POSITION: Maintenance Worker (Maintenance Worker)
DEPARTMENT: Hargrett Library, Special Collections Facilities
ANNUAL SALARY: $22,250
The Maintenance Worker is responsible to the Vault Manager for the Special Collections Facilities for performing a variety of manual work in any of the seven University of Georgia Librariesí facilities: Main Library, Special Collections Libraries, Science Library, Thomas Textiles Warehouse, Music Library, Curriculum Materials Library, and Repository. This is manual work of more than ordinary difficulty and is often involving the performance of semi-skilled duties.
Work requires the performance of a wide variety of miscellaneous mechanical and building maintenance tasks for various departments in the Libraries in addition to the Special Collections Libraries. Work includes driving the Librariesí small to mid-sized delivery vehicles and operating a pallet jack and a hand truck. Some tasks performed in a low temperature and low humidity environment, working with materials that may include dust, book mold, and other related contaminants. Work is performed under general supervision following established practices and procedures. Certification in the proper operation of an order picker is required within the first 4 weeks of employment.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
30% Performs minor repairs and maintenance of the interiors of the Libraries facilities as directed.
30% Assists in the sorting and unloading of collections into the high-density storage vault located in the Special Collections Libraries Building. Loads and unloads materials by operating pallet jack and a hand truck to load and unload vehicles. Assembles pre-fabricated cardboard trays. Sizes and places items into trays. Loads items/trays onto booktrucks for transfer to the high-density storage vault. Operates an order picker and/or other related equipment within the high-density storage vault to shelve/retrieve materials.
15% Operates multiple small to mid-sized delivery vehicles to pickup and deliver Librariesí materials and to haul furniture, artwork, trash, and equipment. Checks condition of truck and reports needed adjustments and repairs.
15% Transports Libraries' mail and equipment to and from the U.S. Postal Service and campus mail facilities, as needed. Loads and unloads trucks of shipments of library materials, supplies, and equipment, as needed.
5% Maintains flexibility and awareness of changes in the department and organization by assuming other similar duties and responsibilities as assigned.
3% Constructs new shelving, relocates old shelving, and assists in shifting library materials, as needed.
1% Maintains a clean driving record and drives Librariesí vehicles
1% Participates in library-wide communication by reading, responding to, and initiating information transmitted via GRAPEVINE (the Librariesí listserv) and other communication tools, and appropriate library-wide or departmental meetings and asking questions, seeking clarification, or initiating discussion on library issues.
* = essential functions of the position
Education, Experience, Licensure, Certification required:
- Completion of the eighth school grade and experience in maintenance and repair work as a helper to a journeyman; or any equivalent combination of training and experience. Must have and maintain a valid Georgia Driverís License and safe driving record.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies required to successfully perform work:
- Demonstrated customer service attitude.
- Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills.
- Demonstrated experience working successfully in a multi-task and team environment performing rotating tasks.
- Ability to lift 50 pounds and work from a platform at a height of 30 feet above ground.
- Ability to stand for long periods of time, climb stairs, and push heavy book trucks.
- Effective verbal and written communication skills;
- Considerable knowledge of the methods, practices, tools, equipment and materials used in a variety of building and mechanical trades.
- Skill in the use and care of hand and power tools and equipment appropriate to the area of assignment.
- Ability to work occasionally in a low temperature and low humidity environment
- Ability to operate light trucks and related equipment.
- Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships.
- Experience in a warehouse or other production environment and safely operating a one-ton truck and/or automated material handling equipment preferred. Delivery experience preferred.
- Vigorous physical activity such as standing for long periods of time, stooping, pushing, climbing ladders, lifting objects weighing up to 50 pounds, rolling book trucks/dollies on a variety of surfaces including inclines, and bending at the waist and knees. Low temperature and low humidity environment (50įF & 30% humidity). Work with materials that may include dust, book mold, and other related contaminants.
APPLCATION PROCEDURE: Only applications submitted through the University of Georgia's Human Resources Employment website will be considered. Please visit the University of Georgia's Human Resources Employment website at https://www.ugajobsearch.com/applicants/jsp/shared/Welcome_css.jsp and follow the instructions to submit an online application. Position posting number = 20131642. The University of Georgia values diversity in its faculty, students, and staff and strongly encourages applications from underrepresented minority candidates. The University of Georgia is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer.
- M-F; 8 hrs/day; some evening and weekend work may be required.