Help Wanted: General Maintenance Housing and Residence Life

Southeastern Oklahoma State University’s Housing & Residence Life of invites applications for the position of General Maintena


This is a multifunction position under the general prevision of the Director of Housing & Residence Life (HRL). (a) to perform maintenance services on heating, ventilation and air-conditioning equipment and component parts, including prescribe preventative maintenance, and (b) to perform the duties normally required in the trade of a Plumber.  (c) additional facilities maintenance tasks.

This position is primarily responsible for maintenance services in buildings assigned to HRL, including North Hall, Shearer Hall and Suites, Chickasaw and Choctaw Halls. The position also functions as a backup for the Physical Plant and may require after hours and weekend work. The position is considered essential and may be required to respond after regular business hours, including when the University is closed or under other emergency/crisis situations.


(Note:  Examples are illustrative only.  The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.)

  • Maintains, repairs, adjusts, clean and replaces hang down fan coil units, wall fan, cool units, slide in refrigerated unites, heat pumps and window units.  Component parts include but are not limited to the following:  interior chill and hot water lines, condensate drains, coils, blower motors and squirrel cages, belts, pulleys, reducing valves, strainers, and fitters.
  • Maintains and repairs residential size refrigerators.
  • Inspects, installs, repairs, and replaces pipes and fittings to maintain the water, gas, and plumbing systems of the respective buildings, including all work normally required of a Journeyman Plumber.
  • Repairs or replaces damaged plumbing fixtures such as sinks, toilets, showers, and bathtubs and their connections to supply or drainpipes by fitting gaskets, couplings, traps and valves, and soldering connections to seal joints where necessary.  Opens clogged drains with plumber’s snake, auger or plunger.
  • Stores and transports materials, tools and equipment as required.  Maintains adequate inventories of parts.
  • Maintains and repairs heating/AC and related equipment.
  • Assists the Housing Facilities Supervisor in the supervision of student workers.
  • Participates in “on-call” maintenance rotation for Housing & Residence Life and is considered essential personnel that may be required to respond to urgent/emergency and/or crisis situations.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned and arranges for additional help as required.


  1. Attendance and Dependability: The employee can be depended upon to report to the assigned duty station at the scheduled time. Employee can be depended upon to complete work in a timely, accurate, and thorough manner and is conscientious, about assignments.
  2. Communication and Contact: The employee communicates effectively and professionally both verbally and in writing with superiors, colleagues, and individuals inside and outside of the University.
  3. Relationships with Others: The employee works effectively and relates well with others including superiors, colleagues, and individuals inside and outside the University. The employee exhibits a professional manner in dealing with others and works to maintain constructive working environment.
  4. Safety: Employee works safely, attends safety training offered/required, and follows appropriate safety rules and regulations. In relation to level of NIMs training completed, participates in incident management preparation, and performs incident duties as assigned.


  1. High School Diploma or GED.
  2. Valid Driver’s License
  3. Two – four years working in building facilities/maintenance.


  1. Two – four years trade school certification and/or journeyman experience in HVAC and/or Plumbing.

Founded in 1909 as a teachers’ college, Southeastern Oklahoma State University continues the strong tradition of producing outstanding educators for southeast Oklahoma and north Texas. Student enrollment is approximately 5,500 students and the campus is situated in rural Oklahoma. The main campus is located in Durant, Oklahoma, which is 90 miles north of Dallas, Texas, and 150 miles southeast of Oklahoma City. The community is close to Lake Texoma and the Choctaw Casino Resort. Southeastern Oklahoma State University continues to be among the nation’s most affordable universities according to the U. S. News & World Report’s America’s Best colleges.Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The preferred start date is January 1, 2024. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until filled.

Southeastern offers a comprehensive benefits package including university paid health, vision, life insurance, long term disability, retirement contributions to Oklahoma Teachers Retirement System, as well as a tuition waiver for employees and spouse/dependents who wish to enroll at Southeastern. Southeastern offers 24 paid holidays per fiscal year and has a generous leave package including annual/vacation leave, sick leave, personal leave, and birthday leave. In addition to the SE paid benefits, there are many voluntary products available to employees such as 403(b), Health Savings Account, Flexible Spending Account, dental, short term disability, dependent life insurance and a variety of ancillary benefits.

Employment is contingent upon the results of a national criminal and sex offender background check. Candidates must be eligible to work in the United States. SE participates in E-Verify.SE is an AA/EEO employer committed to multicultural diversity.

Notice to applicants:

If selected, official transcripts from each degree-granting institution will be required upon date of hire.

It is Southeastern Oklahoma State University’s policy that all newly hired employees must provide an original social security card during the hiring process.  Failure to provide an original social security card will delay the hiring process and ability to begin employment.

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