Job Details

Maintenance Technician

Warner Pacific University, Portland, Oregon

Job - Non-Profit

Close Date: 05/15/2020

Warner Pacific University’s Mission: Warner Pacific is a Christ-centered, urban, liberal arts University dedicated to providing students from diverse backgrounds with an education that prepares them to engage actively in a constantly changing world. Our hiring practices reflect our missional commitment to being a Christ-centered institution.

Warner Pacific University’s Commitment to Diversity: Warner Pacific University is committed to hiring staff and faculty with an intentionality that demonstrates the importance of having an employee community that reflects the racial and ethnic diversity of the students we serve. Persons of color are strongly encouraged to apply.

Summary Description: The Maintenance Technician is a full-time, benefits eligible position. This role maintains all university facilities and equipment. This individual will assist the Director of Facilities in maintaining programs, methods, procedures, and standards for assuring and controlling the maintenance, repair, and operation of all university facilities. The Maintenance Technician will assist the Director of Facilities in presenting a positive and welcoming environment to our internal and external constituents while complying with Warner Pacific University’s safety standards and procedures and all city, county, state, and federal regulations.

Essential Functions:
• Provide plumbing and mechanical repair and maintenance for domestic water, heating systems, restroom fixtures, toilets, sinks, drainage systems, shower enclosures, etc.
• Provide preventative maintenance on motors, belts, fans, and HVAC equipment.
• Perform daily inspection of boiler heating systems.
• Provide installation and troubleshooting of electrical including light fixtures, switches and outlets, etc.
• Maintain, and when needed, repair or replace all locks and doors on all buildings.
• Design, build, and repair equipment and tools as needed.
• Remodel and upgrade apartments, houses, and offices.
• Perform carpentry responsibilities including painting, tiling, woodwork, and sheetrock repair and replacement.
• Provide support services by setting up for events, office and furniture relocation, and pick up trash when needed.
• Advise work study students and serve as a positive influence while performing work responsibilities and tasks.
• Provide office support by organizing work orders, managing inventory, and by purchasing materials, supplies, and parts.
• Provide preventative maintenance by documenting work that maintenance identifies as a need.
• Participate in various meetings and complete additional projects and tasks as requested.
• Contribute to the support and implementation of the University’s Strategic Plan.
• Participate in Warner Pacific University professional development opportunities.
• Adhere to University policies and procedures.
• Demonstrate a commitment to a Christian liberal arts education by upholding the mission of the University and abiding by the Employment Standards and Lifestyle Agreement.
• Exhibits commitment to inclusiveness and sensitivity in areas of national origin, ethnicity, culture, gender, and disabilities.
• Perform other duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications:
• Experience and expertise in carpentry, plumbing, electrical, and painting.
• Ability to collaborate and communicate with all levels of the organization including faculty, staff, and students.
• Demonstrated ability to efficiently and effectively solve problems and initiate and implement projects independently.
• Ability to multi-task, works effectively, and meets deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
• Proficient in computer programs including Windows, Outlook, Word and Excel, and the Internet.
• Experience working with diverse populations.
Preferred Qualifications:
• Experience in facilities management, maintenance, or equivalent.
• Experience in a higher education environment.
Physical Demands – Work Environment:
The Maintenance Technician position is very physically active. 85% of the technician’s time will be dedicated to maintenance projects inside campus buildings and on campus grounds. The technician will often work around employees and students in a typical office environment. The dress code for this position is casual, comfortable clothing appropriate for the work environment.

Employment and Lifestyle Standards:
Warner Pacific is a Christ-centered urban liberal arts University dedicated to providing students from diverse backgrounds an education that prepares them to engage actively in a constantly changing world. The University was founded in 1937 by the Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) and maintains a covenant relationship with that body. Central to Warner Pacific’s identity as a Christ-centered higher education institution is the policy of hiring persons whose personal and professional lives reflect:

1. A belief in the deity of and commitment to Jesus Christ and the Christian faith, as interpreted through the historic witness of Scripture and the continuing ministry of the Holy Spirit.
2. The practice of following Christ through day-to-day personal lifestyle choices.
3. A vitality of Christian experience maturing in insight and application and appreciative of differing viewpoints.
4. A commitment to life-long learning and service through personal and professional development.
5. For teaching faculty, the expression of artful teaching, based on mastery of relevant subject matter and in an environment of purposeful and rigorous inquiry amongst a community of scholars who support one another.
6. A capability, by temperament, preparation, and will, to support students as they confront the intellectual, social, physical, emotional, and spiritual challenges of their lives.
7. A sensitivity to and support for the mission, core themes, vision, values, ethos and traditions of the Warner Pacific University community.
8. A commitment to teaching and serving in harmony with the doctrines of the Bible as understood and generally held by the Church of God Reformation Movement.

Employee Agreement:
Mission-based hiring is of critical importance to Warner Pacific University. From its inception, the Church of God has resisted condensing the Scriptures into a formal creed, instead emphasizing salvation as the entrance into the body of Christ; unity in diversity; and a call to holy living as God’s people representing Christ in the world. Warner Pacific, rather than requiring subscription to an institutional doctrinal statement, asks each employee to affirm a personal faith in Jesus Christ by providing a statement articulating the ways in which faith informs the employee’s understanding of his or her vocation at Warner Pacific. Employees are expected to demonstrate and articulate a vital Christian faith and to live in a manner consistent with a Christ-centered lifestyle as informed by the Scriptures of the New Testament.

Further, to ensure orderly operations and provide the best possible work environment, all Warner Pacific University employees are expected to maintain the highest levels of ethics, professionalism, integrity, and judgment. Employees must obey all laws governing the workplace and the business of the University, as well as treat others (students, suppliers, and co-workers) with honesty, respect, and personal dignity in all interactions. Conduct that is malicious, abusive, threatening, dishonest or unlawful is not acceptable. Employees who feel they are being subjected to conduct of this kind should bring the concern to Human Resources. The University environment is expected to be free from discrimination and harassment (including bullying). When an individual’s behavior has direct implications for others and/or the well-being of the University community, there may be cause for institutional involvement, regardless of where the situation occurs.

Warner Pacific University desires to provide a safe and healthy environment for staff, faculty, students, visitors and guests. Therefore, smoking is not permitted on University property, in its vehicles, or at any University sponsored event. The use of illegal drugs or non-prescribed controlled substances is strictly prohibited. Use of alcoholic beverages, tobacco products, electronic cigarettes or marijuana is strictly prohibited on Warner Pacific University campuses.

Equal Opportunity Employer:
Warner Pacific provides equal opportunity for employment and advancement for all employees and applicants regardless of race, color, sex, gender, national origin, citizenship status, disability, age, genetic information, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status and any other status protected by laws and regulations to which Warner Pacific is subject. All employment decisions, including hiring, promotions, compensation, benefits, transfers, and terminations are made in a manner that does not discriminate against individuals in the categories discussed above. Because Warner Pacific is a Christian liberal arts University, the University exercises its legal right to hire Christian employees to fulfill its mission and purpose.

Commitment to Diversity:
Warner Pacific University is committed to building a culturally diverse faculty and a multicultural learning environment. Inquiries are encouraged from candidates who will enrich and contribute to the cultural and ethnic diversity of our University. Warner Pacific University is an Equal Opportunity Employer that seeks a diverse workforce of committed Christians from all racial, ethnic, and socio-economic backgrounds.

Warner Pacific University offers a full range of traditional benefits for qualifying employees, including medical/dental insurance, disability, life insurance, paid vacation and sick time, mission leave, tuition remission, and retirement savings.

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