Maintenance Assistant at Rice University

Posted in General Business 4 days ago.

Type: Full-Time
Location: Houston, Texas

Job Description:

Position Summary
The Parking office of Rice University is seeking a Maintenance Assistance to provide cost effective, efficient, and reliable maintenance service in preserving and upgrading the integrity of campus facilities with minimal disruption to customers parking. They will provide basic carpentry and painting services for parking facilities at Rice.


  • HS Diploma or equivalent
  • One year of related experience (e.g. carpentry, painting, staining, and etc.)

  • Licenses / Certifications: Valid Texas Driver's License (or ability to obtain within 30 days of employment) required with no more than three moving violations within the past 36 months and no convictions or deferred dispositions for Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) or Driving Under the Influence (DUI) within the past three years.
  • Skills Required

    • Basic repair skills and proper use of associated tools
    • Communication skills both oral and written
    • Organizational skills

Essential Functions

  • Performs preventative maintenance
  • Troubleshoots and diagnose issues in order to determine the correct course of action
  • For more complex issues, coordinates diagnosis and repair with supervisors and generates work orders
  • Inspects, repairs, and cleans machinery, equipment, tools, and work areas
  • Makes recommendations for materials and supplies needed to maintain inventory
  • Assists other Maintenance Technicians and crafts
  • Performs all other duties as assigned

Additional Functions

  • Basic carpentry including repair and replacement of barricades, wheel stops, installation and repair of shelves, white boards, pictures and walls. Repair and replacement of parking system gate parts.
  • Basic painting tasks including surface preparation, sanding, power washing and painting.
  • Pothole asphalt repairs,trash clean up in the parking facilities, movement of barricades and flagging, and assisting parking attendants and custodians with projects.

  • Three years related experience in general maintenance and painting

Rice University HR | Benefits:

Rice Mission and Values: Mission and Values | Rice University

Rice University is an Equal Opportunity Employer with commitment to diversity at all levels, and considers for employment qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, genetic information, disability or protected veteran status.

About Us

Boasting a 300-acre tree-lined campus in Houston, Rice University is ranked among the nation's top 20 universities by U.S. News & World Report. Rice has a 6-to-1 undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio, and a residential college system, which supports students intellectually, emotionally and culturally through social events, intramural sports, student plays, lectures series, courses and student government. Developing close-knit, diverse college communities is a strong campus tradition, which is why Rice is highly ranked for best quality of life and best value among private universities.

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