Preventive Maintenance Technician

Gaston College   Charlotte, NC   Full-time     Maintenance
Posted on June 10, 2022
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Gaston College is seeking to fill the following position: Preventive Maintenance Technician

Under the direction of the Director-Facilities Management and the Maintenance Coordinator, perform a variety of preventive and regular maintenance activities to effectively maintain College buildings, infrastructure, equipment, systems, and special projects.


  1. Assist with developing documents and establishing preventive maintenance plans for all facility equipment and utility systems, including, but not limited to electrical, plumbing, HVAC, and fire protection.
  2. Collaborate with maintenance personnel to perform regularly scheduled preventive maintenance tasks for all facility equipment and utility systems and recommend adjustments and/or improvements for the overall preventive maintenance program.
  3. Gather and maintain computerized information to optimize preventive maintenance and utilize computerized systems to plan, organize, and maintain an effective preventive maintenance program. 
  4. Accurately and timely collect equipment data and ensure data is recorded in a well-organized manner to be easily retrieved and utilized to facilitate the maintenance of all equipment.  
  5. Perform effective troubleshooting to identify hazards or malfunctions and repair or substitute equipment and/or systems as required. 
  6. Review manufacturer’s operation manuals to determine optimum frequency of preventive maintenance for systems and equipment and schedule maintenance as appropriate.
  7. In collaboration with the College’s safety department, conduct key safety inspections on a regular, established basis (e.g., monthly inspections of all fire extinguishers on all campuses) and ensure fire extinguishers are maintained properly. 
  8. Collaborate with external or subcontracted technicians and assist with tasks as required. 
  9. Operatera variety of material handling equipment including powered industrial equipment such as a forklift. 
  10. Adhere to all safety, health, and environmental policies and procedures including regulatory requirements related to OSHA, ADA, and EPA.
  11. Adhere to chemical management regulations in accordance with all safety guidelines listed on safety data sheets (SDS).  Ensure the proper use of personal protective equipment (PPE) at all times. 
  12. Serve on departmental and/or College committees as requested and needed.
  13. Maintain a high standard of professionalism in representing the College including confidentiality in all aspects of the position’s responsibilities and adherence to policies, procedures, and other established guidelines.  Adhere to professional accountability and accept responsibility for managing situations and problems.  Work cooperatively with team members and colleagues, contributing positively and constructively to the achievement of team and College objectives and provide a high level of service to customers by establishing and maintaining effective working relationships and partnerships. 
  14. Other duties as assigned. 



  • High school diploma or GED required.
  • Specialized vocation courses preferred.



  • At least 1 year of general maintenance experience in an institutional, commercial, or industrial environment required.  
  • General skills in HVAC, plumbing, carpentry, and preventive maintenance required.
  • Basic electrical maintenance experience and skills preferred. 
  • Strong technical, mechanical and problem-solving skills required.
  • Oral and written communication skills required.
  • Proficiency with basic computer software (e.g., word processing, email, and spreadsheets) required.
  • Must be able to read, interpret, and follow specifications, blueprints, manuals, and schematic drawings as needed.
  • Valid driver’s license required.
  • Fingerprinting required upon hire. 
  • Eligibility to obtain and maintain a Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) certification required. In addition to the standard background check, this position requires having a clear fingerprint-based criminal records search through the State Bureau of Investigation (SBI).