Student: Maintenance Technician

Job description

Job Title:

Student: Maintenance Technician

Requisition Number:


Department Name:

3J5SE: Student Employment

Work Location:

Lexington, KY

On Campus/Off Campus:

Off Campus

Salary Range:

$15.30 – $17.85 per hour

Type of Position:


Position Time Status :


Hours per Week:

40 hours per week
Mon-Fri, 8am-4pm (Some Weekends Required)

Job Summary:

You must be a current UK student to apply to this position.

The Maintenance Technician repairs and maintains the physical structure of a multi-unit elderly apartment community building. It is responsible for areas of the building, living units, and outside the property.

Essential Functions:

  • Paints and repairs structure with the use of carpenter’s tools.
  • Responsible for maintaining equipment for performing maintenance and service.
  • Diagnose property malfunctions, replace and repair parts, then test to make adjustments.
  • Perform regular preventative maintenance on machines, equipment, and plant facilities.
  • Use a variety of hand and power tools, electric meters, and material handling equipment in performing tasks.
  • Detect faulty operations, defective material and report those and any unusual situations to proper supervision.
  • Perform a variety of plumbing maintenance and carpentry functions.
  • Comply with safety regulations and maintain clean and orderly work areas.
  • Set up and tear down resident events.
  • Maintain safety of the structure from weather options using removal equipment such as a snow blower or power brush.
  • Comply with state and federal regulations and with HIPAA Security Policies and Procedures.
  • Other duties as assigned or needed.

Duties & Responsibilities:
  • May be required to accept overtime if need exists weekly.
  • On-call on a rotating basis for the Nursing Home component of campus.

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities:

Skills & Abilities:

  • Knowledge of occupational hazards and safety precautions.
  • Skill in operation of power and manual tools.
  • High level of problem solving skills to arrive at a solution and justify short-term solutions.
  • Skill in operation of light and heavy equipment.
  • Ability to wok varying shifts, weekends, and holidays.
  • Ability to work extended hours outside in varying weather conditions.
  • Ability to perform heavy manual labor.
  • Ability to paint and prepare surfaces for paint.
  • Ability to effectively handle lifting of various objects weighing up to 50 pounds without assistance, or 80 pounds with assistance.
  • Ability to operate various types of tools and equipment safety and efficiently.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, residents, agencies, and the public.
  • Ability to follow written and verbal instructions.
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
Experience and Education Requirements:
  • 2 years of experience in the field with a demonstrated ability to complete minor electrical and plumbing repairs.
  • High school Diploma or GED

Deadline to Apply:


University Community of Inclusion:

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.

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Job No:
Posted: 12/19/2020
Application Due: 1/21/2021
Work Type: Full Time