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

4 ways marketing is exactly like comedy

first_img 22SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Heather Anderson Heather Anderson is co-founder of OmniChannel Communications, a marketing company that serves fintech and asset/liability management firms. Previously, she was executive editor of Credit Union Times. She has more … Web: www.omnichannelcommunications.com Details The world is going to hell in a handbasket, so I’ve been spending my down time watching comedy. This week, I’ve watched Dying Laughing, a documentary on Amazon Prime Video, and Jerry Seinfeld’s new standup special on Netflix, Jerry Before Seinfeld.Both shows stress how difficult it is to be a comedian. “Pffft,” I replied to the screen. “Try a career in marketing.”And then I realized, marketing and comedy are exactly alike. Consider the following. The talented ones make it look easy.Seinfeld is an excellent example of this. After all, he became a household name writing a show about nothing. He doesn’t have a funny voice or created personality, he’s just a seemingly average guy making jokes about average people. But he’s not average; he’s a genius. Writing a show about nothing may sound easy, but it’s an incredibly challenging creative undertaking.In marketing, Apple achieves a similar feat. Apple’s marketing is so simple: oftentimes, just a black Apple logo on a white screen. There might be a photo of a new product and a few words. That’s it. To the untrained eye, it looks so simple anyone could do it. Many have tried to do the same but failed. Which brings me to the second reason marketing is just like comedy. If you’re bad, you’re really, really bad.There are few situations more uncomfortable than sitting through a terrible standup act. It’s possible to fake a smile and applaud a bad singing performance, but it’s physically impossible to convincingly fake laughter. What’s more, people who want to laugh but don’t get angry. They start to heckle. It’s a bad scene, man.Here’s another uncomfortable situation: being exposed to bad marketing. Most bad marketing is just stale, like the ineffective “now, more than ever …” line. Cringe worthy, but not uncomfortable. But sometimes, marketing falls as flat as a bad standup routine. I’m not a big fan of political correctness, but two campaigns this year from Sony and Nivea with blatantly racist messages and images were downright uncomfortable. Sony’s “white is coming” PlayStation Portable ads featured a white model menacingly grabbing a black model by the face. Nivea bungled a deodorant campaign by greenlighting a “white is purity” message. Both were heckled on social media and deservedly so. It’s sorcery.In Dying Laughing, Seinfeld describes comedy as magic, a real magic trick. Successful comedians have the power to change people’s emotions, and produce the physiological response of laughter. Successful marketing performs an even more remarkable feat. It sets the stage for, or even prompts people to, purchase something. Parting with a laugh is much easier than parting with hard earned dollars. Failure chips away at your soul.Comedians, like other performing artists, share big parts of themselves on stage. When a comedian bombs, the audience didn’t just reject some jokes, they are also rejecting a big part of the person. Now, marketing campaigns only have an element of artistry to them. Marketing is a means to an end, and that end is sales, not pure creative expression. That said, marketers don’t just build a campaign. They create it. That creativity does come from the soul, which is why it’s painful to see the mortgage brochure you lovingly created discarded in the gutter in front of your credit union. You don’t go home and curl up into a fetal position on your bed, like comedian Dave Attell did after his first stand up performance bombed, but it doesn’t feel good, either.Finally, a quote from Steve Harvey that describes comedy, but applies to the skill set required for marketing, and also sales.“You can take lessons to become almost anything: flying lessons, piano lessons, skydiving lessons, acting lessons, race car driving lessons, singing lessons. But there’s no class for comedy. You have to be born with it.”last_img read more

Bucksport girls collect wins in two events at EMITL meet

first_img Latest Posts Latest posts by Taylor Vortherms (see all) Taylor VorthermsSports Editor at The Ellsworth AmericanTaylor Vortherms covers sports in Hancock County. The St. Louis, Missouri native recently graduated from the Missouri School of Journalism and joined The Ellsworth American in 2013. EHS names new boys’ soccer coach – July 13, 2016 Biocenter_img Part 2: When the injury is inside your head, some “don’t get it” – July 26, 2016 Part 1: Invisible, incapacitating concussions are sidelining high school athletes – July 19, 2016 Sumner’s Barammee Janla sprints in the 55-meter dash at Saturday’s Eastern Maine Indoor Track League meet at the University of Maine’s New Balance Field House. Janla placed first in 6.71. PHOTO BY TIM SUELLENTROPEllsworth’s Brandon St. Germain competes in the long jump at Saturday’s Eastern Maine Indoor Track League meet at the University of Maine’s New Balance Field House. St. Germain placed second with a distance of 17-09.75. PHOTO BY TIM SUELLENTROPSumner’s Sally Lockhart competes in the high jump at Saturday’s Eastern Maine Indoor Track League meet at the University of Maine’s New Balance Field House. PHOTO BY TIM SUELLENTROP123PreviousNextORONO — Bucksport’s Mavis Taungatu’a and Natalie Coleman led their team to a fourth place finish at the Eastern Maine Indoor Track League meet on Saturday at the University of Maine’s New Balance Field House.Taungatu’a placed first in shot put with a distance of 32-09.75. Coleman placed first in the 2-mile run in 13:34.54 and second in the mile in 1:08.10.The Bucksport girls finished the days with 48 points. Ellsworth placed sixth of seven teams with 20 and Sumner seventh with eight. Orono won with 84 points, with Old Town close behind with 83.For the boys, Sumner placed fifth of seven teams with 32 points. Ellsworth was sixth with 30 and Bucksport, seventh with 11. Old Town won with 120 points, with Orono trailing in second place with 86.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textFor the Bucksport girls, Sydnie Howard contributed a second-place finish in the triple jump with 27-02. Howard also placed third in the 55-meter hurdles in 9.95.For the Bucksport boys, Skyler Fraga placed first in the 1-mile in 5:06.37.For the Sumner boys, Christian Kimball placed first in the 55-meter hurdles in 9.77. Baramee Janla placed first in the 55-meter dash in 6.71 and second in the 200-meter dash in 23.67.For the Sumner girls, Emily Martin placed third in the 55-meter dash in 8.43.For the Ellsworth girls, Elizabeth Perry placed second in shot put with 30-09.50, and Olivia Lounder placed third in the 1-mile in 6:14.99.For the Ellsworth boys, Brandon St. Germain placed second in the long jump with 17-09.75.last_img read more