Job Summary

The Maintenance Technician reports to the Deputy Director of Facilities Management and is responsible for performing routine building maintenance tasks in the following areas; carpentry, painting, keying and lock maintenance.

Job Duties

  • Perform carpentry work as required to repair windows, doors, hardware, screens, and furniture. Carpentry work may include building outdoor decks or other structures.
  • Hang items such as white boards, chalk boards, pictures, plaques, etc.
  • Build walls with metal or wood studs and hang sheetrock on those walls
  • Operate and maintain the campus keying system (BEST) which includes cutting keys and changing cylinders/cores.
  • Observe and report, through the work order system, any and all defects, deterioration, and wear and tear on the facilities
  • Assist other shop employees in the performance of day to day duties and responsibilities
  • Assist in setting up for campus events
  • Be available for on-call duty
  • Other duties as assigned by the Deputy Director of Facilities Management

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to lift, push, and/or pull minimum 50 lbs
  • Ability to climb ladder and step ladder
  • Must be able to bend at waist, sit, kneel, lie horizontally, climb, walk, and reach as job may require


  • High School diploma or GED
  • Some college or technical school or degree desired
  • Three years’ experience in the care and maintenance of similar facilities; or any combination of education, training, or experience
  • Ability to work within the overall organization of Facilities Management and work with skilled and unskilled personnel and administrators
  • Strong oral and written communication skills and be able to follow oral and written instructions. Ability to express ideas effectively and concisely.
  • Must be willing to seek training to enhance or learn new skills
  • Must be accessible and available in the event of emergencies or when needed to meet the ongoing missions of the College
  • Must possess and maintain a valid Mississippi Driver’s License

Application Procedure

Interested applicants should email a current resume and a letter of interest to  Please write “Maintenance Technician – Carpenter” in the subject line of the email. No phone calls please.

EEO Statement

Millsaps College values diversity within our students, faculty and staff, and strives to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people. Millsaps College does not discriminate in employment on the bases of race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected status in accordance with applicable federal, state and/or local laws.

A background check will be conducted for finalist candidates. Employment is contingent upon completion of a successful background check and establishment of identity and verification of employment eligibility as required by the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. Salary will be commensurate with experience. Millsaps College provides a competitive benefits package.

It is the policy of Millsaps College to provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities for employment. If you require any accommodations to participate in any part of the hiring process, please contact

Compliance with Title IX

In compliance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Millsaps College does not discriminate against any employee, applicant for employment, student or applicant for admission on the basis of sex. Policies and procedures for addressing complaints of discrimination and harassment can be found at Reports can be made to the Title IX Team by filing a sexual misconduct or Title IX complaint at this link: Inquiries related to the application of Title IX at Millsaps should be referred to the college’s Title IX team (contact information is found here: and external inquires can be made to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights (OCR), U.S. Department of Education 400 Maryland Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20202-1100 (800) 421-3481,

About Millsaps College

Millsaps is an accredited, privately supported, national liberal arts college founded by members of the Methodist Church in 1890. Consistently ranked as one of the best values in higher education, Millsaps has been praised by Colleges That Change LivesThe Princeton Review, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance Magazine, the John Templeton Foundation, The Fiske Guide to Colleges and Insight Magazine.

Millsaps College’s Vision

Building on its motto, Ad Excellentiam, its strong heritage of social justice, freedom of thought and reflection on life’s most important questions, and its central location in the capital city of Mississippi, Millsaps engages students in a transformative learning and leadership experience that results in personal and intellectual growth, commitment to good citizenship in our global society and a desire to succeed and make a difference in every community they touch.

Millsaps College’s Mission

Millsaps College is dedicated to academic excellence, open inquiry and free expression, the exploration of faith to inform vocation and the innovative shaping of the social, economic and cultural progress of our region.