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Maintenance Worker II- UM Western

The University of Montana Western
Job Location:
Dillon, 59725
Facilities Management
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Job Description

Maintenance Worker II

Department: Facilities Services
Position: Full-time with full benefits package
Wage: $15.98 -$19.88
Union Affiliation: FOCUS-MFPE
Starting Date: As soon as possible
Benefits Include:
  •          Insurance package,
  •          Mandatory retirement plan,
  •          Dependent partial tuition waiver,
  •          Faculty/staff tuition waiver
  •          Wellness program:

The maintenance Worker I position performs and/or assists in the repair, maintenance, construction, and remodel of grounds, buildings, equipment, and infrastructure by completing a variety of manual and skilled labor tasks. This position will work independently, and sometimes in a support role to the ground’s supervisor, campus carpenter, custodial staff, and Plant technicians as required under the direction of the Maintenance Supervisor.  This person must also be able to work with and supervise student workers.

The job requirements place an emphasis on general carpentry skills as that is the skill set most often in demand for independent work or in support of existing campus carpenter.

  •          Possess a fundamental understanding of safe work practices as is typical in a maintenance or construction environment.
  •          Needs to have considerable knowledge of appropriate maintenance techniques, standard practices, methods and in the use of materials, tools, and equipment of the skilled craft trades.
  •          Must possess good verbal and written communications skills to be able to follow and give instructions.
  •          Attention to detail and a strong customer service orientation is preferred.  Communication skills and ability to interact professionally with a variety of students, guests, staff, faculty, and others.
  •          Must have the ability to read construction prints and drawings.
  •          Must be able to physically perform duties. Regularly required to stand, walk, bend, kneel, crouch, crawl, and climb.
  •          Required to use fingers and hands to handle materials and tools or equipment and reach with hands and/or arms.
  •          Able to occasionally lift and/or move 50 pounds with or without assistance.
  •          Should be willing to take on new tasks and learn new skills.
The University and Dillon Area

The University of Montana Western is a dynamic, innovative, undergraduate university with over 75 full-time faculty and over 1,300 students. It is located in Dillon, Montana in the scenic Rocky Mountains and has been awarded numerous top national rankings for delivering high quality, affordable education.

Montana Western is the only public four-year college in the nation offering Experience One (X1), experiential learning delivered on the block schedule. Class sizes are small and students take a single course at a time, three hours each day for 18 days, before moving on to the next course. Each course is four credits and four blocks are offered each semester. The block schedule facilitates field and lab work, undergraduate research, study travel, and interdisciplinary teaching. Montana Western’s faculty strongly believe in mentoring and inspiring students, and assisting them in the transition from university life to professional careers.

The University of Montana Western is an integral part of the Dillon Community. With a population of 5,000 people, Dillon is known for outstanding public schools, safe environments, recreational opportunities, and an excellent quality of life.

The University of Montana Western is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and encourages applications from qualified women, minorities, veterans and people with disabilities. Criminal Background Investigation is required prior to the Offer of Employment In accordance with University regulations, finalists for this position will be subject to criminal background investigations. ADA/EOE/AA/Veteran's Preference Reasonable accommodations are provided in the hiring process for persons with disabilities. For example, this material is available in alternative format upon request. As an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, we encourage applications from minorities, veterans, and women. Qualified candidates may request veterans’ or disabilities preference in accordance with state law. References: References not listed on the application materials may be contacted; notice may be provided to the applicant. Testing: Individual hiring departments at UMW may elect to administer pre-employment tests, which are relevant to essential job functions. Employment Eligibility: All New Employees must be eligible and show employment eligibility verification by the first date of employment at UMW, as legally required (e.g., Form I-9).


Review of applications will begin immediately but will remain open until the position is filled.

A complete application Includes:

1.      Letter of Interest – addressing your qualifications and experience related to the stated required skills for the position. A general letter salutation such as “Dear Search Committee” or “Dear Hiring Manager” is acceptable.

2.      Detailed Resume

3.      Professional References – names and contact information for three (3) professional references.

Questions regarding this position should be directed to Michael Brown via email @ or by calling 406-683-7145.
  • Please note: only five (5) attachments are allowed per application. Please combine documents accordingly.
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