Maintenance Technician 2
Southern Methodist University Inc

Dallas, Texas


Hourly Range:

$20 per hour

About SMU

SMU's more than 12,000 diverse, high-achieving students come from all 50 states and 90 countries to take advantage of the University's small classes, hands-on research opportunities, leadership development, community service, international study and innovative programs. The University offers a strong foundation in the humanities and sciences and undergraduate, graduate and professional degree programs through eight schools.

Now in its second century of achievement, SMU is increasingly recognized for the ways it supports students, faculty and alumni as they become ethical leaders in their professions and communities. On the most beautiful college campus in the country, SMU Mustangs are energized by unbridled opportunities - from teaching, learning and research to creativity, performance and athletic endeavor.

About the Position:

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 or equivalent is required.

A minimum of two (2) years of general maintenance experience in the building maintenance, renovation or construction setting is required. Previous work experience in a residential setting (college residence halls, hotels, apartments) is preferred.

Candidate must Must posses TX driver's license and clear MVR.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Candidate must demonstrate knowledge of tools and equipment related to the field. Candidate must have the ability to work under general supervision. Candidate with knowledge of CMMS is desired. Candidate must possess basic knowledge of Word and Excel applications

Candidate must demonstrate strong interpersonal and verbal communication skills, with the ability to communicate broadly across the University and develop and maintain effective relationships with a wide range of constituencies. Must also demonstrate strong written communication skills.

Candidate must possess strong problem-solving skills with the ability to identify and analyze problems, as well as devise solutions. Must also have strong organizational, planning and time management skills.

Physical and Environmental Demands:
  • Bend and crawl
  • Reach above the shoulders
  • Squat, climb and handle objects
  • Stand
  • Walk for long distances
  • Pull/Pull
  • Carry/lift over 50 lbs
Deadline to Apply:

Open until filled.

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,


SMU offers staff a broad, competitive array of health and related benefits. In addition to traditional benefits such as health, dental, and vision plans, SMU offers a wide range of wellness programs to help attract, support, and retain our employees whose work continues to make SMU an outstanding education and research institution.

SMU is committed to providing an array of retirement programs that benefit and protect you and your family throughout your working years at SMU and, if you meet SMU's retirement eligibility criteria, during your retirement years after you leave SMU.

The value of learning at SMU isn't just about preparing our students for the future. Employees have access to a wide variety of professional and personal development opportunities, including tuition benefits.

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