Maintenance Apprentice

Job Details

Posting Number:


Job Title:

Maintenance Apprentice

Type of Employment:

Regular Full-Time

Work Location:

Murray, KY

Employment Term:

12 Months

Position Type:

Staff - Non-Exempt (Hourly)


Bldg and Equipment Maintenance

Summary of Job Duties and Responsibilities:

Maintain and make improvements to facilities on campus. Assist various trade shops in Facilities Management with general maintenance work. Assigned tasks may include work rotations in the following areas: moving, plumbing, carpentry, painting, electrical, HVAC, and Central Plant.

Minimum Education Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent

Minimum Experience and Skill Requirements:

  • One-year experience in basic maintenance or trades, including use of common tools and equipment, or two years of vocational training.
  • General knowledge of skill trades such as carpentry, plumbing, painting, electrical, and/or HVAC.
  • Must possess memory for oral and written directions.
  • Must be able to follow instructions and carry out tasks assigned.
  • Knowledge of safe working procedures.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license and meet the requirements to operate a university vehicle

Posting Date:


Open Until Filled:


Special Instructions to Applicants:

This position will be required to work to provide critical services during University holidays, closures, and other emergencies, as needed. Critical services refer to the units that ensure the continuation of key operations and services that directly relate to the security, safety, and/or physical operation of the University (including services to students). Critical services employees will be required to report to work unless their supervisor advises otherwise.

Hourly Rate:

$11.20 (Additional pay dependent upon qualifications)

Work Hours:

  • Shift work – 40 hours per week
  • Occasional overtime may be required

Physical Demands:

  • Must be able to lift 50 pounds
  • Working in extremely hot and cold weather
  • Must be able to climb ladders and work off of scaffolding
  • Must be 18 years or older


For 100 years Murray State University has served students from the region, the nation and the world. Founded in 1922, the University has grown from an enrollment of 202 students to 9,500 today. Murray State blends educational opportunities found at research institutions with collaborative interactions among students, faculty and staff found at smaller universities.  Students receive personalized attention from supportive faculty and staff as the University offers a 16:1 student-to-faculty ratio.


Murray State University places our highest priority on student learning and excellent teaching, blending the range of educational opportunities often experienced at research institutions with the nurturing student-teacher interactions usually found at smaller universities.  Murray State embraces diversity in the workplace and values attracting, developing and maintaining a diverse, high-quality faculty, staff, and student body. The University endeavors to create and promote a culturally diverse community to be accepting of and sensitive to diversity in its many varied forms. Murray State has been continuously accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) since 1928. 

Recent Accolades: 

  • U.S. News & World Report (32 consecutive years as a top-tier university) and top 10 in south region for Top Public Schools, Best Value and Best College for Veterans 
  • Washington Monthly Best Bang for the Buck
  • G.I. Jobs Military Friendly School 
  • Forbes Best Employers List



Located in the west Kentucky region, Murray State is a public, comprehensive University with four colleges (business; science, engineering and technology; humanities and fine arts; education and human services)– and two schools (agriculture; nursing and health professions).  The University's 236-acre main campus is located in Murray, Kentucky and offers undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs, professional instruction, as well as continuing education programs. Faculty and staff of Murray State University have access to a comprehensive benefits package including health insurance, retirement, tuition waivers, paid holidays, vacation and sick time, as well as many other benefit offerings.


The city of Murray, located in Calloway County, offers a low cost of living, low property taxes, and a four-season climate. Murray has a friendly, small-town atmosphere with locally-owned specialty shops and restaurants, an acclaimed community theater, art guild and award-winning public schools. The area is home to Kentucky Lake and Land Between the Lakes, a 170,000-acre National Recreation Area, which offers a wide-range of activities and amenities for residents and visitors alike. Located in close proximity to major cities and nearby access to Interstate 24, Murray is just a few hours from Nashville, St. Louis, Louisville and Memphis. 

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