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MSU Facilities Management Zone Maintenance

Facilities Management Zone maintenance consists of a team of professionals dedicated to maintaining and improving facility conditions for the students, faculty, and staff. The primary goal of zone maintenance is to provide dedicated response for maintenance and repair with “ownership” of the zone residing with the team. If the team cannot repair or maintain something, the zone employees are responsible for getting in touch with the right trade for the job.

The campus is divided into three zones with maintenance personnel assigned from Facility Services, Custodial Services, Landscape Services, and Utility Services to perform the full range of maintenance and minor repairs within the zone.

Listed below are maintenance tasks typically performed by the Zone Maintenance Team:

ExpandRoutine actions

  • Cleaning
  • Exterior trash removal
  • Re-stocking
  • Dusting and mopping which includes
    • Upholstery
    • Interior windows
    • Restrooms
    • Offices
    • Classrooms
    • Public building areas
    • Entrance mats
    • Flooded areas, as well as snow/ice removal from building steps
  • Trash removal
  • Waste Handling and Recycling
  • Pruning, Trimming, and Mowing

ExpandMinor Maintenance

  • Lamp, Ballast, Switch, Receptacle, and Light Cover Replacement
  • Reset Electrical Circuits
  • Repair Building Clocks, Leaking Faucets and Sinks
  • Repair/Unstop Toilets, Urinals and Sinks
  • Re-attach Stair Railings
  • Perform Locksmith Services
  • Replace stained or missing ceiling tiles, baseboards, and floor tiles
  • Hang Bulletin Boards, Window Blinds, Pictures and Plaques
  • Assist with HVAC calls and Calibration of Thermostats
  • Repair Water Coolers (minor)

ExpandPerforming Preventative Maintenance and Other Periodic Maintenance

  • Filter Changes and Cleaning Coils
  • Sign and Banner Maintenance
  • Tree Maintenance
  • Pest and Weed Control
  • Parking Lot and Road Sweeping
  • Gutter Cleaning
  • Rooftop Cleaning
  • Drain Line Maintenance

ExpandExamples of services that are not performed by the Zone maintenance employees , but projects that the zone maintenance employees may assist in

  • Construction Projects
  • Complete Painting Projects
  • Landscaping Projects
  • Floor Stripping
  • Waxing or Buffing Projects
  • Mechanical System Installations
  • Major Repair Efforts
  • High Voltage Electrical Projects
  • Fire Alarm Maintenance
  • Sprinkler System Maintenance
  • Building Renovations.



Each Zone is staffed with technicians who are competent in their respective trades such as custodians, turf management, electricians, plumbers, and zone maintenance generalist/specialist. All members of the team are responsible for the zone they are assigned in and thus are expected to assist each other in carrying out all the maintenance requirements of the zone. Each Zone will be assigned a leader or Champion for that zone.

The leader/Champion will identify work, coordinate with the customer and employees in getting the work accomplished, and are responsible for “knocking down” roadblocks to success of the team.