Physical Plant Maintenance

Wilberforce University

Job Description

Duties and Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • *Performs miscellaneous maintenance and minor repair duties on buildings and equipment.
  • *Works under the direction of Maintenance Mechanic(s) on large projects as required.
  • *Repairs dry wall and masonite surfaces, broken windows, leaking valves, electrical sockets and switches, sink traps, leaking faucets, steam leaks, and toilets.
  • Installs bathroom fixtures.
  • Replaces floor tiles, incandescent and fluorescent lamps.
  • Paints walls, woodwork, furniture and equipment.
  • Performs custodial work.
  • Meets all job safety requirements and all applicable OSHA safety standards that pertain to the essential functions of the position.
  • Demonstrates regular attendance.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.



  • High School diploma or GED.
  • Two (2) years of work experience in a building maintenance environment as a commercial/industrial Maintenance Mechanic – OR – a completed vocational or apprenticeship program.
  • Ability to perform elementary work in the areas of plumbing, carpentry, painting and welding.
  • Ability to understand and follow verbal and written
  • Ability to properly use related equipment.
  • Ability to read and follow detailed work and safety instructions.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Skills in keyboarding, basic math and grammar, and basic or standard word processing (MS Word) and/or spreadsheet applications (MS Excel).
  • Proficiency with an email software package (MS Outlook) and the Internet.
  • Valid Ohio driver’s license.
  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Must have sensitivity to respond appropriately to the needs of a diverse population.


  • Associate’s degree in a job-related field.
  • Experience with electronic work order system.
  • Understanding/experience with quality programs and initiatives.
  • Trade licensure or certification.
  • LTO (Lift-Truck-Operator) license.
  • Ability to perform work in welding.


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