Maintenance Technician

first_img* Do you have the ability to move and maneuver objects weighingas much as 50 pounds?YesNo * Do you have a high school diploma, GED or equivalent?YesNo * Do you have a valid driver’s license? (A valid license isrequired for this position and a motor vehicle report will beconducted to verify the validity of your license.)YesNo * Do you have at least 1 year of Building Maintenanceexperience?YesNo * Do you have any prior building maintenance experience?NoYes less than 1 yearYes 1-2 yearsYes 2 1/2 to 3 1/2 yearsYes more than 4 years Position DetailsPosition TitleMaintenance TechnicianPosition Number000911Position SummaryThis position performs the duties of a MaintenanceTechnician.Essential Job Functions of PositionWork assignments for this position may include any or all of thefollowing plus other duties as assigned.Employees are expected to use equipment to manufacturer andUniversity standards, operate tractors and hand tools safely and tocomply with University and OSHA policies and regulations.New employees are required to complete safety training within 6months of employment.Operate heating and boiler systems, monitoring steam boilers onsite for scheduled operations. Make needed repairs to all boilers,pumps and support equipment.Work with and assist engineers, contractors and consultants whoevaluate safety controls and building systems operations formaintenance, expansion and/or repair by explaining Universitypractices and/or providing information regarding Universityprocedures.Inspect buildings; plumbing, electrical and HVAC equipment andsystems and report identified deficiencies.Perform maintenance and repair work on buildings and mechanicalsystems as assigned from inspections or Computerized MaintenanceManagement System work orders. Work may include but is not limitedto tasks such as the following:Inspecting and testing air compressor, fire sprinkler pipingsystems, grease traps, sewer pumps and other systems andequipment.Repairing and/or replacing ceiling tiles, floor tile, covebases,lamps, ballasts, doors, locks and other building materials.Patching and painting interior walls and surfaces.Clearing sewage blockages and drain lines.Clean roof drains.Troubleshooting systems and equipment.Locate underground utilities such as natural gas, water, sewer,etc., for dig permits.Basic general maintenance of HVAC equipment.Maintain and repair custodial equipment such as buffers, vacuumsand other electrical equipment.Mix and apply chemicals to swimming pool and/or whirlpoolsaccording to information provided by water analyzers.Record completed repairs using Computerized Maintenance ManagementSystem or other University software.Recommend work process improvements to Facilities supervisors andadministrators.Check space temperatures and equipment operation via buildingautomation systems ( BAS ).Maintain a professional, safe and clean work area.Provide service support for campus events.Snow removal duties as assigned.Non-Essential Job Functions of PositionEducation and ExperienceHigh school diploma or GED equivalent.Training in Building Maintenance.Stable/continuous work history.One year of experience in Building Trades.Knowledge, Skills & AbilitiesAbility to operate HVAC and steam boiler systems.Ability to communicate effectively.Ability to move and/or maneuver equipment and materials weighing asmuch as 50 pounds.Ability to work from a ladder or lift.Ability to respond to emergency service calls outside regularlyscheduled work hours.Ability to work various shifts as assigned.Preferred: Demonstrated expertise in at least 2 skill setsassociated with Building Trades.Experience in HVAC and steam boiler operations.Experience with a Computerized Maintenance Management System.Experience with a Building Automation System ( BAS ).Safety or Chemical Management training.Licenses, Certifications & RegistrationsValid driver’s license with acceptable driving record underUniversity standards.Additional Requirements (e.g. Physical Demands)The necessity to move and/or maneuver materials weighing as much as50 pounds as well as other hazards associated with physical work tomaintain and repair buildings and equipment.Campus Security AuthorityNoSpecial Instructions to ApplicantReview of applications will begin immediatelyAdvertised Pay$14.00 per hourWork ScheduleRegular Business Hours, Monday – 8am-4:30pm, Tuesday – 8am-4:30pm,Wednesday – 8am-4:30pm, Thursday – 8am-4:30pm, Friday -8am-4:30pmFull-time/Part-timeFull TimeAverage Hours per Week40Months per Year12FLSANon-ExemptFTE1EEO StatementWashburn is dedicated to providing a student-centered and teachingfocused academic environment and a curriculum that engages thediversity of human experience across the globe. We seek candidateswho are committed to Washburn’s efforts to create a climate thatfosters the growth and development of a diverse student body, andwe encourage applications from members of groups that have beenhistorically underrepresented in higher education. Applicationmaterials should clearly articulate how the candidate willcontribute to the University’s commitment to diversity andinclusion through their teaching, research, and/or service.Washburn University is an EOE . Washburn University provides equalaccess to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, andemployment without regard to race, color, religion, age, nationalorigin, ancestry, disability, sex, sexual orientation, genderidentity, genetic information, veteran status, or marital orparental status.Posting NumberS0141PBackground Check Required?YesDriving History Checked?YesDrug Screen Required?YesAnticipated Start DatePosition End Date (if temporary)For earliest consideration apply byPosting Close DateOpen Until Filled?YesQuick Link for Direct Access to Postinghttps://washburn.peopleadmin.com/postings/2590Supplemental QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*). * Do you have the ability to work from a ladder and/or a lift?YesNo * Do you have experience with steam boiler operations?YesNo Documents Needed to ApplyRequired DocumentsOptional DocumentsResumeCover Letterlast_img read more

An afterthought on the far left’s hypocrisy

first_imgRemember this old rustbucket? The far-left party here in Germany, Die Linke, set one loose on the streets of Frankfurt just before last week’s regional elections. It’s meant to be reminiscent of the old Trabant people drove in the former communist East Germany. I guess it looks similar (here’s the original). Noticed the problem? Yep, the actual car they used was a Ford. That’s an American multinational corporation with a revenue of some $170b a year — making most of these manifesto points rather vacuous. Why let principle get in the way of good electioneering? PS Feral Beast very much welcomes your comments Cherwell 24 is not responsible for the content of external linkslast_img

LEFT JAB AND RIGHT JAB” JULY 16, 2019

first_img“LEFT JAB AND RIGHT JAB” “Right Jab And Left Jab” was created because we have two commenters that post on a daily basis either in our “IS IT TRUE” or “Readers Forum” columns concerning National or International issues.Joe Biden and Ronald Reagan’s comments are mostly about issues of national interest.  The majority of our “IS IT TRUE” columns are about local or state issues, so we have decided to give Mr. Biden and Mr. Reagan exclusive access to our newly created “LEFT JAB and RIGHT JAB”  column. They now have this post to exclusively discuss national or world issues that they feel passionate about.We shall be posting the “LEFT JAB” AND “RIGHT JAB” several times a week.  Oh, “Left Jab” is a liberal view and the “Right Jab is representative of the more conservative views. Also, any reader who would like to react to the written comments of the two gentlemen is free to do so. FOOTNOTE: Any comments posted in this column do not represent the views or opinions of the City-County Observer or our advertisers. FOOTNOTE: Any comments posted in this column do not represent the views or opinions of the City-County Observer or our advertisers.,“Right Jab And Left Jab” was created because we have two commenters that post on a daily basis either in our “IS IT TRUE” or “Readers Forum” columns concerning National or International issues.Joe Biden and Ronald Reagan’s comments are mostly about issues of national interest.  The majority of our “IS IT TRUE” columns are about local or state issues, so we have decided to give Mr. Biden and Mr. Reagan exclusive access to our newly created “LEFT JAB and RIGHT JAB”  column. They now have this post to exclusively discuss national or world issues that they feel passionate about.We shall be posting the “LEFT JAB” AND “RIGHT JAB” several times a week.  Oh, “Left Jab” is a liberal view and the “Right Jab is representative of the more conservative views. Also, any reader who would like to react to the written comments of the two gentlemen is free to do so.center_img FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare,“Right Jab And Left Jab” was created because we have two commenters that post on a daily basis either in our “IS IT TRUE” or “Readers Forum” columns concerning National or International issues.Joe Biden and Ronald Reagan’s comments are mostly about issues of national interest.  The majority of our “IS IT TRUE” columns are about local or state issues, so we have decided to give Mr. Biden and Mr. Reagan exclusive access to our newly created “LEFT JAB and RIGHT JAB”  column. They now have this post to exclusively discuss national or world issues that they feel passionate about.We shall be posting the “LEFT JAB” AND “RIGHT JAB” several times a week.  Oh, “Left Jab” is a liberal view and the “Right Jab is representative of the more conservative views. Also, any reader who would like to react to the written comments of the two gentlemen is free to do so. FOOTNOTE: Any comments posted in this column do not represent the views or opinions of the City-County Observer or our advertisers.,“Right Jab And Left Jab” was created because we have two commenters that post on a daily basis either in our “IS IT TRUE” or “Readers Forum” columns concerning National or International issues.Joe Biden and Ronald Reagan’s comments are mostly about issues of national interest.  The majority of our “IS IT TRUE” columns are about local or state issues, so we have decided to give Mr. Biden and Mr. Reagan exclusive access to our newly created “LEFT JAB and RIGHT JAB”  column. They now have this post to exclusively discuss national or world issues that they feel passionate about.We shall be posting the “LEFT JAB” AND “RIGHT JAB” several times a week.  Oh, “Left Jab” is a liberal view and the “Right Jab is representative of the more conservative views. Also, any reader who would like to react to the written comments of the two gentlemen is free to do so.,“Right Jab And Left Jab” was created because we have two commenters that post on a daily basis either in our “IS IT TRUE” or “Readers Forum” columns concerning National or International issues.Joe Biden and Ronald Reagan’s comments are mostly about issues of national interest.  The majority of our “IS IT TRUE” columns are about local or state issues, so we have decided to give Mr. Biden and Mr. Reagan exclusive access to our newly created “LEFT JAB and RIGHT JAB”  column. They now have this post to exclusively discuss national or world issues that they feel passionate about.We shall be posting the “LEFT JAB” AND “RIGHT JAB” several times a week.  Oh, “Left Jab” is a liberal view and the “Right Jab is representative of the more conservative views. Also, any reader who would like to react to the written comments of the two gentlemen is free to do so.last_img read more

Dawn brings in Energy Muffin

first_imgA new Breakfast Energy Muffin has been launched by Dawn Foods, aimed at the café sector. The American-style bakery product is made with carrots, raisins, pumpkin seeds, dates, apricots and cranberries, to provide breakfast on-the-go or a coffee accompaniment.”Out-of-home eating continues to increase, with breakfast on-the-go showing tremendous growth, and sweet bakery products, such as American-style muffins, playing a major part in that, with consumers looking for great taste, indulgence, convenience and variety,” said Wim Ledaine, trade marketing manager (Europe).The new Breakfast Energy Muffins are available in boxes of 15, with 96 boxes to a pallet.Dawn Foods is also adding American-style cupcakes (pictured) to its sweet bakery snacks range. Consisting of Lemon, Strawberry, Chocolate and Caramel flavours, the range is made using natural flavours and colours. Topped with soft frosting and finished with real chocolate, toffee or fudge decorations, the cupcakes come in cases of 18 and can be thawed as needed.[http://www.dawnfoods.com]last_img read more

Rain hits trade in the south west

first_imgBakery businesses in the south west are counting the cost of the torrential rain that fell last weekend causing rivers to burst and flooding along coastal areas.Dorset and Devon were worst hit, with many of the roads around Weymouth and Dorchester under water, leading to loss of trade for the towns’ businesses.Aidan Chapman, owner of the Phoenix Bakery in Weymouth, described Saturday as a “nightmare day” as the local Seafood Festival, which normally brings in large volumes of extra trade, was called off at the last minute. “The coast road was closed and completely impassable, and we had prepared for a big increase in trade because the Seafood Festival was on, but that was cancelled,” he said. “We were left with a fair bit of bread at the end of the day. Luckily we had managed to get all our wholesale orders out at about 6am, so it was just the retail side, but we probably lost around £500 in trade from the shop.”Ottery St Mary in Devon suffered flooding after a month’s worth of rain fell in 24 hours. Kevin Wood, owner of the Millstone Bakery in Ottery St Mary, said that while the flood waters did not come near his shop, the business was hit by lack of trade as shoppers stayed in their homes. “We were affected because no-one came out shopping, so we ended up throwing stock away,” he said. “Sales were down about 20%. We rely on the town trade and a few roads were closed and when it’s chucking it down, people simply don’t come out shopping.”In Yorkshire, a flood warning remains in certain areas close to the river Ouse, but Tony Bewick, supervisor at Cornish Pasty Bakery in York said businesses in the city were unaffected.At the time British Baker went to press, weather warnings remained in force in nine areas of the country, mainly in the south, north east and Scotland.last_img read more

Erasmus Prize 2011 awarded to Joan Busquets

first_imgThe Praemium Erasmianum Foundation has awarded the Erasmus Prize 2011 to Joan Busquets, architect and expert in urban development: ‘arquitecte urbanista’ (Barcelona, Spain).The thematic of the Erasmus Prize 2011 is ‘the design of public space in the city’. The prize is awarded to Joan Busquets in appreciation of his impressive and multifaceted oeuvre in the field of city planning. In his work Busquets is guided by a social agenda. Historical analysis of the use of urban space forms the starting point for his thinking on the future of man, who will be living and working in an ever more densely populated environment. Busquets works both in the field of project planning and execution, and involves in his work students and colleagues from different disciplines.Busquets’ designs include new urban centers, reconstruction of old and neglected urban areas, and the development of infrastructure (Barcelona, Toledo, Aleppo).[Praemium Erasmianum Foundation, Nov. 10, 2010]last_img read more

Wellard Shrinks Debt with the Sale of MV Ocean Shearer

first_imgAustralia’s largest livestock exporter Wellard Limited is on track to complete its recapitalization program having secured a term sheet to sell the MV Ocean Shearer.  One of the main reasons behind the sale of the giant vessel has been its underutilization, according to Wellard Executive Chairman John Klepec.“The Ocean Shearer has been predominantly deployed in the South America-Turkey trade route, which has twice been closed suddenly, leaving Wellard with fixed financing and overhead costs but without revenues,” he added.The world’s largest purpose-built livestock vessel is being bought by Livestock Transport & Trading Co KSC, a Kuwaiti publicly listed company, controlled by Al Mawashi Limited, which trades in Australia as Kuwait Livestock Transport and Trading Company (KLTT) and which is one of the largest exporters of sheep from Australia to the Middle East.As such the Ocean Shearer will be assigned to the Australia–Middle East trade route, benefiting Western Australian farmers andother businesses in the related supply-chain.The vessel has the capacity to transport 20,000 cattle or 75,000 sheep or a combination of both and is suited to trans-hemisphere routes. In addition, the vessel’s fodder capacity is 3,000 t.The 2016-built vessel will be sold for USD 53 million. Wellard intends to apply approximately USD 42.3 million to reduce the company’s debt to USD 16.7 million.“The remaining USD 10.7 million will be retained as cash for operations, significantly strengthening Wellard’s working capital position,” the company said.“The sale of the MV Ocean Shearer cuts Wellard’s financial debt to very manageable levels while crystallizing value from an under-utilized vessel in our fleet,” Klepec said.“Given our comparable sized vessel, the MV Ocean Drover has completed three times the number of voyages as the MV Ocean Shearer in 2019, it makes financial sense to release value and reduce debt from an under-utilized asset, adding AD 15.8 million to our cash reservesand reducing our annual debt servicing by USD 8 million.”Klepec added Wellard’s high debt load, which had become a millstone around its neck, would be consigned to history on the successful settlement of the transaction, enabling the company to focus on charter utilization and running its vessels efficiently.The vessel sale leaves Wellard’s fleet right-sized to three vessels, two owned and one exclusively leased.“The company can now focus exclusively on maximizing earnings and profits from the company-owned MV Ocean Drover and MV Ocean Ute, and the long-term chartered MV Ocean Swagman,” Wellard explained.Over the past year, Wellard has been busy with the recapitalization efforts through asset sales. In October, the company got a nod for the sale and leaseback of Ocean Swagman to Heytesbury Holding Company. At the time, the company said that the unit would be sold at a price of USD 22 million.The transaction also includes a bareboat charter of the 7,850 DWT livestock carrier back from Heytesbury to Wellard immediately upon completion of the sale.last_img read more

Take back bad pupils, schools told

first_imgNZ Herald 18 July 2013Figures raise concerns ministry is putting on pressure to accept potentially dangerous students.More than 100 schools that kicked out students for bad behaviour, including arson, physical assaults and drug use, have been made to re-enrol the same students again.From 2003 to 2012 there were 163 incidences where a school was directed by the Ministry of Education to take back a student the school had previously excluded or expelled. In some cases primary school students were asked to leave following harmful or dangerous behaviour, including assaults on staff and classmates.The figures have raised concerns that schools are being pressured into accepting potentially dangerous students who shouldn’t be in mainstream education. Family First NZ, which received the figures from the Ministry of Education, said schools were pressured to ignore dangerous behaviour.“Schools are having no choice but to accept students who should not be in mainstream education at the moment,” said Bob McCoskrie, national director of Family First NZ. “The rights of children and teachers to be safe are being sacrificed in favour of the rights of students who place other children at risk.”However, principals associations have sympathised with the Ministry of Education, saying the measure is a rarely used last resort.The release of the figures comes after a high-profile backtrack last month by the ministry on the case of Paeroa Central School. It had instructed the school to re-enrol a 10-year-old who had assaulted a teacher and told other students he would “cut them up with a knife”.http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10899563last_img read more

Patrick John accepts Jack Warner’s resignation; open to contest the elections for presidency

first_img 164 Views   one comment Share Sharing is caring! LocalNews Patrick John accepts Jack Warner’s resignation; open to contest the elections for presidency by: – June 22, 2011 Sharecenter_img Share Tweet President of the Dominica Football Association Mr. Patrick John. President of the Dominica Football Association, Mr Patrick John has hinted his possible intentions to run for the presidency of the International Football Federation (FIFA), with the recent resignation of Austin Jack Warner.Warner reportedly resigned from his post in international football immediately, according to a brief statement from FIFA.Mr John says the Dominica Football Association has been an ally of Jack Warner for many years, and will continue to liaise with him for advice and counsel.‘If its open, my name is in there. But for another post on the board, I would go for that. Because I would rather see that the guys who have been with Jack building the Caribbean, let them be in the forefront. If they leave it open, then Patrick John jumps in. If they don’t leave it open, then I seek a position on the board’, says John.The world governing body for football said Warner’s resignation has been accepted, acknowledging his contribution to international football and to Caribbean football and in particular the CONCACAF Confederation.Mr John says in Dominica, Mr Warner has left his mark with the advent of the Football House Building and the FIFA Goal 2 project.‘This building was the first success, the Football house located here in Bath Estate. And when that project was successful, we had no problems when we applied for the second goal project. Even before we had plans settled, we just had an idea, we brought it to Jack, he said its approved. One of the things that Jack was really into was the welfare of the smaller countries’, says John.Mr John had some words to leave with Mr Warner, on his resignation.‘I would just like to tell him that he has been my friend and we will continue to be friends. I respect his decision to pull out from the football arena, but as a member of CONCACAF and CFU, I will still be in touch with him. I will continue to get his assistance and expertise in moving Dominica forward, as it relates to football,’ John concluded.The resignation was prompted by an allegation against the 67-year-old football supremo that he and former FIFA Presidential candidate Mohamed Bin Hammam had offered us$40 000 to national associations of the Caribbean Football Union (CFU).It is alleged that the moneys were paid to the CFU members in return for their votes in the FIFA Presidential Election on June 1st.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

Magath: Win showed Fulham’s desire

first_img Press Association But the visitors were not to be denied and in the 86th minute half-time substitute Rodallega flicked Holtby’s cross into the bottom corner. Magath revealed he has given his players two days off as a reward, saying: “You can imagine now how the players in the locker room are happy, happy and they forced me to give them two days off, so I have. They deserved it today.” Fulham’s happiness was Villa’s despair, with Paul Lambert’s side left looking nervously over their shoulders again after a third straight defeat. Lambert was left with little choice but to play Holt up front after the blow of Christian Benteke being ruled out for the season with a torn Achilles, while Gabriel Agbonlahor failed to recover from a stomach bug. Villa were also without key midfielder Fabian Delph after he picked up an injury. Lambert said: “We lost Fabian this morning and Gabby hadn’t recovered from the bug and throw (Karim) El Ahmadi into it – that’s a big chunk of our team. “Looking at the table and fixtures, there are some real hard games for everyone. You have to go and get over that line as quickly as you can. “I’d rather be in our position than a lot of teams. You have to look after yourself.” He said: “It was very important we won here after losing our last home game. I think today was our last chance for us to stay in the league. Therefore, it was a very difficult game and very spectacular. “We were one goal in front, there was an equaliser, and that was the situation last week that put us down. Today we came back and we fought. “Even the great chance for Lewis Holtby didn’t stop us. For us to win in the last five minutes is a signal to everybody that we are back in the league. Everyone at the game could see we want to stay in this league. “We have to win our games now. It doesn’t matter which team we play. We need to win three of the last games at least to stay in the league. We will fight every game. Today we have won and this win will give us confidence.” There was a feeling after Fulham’s home defeat by Everton last weekend that they were virtually condemned to life in the Championship. But they received vociferous support from their travelling fans at Villa Park and took the lead in the 61st minute when Richardson rifled in a shot from outside the area. It was a very open game, and it took Villa only nine minutes to find an equaliser as Grant Holt headed in his first goal for the club. Fulham looked certain to retake the lead when Lewis Holtby rounded Brad Guzan only to see Matthew Lowton pull off a miraculous clearance with virtually the whole of the ball over the line. Magath celebrated his first away win since taking charge of the Cottagers as goals from Kieran Richardson and Hugo Rodallega earned them a 2-1 triumph at Villa Park. Fulham remain five points adrift of safety with five games remaining after West Brom and Crystal Palace also won, but Magath believes the victory will give them impetus for their survival push. Felix Magath described Fulham’s victory over Aston Villa as their last chance to stay in the Barclays Premier League.last_img read more