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Maintenance Technician

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Categories: Staff
Department: Physical Plant Carpentry

Davidson College is seeking a Maintenance Technician to perform general maintenance and repair duties for college buildings, within the carpentry, painting, and general trades.


Perform general maintenance and repair of building envelope; doors, windows and hardware; glass; interior finishes and moldings; cabinetry, furniture and shelving; interior accessories; drywall and ceilings; stair treads and baseboards; signage and pictures; sealants and insulation; bricks, tiles and grout; and other miscellaneous non-mechanical systems; in commercial, residential and historic facilities.

Perform preventative maintenance activities and adjustments for building door and window hardware; gutters and roofing; interior accessories; and cabinetry and furniture.

Inspect, identify and make repairs for non-mechanical components of residence hall rooms between academic semesters.

Assist other trades in the execution of carpentry, roofing, mechanical, electrical or plumbing work, as needed.

Prioritize, track and record work and materials in a computerized work order system.


High School Diploma or GED.  Three years of experience required  in a general carpentry trade; must be familiar with hardware systems and fasteners. Must be experienced with all aspects of carpentry safety procedures and power tool safety procedures.   

Valid NC driver's license and ability to maintain the criteria set by our Insurance Provider to drive college vehicles

This position is classified as essential personnel during inclement weather and school closings

This is a full time benefited position working twelve months per year.

The Davidson College Physical Plant team is responsible for operation and maintenance of the College’s 650 acre campus including 107 buildings with approximately 1.8 million square feet and 62 rental properties in the town of Davidson. Buildings range from historic 1850’s original campus construction to state of the art science and laboratory facilities which came online in 2016.  The campus has a centralized energy management system and utilizes sophisticated controls and energy distribution methods.  As a result of this scope and variety of facilities the team’s 40 members not only have the need to exercise current skills and close teamwork but also the opportunity to learn other skills across multiple trades and situations.  Success requires a strong current skillset in a specific field as well as an openness to learning new skills and an aptitude for independent problem diagnosis and problem solving.  Davidson is strongly committed to achieving excellence and cultural diversity, and welcomes applications from women, members of minority groups, and others who would bring additional dimensions to the college's mission.

At Davidson College, we believe the college grows stronger by recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty and staff committed to building an inclusive community.  In order to achieve and sustain educational excellence, we seek to hire talented faculty and staff across the intersections of diverse races, ethnicities, religions, sexual orientations, gender identities, ages, socio-economic backgrounds, political perspectives, abilities, cultures, and national origins.

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