; drywall tools for taping and mudding; sewer cleaning equipment both large and small units; pipe threader both manual and powered also pipe wrenches; power hand tools; drill, saw, grinder; powered tools; band saw, drill press, table saw; pipe bender, sweat pipe; various type of lifts powered & manual, platform, and scissors and articulated; ladders, extension, rolling, and A-frame; drive pickup truck and operate a power gate and all related equipment.


1. The employee is frequently required to stand, walk, bend, use hands to finger, handle, feel, reach with hands and arms, climb ladders or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl, see and hear, push/pull equipment and supplies. Ability to lift, carry, stack and maneuver objects on a regular basis with a maximum weight of 50 lbs. is required. Vision requirements include close and distance vision and ability to adjust focus. Ability to work from a ladder or power lift above ground to a height of 30 feet.


1. Work is indoors/outdoors. The employee must be able to work safely in an environment containing caustic chemicals, cleaning materials, dust and noise. Frequently required to work under inclement weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate and occasionally loud. Be willing and able to go up in an open lift to heights of approximately 30 feet. Display knowledge of safe operation of equipment while maintaining the level of safety required and exhibited by JJC and OSHA requirements. Duties are performed indoors and/or outdoor environment.

Full Time/Part Time:

Full time

Union (If Applicable):

Scheduled Hours:


Joliet Junior College is committed to maintaining an environment that is safe and free from discrimination, harassment, and misconduct on the basis of sex, which includes sexual orientation or gender-related identity. The College prohibits sexual harassment, sexual assault, sexual misconduct, stalking, and relationship/dating violence has put measures in place to ensure a safe and healthy educational and employment environment, and meet legal requirements in accordance with: Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX), which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in the College's programs or activities; relevant sections of the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act; Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex or sexual orientation, including gender-related identity; and the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act), which requires timely warning to the community of certain immediate threats.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
High School or Equivalent
Required Experience
2 to 5 years
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