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Maintenance Technician

Requisition ID:  21610

Join Purdue University Fort Wayne:

Purdue University Fort Wayne seeks to develop and nurture its diversity.  PFW is committed to maintaining an inclusive community that recognizes and values the inherent worth and dignity of every person; fosters tolerance, sensitivity, understanding, and mutual respect.  We strive to add hardworking people to our team and we are currently seeking a Maintenance Mechanic. The hourly pay for this position is $15.00.

The day to day work:

  • Respond to daily work order and perform preventive maintenance on ventilating units including motors, fans, belts, etc that would include push, pull, lift, carry, move 50 to 80 pounds occasionally.                                                                                                               
  • Clean heating and cooling coils.                                                                                                                   
  • Repair, lubricate and adjust door hardware, hinges, closures, etc.                                                                   
  • Repair and replace plumbing fixtures including faucets, etc.                                                                        
  • Repair, replace and install lighting fixtures, bulbs, etc.
  • Reset breakers, replace fuses and motor fans, etc.                                                                                   
  • Assist outside contractors in locating facilities, equipment, etc.        
  • Identify and diagnose problems with electrical, mechanical and plumbing systems that may be required to work on various heights on ladders, bucket trucks, etc. Check for excessive or unusual heat, vibration, etc. Monitor temperatures, pressures, flow rates and assist in logging equipment recordings.          
  • Attend training to keep current with changing technology advances.
  • Assist other Maintenance and Operations staff, Grounds, and other Facilities co-workers in performing a variety of tasks based on departmental needs.


Why we'll love you:

  • You’ve worked hard to gain a High School Diploma or GED.
  • You’re experienced with at least three years of general building maintenance.
  • Good mechanical aptitude.
  • You must be able to move, lift, carry, push and pull 50 to 80 pounds occasionally.  
  • You must have the ability to work at various heights on ladders, bucket trucks, etc. 
  • You must have valid driver’s license and remain in compliance with the Purdue University Motor Vehicle Records policy.


Why you’ll love us:

  • Free tuition through Purdue University Global.
  • Fee remission for a traditional Purdue degree for yourself, spouse, and children.
  • Health, Vision, and Dental Insurance available on first day of employment.
  • Additional voluntary benefits.
  • Retirement benefits.
  • Paid Time Off.
  • Support for professional development opportunities.
  • Live and work in an affordable, family friendly community.


Additional Information:

  • Purdue will not sponsor employment authorization for this position 
  • A background check will be required for employment in this position
  • FLSA:  Non-Exempt (Eligible for Overtime)
  • Retirement Eligibility:  Non-Exempt Defined Contribution Plan

Purdue Fort Wayne is an EEO/AA employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce.  All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

May 29, 2023

Nearest Major Market: Fort Wayne

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