Job Posting

Maintenance Assistant

Position Type:

  • Full Time
  • Staff


  • OH-Columbus

Franklin University has a full-time opening for a Maintenance Assistant.  Under the supervision of a senior technician or supervisor, this individual performs day-to-day inspections, preventative maintenance and repair of buildings and equipment.  Functions include but are not limited to: daily inspections, installations, general maintenance (plumbing, electrical, carpentry, HVAC) and repairs.  Responds to emergency situations and evaluates and corrects defects. 
The Maintenance Assistant adheres to all safety practices and procedures; cleans and maintains work areas and equipment; attends meetings; properly completes documentation; provides a high level of customer service; communicates to customers, coworkers and supervision via written, electronic and verbal methods and devices; operates department vehicle; and performs other duties as assigned.  Actively supports our commitment to the university value of acting with integrity and personal accountability to establish a culture of professionalism in the workplace. 
Typical hours for this position are Monday-Friday, 6:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. however, shift, hours, days, and/or location are subject to change based on operational need.  May work overtime on an exceptional basis and will be subject to 24-hour on call in the event of an emergency situation.   This position pays $19.78 per hour and is eligible for an incentive compensation program that pays out twice per year.

We seek someone with a high school diploma/GED and 1-2 years’ experience in basic electric, plumbing, carpentry or HVAC.  Successful completion of the 90-day introductory period must include demonstrated competence in each of the identified technical specialties as required for this position’s level of responsibility: carpentry, electrical, plumbing, and HVAC/R.   Must have a satisfactory motor vehicle report at time of hire and must maintain it throughout length of employment as this position involves driving a University vehicle.  Must be able to push and pull 100 lbs., distinguish colors, and climb ladders to perform successfully in this role. 

A valid OSHA 10-hour General Industry Safety and Health card is desired for this position.  If the incumbent does not currently have one, it must be obtained within 6 months of employment.

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.