Job Posting

Maintenance Assistant

Position Type:

  • Full Time
  • Staff


  • OH-Columbus

Franklin University has a position available for Maintenance Assistant to provide support in the upkeep and evolution of the University's physical campus, buildings and equipment in a proactive, predictive and preventative manner.  The Maintenance Assistant will be responsible for all aspects of landscaping, servicing and repair to electrical, plumbing, HVAC systems and equipment, drywall and plaster repairs, painting, light carpentry, moving of furniture and equipment, snow and ice removal and other maintenance projects as required. Typical work hours for this position are 6:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday but overtime and weekend hours may be required.

The successful candidate must have at least 2 years of building maintenance experience, a high school diploma or equivalent and a valid driver’s license.  In addition, a satisfactory motor vehicle report is required for this position as travel to any of the University’s branch campuses may be required.  The valid driver’s license and satisfactory motor vehicle report must be maintained throughout the duration of employment.  Candidates must be able to lift up to 100 pounds with or without reasonable accommodation and may be required to work in inclement weather conditions.  Knowledge of basic electricity, carpentry, drywall/plaster repairs, painting, plumbing and landscaping is required.  Must be able to demonstrate a basic mechanical aptitude and be able to operate maintenance, construction and landscaping tools and equipment.  The ideal candidate will also have a professional demeanor and customer focus, with the ability to work as part of a team and a dedication to perform tasks at a high-quality level.

Preferred skills include a Level 1 Building Operator’s Certificate or equivalent, a Universal Refrigeration Certification, 2 or more years of experience working with boilers, chillers and other HVAC systems, and 2 or more years of experience installing or repairing modular furniture systems. 

About Franklin University

Founded in 1902, Franklin University has built its reputation on removing barriers to higher education for ambitious adults who must balance their educational goals with other commitments. Accredited and nonprofit, Franklin has earned its long-standing reputation as an innovator in online education. The University offers applied, in-demand undergraduate, master’s and doctorate programs that enable adult learners to achieve their educational and professional goals. From entrepreneurs to CEOs, more than 50,000 Franklin alumni can be found around the world contributing to the communities in which they live and work.

Franklin offers a competitive benefits package, incentive program and free parking. In addition, Franklin provides free undergraduate tuition for employees and immediate family members, graduate tuition assistance for full-time employees and immediate family members, and a discount on doctoral tuition for employees.

Franklin University is committed to creating a respectful and inclusive educational and workplace environment. Franklin does not discriminate on the basis of age, religion, race, ethnicity, color, national origin, ancestry, immigration status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital or familial status, disability, or veteran or military status.