Assistant for Maintenance

University of Maine – Campus Recreation
Student Job Description

University Job Classification: Student Laborer II
Date Modified: 6/22/2023
Informal Title: Assistant for Maintenance
Supervisor (Submit Application To): Eric Swett, Operations Coordinator


The primary purpose of this position is operations at the following location: All Campus Rec Facilities. Assistants for Operations will clean and maintain all Campus Rec indoor and outdoor facilities, groom trails, and repair broken equipment. They are responsible for facilitating a fun, safe and welcoming environment for participants and staff members at all times. Before employment begins they are required to achieve certifications in Professional Rescuer CPR, Standard First Aid, Blood Borne Pathogens, and the use of an Automated External Defibrillator.

Duties and Responsibilities

The responsibilities of this position include:

  • Clean the indoor facilities (Student Recreation Center and Maine Bound Adventure Center).
  • Perform maintenance duties as assigned at Campus Recreation’s outdoor facilities, which include: Lengyel Field, Challenge Course, Maine Bound Recreation Area, University Park Field, Riverside Recreation Area, and the University’s trail system.
  • Groom the ski trails as needed.
  • Repair broken equipment as needed.
  • Respond to injuries and assist in immediate first aid and proper emergency procedures.
  • Provide a welcoming, inclusive environment for staff and participants.
  • Perform student evaluations and recommendations for merit increases.
  • Attend staff meetings and trainings.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

As an operations staff member, you are expected to be a friendly, knowledgeable caretaker of all Campus Recreation facilities. We expect all employees to have a positive attitude, show up for work on time, dress professionally, and perform all assigned duties in a professional manner. In addition, we expect all employees to treat everyone with respect.

Job Requirements

  • Dependability, responsibility, and punctuality
  • Professional attire and behavior
  • Knowledge of, and/or interest in, recreation and fitness activities
  • Enthusiasm, desire to learn, and desire to work as part of a team
  • Ability to operate independently within departmental standards of conduct and professional expectations
  • With proper training, awareness of risk management and safety concerns
  • Awareness of and appreciation for individual uniqueness and diversity
  • Ability to obtain certifications in Professional Rescuer CPR, Standard First Aid, Blood Borne Pathogens, and the use of an Automated External Defibrillator
  • Commitment to student development and leadership
  • Ability to work during academic year
  • Ability to work during school breaks and holidays (preferred)
  • Ability to work in adverse weather conditions
  • Drivers’ license and ability to travel on and off campus in University vehicle
  • Demonstrated knowledge of safe and appropriate operation of hand tools, power tools, hand mowers, and other maintenance equipment
  • Demonstrated knowledge of safe and appropriate operation of standard fitness equipment

Pay Level II: $13.80/hour
Work Study / Work Merit: Optional

Time Commitment: Minimum 8 hours per week.
Minimum Shift: 2 hours
Shift Days/Times: Anytime during building hours.

Supervisory Responsibilities: No

Furthering Your Prospects at Campus Recreation

Every Operations-department student begins as a Maintenance Assistant.  Exceptional performers will be presented with opportunities to advance to front desk workers, building managers, etc.  Each of these areas requires further training.


All applicants must submit these 3 items to Eric Swett in order to be considered:

If you need help with any of these, contact the Career Center.

The University of Maine Department of Campus Recreation is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity, and is an equal opportunity / affirmative action employer. Minorities, women, and members of protected groups are encouraged to apply.

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