Oregon Tech invites applications for a Housing Maintenance Worker position in the Office of Housing and Residence Life within Student Affairs. This is a 12-month, full-time position located on the main campus in Klamath Falls, Oregon. The University offers competitive salaries with excellent benefits including comprehensive healthcare, a generous retirement package, and significant tuition discounts at the seven public universities in Oregon. The starting annual salary will be between $26,880 and $28,596.
The successful candidate gains the exiting opportunity to support the operations of campus housing which is vital in enhancing students’ experience and well-being. The Office of Housing and Residence Life’s mission includes providing a reasonably priced living environment that is clean, attractive and well maintained. The Office operates as a part of the Auxiliary Services team and this position may be called upon to assist in other auxiliary areas. This position supports the maintenance and custodial teams in the Oregon Tech housing facilities which involves assisting with daily maintenance issues and maintenance related projects as well as completing custodial duties.
The Housing Maintenance Worker is responsible for responding to safety or security issues including repairs to keys, locks, internal and exterior doors, lights, and other security features; and providing routine maintenance around the facilities according to an established schedule such as HVAC filter changes, drain cleaning, and other related duties. In addition, the Housing Maintenance Worker is responsible for completing work order requests from students and housing users which include but are not limited to repairing leaks, equipment and structural damage; and emptying trash receptacles.
Additional responsibilities include participating in maintenance related projects which may consist of painting hallways, student rooms, bathrooms, and stair wells; completing tasks with require general carpentry, plumbing, and minor equipment repair; and removing leaves, debris, snow, and ice from around housing facilities. Working after hours and on weekends is expected if an issue involves the safety or security of residents and facilities.
- Experience with basic plumbing such as renewing washers and valves, cleaning and opening drains and other water lines, etc.
- Experience with basic carpentry such as installing shelves, doors, handrails; preparing building materials; basic carpentry repairs, etc.
- Experience with basic electrical repairs/maintenance such as replacing light bulbs, checking circuit breakers, etc.
- Experience with basic interior and exterior painting in residential and commercial facilities.
- Experience using power tools such as drills, saws, carpet machines, buffing machines, snow blower, etc.
- Experience using personal protective equipment, SDS sheets, and established safety procedures.
- Ability to lift, carry, push, and pull up to 50 pounds.
- Experience performing routine equipment repair and maintenance.
- Experience performing various aspects of custodial work including vacuuming, cleaning facilities, and trash/recycling removal.
OFFICE OF HOUSING AND RESIDENCE LIFE:
The Office of Housing and Residence Life strives to build an on-campus community that promotes academic success and fosters personal growth. The Residence Life program augments the formal experience of the classroom and laboratory, while providing opportunities for residents to meet others from diverse backgrounds and cultures, and to develop a sense of community within the Residence Halls.
The Office of Housing and Residence Life operates four facilities, the Residence Hall, and the Village. The Residence Hall offers communal living with two students per room, and common showers, restrooms and kitchen amenities. The Village is more apartment style living with four students in each apartment, sharing 2 bathrooms and one kitchen. The mission of the Housing program includes providing a reasonably priced living environment that is clean, safe, attractive, and well maintained, as well as educational, social and developmental programs that augment the academic learning experience. The Residence Hall houses up to 550 students. Housing and Residence Life operates as part of the Auxiliary Services team. Our team members may be called upon to assist in other auxiliary areas when needed. For more information, visit: http://www.oit.edu/campus-life/housing.
The Division of Student Affairs provides services and programs that will enhance the student experience and support the achievement of educational and personal goals for students. Our mission is to cultivate community and foster relationships among all students, creating a campus climate which will nurture and support student life and learning within and across university programs, and provide efficient and effective service to students, and supply them with the tools that will enhance their success by overcoming barriers.
Student Affairs also serves as student advocates by mediating problems, issues and conflicts in an expedient manner, and provides through student government and other activities an opportunity for students to maintain leadership roles, expand student responsibility, learn to work effectively with others, and build community relationships. Services available at each campus location vary and students not at the Klamath Falls campus can receive assistance from any student services office via telephone or email. For more information, visit: http://www.oit.edu/campus-life/student-affairs.
Oregon Tech is an institution founded on the principles of excellence through hands-on knowledge. We believe in giving students a rigorous, practical education while applying cutting-edge concepts for real-world solutions. As the Pacific Northwest's premier public institute of technology, we take pride in our mission to deliver technology education. We continually partner with industry leaders to ensure that our programs and classes are at the top of the board with adapting to new technology and preparing students for workforce demands.
We also attribute this to our dedicated professors, who provide personalized attention and are genuinely invested in their students' learning. A total enrollment of about 5,200 allows for an intimate campus environment distinguished by small classes and a student-to-faculty ratio of 20:1. This personal approach provides many benefits of a prestigious private education at a public price. To learn more about Oregon Tech visit: http://www.oit.edu/.
LIFE IN THE KLAMATH BASIN:
The main, residential campus is located in Klamath Falls in beautiful Southern Oregon nestled on the eastern slope of the Cascade Mountains. The 190-acre campus offers spectacular views of Upper Klamath Lake, pine-studded knolls and snow-capped peaks from nearly every building. Klamath Falls, a city of about 20,000 residents (45,000 in urban growth area), is located in south-central Oregon, about 20 miles from the California border. Known as Oregon's "City of Sunshine," Klamath Falls enjoys about 300 days of blue skies each year.
According to National Geographic's "50 Best Places to Live" list, Klamath Falls ranks No. 10. With median home prices at $156,000 and an abundance of majestic views and waterfront property, coupled with mountain fresh air, we couldn’t agree more that Klamath Falls is an ideal place to live. To learn more about the Klamath Basin community, visit - http://www.meetmeinklamath.com.
Initial review of applications will begin on January 5, 2018. Therefore, at the discretion of Oregon Tech, materials received after January 5, 2018may not receive full consideration. Applications will not be accepted after January 15, 2018. To apply, you MUST go to https://jobs.oit.edu/, and complete the online application. You may also submit a cover letter, resume, and letter of recommendation.
Please contact, Sarah Matchett, at firstname.lastname@example.org, 541-885-1083 for questions about this position.
Location/Region: Klamath Falls