Maintenance Technician 1
Southern Methodist University Inc

Dallas, Texas


Hourly Rate Range:

Job Summary:

Perform maintenance functions requiring considerable skill and knowledge in campus facilities. Responsible for basic and routine repairs, preventive maintenance tasks, and maintenance documentation within the CMMS. Required to demonstrate basic working knowledge of proper safety procedures. Must demonstrate basic computer knowledge in order to utilize the CMMS.
Essential Functions:

  • Perform general maintenance functions, including but not limited to: repair/replacement of plumbing fixtures, light fixtures, doors and related hardware, windows and screens, floor covering, furnishing and fixtures, painting/finishing of surfaces, pouring/finishing concrete walks, etc.
  • Assist in processing maintenance requests (and related communication with customers), facilities inspections, assessing damages and the life per established procedures.
  • Maintain tools, equipment, vehicles and assigned work area in clean and safe condition.
  • Assist other maintenance staff in the completion of projects, response to emergency needs and the like.
  • Perform related duties as assigned or required to meet department & University goals and objectives.
  • Hang or Install pictures, bulletin boards, etc.
  • Other duties as assigned


Education and Experience:

A High School Diploma is required.

Minimum of two (2) years of general maintenance experience in building maintenance, renovation or construction setting is required. Previous work experience in a residential setting (college residence halls, hotels, apartments) is preferred.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Candidate must possess a TX driver license and have a clear MVR. Candidate must demonstrate knowledge of "in use" tools and equipment related to the field. Candidate must also be able to work under general supervision. Candidate must also have strong written, verbal, interpersonal and listening skills. Also, candidate must have strong time management, organizational and planning skills.

Candidate must possess basic knowledge of Word and Excel applications. Candidate is required to be flexible with work schedule for evenings and weekends. Schedules may be adjusted to accommodate coverage for 1st & 2nd shifts during weekdays and/or weekends for temporary or permanent shift schedules. Candidate is required to respond to emergency calls.
Physical/Environmental Demands:

Candidate must have ability to lift and carry objects weighing 75lbs without assistance. Ability to work from a ladder following safety guidelines. Must be able to bend over and work in cramped settings.
Deadline to Apply:

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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