Maintenance Engineer

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POSITION:  Full-Time Maintenance Engineer

SALARY:  Grade 11, Classified Staff Salary Schedule.

DEPARTMENT:  Physical Plant

ACCOUNTABLE TO:  Director of Physical Plant

SUMMARY OF WORK:  Performs skilled maintenance work repairing and maintaining buildings, grounds, and related facilities which include the main building, the Toepke Center, the Ullman Center, three dormitories and all grounds.


Nature of Work:  This position performs skilled maintenance work requiring attention to repair and safety of buildings and grounds.  Position works outdoors and indoors; may work outdoors in adverse weather conditions.  Follows safety procedures in dealing with equipment, gas, electricity, chemicals, heavy lifting and work from heights.  Maintains confidentiality of sensitive information.

Personal Contacts:  Frequent, yet limited, contact with students and staff.

Supervision Received:  Daily contact with other maintenance/custodial employees, contractors, salesmen, students, faculty, and staff.

Supervision Exercised:  Assists with supervision of summer and part-time workers; also typically three custodians, two work study and part-time summer helpers in absence of the Physical Plant Director and Head Custodian.

Essential Functions:  Position requires physical ability to:  do electrical work, do plumbing, maintain boilers, repair interior and exterior structures, paint, drywall, move furniture, do lawn maintenance, patch and repair streets and sidewalks, operate and maintain lawn and shop equipment.  Position requires visual acuity to inspect designated areas, record keeping skills and ability to communicate.


Knowledge:  This position requires knowledge of standardized rules, regulations, and procedures, and the ability to apply them in working with low pressure boiler plants, commercial heating and ventilation systems, and electrical and plumbing systems.  Knowledge of preparing drywall, painting, concrete, and asphalt.

Skills:  This position requires skills in use of knowledge, equipment, and tools to effectively perform repair and maintenance of heating, electrical and plumbing systems.  Skills in carpentry, dry-walling, painting, and grounds maintenance.

Abilities:  This position requires the ability to:  be task oriented; prioritize work; work in adverse weather conditions; maintain confidentiality of sensitive information; follow safety procedures; communicate effectively orally and in writing; follow verbal and written instructions; establish effective working relationships with fellow employees, supervisors, and the public.  Physical duties require ability to drive a vehicle; operate power equipment including mowers, buffers, floor polisher, band saw, drill press, trucks and tractors; operate hand tools; lift 50 pounds; climb ladders; and repair equipment.


The above knowledge, skills, and abilities are typically acquired through a combination of education and experience equivalent to:

--High School diploma.
--Job related vocational training.
--At least two years related experience.
--Must possess boiler operator’s license.
--Must possess a valid, Montana driver’s license.

If interested in applying, please submit the following to the Human Resource Office:

• Letter of interest (Cover letter)
• Resume
• DCC Employment Application
• Credential Verification Authorization Statement
• EEO Form
• Unofficial transcripts

Dawson Community College must comply with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.  If hired, you will be required to provide documents to show your identity and authorization to work.

Non-Discrimination Policy: Pursuant to title VII of the Civil Rights Act, Title IX of the Education Amendments, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, Executive Order 11246 as amended, Vietnam era and Disabled Veterans Act, as amended, and the Montana State Human Rights Act - Dawson Community College has a policy of  non-discrimination in employment practices and in admissions, access to and conduct of educational programs and activities.  Discrimination is prohibited on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, religion, age, disability, or marital status.  Any student, employee, applicant for admission or employment may file a discrimination grievance.  Inquiries or grievances should be directed to the Human Resources/EEO Director in Room 105A, phone (406)377-9412.

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