Maintenance Technician

Job Summary

The Maintenance Technician is responsible for performing routine building maintenance tasks in the following areas; general maintenance, painting, minor repairs, carpentry, electrical, plumbing and general cleaning.

The position works on-site in Jackson, MS and reports to the Deputy Director of Facilities Management. Regular work hours are from 7:30am – 4:00pm with a 30-minute unpaid lunch break.

Job Duties

  • Perform minor repairs and /or replacement of electrical fixtures, devices, and appliances as required
  • Perform minor repairs and/or replacement of plumbing fixtures, valves, and other devices as required
  • Perform carpentry work as required to repair windows, doors, hardware, screens, and furniture
  • Assist in setting up for campus events
  • Assist Grounds Department by blowing off sidewalks, picking up limbs, emptying trash receptacles, pressure washing and other duties involving grounds maintenance
  • Observe and report, through the work order system, any and all defects, deterioration, and wear and tear on the facilities
  • Assist other shop employees in the performance of day to day duties and responsibilities
  • Other duties as assigned by the Deputy Director of Facilities Management


  • High School diploma or GED
  • Some college or technical school or degree desired
  • Three years’ experience in the care and maintenance of similar facilities; or any combination of education, training, or experience
  • Ability to work within the overall organization of Facilities Management and work with skilled and unskilled personnel and administrators
  • Strong oral and written communication skills and be able to follow oral and written instructions. Ability to express ideas effectively and concisely
  • Must be willing to seek training to enhance or learn new skills
  • Must be accessible and available in the event of emergencies or when needed to meet the ongoing missions of the College
  • Must possess and maintain a valid Mississippi Driver’s License

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to lift, push, and/or pull minimum 50 lbs
  • Ability to climb ladder and step ladder
  • Must be able to bend at waist, sit, kneel, lie horizontally, climb, walk, and reach as job may require

Application Procedure

Interested applicants should email a current resume and a letter of interest to [email protected].  Please write “Maintenance Technician – General” in the subject line of the email. No phone calls please.

Please provide three references who may be contacted about your experience and past performance as part of the application process.

About Millsaps

Millsaps College is a selective institution of higher education located on 100 beautiful acres in the heart of Jackson, the capital of Mississippi — a progressive southern metropolitan city of nearly half a million. Millsaps is dedicated to academic excellence, open inquiry and free expression, the exploration of faith to inform vocation and the innovative shaping of the social, economic and cultural progress of the region. The college was founded in 1890 by members of the Methodist Church and is consistently ranked as one of the best values in higher education.

Millsaps has an enrollment of approximately 750 students and employs 80 full-time faculty members. The faculty/student ratio at Millsaps is 1:9, and the average class size is 14. Millsaps has graduated 25 Fulbright Award recipients, seven Rhodes Scholars, six Goldwater Scholars and two Truman Scholars. Millsaps is a member of the NCAA Division III and Southern Athletic Association and competes in 18 intercollegiate sports.

EEO Statement

Millsaps College values diversity within our students, faculty and staff, and strives to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people. Millsaps College does not discriminate in employment on the bases of race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected status in accordance with applicable federal, state and/or local laws.

All offers of employment will be contingent on successful completion of a background check and verification of employment. Salary will be commensurate with experience. Millsaps College provides a competitive benefits package.

It is the policy of Millsaps College to provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities for employment. If you require any accommodations to participate in any part of the hiring process, please contact [email protected].

Additional Information

In compliance with the amendments to the federal Clery Act concerning annual security reports, all potential job applicants are free to view Millsaps College’s annual Campus Crime Statistics here.

The only national liberal arts college in Mississippi, Millsaps College has consistently been ranked a “Best Buy” among national liberal arts colleges by U.S. News and World Report‘s America’s Best Colleges and is cited as one of Loren Pope’s 40 Colleges That Change Lives. It was the first institution in Mississippi with a Phi Beta Kappa chapter, and is the only institution in Mississippi ever to be listed in The Fiske Guide to Colleges.

Millsaps is a member of the ACS and NITLE, and has an AACSB accredited business school. In accordance with Federal law, we are making available our Campus Security Report to all prospective employees. Millsaps is located in Jackson, the capital of the state. The Jackson area has a population of around 400,000 and offers low cost-of-living, excellent schools, pleasant climate, and many recreational opportunities.

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