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Utility Person
DATE:   11/6/2019
FLSA STATUS:   Non-Exempt
WORK LOCATION:   Physical Plant
TITLE OF IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR:   Supervisor of General Trades
DEPARTMENT:   Facility Services
SECTOR:   Business Affairs


Under specific supervision, the Utility person performs repairs to heating and plumbing systems.  Has knowledge in electrical, carpentry and masonry fields adequate to make minor improvements and replacements.


Maintain and replace sinks, toilets, urinals, and drinking fountains; Perform repairs to furniture, install or replace ceiling and floor tile; Repair and installation of lighting fixtures, light switches, receptacles and smoke detectors; Perform various painting, spackling and staining tasks; Adjust and make repairs to door hardware including closures and exit devices; Perform preventative maintenance on mechanical equipment to include lubrication of pumps and motors, change filters and belts; Make adjustments and minor repairs to boilers and ventilation systems; Perform minor masonry repairs and do concrete work; Inspect buildings, facilities and equipment to ascertain required repairs and make recommendations to supervisor; Basic computer skills to operate software for automation system – view only; Considered essential personnel – which means that this position may be needed at times when the University is closed or in an emergency situation as determined by supervisor; Complete all work requests to CMMS on tablet device. Document time, material and detail description of work; Performs other duties as assigned 


% of Time  

40%    Complete repair work orders in carpentry, plumbing and electrical work as requested.  Repairs to residential heating system.

20%   Perform preventative maintenance on plumbing and heating equipment as assigned

15%     Install, repair, or replace plumbing, heating and electrical devices

15%     Assist other skilled trades personnel as instructed

10%     Inspect facilities for issues of repair and document findings


General knowledge of carpentry, plumbing, electrical and heating repairs; General knowledge of construction principles.  Good mechanical abilities; Knowledge of proper use and maintenance of hand and power tools related to job functions, with or without reasonable accommodations; Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing; Ability to effectively as an individual or within a team as well as with diverse groups; Ability to work overtime to respond to emergencies; Ability to work effectively in a service oriented environment – subject to frequently changing priorities; Problem solving skills and sound judgment in a technical environment; Computer skills necessary to use CMMS; Ability to work nights, weekends and evenings as necessary; Adhere to safety procedures in the performance of job and be conscious of security issues involved in daily routine; Ability to perform all above essential job functions for a minimum of an eight-hour shift, with one-half hour unpaid meal break, without significant risk of serious injury; Ability to learn and perform all essential job functions accurately, with minimal direct supervision,  within two weeks after the employee begins work; Ability to drive a university vehicle for the purpose of university business on a regular basis


The functions of the position usually performed standing.  Some amount of stooping, kneeling, bending, crouching, heavy lifting, climbing ladders, walking, carrying and other movements may be required.  Tasks involving carpentry, plumbing and electrical work involve extensive wrist and hand movement.  The utility person must be able to work from ladders, scaffolds and staging; and be able to work in crawl spaces.  All individuals are required to be able to perform these movements without significant risk of injury to themselves or others.


High school diploma required; otherwise, any combination of education, training and experience that provides the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities; A minimum of five (5) years of experience in building maintenance in a similar environment; Valid New York State driver’s license is required that satisfies both the University and insurance company underwriting rules and regulations for driving a motor vehicle; Ability to drive a university vehicle for the purpose of university business on a regular basis.

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NIAGARA UNIVERSITY is an equal opportunity employer. Consistent with our Catholic mission, Niagara University is committed to providing equal employment and educational opportunities and will not discriminate on the basis of race, age, sex (gender), national origin, religious preference, sexual orientation, predisposing genetic characteristic, status as veteran or disability. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Ryan Thompson, Esq., Title IX Coordinator, Office for Equity & Inclusion, 716-286-8324, rthompson@niagara.edu, www.niagara.edu/oei, Office Location: O’Shea Hall, B27. For further information on notice of non-discrimination, visit http://wdcrobcolp01.ed.gov/CFAPPS/OCR/contactus.cfm for the address and phone number of the office that serves your area, or call 1-800-421-3481.

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