Skilled Craftsperson

Position ID: 37500
East Georgia State College
Plant Operations
Building Maintenance
Position Description
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Job Class: 
Skilled Trades Worker
Job Description: 
Job Description Summary

This position performs skilled duties in the maintenance and repair of campus buildings.

Major Duties

• Manages and troubleshoots the computerized maintenance management program
• Maintains campus utilities
• Troubleshoots and general repair’s mechanical systems
• Repairs and maintains building HVAC, electrical and plumbing systems
• Performs roof repair, building and room remodeling, and other carpentry duties
• Completes work orders and associated paperwork
• Inspects and tests fire alarm panels, emergency lighting systems, fire extinguishers, and other life safety systems
• Repairs, opens, and replaces locks
• Paints building interiors and exteriors
• Responds to after-hours emergencies/on calls
• Moves office furniture and hangs pictures
• Constructed offices/storage spaces
• Performs other duties as assigned

Knowledge Required by the Position

• Knowledge of building maintenance principles and practices.
• Knowledge of the installation, repair and maintenance of HVAC, electrical, and plumbing systems.
• Skill in the repair and maintenance of building systems.
• Skill in the analysis of problems and the development and implementation of solutions.
• Skill in oral and written communication.

Supervisory Controls

The Plant Operations Director assigns work in terms of general instructions. The supervisor spot-checks completed work for compliance with procedures, accuracy, and the nature and propriety of the final results.


Guidelines include building, ADA, and life safety codes; OSHA regulations; the National Electric Code; and National Fire Protection Association standards. These guidelines are generally clear and specific, but may require some interpretation in application.

Complexity/Scope of Work

• The work consists of related skilled maintenance duties. The variety of systems to be maintained contributes to the complexity of the position.
• The purpose of this position is to participate in the maintenance of college buildings. Success in this position contributes to a safe, well maintained, attractive and efficient campus environment.


• Contacts are typically with co-workers, other college personnel, students, contractors, vendors, and members of the general public.
• Contacts are typically to provide services, to give or exchange information, or to resolve problems.

Physical Demands

• The work is typically performed while intermittently sitting, standing, stooping, bending or crouching. The employee occasionally lifts light and heavy objects, climbs ladders, uses tools or equipment requiring a high degree of dexterity, distinguishes between shades of color, and utilizes the sense of smell.
• The work is typically performed in an office, stockroom, warehouse and outdoors, occasionally in cold or inclement weather. The employee may be exposed to dust, dirt, grease, noise, and machinery with moving parts.

Supervisory and Management Responsibility


Minimum Qualifications

• Must have a high school diploma or G.E.D.
• Sufficient experience to understand the basic principles relevant to the major duties of the position, usually associated with the completion of an apprenticeship/internship or having had a similar position for five years.
• Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid driver’s license issued by the State of Georgia for the type of vehicle or equipment operated.

Preferred Qualifications

Completion of a technical certificate or degree program in general building maintenance or construction, HVAC maintenance, electrical or plumbing maintenance

Posting Detail Information

AA/EEO Statement

Individuals who need reasonable accommodation in order to participate in the application process should contact the Office of Human Resources at 478-289-2035. Deaf and Hard of Hearing callers may access our campus phone numbers by utilizing your state relay service (such as the Georgia Relay Service) or by utilizing Video Remote Services. East Georgia State College is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity and Tobacco-free Institution, Federal law requires ID and employment eligibility verification prior to employment. Georgia is an Open Records state. East Georgia State College (EGSC) is an associate and baccalaureate degree granting, residential, liberal arts state college of the University System of Georgia, providing its students access to both academically transferable programs of study, collaborative programs in occupation-related fields, and targeted baccalaureate level degrees. East Georgia State College is accredited by the University System of Georgia, providing its students access to academically transferable programs of study, collaborative programs in occupation-related fields, and targeted baccalaureate level degrees. East Georgia State College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate and baccalaureate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of East Georgia State College.

Complete College Georgia

East Georgia State College strives to create and maintain a learning environment maximizing the opportunity for each student to succeed. Each individual student’s academic success is important. Accordingly, every employee of the college has a responsibility to carry out his/her position duties in a manner which enhances the learning environment and communicates that message to students each working day.

This position description describes the specific duties and responsibilities of this position. In addition, each EGSC staff member has the responsibility to contribute as needed to other projects and initiatives to assure that EGSC carries out its mission and attains its vision. This may, from time to time, require active participation on committees or performance of other duties not specifically described in this position description.

Application Procedure: 
Please see the below "Institution Employment Link" to view a complete job description, create an application, and apply for the position.
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CIP Discipline Code: 
Building Maintenance and Skilled Trades (Admin code)
Degree Levels: 
High School/GED
Position Type: 
Required Qualifications
5 years
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University System of Georgia
Applicant Clearinghouse
119 Holmes-Hunter Academic Building
The University of Georgia
Athens, Georgia 30602

Phone: (706) 542-7817
Fax: (706) 542-2822


Janyce Dawkins, Director

Kristopher Stevens, Associate Director

Clare Norins, Assistant Director

Kieran Morrow, Assistant Director

Sheila C England, System Coordinator