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Maintenance & Shipping Assistant - College of Veterinary Medicine

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Maintenance & Shipping Assistant
College of Veterinary Medicine

The College of Veterinary Medicine invites applicants to apply for the position of Maintenance and Shipping Assistant, located within Hospital Operations.  This position exists to assist Maintenance Specialists, assist with small, non-skilled task and work orders, change HVAC air filters, assist with trash, recycling, and general clean-up, and fills in for Shipping and Receiving when needed.


Typical Responsibilities:

  • Assists Maintenance Specialist with projects and work orders while learning trades such as plumbing, HVAC and electrical. Works on work orders such as hanging pictures, changing bulbs, moving furniture, mowing, and other non-skilled work. Helps clean and organize maintenance shop and air handlers.
  • Changes HVAC filters on a regularly scheduled basis as directed by the Foreman and Facilities Director. Maintains accurate log of dates and types of filters changed.
  • Assists with trash and recycling. Helps maintain appearance of UTCVM such as picking up trash, blowing leaves, and general clean-up around the interior and exterior of the building.
  • Fills in as needed in Shipping and Receiving. This includes receiving, sorting, documenting, and delivering packages, both perishable and non-perishable, assisting Central Supply staff as needed, and delivering in-house mail.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or GED and 1 year of general work experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Vocational or technical training in a maintenance or facilities-related field.

The Veterinary Medical Center is operational 24 hours a day, 7 days per week, and 365 days per year. Occasional weekend, evening, and holiday work is required of this position.

Job: Other Services Jobs
Primary Location: US-Tennessee-knoxville
Organization: Veterinary Hospital Administration
Schedule: Full-time
Job Posting: Apr 15, 2024, 12:55:49 PM


Working at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Founded in 1794, the University of Tennessee is one of the nation’s oldest and most storied public universities. Based in Knoxville, Tennessee’s flagship land-grant institution includes the statewide Institute of Agriculture and the Space Institute in Tullahoma. The university embodies excellence in teaching, discovery, scholarship, research, creative activity, outreach, and engagement. Known as the Volunteers, we lead with a spirit of selflessness, empathy, and courage, and strive to be champions for diversity, equity, and inclusion

UT Knoxville is a Research 1 university with 11 academic colleges and more than 900 programs of study. With an enrollment of more than 30,000 students, our academic programs are repeatedly ranked top in their class. The university co-manages Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the country’s most prominent national lab, driving innovation in advanced manufacturing and materials, national security, and more. We are closely connected with our communities through outreach and extension efforts across Tennessee and through partnerships with non-profits, corporations, and industries—regionally, nationally, and around the globe.

The city of Knoxville is nestled in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. The modern, thriving community is surrounded by gorgeous lakes and hundreds of miles of walking, hiking, and biking trails. Situated along the banks of the Tennessee River, our beautiful features an eclectic music scene, internationally recognized festivals, unique restaurants, and a robust offering of diverse cultural activities. Knoxville is located within a day’s drive of Atlanta, Nashville, Asheville, Charlotte, Louisville, Cincinnati, Memphis, Chicago, and Washington D.C.

Knoxville and the surrounding counties have a population of more than 850,000 people. The region houses many leading corporations and organizations, including Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Pilot/Flying J, the Tennessee Valley Authority, and Regal Cinemas, along with HGTV, Food Network, and other networks owned by Discovery Inc.

As a member of the UT family, you will be surrounded by top-notch faculty, staff, and students from around the world. You will be part of a diverse campus community that is passionate about changing the world and cheering for the Vols on game day.

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