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Job Details: Assistant Physical Plant Director

Job Title:

Assistant Physical Plant Director

Submitted on:

October 26, 2021


Commensurate with experience

Start Date:



12 month, non-exempt

Job Summary:

Performs routine preventative maintenance on equipment and assists skilled maintenance workers in repairing machinery, plumbing, physical structures and electrical wiring fixtures.



Ability to understand the following directions as given. Two years maintenance experience. Must have current Oklahoma State driver’s license. Ability to read labels and instruction for proper use of chemicals and equipment. Ability to use a variety of hand power tools. The ability to lift 60 pounds, ability to work from ladders or raised platforms.

Required: Two years maintenance experience


• Bends and cuts conduit, cuts wires and drills holes in wall, floors or ceilings for electrical connection.
• Connects wires to motors, fixtures and other electrical equipment, replaces switches and fuses, and splices wires and insulates wires with friction tape, if not required by a certified electrician.
• Bends, cuts and threads pipe, cuts opening in walls, ceiling and floors for pipes and seals pipe joints.
• Dismantles machine or equipment, replaces defective parts and motors and adjusts feed mechanisms.
• Performs routine maintenance on machines, such as cleaning and lubricating shafts, pulleys, gear and bearings, using rags, brushes, grease gun and oil can.
• Cuts out and joins parts for worktables, benches, shelves and other furnishings, using hand-tools and materials, such as saws, hammers, nails and screws.
• Paints walls, ceilings or fixtures of building. Assists university painter in preparing surfaces for painting and pre-masking of paint areas.
• Replaces filters and belts in building equipment rooms.
• Cuts lawns, using power mowers.
• Trims and edges around walks, flower beds and walls, using clippers, weed eaters and edging tools.
• Prunes shrubs and trees to shape, removes dead growth, using shears, saws and power trimmers.
• Sprays lawn, shrubs and trees with fertilizer, insecticide, and grass and weed killer.
• Performs campus rounds, on weekends, when assigned, checking to ensure water systems, sewer systems, and building equipment is operating properly.
• May perform a variety of other duties to include moving of furniture, material, and equipment.
• Must have a strong work ethic and lead by example.
• Must be a professional, credible and respected representative of the institution internally and in the community
• Demonstrated willingness and ability to act ethically and socially responsible
• Must be able to lift more than 50-lb. objects; frequent bending, stooping, and walking.
• Can be exposed to a variety of weather conditions for periods of time.
• Ability to communicate in a courteous manner
• Other duties as assigned by Vice President of Operations or designee.

The omission of specific statement of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.

Applicant Must Submit:

  • Letter of Application
  • Resume
  • Three References, current addresses and phone numbers
  • All College Transcripts (unofficial)
  • Completed Consent & Disclosure form for pre-employment background check (available here)
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All OPSU applicants must also submit a completed Consent and Disclosure form for a pre-employment background check. Forms are available below.

OPSU conducts background checks for applicants being considered for employment. Background checks include a criminal background check and sex offender registry check. For certain positions, there may also be a financial (credit) background check and/or a Motor Vehicle Registry (MVR) check. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication or adverse financial history information alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

OPSU is an AA/EE/E-Verify employer committed to diversity.

Oklahoma Panhandle State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, and veterans status in its programs and services.

The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:

  • Rene Ramon, Section 504/ADA (disabilities),
    Office ML 107B, Telephone: 580.349.1556;
  • Dana Collins, Discrimination (race, color, national origin, age, and veterans status), Title IX (sex),
    Office: SL 125, Telephone: 580.349.1574.

For additional information and/or to respond, contact:

Oklahoma Panhandle State Univ.
Office of Human Resources
P. O. Box 430
Goodwell, OK 73939
Telephone: 580-349-2611
Fax: 580-349-2302
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