Maintenance Utility Worker- Tupelo Campus


Tupelo, MS, US, 38804

Department:  Tupelo Campus - Operation & Maintenance (10003528)
Employee Designation:  Regular Full-time (Benefits Eligible)

Note for Current UM Employees

Current employees must apply internally via connectU >

Definition of Class

This position provides technical guidance to subordinate personnel; performs repairs and maintenance in University facilities to include plumbing, electrical, heating, air conditioning, refrigeration, painting, and mechanical duties. Incumbent ensure that proper repairs are done upon vacancy of facilities.

Examples of Work Performed

  • Performs repairs and maintenance in University dormitories and village units to include plumbing, electrical, heating, air conditioning, refrigeration, painting, and mechanical duties.
  • Picks up tickets requesting services and performs necessary repair work; prepares tickets on completed work showing date, type of repairs, and supplies or equipment used.
  • Conducts routine inspections of building and equipment rooms; checks and reports equipment malfunctions and takes corrective action as instructed.
  • Operates truck to pick up and deliver supplies and performs routine inspection and maintenance of vehicles.
  • Cleans, refurbishes, and paints University buildings and residential units.
  • Replaces malfunctioning units or parts and ensures the safe operation of equipment and facilities.
  • Reports potential hazards, which are beyond the scope of assigned duties.
  • Performs necessary custodial duties inside and outside of assigned buildings.
  • Cleans, services, and stocks supplies in University facilities.
  • Performs similar or related duties as assigned or required.

Essential Functions

These essential functions include, but are not limited to, the following. Additional essential functions may be identified and included by the hiring department.

  1. Performs manual labor such as moving furniture and equipment; arranging furniture, stages, and seating; and digging holes and ditches.
  2. Assists in the cleaning of grounds after special events and sweeps and cleans streets using hand tools.
  3. Makes minor repairs to streets including repairing and replacing signs.

Minimum Education/Experience

Ability to read, write, and understand basic instructions.




Incumbent must have a valid driver’s license.

Salary/Wage Information

To learn more about our pay structure and view our salary ranges, click here to visit the Compensation page of our Human Resources website. This link is provided for general pay information. Hourly rate or salary may vary depending on qualifications, experience, and departmental budget. Note: Unclassified positions (faculty, executives, researchers and coaches) do not have established salary ranges.


Interview Requirements: Any candidate who is called for an interview must notify the Department of Equal Opportunity/Regulatory Compliance in writing of any reasonable accommodation needed prior to the date of the interview.

EEO Statement

The University of Mississippi provides equal opportunity in any employment practice, education program, or education activity to all qualified persons. The University complies with all applicable laws regarding equal opportunity and affirmative action and does not unlawfully discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based upon race, color, gender, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, citizenship, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetic information.


Substitution Statement:
Related experience may be substituted for education, on a basis set forth and approved by the Department of Human Resources.

Background Check Statement

The University of Mississippi is committed to providing a safe campus community. UM conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.

Nearest Major Market: Tupelo