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General Maintenance Repair Person

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(posted 10/14/22)

Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia is seeking qualified candidates for a general maintenance repair person. Scheduled hours are Mon.-Fri., 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. with additional hours as needed. Maintenance employees are eligible for health and life insurance; vacation, sick, and holiday pay; extended year-end holiday pay; retirement plan; and tuition assistance benefits.

This position provides general maintenance and repair services to buildings, fixtures, utilities, and vehicles; performs inspections, preventive maintenance, cleaning, adjustment, repair, and replacement of mechanical and plumbing systems; fuels, maintains fluid levels, and conducts general safety inspections of campus vehicles; and repairs and maintains gym exercise equipment and other mechanical devices on campus including bleachers, sprinklers, fire alarms, and generators. Other duties include changing HVAC filters and performing small, light carpentry projects. Additionally, this maintenance repair person oversees the university key system including record-keeping, making new and replacement keys, and installing and replacing door hardware. This position also makes repair arrangements, orders equipment and supplies, and keeps maintenance records.

Successful applicants must have a high school diploma or equivalent; minimum of two years of general maintenance experience; general knowledge of maintenance of carpentry items and heating, air conditioning, steam, condensate, and chilled water lines; basic knowledge of safety checks and minor repairs to vehicles and small equipment; full range of body motion including lifting/carrying up to 50 pounds; abilities to operate motorized equipment and hand and power tools; ability to work indoors and outdoors in varying environments; excellent communication skills; and a valid United States driver’s license with minimal violations. Must also be a self-starter, team player, have basic computer skills, and ability to understand and follow directions.

Employment applications may be obtained here and should be returned via e-mail to or via fax to 540-362-6571. Once the selected candidate accepts a contingent employment offer, criminal history and motor vehicle background checks will be conducted.

Hollins is an independent, liberal arts university offering undergraduate education for women and selected graduate programs for men and women. Founded in 1842 as Virginia’s oldest chartered women’s college, Hollins provides abundant opportunities to students for research, study abroad, and leadership training, and provides access to real-world experience through internships around the globe supported by an extensive alumnae/i network.

Hollins is an equal opportunity employer and is strongly committed to promoting diversity and inclusivity at every level of the university. Persons of all genders; persons with disabilities; persons of all racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds; and first-generation college graduates are encouraged to apply.

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Hollins is an independent liberal arts university dedicated to academic excellence and humane values. Hollins University offers undergraduate liberal arts education for women, selected graduate programs for men and women, and community outreach initiatives. The Hollins curriculum and cocurricular programs prepare students for lives of active learning, fulfilling work, personal growth, achievement, and service to society.

The Hollins community sustains talented students engaged in challenging study, and productive scholars and artists devoted to teaching and to the advancement of knowledge. Experiential learning, study abroad, and internships enhance the academic program. The hallmarks of a Hollins education are creativity and effective self-expression, problem solving and critical thinking skills, and independent inquiry and the free exchange of ideas.

Hollins nurtures civility, integrity, and concern for others, encourages and values diversity and social justice, and affirms the equal worth of women and men. Our university motto, Levavi Oculos, calls us to leadership and service in accord with the Hollins values and traditions.

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