Posting Details

Position Information

Posting NumberSRGV3818Working TitleMAINTENANCE WORKER INumber of Vacancies1LocationEdinburg, Texas DepartmentCampus Facilities OperationsFTE1.0FLSANon-ExemptScope 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


Employment CategoryFull-TimeMinimum SalaryCommensurate with ExperiencePosted SalaryCommensurate with ExperiencePosition Available Date09/05/2019Grant Funded PositionNoIf Yes, Provide Grant Expiration Date Posting Detail Information

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.

Quick Link Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Are you a current UTRGV employee?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Are you now, or previously, employed by The University of Texas System or any of its institutions?
    • Yes - I currently am employed by the UT System or its institutions
    • Yes - I have previously been employed by the UT System or its institutions
    • No - I have never been employed by the UT System or its institutions
  3. * Please select your highest level of completed education.
    • 6th grade education
    • 10th grade education
    • High School Diploma or GED
    • Associates Degree, Technical, or Trade School Degree/Certification or 60 Hours of College Hours
    • Bachelors Degree from an accredited university
    • Masters Degree from an accredited university
    • Ph. D. or other terminal degree from an accredited university
    • None of the above
  4. * Please provide the field of study for your education:

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * Please indicate the number of years of full time work experience you have directly related to the position in which you are applying for:
    • Less than 1 year
    • 1 year
    • 2 years
    • 3 years
    • 4 years
    • 5 years
    • 6 years
    • 7 years
    • 8 years
    • 9 years
    • 10 years
    • Over 10 years
  6. * Do you meet the minimum requirements for this position?
    • Yes
    • No
Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Unofficial Transcripts
  4. Reference Letter 1
  5. Reference Letter 2
  6. Reference Letter 3
  7. Certifications and Licenses
  8. Training Certificates
  9. Other Document
  10. List of 3 References
  11. Unofficial Transcripts 2
  12. Unofficial Transcripts 3
  13. Letter of Interest
  14. Unofficial Graduate Transcripts
  15. Additional Document

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