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 General Maintenance Crewmember

Posting Date: 4/9/2015
Closing Date: Position remains posted on this Employment Page until filled or closed.
Department: Facilities Maintenance
Position Type/Benefits:


The General Maintenance Crewmember performs skilled work in the painting, installation, operation, maintenance, modification, service and repair of mechanical, plumbing and structural systems. May also perform routine carpentry work using hand and power tools and precision measuring and testing devices to repair or remodel existing structures according to work orders or verbal instructions.

  1. A high school diploma or the equivalent required.
  2. Completion of a maintenance vocational/technical school or a recognized apprenticeship program in general mechanical maintenance is preferred.
  3. At least four years of successful experience in one of the mechanical trades is required.
  4. Requires general mechanical ability which includes, but not limited to, skills in the use small hand and power tools, mechanical equipment and materials applicable to the mechanical trades.
  5. Ability to interpret wiring diagrams, blueprints, and schematics is required.
  6. Computer literacy is required.
  7. Must be able to work as part of a team and independently as required.
  8. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with diverse constituents.
  9. Must have valid Florida Driver’s License.
  1. Work requires considerable and strenuous physical exertion such as climbing ladders, frequent lifting of objects over 50 pounds, crawling or crouching in restricted areas. Occasional lifting of heavy objects weighing 75 pounds or more is required.
  2. Prolonged standing and frequent bending, stooping, and reaching on a daily basis; and working in confined spaces.
  3. Requires a full range of physical motion in order to operate manual and electrically-powered tools and electrical test equipment, to move throughout campus, including climbing stairs in all campus buildings, and to work at heights.
  4. Work is performed indoors and out-of-doors, occasionally in environments that are dusty, noisy, or which could have work hazards.
  1. Work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
  2. The work area involves moderate discomfort and/or risk such as operating heavy machinery or dangerous equipment, or frequent exposure to hazardous materials.
  3. The work area may be subject to environmental discomfort such as loud noises, and/or extremes of heat or cold.
  4. Scope of the position requires exposure to and use of chemicals, solvents, cleaners, and lubricants common to mechanical work that may be hazardous and/or cause injury if specific instructions regarding their mixture, use, and disposal/storage are not properly followed.
  5. The job requires the ability to read sufficiently to understand written work orders and instructions as well as directions for the proper mixture, use, and disposal/storage of cleaners, solvents, paints, and similar products used in painting services.
  6. The work may require wearing protective gear that may be uncomfortable.
  7. Position is subject to changes in schedules as needed by management.  Examples include, but are not limited to, seasonal shifts and area reassignment. 
  8. The scope of the job may require night, evening, holiday, and/or weekend work to respond to emergencies. 


To Apply

Unless other contact information is specified in the job posting, please follow the application instructions below to ensure proper submission of materials.  Please note the appropriate e-mail address below for electronic submission of documents.

Candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and a completed Employment Application and Disclosure form.

Electronic documents can be sent to:

OR mail to:
Florida Southern College
Attn: Human Resources
111 Lake Hollingsworth Drive
Lakeland, FL 33801

OR fax:

To be considered, an applicant must be a U.S. citizen or have legal authorization to work in the United States. The type of legal work authorization must be indicated on the employment application when the applicant is not a U.S. citizen and qualifies for U.S. employment.

 Download the Employment Application and Disclosure Form

Please note: The completed Florida Southern College Application for Employment and Disclosure forms must be received before the College will process your application materials.

Typed data cannot be saved on the application form. Once complete, the form must be printed and mailed, faxed or e-mailed to the location provided. Applicants may also visit the Business Affairs Office in the Raulerson Building to complete the application Monday – Friday, 8 AM to 5 PM.

Founded in 1883, Florida Southern College is the oldest private comprehensive college in Florida. The College maintains its commitment to academic excellence through 52 undergraduate programs and distinctive graduate programs in business administration, education, and nursing. Florida Southern has a 13:1 student-to-faculty ratio; is an award-winning national leader in engaged learning; and boasts 27 NCAA Division II national championships. It is ranked the No. 5 Regional College in the South by U.S. News and World Report; named a Top Baccalaureate College by Washington Monthly; and included in The Princeton Review’s 379 Best Colleges, The Fiske Guide to Colleges 2015, and Forbes magazine’s America’s Top Colleges Guide. The College is committed to the development of the whole student through vibrant student life programs that prepare graduates to make a positive, consequential effect on society. Nestled by scenic Lake Hollingsworth, the College is conveniently located within an hour’s drive of both Orlando and Tampa. FSC is home to the world’s largest single-site collection of Frank Lloyd Wright architecture and was designated a National Historic Landmark in 2012. Named the “Most Beautiful Campus in the Nation” for two consecutive years by The Princeton Review and one of the nation’s “Ten College Campuses with the Best Architecture” by Architectural Digest, Florida Southern is an internationally-recognized place of beauty and academic excellence.