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Parking Maintenance Specialist I - Parking Services

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville, TN

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Parking Maintenance Specialist I

Regular Full-time, Pay Grade MR4, $15.00 base

The Parking Maintenance Worker I performs preventative maintenance and repairs on equipment, parking lots, garages and transit facilities. All work is to be performed with an emphasis on sound maintenance practices and a development of skills while adhering to all safety procedures set-fourth by the University, the department and regulatory agencies (OSHA). The employee in this position will also be working special events at the University. The Senior Maintenance Worker contributes to the overall success of Parking & Transportation by performing other essential duties (for example: snow removal) and responsibilities as assigned. Employee must keep work site and maintenance shop clean and safe and check emails and work orders on a daily basis via computer and maintain inventory of required parts and materials.


Must be available evenings and weekends due to extensive maintenance and special events schedule for the UniversityOvertime is required.

Key Areas of Responsibility


ü  Conduct inspections, maintenance and repairs of spalling and expansion and compression joints in parking facilities

ü  Install and maintain parking wheel stops, speed bumps and parking and traffic signage

ü  Setup and break down road closures and construction-related parking and traffic closures

ü  Repair doors and door closures

ü  Paint parking facilities and streets (i.e., parking lot lines, traffic marking, crosswalks)

ü  Clean parking lots, garages and transit facilities

ü  Set-up and break down special events for the University

New employee expectations and opportunities:

ü  Self-motivated, dependable and the ability to work with minimal supervision

ü  Ability to understand verbal and written communication

ü  Expected to show initiative in prioritizing tasks and following through

ü  Ability to work in multiple areas to develop skill sets

ü  Supplied with constructive feedback to further growth and advancement

ü  Accomplishes department and organization goals by completing assigned duties


Required qualifications:

High School diploma or a minimum of one year of maintenance and/or service experience

Valid State of Tennessee Driver’s License

Must have knowledge of safe work practices, be in good physical health, and be able to perform moderately strenuous work activities.


Job Skills:

General working knowledge of mechanical equipment and tools. Painting, Basic computer skills (e.g., email and data input). Ability to work as an effective member of a team. Excellent customer service skills.

Preferred qualifications:

Previous parking facilities maintenance and painting, but not required. General Maintenance knowledge preferred. 

Job: Other Services Jobs
Primary Location: US-Tennessee-knoxville
Organization: Parking Services
Schedule: Full-time
Job Posting: May 14, 2024, 1:11:14 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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