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Summer Maintenance Helper

Rate of pay: $13.31/hour

Work location: Currier Residence Hall

What you will learn

You can expect to learn skills such as time management, conflict resolution, balancing priorities, attention to detail, 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 Facilities, Mechanics, Environmental Systems Mechanics and Electronics Technicians with repairs and preventive maintenance.


  • Clean and service smoke detectors.
  • Change air filters.
  • Replace window air conditioners.
  • Clean cooling coils and equipment.
  • Repair window screens.
  • Assist in minor plumbing duties
  • Assist with fire panel checks.
  • Minor carpentry duties
  • Replace ceiling tile
  • Ability to climb and work off ladder when needed
  • Lube doors and windows.
  • Replace electrical receptacle plates. 
  • Assist in testing, maintenance and cleaning of low voltage electronics, such as card access cameras and fire alarms.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Must pass criminal background check.
  • A valid driver’s license and meet and maintain the University Fleet Safety Program driving standard is preferred.
  • Must be enrolled as a college student for Fall 2019 semester and provide documentation of registration
  • Must be able to move up to 50 pounds and stand for long periods of time.
  • Must be reliable and dependable.
  • Must be motivated self-starter and able to complete tasks in a timely manner with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to work outside, non-air conditioned, or construction areas.

Training requirements

  • Criminal Background Check upon hire
  • Driver’s License Check upon hire
  • Personal Protective Equipment Training for Facilities Students
  • Hazard Communication Training for Facilities Students
  • Minors on Campus

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