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Maintenance & Operations
Contact & Hours

Maintenance and Operations
(818) 947-2301
6:00am to 3:30pm




Maintenance & Operations



Will Karrat
Director, College Facilities

The LAVC Maintenance and Operations (M&O) Department is dedicated to maintaining a safe, clean, and accessible educational environment.  Maintenance work is defined as that work necessary to keep all existing campus facilities in good repair and operating condition. This work includes maintaining, operating, and the repairing of utility systems; i.e. electricity, water, gas, heat, ventilation, air conditioning, plumbing, sewage systems, and elevators. It also includes maintaining and repairing basic components of campus buildings and grounds; i.e. foundations, walls, roofs, stairs, ceilings, floors, floor coverings, wall covering, doors, windows, hardware, lights and ancillary facilities. Maintenance and repairs to equipment are limited to equipment that is part of the infrastructure of a facility such as built in exhaust hoods, vehicle lifts, pumps, air compressors etc.  Instructional and non-instructional equipment, other than student desks, are not maintained, repaired or replaced by the department.

This definition also manages the LACCD Bond project as it relates to the LAVC portion of the Bond.  This includes new work and alterations; i.e. constructing and modifying  buildings and grounds, providing decorative treatment to buildings and grounds, attaching items to buildings, and extending or modifying utility systems.  The M&O Department provides input to each bond project to ensure energy efficiency, standardization of building systems, adequate utility infrastructure, safety, and sustainability is maximized.

Services Provided

The following is a summary of services provided by the Maintenance and Operations Department and their respective descriptions.

Facilities Repair and Maintenance

Maintain and repair the building systems, utility infrastructure, exterior lighting, and exterior spaces (walkways, roadways and parking areas).  Provide keys and access cards to all staff personnel.  Planning and coordination of construction and rehabilitation projects on campus.

Custodial Services

Custodial services for academic and administrative building on campus. Services are generally performed when spaces are unoccupied in order to minimize interference with academic and residential activities. Special event coverage is scheduled on an as needed basis. Routine janitorial services such as washing and waxing floors, cleaning carpet, dusting, replacing lights and trash removal.  Maintain recycle containers and collect the recycle material. 

Grounds maintenance

Routine maintenance of trees, shrubbery, laws, sidewalks, streets and parking lots as well as snow removal and ice control. Provide pest control.

Moving Request

Moving of furniture and equipment should be approved and coordinated through the appropriate Dean or administrator, who in turn routes the written requests to the Maintenance and Operations Office. All special requests should be given as much advance notice as possible.

Facility Emergencies and Routine Work Orders

All facility emergencies (for example, major water leaks, utility outages, sewer backups, building security, immediate safety hazard, vandalism, fallen trees, obstructed roads/sidewalks, gas odors, or any situation that is a major impact to campus facilities/environment) should be called directly to the  Maintenance and Operations office at x2301 between 7:00 AM and 4:30 PM Monday through Friday and x2911 between 4:30 PM and 7:00 AM Monday through Friday and  on weekends and holidays, giving pertinent information as to the emergency and specific location of the problem. The service is available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.

A work order should be submitted electronically for non-emergency interior and exterior repairs to buildings including painting, electrical, plumbing, and general repairs, etc.

Environmental Health and Safety

Maintenance of a safe environment for the campus community through safety training and inspection, hazard prevent and control and emergency response services. Services provided are code enforcement, chemical information, chemical disposal, medical waste disposal, recycling (paper, cardboard, plastic, glass, ink cartridges and batteries, monitor and supervise the fire alarm system.

Central Plant

Operate and maintain the Central Plant which provides heating and cooling to 70% of our campus facilities using the EMS (Energy Management System).  The rest of the campus facilities have their individual heating and cooling systems which we maintain/repair.