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WAU Student - Maintenance Assistant

Takoma Park, Maryland


Employment Opportunities

Student Position 

Job Title

Maintenance Student Assistant Date Available Immediately 


 Facilities Services Reports To  Executive Director, Facilities Services


  • Constructs, finishes, installs, maintains, and repairs equipment, systems, and facilities related to any craft or combination of same, using power and hand tools, ladders and other necessary equipment
  • Performs a variety of unskilled work in various crafts such as carpentry, plumbing, welding, painting, electrical work, sheet metal work, masonry, machinist work, etc.

  • Maintains shops, mechanical spaces, public and student areas, etc., in a clean, safe manner
  •  Performs a variety of building services duties
  • Responds to emergency problems in the facility and makes emergency repairs as needed
  • Maintains logs, performs rounds, complete P.M. work orders, tests, and inspections

  • Operates tractors, grounds equipment, and motor vehicles (if cleared by Transportation)

  • Assists in removing snow/ice from facility’s grounds and maintains grounds
  • Performs related and other departmental duties as required
  • Works toward becoming a Maintenance Technician I through individual study and on the job training
  • Abides by Department Safety Practices
  • Follows Department Policy & Procedures


  • Must be a WAU student.
  • Ability to use ruler and fractions, read blueprints or model to learn work layout or plans own work layout.
  • Ability to diagnose and solve technical and mechanical problems.
  • Ability to meet the physical demands to stand, bend, kneel, climb stairs, ladders and equipment, and a good sense of balance to work on heights is required.  Some lifting of medium and heavy materials, equipment and tools is required.
  • The employee will frequently be called upon and must be able to work long hours under stressful conditions, including weekends and nights. 
Title VII Exception Notice
Washington Adventist University is a religiously qualified Equal Opportunity Employer under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act.  As such the University has the legal right to prefer a member of the Seventh-day Adventist ("SDA") Church in its hiring process. In the event that a qualified SDA candidate is not identified, the University will give the opportunity to candidates who must understand and respect the mission, purpose, and identity of Washington Adventist University as a condition of their employment.



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