Systems Technician

Experienced multi-skilled trades person for the position of Systems Technician; familiar with maintenance of commercial and residential refrigeration, air-conditioning, heating, ventilation, plumbing, and electrical systems. Also, ideally familiar with building automation systems.  Must be able to troubleshoot unscheduled equipment maintenance problems and perform scheduled preventive maintenance on all of the areas mentioned.  Able to work well with other multi-skilled trades people to help provide a safe and well maintained environment for the students, visitors, faculty and staff by professionally maintaining a multi-million dollar infrastructure of plumbing, electrical, and HVAC systems.  This position is part of a rotation that shares in after-hours on-call time with other members of the Systems Department.

Essential Functions:  

This position will work closely with and share responsibilities with others in the Systems Department team to do the following:

  • Perform scheduled and unscheduled maintenance and repairs of air conditioning equipment, hydronic pumps and distribution systems, and refrigeration equipment on campus.
  • Perform scheduled and unscheduled maintenance and repairs of heating, mechanical,  plumbing, and electrical equipment on campus.
  • Repair, adjust, maintain, or replace mechanical equipment such as pumps, motor  bearings and belts, blower assemblies, and exhaust fan filters.
  • Assist in the maintenance of steam, condensate, and hydronic distribution systems.
  • Ensure compliance with all applicable codes.
  • Perform routine replacement of specialty light bulbs, ballasts, switches and other basic electrical devices.
  • Assist as needed in the completion of general and routine maintenance tasks when additional support is needed from the general maintenance group.  This could include such tasks as cleaning out sewage and storm water lines or maintenance of outdoor lighting.
  • Develop and maintain working knowledge of the campus building automation system.
  • Complete assigned work orders regarding repair of lights, plumbing, and electrical.
  • Join after-hours on-call rotation with other members of the Systems Department.

Education and/or Experience: 

  • High School diploma or equivalent is required.
  • Associates Degree in HVAC, or other technical schooling preferred.
  • Certification in Refrigeration, Electrical License, or Plumbing License is desirable.
  • Four to six years of experience in the operation and maintenance of plumbing, electrical, refrigeration, and HVAC systems is preferred.


  • Able to work safely around hazardous situations, work with hazardous chemicals,  electricity, and around moving parts.
  • Able to troubleshoot and repair a variety of equipment using basic diagnostic  tools.
  • Possess good verbal and written communication skills. English language competency.
  • Computer literacy is useful and desirable.
  • Possession of a cell phone for receiving computer generated alarm texts

Physical Demands: 

  • Able to occasionally lift up to 80 pounds.
  • Must be in good health and be able to climb, grasp, pull, lift and crouch.
  • Must have high visual acuity.

Work Environment/Environmental Condition:

  • Able to work in hot and cold environments.
  • Able to climb ladders, work on roofs and work in tight mechanical spaces
  • Occasionally required to work in confined spaces using appropriate safety  procedures.

All of the essential job functions are subject to reasonable accommodation. All job  requirements listed indicate the minimum level of knowledge, skills and/or ability  deemed necessary to perform the job proficiently. This job description is not to be  construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements.  Individuals may be required to perform other job-related instructions as requested by the  supervisor, subject to reasonable accommodation. This position description is not all inclusive and may change at the option of the (supervisor or department head). Any  major change will result in the position being reviewed for reclassification.

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Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. 

Goshen College is an equal opportunity employer, committed to enhancing diversity across the institution. Goshen College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or any legally protected status. To protect the welfare and provide for the safety of the students, employees, visitors and resources of Goshen College, background checks are conducted by the Office of Human Resources on all new and re-hired employees.

About Goshen College

Goshen College is an affordable, nationally-ranked Christian liberal arts college in Northern Indiana known for leadership in intercultural and international education, sustainability and social justice. The college offers bachelor’s degrees in more than 65 areas of study, as well as select graduate degrees. Goshen enrolls approximately 950 students from 35 states and 23 countries and is recognized for its innovative, life-changing study abroad program (Study-Service Term) and exceptional educational value. The 135-acre tree-filled campus features a world-class Music Center and a Rec-Fitness Center for 14 intercollegiate athletic teams. The extended campus includes a 1,189-acre natural sanctuary (the Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center near Wolf Lake, Ind.) and a marine biology lab in the Florida Keys. Rooted in the historically peaceful Mennonite church and established in 1894, the college’s Christ-centered mission produces passionate learners, compassionate peacemakers, global citizens and servant leaders. The college’s doors are open to all, with students from 40 different Christian denominations and several world religions. Experiential learning, faculty mentors and strong friendships are significant community strengths for students.

The college is located in the heart of Elkhart County in Northern Indiana, just a couple of hours from Chicago, Indianapolis and Detroit.  Goshen was named the 2017 Indiana Community of the Year by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce for its amazing arts and entertainment, food scene, recreational opportunities, outstanding schools, affordable living, cultural diversity and entrepreneurial spirit. Learn more at

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