General Services Technician
Southern Methodist University Inc

Dallas, Texas


Hourly Rate Range:

Job Summary:

This is manual work in the performance of unskilled and semi-skilled tasks of a physically demanding nature. Work involves, but is not limited to the performance of duties, which are of a routine nature and are performed with some degree of independence. Tasks include but are not limited to: general requests for service, refuse/recycling collection, snow/ice removal, routine pickups/delivery tasks, and emergency response.

Required to drive a truck and other vehicles like boom lifts, backhoes, forklifts, bobcats, etc.

Must be available to work nights, weekends, holidays to support events as needed, i.e. Commencement, and athletic events. Works under general supervision. Explicit instructions need be only given on new, non-routine, or unfamiliar procedures.

Essential Functions:

  • Clean and maintain pools and fountain equipment.

  • Performs general laboring tasks in operating cardboard balers, moving bales, and cleaning parking centers.

  • Operates boom lift, forklifts, and other light equipment.
  • Unloads and moves materials, supplies, furniture, equipment and trash.
  • Performs related work as required.
  • Inspect, schedule and perform pressure-washing as needed.
  • Perform CMMS (computerized maintenance management system) duties.
  • Other duties as assigned


Education and Experience:

A high school diploma, or equivalent, is required for this role. 1-2 years of work experience is required, preferably in related field/trade.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal communication is a must. Candidate should have a strong customer service orientation and be good in problem solving, time management, and project management. Must have solid planning and organizational skills and have a superior attention to detail.

Candidate must posses a Drivers License and have a clean driving history (MVR). Must have training/license to operate light to medium heavy trucks, forklifts and moving equipment.

Candidate must have the ability to use a variety of small power tools and lighting equipment. The candidate will operate trucks, up to 3 tons. Must have thorough knowledge of the materials, supplies, equipment and practices used in the trade. The ability to recognize minor maintenance needs, including those needed for vehicles and other equipment, is desired. Must be able to understand and carry out oral and written instructions.

Basic knowledge of MS Word and Excel and the ability to manage CMMS is preferred.

Physical/Environmental Demands:
  • Bend, Squat, Stand
  • Crawl, Climb, Kneel
  • Walk for long distances
  • Reach above shoulders
  • Handle objects (dexterity)
  • Push/Pull; Carry/Lift up to and over 50 lbs
  • Exposure to excessive noise
  • Around moving machinery
  • Exposure to marked changes in temperature or humidity
  • Exposure to dust, fumes, gases, radiation, and microwave
  • Drives motorized equipment
Deadline to Apply:

This position is open until filled.

COVID Vaccination

SMU must comply with President Biden's Executive Order (EO) 14042 requiring those that receive federal contracts and their employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless they apply for and are granted an exemption for religious or medical reasons.

For more information regarding this requirement, please visit our website.
EEO Statement:

SMU will not discriminate in any program or activity on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, or gender identity and expression. The Executive Director for Access and Equity/Title IX Coordinator is designated to handle inquiries regarding nondiscrimination policies and may be reached at the Perkins Administration Building, Room 204, 6425 Boaz Lane, Dallas, TX 75205, 214-768-3601,

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