General Maintenance Repairman

University of Southern Mississippi
June 12, 2023
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General Maintenance Repairman

The University of Southern Mississippi is currently accepting applications for the position of General Maintenance Repairman.

Position Details

Location Hattiesburg

118 College Drive Hattiesburg, Mississippi, 39406-0001 United States Division Residence Life Position Type Staff Employment Status Full Time Grant Funded No Salary Range 11.88 - 12.71 Pay Grade


Posting Close Date Open Until Filled

Job Summary Performs general maintenance repairs in residence halls, sorority houses, fraternity houses, and Cedarbrook II apartments in the Department of Housing and Residence Life.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Replaces damaged ceiling tile and floor tile. Paints and patches walls, ceilings, and doors as instructed. Selects, cuts, trims, and processes lumber as specified using hand and power tools and woodworking machines.

  • Repairs drains, lavatories, flush-valves, fixtures and pipes as instructed. Installs bathroom and shower room accessories such as towel bars, soap dispensers, tissue holders, and clothes hooks.

  • Repairs wire, switches, outlets, lights and equipment as instructed. Assists in replacing air condition grills, filters and HVAC equipment, and supports departmental housekeeping personnel as needed.

  • Performs general maintenance as instructed and after hours, weekend or break and holiday on-call responsibilities as needed.

  • Repairs or replaces doors, door closures, and door locks.

  • Assists in moving, relocating and set-up of furniture, and performs other duties as assigned.

  • Minimum Qualifications High school diploma or general education degree (GED) and one year related experience. Mississippi Driver's License.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Familiar with various tools, machines, and procedures used in maintenance trades.

  • Safe use of measuring devices, and and power tools such as drills, saws, planers, drillpresses as well as screw drivers, wrenches, pliers, and hammers.

  • Safe use ofUniversity vehicles, golf carts, and personnel lifts

  • Ability to read and understand written work order(s)

  • Ability to understand and complete verbal requests

  • Ability to manage own time

  • Ability to solve minor work-related issues

  • Preferred Qualifications Prefer 3 years of work experience in similar or related field of work, familiarity with computer based time clock and familiarity with maintenance work order systems.

    About The University of Southern Mississippi The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) is a comprehensive public research institution delivering transformative programs on campuses in Hattiesburg and Long Beach, at teaching and research sites across the Mississippi Gulf Coast, as well as online. Founded in 1910, USM is one of only 131 universities in the nation to earn the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education's "R1: Doctoral Universities - Very high research activity" designation, and its robust research enterprise includes experts in ocean science and engineering, polymer science and engineering, and large event venue safety and security, among others. USM is also one of only 37 institutions in the nation accredited in theatre, art and design, dance and music. As an economic driver, USM generates an annual economic impact of more than $600 million across the state. USM welcomes a diverse student body of more than 14,000, representing 71 countries, all 50 states, and every county in Mississippi. USM students have collected four Truman Scholarships and 37 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships, while also leading Mississippi with 27 Goldwater Scholarships, an honor that recognizes the next generation of great research scientists. Home to the Golden Eagles, USM competes in 17 Division I sports sponsored by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). For more information, visit www.

    As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer/Americans with Disabilities Act institution, The University of Southern Mississippi encourages minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities to apply.

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