Job Details

Job Title:         General Maintenance  

Reports To:     Assistant Director of Facilities 

Status:              Full Time, Hourly Staff (40 hrs/wk)


Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Maintains and services various areas of the College, including plumbing, painting, carpentry, plastering, cementing, repairs to flooring and tile
  • Requires the ability to drive a vehicle to visit job sites
  • Performs maintenance and repairs to buildings
  • Will be required to answer emergency calls
  • Requires indoor and outdoor work
  • Weekends and overtime work are required to support college events, activities and emergencies.
  • Requires assisting with snow removal in inclement weather
  • Effectively interact with staff, students and faculty
  • May require walking long distances, standing for extended periods, twisting, bending, reaching and kneeling
  • Assist with event set ups and break downs
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Minimum 3-5 years’ experience in maintenance related functions
  • Take direction from the supervisor
  • Ability to read and write in English, do basic math and follow instructions
  • Ability to read blue prints preferred
  • Ability to make working sketches
  • Work in a collaborative manner as part of the site team
  • Relate professionally with vendors, residents and co-workers
  • Communicate effectively with people from diverse backgrounds
  • Use maintenance, trade and testing equipment and tools
  • Comply with college policies and procedures
  • Flexible to change work plans
  • Maintain a professional personal appearance
  • Must have valid NYS driver’s license
  • Oversee work progress of vendors or outside contractors
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds without assistance
  • Swimming pool operator experience is preferred, but not required
  • Organization

    Mount Saint Mary College was ranked a Top-Tier Regional University (North) by U.S. News & World Report, and is on the federal President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.

    Founded by the Sisters of Saint Dominic in 1960, the Mount has been an academic presence here in Newburgh since 1883. The college's roots in education, and in the training of educators, go even further back to the 14th century and Saint Dominic.

    We offer our students an affordable liberal arts education with 50 academic programs and 3 graduate degree programs. Our strong programs in business, education, the health professions, media arts and the social sciences are linked to high career growth fields. Mount students excel in their chosen fields by selecting internships and study abroad experiences that add dimension and value to their education.

    Location. Newburgh, New York. The Mount is conveniently located in the Mid-Hudson Valley, midway between New York City and New York's capital city, Albany. The Mount is in Newburgh in Orange County, New York, on a beautiful campus that overlooks the western banks of the Hudson River. It's less than a mile from the intersection of the New York State Thruway and Interstate 84, and just a few blocks from entrance to the Newburgh side of the Beacon-Newburgh Bridge. The Mount is also easily accessible by plane, with Stewart Airport just minutes from campus. The Mid-Hudson Valley offers a scope of unparalleled natural beauty in a landscape of mountains, river and forest. Hiking, biking, walking, swimming, mountain climbing, skiing, snowboarding, and our park activities offer so many ways to explore the natural environment.

    Enrollment/Student Body Profile. Our student body is made up of 2,700+ students representing over 16 states and several countries. 1,800 are traditional undergraduate students.

    Academic Programs. The Mount offers 50 undergraduate programs leading to a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree. Our collaboration programs offer you a chance to earn a bachelor's degree, plus an advanced degree with schools like Fordham University, Pace University, and New York Medical College. The college also offers master's degrees in education, business, and nursing.

    Faculty. Students learn from our faculty, the majority of whom hold a Ph.D. or the highest terminal degree in their field. Our Student/Faculty Ratio is 17 students:1 faculty member.

    Average Class Size. 21 students

    Freshman Class Size. Approximately 450 students

    Athletic teams. The Mount offers Men's Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Lacrosse, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, and Track and Field, and Women's Basketball, Cross Country, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, and Volleyball.

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