General Maintenance Worker - Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA
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Job Description

General Maintenance Worker

Posted: Friday, 11/10/2023

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USC Auxiliary Services, one of the largest divisions at The University of Southern California, is focused on making a difference for over 65,000 students, athletes, faculty, staff, and guests who visit our campuses each day. Through our innovative services, our six central business units (USC Bookstores, USC Hospitality, USC Housing, USC Transportation, the USC Hotel and the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum) collectively create the best USC experience for future leaders, scientists, filmmakers, engineers, and doctors alike. Auxiliary Services works tirelessly to welcome all visitors into the Trojan family. We are driven to succeed by our commitment to uphold our six unifying values in Integrity, Excellence, Well-Being, Open Communication, Accountability, and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

USC Housing, a division of USC Auxiliary Services, hosts more than 9,000 students, athletes, faculty, and staff throughout the year in over 50 properties on and off campus. Housing meets the challenge of inviting students into our Trojan family by making them feel comfortable, safe and welcome. We boast top-notch amenities including comprehensive recycling programs, simplified online repair requests, and more. Serving our students’ wellbeing is the reason that we are here and we share the same vision and excellence that they do.

We are seeking a General Maintenance Worker to join our rapidly growing team.

The Opportunity:

With all of the space needed to house over 9,000 Trojans, we need a General Maintenance Worker to monitor our facilities and ensure that we maintain our high standards of excellence. As an expert in all forms of repairs, you will examine and repair our facilities, as needed. You will use your expertise to communicate with management and outside vendors, as well to train other workers. Most of all, your focus on customer service will demonstrate to our students, faculty, and staff that we put their needs first!

The Accountabilities:

  • Provides customer service to students, faculty, staff and external customers. Meets customer needs, offers options, resolves problems and follows up with customers. Ensures full customer satisfaction without unnecessarily referring customer to other staff members. Maintains friendly, helpful demeanor.

  • Provides on-going preventive maintenance for appliances including air conditioners, heaters, refrigerators, stoves, ovens and dishwashers.

  • Troubleshoots and repairs or replaces appliance parts and perform repairs on commercial kitchen equipment, e.g .. walk-in coolers, freezers, ice machines, dish machine conveyor belts, slicers, dishwashers, electric ranges, etc., as needed.

  • Maintains appliance part inventory.

  • Builds interior walls, fabricates cabinets, drawers and screens, assembles furniture. Repairs or replaces closet doors, drawers, non-fire rated doors, door locks, closers and hinges, tiles, bathroom fixtures, etc. Performs preventive maintenance.

  • Installs safety restraints on cabinets and furniture. Patches and stretches carpet, replaces broken windows and ceiling tiles, performs caulking.

  • Repairs or replaces light bulbs, ballasts, switches, plugs, light fixtures, etc. Maintains room wiring systems and emergency exit signs, adjusts timers, tests and replaces smoke detectors and emergency lights. Secures electrical wires. Repairs vacuum cleaners as needed.

  • Prepares walls for painting, patches holes, replaces dry wall, paints. Stains and refinishes wood work, such as wall paneling and furniture, etc. Assists in roof repairs, repairs or replaces tiles, performs caulking.

  • Repairs or replaces various plumbing fixtures and hardware, e.g .. faucets, shower fixtures, water fountains, garbage disposals, sinks and toilets.

  • Unclogs sluggish or stopped drains, including main drains. Performs minor repairs on water heaters.

  • Performs light welding, light vehicle maintenance. Performs utility work, e.g. installing or removing posts and signs, patching street holes with asphalt, repairing gates, etc.

  • Promotes an environment that fosters inclusive relationships and creates unbiased opportunities for contributions through ideas, words, and actions that uphold principles of the USC Code of Ethics.

  • Performs other related duties as assigned or requested. The University reserves the right to add or change duties at any time.

  • Minimum Education: Specialized or technical training. Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum education.

  • Minimum Experience: 6 - 12 month.

  • Minimum Field of Expertise:

    • Knowledge of thermodynamic laws, refrigerator cycles, electricity principles, test/detection instruments, hand/power tools, wood finishing, AC/DC currents, wiring, painting, construction and plumbing.

    • Valid CA driver's license required. Position will participate in the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) Pull Notice System. A copy of DMV record will be required as a final condition of employment. For more information please visit the policy website.

USC At A Glance

USC has played a major role in the development of Southern California for more than a century, and plays an increasingly important role in the development of the nation and the world. We expect to continue to play these roles for many centuries to come. We’re looking for exceptional individuals to help us fulfill our mission: Developing individuals and society as a whole through the cultivation and enrichment of the human mind and spirit. Our team is comprised of some of the very best people in our industries, with diverse backgrounds and experiences, who come together to provide the best products and best service for all Trojans. Our Unifying Values: At USC our six unifying values support our University’s mission, and guide our behaviors, the way we engage with ourselves and our community, to create our Trojan culture. Our Values Are: • Integrity • Excellence • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion • Well-being • Open Communication • Accountability Members of the USC community are an integral part of our culture journey. Changing our culture is about: • Enhancing institutional trust • Supporting open communication and respect • Reinforcing ethical decision-making • Fostering positive and diverse cultural perspectives • Anchoring our behaviors in foundational guidelines that support our mission Visit for more information!
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