Maintenance Assistant

Posting Details

Position Information

Job Title Maintenance Assistant
Department Parking Office
Full Time/Part Time Full-Time
Requisition Number S18041
Open Date 07/27/2017
Close Date
Salary Information


Work Schedule

This job usually is a 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday role. However, as necessary, may have to work some weekends and nights too.

Benefits Eligible Yes
Eligible for Overtime Yes
Position Summary

The Maintenance Assistance provides cost effective, efficient, and reliable maintenance service in preserving, and upgrading the integrity of the campus parking facilities, vehicles and equipment with minimal disruption to those parking and/or the building occupants. This position provides basic carpentry, cleaning, and painting services for the parking facilities at Rice.

Education Required HS Diploma or equivalent
Concentration / Degree Type
Substitution for Education Requirement

Experience may be substituted for the education requirement.

Education Preferred
Experience Required 3 years
Type of Experience

Carpentry and painting experience in an industrial, commercial, or educational setting with woodwork matching and staining.

Substitution for Experience Requirement

Education may not be substituted for the experience requirement.

Experience Preferred

Experience in the parking industry at a university setting is preferred. Minor asphalt patching, parking lot striping and lot cleaning experience with equipment a plus.

License/Certification Required

Valid Texas Driver’s License (or ability to obtain within 30 days of employment) required with no more than three moving violations and/or at-fault accidents within the past three years and no citations for Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) or Driving Under the Influence (DUI) within the past five years.

License/Certification Preferred
Skills Required

1. Must have the ability to interact productively with team members, and
customers. This includes appropriate communication skills.
2. This is a security sensitive position requires passing a background check for
security clearance.

3. Ability to handle stressful situations and critical issues with good judgment.

4. Must be tactful at all times.

5. Must have a cooperative attitude with the ability to generate a positive impression with the public and Rice community.

6. The ability to maintain a professional appearance at all times.

Skills Preferred
Internal / External Contacts

This person will have visibility as a university representative. S/he must have a pleasant personality, a cooperative attitude, and generate a positive impression with the public and Rice community. This person will meet frequently with students, faculty, and staff of the university. This person will have contact with the outside community and with visitors attending events on campus.

Physical Demands

Must be able to lift and carry up to 50 lbs daily to move items such as barricades, gate equipment, paint, asphalt bags and other supplies. Must be able to move around campus to access all Rice buildings, parking lots and garages. Must be able to drive golf carts, vehicles, power scrubbers and sweepers; operate hand tools; and must have manual dexterity to complete basic mechanical repairs.

Working Conditions

Work Environment: Some indoor, but mostly outdoor (up to 75% of a regular work day and 90% for special events and projects) work environments which include parking garages, offices, parking lots, storage rooms, and streets. Includes exposure to temperature and weather extremes (heat, cold, rain, etc). Work can be stressful at times. Work Hazards: Exposure to fumes, exhaust, and possibility of injury from operating vehicles, heavy machinery, and power tools. Work Schedule: Varied work schedule up to 20% of the time and may be required to work overtime up to 20% of the time although most hours will be adjusted to minimize overtime.

Security Sensitive Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants
Quick Link for Posting

Job Duties

Job Duty Name Painting
Description of Job Duty

- Basic painting tasks including surface preparation, sanding, parking lot and garage striping, power washing and painting.

Percentage of Time 50
Job Duty Name Cleaning
Description of Job Duty

- Keep clean and serviced the store rooms and cages, parking vehicles, and all cleaning, painting and carpentry equipment.
- Assist and fill in for the departments custodians as needed.

Percentage of Time 25
Job Duty Name Carpentry and Signage
Description of Job Duty

- Make new or repair wooden parking equipment including barricades and signs.
- Clean and label parking signs or install new as needed.

Percentage of Time 15
Job Duty Name Assist other Parking Team Members
Description of Job Duty

- Assist parking attendants, supervisors, or managers as needed.

Percentage of Time 5
Job Duty Name Patrol
Description of Job Duty

- Observe parking areas by patrolling on foot or vehicle and assists as needed.

Percentage of Time 5

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a high school diploma or equivalent?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have three years of carpentry and painting experience in an industrial, commercial, or educational setting with woodwork matching and staining?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you possess (or have ability to obtain within 30 days of hire) and maintain a valid Texas driver's license?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Have you had four or more moving violations and/or at fault accidents in the past three years?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Do you have any convictions or deferred dispositions for Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) or Driving Under the Influence (DUI) within the past five years?
    • Yes
    • No