Job Description

Zone Maintenance Mechanic (Facilities Management)
Danville, KY, United States of America


Centre College is a premier national liberal arts college that serves approximately 1,400 students and provides a supportive community and a flexible, personal academic path to a meaningful life and career. Founded in 1819, Centre accomplishes its goals in an atmosphere of caring and respectful relationships among faculty, students, and staff. The College has an endowment in excess of $420 million and an operating budget of more than $65 million.

Centre welcomes and supports diversity. The College strives to create an environment where differences are celebrated, where individuals can exchange ideas and share in the richness of mutual experiences. Please view our Statement of Community.

Located in Danville, KY, the historic, picturesque 150-acre campus is 30 miles from Lexington, in the famed Bluegrass Region of Central Kentucky.

For information concerning the College, visit our web site at


Job Skills / Requirements

Assist in the general operations and maintenance of the assigned buildings. Individual will report to the Maintenance Superintendent.


Essential Job Functions:

  • Perform electrical maintenance such as changing ballasts, resetting breakers, electrical troubleshooting and replacement of fixtures, switches, outlets and similar electrical components;
  •  Repair windows, window screens, mini blinds, door locks ceiling tiles, drywall;
  • Troubleshoot heating, air conditioning, refrigeration, plumbing and electrical systems to correct problems or seek assistance and work with a specialist technician for larger problems;
  • Develop and execute preventive maintenance program for the optimum operation of all building systems;
  • Basic carpentry skills for repairing doors, furniture, cabinets, beds:
  • Responsible for individual hand tools and college supplied tools and machinery;
  • Repair or replace defective washers, stems flush valves, faucets, clear clogged drains and sewer lines;
  • Work with all trade areas to keep all facilities in the best operating condition possible;
  • Individual is required to be on-call on a rotating basis, as needed;
  • Demonstrates an appreciation of and commitment to further an inclusive culture for those of diverse backgrounds such as ability, age, class, ethnicity, faith, gender, neurodiversity, race and sexual orientation;
  • Enforce and adhere to Standard Safety precautions. Attend all mandatory training;
  • Facilities Management provides critical services to the college to ensure the safety of the students, faculty, and staff.  Facilities employees are critical personnel, which requires us to be present during inclement weather and all other emergencies.


Marginal Job Functions:

  • Contribute to the overall success of the department by performing all other essential duties and responsibilities as assigned.


Education and Experience

High School diploma or GED equivalent required.  Valid driver’s license required.                     


Knowledge and Skills

Ability to communicate verbally and in writing. Ability to follow instructions, work independently and responsibly with minimum supervision. Knowledge in use of hand and power tools. General mechanical aptitude and the ability to solve mechanical problems. 


Physical Requirements:

Ability to lift heavy weights, sometimes overhead.  Ability to work from ladders and scaffolding, as well as, in confined areas for extended periods of time. Mobility on campus necessary. Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs. independently.



Interested applicants must apply through the Centre College Human Resources site at Employment at Centre | Centre College (with a cover letter, resume, and list of references).  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until filled.  For full consideration, application materials must be submitted online by February 7, 2023. 




Education Requirements (Any)

High School Diploma or GED equivalent

Additional Information / Benefits

Benefits: Medical Insurance, Life Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Paid Vacation, Paid Sick Days, Paid Holidays, Short Term Disability, Long Term Disability, 401K/403b Plan, Educational Assistance

This job reports to the Maintenance Superintendent

This is a Full-Time position 1st Shift, Weekends, occasional evenings and weekends.

Number of Openings for this position: 1