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Georgetown Univerisity Building Maintenance Worker - Facilities Management in Washington, District Of Columbia

Located in a historic neighborhood in the nation's capital, Georgetown offers rigorous academic programs, a global perspective, exciting ways to take advantage of Washington, D.C., and a commitment to social justice. Our community is a tight knit group of remarkable individuals interested in intellectual inquiry and making a difference in the world.


The Building Maintenance Worker performs general building trades work in maintaining building structures, systems and equipment and related components as part of the services provided by the facilities management department to maintain University buildings. S/he performs semi-skill maintenance and repairs in accordance with industry/trade practices and provides daily maintenance support to building users through responses to calls for service, scheduled preventative maintenance inspections, and similar service. The incumbent uses all standard tools, equipment, materials, and supplies of the trade and observe all safety rules, regulations and precautions in performing their duties. Reporting directly to a Zone Manager or a Central Shop Supervisor along with employees of other trades, and trades helpers, the Building Maintenance Worker has additional duties that include but are not limited to:

  • Ensures completion of general building structure and systems work to support University operations, responding to work order requests, written, and verbal requests from users.

  • Ensures completion of paperwork to assure accountability and records actions taken in response to work orders and other requests, entering such information on forms, documents and/or into computerized record system as needed.

  • Ensures that work is performed in accordance with applicable building codes and local government regulations, using and disposing materials in accordance with applicable environmental safety and control regulations.

  • Keeps abreast of changes and new developments in applicable environmental safety, control regulations, and applicable codes and regulations.

  • Ensures efficient and economic use of supplies and materials to conserve University resources.

  • Draws and/or requisitions supplies, parts, materials and tools needed to effect repairs, and uses such items economically to avoid undue costs, keeping supervisor informed of supply/material needs to ensure that adequate inventory is maintained.

  • Provides supervisors and department management with advice and suggestions regarding work methods, procedures, parts, tools and related matters for the purpose of improving the effectiveness and cost of service.

  • As assigned, conducts tests or pilot programs to evaluate new products methods or procedures; monitors tests and reports test results with recommendations to supervisor.

Requirements and Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or equivalent

  • Two years’ experience performing general building maintenance work utilizing electrical, plumbing, carpentry/lock, and basic HVAC maintenance skills

  • Completion of a training program in general building maintenance that includes basic electrical, plumbing, carpentry, lock and basic HVAC maintenance

  • Valid and current driver’s license from Maryland, Virginia or District of Columbia

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Need some assistance with the application process? Please call 202-687-2500. For more information about the suite of benefits, professional development and community involvement opportunities that make up Georgetown's commitment to its employees, please visit the Georgetown Works website.

EEO Statement:

Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, and sexual orientation), disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Georgetown University offers a wide variety of comprehensive and competitive benefits. Benefits packages include comprehensive health, dental and vision plans, disability and life insurance coverage, retirement savings programs, tuition assistance, voluntary insurance options (including group legal, accident, and critical illness), and much more. Whatever your need, the Office of Faculty and Staff Benefits will be standing by to support you. You can learn more about the benefits offered to eligible faculty and staff at https://benefits.georgetown.edu or view the online interactive benefits guide for more information.

Georgetown University is one of the world’s leading academic and research institutions, offering a unique educational experience that prepares the next generation of global citizens to lead and make a difference in the world. We are a vibrant community of exceptional students, faculty, alumni and professionals dedicated to real-world applications of our research, scholarship, faith and service.

Established in 1789, Georgetown is the nation’s oldest Catholic and Jesuit University. Drawing upon the 450-year-old legacy of Jesuit education, we provide students with a world-class learning experience focused on educating the whole person through exposure to different faiths, cultures and beliefs. Students are challenged to engage in the world and become men and women in the service of others, especially the most vulnerable and disadvantaged members of the community.

These values are at the core of Georgetown’s identity, binding members of the community across diverse backgrounds.