Maintenance Technician


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 performs routine preventive plumbing, electrical, carpentry, and HVAC maintenance. 

Examples of Work Performed

  • Inspects and performs routine preventive maintenance on machines, equipment, and parts.
  • Documents observations made and actions taken while inspecting machines, equipment, and parts.
  • Responds to maintenance emergency calls.
  • 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, reads electrical schematics and uses electrical instruments and hand tools.
  • Ensures the provision of an efficient and well maintained electrical service.
  • Inspects, cleans and resets boilers.
  • Inspects, repairs and replaces light fixtures, ceiling tiles, windows and floors, as needed.   
  • Performs routine carpentry work.
  • Repairs drywall/plaster and paint in guest rooms and public areas as needed.
  • Checks, resets, and repairs HVAC equipment.
  • Ensures all assigned tasks are in compliance with department, University, Southeastern Conference and NCAA rules and regulations.
  • 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 routine preventive maintenance on machines and equipment.
  2. Documents findings and actions resulting from preventative maintenance inspections.
  3. Responds to maintenance emergency calls.

Minimum Education/Experience

High School Diploma or equivalent (GED).




3yrs  experience related to the above described duties




Incumbent must have a valid driver’s license.

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


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.

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.

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