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Kirkwood Community College Electro-Mechanical Technician 1 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Electro-Mechanical Technician 1

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Electro-Mechanical Technician 1


$23.95 Hourly


Cedar Rapids, IA

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Full-Time Board-Approved


Facilities & Public Safety

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To advance the college’s mission, vision, principles, values and strategic initiatives through continuous improvement decisions.


Under limited supervision, apply knowledge and skills of a Journeyperson in the installation, service and repair of a variety of electro-mechanical equipment (e.g., refrigeration, H.V.A.C., pneumatic controls and lighting) as well as light-duty plumbing, electrical, and general carpentry work. The home base for this position(s) is Kirkwood’s main campus, located SW Cedar Rapids. Position(s) involves limited night, weekend and on-call coverage.


  • Advocate for Continual Improvement- empowering each other to identify opportunities for excellence.

  • Collaborate with Mutual Accountability- working together with a willingness to take ownership and account for our actions.

  • Champion Service- anticipating needs and create a welcoming, diverse, and inclusive environment.

  • Perseverance- commitment to excellence even in the face of adversity or delay in achieving success.

  • Lead- regardless of title, through positive influence.


  • Regular and consistent attendance at work.

  • Operate, repair and perform preventative maintenance on boilers, chillers, air handlers and other electro-mechanical devises.

  • Troubleshoot, repair and calibrate electric, electronic and pneumatic circuits, controls and controlled devices using testing equipment such as volt ohmmeter, ammeter, flowmeter, pressure gauges, voltmeters, etc.

  • Perform general maintenance duties such as, but not limited to: repairing electrical malfunctions and installing new equipment; assembling, installing, and repairing pipes, fittings, and fixtures of heating, water, and sewer systems.

  • Perform general construction duties such as electrical, plumbing, and general construction.

  • Conduct routine preventative maintenance duties.

  • Conduct routine life safety inspections and maintenance.

  • Operate any of the following types of equipment: workshop tools, tractors, skid loaders, dump truck, trailers, backhoe, end loader, lifts, pallet forks, and other related equipment.

  • Must maintain compliance with required trainings as designated by supervisor.

  • Monitoring of building HVAC controls

  • Climb and balance on ladders, stairs, scaffolding, ramps, poles, etc. up to 25 feet to perform work assignments as required.

  • Collaborate when needed with co-workers to complete assignments.

  • Maintain and submit written or oral reports to the Manager/Director as required.

  • Operate equipment such as plows, snow blowers, salt/sand spreaders, as well as shovels in the winter months to remove snow and ice from roads, parking lots and walkways.

  • Perform assigned task as a member of the Emergency Response and Control Team.

  • Perform other duties as may be assigned.

  • Shift differential- Additional hourly compensation may be provided for hours worked outside of the normal business hours which are generally considered first shift, Mon – Fri. (Approximately $2.00 per hour outside the normal business hours of 7:00am – 5:00pm, Mon. – Fri.)


  • Be able and willing to always represent the College in the most positive manner with prospective, former and current students, clients, suppliers and the community we serve.

  • Safely perform scheduled maintenance.

  • Establish and maintain good working relationships with coworkers and supervisory personnel.

  • Be willing and able to provide proper customer service to students, faculty and staff at Kirkwood.

  • Working knowledge of electrical, carpentry, plumbing, and other crafts.

  • Be able to perform all job duties in a group setting or while working alone.

  • Willing to work a flexible schedule on nights and weekends as needed

  • Knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety precautions in the job involved.

  • Understand and follow oral and written instructions.

  • Learn the computer system that controls both the heating and cooling of all campus buildings

  • Welcome, value, and nurture people of all backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences, as well as support and promote an environment that accepts differences.

The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the essential job duties/responsibilities and performance expectations of the job, which should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned.


Light to medium work. Position involves exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally (10?33%); up to 20 pounds frequently (34?66%); and up to 10 pounds constantly (67?100%) to move objects. Physically able to perform constant (67?100%) and routine stooping, bending, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting and grasping. Occasional (10?33%) crawling and kneeling.

Potentially subject to bio?hazardous waste; chemical waste; moving mechanical parts; electrical current; working on scaffolding and high places up to 25 feet; atmospheric conditions that may affect the respiratory system or the skin; fumes, odors, dusts, mists, gases or poor ventilation; noise; and vibration; and inside and outside environmental conditions.

Person in this position must satisfactorily complete Kirkwood's Blood Borne Pathogens training because of the potential exposure risk to blood or body fluids. Must satisfactorily complete Kirkwood's CPR/First Aid training and Right?to?Know program as a member of the Emergency Response and Control Team.


  • High school diploma or equivalent required.

  • 1-3 years of building maintenance experience.

  • Knowledge of Facilities HVAC, Electrical and Plumbing systems.

  • Ability to work under physical/environmental demands.

  • Valid driver’s license required.


  • Associates degree preferred.

  • 3-5 years of building maintenance experience

  • HVAC, Plumber or Electrical Licenses


Kirkwood Community College shall not engage in nor allow unlawful discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment. This includes all employment practices, hiring practices, and unwelcome harassment of applicants or employees based on race, color, national origin, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, genetic information or actual or potential parental, family, marital status or veteran status. If you have questions or complaints related to compliance with the policy please contact the Vice President of Human Resources at Kirkwood Community College, 313 Kirkwood Hall, 6301 Kirkwood Blvd., SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404, Telephone: 319-398-5572, Email: or the director of the Office for Civil Rights U.S. Department of Education, John C. Kluczynski Federal Building, 230 S. Dearborn Street, 37th Floor, Chicago, IL 60604-7204, Telephone: (312) 730-1560 Facsimile: (312) 730-1576, TDD (800) 877-8339 Email:

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Kirkwood Community College


6301 Kirkwood Blvd SW Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 52404