Requisition ID:  29362

Service Maintenance Worker

Job Summary


The Service Maintenance Worker will assist with skilled labor duties in the area of Intercollegiate Athletics. This position works in a fully equipped metal shop, carpentry shop and paint shop and will become familiar with specialized carpentry equipment (wood planer, wood jointer, wood lathe, table router, table saw, band saw, dust collection system), and metal equipment (tig welder, stick welder, welding hood, metal brake, metal punch, metal sheer, drill press).


What You'll be Doing:

  • Assist to perform general carpentry work, painting, concrete work, concrete finishing and repairs, fiberglass repairs
  • Perform general cleaning functions for athletic facilities
  • Run vacuum sweepers, sweep, mop, clean toilets, pick up debris from parking lots, etc
  • Assist with snow removal
  • Assist with projects from blueprints, sketches, and verbal instruction
  • Work with numerous materials such as wood, acrylic, laminate, carpet, sheetrock, ceiling tile, etc.
  • Become proficient in the use various hand and power tools
  • Set up and tear down for various sporting events and athletic department functions
  • Assist in preparing facilities for sporting events



  • High School diploma/GED
  • Ability to follow safety protocols
  • Ability to use hand and power tools
  • Ability to learn to operate machinery
  • Excellent communication and problem-solving skills
  • Overtime is needed during seasonal sporting and special events
  • Valid US or Canadian driver's license


Nice to Have:

  • General maintenance (Carpentry, welding, plumbing, etc.) or related experience


Additional Information:

  • Purdue will not sponsor work authorization for this position.
  • All university employees are afforded a generous benefits package,
  • A background check is required for employment in this position
  • FLSA:  Non-Exempt (Eligible for Overtime)
  • Retirement:  Non-exempt Defined Contribution Plan
  • Purdue University is an EEO/AA employer.  All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply

Nearest Major Market: Lafayette