General Maintenance Technician

  • American Red Cross
  • Madison, Wisconsin
  • Jun 28, 2021

Job Description

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Job Description:

The mission of the American Red Cross is to prevent and alleviate human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors. Donations of blood are what make the American Red Cross the largest single supplier of blood and blood products in the U.S. Each year, nearly 4 million people donate blood through the Red Cross, helping to provide more than 40% of America’s blood supply. Experienced Phlebotomists are essential to the success of our mission.

We are currently seeking a General Maintenance Technician (Union) in our Madison, WI Office.

The General Maintenance Technician (Union) performs repairs and maintenance in plant or office facilities, or on machines and equipment. Typically performs work in one or more of the maintenance trades: carpentry, plumbing, painting, machine and equipment repair, electrical, sheet metal fabrication, and welding. Conducts routine, periodic, or special inspections to determine repair and maintenance work necessary to prevent breakdowns of facilities, machinery, and equipment. Uses hand and power tools. Tests, inspects, troubleshoots, and repairs machines and equipment. Uses blueprints, sketches, layouts, wiring diagrams, drawings, and specifications. Perform all duties and responsibilities in compliance with standard operating procedures, Safety Quality Identity Potency Purity (SQUIPP), regulations outlined in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and other applicable Federal, state and local regulations.

1. Maintain and repair organization's facilities and properties involving routine tasks and responsibilities.

2. Install and correct minor electrical, plumbing, carpentry, and structural problems. 

3. Repairs appliances and equipment.

4. Paint structures and equipment as needed.

5. May move and store furniture and equipment.

6. Perform all work in accordance with established safety procedures.

7. Operate and service boilers, chillers, motors, fans, pumps and related mechanical equipment.

8. Estimate time and material costs of various projects. Requisition new supplies and equipment.

9. May drive vehicle to other locations.

10. Document installation and repairs as required by regulatory agencies.

11. May plant and tend flowerbeds. Prune shrubs and trees to enhance growth and appearance.

12. May water lawns, shrubs and flowerbeds.

13. May spray trees, lawns, shrubs and flower beds with fertilizer and insecticides.

14. May rake and remove fallen leaves.

15. May sweep external walkways and staircases.

16. May remove snow using power removal equipment or shovel. Apply snow-melting chemical when necessary on company roads, walkways and outside staircases.

17. May keep drainage ditches and culverts free of obstructions

18. Perform other related duties as necessary.

Education: High school diploma or equivalent

Experience: Minimum 1 to 3 years required

Management Experience: Minimum 1 to 3 years of staff management required

Essential Functions/Physical Requirements: Depending on work assignment, may require ordinary ambulatory skills sufficient to visit other locations; or the ability to stand, walk and manipulate (lift, carry, move) light to medium weights of up to 20 pounds. Requires good hand-eye coordination, arm, hand and finger dexterity, including ability to grasp, and visual acuity to use a keyboard, operate equipment and read technical information. Overall mobility is essential. May include sitting for long periods of time, driving a vehicle and working under challenging conditions. 
Work Conditions: Work is performed indoors with some potential for exposure to safety and health hazards related to emergency services relief work. May travel and participate in meetings and conferences throughout
chapter jurisdiction, state and Red Cross system. Because the Red Cross is a disaster response
organization, staff may be asked to be on 24-hour call during period of major disaster.



Apply now! Joining our team will provide you with the opportunity to make a difference every day.

The American Red Cross is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Life’s emergencies don’t stop, and neither do American Red Cross volunteers, who represent more than 90 percent of our workforce to help prevent and alleviate human suffering. You can make a difference by volunteering in a position that appeals to you and allows you to use your unique skills and talents. The Red Cross relies on generous volunteers who give their time and talent to help fulfill our lifesaving mission.

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