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General Maintenance Repair Person with Plumbing Experience

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(posted 1/10/24)

Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia is seeking qualified candidates for a general maintenance repair person with strong plumbing experience. 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 installations, inspections, preventive maintenance, cleaning, adjustment, repair, and replacement of plumbing, heating, water, gas, fire protection, and sewage 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. This role 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, and minimum of three years of plumbing experience. Additional education requirements include advanced knowledge of plumbing lines; general knowledge of heating, air conditioning, steam, condensate, and chilled water lines and carpentry; basic knowledge of safety checks and minor repairs to vehicles and small equipment; and knowledge of and demonstrated skill in use of materials and tools used in general maintenance and advanced plumbing work. Position requires full range of body motion, including lifting/carrying up to 50 pounds; abilities to operate motorized equipment and hand and power tools; and ability to work indoors and outdoors in varying environments. Candidates must have excellent communication skills, basic computer skills, and a valid United States driver’s license with minimal violations. Applicants must also be self-starters, team players, and have 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 University is dedicated to academic excellence, creativity, belonging, and preparing students for lives of purpose. Hollins provides an outstanding and academically rigorous undergraduate liberal arts education for women and entrepreneurial and innovative graduate programs for all in a gender-inclusive environment. The university promotes opportunities for research, study abroad, and leadership training, and offers real-world experience through global internships supported by an extensive alumnae/i network.

An equal opportunity employer, Hollins fosters diversity and inclusiveness 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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