General Maintenance and Construction Lead

The Facilities department at Johnson University is seeking a qualified candidate for the position of General Maintenance & Construction Lead.  This position is a full-time hands-on position that works within a team of other trade leads in maintaining all University housing units and buildings.  The position would be responsible for overseeing full-time technicians and would include training and mentoring student workers as part of a department team.  Candidate must be experienced in carpentry and painting and have a general knowledge of other building maintenance trades.  Must have a genuine heart for kingdom work and be willing to train, mentor, and work with student workers.  Qualified applicants may submit a resume to .

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist Director with scheduling of campus commercial building & residential unit repairs and periodic maintenance tasks
  • Plan, organize workload, and oversee daily operations of General Maintenance & Construction department using the TMA work order system when applicable
  • Oversee training and management of all full-time hourly employees and work-study students assigned to area
  • Ensure assigned tasks are performed with quality and efficiency, maintaining state and local codes and standards
  • Order supplies and parts as required for daily operations while observing Johnson’s accounting policies
  • Coordinate maintenance work with our customers and other maintenance departments as needed
  • Coordinate and manage quality and efficiency of outside contractor work
  • Regularly perform general maintenance and construction projects tasks as needed to complete work orders and meet project deadlines

Other Duties and Responsibilities

  • Manage inventory of department tools, equipment, building supplies, shop supplies, and chemicals
  • While performing required work tasks, maintain compliance with all applicable health, safety, and environmental regulations standards and requirements, University policies, and best management practices
  • Participate in regular campus safety training sessions
  • Carry a university radio and cell phone while on duty to communicate with Director and the Plant office and respond to emergencies
  • Other duties as assigned

Knowledge and Skill Requirements

  • Experienced knowledge of and ability to use a range of construction equipment and tools
  • Experienced knowledge of and ability to perform routine carpentry, drywall, painting, cabinetry, wall & floor covering, window & doors, framing, roofing, siding, brick/block, and concrete maintenance and repair tasks
  • Able to read and comprehend manuals, technical data, and engineering prints and specifications
  • Able and willing to further education in specific requested areas of specialty
  • Able to analyze, organize, implement and coordinate a variety of work assignments
  • Able to communicate tasks to be accomplished to subordinates understandably and cordially
  • Maintain a professional, courteous, and helpful attitude when working with faculty, staff, students, and guests
  • General knowledge of MS Office and Outlook, and other computer functions

Desired Personality Traits

  • Integrity
  • Desire to do quality work
  • Attention to detail
  • Self-motivated
  • Organized
  • Effective time management skills
  • Flexibility–ability to work on multiple projects at one time


  • Professional behavior, speech, and attitude
  • Maintain shop area in a safe and clean manner
  • Willingness to mentor work-study students
  • Exemplify good stewardship of equipment, resources, and time

Working Conditions

  • Must be able to sit, stand, bend, kneel and reach in the normal operation of required tasks
  • Must be able to lift 50lbs routinely, climb ladders, and crawl in tight places without assistance
  • Must be able to work indoors and outdoors in all seasons
  • Duties may require exposure to stressful and/or dangerous emergency situations
  • Travel may be required for training
  • Use of lift equipment is required
  • Must be able to work with contact and exposure to industry-standard construction chemicals
  • Must be able to work within different industry normal air quality environments


  • Minimum of 6 years carpentry/construction experience and prefer college/technical degree
  • Prefer project management and employee supervisory experience
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Lift operators training certification (current or within 1 year of employment)
  • Prefer TN State General Contractor License

Equal Employment Opportunity Provider

Johnson University is a Christian university affiliated with Christian churches and churches of Christ. Its mission is to educate students for “Christian ministries and other strategic vocations framed by the Great Commission in order to extend the kingdom of God among all nations.” Accordingly, Johnson University seeks to hire and educate individuals who share its vision and core values to carry out that mission. Johnson University does not unlawfully discriminate in admissions, educational programs, or employment practices.

Johnson University does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, age, veteran status, genetic information, political affiliation, or disability–if such disability may be accommodated without undue hardship—in provision of educational opportunities, programs and activities, or employment opportunities and benefits, pursuant to the requirements of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and subsequent amendments to that act, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 and subsequent re-authorization of that act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and subsequent amendments to that act.

The University, however, reserves the right under those provisions to make certain employment decisions based on religion, marital status, or sex consistent with the University’s religious beliefs when establishing qualifications for certain positions. Further, as a Christian ministry, the University retains the right to select those who serve in ministerial positions, as that term has been defined by the courts in the context of the First Amendment to the United States Constitution, based on criteria established by the University without regard to Title VII, Title IX, or any other federal, state, or local law governing the employment relationship.