Maintenance Supervisor


University, MS, US, 38677

Department:  General Maintenance (10046639)
Employee Designation:  Regular Full-time (Benefits Eligible)

Note for Current UM Employees

Current employees must apply internally via connectU >

Definition of Class

This position supervises and coordinates the activities of a maintenance crew. The incumbent participates in and schedules response to work orders, assigns tasks to appropriate maintenance technicians, provides guidance support in completing assignments, performs and ensures routine preventive maintenance and inspections on machines, equipment, and facilities is completed.  

Examples of Work Performed

  • Supervises and participates in the replacement or repairing of plumbing fixtures (faucets, valves, fittings, bath & shower facilities, water heaters, and other related equipment). Removes worn, damaged, or leaking items.
  • Supervises and participates in the repair and alteration of existing secondary electrical circuits.
  • Supervises and participates in the service, repair or replacement of electrical appliances, motors, fuses, switches, and outlets in order to provide efficient and well maintained electrical service by selecting proper materials, reading electrical schematics, and using electrical instruments and hand tools.
  • Supervises and participates in the repair or replacement of facilities to include ceiling tiles, broken windows, floor tiles, or other similar carpentry type work.
  • Supervises and participates in the checking, resetting, and repairing of HVAC equipment.
  • Detects defective operations and estimates costs of all electrical, plumbing, HVAC, and boiler repair jobs.
  • Assists in supervising and scheduling preventative maintenance of machines, equipment and parts.
  • Maintains records of building systems and makes standard reports to supervisor regarding equipment repaired or replaced.
  • Supervises and coordinates the inspection and repair of new and existing building automation systems and fire safety systems. Ensures code compliance with applicable safety codes.  
  • 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. Supervises, trains, and coordinates the activities of a maintenance crew.
  2. Supervises and participates in completion of repairs and preventive maintenance functions for electrical, plumbing, HVAC, boiler, and facilities.

Minimum Education/Experience

High School Diploma or equivalent (GED).




Eight (8) years of experience related to the above described duties.




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.


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.

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