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Maintenance Lead


University, MS, US, 38677

Department:  Student Housing (10001023)
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 facilities maintenance and repairs for university buildings. The incumbent performs routine preventive maintenance and repairs for facilities, plumbing, electrical, carpentry, and HVAC, and provides guidance and direction for the maintenance support staff.

Examples of Work Performed

  • Performs routine preventive maintenance for facility and equipment.
  • Responds to maintenance emergency calls.
  • Performs repairs to facility to include drywall/plaster, painting, carpentry, electrical, plumbing, HVAC or other repairs.
  • Replaces or repairs worn, damaged, or leaking plumbing fixtures.
  • Repairs and alters existing secondary electrical circuit.
  • Services, repairs, or replaces electrical appliances, motors, fuses, switches, and outlets.
  • Selects proper materials, and tools to maintain facility or make necessary repairs.
  • Repairs and replaces light fixtures, ceiling tiles, windows and floors, as needed.
  • Performs routine carpentry work.
  • Repairs drywall/plaster and applies touch-up paint in rooms and public areas as needed.
  • Checks, resets, and repairs HVAC equipment.
  • Purchases materials and tools to maintain facilities or make necessary repairs.
  • Detects facility maintenance needs and estimates cost of drywall/plaster, painting, carpentry, electrical, plumbing, HVAC or other repairs.
  • Maintains records of building systems and provides reports regarding facility maintenance and repairs.
  • Provides guidance and direction for maintenance support staff.
  • Trains maintenance support staff to trouble shoot basic maintenance issues and make repairs (i.e. HVAC reset, plumbing, replacing towel bars, drapery, etc.).
  • Performs similar or related duties as assigned or required.

Essential Functions

  1. Provides facilities maintenance and repairs for university buildings.
  2. Responds to maintenance emergency calls.
  3. Maintains records of building systems and provides maintenance reports.
  4. Provides guidance and direction for maintenance support staff.

Minimum Education/Experience

High School Diploma or equivalent (GED).
Five (5) years of experience related to the above described duties.
Must possess a valid driver’s license.

Salary/Wage Information

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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.

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: Oxford Mississippi