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Maintenance Lead Worker * Search Extended *

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Work Type: Classified
Location: Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Categories: Facilities Services, Residence Life and Housing

Job Title

Maintenance Lead Worker (Search Extended)


Housing Facilities


$35,000 - $42,875; commensurate with experience

Job Summary/Basic Function

Work performed in a variety of skilled maintenance tasks including carpentry, painting, plumbing, electrical, masonry, and other related work as required. Work is performed under general supervision and reports to the Assistant Director, Housing Facilities.

Duties will include:

Carpentry - Repair trim, doors, refinish, and hang doors. - Frame in new walls and re-frame old walls. - Repair furniture and paneling.

Electrical - Most aspects of electrical work including, replacing switches, outlets, and fixtures. - Installing new fixtures tracing circuits to locate problems. - Running new wires for added electrical draw on outlets and fixtures. - Installing and repairing exit signs and other safety equipment (GFCI outlets, safety lights). - Reading blueprints to trace lines and circuits.

Plumbing - All aspects of plumbing work including, minor repairs, drips, and leaks, minor stoppages, mainline stoppages, major leaks, broken pipes, replacing and patching vent pipes, operating large auguring machines, soldering copper pipe and tubing. - Installing new fixtures and repairing old ones. - Using caustic chemicals. - Reading blueprints to locate supply, drain, and vent pipes.

Miscellaneous - Installing network wire, minor computer trouble-shooting, drywall repair, tile repair, video surveillance camera and monitor repair, tool and equipment maintenance and repair. - Maintain tool and parts inventory. - Painting and color matching, communicating with suppliers, co-workers, students, parents, and administrative staff. - Moving furniture. - Filling out institutional paperwork, electronic communication. - Supervising part-time workers and student workers. - Assisting university administrators and disabled students to ensure that the accommodations we provide meet their specific needs. Call Back Schedule - Required to be on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year to participate in a call back schedule to repair emergency maintenance problems. - Happens on revolving schedule the length of which is determined by the number of current full-time staff in department.

Required Education

High School diploma or High School Equivalency (HSE) required.

Required Related Experience

One (1) year of maintenance experience in building and/or plant maintenance involving a variety of work such as carpentry, painting, plumbing, and masonry required or completion of a standard apprenticeship in carpentry, plumbing, or electrical required.

Documents Needed to Apply

Cover Letter & Resume Required

Special Instruction to Applicants 

Please list all prior experience.

MTSU offers a comprehensive benefits package, including but not limited to the following:  

  • Sick Leave
  • Vacation Leave for Administrative/Classified Staff/12-month Faculty
  • 13 paid University holidays
  • Medical, dental, vision, and life insurance
  • Retirement plans
  • Optional 401K and 403B Deferred Compensation Plans
  • Educational benefits for the employee and their spouse and dependents
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MTSU is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer that values diversity in all its forms. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

Proof of U.S. citizenship or eligibility for U.S. employment is required before employment (Immigration Control Act of 1986). Clery Act crime statistics for MTSU are available at or by contacting MTSU Public Safety at (615) 898-2424.

MTSU is a Tobacco & Drug-Free campus.

This position requires a criminal background check. Therefore, you will be required to provide information about your criminal history to be considered.

For individuals requiring reasonable accommodation to apply: In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation to apply for a position with MTSU, please call 615-898-2929 or email

Application Review Date: June 20, 2023

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