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General Maintenance Worker

Application Deadline: December 17, 2019, at 11:59 p.m.

Salary Range: $15.00 - $21.03/hour

Days/Hours of Work: Fulltime Unlimited, Monday - Friday academic year 2:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m; and Monday – Friday during the summer 6:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Bargaining Unit/Union: 203 - AFSCME

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Southwest Minnesota State University invites applications for a full-time, evening-shift, General Maintenance Worker. This position provides custodial and housekeeping to nine academic and administrative buildings. Assists departments, staff, faculty and students by providing human resources to move, rearrange or otherwise accommodate requests that will assist in functioning of the physical area they occupy. Provide or seek assistance in providing a safe and secure environment. Make minor repairs and report to supervisor major repairs or damage.

 This position requires knowledge of:

  • Different types of flooring/floor covering sufficient to determine proper methods of maintenance and appropriate cleaning methods, materials, agents and equipment.
  • Chemical cleaning agents such as disinfectants, glass cleaner and soaps sufficient to appropriately select the agent(s), handle and apply, and dispose of safely.
  • Methods, tools, and equipment used in maintenance sufficient to use effectively and operate safely and to make minor repairs. 
  • Must have the ability to follow simple oral and written assignments, perform assigned tasks with limited work direction and keep simple records. 
  • Physical demands include frequent bending, stooping, stretching, and lifting up to 40-60 lbs.  

 Preferred qualifications include:

  • Six (6) months or more related experience.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Good customer service skills.
  • Ability to work effectively alone or in a team environment.

 Please Note:

  • Hours of work Monday – Friday academic year 2:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.; and Monday – Friday during the summer 6:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
  • Occasionally required to work overtime.

Beginning salary is $15.00/hr. Application deadline for applying is December 17, 2019. To apply for the position, applicants must submit their resume and application through the Minnesota Management & Budget (MMB) Employment website:   Follow the directions on the MMB website to apply for this position.  Use the Job Posting Number 37441 to view and apply for the vacancy.

SMSU is committed to equal employment opportunities for all applicants and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. SMSU does not tolerate discrimination or harassment of any kind. Women, diverse populations, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Southwest Minnesota State University is a member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System and is an equal opportunity educator and employer.


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SMSU Diversity Statement

At SMSU, diversity means acceptance and respect of everyone in our community, and zero tolerance of hateful actions.   At SMSU, we explore differences in a safe, positive, open and affirming environment. We are a diverse community where race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, socio-economic status, age, physical abilities, veteran status and religious beliefs shape our experiences. We seek to create a campus free from bigotry and hate of all kinds.  Embracing our diversity also reflects the commitment of students, faculty, administrators and staff to create an antiracist campus.

 Annual Security and Fire Safety Report

Southwest Minnesota State University is committed to assisting all members of the University community in providing for their own safety and security.  The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available on the University Public Safety website at

If you would like to receive a hard copy of the Annual Security and Fire Safety Report which contains this information, you can stop by the University Public Safety Office in the Founders Hall Basement, 1501 State St, Marshall, MN or you can request that a copy be mailed to you by calling 507-537-7252.

The report(s) contain information regarding campus security and personal safety including topics such as: crime prevention, fire safety, university police law enforcement authority, crime reporting policies, disciplinary procedures and other matters of importance related to security and safety on campus.  They also contain information about crime statistics for the three previous calendar years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Southwest Minnesota State University; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus.

This information is required by law and is provided by Southwest Minnesota State University’s Public Safety.

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