Mechanical Technician (Plumber), Physical Plant

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April 1, 2021

FUNCTION OF THE JOB:  Reports directly to the Systems Trades Foreman and is responsible for maintenance, repair, modification and installation of various types of Plumbing. Will assist in some repairs of heating, ventilation, refrigeration and air conditioning systems on campus.    


  1. Trouble-shoot malfunctioning plumbing, water supply, drains, and other systems. Then perform appropriate adjustments and repairs to restore proper function.
  2. Work on all components of building plumbing systems, including occasional work on controls, fans, dampers, ductwork, terminal boxes, motor drives, heating and cooling coils, piping and valves, condensers, compressors, chillers, boilers, heat exchangers, etc. 
  3. Initiate requests for necessary parts and supplies. Complete work order documentation upon completion of work. 
  4. Maintain orderly storage of tools, materials and equipment. Clean shop areas as needed.
  5. Be available for emergency night calls. Be available for overtime and weekend scheduled events.
  6. Assume all other reasonable duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Systems Trades Foreman, including some maintenance duties outside of specialty or department.


  1. Must have the ability to read and understand technical manuals and drawings, product instructions and cautions, work orders and work safety procedures.
  2. Must have the ability to use hand and power mechanical trade tools and equipment.
  3. Must have the ability to lift 80-lbs.
  4. Must have the ability to climb ladders and work from elevated platforms.


  1. Three (3) years prior institutional or commercial work experience in any of the following areas: mechanical equipment, commercial plumbing, commercial (heating, air condition and ventilation). (Up to 2 years of credit for related vocational training may substitute for the same length of work experience.) Other specialized work experience not listed may be evaluated for experience credit.
  2. Must maintain a valid driver’s license at all times during employment.

To Apply:

Please submit a staff application online at or mail to:

Truman State University
Human Resources MC 101
100 E Normal Ave
Kirksville, MO  63501

Questions may be directed to Human Resources at 660-785-4031 or Final candidates will be expected to undergo and successfully pass a background check.

Review of applications will begin April 12, 2021, and continue until position is filled.

Truman State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff.  Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.  In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, Truman State does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, national origin, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or protected veteran status in its program or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs.  Inquiries may be directed to the Institutional Compliance Officer, 660-785-4354 and

Truman State is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.  To request this document in an alternate form or to request an accommodation, please contact Human Resources, McClain Hall 101,  100 E. Normal, Kirksville, MO  63501, 660-785-4031 or


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