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Maintenance Assistant

Rate of pay: $13.50/hour

Work location: Iowa Memorial Union

What you will learn

You can expect to learn skills such as time management, conflict resolution, balancing priorities, managing finances, interpersonal communication, customer service experience, and working with people from diverse backgrounds and working as part of a team.  Although your job in the Division of Student Life may not be directly related to your future profession, the skills you learn here will help you in your chosen career path and give you valuable work experience to strengthen your resume.

Basic job function

Assist the Facilities Mechanic in the performance of a variety of maintenance-related tasks.  Act as back-up Manager on Duty (MOD) in place of Facility Coordinators and/or to assist with general IMU functions.


  • Perform general maintenance and repair work on facilities and equipment including plastering, carpentry, plumbing, HVAC, and painting.
  • Performs equipment checks on maintenance equipment. Notify Facility Manager of any concerns.
  • Respond to building emergencies (i.e. security alarms, building evacuation, personal injuries, etc.).
  • Other duties as assigned (furniture moving and assembly, assisting Event Set-up Crew, shop cleaning, load and unload trucks).


  • UI Student during academic year.
  • Previous experience in a maintenance capacity highly preferred.
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds.
  • Experience or comfortable doing construction work using hand tools.
  • Meet Fleet Safety requirements to be able to drive.
  • Ability to work independently on maintenance related projects.

Training requirements

  • IMU Student Orientation
  • Emergency Response Staff
  • Ladder Training
  • Aerial Lifts
  • Breaker resetting

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