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Maintenance Generalist II


Perform maintenance service and repair work involving the skills of two or more maintenance or craft occupations to keep machines, mechanical equipment, or the structure of an establishment in repair.  Duties may involve plumbing, pipe fitting; boiler making; insulating; welding; machining; carpentry; painting; plastering; machine servicing; repairing electrical or mechanical equipment; installing, aligning, and balancing new equipment; repairing buildings, floors, or stairs; or vehicle servicing.  Knowledgeable in the procedures and safety measures in area(s) of specialty.  Familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within the field.  Rely on limited experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.  Perform a variety of tasks.  Work under general supervision.  Exercise a certain degree of creativity and latitude.  Typically report to a Maintenance Supervisor or Maintenance Manager.

Examples of Work

Job functions are specific duties that would be included in the essential functions of the job description.  These functions are not all-inclusive nor do they cover the full extent of the duties performed.

  • Inspect, operate, or test machinery or equipment to diagnose machine malfunctions
  • Dismantle machines, equipment, or devices to access and remove defective parts, using hoists, cranes, hand tools, or power tools
  • Perform routine maintenance, such as inspecting drives, motors, or belts, checking fluid levels, replacing filters, or doing other preventive maintenance actions
  • Diagnose mechanical problems and determine how to correct them, checking blueprints, repair manuals, or parts catalogs, as necessary
  • Repair machines, equipment, or structures, using tools such as hammers, hoists, saws, drills, wrenches, or equipment such as precision measuring instruments or electrical or electronic testing devices
  • Maintain or repair specialized equipment or machinery located in campus facilities
  • Assemble boilers at installation sites, using tools such as levels, plumb bobs, hammers, torches, or other hand tools
  • Assemble, install, or repair wiring, electrical or electronic components, pipe systems, plumbing, machinery, or equipment
  • Test and treat water supply
  • Clean or lubricate shafts, bearings, gears, or other parts of machinery
  • Adjust functional parts of devices or control instruments, using hand tools, levels, plumb bobs, or straightedges
  • Order parts, supplies, or equipment from catalogs or suppliers
  • Perform routine maintenance on boilers, such as replacing burners or hoses, installing replacement parts, or reinforcing structural weaknesses to ensure optimal boiler efficiency
  • Perform routine maintenance on electrical heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) equipment
  • Plan and lay out repair work, using diagrams, drawings, blueprints, maintenance manuals, or schematic diagrams
  • Install equipment to improve the energy or operational efficiency of residential or commercial buildings
  • Perform general cleaning duties of buildings or properties
  • Set up and operate machine tools to repair or fabricate machine parts, jigs, fixtures, or tools
  • Paint or repair roofs, windows, doors, floors, woodwork, plaster, drywall, or other parts of building structures
  • Train or manage maintenance personnel or subcontractors
  • Align and balance new equipment after installation
  • Provide groundskeeping services, such as landscaping or trash/debris removal
  • Operate cutting torches or welding equipment to cut or join metal parts
  • Record type and cost of maintenance or repair work
  • Inspect used parts to determine changes in dimensional requirements, using rules, calipers, micrometers, or other measuring instruments
  • Fabricate or repair counters, benches, partitions, or other wooden structures, such as sheds or outbuildings
  • Position, attach, or blow insulating materials to prevent energy losses from buildings, pipes, or other structures or objects
  • Estimate costs to repair machinery, equipment, or building structures
  • Grind and reseat valves, using valve-grinding machines
  • Design new equipment to aid in the repair or maintenance of machines, mechanical equipment, or building structures
  • Lay brick to repair or maintain buildings, walls, arches, or other structures
  • Operate University of Florida (UF) vehicles
  • Perform other duties, as assigned

Education and Experience

  • A high school diploma (or equivalent) and two (2) to four (4) years of experience in the field or in a related area
  • Appropriate vocational/technical training may substitute at an equivalent rate for the required experience

Licensure and Certification

Florida Class E operator (driver) license


  • Typically report to a Maintenance Supervisor or Maintenance Manager
  • Work under general supervision
  • Does not directly supervise
  • May lead and direct the work of others

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