Pay Grade: 35 (9:00am-6:00pm, Monday-Friday) The person in this position provides maintenance and care of the Libraries' spaces and other inventory related to collection and infrastructure. The individual in this position transports books, boxes, archival and other collections, furniture, equipment, and more on a daily basis; communicates with UT Facilities Services on maintenance and custodial attention for all library spaces; coordinates facility projects with library administration and library managers; repairs furnishings and other physical inventory for the libraries; and facilities the work of vendors and contractors and other UT departments, who are working or delivering goods to the Libraries. Insures the safety and comfort of staff and public in library buildings through the efficient completion of job tasks. The position responsibilities are carried out in multiple library locations including the Hodges Library, the Hoskins Library, the Pendergrass Library, the Music Library in Haslam Music Building, the Carriage House and Blount Hall storage spaces. The position reports to the Library Facilities Supervisor. Also, works closely with University Archivist and the Supervisor of Collection Logistics. Responsibilities / Duties:
Handle the transfer of archival materials to Special Collections and University Archives including: physical handling of collection materials, transferring material to acid free containers and boxes, overseeing the transfer of materials from donors to Special Collections storage areas. Supervise student personnel who are assisting with this task.
Setting up, breaking down, and reconfiguring office landscaping and other furnishings. Moving furniture and equipment to set up for both library and campus events, student outreach, and instruction. Setting up or dismantling shelving ranges. Mounting pictures, art, plaques to walls. Inspecting library buildings for leaks, pests, safety issues, cleanliness, and more and reporting resulting maintenance and custodial issues to UT Facilities Services. Preparing recycling and trash bins for pick-up. Working with OIT and Library Technology Services to insure data and telephone lines are installed and active.
Supervise student personnel who are assisting with these tasks.
Assist with annual space audit, assist with surplus items disposition and the documentation as directed by fiscal authorities.
Assist external vendors and contractors working in library buildings and making deliveries.
Responding to building emergencies and notifying proper maintenance personnel. Directing them to locations affected. This is a highly physical job and the individual must be in excellent physical condition, able to sustain possibly long hours engaged in lifting heavy objects, and climbing up and down stairs and ladders. Must have the stamina to move heavy furniture and office equipment for long projects over several days. Must have a valid Class D driver's license with for-hire endorsement.
Qualifications Qualifications Requirements:
High school diploma or GED
Elementary knowledge of carpentry, electronics and plumbing systems
Excellent problem solving skills
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills; ability to work well with a diverse group of students, faculty, library colleagues, and donors of gift collections and university archives
Mechanical aptitude and ability to do simple repair to furniture and some pieces of equipment not under warranty
Must be able to work well and be flexible with a team of colleagues and also function independently when provided instructions
Must be able to lift and carry bulky heavy record containers when picking up and transporting archive collections
Must be able to lift and move heavy furniture Preferred Qualifications:
Vocational or trade school education related to facility maintenance
1-2 years experience in facilities and mechanical related work as related to the position Application Procedures: Please complete the online application and include a cover letter and resume. A background check is required prior to hiring.
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