Niagara University
  • Niagara University, NY, USA
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

OUTSTANDING BENEFITS UNLIKE ANY OTHER. Low-cost health benefits, 8% 403b contribution, free tuition at Niagara University for you and eligible immediate family members, tuition exchange at other designated universities for eligible dependent children, generous holidays (20 days annually), PTO, and ½ day Fridays throughout the summer. Campus life is vibrant and offers free parking, on-site dining options, and fresh coffee at Tim Horton's and Starbucks, all in a beautiful park-like setting.

Niagara University is a liberal arts university, steeped in the Vincentian and Catholic traditions, with a total enrollment of nearly 4,300 students. Located just a few miles away from one of the world's premier tourism destinations, Niagara Falls, the university occupies a lovely campus overlooking the Niagara River gorge. Its close proximity to major cultural and business centers in Niagara Falls, Buffalo, and Toronto as well as the award-winning Niagara Wine Trail and several nearby cultural destinations make Niagara University an ideal place to work and live. If you'd like to know more, be sure to check out all of the NU Facts.


Under specific supervision, the Utility Person performs repairs to and inspections of building structures. Has knowledge in building maintenance adequate to make minor improvements and replacements.


  • Maintain and replace sinks, toilets, urinals, and drinking fountains;
  • Perform repairs to furniture, install or replace the ceiling and floor tile;
  • Repair and installation of lighting fixtures, light switches, receptacles, and smoke detectors;
  • Perform various painting, spackling, and staining tasks;
  • Adjust and make repairs to door hardware including closers and exit devices;
  • Perform preventative maintenance on mechanical equipment to include lubrication of pumps and motors, change filters and belts;
  • Perform minor maintenance/repairs on Niagara University vehicles to include but not limited to battery changes, lamp, and bulb replacement, etc.;
  • Make adjustments and minor repairs to boilers and ventilation systems;
  • Perform minor masonry repairs and concrete work;
  • Inspect buildings, facilities, and equipment to ascertain required repairs and make recommendations to supervisor;
  • Basic computer skills to operate software for automation system - view only;
  • Considered essential personnel - which means that this position may be needed at times when the University is closed or in an emergency situation as determined by supervisor;
  • Complete all work requests to CMMS on a tablet device. Document time, material, and detailed description of work;
  • Maintain confidentiality of information (including but not limited to: proprietary information, student and employee personal information, vendor information, pricing and cost information, etc.), both during and after their employment with the University. Any question regarding the confidentiality of material should be referred to the supervisor. Any violation shall subject the employee to disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment;
  • Performs other duties as assigned


  • General knowledge of carpentry, plumbing, electrical, and heating repairs
  • Good mechanical judgment and a working knowledge of general construction principles
  • Knowledge of proper use and maintenance of hand and power tools related to job functions, with or without reasonable accommodations
  • Knowledge of automotive maintenance
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing
  • Ability to work effectively as an individual or within a team as well as with diverse groups.
  • Ability to work effectively in a service-oriented environment subject to frequently changing priorities.
  • Problem-solving skills and sound judgment in a technical environment.
  • Computer skills are necessary to use CMMS and Building Automation.
  • Ability to work nights, weekends, and evenings as necessary.
  • Ability to work overtime to respond to emergencies.
  • Ability to adhere to safety procedures in the performance of the job and be conscious of security issues involved in daily routine.
  • Ability to perform all above essential job functions for a minimum of an eight-hour shift, with one-half hour unpaid meal break, without significant risk of serious injury.
  • Ability to learn and perform all essential job functions accurately, with minimal direct supervision, within two weeks after the employee begins work.
  • Ability to drive a university vehicle for the purpose of university business on a regular basis


  • A high school diploma is required; otherwise, any combination of education, training, and experience provides the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities.
  • A minimum of five (5) years of experience in building maintenance in a similar environment
  • A valid New York State driver's license is required that satisfies both the University and insurance company underwriting rules and regulations for driving a motor vehicle.
  • Ability to drive a university vehicle for the purpose of university business on a regular basis.


This position has been identified as requiring a cell phone to fulfill job responsibilities. The employee must maintain at all times a personal cell phone for which the University will pay a stipend per policy for usage.

Niagara University affirms its commitment to equal opportunity and non-discrimination and recognizes its responsibility to provide for all employees an environment that is free of discrimination and harassment based on sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, race, color, religion, national origin, age, marital status, familial status, domestic violence victim status, pregnancy-related condition, ex-offender status, military status, veteran status, disability or any other category protected by law.

The university also does not tolerate any actual or attempted reprisals or retaliation against an employee who raises a sincere and valid concern regarding harassment, and/or retaliation is, therefore, strictly prohibited. This statement protects and covers the conduct of all employees without regard to job title or status.

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