Maintenance Generalist I
University of Florida
 Gainesville, FL

Classification Title:

Maintenance Generalist I

Job Description:

The Whitney Laboratory for Marine Bioscience in St. Augustine, Florida, is accepting applications for a Maintenance Generalist I.

Specific duties include:

  • Install, maintain, and repair all irrigation and sprinkler systems.
  • Maintain all of the garden beds throughout Whitney's campus through refuge pickup, weeding, edging and other means.
  • Maintain roads, grounds, supplies, and moves equipment.
  • Trim palm trees and other arborist duties.
  • Replace of fluorescent bulbs and fixtures, install repair valves, sinks, wash bowls, sewers, and perform a variety of necessary plumbing work.
  • Paint various areas on Whitney campus as directed.
  • Maintain and repair heating, air conditioning, and water conditioning (reverse osmosis; deionizing) equipment.
  • Monitor seawater tanks and collects marine animal specimens.
  • Perform custodial duties as needed and determine by Whitney needs; including the cleaning of Whitney cottages, dorms and apartments as instructed.
  • Assist the Events department with room arrangement that includes tables, chairs, and placement of other furniture based upon the direction of the Events coordinator.
  • Maintain assigned mechanical and facilities' spaces clean, organized, free of excessive or inappropriate storage, leaks, and other deficiencies.
  • Serve as essential personnel during emergencies.
  • Expected to be available to prepare for a storm, provide facility protection during the storm, and take the first steps towards restoring normal operations.

Expected Salary:

$17.00 hourly

Minimum Requirements:

A high school diploma or equivalent

Preferred Qualifications:

Two years of experience in the field or in a related area.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Application must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. (ET) of the posting end date.

Health Assessment Required: Yes