Electro / Mechanical Technician

Kirkwood Community College

Under limited supervision, apply knowledge and skills of a Journeyperson (on flexible schedule as required) in the installation, service and repair of a variety of electro-mechanical equipment (e.g., refrigeration, H.V.A.C., pneumatic controls and lighting).  Work location will be at the Cedar Rapids Campus.  Will assist in the planning and implementation of the college's maintenance and remodeling projects.  Must have or be able to obtain a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL).  Will perform related work as required. Position involves  limited night and weekend on-call coverage.


  • Advocate for Continual Improvement- empowering each other to identify opportunities for excellence.
  • Collaborate with Mutual Accountability- working together with a willingness to take ownership and account for our actions. 
  • Champion Service- anticipating needs and create a welcoming, diverse, and inclusive environment. 
  • Perseverance- commitment to excellence even in the face of adversity or delay in achieving success. 
  • Lead- regardless of title, through positive influence. 
  • Regular and consistent attendance at work.
  • Operate, repair and perform preventative maintenance on boilers, chillers, air handlers and other electro-mechanical devises.
  • Troubleshoot, repair and calibrate electric, electronic and pneumatic circuits, controls and  controlled devices using testing equipment such as volt ohmmeter, ammeter, flometer, pressure gauges, volometers, etc.
  • Perform general maintenance duties such as, but not limited to: repairing electrical                           malfunctions and installing new equipment; assembling, installing, and repairing pipes, fittings, and fixtures of heating, water, and sewer systems.
  • Operate any of the following types of equipment: workshop tools, tractors, skidloader, dump truck, back hoe, endloader and other related equipment.
  • Must maintain compliance with required trainings as designated by supervisor.
  • Installation of building H.V.A.C. controls and monitoring systems.             
  • Climb and balance on ladders, stairs, scaffolding, ramps, poles, etc. up to 25 feet to perform work assignments as required.
  • Collaborate when needed with co-workers to complete assignments.
  • Maintain and submit written or oral reports to the Manager/Director as required.
  • Operate equipment such as plows, snow blowers, sanders and shovels in the winter months to remove snow and ice from roads, parking lots and walkways. Be able to obtain Commercial Drivers License (CDL)
  • Perform assigned task as a member of the Emergency Response and Control Team.
  • Perform other duties as may be assigned.
  • Be able and willing to always represent the College in the most positive manner with prospective, former and current students, clients, suppliers and the community we serve.
  • Safely operate, maintain, and detect defects in equipment and make minor repairs or adjustments.
  • Perform scheduled maintenance on equipment.
  • Establish and maintain good working relationships with coworkers and supervisory personnel.
  • Working knowledge of electrical, carpentry, plumbing, and other crafts.
  • Willing to work a flexible schedule as well as weekends on a rotating schedule.
  • Knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety precautions in the job involved.
  • Understand and follow oral and written instructions.
  • Learn the computer system that controls both the heating and cooling of all campus buildings, and electrical tester for repairing equipment.
  • Be able to oversee maintenance and security staff during Manager's absence.
  • Welcome, value, and nurture people of all backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences, as well as support and promote an environment that accepts differences. 
The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the essential job duties/responsibilities and performance expectations of the job, which should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements.  Individuals may perform other duties as assigned.

Light to medium work.  Position involves exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally (10?33%); up to 20 pounds frequently (34?66%); and up to 10 pounds constantly (67?100%) to move objects.  Physically able to perform constant (67?100%) and routine stooping, bending, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting and grasping.  Occasional (10?33%) crawling and kneeling. 

Potentially subject to bio?hazardous waste; chemical waste; moving mechanical parts; electrical current; working on scaffolding and high places up to 25 feet; atmospheric conditions that may affect the respiratory system or the skin; fumes, odors, dusts, mists, gases or poor ventilation; noise; and vibration; and inside and outside environmental conditions.

Person in this position must satisfactorily complete Kirkwood's Blood Borne Pathogens training because of the potential exposure risk to blood or body fluids.  Must satisfactorily complete Kirkwood's CPR/First Aid training and Right?to?Know program as a member of the Emergency Response and Control Team.

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Two year Appropriate Applied Science degree or 5 years maintenance or related work experience.
  • Valid Iowa driver's license.
Kirkwood Community College shall not engage in nor allow unlawful discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment. This includes all employment practices, hiring practices, and unwelcome harassment of applicants or employees based on race, color, national origin, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, genetic information or actual or potential parental, family, marital status or veteran status. If you have questions or complaints related to compliance with the policy please contact the Vice President of Human Resources at Kirkwood Community College, 313 Kirkwood Hall, 6301 Kirkwood Blvd., SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404, Telephone: 319-398-5572,  Email: equity@Kirkwood.edu or the Director of the Office for Civil Rights U.S. Department of Education, Citigroup Center, 500 W. Madison St., Suite 1475, Chicago, IL 60661-7204, Telephone: 312-730-1560, Fax: 312-730-1576, Email: OCR.Chicago@ed.gov.

Job ID: 71376

Posted 17 days ago

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