Posting Number: SRGV3818
Number of Vacancies: 1
Location: Edinburg, Texas
Department: Campus Facilities Operations
FLSA: Non-Exempt

Scope of Job:
To provide entry level skills in the performance of a variety of trades required for the maintenance, repair, and operation of University facilities and equipment. Responsible for the assisting in the installation, operation, and the routine repair of University facilities and grounds.

Description of Duties:
• Performs routine generalist’s duties in the building, grounds, custodial and maintenance departments of the physical plant.
• May also include assisting skilled trades in larger projects
• Assignments may include duties associated with, but not limited to, basic electrical/electronic, plumbing, HVAC, painting, carpentry, masonry, utility, air conditioning, grounds keeping, custodial, and manual and general labor assignments and duties.
• May perform custodial level cleaning as needed.
• May be regularly switched from job assignments on an as needed basis that require basic skill levels and physical requirements consistent with the trade, skill, and or duty being performed.
• May require irregular working hours / split shift and “on call” basis.
• Performs other duties as assigned.

Supervision Received:
General direction from the assigned supervisor.

Supervision Given:

Required Education:
Completion of 6th Grade. Ability to read English well enough to comprehend Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) on cleansers, chemicals, and other containers, and to understand work orders, complete time cards, and receive oral and written work directions.

Preferred Education:
Completion of related vocational training in a related trade.

Valid Texas state driver’s license or ability to obtain within six weeks of hire and approved drivers rating as established by the UT System.

Required Experience:

Preferred Experience:
Experience in building construction, mechanical utilities, or maintenance trades, including grounds and custodial maintenance.

Basic knowledge of the tools and equipment common to electrical, plumbing, carpentry, grounds, custodial and other general trades.

Working Conditions:
Needs to be able to successfully perform all required duties. Requires constant exposure to outside environment. Some work in restricted spaces, exposure to dust, extreme heat, and hot, dry, wet, cold conditions. Some duties and working conditions may create bodily strain and discomfort. May be required to carry a two-way radio and/or pager and must be available on an “on call” basis. Must have a flexible work schedule for evenings, weekends, holidays and overtime. Must be physically able to perform all essential functions and duties of the job. Requires stooping, bending, kneeling, walking, lifting, and carrying of heavy objects to perform job duties. Requires moving, lifting, carrying, pushing, and pulling of heavy furniture, equipment, trash cans, boxes, files, filing cabinets, and other objects weighing up to 50 lbs. when working alone and 100 lbs. with help. Must be able to climb step ladders and maintain balance to clean and wash windows and lighting. Danger of falls, electrical shock and burns, chemical hazards, and other hazards and conditions inherent to the trade and or duty assigned. This position will be subject to a pre-employment physical.


Physical Capabilities: N/A
Employment Category: Full-Time
Minimum Salary: Commensurate with Experience
Posted Salary: Commensurate with Experience
Position Available Date: 09/05/2019
Grant Funded Position: No
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EEO Statement:
UTRGV is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer that strives to hire without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information or veteran status. UTRGV takes affirmative action to hire and advance women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Dear Applicant,

Human Resources will not be held responsible for redacting any confidential information from the documents you attach with your application. The confidential information includes the following:

*Date of Birth

Please make sure that you omit this information prior to submission. We are advising that Human Resources will be forwarding your application to the department as per your submission. The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley reserves the right to discontinue accepting applications prior to the stated close date of this position, after meeting the posting requirement of three (3) calendar days.

If you have any questions, please visit our Careers site at for detailed contact information.

Additional Information:
UTRGV is a distributed location institution and working location is subject to change based on need.

All UTRGV employees are required to have a criminal background check (CBC). Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Substitutions to the above requirements must have prior approval from the Chief Human Resources Officer.

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